First off the devs have emphatically said that the AI/RNG doesn’t cheat.
What they rarely explain is that there is a mechanic called “luck” factor that devalues your input as a player to “balance” the game.
I have always hated that mechanic cause though I’m sure it has gone in my favor before. It feels completely like a punch in the gutt when it doesn’t. Therefore I’ve a always been vocal that that “luck” factor should be removed completely. Or at the very least, from sigil based matches.
Today I can share a great example why.
I did Ranked PvP all of last week. Every time I won 40-50 matches in a row. The AI became unstoppable and I would lose. I used the same exact teams against the same exact defenses with the only difference being my win streak(Cause there’s not much variety in RpVp). And that win streak seems to matter more than my own play style. That’s relevant because I then decided I could probably tell when the AI was on FU mode and that I should record it. Because despite the gem shops and unpopular choices the devs may make for the game. The bottom line is it’s a match 3 game that should be fun. And taking away the players chance to win a match is not fun. GoW is supposed to be a strategy game. Not a game of chance. Too many players are quitting the game weekly. They are quitting basically because GoW isn’t “fun” anymore.
Today I was playing Tower of Doom on Floor 15, legendary room.
Webspinner was the defenses 4th troop and only troop left. I had a full team still.
On one single turn. Webspinner killed 3 of my troops thanks to skull drops Cascades.
All I had left was the Possessed King. I then cast tpk in hopes of keeping the match going from a full health TpK being killed by one skull match.
After the AI got 2-3 skull matches. I finally succumbed to the fact that no matter what I did. The AI was going to win. Evidently I was given bad luck by just starting a match and almost winning it. I then started recording it. 🤷
Here is the board before Marilith’s cast.
Here’s how many gems she could destroy “randomly”.
Here’s the board right after her cast. Mind you there was no active storms that would help the AI get a blue mana cluster.
And the predestined outcome of the match.
Here’s what I recorded of the match. I did not hit record until I was positive that NO MATTER what I did. The RNG would go in the AI’s favor and that I would lose.
Call it bias… Call it experience… Can’t debate what’s here in video form.