Currently, my rank on UMVC3 is 9th Ranger. It’s not too high up there, but I’m still a work in progress. As a member of this rank…I expect to fight people of the same caliber, and have an equal match of skill and progression.
Recently however, I’ve been noticing more and more that certain low ranked players, are extraneously good, that it’s blatantly obvious they shouldn’t be that rank. I always seem to come across people with ridiculously low losses, or incredibly long win streaks, at the rank of Fighter or Rookie. These people, when played against, know extremely effective, incredibly well timed, and hard to pull off
combos/mixups. Not only that, they have the most tactical teams- know the backbone of every characters’ moves, and how to punish it…it was impressive to say the least.
Unfortunately…I have a hard time taking in the idea that someone who just started playing online is already this intensely good. I really don’t like fighting these people, they gloat so badly after the match, that it just makes me feel so bad that they can’t fight someone on their own level. I play this game for fun, I actually enjoy having good matches…I understand that these players probably fly up the ranks to where they belong but, why aren’t they in the first place?
That said, the purpose of this thread is because I want to know exactly why these players are low ranked and how they are so good. I’ve had this theory that higher ranked players somehow manage to reset their ranks, in order to restart again and amend their Win/Loss ratio, I would like to know if I have some sort of credit/truth to my theory, if anybody else has noticed this, or if someone can supply an answer to the questions I stated earlier.