In almost each game I've played, the number of active players was just a small fraction of the total number.
In one of these games, I faced IAs only, and this was pretty boring.
In the current game I'm playing, 90% are lv 1 the rest is low level or inactive.
I have seen high level players with no wins, and low level players with high number of participation in games..
So, let's split the problem:
- Inactive players: this is the most annoying problem. All advantages to just participate on a game as inactive player should be removed. Gold given away just for participating is a dramatic mistake, IMHO. Also, there is a too high number of open games at the same time, of the same tipe. Maybe, cueing them could be a good idea.
- I would be great if there were games available for a limited set of levels, for instance:
.Beginners: lvls 1-3
.Intermediate: lvls 4-12
.Experts: lvls 13+