Tiny gripe. Super tiny gripe. It's a gaming gripe, so it's inherently tiny.
Overwatch 2 has ranked/competition mode, right? You play, compete, and if you do well you rank up, right? 7 wins and you get re-ranked, right?
My story goes: First 7 wins, ranked Bronze (the lowest) okay, that's fine. Lots of people are ranked Bronze, I'll move up quick. Sure enough, 7 wins later, I move to Silver. Then another 7 wins, and I move to Gold. Yay!
The next 7 wins, I get demoted. This can happen, if you're winning but not being useful. Except I am, I play support roles and I can both fight and keep other people in the fight. Another 7 wins, and I get demoted once more, back to Bronze. I'm thinking "wtf", right? I'll move back up, surely.
The next match, I'm in a lobby with names I recognize. They're Australian streamers. Master ranked, if not higher. Very, very good. Why am I in their lobby? Especially if I'm Bronze? I type in chat "Really sorry guys, I think I'm going to be the weak link here". They ask why, I say "I just got demoted to Bronze, and I know you guys aren't Bronze." They're laughing in comms, unsure how to handle this deadweight, but being kind about it.
We win the match despite me being caught out at every turn, and barely keeping up. But 2 questions remain.
1. Why am I being demoted despite winning consistently and with very good stats?
2. Does rank actually matter, if the game will just plonk me into lobbies I have no business being in?
Anyway, It's the 1st December here so my tree can finally go up, under intense supervision of my partner. The veggies are booming and we'll have a hefty crop of new spuds for the family Christmas lunch.
Our DnD campaign had another stellar session last night, in the space of about 5 minutes I A) rolled a nat 20 in combat, which led me to firing a supercharged arrow so fast it turned my target into mist, and B) rolled a nat 1 on a strength check, which meant a goblin decked me in the face with a teapot he had stolen from my rucksack.
I love it.