It is a boring topic and we know all of this for sure.
I decided to test today again not as a full serious pilot as normally I play but checking what happen on crazy matches.
Been a lower rank and not complaining because I do not care about ranks neither I play for it in this game even I understand the base why happen I just laugh how this game is crazy not having mech fully developed just plain standard phys against full develope divined mechs and acc’s matches that should not happen not as win or lose but the match itself
Of course I lose and win others at same rank and above like R4 which should be I guess some normality on it to be matched. I let my self lose all the time to see matches moving up again and it match me very often with same pilots which for the less fortunate who will lose that match all the time for whatever the reason I guess will get frustrate and not right in the selection. I got some same pilots matches and I won all, some same and half and half and some the same losing all. It keeps an average but still some differences in acc max out separating the mech parts levels losing just for a fraction or low even against top full divine. In this case I use just L50 not divine parts to check against shields set up from the opponent.
To me makes the game a bit fun but for real pilots trying to move up or keep a level it is a bit hard regardless amount of people playing at the moment in the lobby.
As always trying to cross rank the game jump and punish with a big one in the match to prevent the win and move up rank. In this case I think sometimes it is ok so you have to really earn next rank doing things right regardless mech levels.
This is just an opinion right or wrong but always opinions depend of pilots frustration levels with the game “fair or not fair”.
In mean time I just like farm in auto and will keep moving fast those levels for my own personal fun in the game which for others it is the boring part but for me it what does make rank the mech itself without been a serious pilot behind the wheel and having weak mechs set.