Bit of a long one, I’m a support main with 2000 hours into OW total, and I’m a diamond player (In open queue I’m diamond 3, and previous random seasons of OW1 when I was active). Who’s been trying to get out of platinum and also to diamond for about 3 weeks now in support role queue. But games seem to be so random, I’ve been to plat 1, only to fall back to plat 3-5 again, only to climb to plat 1 again and repeat.
I would agree with the whole ‘‘If you’re good enough you’ll climb’’ saying everyone seems to love to repeat, but it seems to no long apply. I’ve put so many hours into the game I can tell by now what a lower level player is from their playstyle. And silver level players + new people are just everywhere in platinum.
And just for clarification, I can play just about every support on a diamond level, besides Zenyatta which isn’t my thing. I always fill the gaps in what the team needs, or what works best against the enemy. I have learned by now when to damage, and when to heal, even in OW2. I’ve adapted pretty well from OW1 to OW2 as well.
It could be that solo queue support is just hell as always, but this ranked system is the worst I have ever experienced in a game. I still have fun playing the game, and I don’t expect my team to be master level players, but when damage is going 2/15, or Sombra players who get 250 damage in the first 2 min of a match, or tanks who run into every junkrat trap possible, or go Roadhog and feed the entire match. Or the unranked tanks I get that that have never played OW1. And that happens in the majority of my games, I feel like something is very wrong. I feel powerless a lot, cause I know how to play with the team and fill what it needs, or play against what the enemy has.
I’d be completely fine staying in platinum, if everyone was at my level but it’s just not the case, and I don’t say that out of ego or hate for my teammates. It’s just stomped or be stomped, but being stomped seems to happen game after game after I get to plat 1 again. Just my somewhat frustrating experience as of late. Is anyone else experiencing this too?