I have a key piece of information for how the Ranked system works. Some of you might already know this - but I want to share this with those who are confused why you are de-ranking even while winning.
I want to make this very clear - I NEVER post on reddit - but the frustration of Ranked has managed to get me in writing this bit for all of you.
Last week, I was Silver 3 along with 9/10ths of the Gears population. This was AFTER the adjustments were made on October 5th - so I was settled at Silver 3 in TDM. My friends & I grouped with a few individuals and managed to go on a gnarly winning streak. Constant MVPing & 2-0 wins (which are crucial to gaining rank). Everytime we would win 2-1, we would barely get points. You need to blow the team out.
ANYWHO - after what felt like 10+ games in a row of blow outs, I managed to rank up to Gold 1. HERE IS WHERE IT GOT INTERESTING:
The very next game - we won and I ranked to Gold 2 (20%). THEN, 2 wins later, Gold 3. 1 win later, Onyx 1 (and this continued until I hit Onyx 3 and we called it a night - it was late.
So, one thing to deduce here - there is an extraordinary amount of individuals in Silver 3 - where once you are out - it is easy to rank up. HOWEVER, THEN THIS OCCURRED:
I didn’t play Gears for about 3 days. When I hopped on, we jumped into a TDM and won our first match 2-0. I GAINED 225 points, and LOST RANK TO ONYX 2 (90%). I continued, lost rank again (until I literally raged and got off, at Gold 1).
THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH GEARS RANKING - there are NO parameters for what constitutes a certain division. THEY ARE ALWAYS CHANGING.
FOR EXAMPLE: In RAINBOW SIX, GOLD 3 you require anywhere between 2700-2899 MMR. THAT DOESN’T CHANGE.
No matter how many individuals hit Gold 3, I will remain at my MMR that I last left.
However, in Gears - there are NO parameters. They are SET by the individuals who play. Therefore, while I was offline - other players managed to rank up, gain MMR and surpass me - setting the Gold-Onyx parameters at a MUCH higher level that what it was 3 days ago. Therefore, even though I won my games - I was deranked - because I was needing to be adjusted to my appropriate elo placement.
THIS HAS RUINED THE GAME ENTIRELY FOR ME. IT MEANS WE LITERALLY HAVE TO PLAY EVERYDAY TO MAINTAIN RANKING. It might also explain why silver is such a shitshow. Think of 90% of the population trying to rank out of Silver constantly. It’s just one person after another trying to push past, which is why you get so close - and then end up so far.
Hoping this helps explain things - but to perfectly clear AGAIN - my rank had ALREADY BEEN ADJUSTED POST OCT-5 UPDATE, and I was GAINING POINTS, while deranking back to Gold 1.