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PVP question

Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:51 am
I am coming up against opponents that are way below my level when challenging.
Frequently.  
Up until recently 1 in 5  might've have been 15 and 20 levels below my level. Now it's 4 out of 5.  Sure if I want to put my 'best win streak' up to 300 it is now a lot easier. I am at the high 70's and prefer the challenge of peers at that level and well into the 80's.
I am not sure if something has been altered or watered down. For a fair while ( the last 3 months) I have been going through 200-300 "Recon's" to skip opponents that would be unfair to challenge. I have tried to challenge those 5 below my level, rarely going against anyone 10 below. I am now down to one 'Recon' .  And might need to resort to spending gold to accomplish the same thing but that's not the point.
I don't know, I am at a loss.
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Re: PVP question

Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:17 am
Lucky you.

There are a lot of players that would like to change places with your draws.

"Different strokes for different folks."
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Re: PVP question

Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:02 pm
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Bit more info please
Are these unsuitable / unfair opponents in the same league/division as you in PvP? Or, is their trophy count (say) more than +/- 1,000 what yours is at the time?

Why the request for more info
I'm asking the above question because mich62 headed up a couple of threads recently on a similar type of thing (some of what you have put here sounds familiar). I'm fairly certain mich62 reported it to cc too and posted their responses.

Season start & end: kinda... middle of season: not so much
Typically, towards the end of the season, there are noticeably higher numbers of lower level players grinding up through the PvP divisions to farm DP (making that last minute dash). Battle Pass is also skewed to have more PvP activity towards the end of the season. It's also very noticeable at the start of the season when we are all reset to 2,500, but not so much in the middle of a season.

You're not alone in this thinking
Of note: I do a similar thing sometimes (in relation to searching for another opponent and playing a little fair - no point smashing newbies if you don't have to because we've all been on the other end of that and it just makes the grind all that more difficult). I do, however, use the over abundance of gold I have at times to pay for the refreshes to get to the next opponent.
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Re: PVP question

Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Stats.

-Silver II, 44 players in league, My trophy count was 3239  at that time of play.
-At time of recording; season will be ending 4 Days 5 H. 
-I played consecutively 50 opponents.
-29 I refreshed due to their lesser rank. 
-Chronologically; first opponent (yes) in my league.
Opponents 2-7 (no, not in my league), 8 (yes), 9-14 (no), 15 (yes), 16 (no), 17 (yes), 18 (no), 19 (yes), 20 (yes), 21-25 (no), 26-30 (yes), 31-33 (no), 34-44 (yes), 45 (no), 46 (yes), 47 (no), 48-50 (yes), 
-Image shows most but not all player levels that I went up against.
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Re: PVP question

Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:32 am
Next Exit wrote:
Stats.

-Silver II, 44 players in league, My trophy count was 3239  at that time of play.
-At time of recording; season will be ending 4 Days 5 H. 
-I played consecutively 50 opponents.
-29 I refreshed due to their lesser rank. 
-Chronologically; first opponent (yes) in my league.
Opponents 2-7 (no, not in my league), 8 (yes), 9-14 (no), 15 (yes), 16 (no), 17 (yes), 18 (no), 19 (yes), 20 (yes), 21-25 (no), 26-30 (yes), 31-33 (no), 34-44 (yes), 45 (no), 46 (yes), 47 (no), 48-50 (yes), 
-Image shows most but not all player levels that I went up against.

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Thank you for the additional information - very helpful indeed.

So there's two things here:
A. Players not in the same league.
B. Players in the same league.

The issue mich62 has was slightly different to this (but similar to point A.). If I find a link I'll post it in here (I'm just a little time poor at the moment).

I recently got reset to 500 trophies so I'm no where near being able to see if my experience replicates what you're finding here - I'm wondering if other players have noticed the same thing?
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Re: PVP question

Tue May 04, 2021 7:08 am
LMAO , unbelievable 🤣