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Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 19:30:49

Fizzer 
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The color thread made me interested to see what colors win the most often in the ladder. So here you go, stats totaled over every ladder game ever played:


Color Win percent
Deep Pink 57.5493612%
Ivory 55.0582926%
Orchid 54.6675621%
Blue 53.7195994%
Light Blue 53.5082367%
Brown 52.9028050%
Lime 52.4381095%
Gray 52.3841170%
Hot Pink 51.8427518%
Orange Red 51.6758591%
Dark Magenta 50.4085481%
Red 50.1359804%
Sea Green 50.0000000%
Purple 49.4855709%
Dark Green 48.8910318%
Teal 48.5193622%
Green 48.4161267%
Copper Rose 48.2498284%
Aqua 48.1889764%
Tan 46.6458658%
Orange 45.8715596%
Saddle Brown 45.1007644%
Yellow 43.3985944%
Electric Purple 41.8484501%
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 19:44:19

The Duke of Ben 
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That's...that's not random chance. I never thought the distinction would be so big just from color choice. Would you be willing to also indicate how often those colors are used on the ladder?
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 19:53:29

Dr. TypeSomething 
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The Impaller was Deep Pink, if I remember correctly. And there probably aren't that many deep pink users to dilute his incredibly high win percentage. So that isn't surprising. And I think J Russ plays as Electric Purple (its certainly some kind of purple), so that has to bring the stats down on that one.
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 19:55:10


Timinator • apex 
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Piggy using deep pink too :)
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 19:58:26


[WM] Gnuffone 
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me too =) i will play as deep pink =)
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 20:01:37


sasha grey
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Orchid 54.6675621%
this.
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 20:37:25

Admin
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I apologize for bringing down the percentage on Yellow :(
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 20:47:49


Moros 
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Woohoo! Go Ivory!
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 21:11:16


Z-Dog 
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It looks like my fellow Aqua-ites need my help on the ladder
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 21:23:35


professor dead piggy 
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Deep Pink master race reporting in.
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 21:32:17


szeweningen 
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Fizzer, could you please post updated overall usage of colours by ladder participants? Small usage could explain bigger deviation (a while back you posted total colour usage by percent throughout the whole community).
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 21:37:06


x 
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If you have to change colour, does your win or loss count for your regular colour or your temporary colour?
Ladder wins by color: 12/20/2012 22:01:52

Fizzer 
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Here are the number of ladder games that have been played by each color.

7355 Red
5878 Blue
5737 Gray
5556 Green
4446 Aqua
4150 Dark Green
3988 Yellow
3985 Purple
3183 Dark Magenta
3076 Teal
2668 Lime
2659 Ivory
2398 Orange
2357 Orange Red
1923 Tan
1743 Electric Purple
1723 Deep Pink
1640 Light Blue
1628 Hot Pink
1533 Brown
1489 Orchid
1457 Copper Rose
1439 Saddle Brown
921 Sea Green
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 00:19:16


his balls. 
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Now this is interesting. The win % discrepancy is quite large given the sample size suggesting there is more to it than chance. I have two hypotheses:

1) Deep Pink etc are somehow more intimidating than purple causing weak/scared moves from opponents and early surrenders; or
2) Deep Pink etc are colours more likely to be chosen by better/more intelligent players.

Thoughts?
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 01:08:48


Níðhöggr
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My winning percentage based on color:

Purple: 100%

This is clear evidence that purple is a superior color.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 01:14:39

Hennns
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@Bombs

I personally believe the reason is that the people who win more in the ladder are similar somehow, so they tend to pick the same colors (yours #2).

Also I find it funny that Sea green have exactly 50% over 921 games 0_0, while all the other numbers are whit a lot of decimals.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 01:20:39

Hennns
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Sorry for the double post, but I forgot to add:

Red,which is the most played color (by far) is placed in the middle of all the colors(number 12 winning, if I counted correct:p), indicating to me that it`s so usually to pick, that the idea^^ don`t apply for that color because it`s evened out. (or simply ppl who pick red score in the middle on avg)
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 01:42:45

Fizzer 
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Also I find it funny that Sea green have exactly 50% over 921 games

I think that's just because I ran the queries a few hours apart, so a game finished in between.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 03:57:49

I am going inactive in my current games
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7355 Red
5878 Blue
5737 Gray
5556 Green
4446 Aqua
4150 Dark Green
3988 Yellow
3985 Purple
3183 Dark Magenta
3076 Teal
2668 Lime
2659 Ivory
2398 Orange
2357 Orange Red
1923 Tan
1743 Electric Purple
1723 Deep Pink
1640 Light Blue
1628 Hot Pink
1533 Brown
1489 Orchid
1457 Copper Rose
1439 Saddle Brown
921 Sea Green

That sea green number makes me want to change to it... I will right now. But dark green and teal are also my favorites.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 04:26:17


professor dead piggy 
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2) Deep Pink etc are colours more likely to be chosen by better/more intelligent players.

Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 06:28:28


♦CPU♦ thegman
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Aqua is the color of champions, you people losing need to stop using it :).
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 08:28:57

Warguan
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I have a sneaking suspicion results for ivory are skewed somewhat by the fact that it is sometimes not noticed - I know I have lost a game by missing it on a 'round the back' border from Hawaii.

Or perhaps more intelligent players (or ones that try harder to improve there win rate) have noticed this potential and have switched to ivory in an attempt to gain a small advantage.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 11:32:38

ladder player
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actually i would say that probably blue si the best color, as it is the second most used color and the 5th with most victories. It is the only one which can balance up even with the lower players in there
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 11:33:56

ladder player
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and could all the non.members stop saying "I"... "in my case" and dumb things like those.... this is about LADDER games, u dont count!
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 12:28:55


his balls. 
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Well to support wargun I know I have also been put at certain disadvantage when not spotting ivory occasionally. Although funnily enough they don't know you haven't seen them so assume you will make the correct counter and play accordingly...but because you haven't seen them you do something weird that can suprise them.

Anyone care to do a statistical analysis on these results, see if they stand up to scrutiny? I am not sure which test would be suitable for this type of data. I have seen articles which refer to red being the optimal colour for physical sports - something to do with a tribal intimidation factor and visibility (especially for team sports). I know there is one about the english football league.

I do think it is more likely to be some psychological characteristic of naturally good players to choose the colours ranked higher.

Also nice one to the non british using british english colour. Hold on to it.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 13:30:34


Ironheart
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Why is electric purple last
1)Are less worse/less intelligent players more likely to choose it?
2)Or are more intelligent more likely to choose more popular colours or another preference?
Come on electric purple!!!
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 14:00:13


Pink 
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the thing is that
"Yellow 43.3985944%

Electric Purple 41.8484501%"

are quite bellow others.... no doubt it must mean something
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 14:07:29


Diabolicus 
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Ivory is not a colour :-P
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 17:19:51


Kenny • apex 
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Looks like I'm changing to Electric Purple.
Ladder wins by color: 12/21/2012 17:51:55

Heyheuhei 
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Blue isnt first? What are shame!
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