I haven’t seen this issue brought up in the glitches thread so I assume I am doing something wrong.
Basically ALL of my ranked matches are against people with 5 times as many matches played as me, and ALL of my matches are against players with much higher ranks than me.
I’ve played about 50 ranked matches on PSN and have had very few problems connecting to other players (NAT1), but unfortunately I can’t really enjoy these matches because everyone I play has a minimum of 70% win rate, at least two levels above me and always with at LEAST twice as many matches played as me. I thought I was hallucinating so I made note of everyone I played yesterday: 11 matches, not a single opponent below 100 matches played, only 2 people the same level as me (I switch between Level 9 Lord and Ranger), only 1 person below a 70% win rate. I actually played 7 matches in a row against players with a 75% win rate or higher, including a 5th Lord and a 4th Lord. Note that I am basing this off of the post-match statistics, which seem to be accurate as opposed to the random garbage that shows up before the fight.
I have tried 3 settings, all from while playing arcade mode. I always have the region set to “same” and up until my last couple of games I set the “Rank” to “same”. I think Capcom may need to look up the word “same” in an English dictionary if they think a 9th Ranger fighting a 4th Lord is even rank. I have tried setting the language to either “Any” or “English” and it does not seem to make a difference. The one thing that got me a match against someone my level was setting the “Rank” setting to “Any”. At first I thought that maybe that setting was doing the opposite of what I thought, but sure enough I was eventually getting higher ranked players after a while of setting “rank” to “any”.
And there is no need for “learn 2 play”. That’s exactly what I am trying to do. I don’t think it’s too much to ask to want to play against other level 9s or 8s or failing that, people with approximately the same number of matches played. It’s certainly encouraging to see such a high level of play on psn that people are doing She Hulk running slide into cancel into two jumping loops into launcher with half a second of lag; but at the same time doing this against someone that has owned the game less than a week and is just getting the feel of the system benefits no one. In fact the level of play I’ve faced in ranked is pretty much supernatural: I’ve never seen a spammer, never seen a masher, or anyone that dropped their combos and Sentinel is extremely rare - this actually makes me think something is wrong because I can go into player matches and win the vast majority of my matches against Sent/Arthur spammers, Hulk H -> S abusers, Dante/Wesker “teleport behind you and mash” and shitty Deadpool “zoning”.