I FINALLY, finally, figured out what you have been saying.
It all started when I got Colen as my second red 4*. Disappointed, I went to the crappy 4* thread to complain.
THERE, a friendly user explained that Titan damage is based mostly upon tile damage, and that Colen is actually very solid for Titans.
FINALLY understanding the mechanic for dealing damage to titans, I put this into practice, and immediately DOUBLED my Titan damage. I attempted to explain this to the rest of my ACTIVE (I’m serious - they are) alliance.
Here’s where it gets hairy.
They actually don’t believe me, and a few of them tried it for themselves now. (I thought maybe im explaining it poorly, but the mrs seems to get it. I think they’re probably just set in their ways. I’ll broach it again soon, but anyway:)
I’m the 16th ranked player in my alliance. My best team power is 2500. The 15 people above me are generally flirting with 3200-3500.
But they have no clue about how the depth of their bench impacts Titan attacks.
Much like I didn’t before this week. We know we want a bench for AW, but not for titans.
This, I think, is why we were butting heads on Titan score as a match making metric.
One, I didn’t get it
It SHOULD indicate the depth of a hero roster, ACTIVITY, and overall power of an alliance… but I think it’s probably missing badly on that first points as mid-low level alliances can vary wildly in their ability to effectively utilize what they do or don’t have. (There are some alliances we got matched against… they must not have even been bothering to fight titans at all lol.)
Anyway, I’m not sure what the answer is. Probably an ELO system would be best - I think we agreed on that before.
In the meantime I hope the formula they’re using is something like
Then sum of all alliance members by that formula
Then search for match within 10% of that number, and within 1 member of total alliance count.
If can’t find match search for count within 2 members.
If can’t find match, then expand to 15%, etc…
Anyway. Guess we will never know. But was thinking they should probably weight the top5 hero power. I don’t think this would impact you top dogs, this might help to even out matches (or at least the perception of matchups) in lower ranks