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Re: Forum game Diplomacy league

Postby sjg11 » 25 Jan 2011, 08:06

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Pedros wrote:I definitely favour Ceebs suggestion of the ELO-based system in DiplomaticCorp. It's complicated, true, but it seems to me to meet all the objections to the present main site ranking systgem - that it encourages draws, takes no account of the abilities of the people you beat/lose to, etc, and also deals well with the varied number of games.

I'd be totally opposed to the suggestion that we multiply base points by the number of players in the game. That would totally unbalance the system in favour of large games, even if no solo is gained.


Your comment about the main site ranking system failing to take into account who one plays against is a very good one. The other problem I have is that it takes no account of which power you play--it's absurd that solo as Russia is worth just as much as a solo as Austria, given the latter is much more difficult to accomplish. I don't think we could really factor that into the forum games, as there's not enough of a database to even start to assess whether, say, France or China is the easier country in Imperial (though Turkey is, without dispute, the most difficult by a long margin and requires the most skilled, experienced, persuasive, and good-looking of players to manage even a share of a draw).

We could ask Gms for an opinion about which country's hardest to play and which one's easiest to play in each variant.

I also like mat.gopack's idea of the rankings and then the top x number of players go into a tournament.
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Re: Forum game Diplomacy league

Postby Pedros » 08 Feb 2011, 14:32

This one seems to have run into the buffers, but I do like Ceebs suggestion of the ELO-based ranking system, so I'm doing some work on it. More details in due course!
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Re: Forum game Diplomacy league

Postby sjg11 » 08 Feb 2011, 22:47

Pedros wrote:This one seems to have run into the buffers, but I do like Ceebs suggestion of the ELO-based ranking system, so I'm doing some work on it. More details in due course!

Don't worry. I'm still highly interested in the idea and would love to create something, whatever it may be, to add a competitive element to forum games. However we need players.
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