Maybe its just variance, but I got my main account to S rank pretty quickly this season, but I can not for the life of me, get my other account past rank 1! Anyone else feel like ladder has gotten harder? Admittedly I’m not playing tier 1 decks, but still, that hasn’t been a problem in the past.
If you can get to 1 you can also just as easily get to 0. Ladder hasn’t suddenly gotten tougher out of nowhere.
You’re right. I was just throwing that out as a hypothetical. But, I do think there are a lot more optimized decks around now. It used to take me anywhere from 70-95 games to hit S, but I’m sitting at 105 right now at 1 and 1 chev. Its probably just variance…or Songhai.
when in doubt, blame those sneaky ninja wizards
It may be that later in the season there is a larger pool of S-rankers for top diamond to play, but early you play more diamond than S, which may make matches harder.
Just a wild guess…
At least it feels like that right now. Last month i made rank 2 easily with about 100 wins but couldn’t reach S in time due to no inet for 2 weeks, the month before i made S rank with relative ease but this month it seems that i am unable to win more than 2 games without losing just as many. I got to rank 4.4 a freaking 5 times last Saturday and ever single time i tilted back to 4.1 or 4.2.
By now i made rank 3 but climbing further is huge pain. The last few months the way up to rank 2 was a breeze but this time… no clue whats going on right now. The first 2 weeks were as usual then i got that fat tilt from 4.4 back to 5.0 with cass and since then the little bit of skill i had seems to be gone completely
those god damn sneaky ninja wizards
I guess it’s not jsut me, been running around with my custom Sajj decklist and Ive been stuck at rank 3 for 2-3 days, rank 1 for 2 days + and dropped to rank 2.4 . Guess you’re not alone
I’m assuming it could be number of factors. Like say matchmaking optimization, Players gearing toward climbing the ladder in the 2nd half of the month, and in my opinion a good suspect could be the new Humble Bundle promotion giving new players a bigger edge in deck their pool.
It’s my first season playing Duelyst, but I noticed a distinct decrease in wins around 1 week ago. I climbed to rank 1 and 3 pips after a fair grind (so close), but now things have taken a turn for the worse xD dropping 2 ranks over the last week and each game is much more of a struggle to win would’ve liked S-rank on my first season, but I suppose I should just be glad to have some challenging games at my rank. Still have a long way to go in terms of finding the optimal play in less time. Does not mean I’ll stop trying :)>
Ok as an update to this post, I got S rank for the second time in 120 games. Admittedly I wasn’t playing tier 1 decks, but I wasn’t memeing the whole time either. To put this into perspective it usually takes me between 70-95 games. Maybe its variance or maybe just maybe, I suck. But we did it boys. Good luck on your climbs.
If anyone is interested I did the climb from 1 to S with Mid Magmar