Matchmaking is missing true randomness
Please adjust the matchmaking process for ranked games to be truly random.
It's common consensus that the matchmaking should be random for ranked games, but experience and player feedack seems to show otherwise.
I can understand the rigged matchmaking for the Play queue (which I dislike as well), but for ranked it just seems aweful and obviously rigged at times to be mirror matches or at least similar decks. One cannot adjust to a meta, if the experienced meta doesn't reflect the true meta.
As soon as I craft a deck to adjust for the decks I face, the following decks I'm facing are completly different to the point where adjusting your deck becomes useless.
I agree, the programmers say that everything is fine, but we are the players and playing we realize that something is wrong, it is a very poor algorithm, badly done, it is ridiculous that many online card games work and do not have any geniuses as programmers ... it's shameful.
Agree! So lame how they try to match it up to make it fun for everyone (low level players)
Great strategy for company to make money because you have lots more people who don't know anybetter to play. Really ****** because it's rigged. I have always said mtgo is like simulation and arena is like arcade version. Like NBA live versus NBA jam!
play with g/w ramp --> get all sorts of control or removal decks matched.
play with u/w control --> get all sorts of fast ramp/control decks matched.
they don't even try to hide it.
had a conversation over email with wotc support about letting us have technical insight how matchmaking and shuffling algorithms work. got as a reply:
"I assure you that our algorithms, including matchmaking, the shuffler, coin flips, and others, have been tested at length and are working as intended. All players are on the same playing field using the exact same rules."
i answered with some more detailed questions and received a standard "Your feedback about MTG Arena is very valuable to us" blah blah reply. pathetic!
this is aggressive ignorance.
It's hard to understand why the matchmaking is rigged. In bo3 ranked I match with nothing but dimir rogues every time. Again and again amd again and again and again this really made me crazy.
I aö not exeggerating. Almost 8 of each 10 games I match with dimir rogues when I play dimir control. If I reconfigure my deck agaimt rogues than I start to match nothing but gruul agggro. This is just top mıch anoing. It really sucks to play mirror matches again anad again. Please fix this ridiculous problem. I understand that by favoring aggro decks you make happy low skill players and this is a good commercial strategy but just know that you **** on this game.
The matchmaking in drafts is either trying to make you lose on purpose or seriously flawed. If I proceed to start a draft having Bronze tier, being matched with gold or even platinum tier players shows how something isn't working as it would in a fair, playable, enjoyable gameplay.
Here I report the details of the event, attaching images of the particularly mismatched opponents :
Event : Quick Draft Core 2021 , accessed paying 5000 gold fee on date 2021-01-15
Matches log :
1st match : Bronze opponent, resulting in win, score 1-0
2nd match : Bronze opponent, resulting in win, score 2-0
3rd match : Bronze opponent, resulting in win, score 3-0
4th match : Platinum opponent, resulting in win, score 4-0
5th match : Gold opponent, resulting in loss, score 4-1
6th match : Silver opponent, resulting in win, score 5-1
7th match : Silver opponent, resulting in loss, score 5-2
8th match : Silver opponent, resulting in win, score 6-2
9th match : Silver opponent, resulting in win, score 7-2
Since I started the event at the lowest bronze tier, i ended it in bronze tier 1. Therefore, most of the matchmakings here listed were far away from being balanced with my tier.
Please, revise your algorithms.
Play mill deck - 9/10 times get matched against either Lurrus or Kroxa deck
Play rogue deck - 9/10 times get matched against rogue deck
Atm I'm playing control deck without any outliners (no winning through milling, no rogues in deck) and it's refreshing to be actually matched against different decks. Use any other deck an it's hilarious how repetetive the games become.
absoultley unfair matching. i have mathmatically proved it. please stop the unfair matchmaking.
wizards doesnt allow its emplyees to be unfair. why do that to paying customers?
We need just a real random in play queue. I play control, i get matched agains only control, i switch to aggro, i get only aggro oppenent. I want different match-up. I'm fed up of this.
In current season, I played 307 games, of those 170 on the draw, 33 more games than on the play, more than 10% bias in favor of draw. This is beyond the reasonable standard distribution and shows bias in the matchmaking algorithm.