What the hell is going on with Hearthstone's matchmaking?
What the hell is going on with Hearthstone's matchmaking? | PC Gamer
I understand, Nerevar. I just started not long ago myself. Exactly why Blizzard wants really good players to be artificially held down in rank instead of playing against other really good players is never adequately explained by these conspiracy theories. So why, after not playing really at all since witcherwood came out I logged in for free packs only for the two expansions did I restart playing a week and a half ago and shoot up from rank 20 to rank 9 playing only sparingly? I crafted 2 maybe three? Does this mystery algorithm ignore me?
The community is mighty curious about how the Hearthstone matchmaking system is designed to work, or more specifically how it determines your opponent. A recent thread on the official forums shared the sentiments of majority of players that the Hearthstone matchmaking can prove to be frustrating most of the times. However, as soon as you change classes or decks to counter, the system pairs you with opponents using a different kind of approach.
Update: Blizzard addressed these issues in a new statement concerning an upcoming ranked play update. More on that here. If you've ever played an online game, you've probably complained about the matchmaking. You've pubstomped low-rank players who never stood a chance, and you've been crushed by high-rank players you had no business facing. For a variety of algorithmic reasons, sometimes bad matches just happen.