Ranked Match PUG - Saturday 15th of july - 19:00 UTC

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  1. Mikleo

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    Time
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20170715T190000&p1=1440

    About
    I wish to test the ranked match feature of the draftpick plugin while it's fresh on my mind.

    How ranked match works:
    You join NF at the start of the round.
    You can then join squads depending on the player number. >16 players: 2 man squads, >28 3 man squads, >40 4 man squads.
    The plugin will automatically decide teams based on each player/squads mmr.
    If you win a game you will gain MMR/leagues, else you will lose them.
    You can use !emprank !commrank !top rank to see how you are doing.

    Placement
    After your first ranked match you will be placed into a league based on a conservative estimate from your main MMR.

    The benefits:
    - No stacking - Teams are completely decided by the system.
    - No password - Completely open to everyone
    - No waiting around - no steam groups or communication software.
    -Doesn't matter if you join late or in the middle of a game.

    I hope to play 3-4 ranked matches all depends on the day.

    Maps
    con_district (warmup: starts at 18: 30 UTC)
    emp_bush (admin will need to reveal BE start position)
    emp_homeland (< 34 players) emp_chain (>= 34 players)
    emp_massacred
    emp_coast

    Let me know if any of these maps are crashy ones, I'm not up to date on that.

    Server
    Mr. X hardcore empires

    Fallback
    If things go wrong we will revert to captain draft with the same maps.

    Extra Info
    Hopefully the teams will be relatively balanced. Of course the system isn't perfect and due to high team sizes and long games the ratings are not going to be super accurate. However because the winning team's ratings increase and the losing team's ratings decrease, after the first few games I would expect the team selection to become much more balanced.
    There is a slight random factor in the team selection and because players MMR changes every game the teams that are selected should always be different.
     
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  2. Mikleo

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    I'm going to release a short list of the main MMR right now as a one off. Just to kind of show you that the system is working and your initial placement will be dependant on your main mmr and the result of the first match.

    1. P-MAN
    2. Justkidding
    3. Oktay
    4. Mr. X.
    5. ScardyBob
    6. =[KXIC]= hopfi
    7. Icon
    8. Mikleo
    9. Ekstergans
    10. JustGoFly
    11. Speaker1507
    12. Sovietshark

    Obviously it is not very accurate on a player by player basis, but the general trend of strong players to weak players is clear, which can be used to select reasonably balanced teams as long as there aren't a large number of unknown players in the game . Distorted slightly by the amount that you play. For example Security and Paradox are sitting 18th and 19th mainly because they haven't played many games recently. Keeping in mind there are over a thousand players in the system.

    Just to note that leaving the team or leaving the game doesn't save your MMR. If you are drafted into a game and leave immediately you will lose rating whether that team goes on to win or lose. So the emphasis is on making sure the team you are drafted into wins the game.
     
  3. Neoony

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    Sounds interesting to me.
    I will try to be there.

    Also added a countdown to my test server for this event.
     
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  4. complete_

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    im totally going to make this

    and ill get to play whatever team i want because ive never played a game with the rank pluginnnn
     
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  5. Mikleo

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    Cool, thank you.

    Sweet, although you don't get to decide your team, you can decide the 1-3 (depending on player count) players you want to play with though. I'm expecting small groups of players to stick together/partner up over the course of the event. So there is going to be a unique dynamic.

    I'm also going to try and get better music for the draft plugin.
     
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    Ranked PUG starts in 1 hour from now.
     

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    Well it was a good few games, the first two were relatively balanced long games. I think we reached a player count of 46 at one point. Then unfortunately the mapvote bugged out and we managed to lose around 20 players. But hey I enjoyed it.

    Edit: turns out that steam bugged out and wouldn't let anyone launch the game about mid-way through chain. A lot of players crashing and unable to rejoin also. Just bad timing I guess.
     
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  8. Neoony

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    Nice few games :)
     
  9. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    i forgot :(((((
     
  10. Paradox

    Paradox I am a gigantic asshole who loses people's hard wo

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    only 19th :(
     

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