This is probably a semi rare problem that not many people have because there are some pretty specific things that need to happen before you will ever notice it really.
First, you need to get dropped connections during ranked games, alot of them. As we all know this will keep your level nice and crappy, 0.
Then, you need to play alot of games. Legit games without cheats and against decent-good players so you stand as much chance to lose as win. The bad connection that you have that causes all the drops in the first place and also causes things like spies to snap your neck from in front of you, spies seeming unhitable by everything and anything, and causes you, as a spy, to get mowed down by mercs at a constance will go a long way to making this happen.
So now, if your like me , you have close to -1000 Spy points and over +1000 Merc points. You are a level 1. Without all of the drops you would be at least a level 5 and this would probably not really effect you, but it does and here is how it does, or will.
When your Merc points get over 1000, it seems like there is some kind of bug within the rank system that it no longer reads your actual level, 1 (because of connection drops), it instead, for games where you are the Merc, is reading your 1000 points and is ranking you a level 10.
So here is the point of this little rant. I just got back up to level 1 for the first time since the scores were reset. Sad I know, but I get dropped alot and I'm a bad enough player on my own witout lossing 100 points for nothing .
So here is the set up, I'm a level one, I'm playing a level 7 and a level 9. Their spies, me and my partner are mercs. We lose. I lose 13 points when I should have lost three I think.
Another set up. I'm playing two level 3's. I win and win 0-3 points. I lose and lose 13-17.
I'm a level 1. The way the rank system is running with this bug, I'll be lucky to be able to keep a level 1. It won't be long before the 0 comes back I'm thinking when I have to win 17 in a row before I can lose one game as a Merc to break even.
Anyone else fit the criteria out there and having this problem. I just don't see this one getting fixed for soem reason because I don't think enough people could actually have this problem to bring it to their attention.
Maybe I'm not the only one though.