I am damn near dominating every game I'm in. I've won the vast majority of them (roughly 80% winratio) and have had 7-8 win streaks long. After what felt like an absolute eternity and a month of playing, I finally rank up to MG1. Since then I played another 8 games, where I've had 3 ties, 3 wins, and 2 losses..whereupon the last loss I immediately de-rank back to Nova 4.
Wtf is going on? Sure I'm rusty since the time I played in DMG, and some decay is warranted, but not Nova 3 levels of rusty. Especially when it takes this long to grind your way back up. I'm almost always at the top of the leaderboard both in k/d and mvp (Not that we have any idea what the game is measuring in the first place), and yet I'm getting deranked with positive win ratios. That's on top of everything taking absolutely forever, with absolutely no indication of any kind of progress in between (Am I at the top or bottom of my rank? Am I going up or down? You never know until you actually rank up and down, which can take weeks of grinding).
It feels like I'm just stuck smurfing against my will. Meanwhile, my opponents aren't having a fun time either because they are also not playing against people on their level. I don't remember it being this bad before. Did they change it at some point? This is by far the worst ranking system I have tried in any game, and I used to play Heartstone back before they revamped theirs.
I apologise if this belongs in another tread or perhaps as a blog. I couldn't find a better place for it. Please move this if necessary.