I just hit legend in wild for the first time and i always read here, that legend is like paradise, where everyone is playing fun decks and only on high legend there are those sweaty players. But tbh it's almost the same. This isn't a salt thread. I'm just a little disappointed. I'm on rank 3.500 so either this is still too high for those decks or people are lying about legend :D
I remember it being like that a long time ago, but not recently.
I believe that the potential to get a bonus star from d5 to legend is what ruined it, especially since it's based on the internal mmr instead of the rank, so even players who don't have the time to reach high legend that month still don't want to experiment.
Yes, Diamond ranks was used to have more experiments and diversity of decks.... but people become greedier in general as rank climbing with all these questline decks becomes much easier... and so faster climb with less time, why bother wasting time with experiments anymore? The design direction of the devs make the climbing experiment much disgusting...
Strange that you're still queing into sweats at 3500 since I do recall queuing into some relatively off meta decks at around 600 in the early summer of this year, but its possible that everyone is just queing pwarr or odd quest hunter bc thats what everyone does now. Unfortunately I think it may just be impossible to escape sweaty tier 1 netdeckers now, even in casual. Sad, particularly in wild, but that's HS for you.
If you follow guys like Roffle, who makes legend most months and plays fun meme decks daily, you'll notice that at dumpster legend there is a mix of ~50% of the opponents playing similar homebrew 'fun' decks and ~50% playing the top tier meta decks badly (otherwise they would have a better rank ofc). Which is much better than d5-d1 obviously.