Valve To Release New Changes For Dota 2 Matchmaking
Posted 9th August 2019 By: Derpina    290 Views
Esports News – Valve is making a few changes to prepare for The International 9. The developer is not only concerned about the professional teams competing, but they also want to improve each user’s experience from all levels.
From Dota 2’s official blog, Valve confirmed that they will soon release a huge update to the game’s matchmaking feature. Dota 2 will receive several experimental changes until the end of the competitive season.
The update specifically includes engineering changes to matchmaking’s core system. This process allows the feature to have more analytical capabilities. First and foremost, the update eliminatea the Solo and Party MMRs properties. These options have received criticisms from the Dota 2 community, so Valve decided to correct the teamplay and social aspect of matchmaking.
“For the teamplay aspect: We think it is really crucial for you to not have a disincentive to play with your friends. The game currently overly emphasizes playing solo and establishes a strong social reward mechanism for this, which causes many players to prefer playing alone than with friends.”
“For the correctness of the MMR aspect: We recognize that there is a tradeoff here on the MMR data quality if the match has solo MMR numbers with party MMR numbers, however, we feel that the impact of that data noise is much smaller than even we initially considered it to be early on and generally with how it is discussed online.”
In contrast with the culture of Dota 2, matchmaking proved that playing solo offers a strong social reward mechanism in exchange. Valve wants to correct this through better algorithms since “Dota is a very teamplay heavy game”. Matchmaking will prioritize the teamplay aspect of the game and will introduce a new Ranked Role system if the update becomes successful.
Conclusion and feedback
Once the experimental stages conclude, Valve will accommodate feedback and suggestions from Dota 2 players around the globe. Anyone can report bugs or other technical issues from the game as the experimental stages progress. All voices are considered, and the result would be used by the developers for future updates and changes.