WL matchmaking is a scam

Zero_velocity
670 posts An Exciting Prospect
I admit I’m very average at fifa but just don’t understand.....

I won my first 5 games. Then have proceeded to lose my next 9 out of 10

So from 5-0 to 6-10

Didn’t they say they match you based on your last 5 matches? I understand facing much better players after going 5-0, but to carry on facing much better players is really putting me off.

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  • Zakury
    694 posts An Exciting Prospect
    If you're average at fifa then you have a 50/50 chance of winning each game lol. Would you complain if you won all 16?
  • Zero_velocity
    670 posts An Exciting Prospect
    edited December 2018
    Zakury wrote: »
    If you're average at fifa then you have a 50/50 chance of winning each game lol. Would you complain if you won all 16?

    Ha! No I wouldn’t! But I thought they matched you based on your last 5 results? So shouldn’t I be playing people that lost their last 5 matches and therefore would have a better chance at winning? Because that’s definitely not happening and the guys I’m playing are way too good to have lost their last 5!!
  • Cmiz
    402 posts Sunday League Hero
    The games **** the update has done nothing what so ever carnt tackle it just goes back to them it so slow build up play
  • Mdx
    2691 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited December 2018
    I dont think its matchmaking.
    I get beat by people who are obviously worse than me.
    I think Ea turn your opponents ai up to legendary and ours to beginner.

    It works both ways. I have games where i can score the easiest of goals. My ai just works perfectly.

    Shame
  • CarpeDiem
    1482 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited December 2018
    Has nothing to do with your last 5 results. WL matchmaking is based on your overall form.

    At 5-0 you're +5,
    5-1 +4 etc

    And you can matchup with anyone within 5 of that, so at +4 You could match anyone between -1 form and +9 form.

  • madwullie
    4127 posts National Call-Up
    edited December 2018
    Do they not match you by number of wins? Saw a thread here yesterday where something like that was mentioned. Plus there's a plus/minus. So it's possible you're playing people who are 5-0 on their way to a 30-0, even when you're at 5-5.

    Im not definite on this though.

    Edit: like the guy above me posted at the exact same time
  • Zero_velocity
    670 posts An Exciting Prospect
    CarpeDiem wrote: »
    Has nothing to do with your last 5 results. WL matchmaking is based on your overall form.

    At 5-0 you're +5,
    5-1 +4 etc

    And you can matchup with anyone within 5 of that, so at +4 You could match anyone between -1 form and +9 form.

    Ah ok. So I’m actually playing people with a record of -9 to +1. That’s even worse if I’m getting beat by players with a -9 record!!

    They might say that but I’m finding that really hard to believe this weekend.

    Everyone is using time finesse and cut backs which I refuse to use but I guess I need to give in and start joining them if I want to win.
  • TheRealHarrison
    677 posts An Exciting Prospect
    CarpeDiem wrote: »
    Has nothing to do with your last 5 results. WL matchmaking is based on your overall form.

    At 5-0 you're +5,
    5-1 +4 etc

    And you can matchup with anyone within 5 of that, so at +4 You could match anyone between -1 form and +9 form.

    Ah ok. So I’m actually playing people with a record of -9 to +1. That’s even worse if I’m getting beat by players with a -9 record!!

    They might say that but I’m finding that really hard to believe this weekend.

    Everyone is using time finesse and cut backs which I refuse to use but I guess I need to give in and start joining them if I want to win.

    Join the sheep herd
  • JURITO1000
    1661 posts Play-Off Hero
    I dont understand aswell. I understand and accept when i was 9-2 that i started loosing because i went against better players Like mé. But when i was Like 11-7 i had 2-3 matches in a row against players which im sure are elite players,what makes my WL really boring when i cant create a chance. I finish gold 3/2 every week and I went from 50k squad to 1,5 milion squad so its pointless to buy better players so i decided to sell my team and just buy Messi because he is my favourite player and dont care anymore. I Will just play it and build it slowly and dont care about results anynore
  • LazyFIFA
    505 posts An Exciting Prospect
    From what I understand the first 15 games are random opposition. Then it goes by ELO and rank.
  • BanterMarc11
    507 posts An Exciting Prospect
    No doubt this is the worst gameplay i have ever played. I got Gold 3 last week and i am 3-12 atm, absolutely unplayable
  • Springveldt
    4495 posts National Call-Up
    edited December 2018
    LazyFIFA wrote: »
    From what I understand the first 15 games are random opposition. Then it goes by ELO and rank.
    No, read the pitch notes. There is no Elo, it’s just a simple “form” which is your wins minus your losses, it’s as simple as that.

    It then tries to match you to players who are geographically close with the same form.

    https://www.ea.com/games/fifa/fifa-19/news/fifa-19-ultimate-team-pitch-notes-weekend-league
  • Zero_velocity
    670 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Something is definitely wrong with who I’m being matched up with. Now stand at 1-13 in my last 14 matches and I’m not that bad. I know I’m not good but how can I go from winning first 5 to losing 13/14 games?

    Any average players want to play a friendly? Please pm me.
  • mosmartin
    377 posts Sunday League Hero
    Do you rage quit? Because those don't count on you losing form.
  • Zero_velocity
    670 posts An Exciting Prospect
    mosmartin wrote: »
    Do you rage quit? Because those don't count on you losing form.

    Ok that might make sense as I’ve quit about half after going 3 goals behind as I never have time to play 30 full matches. Let me play a few more without quitting then and see how it goes. Thanks
  • Ash Ketchum
    629 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Mdx wrote: »
    I dont think its matchmaking.
    I get beat by people who are obviously worse than me.
    I think Ea turn your opponents ai up to legendary and ours to beginner.

    It works both ways. I have games where i can score the easiest of goals. My ai just works perfectly.

    Shame

  • Ash Ketchum
    629 posts An Exciting Prospect
    mosmartin wrote: »
    Do you rage quit? Because those don't count on you losing form.
    is this actually confirmed or just a myth? Cos I quit every single game I'm not going to win, not out of rage really just because it gives me more time to play 30 matches and i can get them done and out of the way.

  • Renamed123456
    3881 posts National Call-Up
    Every team I facing is 90+ every position.

    Bit of a joke tbh team must cost near enough 20million.
  • Renamed123456
    3881 posts National Call-Up
    mosmartin wrote: »
    Do you rage quit? Because those don't count on you losing form.
    is this actually confirmed or just a myth? Cos I quit every single game I'm not going to win, not out of rage really just because it gives me more time to play 30 matches and i can get them done and out of the way.

    It affects your coins as well.
  • SPACIALIST09
    1002 posts Professional
    I think it might be that futmas is on and a lot of good players are returning. Idk though, I've been on a heater in rivals the past few weeks and this WL i've ran into a wall. still 6-3, but I rarely drop two games before I get like 12-14 wins. The 4231 meta is soulcrushing though lol. And IDK what genius decided it was a smart idea to have the ball bounce further when you make a tackle.
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