Personally, the ranking system now makes a lot more sense. I know people are mad because they aren't flying up in ranks when they beat that team or players of gold or platinum's but once there rank resets and everyone starts off fresh again, it'll make more sense to them I think. Just think about it for a second people.... If your an onyx player and you beat a gold player, why are you going up 15 points in rank? your an onyx!!! you SHOULD beat that gold player with ease!!! BUT if that gold player beats you, then they should go up a lot in rank because they just beat someone who was ranked much higher then them.
Think of it this way. Say Tiger woods (back in his hay day lol) plays someone who just started out on the PGA tour. Lets say Tiger is ranked 5 (just for argument shake) and this new guy is ranked 200. If tiger is playing this guy and he wins, should he go up to first now because he won? no lol He was favored to win, he SHOULD beat this guy. He'll go up a very SMALL amount as he was favored. ...BUT if that 200 ranked guy beats Tiger, then he's going to go up a lot!!! because he just beat one of the top players in the sport. This type of ranking system is used in other sports too like Tennis. It 100% makes the most sense. A player or team should not be rewarded the same amount of points for beating players or teams that are ranked much lower then them.
FFA was THE WORST for people having high ranks that really weren't that skill level. I love it when someone says "I'm a champ in FFA your garbage bro!!" ....am I suppose to be impressed? It's FFA!!! It's super easy to rank up in, everyone knows this lolol (or it was at least) Sure, maybe you are a legit Champ but most aren't. Which is sad, because the FFA players that ARE legit Champs get a bad rep for not being that good which isn't fair to them. Now with this tweak, players that are legit Champs will get the recognition they deserve I feel. If you go into Team Arena or Team Slayer say, and play a 2100 Onyx, you were like "ya, this guy is good! because the ranks in those playlist are more (not perfect lets be clear here) legit and will be even more so now that the ranking system is being "fixed" You could easily tell the difference between say a 2100 onyx FFA player or a 2100 Team Slayer/Arena player. It'll take a while to get your ranks straighten out but it'll be much better when it does I think. I think people just want to always rank up a ton no matter who they beat.... This isn't Halo 4 or Reach where ranks meant absolutely nothing! lol
Keep up the good work ZaedynFel
!!! People will complain now because your telling people they aren't a legit Onyx or Champ player when they think they are (when most aren't...) or they just don't understand the system fully. I know you said you are, but I would look into having something IN GAME (maybe a video...?) explaining the ranking system in detail. In the long run this will make ranked games a much better experience I feel.