Originally Posted by bdshort
Maybe someone already asked this, but is there a reason I lose rank in online play? I ended a play session last night at level 8 or 9, and when I played again today, I was back at level 6. This has happened several times, where I'll be a rank or two below where I was previously. It's getting annoying!
That should not be happening. The ranking is progression (forward) only...
There was an issue where people would not have their stats load from the server and they would show up as a level 1 even though they had leveled up much higher. IF you go play like that (as the level 1) then you'll rewrite you level and stats (per a sticky in the official forums)... If this happens to you... don't play, just back out and re-log in and make sure your full data loads an the correct rank is shown.
In your case of going back one or two levels, I don't know how that's possible... the only thing I can think of is possibly that when you quit out of ranked games before they end, there may be a penalty...
Just as a test, next time before you log off, check your stats, overall score, and time played... then when you log in again, see what happens to all that.