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Picking Mechanics: 2/17/2020 21:45:39


OvertForeigner
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https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=20789222

https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=18487129

In both games, player A picked some territory as #2, and player B picked the same territory as #3. However, player B got the territory.

I used to think that when picks conflict each other, the one with highest priority wins. (eg. A picks X as #1, B picks it #2, so A gets X and B gets his #4.) But when I saw the games above, I was kinda confused. I checked the wiki page about manual distribution:

Sometimes players think that Warzone distributes all of the 1s, then all of the 2s, etc. This isn't how Warzone works. However, people that think Warzone works this way will sometimes be surprised to see someone get a territory that they ranked lower than someone else who missed it did.

It's a good thing Warzone doesn't work this way, since this would mean it would be a disadvantage to pick territories that other players picked. Instead, it's better to pick the territories you want most, regardless of what other people pick.


Okay, but HOW DOES IT WORK INSTEAD???
Picking Mechanics: 2/17/2020 21:56:16


Farah♦ 
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The way warzone's pick algorithm works is as follows (simplified for a 1v1 matchup and for random/cyclic move order):

1) Choose a player who gets first pick. Let's call this player 'A'
2) Give player A his first priority pick
3) Give player B (the opposing player) his first priority pick that isn't taken yet
4) Give player B his second priority pick that isn't taken yet.
5) Give player A his second priority pick that isn't taken yet.
6) Give player A his third priority pick that isn't taken yet.
7) Assume you get the pattern and give player B his third priority pick that isn't taken yet
8) Give B... Yeah, you get it.
Picking Mechanics: 2/17/2020 22:03:52


TBest 
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Picking Mechanics: 2/17/2020 22:36:33


OvertForeigner
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Thanks!

For example, when both players pick the same #1 then player with 2nd pick should always get his #3, no matter what the opponent picked. It's what happened in the games above
Picking Mechanics: 2/17/2020 22:47:50


Njord
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its ABBAABBAA.......

lose 1st you get 2-3, then A gets 45 and and b gets 6(if they are identical ofc). this is what happend in the game whit jimmy and maik.
Everything follows this pattern in 1v1, picks, deployment, moving

Edited 2/17/2020 22:53:57
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 02:55:31


OvertForeigner
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The point in this thread was that Jimmy picked Australia #2, Maik picked the SAME territory #3 and he got it even though it was Jimmy's #2. It's possible with the order Farah just explained. (in other words, I got my answer.)

This thread wasn't about who gets which picks in case they are identical. Also, the 1 23 45 6 pattern is true only if picks are identical. If A and B have different #1s but have the same #2 and #3, B will get #2 and A will get #3.

https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=20771508
Arcturus had 1st pick. LTC Dad got his #2 and Arcturus his #3.

https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=19241813
Buns157 had 1st pick. Alex got #2 and #3, Buns157 #4 and #5 and so on.

The difference between these games is that on the first game, the players didn't pick the same #1, and on the second, the players picked identical. The only way it is possible is by what Farah said above.
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 04:32:19


Rufus 
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And that is.... ABBAABBA...
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 04:34:26

Nauzhror 
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His explanation isn't merely about when picks are identical.

It's always ABBAAB

In the first game, Edge vs Octane, Octane deploys first turn 1, this means Edge has first pick.

Now, looking at picks:

Edge: Scandinavia (First pick)
Octane: Greenland (2nd pick)
Octane: Indonesia (3rd pick)
Edge: Australia (4th pick, 2nd and third are already taken)
Edge: West Russia (5th pick)
Octane: East China (5th pick)
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 06:19:02


Cowboy 
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From the M'Hunters strategy guide
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 11:56:00


Njord
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im very sorry i tried to explain you how the general picking mechanism works, since it seemed like you did not fully grasp it..... you are ofc entitled to be a mediocre player, my bad
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 15:40:47


Farah♦ 
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Give the guy a break; he just found out about the distribution algorithm. It's difficult to grasp at first.
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 18:41:31


Njord
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nothing to do whit his skill, all to do with his attitude..... my guess is that he has been a human a long time, so there he got plenty of practice
Picking Mechanics: 2/18/2020 18:55:04


Tac(ky)tical 
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something bad about being a human?
Picking Mechanics: 2/21/2020 11:08:05

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