SR Reset Discussion

I’ll (try to) keep this brief:

Overwatch competitive has stagnated for the majority of players over the past 10+ seasons.

Placements are not real placements, just a way to ensure that you are investing game time to earn rank rewards each season.

Players are effectively locked at their current ranks as the game’s matchmaking does it’s best to keep you 50-50 win-loss.

The introduction of 2-2-2 and the associated rank reset was a real breath of fresh air for most players. Giving everyone a fair chance to earn or re-earn a suitable SR.

However with each new passing season, that breath of fresh air fades.
I genuinely believe that the player base would on average like to see more of these SR resets in future. Perhaps every 3 seasons or so.

I appreciate that there would be issues around gold players hitting brick wall master ranks in placements, which could skew ranks. As well as other potential problems.
However I believe that workarounds such as tweaking the number of placements (slight increases to improve rank reliability) would soften the negatives involved.

I for one would prefer to suffer through 1 master opponent game in placements and get to fight for a new fair rank each time. Rather than be locked in to my current ranks for the next 10 seasons.

Thoughts?

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Tldr, t’s not brief. THis has been discussed many times, and even tho I didn’t read it I can assure u that u made no new points that can deepen the conversation nor will u convince the devs. Also no one cares about eu forums so if u want dev atention go to us forums

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If someone makes the argument " MUH SMUFS WILL SHRECK IF SR RESET ", go take a shower.
Every single season the SR should be reset. HANDS DOWN.

Overwatch competitive has stagnated

Define “stagnate” please.

Placements are not real placements

They have never worked in the way some people seem to think they should work. You don’t magically get a new SR after 5 games, that would be ridiculous.

Players are effectively locked at their current ranks as the game’s matchmaking does it’s best to keep you 50-50 win-loss.

No it doesn’t. The game composes teams of roughly equal strength, so you will only ever have a 50% win rate when you are at the correct rank (in theory). That is how it is supposed to work.

The introduction of 2-2-2 and the associated rank reset was a real breath of fresh air for most players.

Except that
a) 222 is awful, and
b) There was no reset.

I genuinely believe that the player base would on average like to see more of these SR resets in future.

No one who understands the ranking system being used would EVER propose an SR reset, since it would immediately break competitive, most likely for the next year or so.

I believe that workarounds such as tweaking the number of placements (slight increases to improve rank reliability) would soften the negatives involved.

It seems like you’re advocating a system where placements are the only thing that contributes to your seasonal SR. That would requires DOZENS of games, not just a slight increase. We’re talking 5-10 times as many placements as we have now.

I for one would prefer to suffer through 1 master opponent game in placements and get to fight for a new fair rank each time.

The ranking system is already broken, I don’t think we need to break it any more. Please try and understand the way the system works before proposing changes.

I agree I have always been stuck in a rank does not matter what I do I am stuck! And this season I have slipped down a rank in support and i am desperately trying to get back up. I did get there but didn’t last long now it’s loss after loss. I am doing 15k+ healing every time but it’s not enough, don’t know what more I can do! Wish I could reset it

See? U not stuck, u getting worse

SR Reset…

NOT IN A MILLION YEARS

this would be awful.

You think smurfing is bad now… Imagine every game for about 2 months (minimum) being a complete clown fiesta of ranks…

Yeah. Thought so. Not a good idea in the slightest.