Back when they allowed us to see a persons trophy count before a match started I dropped down and decided to check out their current match making system. And it’s some kind of extra hot mess.
Regardless of what Ludia says it’s not power based… it’s trophy based but not always designed to match you up with people with similar trophies.
In ruins for example if I was fighting in the 4300s even as high as 439x I was 100% matched with people who were also 43xx more often then not these people were of the exact same trophy count as me.
Now as soon as I crossed the 4400 mark I started getting opponents in avairy but they could be as high as 4600. Once I dropped down below 4400 started getting opponents in the 4300s again.
I did this for a week it was the most consistent thing I’ve experienced in this game.
Once you hit the top end of you current arena your going to consistently be matched up with the people from the next arena. Which creates a lot of these match making complaints.
Adding more arenas is not a viable solution. The problem is if your above 5k trophies your in the top 5% of this games players. Those top 5% are spread through 3 arenas and have a power level range between a library team and the top of the ladder.
Spreading that 5% out more doesn’t fix anything. The top 5% should be exclusive to shores… not top 5% includes the very bottom of library and the very top of shores.