<< Back to General Forum   Search

Posts 1 - 30 of 37   1  2  Next >>   
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:05:35


Benjamin628 
Level 59
Report
My boots are all from long, long ago.

A boot rate of 12.7% is not appealing. If boots expire in 3 months, my boot rate would be about 2-5%.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:12:09

Hennns
Level 58
Report
the boot rate may not be appealing, but it's deserved (no offence). Making boots expire would imo take away the point with a boot rate, I want to know how many games you've been booted based on all your games- not the 3 last months. Besides an expiration so short would just lead to higher fluctuations, due to much less data. At least make it a much longer time period- like a year.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:14:25


Benjamin628 
Level 59
Report
I guess you are right, but people go through active and inactive spikes. Maybe I should put in my bio when I am active, like DanWL.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:21:10

Hennns
Level 58
Report
I'd put it in the tagline, since then you can see it without opening your profile. Anyway you can do something like that- it doesn't hurt :p
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:25:37


QueefBalls
Level 59
Report
I think it would be interesting to have something on your profile that also shows boot percentage for the last 30 days, similar to showing points in the last 30 days.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:31:57


Benjamin628 
Level 59
Report
Agreed QB. Maybe more like 60 days though, because its a lot easier to fluctuate in 30 days as Henns said.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:37:53


x_420SWAG_x
Level 22
Report
I suggest that the shown boot rate is further broken down into boot times.

I tend to get booted from games that have shorter turn times (less than 3 days) because I occasionally go camping for the weekend, causing me to get booted from a few games.

I rarely get booted from games that are 3+ days, however that is not reflected by my boot history (Which is unappealing).

I suggest a boot rate breakdown into:


    * Realtime games
    * Games that allow less than 24 hours
    * Games that allow between One day to just under 3 days
    * Games that allow between 3 Days to just under 7 days
    * Games that allow longer than 7 days


This will allow hosts to know that they're inviting someone who is frequently booted from short games but rarely booted from longer games.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:43:38


Nex
Level 60
Report
If all else fails, create a new account and never be booted again. ;)
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 01:56:05


knyte 
Level 58
Report
It'd be nice to specify a game range from which you want statistics. For example, my last 400 games are drastically different than my first 400 games. I still think long-term history is useful.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 03:23:46


Dr. Stupid 
Level 58
Report
I actually really like this idea, but rather than a 30-60 day window, I would prefer a longer timeline like perhaps over 1 year
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 03:46:23


knyte 
Level 58
Report
^ Or maybe just a number of games as an alternative to time periods.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 08:20:44


Poseidó̀±nas
Level 57
Report
If all else fails, create a new account and never be booted again. ;)
-FK

I thought everyone did this already.. ?
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 08:30:52


Kartoffelr
Level 55
Report
If i would get booted in more then 10% of my games, i would start thinking twice before joining games.
Which i actually did and soon my boot rate lowered.
Most boots i experienced so far were well-deserved.
I experienced people with a boot rate of 40-50% (and some even more) and unsurprisingly, they were a pain to play with. They are usually in more then 50 games the same time, are online multiple times per day, yet they lengthened the games as much as possible. 3 day boot time - of course they never took their turn before the day 2 mark (Well, i started to love the "most x % boot rate" prerequisite).

Their shitty boot rate is the only punishment they get, and i really don't see why boots should expire.
No offense.

Edited 6/4/2015 08:39:03
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 09:23:16


Sephiroth 
Level 60
Report
I agree that very old boots should expire, but IMO only after at least 2 years or more
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 10:27:11

DanWL 
Level 62
Report
Maybe I should put in my bio when I am active, like DanWL.

I would have thought that some other people did this. I only do it to let people know that I am / aren't active. Beware: it uses many characters, unless you summarize it!

Edited 6/4/2015 11:14:22
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 17:20:39


Master Jz 
Level 61
Report
I'd like to see a boot rate for the last 30 days. In some cases, people have low boot rates overall, but have been getting booted left and right in the last month. That's something I'd want to know about before joining a team game with them. As of late, I've had terrible luck with teammates getting booted in the open games I've been joining.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 22:09:00

[NI] Lord eKell
Level 56
Report
Or two separate boot %'s. 1 for real-time and 1 for multi-day.

My real time boots are fairly high because I'm easily distracted by the other shiny things on the internet, but that's completely different from my reliability in multi-days
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 22:27:09


hedja 
Level 58
Report
Can I suggest 1 thing to everyone here (who seem to get booted quite often and don't like others knowing)?
It could be beneficial if you guys only join games you know you could finish within the boot time? If you are going to play a real-time game with 8 players on a large map which could easily take up to 30 turns with a boot time of 5 minutes, make sure you are free for the next 2 hours and a half. If you are planning to join a multiday game with 2 day boots and no vacations honoured, and you plan on going on a short holiday away or you know that you may not have access to warlight - just don't join, remake the game with the same settings and longer boot times if you really wish to play those settings.

Sure sometimes you can't allow for occurrences like your internet crashing - you just forget about the game - your laptop breaks and you cant play in your multiday game. However this is why you have a boot rate, so other players are aware of how often things like this happen to you, and the probability (given your past) that you are going to get booted from the game.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 22:36:49


Epicular
Level 46
Report
Yes, profiles should show both the all-time boot rate and the boot rate from the last 60 days.
I only think boots should expire completely after at least a year.

Edited 6/4/2015 22:37:20
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 22:47:16

TBest 
Level 60
Report
90 days is a normal time for things similar to boot rate, too expire on comparable site.
It could also be that ONLY MD games can have the boot rate expire. (We need MD and RT boots separated for sure, I think)

Also if a player hasn't finished 100 games in the last 90 days, then the last 100 games should count. (Obviously the # of games can be changed, if you think it is a bit low)

@hedja any tips for this "you just forget about the game"?
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 23:00:09

M. Poireau
Level 55
Report
I'm with hedja, too.

That's the whole point of the boot rating.

If you really feel you've "changed" in some significant way, start a new profile. But even if you don't, your percentage should go down fairly quickly.

Total boot percentage over your time at Warlight seems like a fair representation to me.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 23:03:18

M. Poireau
Level 55
Report
Another suggestion for a simple implementation:

"[Player] has been booted [X] times (XX.X%). Most recent boot was on [date]."
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/4/2015 23:36:50


Epicular
Level 46
Report
We need MD and RT boots separated for sure, I think

I agree with this, usually getting booted from real time games and multi day games are results of very different kinds of situations and should be listed separately as well as combined.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/5/2015 00:45:14

TBest 
Level 60
Report
@M. Poireau

1. In order to reduce your boot % by half you have to dobble your number of games you have played, without getting booted. For any "Veteran" that is a long time.

2.Most recent boot was on [date]. YES! (preferably say "This player was last booted X DAYS ago")

3. Start a new profile is a bad solution. For what I believe is obvious reasons.

@Epicular

Yup, we need them combined too.

Edited 6/5/2015 00:45:30
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/5/2015 07:28:23


hedja 
Level 58
Report
TBest those are the worst ones, but there isn't much you can do about those boots. Nearly all of mine have come from forgetting I am playing a game at that moment, close the tab and get booted. Now I just try to play less RT unless I know I am going to be sitting in front of the computer for the next hour or so.

Very good suggestion Poireau, that's the one thing on this thread which doesn't seem like an addition which could complicate the boot stats too much on a profile and it tells others when the last boot was, like when you last relapsed and took drugs, which could be a good incentive for people to not get booted as it would mean restarting the clock.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/5/2015 17:16:44


Pooncrew 
Level 60
Report
The current system is perfect the way it is.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/6/2015 05:40:57


Perrin3088 
Level 44
Report
logically, if boots expired from your rates. then so would games..

If your boots from 3 months + expired, then that would mean your boot rate would = your boots in last 3 / your games in last three.
and I feel that most people that had boots recently would see an avid increase in their boot rates.

However, I feel if this were implemented, it would need to be implemented *alongside* the current boot rates.
low duration boot rates *3-6-12 months* could show people that tend to go inactive mid game and cause disturbances in RT games, while long duration boot rates *lifetime* could show people that have done bad in the past, or who will regularly leave WL due to IRL obligations *or just boredom* and would be less reliable in MD games.

and Benjamin, you've had 241 boots in 266 days... there is no reason why you shouldn't have a black mark on your record... logically speaking, if I played a MD game with you, I would *expect* you to get booted within the first 40 days, presuming it lasts longer than that, as you have 40 games, and you average little under a boot a day.
If you don't want a bad boot record, don't play more games than you can handle.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/7/2015 02:48:14


Benjamin628 
Level 59
Report
Thats the entire time I've been playing Warlight. I haven't been booted in 3 weeks, and have been booted 5 times in 3 months.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/7/2015 03:22:43


Jetster220 
Level 57
Report
Either way Benjamin, sounds like your regularly biting off more than you can chew. I make it a point to make sure I do not join a game that I don't feel I can make sure I take my turn within the allotted time, and also don't have more games going than what I think I can manage and keep up with, hence I have only been booted from 2 games, EVER.
Petition: Boots Expire: 6/7/2015 03:24:31


Coronel Gavilan
Level 57
Report
Boot rate is well deserved. No offense. I dont care if I play with a person with a high % because I know I can win easily. Also in my opinion, boot rate doesnt show us the level or strenght of a player. Also, it doesnt mean he/she is lazy. Many factors can affect the boot rate. My only proposal is to eliminate that restriction about % boot rate while creating new games.
Posts 1 - 30 of 37   1  2  Next >>