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  • posted a message on New to MTG:Arena, how does matchmaking work?
    Worst day in recent memory. Maybe worst week. Im down to 70% in mythic. I had several days where I didn't make it to 15 wins at all.

    I think I am 1 win for about 25 games right now. They are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at me. Went through various decks, never saw a Red deck once. Switched to RDW - all 5 opponents so far all Red.

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  • posted a message on I strongly suspect their is some deck-based matchmaking happening
    Quote from gheedersville »
    It feels like your opponents often have the perfect counter for literally everything youre doing and it's not like they just counter spells. They literally always have the perfect janky specific counter cards to completely disable me.


    THIS
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  • posted a message on New to MTG:Arena, how does matchmaking work?
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Quote from SardoNespa »
    In general (70-80% of the time), what happens is this:
    1) The matchmaker looks at your deck.
    2) The matchmaker will determine your deck's makeup and match you against the deck that is best able to counter everything you are doing.
    3) If you do not have all the best cards, min/maxing your deck with every rare you need to optimize your outcome, you will be placed against someone who has that.
    4) Once the match-up is determined, the matchmaker will shuffle your deck to provide the worst possible outcome (mana flooding, mana choking, wrong lands in multi-color decks, all high cost spells early on, etc.)
    5) The matchmaker will give your opponent an optimal layout of hands and deck shuffling for perfect tempo and play optimization.

    Enjoy!!
    Smile
    This is a frighteningly accurate depiction of how the game works. Have you gotten a look at the sauce code?

    This made me actually laugh out loud and I thank you for that. Really though it seems like this happens far more often than it does because you will remember the games you got crushed but not the game where your opponent played two lands and scooped turn 5.


    I think you remember these occurrences more BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY HAPPEN ALL THE TIME
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  • posted a message on New to MTG:Arena, how does matchmaking work?
    And then, after 5 hours of playing just trying to get 15 wins and you give up and just start playing RDW decks, they throw you up against every Leyline, hexproof, protection from non-combat damage deck imaginable.
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  • posted a message on New to MTG:Arena, how does matchmaking work?
    In general (70-80% of the time), what happens is this:
    1) The matchmaker looks at your deck.
    2) The matchmaker will determine your deck's makeup and match you against the deck that is best able to counter everything you are doing.
    3) If you do not have all the best cards, min/maxing your deck with every rare you need to optimize your outcome, you will be placed against someone who has that.
    4) Once the match-up is determined, the matchmaker will shuffle your deck to provide the worst possible outcome (mana flooding, mana choking, wrong lands in multi-color decks, all high cost spells early on, etc.)
    5) The matchmaker will give your opponent an optimal layout of hands and deck shuffling for perfect tempo and play optimization.

    Enjoy!!
    Smile
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on You are only allowed 4 in your hand normally, right?
    This morning, I have run into SEVERAL opponents with, for example, within the first few rounds:

    4x Dreadhorde Butchers or 4x Tefaris or 4x Scorch Spitters.

    Seriously, the odds are astronomical.

    Get it together MTG Arena!!! Fix your Randomizer!!!
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  • posted a message on Why does the land distribution of the so-called Random Generator seem so vengful
    Does it seem, with the release of M20, that they turned the land abuse up another notch?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on I strongly suspect their is some deck-based matchmaking happening
    The mana choking and mana drowning must stop!!!!
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  • posted a message on I strongly suspect their is some deck-based matchmaking happening
    I came here to see what MTG was like, as a possible prelude to playing with real cards in real life. They sure found a way to prevent any actual sales revenue from me. I swear its like I am up against bots, with decks perfectly matched to counter my deck AS WELL AS my opponents getting perfectly ordered cards vs. me getting mana abused.

    Well done, WOTC
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  • posted a message on "LIMITED" packs in Traditional Draft War of The Spark
    I see this I think in every draft, but I do not know what it means. In the picture, it shows packs with the word "LIMITED" printed on it. Does that mean these packs are different than normal WAR packs? If so, in what way?

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  • posted a message on Why does the land distribution of the so-called Random Generator seem so vengful
    I know my experience is a small sample size, but it seems, more often than not, the land is totally skewed one way of the other - too few lands or too many and not enough anything else. And then you add in 2 or 3 color decks and you give the Random Brutalizer (as I like to call it) yet another weapon in its bag of tricks. Now it can starve you in one color. Very infrequently do you get a fair distribution.
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  • posted a message on Petition to put a "Dont face Mono Red decks" option in Free Play
    I like the idea, but this system needs to be fixed first to have real randomness with decks and match-ups. I start the day, hoping to play some of my non-mono-Red decks. Of course, as I am not like apparently all my opponents who have every card imaginable and have found the way to appease the Arena gods so THEY get perfect cards in their hands along with perfect distribution of lands. I, on the other hand, constantly get savaged. one way or the other - No lands, too many lands, wrong lands in dual color deck, or just my opponent has just the optimal match-up to tear apart anything I have. And when I say constantly, I mean CON-STANT-LY.

    For example, this morning, wanted to test out a Boros deck. 3 TIMES IN A ROW, ran into a Gruul deck, with perfect land distribution, multiple spellbreakers AND multiple Nissas (Id kill one and the second Nissa popped out next turn. All very early in the game.

    In the end, I get forced to go back to playing Mono Red just to have a chance at winning. So, my point being, if the game didn't force me and others to continuously play Mono Red, there would be fewer Mono Red opponents.
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  • posted a message on Why does everyone else play RDW so much
    Looking at MTG Arena Pro, its like 1/3 of the matches seem to include RDW decks. Each week, it is by far the #1 deck used.

    Now, I know, for me, why I use RDW decks all the time - becuase that's really all i got. RDW was the first playable deck I got and everything else is still many many Rares out of reach. WW, which tends to trend in the 2-3 slots, I am getting close to being able to build a deck, but I find even when I am 70-80% there, the rigged-together version seems to pale in comparison. The cards I am missing are the critical ones. Plus, there is a lot of dual lands I really need.
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  • posted a message on Free Styles
    Are they all time sensitive? i tried and all but the most recent one failed.
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  • posted a message on Is there like a "Keep your hands to Yourself" card?
    Is there something like "anytime your opponent touches your deck, reveals your hand, discards, untaps, taps, exiles, sends to the graveyard, or back into your hand one of your cards, that opponent takes 2 points of damage" card.

    If not, there should be.

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