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 Post subject: Ranking system mechanics.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:11 am 
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Kind of curious as to how the ranking system is calculated. Mostly due to when I win and lose ranking. At first I thought it was just a direct win to loss ratio, and it may actually be, but to win a fight and lose ranking in such a system can only mean someone surpassed my ranking during the fight I was having.

Either way, curious as to how it works, math would be best.


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 Post subject: Re: Ranking system mechanics.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Players are ranked by the number of "Ranking Points" that they have. The "Ranking Points" are the blue-ribbon things that you get at the end of a battle. Sometimes you might see +3 [Blue Ribbons] -- this doesn't mean you've advanced 3 places (from 105th place to 102nd place, for example) -- instead, it means that your Ranking Points went up by 3, and you might go up in the rankings *if* your new total puts you ahead of somebody.

I don't know how the number of Ranking Points is determined. It seems to be a combination of the level difference between you and the opponent (more points for beating a higher-level guy), and the number of rounds that it takes you to beat him (sometimes I actually *lose* ranking points in a long battle).

A good feature would be to make this system more transparent. Right now there's a thread in the Bug Report section talking about inconsistent Ranking Point awards.

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