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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby nadrii on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:03 am

- that logo hurts my eyes
- blue tracker needs a margin between itself and the rankings
- the red on the bar graph is very ... red
- realign your ads at the bottom of the page
- the entire site seems offset to the left
- 'back to top' button is in a very random spot. I recommend it here:

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- don't leave the mention of wowprogress there too long since you're very clearly trying to pull their traffic, not give it to them
- the numbered lists at the bottom of the help tab need to be aligned
- search button crops letters:

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- I recommend making the search bar mousover mimic a hyperlink. Static bores people (me?)
- I like your blue tracker

All for now.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby wowraider on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:58 am

nadrii wrote:- that logo hurts my eyes

All for now.

Huge thanks for constructive feedback. Will put an attention to design issues after finishing mechanic.

I don't belive i can drive any traffic to WP, cause all know them and nobody knows me outside the Russian community. :D Yet...

And, about mechanic: Through tier ranking is online.

BTW, strange that nobody mention my english. It should be... strange... :D
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby wowraider on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:46 am

Paragon and Method got the same score.
In such cases i thnk i guess to give first place to those, who got first normalized kill.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby wowraider on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:38 pm

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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby Shinafae on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:23 pm

wowraider wrote:[*] Rankings for 10 and 25 men formats calculated separately, there is no united ladder, because there is no sense in it.


I agree with this ; fights between the two raid sizes often have vastly different difficulties and directly comparing the two formats isn't very useful.

So, why is it that the first page in the PvE progress section appears to be a united ladder ?
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby wowraider on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:50 am

Shinafae wrote:
wowraider wrote:[*] Rankings for 10 and 25 men formats calculated separately, there is no united ladder, because there is no sense in it.


I agree with this ; fights between the two raid sizes often have vastly different difficulties and directly comparing the two formats isn't very useful.

So, why is it that the first page in the PvE progress section appears to be a united ladder ?

Whoops, forgot to update initial post.
You see, because score system has no human factor involved and calculated by same universal algorithm, it's perfectly shows guild progression efforts. So it's not a problem to compare 10 vs 25 men scores.

This change has come from users feedbacks.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby Zoomkin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:14 am

Simply put, not matter what any users say, 10 man and 25 man are 2 different fights. The values of damage are different, hp values are different, mechanics are changed and different. No one under values their difficulty or puts that in question but, just because the boss has the same name, does not make it the same boss. It's like saying playing tennis on clay is just like playing on grass because it's tennis.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby grunz on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:33 am

Geez Dan, you use tennis as an example and whiff on the obvious analogy of singles vs doubles
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby Shinafae on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:32 pm

Zoomkin wrote:Simply put, not matter what any users say, 10 man and 25 man are 2 different fights. The values of damage are different, hp values are different, mechanics are changed and different. No one under values their difficulty or puts that in question but, just because the boss has the same name, does not make it the same boss. It's like saying playing tennis on clay is just like playing on grass because it's tennis.


This.

10 man is balanced completely differently than 25 man, in large part because Blizzard has access to an internal 10 man testing team, and not a 25 man one, so values are simply scaled up for the larger format in ways that might not make much sense once the mechanics of the fight come in to play. Additionally, as Dan is saying, mechanics might be changed or omitted in 10 man simply as a product of the raid size difference. This is necessary because, when it's not done (as was the case in heroic Amber-Shaper 10 man pre-hotfix) the boss is simply unkillable in the smaller format.

The bottom line is that no one is trying to claim superiority or greater difficulty of one format over the other. The two formats are simply different, and therefore not comparable. Raid size ladders should be separate for the same reason that arena ladders are : you cannot have a valid and useful ranking system if the players or teams that you are ranking are not competing in the same event.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby Zoomkin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:32 am

grunz wrote:Geez Dan, you use tennis as an example and whiff on the obvious analogy of singles vs doubles


I was going for the just because it has the same name thing, same 2 people could play against each other and have to play completely different. But, yea doubles vs singles works ITS JUST NOT THE SAME ANALOGY JB.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby wowraider on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:57 am

Please, understand that there is a difference between comparing fights and comparing score.
For example, there are two students: math student and history student. They visiting different lectures and have pretty different exams.
But, you still can say that student A is better than student B, comparing their grades. Those grades came from different sources and for different things, but they demonstrates student's diligence.
Here is the same. There are two different set of grades in each format. But you still can compare them, cause they all calculated by the same algorithm.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby Riggnaros on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:21 pm

You're missing the point.

Comparing 10 and 25 results is not doable. You cannot and will not come up with any algorithm or rule set that will change that.

They are as different as football and baseball. Just because they are both sports, doesnt mean you can compare the two. It's two different leagues and two different difficulties (not saying one is harder than the other). The logistics, planning, tuning, gearing, execution, mindset, positioning, class stacking, balance, the overall difficulty along with many other variables are all different and can not be compared.

You need two separate ranking systems. That's it. The more people try, the most its just making the situation worse.

Two different formats requires two different leaderboards.
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Re: Alternative PoV on guild progressing rankings

Postby wowraider on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:55 am

Riggnaros wrote:You're missing the point.

Comparing 10 and 25 results is not doable. You cannot and will not come up with any algorithm or rule set that will change that.

They are as different as football and baseball. Just because they are both sports, doesnt mean you can compare the two. It's two different leagues and two different difficulties (not saying one is harder than the other). The logistics, planning, tuning, gearing, execution, mindset, positioning, class stacking, balance, the overall difficulty along with many other variables are all different and can not be compared.

You need two separate ranking systems. That's it. The more people try, the most its just making the situation worse.

Two different formats requires two different leaderboards.

My damn English... need to get some education.

There are 3 leaderboards. 25 men, 10 men, and total. Total is based on score. Not any bosses comparisions. And you are free to ignore total ladder.

I think myself, that only format-specific boards are accurate. But, anyway, it's possible to compare the score. Student's example is pretty good illustration i think. You can compare total sum of GPA of pretty different students. But can't compare what that GPA came for.
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