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.
Dameon Geppetto#78715 commented
#BoycottHasbro. Until people stop spending money on this broken and rigged game, they will not change their toxic behavior. STOP GIVING WIZARDS MONEY!
Wow... This post is almost exactly one year old and the BS hand smoothing problem persists... I just lost a match because the BS smoothing algorithm decided that giving three copies of Invoke Despair instead the fifth land I needed to play them was the better option.
My oponnent was literally on deaths door. All I needed was ONE LAND, but I just kept drawing every other card in my deck despite having a 45% chance to draw a basic swamp...
I don't understand this garbage mechanic and sincerely wish they'd remove it already. Or, like the OP suggests, give us the option of turning it off for BO1, because seriously... Loosing a match because of not drawing a single basic land is outrageous!
Last days your wonderful shuffler is much more worst than usually ..
I think not with all users ..as it’s impossible I can’t play a single normal game anymore ?what the …is that .
U do all casually
One game I get just lands one after the other ..the game after I finish a 10minute match with 3 lands “
One game with mulligan 6 lands the next mulligan 0 ?
Do u think it’s normal ..it’s sick and silly ur shuffler but u will do nothing and u don’t even read what users writes here…
We are used.and bored
i've reached a milestone of going second more than 250 times than i've gone first. that means someone out there has gone first more than 500 times than i have. if going first is determined by how much money you've spent in-game, what else is determined by how much you spend?
This game is scripted.
From platinum1 to platinum4 in two days using the same deck is nonsense.
The opponent player take always the right card ni the right moment, usually when they are 2 points left to lose the game.
And of course, you notice even when it script in your favor!
JUST FIX THIS ALGORITHM or let us know if we have to pay to have some good games
Its been 95% opponent goes first for me for an entire year no matter what deck i use, even when its a mirror match, or going against someone using a red haste deck. This algorithm is so broken if its not fixed by the next update im done. I know wizards doesnt care that I'll be deleting and no longer playing but im being generous when i say its ONLY 95% of the time opponent goes first. Im done. like done done with this game
Sometimes, i start one game with 3 lands, and for the 7-10 next turn i draw lands only...nothing else (i have 50% lands in my deck)
What's wrong? Could you fix this please !!
you guys do know that your hand smoothing doesn't work as intended . The math is wrong and you need actually play test stuff like this before you implement it. I know of several players that have walked away from MTG in all forms because of hand smoothing and the worst customer service any where, And every one of them has been a passionate player for over 20 years, have enough disposable income that the entire group used to drop about $3000 per month into various MTG products. They left because we don't get a lot of time to play ( busy lives that nets us the disposable income ) so we only get to play a few games per day and being crafters have to play best of 1. We are just tired of hand smoothing garbage because it is so flawed it's unbelievable that you would actually implement it. But what I would like to know is there a news feed that details updates so when you come to your senses and get rid of hand smoothing ( at least in ranked ) I might enjoy the game again.
lets just put it like it is ****** RIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGED ...... this game is engineered to keep top players top players ...... we will NEVER KNOW WHO THE TRUE CHAMPION IS TILL THE SHUFFLER IS 100% RANDOM the fact is the fact I SEE THE ****** PATTENS HOMIE ..... till reality is taken into account this site will always be the biggest joke that ever came along I will take any Deck I build minus the fight the ****** shuffler curve we are all puttin in our decks against any employee of WIZARDS ...... fact these ***** don't even play the game they just MILK it......HAS ANY EVER SEEN A MYTHIC ORANGE NAME>>>>>>its supposed to be PVP not Player Vs. Player, Computer, Shuffler .... AND YOOO DA **** CAN I EVER GO FIRST
Land draws is only scratching the surface. Why do I draw 4/4 negates every game by turn 4? why do I never see 1/4 of my fading hopes? The shuffler seems to pick favorite cards and feed them to you non stop, while other, more useful cards are never seen. This game is terrible, and its sad because the UI is beautiful. Sad Wizards and hasbro decided to cheat players hands to encourage spending. very manipulative, and sad there are 50k people playing too stupid to notice all of the statistical anomolies.
Amen! I have had this issue for 2 years now, at one point i spent an entire week to get more than 2 mana in my first hand, with 100s of games, and still no luck, this year i tried again, same thing happens, what a waste! Why should i pay any money for non-functioning software?!
Mana Pull is ridiculous, 12x games with 7x mulligans each = 84x hand draws, FIX ASAP!!!!! Version 2022.20.1.4318.962619, only 1-2 mana every time!
This is just ridiculous.
Tired of the matchmaker being horrendous. I'd say 25% of games are decently matched at best. Majority of the time the game is extremely one sided, usually in the opponents favor. Also has to do with the shuffler where the opponent gets god draws and has the perfect hand, curve and answers to anything I play while my draws are inconsistent or land flooded. You have to fix these issues. This game is going downhill fast and the devs and WotC don't even care.
I was on the draw for my first 12 games today (Brawl) in a row! My engineering days are long behind me, but if the system is truly random then I won a jackpot with this 1 in 4,096 streak. Now I'm a lawyer, and think this qualifies as negligent (or maybe intentional) infliction of emotional distress...
back again about how this BS game is rigged with "opponent goes first". i kept track of my games for the past three months. the "differential" right now between going first or second is over 200 times. meaning , i've gone second more than 200 times than i've gone first. that means someone out there has the same "differential" in the opposite direction: going first 400 times more than going second. i can't say exactly how much an average win percentage will be when you go first, but i'd bet it is at least a 10% bump. this game is rigged by who goes first: spend money = go first more often. what else is rigged?
best of one You will be on the draw far more often depending on what your deck has in it. if it's a Simic deck with lots of fast creatures, chances are you're going second.
The issue is the same for historic, I'm at the point of having enough frustration that will make me quit the game. Whenever I build a fairly decent jank, the first match is ALWAYS the exact counter for whatever I built, this is ********.
I'm either playing against bots named after offline users or they're really lucky and believe the heart of the cards as if it was yugioh with perfect draws. What the ****?
Fix the Shuffler already.
This game is so rigged its pathetic. In 20+ years of playing MTG i have never experienced so many issues involving mana screws. I have never made it 10+ draws in with zero lands in a deck thats 50% lands. Now its a multiple times an hour thing.
WoTC should really find a way to block arena tracker. its really bringing to lite how often i go second (78% on the draw). Thats fair. Also, just look at the decks you play. The meta is supposedly all midragne aggro, yet if you play control you never see those decks. Switch to an aggro deck and all of a sudden there those decks are every game.
Stop rigging starting hands. Stop fixing games with mana ***** mechanics. Fix the non existent economy. Fix the rigged matchmaker. Literally do anything to make the game better.
right now the game and community are so bad its laughable. There is zero skill involved in this Arena. Games are won based on luck, money spent, and shuffler rigging. The amount of times you will have 4/4 of multiple cards 5 draws into the game is insane. The amount of times you will be mana starved with over half a deck of lands is insane. The fact entire decks are deleted from your play rotation based on what you play is flat out gross.
This game is nothing more than a sad cash grab. WoTC themselves admitted nothing is random. Not to rig the game, but because "truly random events do not seem random" whatever that BS means. The game is rigged. 20+ years of paper play makes it blatant. The huge amount of statistical anomalies that are experienced by huge amounts of the player base should be enough. The million game studies that have been done proved the game is rigged, theres card clumping, and mana ***** is way to common.
The UI is beautiful, but the game is far from MTG. it uses the same cards, but feels scripted. wins and losses feel predetermined. The game is less exciting and more disappointing. AVOID THIS TRASH AT ALL COSTS