I write this topic as a guy that has been playing AE since July, fought my way into the 1400PP range with my Abel, and now just picked up UMvC3…I have been doing mission mode hard for a few days and can now do 8 & 9 with MOST characters and even a couple mission 10s. Playing online and I am 4-50, and the 4 was against one dude that didn’t know how to throw a special move, or at least I’m pretty sure.
It’s frustrating in this game that even though I say “same skill”, I get matched up with these 50%+ win rate dudes with 300 matches under their belt that do these 1 touch kill combos on me, teleport constantly, and I don’t even stand a chance. It’s not like they are just better than me and there is opportunity to learn in there(I felt that way when starting SF4)- mvc3 is like I’m dead before I get a chance to begin.
Contrast this with Starcraft 2, currently the most competitive game out there, period. A big part of what has allowed SC2 to flourish is the fantastic matchmaking- you play 5 placement matches and now you’re in against Bronze. No one in Bronze is going to be doing sick timing pushes on you or anything, and the game itself even presents ways to deal with the rush or what have you. In this way, players are encouraged to keep playing and growing and leveling up and presented with at least SOME success- in UMvC3 it’s “alright bud you are learning the game but you need to prepare to lose 98% of the matches and pay your dues”.
I’m pretty close to quitting mvc3 just because it’s really not fun constantly getting my ass handed to me. I just wish that Capcom would take some more time to really flesh out the matchmaking system to be more like the one in Starcraft 2, that would help the playerbase to grow and ultimately make the game much more competitive.
What do you guys think of the matchmaking?