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.
Please ban my account and save me the ******* money.
********. Your RNG ******* sucks. It is not in any way random. **** yourselvses.
Another one. What are the odds? Fix your stupid shuffler.
Matchmaking still broken.
Queued up with a dimir aggro deck. Played almost exclusively agains mono black.
A second later queued up with izzet tempo - suddenly all the opponents are mono red and mono blue tempo.
Please Fix this pathetic algorithm...
Need I say more?
Edit: Why was my suggestion around matchmaking, specifically on Historic Brawl, merged with another related to shuffling algorithms? These are completely unrelated, I'm submitting my suggestion again, but I'm keeping the original below for reference.
I thought I'd try, once again, to have fun on historic brawl with a meme Tawnos, the Toymaker list. The format is supposed to be casual, but the matchmaker algorithm constantly put me into unfair matches, that I'd never choose on paper Magic, and I end up spending a lot of time on queues due to frustrating, but necessary, insta-conceds. Is deck strength, the actual cards in the deck and not just the commander, taken into consideration at all?
After a while I started to keep track of matches and results, here you go:
Tiamat, concedeed as soon as it ETBed, which didn't take long. I'm running cards like Owlbear, I can't compete with 6 hand-picked dragons.
Lolth, Spider Queen. The board had Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Yawgmoth, Thran Physican. Yeah, I lost.
Calix, Destiny's Hand, opponent conceded on turn 3 and I can assure I'm not a threat at these early stages.
Nalis de'Arnise. Yup, I lost to this. My opponent's list seemed to be optimized, unlike mine that I built with cards I had lying around, using only common and uncommon wildcards.
Kenrith, the Returned King. Any surprise that I lost to this as well?
Ramos, Dragon Engine, one of the many insta-conced matches. I attached a screenshot with the board state when it was crystal clear I would lose.
Lozhan, Dragon's Legacy - opponent conceded on turn 5, when I managed to put my first creature down without getting countered.
Ziatora, the Incinerator - loss
Raggadragga, Goreguts Boss - loss, I attached another screenshot with the board state
So let's face it, the two wins I had my opponent was probably mana screwed. I know there's a matchmaker involved, another historic brawl deck I have has its own very different bubble, but it's hard to see what is being considered here. My commander sucks (specially with the limited card pool on Arena), the deck also sucks, I lost 7 out of 9 games, what other information does the matchmaker needs to see something needs to change?
I attached the logs if anyone wants to confirm the massacre. To make things worse, this is the 4th iteration I run for this list. I'm now polishing a **** to see if I can at least get something out of it, but it's pointless and defeats the purpose of having a quick and dirty meme deck to have fun with something different, even if inconsistent.
MTG Arena - The only moronic incarnation of Magic: The Gathering where you get consistently mana flooded with a 21-land deck or mana screwed with a 25-land deck. Attached is a photo of a typical Hasbro executive.
I wish at least in Europe, some legal action could be taken. This game goes beyond criminal behaviour. It is a real scam. Everything is rigged. Matchup and card draws are completely rigged. To be honest, I can tell by just looking at my draw hand whether the game has decided to let me win the game.
Enjoy WoC and Hasbro, I can guarantee you that the wild wild west years are about to end. Europe is working on new laws.
back again to say how rigged going first is. my differential of going second instead of first is more than 300 times. meaning, i've gone second more than 300 times than i've gone first. that means on the other side of that differential someone has gone first more than 600 times than me. if going first is rigged, what else is rigged? if i had a better internet connection, i'd play league of legends...
This didn't get fixed, and congrats you were right everyone hates theses guys now... lmao... score one vs corporate greed. Hope the ceo loses his job and gets laughed out of the industry.
update 5 loses in a row mana starved because this algorithm functions so flawlessly.... this is complete trash.
how about you actually take the time to create an algorithm that functions properly I shouldn't be able to predict that I will lose 3 games in a row before I get 1 win. Further more I can predict that the first 3 matches i will get mana Starved then my deck will function mostly properly followed by 3 games in a row of being mana flooded. Your algorithm makes this essentially unplayable at times regardless of what deck you run. If I wouldn't have invested money in the game I would have uninstalled it. This is by far and above the most broken algorithm i have ever encountered anywhere that the creators never even attempt to correct.
kick the the programmer that thinks math isn't important to sleep
6 games in a row cant get past 2 or 3 lands. 3 of those games saw the only 2 legendaries i have in the deck within 10 cards. you can program around this nonsense. 24 lands in a deck and i cant get a 3rd or 4th land within 10 cards? Here's an idea: if a deck has 24 lands autostart them with 3 lands 90% of the time. You can program this or you shouldnt have this job. **** man, Im sick of running into this. Sick and tired of getting frustrated that should be even better than paper because of proper programming than way worse. Get off your ***. Even your suggestion box takes a lot of diligence to navigate. For ***** sake, get a new job.
AZ Frost#50843 commented
I had tossed one land in the bind too (in case anyone was counting)
AZ Frost#50843 commented
21 lands in the deck. given 12 of them on the top 17 cards. This happens way too often.
Ive sent multiple emails and they say it works how its designed. I fkn hate these workers and the broken designs they created. Its such a bs reply
Do your jobs stop having the people do them for you
Do your jobs
I can predict my matchups based on decks 50/50, come on randomize = no bias, no color, no numbers.