There are many posts about how ‘unfair’ it is, folks losing hundreds of trophies and losing ‘tons’ of battles in a row. But let’s take an actual look at how Trophies work. I really would prefer if there is no ‘unfair’ talk or it sucks talk. Let’s DISCUSS this for what it is. Thank you.
TLDR: It is not a static game where you will stay at the same trophy level or constantly increase in trophies. It is designed so you will fluctuate. As you level up your team, you increase in trophies. If you do not level up your team, you stay in the same Trophy “range” until you do level up or create something. And you will not remain constant in your trophy count, it will always be a range.
From what I see, it is supposed to work like this: You level up your team and gain trophies. All is well. You reach a certain level, depending on your skill and team, and you hit your upper range. You are battling others with higher-level teams and start to lose, you also lose trophies. You will lose trophies until you meet the bottom end of your range then start to win more than you lose. This is the design of the gameplay.
The people you are battling at your peak, that have larger monsters, have been on a losing streak. They are now several hundred trophies lower than they should be. It is their time to win more than lose and gain trophies. You will lose trophies until you hit a level where YOU are the one with the ‘over leveled’ team (Spelled ‘OP’) and start to win more than you lose.
Your opponents will come on and complain that they battled someone too hard for their level and caused them to lose many trophies. They will sink down until THEY are the one with the ‘over leveled team’ and start to win more than they lose. Wash, rinse and repeat.
When folks come on and state they were at 3800 Trophies and are now at 3300, that 3800 was their team/skill cap. They started losing more than they win. Once they hit 3300, they will start wining more than losing and go back up to 3800… or maybe higher if they leveled something up.
I have seen this happen several times with my team. My team remained constant, I did not add or level anything up in over a month. I go up to ~4100 (my upper cap) and down to ~3800 (my lower cap). I have winning streaks and losing streaks. I win enough to always have an incubator but at times it takes several battles. Other times I win several in a row.
I added a new Dino to my team. My cap went up 100 trophies and the bottom of my range went up 100+ trophies as well. As I learn to integrate my new addition my range is also getting narrower.
So if you are on a losing streak, I believe it is designed into the game. You might do a lose 3 win one until you hit your lower cap, then do a win 3 lose 1 until you hit your top cap. Then repeat. A player who can sit at a steady trophy level is the anomaly I believe. That means win one, lose one, win one, lose one. A player might have times when this is the case but will eventually run into players with a much higher team (who have lost trophies) and lose three, win one.
I really do not know what to say to the people who “lost 50 battles in a row”. Perhaps they were just on a lucky streak and got to too high of a cap for their skills/team and the game is correcting for it. It could also be that they lost concentration by being upset so do not think as well as they should, so lose more.
Trigger warning: For those that consider that a thing…
I believe the more your range fluctuates (difference between high and low trophy count), the less skill the player has and the less diverse their team is. As my skills grow and I create a better team, the narrower the range I get is. Yes, RNG will throw a few battles either way but overall it will narrow as you get better. You develop a team that can take away a lot of the random RNG and learn to counter for it.
A player may occasionally go out of their range, this is acceptable and the game will correct for their team. The Competitions throw all the above out the window as too many level teams are all bunched up together. But if you noticed, after a week or two it started to level out again. I went back to my original ‘range’ once the higher-level teams went to their ‘range’ again.