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08-03-2011, 09:26 PM

For season 3 could you make it so a W-streak or L-streak doesn't magnify both possible outcomes of every game? It doesn't make mathematical sense to go 12-4, then lose 4 games and be back at +0 for the session despite going 12-8 because the losses were amplified due to your upward trend.

Conversely, a player that starts 3-13 shouldn't shoot higher upwards after a win simply because he is trending downward so hard. In fact, it should be the opposite.

The point of the amplifier is to help trending players reach their destination sooner. Amplifying each type of outcome after each type of streak prevents the very thing it's put in for from happening. At the moment, a win streak only gives you a (nearly) coinflip's chance of the amplifier helping you, and a coinflip's chance of it hurting you -- rather than simply helping you trend harder in the direction you're currently trending. What I'm saying is, if you're trending up, wins should be amplified and losses should be held equal. And likewise for losses/trending downward.

This will help new players reach their appropriate ratings much faster since it will prevent so much of the skew that occurs from winning while you are losing overall, and vice versa. Also will make for more possible lead changes at the top, etc etc. Good all around

Thoughts? Perhaps the amplifier could apply to each outcome, but more so for the direction you're moving?

Conversely, a player that starts 3-13 shouldn't shoot higher upwards after a win simply because he is trending downward so hard. In fact, it should be the opposite.

The point of the amplifier is to help trending players reach their destination sooner. Amplifying each type of outcome after each type of streak prevents the very thing it's put in for from happening. At the moment, a win streak only gives you a (nearly) coinflip's chance of the amplifier helping you, and a coinflip's chance of it hurting you -- rather than simply helping you trend harder in the direction you're currently trending. What I'm saying is, if you're trending up, wins should be amplified and losses should be held equal. And likewise for losses/trending downward.

This will help new players reach their appropriate ratings much faster since it will prevent so much of the skew that occurs from winning while you are losing overall, and vice versa. Also will make for more possible lead changes at the top, etc etc. Good all around

Thoughts? Perhaps the amplifier could apply to each outcome, but more so for the direction you're moving?