So... These ranked servers and stats (excuse my ignorance)... How much better are they than ngstats for UT that was released like 5 years ago? : )
Your ignorance is excused. Besides just trackign stats, the ranked servers allow you to unlock certain weapons in ranked servers.
And I don't know what kind of crappy connections/computers you guys have, but every server I have played since the retail release has been smooth and without problems. I think that this lag you guys are receiving is client-side. Say what you will, but I doubt that I have just been lucky when picking servers and I've just been playing in perfect servers within a mile from my house.