I’ve just read the update on the upcoming Raid Tournament.
The pretty decent loot which was a definite improvement on the usual
sources of loot has been reduced “for the time being”.
This is not the way to fix the tournament. Decent loot is already so frustrating to get.
I agree with the newer matchmaking of comparable teams but I hope that the available scores will reflect the increased difficulty in beating stronger teams.
Players who have grinded their way to build up strong rosters of 4* (or 3*) heroes should not lose out because of that. If I beat 4 out of 5 max 4* defence teams then my score should be a lot more than a weaker player who won 5/5 easy matchups.
The new matchmaking may be exploited by strong players putting up weaker defence teams and then winning all their attack matchups and as their defence teams will only face comparable teams then they shouldn’t lose a disproportionate amount of defence battles compared to a strong defence facing strong attackers.
Developers’ response: Reduced Raid Tournament Loot During Work on Matchmaking [Developer Response in Post 334]