Quote from JaishivaJai »The basics of the product are good. All the fancy extra bullcrap/modifications they throw in is what ruins it. You should see the official MTG Arena forums under feedback. People are constantly complaining about the shuffler and the match up system being broken. I HATE the fact that they are OBVIOUSLY using the matchmaker in the ranked system. The RANK is what should determine your opponent.
I honestly don't remember them using a matchmaking system like this for bo1 in the past. I was amazed at the diversity of decks I would play against. Those days have been gone for over a month now though. I'm getting back into online poker and considering Hearthstone if they don't fix this problem. Right now I'm playing just a couple of games a day to try and roll through my gold quests so I can draft.
The limited environment is pretty good still I find. Also, you don't run into the multiple copies of the same card problem because most limited decks have only 1-2 copies of a card.
Quote from Colt47 »I mean, just today trying to play this game at all in one vs one has ended up having a match where someone ixalan binds a krasis, and the deck shuffler stacked all the krasis together followed by a land pocket 3 deep.
The next match, I get all four arrests bunched up, a land pocket of 4 lands, and die because the other guys starting hand basically was better.
The match after that, I ended up having all my hero of precinct one stacked, a land pocket of 3 lands, and then got into another pocket of three of my four negates.
Quote from bleedin_eyeball »
Now if I play a silly deck running lots of basic lands, rubbish creatures etc., I come up against other homebrew janky decks I would otherwise never see.
Quote from Xeruh »Yeah, I'm using the default decks and I seem to come up against pretty strong decks fairly regularly I feel. I know it's not what they want but I wish you could have games just against the default decks, they're fun enough for me at least. Whereas once you start getting into more competitive decks they're extremely not good.
Quote from SavannahLion »
We were both 1:1 on creatures but the bot had, IIRC, a trampler. All it needed to do was swing and win but it kept holding back for about ten turns until I drew what I needed. WTH?
Quote from SavannahLion »Quote from Xeruh »Yeah, I'm using the default decks and I seem to come up against pretty strong decks fairly regularly I feel. I know it's not what they want but I wish you could have games just against the default decks, they're fun enough for me at least. Whereas once you start getting into more competitive decks they're extremely not good.
Not sure how that would upset their precious ranking system. I suppose some sort of format could exist limited only to the preconstructed decks.
They would probably have to give out those precons. I believe they're using new pre-cons along with the new tutorial system and since people like me can't redo the new tutorials on existing accounts, we don't get the new decks.
Or maybe they can give you precon decks to choose from in that kind of format but you don't get to keep the cards. I dunno. It's an interesting idea but I can almost guarantee WotC won't implement such a thing.
I guess you can use the new trainer mode they have. But the thing is so junk, I'm not even sure if it's really worth it. For me, at least, the A.I. seems to intentionally make worse plays as your life point drops down. I was fooling around with it because I wanted to see if the hand shaping still happens. We were both 1:1 on creatures but the bot had, IIRC, a trampler. All it needed to do was swing and win but it kept holding back for about ten turns until I drew what I needed. WTH?
Quote from Xeruh ».. but it's way too defensive. Unless you have an empty field it won't take a chance and attack.
Quote from SardoNespa » I swear its like I am up against bots, with decks perfectly matched to counter my deck AS WELL AS my opponents getting perfectly ordered cards vs. me getting mana abused.
Quote from MTGSavage »
I spent the first few weeks getting spanked with my newb decks, that's a given, but didn't really experience any really powerful decks.
Quote from SardoNespa »The mana choking and mana drowning must stop!!!!
Quote from gheedersville » It feels like your opponents often have the perfect counter for literally everything youre doing and it's not like they just counter spells. They literally always have the perfect janky specific counter cards to completely disable me.