Please, just fix the matchmaking ! People have been complaining about it for a while apparently. I'm new to the game, I've litteraly started playing yesterday and now it is unplayable for me. I'm matched with people that are WAY MORE ADVANCED than me in the game. Like...way more. It's just not fun, and i'm probably gonna leave the game soon and play some other card game. It's sad because I really like Magic so far. At least TRY to fix it , or all new players like myself will leave because of the frustration (and i'm not talking about losing, but losing in two rounds against cards that we can't even understand or even afford because of low rank )
I am only on my second pvp mission and keep getting matched with either mill decks far beyond my reach or very experienced loaded decks. Even with a vast knowledge of the game mechanics from many many years of real world play, I cannot continue. I have starter decks.....this is not enjoyable.
Initially when I started playing MTG:arena online I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it enough to pony up the $20 to get the mastery/season pass. It seemed to me with the extra packs you got with mastery thing it was a good value. I should also mention that this is my first season playing online. I have been playing magic off and on with friends since revised and 4 edition. around the time when The Dark when the newest expansion so 25 years.
The UI and the general flow of the game is much easier to keep up with. There is a judge built in there is never a misunderstanding about how cards are supposed to work and you can't really cheat. Deck building in app is awesome, all my cards in my collections right at my fingertip with a easy to use UI. Altogether it makes a nice system.
My concern with the game really starts with the matchmaking specifically in non-ranked standard play. After I reached about about level 30 in the Mastery path the opponents that I was matched up against became a lot harder than I first started. It is obvious that algorithm used in non-ranked standard is purposely designed slow down progress on the season mastery pass so players have buy more packs from the store instead of getting the packs season mastery. This is a SUPER scummy tactic to increase revenue. I paid money for access to that season path this tactic increase "deck strength" of opponents is bull sh!t. I most certainly will not be spending any more money on MTG:Arena until matchmaking is not manipulated as a means to increase your profits. If people like your product they will spend money on it, you shouldn't need to or be able to stack the deck in the houses favor. If this wasn't happening I would love to drop money on your system. I enjoy playing the game but this is just low and scummy.
For this issue, please submit at: https://mtgarena-support.wizards.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and select 'Report a Problem in your Event'.
Dameon Geppetto#78715 commented
It isn't about skill level, it is about amount of money you have spent. That is all that WotC cares about - whether or not you are a whale. Never met a company that hated their customers more than this one.
Dameon Geppetto#78715 commented
I am a newer player than you and it is only worse now. WotC hates its players. **** them!