Why did I lose 9 ratings for a #3?! I lost the same amount for a #21 few games away, and #3 is a bit better than #21. For top 10 I always gain rating. The solution is 3/10! The match just didn’t start and players quit, finally starting with 10 players. The rating is calculated by who are behind and who are ahead you. A 3/100 means that 97 players were behind you, a 3/10 means 7.
What can you do about this? You can just quit matchmaking before the airplane flies by pressing ESC and pick “exit to lobby” on the menu. I’ve tested it in 3pp and I didn’t lose rating. I lost rating for quitting while the plane was flying or – obviously – when I died very early.
Always quit if the match have less than 95 players! The more players are in the game, the more die early while you are evading combat. Practically the same amount gets to the 4th circle, regardless if they were initially 100 or 50. You should also quit the damn fog maps where you don’t see anything but those who mess with the ini files do, because fog is client-side. You also have to dodge rain maps, not because there’s anything wrong with them, but because other people do, giving you a 80-people game.