The matchmaking was changed in last week’s patch, it’s in the patch notes. I don’t see any obvious changes to the types of opponents I am facing, but I get significantly less gold and points (for a given team) than I had been getting before, which I don’t understand. Once you’re over level 1000 as I am, there is only so much variety you can expect to see.
That’s fine, but by making the opponent pools bigger, you have included players at significantly lower levels and significantly lower power ratings than what I had been used to facing in 3-trophy ranked battles. Result: less gold, fewer PvP points on average, and a longer grind to get to rank 1. And yet I still face the same teams.