Your hand smoothing algorithm is probably one of the worst things to be done to MTG. As it is it from first hand experience it is hurting your business as I know many long time players that have walked away from MTG because of it. I do understand you put it in to draw in new players but when you have players that have spent hundreds of thousands f dollars over the years leaving because of it , it really isn't helping. As a suggestion don't force the veteran players to use it if it is supposed to be a buff then giving us the option to turn it off shouldn't be a problem and the coding to put in an option is extremely easy with the old shuffler algorithm you wouldn't even have to write any coding for it. I think this is probably the only compromise that will make hand smoothing actually function as it was intended to, to draw in new players without alienating the old ones and probably the best option for the health of your business.
Completely agree with this, the shuffler is totally broken/rigged, whichever way you want to term it. 3 lands of the same colour in opening hand more times than I can count, then draw nothing but cards of the missing colour if you keep. Games where you have 20+ cards left in your deck, but you've drawn ALL your lands. Mana *****, colour *****, mana flood for opening 3 arena games.... wow, such fun. I have been playing MTG for 30 years, been to multiple tournaments all around the world and know how randomised hands can be....this is something else.
Will never spend money on this game, it is completely contrived.
Why the **** is this game so bad? How come this game ain’t taking down by copy rights? Game doesn’t even follow the real rules of magic. It’s nothing but a big scam artist
This program sucks. Agreed shuffler is busted. Uninstalling.
Probably a WotC/Hasbro employee/paid actor. Pay no heed to such trash.
Just like the soon to be purged forever forums, this space has it's trolls:
Six posts in a row, trolling people who've expressed their concerns with the Shuffler.
Zero admin response to this level of shitposting.
Gee, it's just like the forums.
Troll customers as much as you want as long as you're "defending WotC"
Gogo von Vilt#11775 commented
Well i started playing historic and thought i will see some different decks but what i see mostly is bloody elves few times in a row then sliver also very often or goblins. Not only shuffle but also matchmaking is bshit. Or is everybody playing same meta trash Decks? No originality just same shit. Still on platinum 4, just got screwed for not paying wotc. well you can keep your two extra packs not worth the nerves.
Does anyone over there have a ******* brain?
The odds of going second 23 times in a row:
Why do you keep denying there's something ****** with your programmers?
22 lands in deck and all I draw is land two games in a row. Although this happens time and time again. No correlation to paper magic or even previous online versions like Planeswalker for Xbox. Completely broke and no random does not work like this. What annoys me even more is their automated answer when you raise a ticket that says the shuffler has been tested and works fine. BS.
MTGA is Just poker.
Sorry.It's rude to poker.
I swear the shuffler has gotten worse, not better.
I can't play 2 games in a row without being mana screwed one way or the other.
Three straight games I played four straight showdown of the skalds and made it to the bottom 25 ish cards of my deck without seeing a single of my 18 creatures.
Three straight games EXACTLY THE SAME THING.
This is embarrassing.
I'm creeping up on five hundred games straight where I've had triples in the top 15 cards.
The last 10 games I've played I had three showdown of the skalds in the top 8 cards. TEN GAMES STRAIGHT triple of the same card in the top 8 cards.
Meanwhile in all of my testing with EXACTLY the same decks on OCTGN, who use what you say the same shuffler algorithm in arena..... I get on average ONE instance of a triplet in the top fifteen cards per fifty or so games.
What is the deal?
I played 4 games recently and in my first 4 draws I had all 4 copies of a single card which happens way to often. There is noe reason I should draw 4 copies of meathook massacre in 2 different games before I even draw a land. Especially when I only had 1 in my starting hand. I cant take this game seriously anymore its one of the worst games I play, I love the paper version so much but you dont get to play much anymore without playing on some weird internet or discord chatroom. I refuse to spend any more money on this game since you seem to favor meta decks and if the deck doesnt fit the meta your shuffler completely trashes the draw system on you. I should never draw 4 feild of ruins at the start of a match, I should never have 4 solve the equations in the start of a match. Your entire team is lazy and you dont care about your own game enough to put a simple 1-deck size auto numbering shuffler in the game without having to try to rig games to balance hands and make trash players play the same trash decks as everyone else. You should all be ashamed of your game and even more ashamed that you charge people money just to steal cards from them like you did to my friend. What a joke...
Tango & Bossanova#99611 commented
Go **** yourself MTG Arena Devs.
Repost: "WOTC is located in the US State of Washington. You can file a consumer protection complaint online with the Washington State Attorney General’s office at https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx. Basically complain that due to a defect in their product, you aren’t getting what you paid for, nor are you getting appropriately compensated, and you feel that is a violation of consumer protection laws."
Use this as you will.
After reaching a new Rank, for the next 40 games I was 30% of the time OTP. Among these in 12 games I was forced to double mulligan for no lander/color *****; successive 20 games were over 60% of land drawing. My deck went from a 66% winrate to a 28% winrate. And this happened in the span of 3 days.
This is simply dishonest. It's a scam. Nothing about this shuffler is random. It surgically recognizes when you are winning 'too much' and starts feeding **** games/hands.
Hope you scammers get what you deserve.
gone away#61652 commented
"people blaming it as rigged to get money thats so **** guys if u lose, your enemy win ... you realise you play vs another customer right ? .... xD"
if two players 3-0 traditional draft and two go 0-3 the prizing is 6000 gems and packs
if the same four players go three 2-1 and one 0-3 the prizing is 3000 gems and packs
same players: one 3-0 and three 1-2? also 3000 gems and packs.
so which one of these will leave players needing to buy the most gems to continue to draft? or are all of these outcomes the same in your mind?
and if there are bots thrown in here and there.... well bots don't need prizing at all!
gone away#61652 commented
"shuffler is fine and people crying about shuffler mostly do it as a running gag xD
if you really think its broken ur not rly understanding how RANDOM works"
based on what? what evidence do you have of anything of the sort that warrants you calling people stupid (In an extremely poorly written post as well, ironically)?
Did Wizards send YOU the documentation of the independent analysis and testing of their algorithms and random number generator that they would be forced to supply If they were an online casino.
but wait, they ARE an online casino! you pay money for gems and gems for entry into a game of chance with a cash prize. And if it's not a game of chance then why do we keep saying RANDOM?
Face it, the Arena opens explain the shift away from pro play, from communication between players and community also. they want us alone, at out our computer pulling the slot lever over and over again. For God's sake they have dollar signs as the logo for the event.
Fact : Arena is a part-time unregulated online casino on the down low.
My allegations: it is a CROOKED part-time unregulated online casino. an opinion i came to after two years of Wizards digital staff heading me off with distractions and destroying evidence and my personal data analysis using large swaths of my experiences and spreadsheets and hypergeometric calculators. your opinion comes from you wanting it to be legitimate because it would suck if they were such scumbags and accepting it unquestioned when they told you it was. not even showed You evidende to back it up. just said 'it's all good, we promise' as they post historic year over year profit percentages and totals increase at the same time. Pretty RANDOM, eh?