Imo I think ladder is noticeably going down hill. It seems to me that each season it takes longer for people to climb.
On my lower acct which is a lvl11 with most cards lvl11 and one lvl10, I am currently at 4200+ cups. We are 3 weeks into this season and I am still seeing nearly all lvl12 and some lvl13 players at 4200-4300 cups. Normally I expect to see players with 11s and some 12s where I’m at.
8 out of 10 of my last opponents have had one or more lvl13 cards. Again, this is only 200 cups past 4k. For whatever reason I am seeing a lot of droppers this season as well. Like a recent match against someone with a best season of 4966 but who was already at 4433 cups this season... at 4240 cups. This player had 7 of 8 cards maxxed.
If this was an anomaly I would have no reason to post. But there are a large number of players whose profiles indicate they have been 200-300 cups higher this season who are just above 4200.
When 3/4s of the season has gone by and a large amount of the population has still not climbed, something is wrong. You can make it to 4k cups with all lvl10 cards. But 200 cups higher the majority of players have a few 12s and 13s. Relative to the first 4k cups, it is almost a hard stop now when you cross 4k. From when I was reset for the season I am about 100 cups higher. I don’t think 3 weeks of grinding should equal about 100 cups.
The ladder and season reset, imo, need a real overhaul. I still think if they are going to stick with a season reset then do it across ALL of the ladder. That would prevent the ridiculous build up at 4k.
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