So I got the update (Apple) and… three matches lose me 95 trophy points.
First matchup I decide to go for a bot. All level 18’s to my 15’s and all massively outgearing me to the point where they all end up on full health after wiping my team. I just couldn’t outdamage their AC/healing and couldn’t heal against one-shot kills. And I should point out that my crew isn’t badly geared, almost all level 7/10/13 items many with multiple level 2 legendaries as well. That’s just a grossly unfair matchup. There was nothing at all remotely even about it.
Then I decide to wait for a player. Takes awhile but OK, anything is better than being wiped by a bot. But the this is what I get:
For some strange reason I come back later and think to myself maybe it was just a blip and so I try again. This time I get matched up with someone who is level 13’s and I think it was about 300 points lower than me. Awesome! I can claw back some trophies.
Yeah, not so fast. Dude obviously outgeared me by a country mile. By level and luck alone I get to 1 vs. 1 but on 1/4 health, his turn, I lose the match and 50 points.
Seriously, Ludia needs to give everyone 10,000 gems and free VIP for a month while they fix this. This is such an epic level screwup. How hard can it be to have characters matched up to stat power? If I’m on 3000 trophy points and someone comes along on 2500 trophy points, and yet they still wipe the floor with me due to gear, then how is that a fair or balanced ranking/matching system? They could easily compare stats and evenly match opponents so that the fights were a good mix of luck and skill, but instead they’ve made it entirely luck/gear-based.