How are we supposed to judge whether a team is good or not when matchmaking is so poor? I recently got relegated from division 1 to division 4 in four seasons, so I made a new team. Since then I've gone 16 matches unbeaten, just won division 3 last night. I was thinking 'this team is amazing!' as I've never had an unbeaten record like this with a team before, but then I went on My Activity and checked some of my opponents.
When I'd already gone 13 matches unbeaten, I got matched with a guy who has an awful record of 465-200-580 - I beat him 4-0. Why am I getting matched with a player like that still? In division 3 after 13 matches without defeat? The toughest opponent I had was 57-12-39, which isn't really that much better than my modest record of 118-62-102. But after that, my last game was against a 243-125-268, so another relatively poor player.
The biggest problem is now - I just know this is going to switch on its head overnight at some point. Suddenly I'll be getting opponents with 75% win ratios and getting my arse handed to me, and there will be no middle ground or gradual change at all. So I'll get battered a few times, and suddenly I'll hate my team that served me so well before. Matchmaking should adjust a little bit every season I think, but it doesn't feel like it does. It feels like you get about three seasons of the same level of opponents, and either smash them all or get smashed by them all, and then suddenly a drastic change to the opposite level of opponents.