I just ride the wave out to get my incubators.
Start at 4300. Battle my way down to 3900, getting some incubators along the way, until I am the one several levels higher then win my way back up, getting incubators along the way until I meet users several levels higher than I am, getting incubators along the way, then back down a few hundred, getting incubator along the way, until I am the one several levels higher….
It is frustrating to go on the downward losing streak but I know I will eventually just be that much larger than my opponents and will finally start winning again. It is also frustrating to be facing Unique several levels higher than my Legendary. I take the beating and move onward.
I see it as giving the higher Dino players their winning streak. Then me getting my winning streak by being the ‘bully’ at the lower levels.
Everyone complains about this but no one has come up with a viable alternative MM system. @Wrothgar started a thread about it, but no acceptable system came from it. If anyone can think of a working solution, I am sure the community would be willing to hear them out and discuss it.
I think we can all agree that the Tournaments start the wave of huge winning/losing streaks. By artificially displacing the stabilized trophy count it forces ‘unfair’ matchups which spiral downwards. These streaks can go for hundreds of trophies. When a Tournament is over and things stabilize again, my win/loss streaks are much more moderate, within 100 to 150 trophies.
I hear folks saying if only they had enough coins and could level up their teams, it would all be fine. This is incorrect. You may advance in highest trophy count but still be susceptible to the huge trophy count swings, just a little higher each time. Instead of going from 4300 to 3900 it would be 4500 to 4100 or 5000 to 4500. It affects everyone at every trophy level. Exception: I cannot say about the folks at the top of the leader board though as I have never been up there. They might experience different swings or no swings at all.