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How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 10:10:09


les 
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I'm up too late watching the launch of 1.0 (congratulations! btw). Currently the ladder on the dashboard is empty. How much time does it take to calculate? How frequently is it updated?
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 10:28:54

Fizzer 
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Thanks! It updates once every 6 hours - there's a full write-up on the Help tab with all of the nitty gritty details :)
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 20:04:38

Fizzer 
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Although it's worth noting that I'm running it more often now to get things going faster. In the future, it will update once every 6 hours.
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 20:24:37


Perrin3088 
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woot! I got the first loss of the ladder for warlight! *flex*
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:09:39


NecessaryEagle 
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It supposedly updates every 6 hours starting midnight........so what time zone is that based on? because it doesn't seem to be US Eastern as I assumed
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:20:48


Perrin3088 
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All times are in GMT
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:21:43


Perrin3088 
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and the dashboard says

"
This page may be up to 10 minutes out of date. Last updated at 2/19/2011 11:21:03 PM GMT
"

so I'd reckon another 40 minutes?
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:25:28


sue 
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yes.he said 4pm PST so that's in about 35 mins.
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:25:34


NecessaryEagle 
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would it be that difficult to have the game auto-update ladder ranks/games???
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:27:34


NecessaryEagle 
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not that it matters to me much, I'.. be at the bottom :)
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:32:28

Fizzer 
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The ladder updates once every 6 hours on the schedule of midnight, 6am, noon, and 6pm (all times are GMT).

This means the next one is in 30 minutes.

Perrin: That particular phrase just refers to the Dashboard page updating, not the ladder.

This weekend I plan to manually force the ladder to update more often, since it's new and everyone is watching it. :)
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:36:46


NecessaryEagle 
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but would auto-update whenever a game finishes be an option? or would it slow servers too much?
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:50:59

Fizzer 
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I tested the ladder with several hundred players and updates took almost an hour to complete. This is the problem with updating after every game - it would be basically updating continuously which would cause a lot of server load.

Right now the ladder is small and updates just take a few seconds, so I plan to update it often. I can adjust the automatic update frequency up or down depending on how big the ladder gets over the coming months.
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:56:18

Fizzer 
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Actually I'm thinking now it may make sense to de-couple the "create new games" part of the ladder from the "update ratings and rankings" part.

It could check for new games, say, every 1-2 hours and only update the ratings every 6, since updating the ratings is the slow part.

I should have thought of this sooner.
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/19/2011 23:58:32


NecessaryEagle 
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I like that Idea

ps. warlight really needs it's own real-time, out-of-game chat system
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/20/2011 00:01:26


NecessaryEagle 
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It Updated!!!
i'm not last!!!
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/20/2011 00:09:22


Perrin3088 
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Fizzer, i used that link to show what time it was GMT, and the updated every 10 minutes to show that it was up to date your time ;)
How frequently does the ladder update?: 2/20/2011 03:08:45


crafty35a 
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Fizzer, is the slow part of the ratings calculation the fact that you have it adjusting people's ratings based on how their opponents do in the future? I know there was some discussion about possibly removing this part of the calculation down the line. Would that perhaps enable an immediate rating update after games complete? I believe it would then be a very simple calculation involving only those two players.
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