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12/18/2018 9:51:45 PM
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Everything the top level players tell you about SBMM is wrong. Here are the truths they don't want you to understand.

Before I begin and before you watch the video above, I also [url=https://youtu.be/s6ilnUPwiPE]made a primer video[/url] which goes over the basic tenets and framework of how Destiny 2 PvP works to give a better understanding of the process as a whole. This has been an ongoing discussion and I have been posting heavily on this topic since the last Iron Banner and despite having posted a ton of statistics, the higher tier players continue to spread the same false claims as to how sbmm works, such as [quote]Skill based matchmaking takes the place of connection based matchmaking and causes lag.[/quote] [quote]With skill factored in matchmaking, high and low skilled friends can't play together because the lower skilled friends only face players at their high skilled friend's level.[/quote] [quote]With skill factored, high skilled players can never just ''relax and have fun'' because every game is too ''sweaty'' and all they face are players their own skill level.[/quote] [quote]They don't want to play with sbmm because it let's them use different weapons and not have to run the same meta they play in Comp.[/quote] All of those claims are completely bogus and when challenged and corrected, the standard response is to of course tell us that we don't want to have to play better opponents and that the only way we can get better is to get our heads kicked in or by sitting and watching our teammates kick in the opposition's heads while we pick up scraps. The reality of course is that all we play are players our own skill or higher and they almost never play anyone at their own skill level, let alone above them. But saying is one thing and showing is another, so I invite you to watch the video above and see the truth behind the lies and understand exactly why those players want you to believe this is all in your best interests while they forever prey on you and your friends in an unending chain of pub-stomps. Thank you and hopefully Bungie addresses this in the near future. [spoiler]There are a few grammatical errors in the video. Was up all night and the words started running together eventually.[/spoiler]

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  • The arguments "for" CBMM that come from top players are RANK hypocrisy. They are not motivated by principle. They are motivated by self-interest....that is SPUN as being "in the best interest of the game". Its like listening to rich people talk about low taxes. There are only three reasons why highly-skilled players want CBMM 1. Financial interest: Content creators and streamers are more successful the more DOMINANT they appear to be. So they want a steady stream of weaker players to increase demand for their content. 2. Effortless Success. You have people who want to "mail it in" ("relax") rather than compete ("sweat'). BUT THEY DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP THE SUCCESS THEY'RE USED TO. So they want to be able to dial in the amount of EFFORT they exert....but dont' want the SUCCESS that they experience to vary with their effort level. So they want to be allowed to FARM weaker players on those days they want to "relax". But, of course, they don't give a rat's ass that they are ruining the experience of those weaker players, and will eventually PUSH them out of the game. 3. (The rarest) You have people who live in sparsely populated areas.....play at very odd times of the day....or are so nose-bleed high in their skill level, that the game struggles to find them a suitable match with good connections in a reasonable amount of time. Only the 3rd is an argument that I consider to be legitimate. The rest are exploitative.

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