How it generally goes, i goto BA stand in an area by myself, usually in q block and wait for someone to come over. 50% of the time its usually some High AP Sh!itter that runs around BA killing everyone interrupting others duals until they hit me and realize they cant break my block with a full combo (gen there 285-290ap). Then most times it ends up in a short dual where they die repeatedly then they run off back to interrupting others duals and killing randoms. BUT there are a quite a few that will stop and talk and it may end up in a good match, i can honestly say i meet a LOT of players in a week will ask for a gear match that end up being solid players with really bad luck. But usually now a days its getting harder to gear match when you opponent asks for a gear match and there 281 ap lol (or saying they have 270 when in reality they are closer to 290). There are a lot of skilled players with Solid sound tactics and knowledge of the game, some have a Very good core understanding of there class and skills. I would say though the skill varies based on how hard they struggled usually you find a back story of REALLY BAD RNG and they learned to use what they have. Can a 269+ap player kill a 600gs player ABSOLUTELY, multiple CC's or grabs getting in damage being able to move quickly have proper add ons for there play style can all showcase a players ability and skill. I personally know the above because i am one of these players, super bad RNG , i have had to scratch and claw my way for every piece of gear and advancement, i spent years fighting on arsha for my spots in Aakman and hystria(usually to get wiped over and over in a 1vX by the siege guilds holding the castle) just to have a better drop rate for my time in game. So to me when i read these thread and see some chump crying about low gear scores that has barely put in the effort i kinda take it personal. I worked through it, took me years to finally be at starting tier end game there is a major difference between 650-675 and 700+ even though i have good gear i still can get clapped like i am a noob. In this game the battle never stops the goal post will keep on moving, better gear and accessories the list goes on and on. Those on the top a year and a half ago that left the game or took a 6 month to a year break thinking they will come back to being on top got a big shock of there lives and found they were almost at the bottom again.