<< Back to Ladder Forum   Search

Posts 1 - 4 of 4   
Pairing Algorithm: 8/15/2011 22:12:25

The Impaller 
Level 9
Report
When a game expires and no longer counts toward your rating, it should also no longer count to the "how many times you've played a player" count when it determines who you should be paired against. Right now, in the ladder, I am either getting paired against nobody, or getting paired against people who are around 20th or so. I've played most of the top 10 players 3-4 times, but not a single one of those games happened in the last 3 months. Why are they still being used to prevent me from playing those players again? What is the value in a ladder where none of the top 10 actually play against each other?

My last pairing against a top 10 player was against Heyheuhei, and that game was over 3 months ago.

I understand that people don't want to just play the same player over and over again, but the way the pairings are set up now, you'll play a guy 3 times in a row and then never play them again.

I see this as a pretty big problem.
Pairing Algorithm: 8/15/2011 22:19:11

Heyheuhei 
Level 57
Report
Yeah, i saw this problem too, becouse this, i didnt get games
Pairing Algorithm: 8/15/2011 22:31:26

Fizzer 
Level 58

Warzone Creator
Report
|> When a game expires and no longer counts toward your rating, it should also no longer count to the "how many times you've played a player" count when it determines who you should be paired against.

This is correct, it should not. But you're right - it's currently counting all games when determining how many times you've played an opponent. This is a bug. I just fixed it in the code, so the after the next release it will only look at non-expired games.

|> the way the pairings are set up now, you'll play a guy 3 times in a row and then never play them again.

This is incorrect. As soon as you've played more of the new players, you'll start seeing repeats with the old ones even beyond three games - there's no upper limit. It just tries to keep you somewhat even.

Thanks for bringing it up!
Pairing Algorithm: 8/15/2011 22:52:43

The Impaller 
Level 9
Report
Awesome! Thanks for the fix.
Posts 1 - 4 of 4