I have documented this before with Kraken, illustrating how the published 35% devour chance was a farce. I have noticed in past weeks considerably more wild inconsistency in the AI and its luck.
I have noticed that the majority of matches are more or less predetermined, either in your favor or against. I have had numerous matches that resulted in my complete team elimination in a single turn, goblins looping endlessly with explosions occurring about 100% of the time, and absurdly improbable cascades. I have seen streaks of 10+ matches where Mercy has no starting board, which defies probability. I have also seen the AI make incredibly stupid moves and make no real effort to win.
I’ve been playing off and on for three years, and this is what happens when you move specifically towards a pay to win model. I know what they say and I know about recall bias, but I also know that my own statistical analysis indicates anomalous behavior.
It isn’t going to change. There is most certainly a “luck” factor in this game, and it is incredibly frustrating when it is not in your favor because it’s so obvious.