When I first started playing monster, I was doing well in my placement matches, and I had a couple matches against higher skilled hunters in the silver league. The problem I noticed was that my wait times were quite long. So what I did was I intentionally tanked my placement by fighting at stage 1 as soon as the hunters dropped into the map. This brought my placement down to the Bronze Destroyer league.
After awhile of playing against the bronze league hunters, I decided to see how far up the ranks I could go. I also wanted more of a challenge. So instead of fighting at stage 1, I started going full try hard mode. I’m now in silver skilled but I’m noticing something… some matches are still putting bronze 3 or bronze 4 hunters onto the table. Kind of unsporting, isn’t it? When I win these matches, I get a small amount of points towards my next rank up. Obviously it’s going to take a lot of these kinds of victories for me to reach Silver 2. But I feel a little guilty because of this. I literally just played a match against 4 hunters, all of them were using tier 1 hunters and it was obvious that they were new to the game. Those were the kinds of players that could easily be beaten at stage 1, no armor, by a good monster player. Once again, kind of unsporting, don’t you think?
Previously, I would let newbros beat me when I played against them. But if I want to see how far up the skill league I can go, I can’t afford to let them beat me, because I will lose a lot of points towards my next rank up. I know it’s demoralizing for the hunters, because I see how many of them rage quit during a match, or leave the game right after the match is over. It’s probably not good for the health of the game, because newbros need a good learning experience.
I think I might actually stop trying to climb the ranks, and just use the skirmish mode to go full try hard. I know that there are some pre-made teams that play in hunt 2.0 and I want to play against them, but I don’t think I’m going to focus on getting to that point in the matchmaking system until it’s had it’s kinked ironed out, or until a few weeks have gone by and the newbros have developed better competency at the game.