For the people that is saying to that guy to relax you are right but just a little bit, you are doing it in the worst way, what is your right to say to anyone to get good? You don't know the skill of the guy and the things he is able to do.
It makes me laugh people complaining in another post about being lvl 70 and having a weak collection, I remember when I reach lvl 70: I only had a Heavy Metal, a Freeze Frame and a Headstrong as diamond and zero marquee characters except Headstrong, I wanted to show to the people that I was able to do it without marquee and without diamonds, I couldn't do it without diamonds being honest, but without marquee I was able to maintain Gold 1 (when that existed), only when I had a long break, I got a downgrade and then I always was Gold 2 with one of the weakest collections I can say, just having a current long break again I got a downgrade, and for the first time I am Gold 3, call it luck or skill or trash, whatever you want, but it is similar with that guy (I want to believe) @KeenFox
The guy wants to be heard like everyone that makes a post here but he doesn't get answers, and he wants fair matches, sometimes it would seem apparent matches because the boss node doesn't seem so much far for the weaker opponent, but when you look the other nodes, you can watch the unbalance, the extreme one. Just an example but again, one key but not the total victory was Sketchy but what they did do? Nerf her because I am sure top people was complaining and to favor the new variants and the curious diamond Robo Fortune variant (I would like to catch the refference of that Robo Fortune, uh huh) and still, have you noticed?, the variants that are able to punish buffs are:
The weaker in stats by nature (Shadow Ops)
The one with the most rarity (Heart of Darkness, I want to know if that variant copies a SA that recquires Hype Mode, being charged like Squigly, head drones or head hits, what happens? If that makes the Double gum useless, wow)
I can't remember clearly which update was (3.0 or 3.1), but when they changed the matchmaking with similar collection matches was the best age of rift battles, people complained about catalyst but not about pairing with a person a way lot stronger than you, and the same story again, I remembered a post of a TOP player complaining about that and saying that was going to leave and then... like an emergency situation, they changed the system and it is messed up again and haven't seen that player again complaining.... that system is poor except for diamond people that could hunt Gold 2 and Gold 3 players (sometimes they are similar I won't lie but it is not most of the time) it seems, because I can watch the same club in diamond, instead of being new faces with the other matchmaking.
I don't know if you are going to watch this or take it in a good way the thing I am going to say but.... I know that you like the game, that you want a better game, that you feel you can do it, but the game is taking another direction, one of that people that went all the way didn't expect and don't like (not all the people but I guess some of it). I like the game and still be around here, this is why I remark the latest decisions and why I don't agree with it, I know that they don't answer things that would scold them, do you remember the first "character tier list"?, they said that they asked to 5 people.... That's the community it seems, I made a post when they changed Decrypted and now they changed Sketchy and nothing...
Take a break buddy, 1 or 2 weeks, you can feel you don't need it but it is great I can tell and it could be only for rift battles, prepare your post, a good one, and we will be pleased to comment it and support you.