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.
This really might be more of a complaint over ****** deals. But I don't think that I'm playing real people in Draft, nor do I think that my decks are being actually dealt to me properly. I don't spend money on arena very often, especially to buy coins to get into draft. I get to play maybe two drafts a month saving up my coins to 10,000. The past three drafts that I've been in I have gone 1/9. I have not actually played magic when I play Premiere draft, because my opponents deck is either suspiciously good for a draft deck, or I get absolutely mana hosed or just dealt absolute unplayable garbage. Really puts me off from playing draft, saving up 10000 just to get rinsed in 10 minutes. Its not like I'm bad at limited formats either, my decks look good and promising I just never get dealt anything. I'm mythic in constructed and draft in real life every weekend, I don't think my decks are this terrible online.
This game is so obviously rigged... I have a mill deck and basically more than half of the matchings "misteriously" have >100 cards in their decks. Also, in ~1/5 of the cases they have Gaea's Blessing. This does not happen with any other decks I am currently using. So this makes me think that something is going on with this game...
A few weeks ago I made a criticism about the constant game manipulation for mana issues. There are times when you play 4 or 5 games where you don't come in command at all. But it seems that it didn't solve anything, after my criticism the game seems to have got worse. This is mana problems, with 1 to 3 cost creatures, I don't even want to talk about bugs related to card and spell effects, like destroying indestructible creature with combat damage.
The event shuffler is either rigged against F2P or events are full of hackers. Either way, I can get a reasonable amount of games without massive mana flood/*****, although ti does happen, in BO1 ranked. The SECOND I enter a standard event, *immidiately* get mana screwed and flooded THREE GAMES IN A ROW. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
There's statistics, and then there's likely WOTC ensuring that F2P players lose so that paying players get their moneys worth, which is the likely occurrence in the standard event. Decks that get to diamond shouldn't be going 0/3 for 3 events in a row purely from MANA *****. It's also possible WotC does nothing about hackers, since this is a F2P game and they clearly give 0 !@#s about players.
I know that random probability means that sometimes you draw no lands for 6 turns and sometimes you draw 7 lands in a row. But most of times you should get what is more likely. If the fall of a large meteorite had the same probability of drawing 12 lands out of 15 cards, then one meteorite per year would fall to earth. Please don't destroy the earth each year. Please don't destroy the beauty of this game I love
this game is rriged of a hundred card you gave this opponet the perfect turn 2 greasefang is no possible in any possible way
Just played a mirror match (surprise!!!) vs a guy using 120 f cards in his deck mono green. And he drew to perfection of lands vs creatures / spells... What the actual ****. Rigged, corrupt shitshow of a game
Went on today with all common deck. 4 games:
1st: vs Esper Legends.
2nd: vs Grixis Control
3rd: vs Esper Raffeine
4th: vs Esper Legends
2023 still rigged af or even worse... disgusting company!
Still in 2023 and probably even worse... disgusting company!
This is happening 2 out of every 3 games I play (Sealed) atm. I'll draw 10-12 lands and 4-6 nonlands and just get demolished after keeping a 2-3 lander, and this is with card draw, cycling, etc. Literally unplayable. I would understand if it's happening every once in a while, but this is happening in an absolutely insane number of games to (NOT JUST ME) me. Please WOTC look at my recent games and prove me wrong.
This whole mirror match or only going up against 1 deck type, then you switch deck types and you run into only 1 of a different type is getting annoying.
Make matchmaking random within your rank or just random period in unranked and your customer base will be a lot happier.
I don't want to play against my own deck type when I'm trying to test out a new deck....
Every set it's the same exact thing. Download the client to try the new set, win 30 games straight with maybe only one or two losses, log off for the evening thinking **** this deck slaps and I never hit any mana issues and nothing seemed fishy, sweet maybe they fixed arena. Log in the next day and can't get my lands to save my life. Weeks will pass and I'll have less than a twenty percent rate because I'll never hit mana. And the games I win, I steamroll. It gets so frustrating I delete the app for a month or two until the new set comes out and I try again.
THIS time I built a deck with only commons, and guess what? Won like 90 percent of my games. Logged off. Today tried to use one of my good decks, lost now 10 out of 10 games today because I CANT HIT MY COLORS. You could MAYBE convince me this was legitimately random if the EXACT same sequence of events hasnt happened EVERY SINGLE SET since 2018.
Why do you go out of your way to make the RNG more effective at obviously l, purposefully screwing one player more than the other than it is at actually getting a random draw? Everyone I play with notices the same patterns when s being short around the area of 21+ mana (say, having 20) and having something like a 75% chance of either being flooded or mana screwed as opposed to keeping the mana count at just ONE more getting a more rounded experience. Or, when a deck has an obvious mechanic and is hard-built with basically two sets of cards that come to the same conclusion, never getting to any of the 8-16 cards that complete the “circuit”? Just seems to ALWAYS have one element missing when it’s represented 2 to 3 different ways is a little ridiculous. Then the next game, almost like clockwork, getting dealt a hand that ends the game turn 2 because you got one copy of everything you need. Pretty aggravating when it’s obvious there’s not really a random generation or chance to your draw and the game feels predetermined from the start. Especially when, at Times, you’ve had to grind for ever or maybe even pay to get put into an event you get assed out of because of repeated, statistically impossible hands being dealt. It seems like you guys want an exact formula or set of formulas followed when deck building and if,. god forbid, stray from that one iota, can expect to lose most of your games. Never mind that, playing the EXACR SAME DECK printed has nowhere near the consistency of bad deal outs in the exact ways that happen digitally. Again, I’m FAR from the only person that even IM aware of that swears this is the case. Stop tilting the scales and let the games actually be randomly dealt. Or just keep robbing people who have been loyal fans and have truly enjoyed the game since it’s inception. Playing online shouldn’t, if you’re not messing with the numbers feel to. Have such a stark contrast to playing in person.
TOTALLY AGREE!! This problem ruin my draft experience all the time (I only play draft).
I know this happens in magic, but on arena it happens MORE THAN 50% of the time. It give me such a bad in-game experience and felt like such a waste of time.
It is either, I draw lands consistently 6-7 turns in a row and just lose. I have lost a few games with 2-3 lands still in hand (even though I play land every turn). Then I mulligan to 6 or 5, then kept a hand with 2-3 lands AND DRAW NO MORE LAND for the rest of the game. All these happens within 3 days.
I start keeping statistics today, and I would say it is 35% mana flood, 35% no mana, and 30% normal game.
Hasbro tie knee deeks