For the last 3 weeks I have not won a single diamond league except one time by luck (had about 0.5% more medals than 2nd place), most of the time I were between 4th and 6th place, yielding me barely any gems.
That feels strange to me for the following reasons:
Before that, I won most diamond leagues for 1-2 months now (basically since I unlocked sonic blast), even 3 diamond leagues in a row, and whenever I did not win, I was at least close to winning and at 2nd place.
I do not lose significantly more battles than then, and a decent fight gives me nearly the same amount of medals as then.
The winners and almost all of the top 5-7 places in the last weeks are NOT high level / strong players, but all low-level or at most early mid-level players with 1.0k (!!) - 2.5k trophies (while I am at about 3.4k trophies) that would give me like 27 medals or so for a fight (not more than for fighting a 500 trophy level 1 king).
And those did obviously not just trophy-dump but are REALLY extremely weak: Mostly between 10 and 13, sometimes 14 towers, 7-9 obstacles, weak troops, no especially tricky base layouts. For curiosity I visited several of them, and was able to beat each of those with only knights as troops and without any or with spells I barely ever used (you know, a great opportunity for unlocking the 500x achievements for those) and 1 minute+ time left, full-hp of king without any effort. In return, one of them tried to attack me back, failed and needed about 4 apocalypses and 4 heal scrolls to beat my gate (with some towers left) when my defense wasn’t even fully up (2 of my strongest towers, 2 blockades and 2-4 path pieces less than normal).
Now, I wouldn’t mind at all not winning every diamond league, or even losing often against stronger kings.
But ending up somewhere between 50% and 66% of the trophy counts of several low-level players in each and every league for weeks now just makes me sad… and just to clear that up: The final 1st place scores in the last couple of leagues were all between 27k and 37k, so not actually quite low.
Where any changes made to the algorithm for grouping players together in one league? My league opponents definitely got lower while I got higher both in strength and trophy count, and I would have expected my opponents to get higher, too (or at least stay as strong as before).
How many trophies do you guys usually need to win your diamond league / what’s the trophy count of the winners in your diamong league?
Did you notice similar things lately?
If the situation stays like that for much longer, I guess I’ll have no other choice but try trophy dumping or focus on gem-farming from easy-looking base layouts instead of tournaments.
I mean, honestly, in the last weeks I got more gems from others scrolling/resurrecting at my base than from tournaments, even though I don’t have stronger towers/troops than average in my trophy range, and did not even try to farm gems this way.