Season 2 MMR Issues

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WoW Community Council
#1 - June 16, 2023, 7:26 p.m.
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In an expansion that has had great communication so far, it seems weird we have not heard anything about season 2 MMR and inflation yet. In the past 2-3 weeks, every time I’ve opened Twitter or went to the arena forums there’s been posts asking what is going on. Even AWC chats were filled with questions about it.

At the creation of this post, Rank 1 is currently still lower than Gladiator (2369) and there’s only 37 people in NA above 2400. You guys said you would keep an eye on inflation this season, but the only thing you’ve kept an eye on was Solo Shuffle getting super inflated ratings, and ignored rated 2s and 3s that’s floundering.

I think people would appreciate an acknowledgment and that something is being done. Everyone that PvPs just feels ignored right now.

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Community Manager
#2 - June 17, 2023, 12:26 a.m.
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We’ve seen a lot of discussion around ratings in Dragonflight Season 2 the past couple of weeks and we’ve reviewed and discussed the current state of ratings and matchmaking. For additional context, In Season 1 we shared some of our philosophy around rating and reward acquisition: Dragonflight Season 1 Rated PvP Rating Discussion)

Coming out of Season 1, we saw a large disparity between what rating a player could hit in Solo Shuffle compared to other rated brackets. We wanted to have less rating disparity between the different brackets, so the general skill level between each feels roughly the same, with the goal of being able to obtain the highest ratings in 3v3.

On the topic of Inflation - As noted in the above post, we did start inflation earlier this season, having started this past week (Week 5). We have noticed that a smaller amount of players are hitting the higher end of ratings compared to the same time as Season 1, which also has trickle effects on the rest of the ladder. To help improve this situation, we are taking the following steps:

  • With next week’s reset, the inflation rate will be substantially increased for next week
    • This increase will be gradual throughout the course of the week
  • The steadier inflation rate will continue for the remainder of the season

We’ll continue to monitor the numerous factors at play that impact the overall rated ladder and ratings. Thank you for your continued feedback and patience on this topic.