It has become obvious to me and I am sure many of you, that once a chain of victories or defeats is set in motion by the algorithms determining your teams make up, that algorithm will persist for several days. If you are on the positive side of it you need only log in to win the majority of your battles. If you are on the negative side you will win only by herculean effort. This ebb and flow is manifest in the MM's balance and team calculations. If it is positive, you get the better bots, the better humans, the flighted players, game after game. If it is negative you suffer under poorer bots, weaker players and lack of balancing flights, game after game. Either of these persist for days on end.
Of course if the positive effects were happening to me at this moment I would not write this post. The fact I am writing this means they are not. My question to WG is this...how long do you think the effects of this algorithm should last? Whether for positive or for negative, does the long term manipulating of battle outcomes help or hinder the game? Would it not be better to limit the effects of your so called balance to a shorter period? Maybe saddling someone to crappy teams for days on end is not the best plan for player retention. I understand that it comes at the cost of less gifting of victories, but I am willing to forgo the effortless wins for some degree true daily randomness and true balance.
Maybe you could post some number that would indicate how many crappy teams will be foisted on me or how many times I will face two higher tier flighted players, solo. Maybe you could add a countdown section in the upper right stating how many days I have to put up with eight to one odds at the end of literally every game I play. Maybe you could just inform me ahead of time that you are going to put a pack of worthless bots and crappy players on my team and give me a "Screw this" button I can push to opt out. That way I can move on the next imbalanced, poorly controlled, POS excuse for fair play your pathetic, lazy, worthless programming butts can shove down my throat.
WG, you need to take a long hard look at your MM and your bots. You programed the MM, you programed in the bots. Game after game of lopsided victories or defeats and tier ten flights of heavies routinely face tier nine solos says to me that Its broken. It says to me, that it needs to be fixed and until it gets fixed this game will not leave the basement of the WG trinity. You put these bots in...you programmed the MM...you need to fix it. This horses posterior of an excuse that you want it to be as random as possible is a smoke screen, I believe you don't want to put the work into fixing it. Hey, it's no problem, I'm going to randomly decide where to spend my gaming dollars using an algorithm to determine which game doesn't screw me over and...oh look...it ain't this one.