About half my opponents last tourny were getting high scores without the use of any sun generating plants.
I have this issue too but this is with the current Battlez.
I'm sure it comes down to two things.
1. Cheating algorithm designed to break player-streaks.
2. Cheating human, doing the old hex-edit in memory trick.
As has been mentioned before, this is very easy for EA to detect and notice. Even a 7-year old can figure it out right away. But for SOME REASON, EA still wants to protect its cheaters.
Pardon my naivete but there's a way to cheat? I guess I don't want to open pandora's box by asking how but I want to offer a little bit of a different perspective on this whole thing.
I have been playing this game since before the plants even had levels. I have also paid roughly $20/month in content packs. Call me an optimist but is it possible that the Battlez algorithm isn't capable of taking those things into consideration instead of that hundreds of people are cheating?
I believe that the different leagues were designed to create more equal pairing although I am not sure how that was all set up, if everyone was just thrown into soil league and forced to crush the spirits of players with less experience in order to move ahead in the leagues. And, for the record, I have had people with level 1-3 plants in their lineup beat my lineup with much higher level plants; they had a better strategy.
I have had my account crash twice in the past month and it has taken days for it to be restored. I have created a brand new profile so I don't get bumped down in Battlez while I wait for support to help me out. As a result, I can say from first-hand experience, it is far more challenging with lower level plants to win matches in Battlez than it is with higher level plants, there is no denying that.
To stop causing confusion, we need to stop mentioning the term BOTS. It's been confirmed EA uses what is called ALGORITHMS to generate bogus matches.
The term BOTS would imply that a game/match was actually played out. As noticed many times, the plant load-outs seen are generating ludicrous, if not impossible scores that just can't happen in any legit game. This is because the plants are just displayed for aesthetics purposes (to fool you), and the scoring is algorithm based on your previous performance.
Thus, the harder you try to improve and score, the more you are penalized for it.
I've been thinking...If you know you are going to win a match in a legit game, you may want to stop trying to hit that 3 million score when the opponent is doing just 20K. Why blow him out of the water, and then have to deal with an inflated score to beat when the algorithm kicks in later? I believe it was stated on the OTHER forum that EA bases the algorithm significantly from your previous score(s). Then fudges numbers and tries to match it.