Not sure if you still monitor this, but I had a few questions
I did a public match the hard way, losing over 10 games before finally asking another female to help me win real quick, lol. It promoted me from beginner to 9th kyu.
Does this not mean I can get the 1st dan in public matches? I played 10 ranked matches (win: 1, lose: 9) and got promoted once during a lost game and once for the win to 7th kyu, so it made me wonder.
I keep getting matched up against either the same person with cheap moves, or a person with 3000 matches played using new characters. Long story short, I cannot win a ranked game, ever.