According the the ELO instructions "You can only challenge an ELO player with an ELO value between -50 and +150 of your ELO value.", but when I try to challenge anyone it always comes up with various errors: "opponent deck not valid", "opponent banned", "unknown error", "you can't challenge in this room". So how do I challenge a player with +150 ELO?
The part that might be confusing you is the "you can only challenge and ELO player" part. Well, you *do* challenge him/her, but it's automatically picked by the computer
Means when the computer is looking for someone to verse, it will only try to connect you to a player with -50 to +150 rating.
Hope it helped
So really its -150 to +150. Since both players have to hit the "Quick Battle" button, essentially if I "challenge" a +150 point player he is in reverse challenging a -150 point player. It would be less confusing if they fixed the instructions to accurately state -150 to +150.
I'm a programmer. And no, what is written is actually not correct, since you can't challenge in ELO. Its a matching algorithm in which you can be matched with any player between -150 and +150 from your ELO score. If I "challenge" by clicking "Quick Battle" I can be matched with a player who is -150 ELO, thus I have "challenged" a player with -150 ELO. This is of course using the word "challenge" in the very broad and incorrect term in which it is written *incorrectly" in the instructions.
If you're a programmer, then you'll understand this:
There's an array (or whatever structure) with all the players in 'queue' for a matchup. When you click that button, let's say the algorithm gets the players in that array with -50 to +150 rating than you, and 'challenges' a random one. If the other player 'accepts' (meaning, hasn't been matched with another player meanwhile), the game starts.
If that's how the game is programmed, then what they wrote is correct. If it makes any sense? Not that I can see, but the developers surely had a reason... I hope
I am confused with this description too. All players in ELO have an option to "challenge" only and no requests such as accept or deny. Therefore it is possible for a pair of players to have an ELO difference of 300. (-150 to +150).
Probably matching algorithm assign somehow to players "attacker" and "defender" labels as they hit "quick battle" and then tries to find matches. In this way the range will be -50 to +150.