Draco, when I see your team I get the feeling that you missed the point about keeping Nightingale and Heimlock at gold. You’ve followed his advice literally without understanding they WHY and the RATIONALE behind his advice.
BTW Sogui didn’t mean… keep your heroes at Gold and promote them to GOLD 4… because that adds points too! He is saying, why promote Heimlock to plat because (according to him) it will add another 1000+ points to your loadout power (thus placing you in a higher bracket) when the advantage that you get by accessing Heimlock’s plat skill, is not worth the loadout bracket increase. It would be better to keep those with lousy plat skills (Heimlock included… according to him) at Gold, because if you are gonna increase your team power by 1000 points you’d really like to allocate them to Dogface or Panzer instead.
Promoting to Gold 4… you’ve unfortunately botched it up because now you are 75% towards your plat ceiling… and now you are worse off because you don’t even have access to the plat skill.\
And for the record, I would not necessarily agree with the proposition that Heimlock’s or Night’s plat skills are not good. I like them and seriously if you’re not gonna plat Night and Heimlock, who are you gonna plat, there are plenty worse plats out there.
You are now, as others have pointed out, better off platting Night and Heim becuase NOW, your access to their respective plat skills is WORTH the incremental point gain which is now marginal because you are at GOLD4 not GOLD 0.
Basically, your promotion of Heimlock and Night from Gold 0 to Gold 4, merely added loadout power points without any benefit to the team composition as a whole.
Apart from this I would think that there could be execution issues - 40% losses seem quite high. Are you getting outmaneuvred and overwhelmed in PVP or are most of your matches pretty close?