I was playing online ranked matches last night when I came across an opponent whose name looked familiar. At first I thought it was just someone I already played against, but while I was choosing my captain I realized it was actually the 'striker of the day'. After choosing my team and seeing the stats screen again sure enough his rank was #1.
Now first of all I want to know in what ranked matchmaking system, on what planet, ever, does someone ranked #two-thousand-something with 11 wins and 22 losses get paired up against someone ranked #one with three-hundred-something wins and twenty-something losses.
Anyway, I was tossed aside like nothing. I pretty much didn't even get to play. It was like someone walked up to me before the game and said "Oh let me take that remote from you, you won't need it... oh I have to tie your hands behind your back and suspend you from the ceiling with these fishhooks in your ears...ok I think you're ready to play...oh wait I forgot to gag you with this pineapple."
His ball possession both games was something like 92%, I had 0 shots on net both games, and both games I lost 0-10. This match made me never want to play this game again during those games, but I still didn't give up or leave the match. Why? Because he was the only person I played against all night who had a smooth connection. I was sick of playing games where 0.1 seconds of in-game time was about 35 seconds of real-time.
Anyway /rant off. Anyone have any similar stories, or thoughts on the ranked matchmaking system, or the lag?