We had the same in an old version when they changed the who-has-to-play-whom-system !
Now they changed again this system, and we have again same issue.
It’s logic also, the more you border whom you can/have to battle, the more you will have to wait for battles !
Maybe it would help the devs, to notice some things /changes with pen and paper (or in a word-document) to not run into the same issue again !
That is also why, the system 3 years back worked best for ALL (weak and strong players) :
- every item had a level
- highest used item gave you the ladder level
- you had to fight max 1 level higher or 1 level lower players
- so you could choose which level you want to play
^^ that was greatest ladder-battle-system ever in SuperMechs
You can ask all “old” players, I never heard someone saying something against this system !