Originally posted by ZumdahlNO NO NO NO!!!!!!!
This should definitely be incorporated into the system:
Instead of deciding how many points are won or lost after the game is over, it shoudl be decided at the start of the game calculated by the two players rating at that time. Then the points that are gained or lost should stay constant through the game, regardless of rating changes that are bound to happ ...[text shortened]... ore sense, afterall. a new rating is not calculated mid tournament in otb or anything like that.
Originally posted by bazik and skipslotthis method would lead to us all increase our ratings!!!!!
......rating at the beginning or the one at the end of the game, whichever is highest..............
Originally posted by flexmoreNot true... one player would go up by the same amount that the other player goes down (as it is now).
this method would lead to us all increase our ratings!!!!!
eventually we would have players rated 4000 ... whaat a messssssSSSS?!
slightly better would be to average the two.
but our present setup is much better still:
if we win against a player who is just being timed out hundreds of times then who cares.
if we beat dustin when he is keeping up with his games then give us good credit!
Originally posted by ToeUsing the max between start and end rating would never alow that!!
It has indeed been discussed many times: the clue is in the thread title:
[b]Manipulation noun Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage
Using anything other than the end rating allows for gross advancement ...[text shortened]... ly within the rules. And for that reason, an absolute non-starter.[/b]
Originally posted by bazikIndeed true: I was on about the initial proposal of "assign points at the start". The thread has modified over its history, but there were an unsafe number of recs on post #1.
Using the max between start and end rating would never alow that!!
cause there wouldn't be 40 points to each game he would won against those 1200 players.. because each time he wons a game.. the ranking goes up.. meaning that the more he win... against the 1200's the less his ranking goes up.. eventually going above the 1600 and he would start losing points for the wins!
Originally posted by gumbieI'm pretty sure that to avoid manipulation, some kind of maximum is needed, either max of start and end, or max during period.
I quite like the system as it is now.
But I think using the average between start and finish would certainly be better than using the max between start and finish.