Picture this: Going into matchmaking, waiting through several 240 second wait lobbies, consistently being offered the option to battle AI because of a Battle System that promotes complacency for players to sit on their ranks. You’re at the rank you like? Why battle, you’re in essence “done”, you don’t need to battle, and you don’t need to worry about your rank because AI no longer supplements trophies for players that are looking to battle. What was intent of this new setup?
I understand the previous setup had the chance to reward players quite high trophy counts (up to 49) when paired with AI, that’s reasonable to be fixed, but why gut the chance to pull in some trophies all together? Atleast with the format of AI-earned trophies it kept players in check and reminded them “don’t get too complacent, otherwise your rank is at risk”.