At the time when the config file update @KRAKENJIMMY noted had been put out onto this thread, my experience with matchmaking was extremely sporadic in connecting to matches in ranked and exhibition. Maybe averaging a 3-5 minute search, but not uncommon for longer at times. The deleting Shin Hisako and/or backing out and restarting searches didn’t seem to help much.
At the initial launch of the patch, my experience held to pretty much the same as pre-patch, sporadic matches, longer than normal searching times. Yesterday, however, between exhibition and ranked, match connection times were much shorter. Anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Today, though, it’s been more of the same old same old. I want to try later on today but i’ve had pretty up and down results post-patch. But i am also having instances where Shin Hisako is greyed out at certain points; for me, this is the only 3.5 character that has issues of being unavailable… The holday banner i haven’t seen for awhile now. VIP 2XP seems to be working correctly. I think the daily rewards is ok, i’ve never paid a lot of attention to them.