Originally posted by ark13It's already hard enough for a newb to get a game... 1000 rating would make it that much harder.
Yeah, but think of it from the other end of the spectrum. Imagine being a 1600 player, who loses to a provisional 1000, who's really going to be a 2000 player. They only lose half of the points they normally would, but it's still bad, and worse because it's 1000 instead of 1200. Since the average rating is close to 1200, it makes sense to let it be the starting one.
Originally posted by TheSphinxAs well as what the others have said, if you lower the starting rating, then over time you'll notice that points have been taken out of the pool, so there'd be a mild rating deflation.
I know I usually write a load of old tosh to get some reaction but I am srious with this one.
How about dropping the 1200 starting points given to new players to 1000? The reason for this is that several players have moaned to me during the course of games that they are losing interest as their rating was 1200, now it's under 1000.
If they start ...[text shortened]... ut perhaps instead of people getting fed up and leaving , they would be more inclined to stay.
Originally posted by RagnorakYeah okay, after listening to your arguments against - I agree with you. I've changed my mind by your common sense and logical reasoning.
As well as what the others have said, if you lower the starting rating, then over time you'll notice that points have been taken out of the pool, so there'd be a mild rating deflation.
The end longterm result of this would mean that your 1000 buddies would still probably drop a couple of hundred points from their starting rating.