Greetings and Salutations!
I want to clarify some of the effects of the changes involved in this patch.
Haha, opponents in the Classic Arena are now even stronger than before!!!
In the classic arena nothing has changed :(
Changes to matchmaking and the inactive players handling algorithm will not fix an increase in difficulty curve on Classic Arena right away. We did not change the current placement of players in their Tiers and did not affect their scores. By this patch, we remove inactive players from influencing overall rating and encourage movement between active players. This will alleviate some tension over time.
We are working on changes to the current matchmaking algorithm and will add them to the game over the next couple of patches. This is only the starting point.
Expand G4, Platinum or both to fix.
The real problem with arena is that player power and account growth has kept going up, but the amount of space in the arena tiers have stayed the same. The stronger the whale accounts are, the more push-down occurs.
There are no limits to the number of players in each tier of the Classic Arena, except Platinum. The Push occurs due to the activity and competitiveness of players in the Gold Tiers overall. Other competitors usually target Non-Meta teams due to the permanence of the current Meta.
Inactive players are not the real problem in Arena, so this part will fix nothing
What did you do to "improve matchmaking" ? What do you call "closer to your strength" ?
Sadly, several smaller problems greatly contribute to the situation overall, and we are working to mitigate their influence.
Improvements in matchmaking are changes to the current algorithms that form opponents list closer to our vision of the feature and fairer to the players involved, "closer to your strength," so to say.
ive noticed since the patch yesterday the purchasing of cb keys which use to go into your inbox went straight into my cb key register throwing my key countdown out and basically turning what I was storing into having to use straight away
greenknight ive sent you a dm about this not sure if you sure or not
There might be some misunderstanding involved. Key, which everyone can buy for gems are always going straight to the game, and keys from offers and gifts go to the mail. There was no change to the feature in 2.12.
However, if they don't fix arena, then your solution may be a viable one. just adjust the missions to be bronze, high bronze, and silver instead of silver, gold, etc. I'm in your situation now myself. I can finish about 80% of the missions that are in place, I've done pretty much all of them already, but can't get the arena ones done because power is too lopsided.
Thank you for the suggestion, we are considering similar changes to the missions. We will inform you of any developments on that front in our bi-weekly reports.
Have a nice day and stay safe.