Since the release of 1.8, I have been consistently matched with opponents that were 100 to 300 trophy points above me.
Two days ago, I noticed I started winning far more matches. Instead of one win in three, I was now winning 80% of my matches. This morning, I won 5 and lost 1. I watched my “Recent Opponents” as I fought and was surprised to see that all six opponents were within 75 points of my trophy count at the time I played them. Before this, 90-95% of my opponents outranked me. This was balanced with 50% being slightly higher than me and 50% being slightly lower than me.
I also noticed when playing yesterday that the older logic of getting an AI bot if you lose two in a row seems to be back. You can tell because the AI uses high-level dinosaurs that nobody in their right mind would level up that high. (I took on a level 24 Diplocaulus yesterday.) The AI also has a tendency to swap back and forth near the end of a battle without trying to hit you. The last time I saw behavior like this, it was back in Patch 1.6. My wife is reporting a similar thing, but not as drastic.
Has anyone else noticed a change in the matchmaking over the last two or three days?
Are your opponents now closer to your own trophy count?
I know about the “lucky run” scenario, but I have never experienced it since 1.8 dropped.