13/06/2011 10:01Posted by SynetaI disagree
These are not things you can actually "disagree" with.
They are facts, and they can't really be discussed. Personal MMR doesn't make any difference, so you don't have to worry about it. That's all there is.
But I don't think I'm going to get this point across, so I think I'll leave it here. I'll be making a more extensive post about the subject this morning/early afternoon, but that has more to do with the exploit of getting higher rating than you should because of the system than the system dragging anyone down, because that second part is simply not the case.
Is Average MMR the mean value of all the personal MMRs or not?
Personal MMR is the Average MMR divided by 3, and nothing else. Some players just have different numbers, because they started at a different MMR, but the personal MMR doesn't "create" the average MMR like you would expect.
So it's the exact other way around of what you mentioned in the quote