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Steam ratings question

Thu, 06 April 2017 05:22


Ok, So I am trying to play more games on Steam, but perhaps someone can explain something I do not understand.
When I look in Steam Players lobby, I found 35 players, and only 3 with score above 1500, and 4 with scores above 1400, (two were 1401 and 1409). The next player was 1320. Since I believe players start at 1400, how is it possible to have so many players below 1320? (of the 35 about 7 were below 20 games played, so the percentage would be 75% 21 of 28.)
Are Steam players not playing each other, or are losses counting for more in over there? OR did people not start at 1400 on Steam?



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Qorlas
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Re:Steam ratings question

Thu, 06 April 2017 08:10


Players are starting from 1500 already for a few years and the change happened with the revision of web version. Steam not the guilty here



Knockando
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Re:Steam ratings question

Thu, 06 April 2017 08:31


Start 1500 is the same in web version and in steam.
So you should see the same type of scores in java lobby and in steam lobby. And probably around a 1500 average of scores.
But, as onyx noticed here, in steam lobby average of scores is more around 13001350. If everybody start at 1500 and the calculation of points good, were are all the points gone ? ? ?



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Re:Steam ratings question

Thu, 06 April 2017 09:29


Points went to cheaters



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Qorlas
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Re:Steam ratings question

Thu, 06 April 2017 13:42


Several high ranked players just stopped playing and their points went away with them



Knockando
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Re:Steam ratings question

Thu, 06 April 2017 14:17


Qorlas écrit le Thu, 06 April 2017 13:42  Several high ranked players just stopped playing and their points went away with them

In java too



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Re:Steam ratings question

Thu, 20 April 2017 18:31


I would have had charts, graphs, equations and a much longer answer, but Kristof and Photios are right. The provisional formula is meant to place you quickly at your correct level, and does so in the first twenty games. I seem to recall that if you win your first game you start 100 ELO above your opponent, and if you lose you start 100 below. After that there are jumps, but none so important as that first placement. After twenty games it is zero sum, but most players quickly descend below 1200 in the java game. Also, I seem to recall that the established player does not get full points, but gets a prorated share, based on the number of games the provisional has played.



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Re:Steam ratings question

Fri, 21 July 2017 11:46


hi friends
I am playing on steam for quite a while now. I dropped fast under 1600. Sure I am not one of the top players here, but one reason is certainly, because there are not many players over 1500. But, there are some nice, good players, who are interested in competitive playing. We only can reach them, if we play with them. Somehow i think, we could community keep alive and the tournaments, if we focus on new friendships and not on our score.
It just will take some time.
Greetings, wynona


