I'm sure you're getting a lot of complaints about how one-sided your algorithm is not being impartial and often times screwing over players with land draws that should not be happening in a purely random sample - so my complaint can be added to that pile.
But, an idea for changing the algorithm to improve randomization would be having the program assign a number to each card remaining in a deck and pile shuffling the cards into X amount of piles (let's say 6). It can repeat this process Y amount of times then take the middle of the pile and put those cards on top. A better template would be from the card shuffler for poker sets from stores.
FIX THE F***ING RNG concerning the draw !
I CANNOT PLAY YOUR GAME : Half of the games are either floods or mana deaths !! I don't mind losing against nice opponents/decks, but I do when I lose because I cannot play cards !!!
quick example 2 games in a row : I drew 10 lands out of 16 cards !
and last time I played few days ago the exact opposite, stuck on 3 lands for 7/8 turns for several games (playing 17 lands for a 40 cards deck in draft)
how am I supposed to keep an interesting W/L ratio in draft if I can't play half of the games ?? even more for events you need to pay for (here, draft events), it's basically just giving you money without being able to play afterwards ....
Either you are rigging the games because I'm not spending money, or someone hacked my account and is causing me to get mana screwed every single game.
I'm guessing you're just a greedy company that gives an unfair advantage to those that spend money.
I spent money once and got to mythic rank in one day, but now the same deck won't let me get out of platinum.
Either your game is monetarily rigged, or my account is hacked.
This does not make any sense. Fix your broken shuffler. Why in MTGA every 2nd day I have situations that in paper Magic happen to me once in 5 years????
Wizards of the ****
W'olfa Nunh#03251 commented
It doesn't make any sense at all for new players with starter decks to go up against people with hundreds of dollars into their accounts. Why does 15 wins take 15+ hours for me to complete? Why can't we just play bot matches for 20 wins or something. It doesn't make sense why this win count is so dag gone high. Literally spending 3 hours for a single win is NOT FUN and doesn't make me want to spend money to make a deck at all when the money spent to make a deck that'll yield better win rates will cost me some astronomical figure for an RNG chance of getting something useable.
I really wish that the game would put people up against players of their caliber, instead of me sitting with a starter deck fighting against people playing Ulmog and Bolas or drawing a fight out with life gain for 30+ minutes because they like seeing big health numbers. Literally have no way of stopping any of that other than conceding (which i have to do so as to not waste anymore of my time).
Does anyone else have this problem? I mean ive only been playing for 4-5months and it's so glaring that out of 100 fights i only win 5 or 6. Are the dailies wins not really supposed to be dailies?
Anyways, the barrier to "fun" on this game costs a lil more than i think my plebian wallet can support. I have had some good matches where i lost (but it could've gone either way), just have more one sided matches with starter decks and the only decks i can find are all about brothers war and a few expansions below that, all of which i can't make because i dont have the cards.
Tocs Redle#81388 commented
Please review your algorithm that shuffles (randomizes) the deck. I consistently either draw no lands or only draw lands. Many times I have had matches where I drew 10 land in a row, only having 5 spells the entire match. My deck ratio of lands is 1:3. I should be drawing a land every third card, not 10 lands in a row, or conversely, no lands in 10 or 11 turns.
This is probably the most cancerous **** about Arena, i draw nothing but lands back to back to back to back, while my opponent has 3 collected companies back to back to back.....tell me something ain't wrong with your ********?
Hasbro is run by a bunch of posterior orifices.
you have to fix this bug, i lose a lot of game couse the game crash and the random system is so bad, in a deck balanced with 60 card 23 land 37 spell it's impossible play more than 3 game on 5 with no land or all land in my hand, it's not a real random condition, this fact ruin the game a lot.
I have said it time and time again. And i see a LOT of complains about arena and it seems to me they just ignore them.
- Shuffler is absolutly broken. (No lands, all lands, collor *****, tapped check lands in openers 1 or 2 off lands always in opening hands)
- The pairing algorithm. According to their vague discription you should be paired against your equal balanced opponent. Well... that doesn't work once. I lost to mono red on the draw more times i can count. Played 4 times in a row on the draw with my own version of red. As soon as i switch from deck that would be a better mu for me i NEVER see mono red again.
-Events are a complete joke. Ive tried the Explorer decatlon event. I tried twice played 4 matches. Got absolute demolished by a bot no doubt in my mind. He played 2 excactly the same games with mono green devotion. Impossible draws no chance. Really good way to take gems from everyone. Because we can't prove anything
- Pack cracking. Ive opened about 100 dominaria packs and still haven't gotten some uncs or rares. But got complete playsets of the "draft" filler rares.The rares you get from quests are also 9 out of 10 times not worth the hassle
- App stability. It doesn't matter where i play on what device and on what connection. Some games the app just freezes,keeps loading or shuts down. If you are in the middle of a game it just crashes and by the time u get back ( very very slow startup) your turn has passed and you can basicly scoop.
-last point. Content creators seem to have little to no problems at all and that says someting about visibility. They keep everything in the front running smoothly and fix visible problems quickly but anything else just gets ignored.
Probably this whole message will be either deleted or ignored but i gues it was worth a try
Its really sad they just ignore anything that doesn't bother them or makes them money. I talk with a lot of people and they normally would run 19-21 lands but play with 17-18 because of the shuffler. Im not seeing the point in EVER running for ranked its so obviously rigged. Ive played over 40 games 1 day a couple weeks ago nearing 100 mythic. Running multiple high ranked decks with the right cards. But calculated my winrate at about 37%. They only care about money always do always will. The app crashes,is full off buggs, rigged and they completely ignore all complaints as long as people are still playing
Please please PLEASE fix the shuffler. It's ridiculous at this point. I just ran through a stretch where I had six consecutive draws with 2 or fewer lands. In the games I actually attempted to play, I had 5 consecutive games where I opened with 5 straight non-land draws. All with the standard 40% land decks. A stretch like that goes beyond the point of coincidence, it's nearly statistically impossible. You have a 1% chance (literally) of drawing 5 straight non-lands in a 40% land deck. Doing that FIVE TIMES IN a ROW? That's a .00000001% chance. It makes the game literally unplayable. I'm just sitting there drawing non-land after non-land, knowing there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. There are literally thousands of websites on the internet where you can play blackjack, that have all figured out randomized shufflers. Why is it so hard for WOTC? I just want to play the game and *have a chance*
Shuffler is terrible. Please, for the love of the game, fix it.
From my experience: Your game is so obviously manipulated, you should be sued, the matchmaking and shuffler couldn't be farther from random, you use draw/play, mana, and matchmaking to get your customers to spend more money without them knowing they are being manipulated, someone should do something about the practices of your company
shuffler is broke as ****...seriously it's absolute BS
who the **** gets 10 lands in a row in a crucial moment, i've been playing magic for 15 years and i haven't even seen **** like this until this **** game, i can't always play table tops using your products so i come here but you are making it impossible to have any fun, i don't mind losing but not having a chance to win is absolutely ridiculous.
I’ve paid $20 today and both drafts I used the gems for were unbelievable because of some bug in your program. I construct my decks well and have the appropriate mana and it still gives me terrible opening hands. Most with only 1 color of mana and all of my most expensive spells, and it happens VERY often. The last two drafts have not been fun at all. I think I should be reimbursed for my last draft because of how much I was getting mana flooded and having multiple, unplayable hands. I doubt anyone reading this even cares but for other players you really should fix something in the program.
Is there any hope that you will be offering something for those of us who despise hand smoothing , but dont have the option of playing best of 3? I get wanting new players but alienating the players who have been passionate about the game for over 20 years isnt going to help you. I find hnd smoothing causes more problems then it solves but I have a busy life and dont have time for more then 2-3 games a day . Is there any hope for something that offers something that doesnt involve a huge time commitment or hand smoothiing.
Fix it. No one wants to play a game where they have absolutely no chance of doing anything. We shouldn't have to resort to the sweatiest, try hardest decks just to have simple match where one can have a decent chance to do anything.
heres a great idea....TELL HASBRO TO SELL MAGIC TO SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE GAME...this is insane, im deleting this baltant money grab, i dont spend money so i dont get to get decent hands, watching the streamers play live they spend hundreds of dollars and get decent hands every game.....meanwhile i earn every dimond i have but when i play paid tornys like the new pro qualifier events, i dont even get to play, my opponents get EVERY SINGLE CARD THEY NEED TO WIN immediate answers to everything i play meanwhile i struggle to even play land...WITH YOUR EVENT DECKS AND I TRIED THREE TIMES JUST TO GET 3 AND OUT,SO 1200 DIMONDS GONE, BECAUSE I GOT MANA SCREWED BUT MY OPPONETS GOT EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED TO JUST WALK ALL OVER ME....SOME OF THEM WITH THE MAIN DECKS....UNINSTALLING NEVERY PLAYING AGAIN GOING BACK TO COCKATRICE, I REFUSE TO EVER EVER EVER EVER BUY ANOTHER THING FROM WIZARDS WHILE HASBRO OWNS IT
I've been playing paper magic since 1995. The shuffler in this game is so far beyond broken its disrespectful. The devs that created it you would think have never played magic before. Fix the shuffler! It's ridiculous that players should have to deal with this kind of stuff.