Based on “random sampling” on the forums, it seems some users are arguing that Duelyst is becoming less skill-based over time due to the latest patches. This is a delicate yet interesting topic, which I believe is worth discussing.
I think that Duelyst is still one of the popular CCGs with the highest skill cap, if not the highest. I lose a lot, but I still have the feeling that most losses are fair and I constantly find misplays in my games which make me want to improve.
However, I do think some worrying signals are in the air. The meta is super aggressive right now and more RNG cards are being included in the game. This likely means less meaningful decisions and shorter games on average. These are the reasons why I left Hearthstone. (To clarify, Duelyst meta is still miles away from the HS aggro fest…)
It would be cool to know what the community and CPG think about this point. Legitimate questions are:
is the amount of skill involved in Duelyst decreasing?
is it good to embrace a more casual approach?
Let’s start from this and discuss!