I am Gold D but since becoming gold I do not think that I have ever been matched with another gold. I have played about 30 ranked games as gold, and all of them, or at least all but one, were against either silvers or diamond. I am not exaggerating. This is a problem because when I get match against silver I almost certainly win and when against diamond I almost certainly lose.
I understand that playerbase is an issue, but this goes to absurd extend, 29 out of 30 ranked games essentially being deiced before they even start is ruining my raked games experience. Rank means nothing to me, any changes to it are absolutely undeserved whether it is up or down, because it depends solely on how much I am being matched against diamonds vs silvers atm. This needs to be fixed.
I think that ranking system is at fault and need to be reworked. In meanwhile, possible games should at least be limited to ± 5 ranks (so Gold D could only be matched with Silver D up to Diamond D, but not Silver E or diamond C). Ranked games should stay fair even at cost of less frequent matches because unbalanced games can always stay in casual queue, where nothing is at stake.
Anyway, could other players (particularly other gold ones) tell me if they have same experience, or if mine is an anomaly?