Sadly i think that they are not planning to “fix” it since it is most likely intented to be how it is.
Im dissapointed in fh4 because of all this. I only played fh3 before this and had put over 1000 hours in the game. In fh4 though it seems like they either broke or removed almost all the things that i personally loved about the game.
Fh4 rivals and online “races” suck. Not to mention the ranking system which is just a joke. Online racing D,C,B classes are gone aswell. Didn’t even bother to put online racing with randoms in fortune island dlc.
One good thing i have to mention though that you can play the base game for 1 month for $1 using xbox game pass. Which for that price is perfect.
I think this is the core of the issue everyone has:
Nearly all elements of online play are randomized, including team makeup
Wins are determined by overall team finish
Personal ranking is based on team performance
You have little to no agency over your own ranking. You can finish last in every event and gain rank due to your teammates, or you can win every event and lose rank due to your teammates, and you have zero control over 80%* of factors in your result.
(*Of the 10 factors in an online adventure–surface, class, season, car selection, 5 teammates, and yourself–you have control over 2, or 20% of the total experience.)
Honestly, I think the vast majority of issues could be resolved by simply offering an adventure option that isn’t team-based. Make team adventures easier to join for players in a convoy, so friends can actually race together in ranked events, and that’s 95% of the problem solved.
It depends how highly you were rated to start with. Over the 12 rounds, your win rate was 50%, so that is an average level of performance, your presence didn’t appear to hurt or benefit the team, based purely on whether your team won or lost. Your team won or lost the same as if it had been determined by a coin toss, on average. So if you started off with a below average rating, that level of performance could be expected to increase your rating. I’d guess you started off with an above average rating, so 12 rounds of average performance dropped you down from that.
If you’ve done enough races recently to have a publicly visible rating then it shows the numbers on the start grid. If you haven’t done enough for that, you can still see your rating in the Xbox app if you go into FH4 then Achievements and click on League rating. The game seems to still match you based on your rating even if you haven’t done enough races recently for it to be publicly visible, I’m not sure how often it resets to make you do however many races again to make it visible.