Hello fellow arenafags, I'm a seasoned Arena player and I'm doing especially well after the new rotation, never breaking the infinite cycle. But something has been bothering me for a long time, and this became even more common with the new rotation.
This is my observation for my last 7 or 8 runs, but I recall it happened to me in the previous rotation as well. The thing is, whenever I start a run, for my first two or three matches, I always get queued against insane decks. By insane, I mean INSANE. This happens at 0-0, 1-0 or even 1-1. The opposing side usually has the complete package of premium cards for their class, strong Legendaries and usually curvestones and curbstomps me so I always go 0-1 or 1-2. This caused me to tilt-retire probably hundreds of times, but after suffering too much from that habit I decided to actually play after my second lose, and lo and behold...
The opponents started to become extremely easy. And yes, that's expected at 1-2, 2-2 and stuff... But I was usually able to make it to 7-2 no problem, it's a cakewalk even. My last few runs are all 1-2 and then I get a 6 or 7 win streak and finish the run at 6 to 9 win range. This is the case for the last two or so Arena rotations but it wasn't common back then, and I play this game on and off since the Beta.
Is something similar happening to you?
TL;DR: All I get for my Arena matches are either people with insane decks or complete jobbers with shitty decks, with no in between. This is going on for quite some time, so I wonder if you guys have similar experiences or if there's an explanation for this.
I think one of the explanation for this, is the insane power level of the last two rotation, to many good cards, and insane swing turns, and a lot of the insane cards come from the neutral pool, its really easy this days to lose, even with an insane deck, all it takes its a little of good luck from you opponent, and a tyrant(or something similar) on curve.
i was playing arena a lot back in the days and became really good (average 7 wins), then when the rotations hit i switched back to standard... yet a week before i was in the mood playing arena again. 1st run (mage) i got reno and dr. boom, 2nd run (mage) i got no strong legendary but a ton of insane classic cards, 3rd run (druid) i got an insane curve with cenarius, 4th run (warlock) i got alex. my opponents deck seemed never to be overpowered or super bad, no matter 1st game, middle or last.