@Tassthewarrior I also noticed the same differences among the matchups this event, until I had several long losing streaks. I didn’t do this purposely. This just happened as I hit a string of matchups 3 to 4 levels above me and/or players who had much stronger gear with the better characteristics that come with those.
All my characters are level 11. I saw many players with level 13 to 15 characters. I am in league 6 for Battle and the screen showed league 6 for the Event too, but I have never seen players in Battle that high. That puzzles me @Orloch. How can they be in the same league? I understand the matchup algorithm. You have been very clear about that in other posts. But, I still would have expected them to be in the same league.
I didn’t have those matchups early on, not until I was midway through the second part of the event. I was doing well until then. 50/50 or so, maybe higher. Then matchups started getting dicey. After many losing streaks, one of which was 0 for 9, the matchups became somewhat fairer. I started running into players with level 12s and even 11s. I even ran into bots with level 10s, the same as I sometimes run into in Battle mode. As my success increased, the matchups became progressively harder. I ended the 3rd level of the event with a string of 3 wins. I regret I did not keep a written record of the details, but I am certain that my matchups were tied to my win/loss success and failure during the event. Overall I was not too far below 50%. I found this matchmaking interesting. It almost seems like the game was making adjustments as I was playing, so much so I don’t attribute this to Rng.
@Tassthewarrior The level of characters is misleading. In every other game I have played, a player’s level grants significant bonuses such as gear that can be used or significant stat increases. That is not true here. Here, leveling itself provides nothing more than leveling a single good piece of gear just once or twice. Also, a character can get the points to level without any real increases in any stats along the way. This of course is done by simply leveling gear that is not being used. In fact, I ran into several players around level 14 who had very inferior gear as I judged from the Effects they produced and damage they did.
Just an aside. I find the game does a seemingly good job so far of providing just enough gold to level the gear that I actually use. During that time I collect the rest and will level a piece, several times if necessary, when it will provide a benefit.
Anyway, I used a Book of Battle from the Quest to pay my way with free entries. I don’t know that I will use gems to buy chances if I don’t have one. I don’t know that I will buy a book either if I don’t use gems. That event took me a solid 5 1/2 hours. I barely touched the book, really. 12 hours for 60 free chances is a lot of chances in a short time. Anyway, all for what? A single legendary that was 1 of 5 to level. At least give us a choice, but that sounds like a post for another channel.