I have a friend (Runefinger) with whom we moved our weekly 2v2 ladder Starcraft to FAF. Reasons: SC2 has become stale without a meta shake-up in a while now, and FAF introduced a Team Matchmaker.
It is prohibitively hard to get games though, yesterday we got 1 game, last week was ok with 5 games, before never got a game in 2 weeks of trying.
We have tried getting custom games, but I have a global rating of 1100 and he -100. Joining games together is all but impossible, so we host a 2v2 and wait and often get genuine 1100 rated players to lose against. When we host we occasionally get yelled at for something (smurfing I guess?)... we managed to get 3 custom 2v2 yesterday.
My global rating has been a huge problem for me anyway because it is wrong. I started FAF in 2012 and got a 1200 rating for free, up until octobre 2020 I had played 3 custom games*, everything else was ladder 1v1. I am affraid to join games for fear of ruining the game balance and games for everyone, while possibly getting yelled at (in past this happened 2 out of the 3 games I played).
(* excluding Rise of Immortal tournament or something)
If this keeps happening I will give it 1 or 2 weeks and we are giving up on this.
- Can the 2v2 matchmaker match us up against broader ranked /stronger opponents after 1 join cycle?
- Can my global rating be reset to forget everything that happened before oktober 2020 - or just complete reset? - or set equal to ladder 1v1 rating (700)?
- If I or we play 2v2 separately sometimes, will it help the matchmaker give us games?