Rework the soft reset and get rid of the huge rating deviation at the start of the season.
I'm proposing people start at the bottom of the tier they finished in and keep their rating deviation -- e.g. same plus/minus in rating that you get from matches after your rating settles.
- It is too easy for bad or good luck to put someone in a division they don't belong in, and it takes a while to claw yourself out, or to slowly slide back to where you belong.
- It is too easy for people trying to play the minimum number of matches for season rewards to tank rating to low silver/bronze at the start of the season so they get a bunch of easy matches for the rest of the season.
- People start the season at different times, and most of the top players have several alts. That means the chaos that happens at the start of the season will continue through out the season. 1800 rating people will start out at 1400 rating (gold 2). Not as big of an issue day 1 when everyone is skewed, but 3-4 weeks into the season it can be pretty annoying to have someone that out of place in a match.