When you reach the higher ranks, you eventually sit there and ask yourself why you did such a thing. The opponents dry up and you spend more time waiting than actually playing. You could be in the arena for an hour and only get 15-20 minutes of actual play time because you just don’t find many opponents, if any. I’m sure there are times when less people are online, so it will be dead here and there. But for some of us, this is what it’s always like. Sometimes a couple of us will search for a match at the same time and can’t even match up. I fight the same people all the time. Sometimes 5 or 7 times in a row over the period of an hour or two because they seem to be the only person I’m allowed to fight at that time. And I feel kinda stupid for complaining about my situation when I heard what the #1 and #2 ranked players have to deal with. Did you know that IDGT will go more than a week without ever finding an opponent? Even if he searches for 2 hours straight, it will just keep searching. Why does this game punish the people who play the most? Is it Ludia’s way of saying that we should play less? We’d rather not, but that’s starting to look like the only option left. Something really needs to be done about matchmaking. It has become a dead zone. I don’t even know what determines who we can match up with anymore because they just leave us in the dark about how things work. Maybe if we knew, we could adjust things and actually play the game. It would at least ease our minds to know what’s going on. It seems like trophy count might be the only thing that determines your opponent now, but I’m not sure. What happened to opening up the last arenas and letting everyone in the arena fight each other? You can’t just let us wander into a trap like the beach and be stuck there with nothing but the sand. Something needs to be done ASAP. Not in 3 weeks. NOW. We have waited long enough.
This video is a typical attempt to find a match. Sometimes it times out after 10 minutes, and sometimes you just search and search and search. This video was originally 10 minutes long but is sped up to 400% speed.