The improvements I've been waiting for.
This week I could tell all the new gear I've been picking up has helped tremendously. I went from the worst rating I've ever seen up to about 1574 before settling in at 1542.... The last few games my partner for the week had a screaming child to deal with and we just wound up calling it a night due to extended "breaks" for the child.
No worries at all, I see the slow progression taking place. In fact I think I'm going to save the arena points this week and just pick up a hateful cloak. If we can cross the 1600's barrier I"m up for a few core hateful gladiator items.
My only concern is that I keep swapping partners, which makes it hard to settle down and get thing synched up.
17 hours ago