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Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 03:50:00


KniFe 
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Do many people do this? I've observed many many people who join my room on a team game then just leave. I've suspected that they saw my someone intimidating stats so they just left. Do you guys do that?
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 04:11:12


farragut 
Level 58
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I often check stats, but will only leave if an opponent has significantly fewer games than me, or a significantly lower win rate (in 1v1) than me. If they have the same number of games or similar win rate, more games or a higher win rate, then I stay.
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 04:33:05


[REGL] Pooh 
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I check stats, not to be intimidated, but to avoid playing with someone that I don't think I would enjoy playing with.

First and foremost, what is the boot percentage. I will not play with anyone over 15% unless it sneaks up on me. I'd rather not have a 1/7 chance of them skipping out.

Also, if they have less than 35% wins in any significant category of 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, that means that they haven't masterd the basics yet and don't know how to play on a team.

What makes WarLight fun is playing with competent people and working together as a team. If you don't do either of them, then you will likely have a high boot rate and very low win rate.

Why join a game if its not going to be fun? While I in no way advocate that I am an elite player, but I'll stick around til the end and work together with you as a teammate.
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 09:51:05


Niko 
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I always check the stats before join a team in real time.
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 12:50:03

The Duke of Ben 
Level 55
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I usually check stats just to see what kind of game I am in for. Knowing that the opponent is 80% in 1v1 verses 45% makes a huge difference on how I'll play it out. I don't mind playing against someone with a low win rate, as I realize that it'll give them more opportunities to learn, and sometimes it's fun to stomp somebody without using a lot of thought.

And as John said, I like to avoid people with really high boot percents, because games that end in boots are much less fun.
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 14:42:33


Moros 
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I agree with all of the above.

But a next question would be: do you, as a game host, sometimes remove players from your game because of their stats, other than boot rate? (assuming the flaw of those players were not covered by the open seat prerequisites)
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 15:09:59

The Duke of Ben 
Level 55
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A lot of games have pre-requisites for joining that require certain win rates, boot rates, etc. It seems silly for a host to manually remove someone for poor stats when he or she can prevent that player joining in the first place.

For instance, none of the games that I create allow high boot rates (I generally put 8% as the max allowable). Although I don't normally put down a min win rate, I do almost always put down 50 games completed.
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 15:11:40

The Duke of Ben 
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Sorry Moros, I didn't read your () section. I rarely check on the players who try to join my games. I also don't remove players who joined, just because they are not ideal. It seems rude to push them out. If I feel strongly about it, I just remember the next time to include whatever requirements that I overlooked.
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 15:22:08


Ironheart
Level 53
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i barely check stats but before i join a tourney team i check only boot rate
Checking stats before joining a game: 5/10/2012 20:34:21


powerpos
Level 48
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boot rates must obviously be checked, booted players only a nuisance.
other then that, if it is a 3v3 for example, and my would-be-team mates have very low win ratios, and my opponents high win ratios, it would become a 3v1, which is too much trouble and too little fun generally.
in FFA i don't realy care, my opponents might be better, but never by so much i wouldn't stand a chance, it's about luck and using that luck in a FFA.
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