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Ratings reduction for 'excessively selective' play
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 4 Oct 2017 10:03am

We have reduced all of the unreasonably high ratings that were achieved by excessively selective play. One needs to play all players with all ratings - both high and low.

Some ratings may also have received an unreasonable boost if one played and won against those players who artificially boosted their ratings.
Unreasonably high ratings were decreased across the board for all players.

"Excessively Selective"
Posted by mckay234 4 Oct 2017 4:37pm

The change in rating seems arbitrary and unfair. Naturally better players will play against better players....Your system of scoring incurages this.

Excessively selective play
Posted by webmaster (moderator) 4 Oct 2017 9:24pm

We have found that ratings can receive an unreasonable boost if one plays and wins against those players who artificially boost their ratings.
Unreasonably high ratings were decreased across the board for all players.

When you win against someone who didn't cheat but benefited in a rated win against someone who did, you'd also receive an artificially unreasonable boost in rating.
At this time all unreasonable ratings for all players are reduced so that will become less of an issue. We apologize for inconvenience.

It seems a number of people treated rating number as a sort of badge of honour or, at least a badge for bragging rights.

For a more relevant measure of one's skill (and bragging rights, as well as possible prizes) , we suggest competing in our monthly Ladder competitions.
In Ladder, players compete for a #1 to #10 spots in monthly competitions. See: Ladder Rules or in play for $Ticket competitions - see What are $Tickets

Posted by LadyAwe (VIP) 10 Oct 2017 9:33pm

As a devoted GC player, I am pleased to see this arbitrary adjustment being made. It will help eliminate the divide that has existed between players and their playing style. I have always welcomed anyone to join my table and can only hope that other follow suit. Maybe this will encourage that approach to gaming here at GameColony.

I agree
Posted by jethrotulll (VIP) 11 Oct 2017 1:57am

I agree with LadyAwe. One of the most personable players out there, she has never "not" played a player because of their artificial rating. When you become a VIP player, you quickly realize that ladder rankings and tournaments wins are what is important.

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