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Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 18:56:50


Master Ree 
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Pretty self explanatory.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 19:07:30


Ragnarok
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Edit.

Edited 7/14/2015 19:08:57
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 19:10:53

Chinball
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Two reasons I can think of. I'm not saying they make sense or they're right, they're just my brainstorming ideas.

1) A higher level means you've played plenty of games already. Generally, practicing a lot can be correlated with the level of skill.
2) Games like pokemon where you have to level up have influenced our mentality on what a level means. In games like pokemon, a higher leveled pokemon fairs much better than a lower one. You would never find a level 2 beating a level 50 pokemon, it just wouldn't happen. This type of mentality inaccurately translates to other games like this one, where a level 2 player has an equal chance at beating a level 50 player.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 19:20:27


Kartoffelr
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A huge part of "skill" is a posteriori knowledge.

Indeed, pretty self explanatory.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 19:21:22


Master Turtle 
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Bigger is better...
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 19:34:09

Im a Belieber
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I would also imagine it has something to do with the significance the creator of the site assigns to the higher levels. For example, you can't join the competitive ladder systems the site offers until you reach certain levels. I agree that a higher level doesn't suggest better play, but a decent amount of players that may have more potential are locked out of the ladder simply because they use an adblocker, or don't play a ton of free for alls.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 19:36:27


Jefferspin 
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Because it's true.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 20:39:46


Fleecemaster 
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In the same way people think those who are older are more wise.

Edited 7/14/2015 20:40:04
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 21:20:38


Jefferspin 
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What're you saying???
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 22:10:37

RiskTaker
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Just like any other game, the more you play it, the better you SHOULD get at it.

Of course there are exceptions:

You have played risk and are a champion at it.
You have a high level but are a complete noob, like me :D
You have a low level but are a master in Warlight
You have a second account
You are a low level and got a membership
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 22:49:11


Benjamin628 
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Because it's true.

Correlation does not imply causation.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/14/2015 23:10:27


Kain
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you have played more that 3000 games,you are lvl62, it looks good but 96% of them were loteries and u are complete noob....
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 01:17:16


indibob 
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seems to me that it shows little to do with skill.... much more to do with lottery games and just how many games you play. I got to level 56 by playing 80+ FFAs at a time, doesn't mean i'm good, far from it, i get creamed in most 1 V 1s.
Why the 'level' exists at all is a bit of a mystery as it really does tell us nothing.
Why is it games can't be rated like they are for the ladder? If games were rated, it would push aside any advantage of playing many games and a huge plus IMO would be the end of lotteries completely, no high level players would want to risk a lottery against players of a lower level.
Just my thoughts, and perhaps would be too hard to code but i think it would answer the question of who are the most skillful players much better than a level system
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 01:35:26


Richard Sharpe 
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People are stupid. Simple answer.

Edited 7/15/2015 01:35:46
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 01:46:26

savemyday83
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For those that play to their skill level, they have learned more about tricks of the trade
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 02:27:15


Jefferspin 
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I guess I shouldn't be so serious around these parts.

Edited 7/15/2015 02:38:48
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 09:44:07


Latnox 
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of course lvl is not ultimate indicator of skills, but it takes about 2-3 days for experienced player to get to 30 lvl (checked it myself). So whenever I see a player, who plays warligth for couple of months and still have 20-ish lvl, it's hard for me to assume he is a pro..

Actually, as far as I remember I reached 40 lvl in about a week playing for 1 hour a day or so.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 12:57:56

MrHymen
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Why do lottery games still give experience gains?

Surely the smart thing to do is turn the gains off..... Force people to earn levels.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 14:12:11


Kain
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why are lottery games allowed? They are ridiculous and only slow down servers.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 14:32:49


natto
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I get this. I have a pretty high level from playing lots of games with friends and not taking it seriously. A level 10 with half a brain could take me apart easily
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 14:56:58


Rogue Nikolai Krogius
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level 38 is not a high level.


I have had plenty of experience with this myself. Me and some friends will be waiting for an hour just for a rt 3v3 ror to start because our level and a picture next to our name are too intimidating.

So we usually either get total noobs who have no idea what they are doing or we wait a really long time.

Now, what happens when I switch over to a low level alt? Game starts in 3 minutes. People are stupid.


Another gripe I have. Achievements count for WAY too many points. Some people can get to about level 40 or 50 just by riding the achievement train. It takes almost no skill to actually complete any of these and they are just a waste of encrypted data. How many times have you looked at somebodies achievements to see how good of a player they are?

Edited 7/16/2015 17:52:38
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 15:15:43


Punching Bag (^_^;)
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they might be there to provide encouragement to newer players.

im not sure many people look at achievements over win rates :P

a lot of people don't realize that your level is a summary of sorts, of how many games you won, and to a degree, the variety. it is not the win ratio.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/15/2015 15:39:14


SonyWilliam7
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It generally gives an estimate of the players competency of playing the game. Doesn't really mean the higher level is more skilled or better...the lesser players could be more tactical and have better strategy thoughts than the higher level player...

Which sort of relates to a previous post in this thread...
I quote

"natto
Level 38
I get this. I have a pretty high level from playing lots of games with friends and not taking it seriously. A level 10 with half a brain could take me apart easily ".............
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/16/2015 05:09:25


Master Ree 
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The main issue I see is that if someone wins 100 games in 200, they have X points. As well, if someone wins 100 games in 1000, they could still have X points (or even more with achievements).

Most people don't realize this and assume the former. You need to look at levels AND games played to get a true indication of skill, but most are lazy and don't.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/19/2015 02:19:36


Zoya the Destroya 
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Like fleecemaster said, it's the same reason people think age is related to wisdom. You get some credit for just sticking around. I started a few months ago and I work from home so I'm pretty much playing all day while I work. I'm probably 10 levels higher than I should be just from people being auto-booted from games.

Edited 7/19/2015 02:22:22
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/20/2015 01:00:18


Tiny Koala
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Even looking at the percentage of games won isn't a good indicator of skill. It takes some skill to get an 80-90% win rate on the open games, but it takes much more skill to put in a halfway decent showing on one of the ladders.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/20/2015 01:11:16


knyte 
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It also depends on where you are in the ladder. Getting an 80% win rate isn't too hard when you're in the bottom third of the ladder but it's presumably tougher when you face people in the top third, since in both cases you need to be underrated to have that high of a win rate, and you're much more likely to be underrated if you're near the bottom of the ladder. In any case, someone who wins 80% of their games in the top 100 would probably easily crush someone who wins 80% of their games in the bottom 100.
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/20/2015 13:03:16


[WM] Gnuffone 
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I tbink the reason lot of ppl tend to think so is caused from the fact that there are lot of games famous games where level is one of the most important thing: i could mention pokemon and league of legend
ofc in WL it does not matter at all
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/20/2015 14:07:11


Benjamin628 
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^
Why do people think higher level = higher skill: 7/23/2015 11:28:10


(ง︡'-'︠)ง let's fight!! 
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Level says nothing about skills:

https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=15029

Best example ;P
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