In theory, yes, but I don’t subscribe to that theory.
For example, consider the following heroes on my roster (as currently leveled and emblemed)
- Kunchen +18, Slow, 860 Power
- Seshat +18, Fast, 860 Power
- Alfrike +14, V. Slow, 860 Power
Those three heroes have precisely the same power (as the game calculates it), but there will be clear differences in the effective power of those heroes under a Rush War vs other. If the evaluation of the heroes does not take those factors into consideration, that’s going to skew things. If one alliance happens to have more heroes with slow & v. slow mana in their top 30, that alliance will easily overwhelm an “equally powered” team that happens with more fast & v. fast heroes.
Now, maybe when you’re looking at the top 900 heroes of a full alliance (30 players @ 30 heroes), that might fall out, but the fewer war participants an alliance has, the more likely it will be that you’re going to run into that problem, due to increased variance between players/alliances.
Not at all. That would simply exacerbate an extant problem; if the calculations weren’t inherently off for Rush Wars, then the miscalculation as to which heroes were in the Top 30 wouldn’t be as important.
Indeed, it might be less of a problem when you are dealing with alliances that have lots of War Depth; just as you’re going to trend towards a more even distribution of Faster vs Slower heroes with 30 players with 30 “war-ready” heroes, you’re going to find even more regular of a distribution when you consider 30 players with 60 “war-ready” heroes each.
Overall, yes. But aggregate results don’t speak to individual experience.
What sort of comfort it that to the those alliances that happen to be skewed towards the “fast” end of the hero pool, that “overall” things average out? Will that make them pleased to seemingly be “designated losers” every time they face a team with “equal” power in Rush Wars that has less of a skew towards fast heroes?
In principle, looking at things “overall” is like telling someone who, after several years of playing, has only one HOTM that it’s “fair,” because somebody else, who did the same number of draws, over the same time frame, got all the HOTMs except that specific hero.
No, friend, unless the mana speed of heroes isn’t considered at all in War Matchmaking (including by way of “Hero Power”), the natural, inevitable variance between alliances will hurt alliances according to how heavily that alliance happens to be skewed towards faster heroes. And, if it isn’t normally used for the Matchmaking calculation, the skew-benefit is reversed, with those with a higher percentage of faster heroes having the advantage.