by **EricM** » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:02 pm

It very well might be Dae. I've never cared much for ranking myself, which is why I still do my 20-40 matches a week when I'm free but if you're actively pursuing getting to the top... with class imbalances the way they are, the system is designed to keep you from getting too far ahead. It definitely might be contributing to the camping... who knows honestly lol. One one hand though, many of those masters might be inactive or just not active PVPers. I barely consider myself active. I try and drop down under top 10-15 or so when I'm not around so I'm not inadvertently screwing up leaderboards, but as a maxed player, unless I throw 20-30 matches, there's no easy way to drop out of the rankings if I'm going to be away from BOH for a month or two.

I mean, I understand why it has to be that way obviously, else Purao/Ceka/Japster and anyone else who win the vast majority of their matches would keep on rising in rating forever. There has to come a point where a loss hits hard enough to knock you back down to regular standings. It's definitely frustrating though. I had a 30 win streak going and it had gained me an incredible 87 points lol. Lost 3 of the next 5 and dropped 84 lol. But while such rock-paper-scissors matching exists, it's not truly ELO in the spirit of things.

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Extra stuff:

ELO was developed for chess as a means of rating skill level among opponents. The difference in two opponent's ELO ratings was an indication of odds.

Under chess ELO, if I had 2800 rating, and I fought:

Someone with 2000 rating, I have a greater than a 99% chance of winning, or >100:1 odds (+1 on a win, -32 on a loss)

Someone with 2400 rating, I have a 91% chance of winning, or 10:1 odds (+3 on a win, -29 on a loss)

Someone with 2600 rating, I have a 76% chance of winning, or 3:1 odds (+8 on a win, -24 on a loss)

Someone with 2800 rating, I have a 50% chance of winning, or 1:1 odds (+16 on a win, -16 on a loss)

And flipped for players higher than me. They implemented this in BOH... but unlike chess... boh matches aren't purely skill based. And so, these odds, and therefore ELO ratings in BOH are meaningless other than as a very rough estimate of gear/gems/skill level.

I've fought atleast 8 warmages under 2000 rating in my last 100 fights... of which I've gone 5-3, or around 60% win rate... which in chess would be the miracle of the century (It would literally be the equivalent of me beating a chess grandmaster three times in eight fights).

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EricM on Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.