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That's right. If you win 2 / lose 1, then on average 3 games are a net positive or +15LP. You do the math. And it takes even more to demote if you're at 33% since you don't demote as soon as you reach 0LP. The way ranking stall either way is way overdone and climbing / falling faster would solve most issues with current soloQ.

You could argue that someone with such a winrate would earn more LP than what he loses, but the reality is that it's simply not true for older accounts. Truth is the current MMR / rank inertia is way too huge to take account of a player's ups and down. If it takes so long for a player that dominant in its league, what can it be for someone that's just a bit above his league ? 17 games should be what it takes to someone with 66% w/r to climb an entire league.

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We are looking into a number of improvements to ranked. One of the things we are considering is increasing the "variance", which is just fancy speak for LP gains and losses.

A good rule of thumb is that if you log on, play a few games, and have a good night a promotion between divisions should probably be in the cards. (Credit to my boss Dean Ayala for the slice of life analogy.)

No timelines, because dev reasons, but aware!

Originally posted by BarackProbama

We are looking into a number of improvements to ranked. One of the things we are considering is increasing the "variance", which is just fancy speak for LP gains and losses.

A good rule of thumb is that if you log on, play a few games, and have a good night a promotion between divisions should probably be in the cards. (Credit to my boss Dean Ayala for the slice of life analogy.)

No timelines, because dev reasons, but aware!

Yes I know that is not an analogy but I own my mistakes god damn it.

Originally posted by oyihovmemer

no timelines is a good way to say its never happening lol

Alternate theory: It was Saturday and I wasn’t going to ping a team to ask how it was going, so rather than saying nothing because I didn’t have that piece of info or putting a ton of pressure on them by promising a patch that didn’t match with the reality for I opted to leave that bit of info out.

Originally posted by replayaccount

As a player that already yoyos up to 300 lp or as low as diamond 3 it sounds like my emotional roller coaster is about to get a whole lot more emotional.

Mr Bones has entered the chat.