1: manipulated or controlled by deceptive or dishonest means
What is deceptive or dishonest about having a matchmaking system that looks for the player with the closest rating to you? Or having RNG elements in the game? Or even allowing double the hero options for a price?
Nothing. Nothing is deceptive, nothing is dishonest, nothing is rigged, at least not by the common definition of the word.
First off, it also means "arrange something to get the result they want or to give someone an unfair advantage." Don't have to mansplain what you think the definition is, but leave out the other half.
Secondly, you're saying forcing people to stay at around a 50% win rate isn't arranging the game to give someone an unfair advantage? You guys are getting so offended that someone is saying something THE DEVELOPERS OF THE GAME literally said at a blizzcon (THEY USED THE WORD RIGGED THEMSELVES "it is rigged in a way") because it has a negative connotation behind the word "rigging". But, that's simply how games like this work, it literally gives people an unfair advantage, or better put. You a disadvantage. Along with matching you with opponents that have a higher % of winning the game against you, or losing against you to keep you at that 50%.
Luck % changes how much you find the cards that have synergy to your card. I.E. You have 2 beasts, cards that effect beasts, and beasts are less likely to be drawn at the tavern.
If you're winning they place you against opponents that have a higher chance of beating you, if you're losing, they do the opposite.
You can buy a pack that gives you 2 extra hero choices. Literally a 50% chance of getting better heroes than people who didn't pay. Literally making the game in favor of those who pay.
Is it wrong of them? No, it's a standard practice to keep any sort of decent pvp game like this even. It's not like normal chess where you could play against some guy with a rating of 800, and then next game will place you randomly against a guy with a rating of 2100 and you'd have no way to win. This would put a 3500 up against a 6000, and the 3500 has an even chance of winning.
Is it dishonest? Not really aside from the fact that for some reason you people don't want to acknowledge that it's there. So obviously it's somehow deceptive in some way. But I think that's just a form of in-group biases based off of people thinking a game being rigged is an insult to their precious game. Which, their precious game can do no wrong, there's no possible way it's rigged.
Do other auto-battlers do it? Yes, every one of them does it.
Does that make it not rigging? No, it is definitely a form of rigging whether you want to admit it or not as the game forces players to stay around 50% wins. If it wasn't every player would have the chance to be at 100% wins. But they don't,
Unlike in chess, rocket league, DOTA, CS:GO. Someone that's a pro at this game couldn't just make a new account and be 100% wins out of ~10/20 games. Because the game would force them to lose. How is Forcing the outcome of a game to be against your favor not considered not "rigged, at least not by the common definition of the word"?
I am pretty shitty at this game and got 3 #1 wins and 3 more 2nd-4th when I was doing the BG quests the other week. Am I the guy that Blizzard is rigging the games for?
Also, by your logic, Blizzard is also "forcing someone to win". How do they decide who they should force to win? And why do you think they're specifically targeting you?
Wait, what? In order for it to be rigged against you, it would need to be rigged FOR other players. BGs are a zero-sum play mode. If you're thinking "crap, those attacks sucked", your opponent is thinking "wow! Those were some lucky attacks".
No Battlegrounds is NOT rigged against me.
Battlegrounds is rigged to have shorter games or more excitement.
Yes, confirmation bias exists and like everyone else I remember when the RNG sucks for me and forget the times it worked in my favor.
I didn't think the game was rigged, but then saw too many statistically unlikely AI-precision attacks too often in too short a timespan.
Some sort of rigging is going on. But it is not against anyone in particular. It could just be there to cull opponents to shorten games --- we see how they like short games in standard and it somehow boosts revenue.
My dude the reason i dont play battlegrounds is because games are too fucking long. How are you gonna talk about shorter games? If they wanted shorter games they could just shorten the ridiculous 90-120 second buy periods in the late game.
As for "statistically unlikely attacks in a short timespan", what about all the times those happened IN YOUR FAVOR? You don't even think about those, because you dont get upset about them so they arent memorable.