- (1) Rank only those players with 10 or more Duel wins;
(2) Once given, sort rankings like now;
(3) Remove the rating requirement for medals; and
(4) Award medals to the top 10 ranked Duelists.
So let's encourage Duel gameplay a bit more. Using 10 wins as the qualifier for a ranking, even new players would have a realistic chance to qualify for at least an iron medal so long as they play ALOT of matches against human opponents, even if they from time to time run in to experienced players who would destroy their net win rating. Playing more and more matches is how new players become experienced players, and experienced players don't have to feel as bad as they do right now when they repeatedly defeat new players.
It is not easy to balance the legitimate needs for a competitive gameplay and with the goal of making the game accessible. The tweaks suggested above would better balance these needs than the status quo and do so with only incremental changes to what we have now that, hopefully, would not require much developer attention.