I know there have been similar threads to this one but I feel they don’t get the attention that I believe this topic deserves. To me, this is an issue that relates to nearly all the veterans who play the game (which are pretty much the only ones still aboard the ship).
Can we please put a level requirement to play ranked matches?
It’s nothing against new players. The truth is, the game is competitive, and sometimes very tough to play in concert with other players. People often have high expectations for their teammates when playing these matches because the rank that they have worked hard to achieve is on the line. And for people who are new to the game and haven’t had the time to gain that sort of experience, it can be really frustrating and discouraging for everyone when a ranked match goes south.
This issue is why lobbies with determining rank players don’t usually get off the ground. Veteran players don’t want to join what they believe will be a losing battle.
So, let’s put a level requirement to play ranked matches!
I think somewhere between level 20 and 30 would be a great place to start.
It helps the vets get consistent teammates who know the game without depending on the schedules of their friends AND it gives new players time to learn a complex and competitive game. It will also give new players something else to look forward to; an incentive to learn and play the game.
It’s not a new players fault that they don’t know how to play every role against every monster effectively in every situation. There’s a lot to this game and it takes time to gain the necessary experience to put your rank on the line with confidence.
Quick play and solo are great learning tools without the risk as it lets you play with an unpredictable group of people and play styles. If necessary, more tutorials could be added.
I just feel like this is an issue that has helped contribute to our drop in player base. Veterans reach rank 40 and cap-out their favorite hunters and monsters so the only thing left to do is play ranked. But no one wants to because they can’t stay in a division that matches their skill because they are playing with less-skilled players. Then when they lose, they’re punished for it.
So please devs, take a look at this. I’m still fairly new to the forums and don’t know who I should tag in this. But let’s give this some thought!