Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. I am most familiar with the matchmaking system. Not trying to be a dick or shame the poors, but am I less likely to get queued with 14 year old peruvians who can't afford any games and only have dota 2 on their steam account? Even smurfs and boosters rush through skill brackets despite inevitably playing vs cheaters and that proves that you can climb in MMR if you're good enough, therefore I do feel that there is no need to refund lost MMR. On the other hand the Machine Learning Farm of hack detection that has been implemented around the same time maybe was a real thing that fixed the problem.
Like you my account is in excellent standing otherwise, thousands of hours in multiple games, 15 year old account, never cheated or queued with cheaters and I never talk in chat.
Players in low priority will not gain battle points from the match, will find games more slowly, and will only be put with other players in low priority. I decided to quit when I started using the Ban Checker extension. Each of the two ranked MMRs has its own calibration period. Its just like you never played that game on your record. Trove Carafe Immortals Aug. Well, it also depends on the other factors I guess. Not only have I yet to see a cheater since I started playing again in November but I can also count the amount of toxic players and smurfs admittedly it's pretty hard to smurf at LEM-Global on one hand.