I think we can very soon make an announcement that 1v1 ladder became a real joke.
Ladder is a bs
I absolutely do not agree with these!
Ladders are magnificent ideas!
Ladders are admirable possibilities for players to play against similar strength players continuously in an easy way! This is the point, I think.
Additionally, if a player plays enough games before expiration time (so not only the minimal 15 but much more without stalling) the ladder will show his circa skill level too. So based on his ladder performances, we can roughly put him into a skill category, but that's all.
The Ladder is (and never been) not suitable for ranking system!
The Ladder rather is more similar to the different tourney series, it is a challange like those.
And "simple" change the ELO counting method behind the ladders is not solved this, the ladders still not will be suitiable for ranking system! Remain "only" special (neverending) tourney series (with their exploitable leaks).
A legal ranking system is more complex than a "simple" challange.
And we can wait for Fizzer (asking him seriatim) to develop this legal ranking system but we shouldn't.
We shouldn't because of more reasons:
- Fizzer has limited time to develop Warlight (it seems)
- The very competitve (pro) Warlight community whos need this system is very small compare to the whole Warlight community, therefore I don't think so that Fizzer will develop this and not other features which more useable by the whole community.
- Maybe Fizzer himself is not enough competitive so he doesn't want to develop Warlight in that direction officially, I don't know :)
But I am 100% sure that this relative small pro community can be "develop" themselves a proper ranking system, just want it to be...
And when I wrote "develop", I didn't mean scripting (CLOT development or something like that), I mean simple google docs, forum topics, etc., not necessary more, I think!
However, what is needed that these pro community wants to develop this ranking system!
I had an attempt earlier (Warlight eSport Association (WeSA) - http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=11364
), which failed (I hope) only because my nickname is so light in warlight community and the lack of time to make (and present) it solely.
I still think, if the pro Warlight community decide that they make a ranking system, it will be an easy ride enough.
There are many-many possibilities!
We can eaasy adapt exist professional systems like the ELO ranking system in chess, or ATP ranking system in the tennis, etc.
And we already have many gorgeous tourney series, we only should merge them under a common ranking system!
And we really needn't difficult scripting, enough to use simple google docs and forum topics.
So write again, we only needed that the pro Warlight community want a proper ranking systems, and need some persons who has got the proper time to manage this system (making the adminsitrative tasks).
Unfortunatelly I am not that person (not enough time :( ), so I can only kindly ask somebodies from the pro community to make a proper ranking system, please, please, please :)
I can help them with my ideas (I had a lot :) ) in a braintsorming format for example.
And yes Piggy, again me, again my favorite topic :P