About The Ranking System:
With the last auto-update, the ranking system has changed a bit. The range of levels against which you can now gain/lose points has increased.
Here Are a Few Examples
Playing against two players of the same level --> gain or lose between 9 and 11 points
Playing against two players ranked 5 levels less --> gain 4 or 5 points or lose 15 or 16 points
Playing against two guys ranked 5 levels more --> gain 15 or 16 points or lose 4 or 5 points
Playing against two guys ranked more than 10 levels less --> gain 0 points or lose 19 or 20 points
Playing against two guys ranked more than 10 levels more --> gain 19 or 20 points, or lose 0 or 1 points
About Level Gap Option:
To optimize your score, you can use the Level Gap option. This option specifies against which type of players you want to play. If you are level 8 and specify a level gap of 2, only people ranked between 6 and 10 will see your game session. So only these people will be able to join your game session.
[THIS INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THE XBOX SITE, BUT IT IS THE SAME FOR PC]
<A HREF="http://www.splintercellworld.com" TARGET=_blank>
Bobodov: "You're not here to help me?"
Sam Fisher: "I'm not here at all!"