Post 47 : We replace the pillz bonus by a simple KO bonus no matter how much pillz you have left.
Post 45 : The matchmaking system shouldn't match you this frequently against opponent with much higher star count. It's designed to take into the stars (mostly) and the win lose ration (a little) BUT you need to understand that we need to have a range that is wide enough to make sure that we consistently find an opponent. Because if it's bad to match you against a opponent with much more stars, it's worse to make you lose too much time waiting for the right opponent. The right balance is hard to find and it needs to be adjusted often.
We did a quick check of the winning deck of the 16:00 tournament, the star counts ranged from 22 to 32, with most around 25. And there was some nice diversity in the clans played :
1st : Nightmare, Morphun and some Skeelz
4th : Junkz/Uppers
Of course, it's likely that our formula will need some tweaking, it's almost impossible to forecast what will happen, which deck / clans / characters, will dominate and wether just one deck will rule or a few ones will be able to compete. We'll monitor closely what happens in the DT in the next days, which deck and clan wins and we'll see.
Post 49 : don't be so pessimistic. I think 24-28 decks with enough damage to consistently 2-Shot will remain very competitive. The key in the DT remains the same as always : Win Fast, as long as you're deck has enough damage to do so (and you don't need 35 stars for that, it's only 12 life points) you can compete and win. At least, that's what we're seeing on the first DT since the change.
-I haven't played this new format yet ,and to be honest it will take a long time to even try and think of a deck, so my opinion is based only from experience and some simple math.
The staff saw that at their attempt to remove the old Uppers-Montana domination at the DT's rooms they have created and even bigger domination, now that the timer has reduced. It was only inevitable to change some of the rules. Apart from the fact that they are not that bright it's still an attempt for correction.
The old Uppers-Montana domination is already at our doorstep with Jackie's legendary return. Why should I care for the -2 points now that I will surely get at least 21 points a game? 21 points in 2 minutes.. Do the math for an average of 40 pts in 6 mins(a not that optimal scenario) easy 400 points for and average player in a pretty shitty scenario overall.
I am not done yet. This will not erase the low star domination either. Decks with an 8 damage card are still powerhouses as they give the fast scenario to a low star decks. (still haven't tried but that may be my take)
Oh and lets not forget crazy imbalanced 2HKO decks that were used when the new format came...
P.S. I do not know if you already have, but next time IF your point is to improve the game put some good players' opinion into consideration. They might actually help you to it