Originally Posted by Fat Electrolyte
I'm not exactly sure what affects the amount of points you lose per day from decay, but I do know that you get it all back after your first battle, as it is added to the amount of points that you'd have gained / lost. This alsp explains why some people still gain a small amount of points after losing- the amount the system has to make up from decay is more than the amount that player would have lost from losing the match, resulting in the appearance of gaining points.
For example, (hypothetically) if I lost 50 points from decay and lost a match that I was going to lose 40 points on, I'd gain 10 points, since the decay makes up for the loss. Either way, my ranking still lost 40 points, it just doesn't appear that way.
Awesome, thanks a lot for your reply!
I don't suppose you, or anyone else, knows what happens if you lose this match? Do all the points you would have gained from decay lost? Or are the saved until you do win?