Ranking Fail! THIS HURTS MY SOUL!!!

Holy skipping splinter grenades, Chief!
I just got GOLD 1 in Team Arena because of a HUGE mistake I made.
So, I don’t have many friends to play this game with. Of course the people that love and actually play this game that I know are the pretty hardcore types right?
Now I play this game most days of the week, but I’ve never gotten Diamond rank in any team based ranked playlist besides Breakout.
This time around I made the huge mistake of playing with my hardcore friends(who usually rank in diamond) while they were ranked in diamond. Naturally, I ended up getting put into games with them, up against diamonds. I’m not sure if it was because of me, the first 6 qualifiers I did with them, were lost games. I kinda figured that if I were losing against diamonds, I might be getting ranked as a plat by the end of it, but I hated seeing how I was bringing them down, because they were very good and I was just barely keeping up with them.

So I do the rest of my qualifiers today. Just got my rank now. AND I’M GOLD 1!
I have NEVER been ranked so low in this game. My last few games(4 games) were 50/50 win/loss, and I was at the top of my team each time.
So, just as a warning to everyone, don’t try to fight with/against giants. You’ll just get squashed.

I partied up with some guys I matched with, ended up being a terrible idea. I would have ranked higher if I went in solo I believe so I understand what you are saying.

I’m always low/mid gold anyway. It’s really annoying cos I’ve just finished qualifying for team arena, and I did really well throughout and got gold 2. Literally doesn’t matter how well or bad I do, every single time I qualify in any arena playlist I get gold 1-5.

i always do my placement matches solo

I might just start doing my placement matches solo

I have noticed that when my friends play with eachother, they have a great time against people at their own skill level. But when they play with me, they have to go through so many games against tryhards. All because of me :frowning:

I personally prefer doing my placements with higher skilled players
Both it means that you have good teammates , and if you preform well then you should get placed higher than if you were playing solo against lower skilled players.

Eg if you have a 50/50 win rate in diamond its probably better than a 60/40 in platinum (personal opinion, a lot actually depends on your own performance)

Congrats. You are able to find games easier

Tbh ranks shouldnt matter to you unless you have an active career in professional gaming

Ranks ruin the casual shooter experience

I have ranked silver through onyx in various playlists since launch

It means nothing

Yeah it’s annoying I feel I should be in champion but I keep getting silver… Oh wait I suck. Nvm carry on lol.

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I means you’re better at the game, dummy.
What the heck exactly do you think “skill based ranking” is for? Party favors?

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Skill based last month I was platinum 4 in swat with good placement matches this time I lost 7 of 10 matches went negative in 3 games and got diamond 1 the ranking system means nothing because it’s broken as -Yoink-

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Not understanding how statistics are graded doesn’t mean they aren’t working. Grades are based on more than just Win/Loss and placements, and for the most part they are pretty reliable for indicating player skill.

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Ha, ha, ha! Just how long have you been working for 343i’s PR dept?
Seriously though, if you could explain how the rankings are determined to me I would appreciate it. As an example for you to decode please examine the following:
2 players on the SAME fire team played the SAME 10 matches of breakout (5-5 w/l BTW)
Player 1: 55 kills, 40 deaths, 20.0 KDA, 5 round winning kills, 1 stealth flag capture (was last man standing) win, 3 vanquisher medals, ranked 1-3 on team in 9 matches (first twice)
Player 2: 22 kills, 59 deaths, -34.7 KDA, 2 round winning kills, 1 escorted flag capture (3 on 2), 1 vanquisher medal, ranked 2-3 on team in 5 matches (never first)

Player 1 got placed Bronze 1
Player 2 got placed Bronze 3

Note: Both players agree that player 1 is the more skillful of the two and his Bronze 1 rank is absurd given his performance. This also takes into account that player 1 improved over the previous season and still got the same Bronze 1 from February while player 2 improved over the previous season and got Bronze 3 when they were Bronze 4 in February.

As was stated, the rankings are -Yoink- and serve little purpose except to perplex and frustrate. Then again if you can explain the above rankings I will embrace your viewpoint.