What I’m watching unfold here is as frustrating as being in the situation that started this post.
The situations above are “rare”. They probably happen at a rate of 1/200 matches. But endgame players play that many matches per day, often many more. So they’re very likely to see it multiple times. And each one feels bad.
That rate also means a lot of people can go 100 or even 200 matches without seeing it happen. They can even use the same team as the unlucky person.
That’s the problem. It’s “luck”. So when you lol at a person who had bad luck and say “I use that team all the time and that didn’t happen”, it’s like you’re sitting at a slot machine that just paid out telling everyone else “Ha ha, losers, you should git gud like me.”
It takes a big chunk of skill to win a lot of matches in GoW. But there’s also a chunk of luck involved that nobody who has it admits. It works, because there are so many players there’s always a few dozen people having really good luck that falsely believe their skill is at play.
Everyone would sing a different story if guilds had a 10-member max. The fewer people you can average your luck across, the wider your swings will be.