002....[email protected]@C......... 21.922
012....REGGY.......... 20.741 013....JOHN_PAUL_JONES 20.667
Rated games in progess:
Keygen's Classic (2140):
5. Black Sunrise
Keygen's Alien Crossfire (2158):
4. Black Sunrise
Keygen's Faction Strife (2101):
3. Tau Ceti
5. Big Canuk
3. Iskander Reza
CMN: Tau Ceti
AXT048 (2101) :
CMN: Tau Ceti
ACT 051 (2101):
4. John Paul Jones
CMN: Tau Ceti
Q: How do I become
A: Itís easy.
Just post, to the current ratings thread, the best SMAC AI level you have ever
defeated. Thus, you will get an initial rating depending on it, here the values
are: Citizen = 14, Specialist = 16, Talent = 17, Librarian = 18, Thinker = 19,
Transcend = 21.
Q: How do we make a
A: First, clarify
whether the players in the game want to be rated. At least three players must
agree to be rated, otherwise we canít rate the game. Then, post, to the
current thread, gameís official name, and the players. Post
playerís Apolyton nicknames ONLY. For example, entries like Chairman
Yangestro or Prime Function Aki-Brian will not be accepted. Post the Apolyton
login. Players that are unrated should appear in parentheses.
Q: When do you adjust
A: When a game enters
MY. ***0, e.g. 2110 or 2350, someone should post AC scores of all the players
to the thread. Then, depending on the scores, calculations are made, and I
adjust the ratings.
Q: Where can I find
more information on this?
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>*Thereís a thread called
ďLaddersĒ by Solver in the AC-Multiplaying forum. Find it, and read
it for more information on foundation of the system.
Q: Have you done
something like this before?
A: Yes. This system
has been first implemented within Call to Power, and at the moment itís
very popular, as we have 40 rated players there. Also, MarkG posts the PBEM
charts to the CtP front page, so the idea of doing this now isnít new.
Q: Who is doing all
the stuff here?
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>*Here, in SMAC, I (Solver) am the only to do
that. I read the scores, calculate the new ratings and post them. However,
Keygen provides me with lots of help here, and the first two rated games came
because of his initiative.[/b]
For more on the rating system, refer to the Ladders topic by Solver in the AC-Multiplaying forum. And, here are some of the fundmental rules. All the rules are in one of my posts at Ladders, but I will include the rules here as well over time.
Initial ratings for the players: this depends on the highest SMAC/X AI level ever defeated by the player as follows: Citizen = 14, Specialist = 16, Talent - 17, Librarian = 18, Thinker = 19, Transcend = 21.
Delinquency rule: If a player doesn't play his turn in 24 hours, he is delinquent, and gets a next-turn from the previous player (probably CMN), to send the turn to the next one. Each time a delinquency occurs, the player loses 0.1 (one tenth) rating points. If there's explanation present either on the forum or in my mailbox, no penalty is applied. Explanation include things like lost Internet connection, Windows problems, etc. As in CtP, I have no time to monitor all of the rated games, so please, when a player is delinquent either post the fact at the respective ratings thread, or email that to me. I Know this sounds terrible, but as experience shows, it ain't that hard .
Idea by Quinns.
If a player is:
b) Changes status in the game from rated to unrated
c) Gets end-turned three times in a row with no explanation,
then each remaining player defeats him 3 times.
If a player completes the Ascent to Transcendence sequence, he defeats each remaining player three times.
Special thanks go to MarkG, who was kind enough to post the first ten at the Apolyton SMAC front page.
Solver the "Running Beer" - http://www.aok.20m.com
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