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      Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid, Hi?

      Did I miss the memo? Was there Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid, Hi?

      On the good side, the 30 minute timer ends the 3-4-5 reshuffle grinds against Life/Ice. I'd really like to understand Diego's decision making. Is there ever going to be any KI documentation about what Diego uses to decide? Does the community have to hack this information like they did with pets? Inquiring minds want to know.

      On the bad side, L50 now is the utter lowest level in the new "Mid" range, with little defense against the waterworks /zigzag critical mechanism. Any chance to upgrade any/all of the auras to give some sort of defense against critical? Life/Ice could out-heal this, but now the timer prevents them, or any of the other schools, from any compensating strategies against higher level crits?

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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      According to KI, "ranked" Diego is not the same as "tournament" Diego.

      Ranked Diego weighs the amount of damage done more favorably. This was done almost entirely to do away with pure jades (who do not have any intention to kill).

      This means a storm should win diego's favor if you're battling a heal spammer. At least, that's what KI has established.
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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      Quote Originally Posted by Patrick FairyStalker View Post
      According to KI, "ranked" Diego is not the same as "tournament" Diego.

      Ranked Diego weighs the amount of damage done more heavily. This was done almost entirely to do away with pure jades (who do not have any intention to kill).

      This means a storm should win diego's favor if you're battling a heal spammer. At least, that's what KI has established.
      My current storm deck was/is specifically designed to beat the Life/Ice folks, so this wasn't an issue for me, except for the grinding need of 3-4-5 reshuffles and an hour of playtime. Generating damage is not a problem for storm. I've not been particularly unhappy with the overall "30 minutes or Diego decides" thing. I just think folks should be informed on what Diego uses to decide, beyond vague notions.

      Critical defense has become a very clear point in (my) constant pairing of L50 folks with L60-70 folks in waterworks / zigzag gear. I'm already working with the half health of storm, so I just need a tool for the critical stuff - or does everyone just have to move up to L65?

      I've always thought that an upgrade to conviction would fix a few things and give additional choices to lower level folks.

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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      @Eric Stormbringer wrote an article about these new PvP changes, and until further testing is done, I would refer to what they have said:

      Match Timer
      Ranked 1v1 PvP matches now have timers similar to tournaments (although the algorithm itself is different, as per Ratbeard on twitter). Players have 30 minutes with which to defeat their opponent. After the 30 minute timer is expired, Diego will decide the winner of the match. Do note that this timer is intended only for 1v1 PvP matches.

      Diego Changes
      Diego has been streamlined and his decision making process has been changed. According to hints dropped by the developers on the official Dev twitter: This new Diego will prioritize damage in his new evaluation of matches. It will certainly be interesting to see how this Diego impacts deck building and the overall PvP meta.

      Critical Heal Changes
      Critical heals have now been reduced to 1.3x in PvP similar to critical damage hits. However, critical heals will continue to do 2x in PvE.
      Check out this thread for more on the August 20th update!

      @Sparck, are you at liberty to tell us more about these changes to PvP? I personally am keen on learning what levels fit into each tier, and whether a Level 3 Wizard could be matched up against a Level 20 Wizard (I do PvP at Level 3!)​.

      Last edited by JaredSpellFrost; 8-22-20 at 7:11:05 PM.

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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      As far as I know- the level band update and other proposed matchmaking changes(as discussed on twitter) have not been placed into live realm yet.

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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Stormbringer View Post
      As far as I know- the level band update and other proposed matchmaking changes(as discussed on twitter) have not been placed into live realm yet.
      My L50 storm has only been matched with L60-65 folks since the timer happened. Could be that the L50 folks have abandoned the field to reconfigure their decks ... dunno.

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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      Quote Originally Posted by ChoGath View Post
      My L50 storm has only been matched with L60-65 folks since the timer happened. Could be that the L50 folks have abandoned the field to reconfigure their decks ... dunno.
      Has your rank improved recently? It could be you're pulling higher levels due to a higher rank.

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      Re: Any announcement / description of new PvP timer & match making bands for Lo, Mid,

      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Stormbringer View Post
      Has your rank improved recently? It could be you're pulling higher levels due to a higher rank.
      Well, maybe .... Just a bit .... It wasn't my fault ... My pet made me do it.


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