Quote from JaishivaJai »Add another layer to the tinfoil hat y'all.
I just switched from Gruul Midrange to Mono-Red aggro. I see WAY more mono-red aggro, as a mirror match now. Additionally, I have noticed big swings in opponents when working on my Gruul deck. If I made enough changes to it, while also importing a new list as text, I would receive MANY new opponents. I though Merfolk were long dead! Until I put a "new" decklist in that is.
I had 3 mono-red opponents in a row just recently in bo1 ranked. Many more besides that. My games are like 60-75% mono red right now. In addition, I keep seeing the Electro-static Wall version of the deck. This is probably due to the fact that it's better against the mirror, which you keep running up against in mono-red.
I am absolutely disgusted with Wizards right now. They have denied the shuffler problem (see the threads in this forum pertaining to it), not admitted the match making going on in bo1 at the very least, and once I figured out a work around to the shuffler problem, the got rid of it on this most recent patch 3/27/19. BTW, they didn't mention the changes in the patch notes. They made the bo1 hand decider even worse by giving it a 3rd hand to choose from, and also choosing from 3 hands even after a mulligan as well.
Hope this changes soon. I'll be writing to Wizards soon and you should too. They do try to cater towards their customers, eventually, after a ton of them have an outcry.
Quote from Rosy Dumplings »I do know that the gate deck is heavy on uncommons... which also means that fewer wildcards are required to make the deck on average. Does your newer deck use fewer rares/mythics or fewer cards you crafted with wildcards? Those are the two measures I can think of that would let wizards distinguish between precons and actual competitive decks.
Quote from user_938036 »What are you playing? Ranked, Traditional Ranked? Normal matchmaking, Constructed events?
If you are playing the best of 1 unranked then yes, there is some matchmaking based on deck going on. At some point it was confirmed that they were attempting to match based on Deck "strength" but what that actually means has been vague and ill understood.