I wonder, would the meta change if Swim would refuse to make Skellige decks after a new patch hits? He controls the meta single-handedly, I would love to see how Skellige would preform without his decks.
It's not Swim or any other youtuber/streamer. They just speed the process up a bit. Anyone who has decent knowledge of Gwent and is semi-serious about playing will come to the same conclusion, which means the same deck(s).
The cardpool isn't that big and what's there clearly favors some factions over others. So everyone and their mother will eventually come to create very similar decks.
I was expecting more than 44% win ratio from the new reveal meta. I personally just thought to counter it from day one and got like a 66% win ratio from doing so, but I still reckon it's been very poorly played all round.
Thats why this game is dead to me after last patch. I was in top 150 last season though. But now every copy/pasterd meta deck have 3-6 20+bronze cards and insane power switches for 30+ power in 1 card (while most gold cards have 15 power). Thats super annoying and frustrating. Makes me wanna quit