You guys that talk about the casino --- you know they have laws and inspectors to make sure the casinos aren't RIGGED.
Now ask yourself this .... will a for-profit company that currently is doing a "You have notifications blocked, go to Settings and Allow notifications for Hearthstone" against the Apple App Store rules on my iPad (*) --- will such a company rig a game?
The answer is yes.
I believe the rigging is to eliminate opponents to shorten games in Battlegrounds.
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.
I think the game is definitely rigged. You can't watch the opponent's first 4 attacks with AI-like precision dismantle your board doing a 1 in 700 sequence of events several times and come to the "it's just random" conclusion.
It's clearly not always random.
Do they do this to shorten the games? To make the games more exciting?
So the important thing is to have Taunts to somewhat suppress the ability of the game to screw you.