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Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:14:19

Fizzer 
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The ladder now requires that players complete at least 10 ladder games before they are awarded a rank. This is considered the "provisional period."

You'll notice that most players have transitioned back to "not ranked" - this explains why.

You can still tell where you would have ranked by examining your rating compared to others, but you won't officially get it until you complete ten games.

This is necessary due to the rating algorithm used by WarLight. The algorithm performs very poorly with small amounts of data. If WarLight ever switches rating algorithms, this restriction can be removed or changed, but for now this makes sense. This makes sense not only for the launch of the ladder, but new players joining the ladder since they would suffer the same problem.
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:23:51


crafty35a 
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Good idea. One question though:

"You can still tell where you would have ranked by examining your rating compared to others, but you won't officially get it until you complete ten games."

Where can this information be found? I see all non-ranked players rated as 1500.
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:30:20

Fizzer 
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Working on that now - ratings will show up in the usual place. Just give me a minute...
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:33:47


NuckLuck (Retired) 
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"The ladder now requires that players complete at least 10 ladder games before they are awarded a rank."

Sounds like a good idea to me too. Small clarification though, as it is currently set up you only have to "play" in ten games, for example knobber has completed 7 and played in 10, but he is ranked. So its more like a 7 game wait.

And of course Crafty likes it, ranked #1 :p
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:34:51

Fizzer 
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Actually Knoebber has completed 14 games. Be sure to click "Show All" - the main ladder page only shows the most recent 10.
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:42:02


NuckLuck (Retired) 
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aha, k my bad. Was so close to contributing to warlight :(
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 20:46:22


crafty35a 
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NuckLuck, I and am definitely not ranked number one, even with the provisional period -- I think you're confusing me with Perrin :)
Notice: Provisional period: 2/22/2011 21:53:34


Perrin3088 
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woot! my 10 seconds of fame have finally arrived!!
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