So here is how matchmaking seems to work at least for the lower arena’s.
It takes all your 8 dino levels, adds them and divides by 8 to get an average. That is your matching level. As of now I’ve been matched to about ±12% of my team level that I’ve played. I don’t know how trophy count figures in to this but so far as I average out the teams I’ve faced, this seems to be the case.
So you can put 4 level 15’s and 4 level 5’s and have a match up against to a team of level 10’s. If your lucky enough to get 2 of your 15’s picked, you can slaughter that team.
So match making can be manipulated this way as I can tell. Not much change. I’m already still facing level 14 and 15 alliance rewards but a little less so far. It’s been a little more even battles.
Some teams have dino’s from 6 up to to 15 mixed that averages to my 2nd account level 10 team usually within 10%. Like other in the higher arenas, I’m loosing more trophy’s than I gain. I’m not sure what this is going to do over the next weeks.
I may try some manipulation in dino level spread experimentally and see what comes of it. I don’t see things going well if I can throw a 21 Thor on my team of 10’s bringing my team level to 11.35 and if I get it picked, could slaughter the team I face, even if they have a level 15 Sino. Anyway, if these others have no problem throwing their 15’s at my 10’s, it’s only fair, I throw a 21 at their 15. Right?