As the PVP rankings are a joke thread proves a very vocal (and large I think) part of the community is currently very dissatisfied (and even angry) about the PVP leaderboard. But instead of complaining about it and getting a negative vibe on the forums, how about we get some discussion going about how to FIX the PVP leaderboard.
Currently the leaderboard is dominated by people who either spend their entire week playing GoW constantly, people botting or people account sharing. All of this has its roots in the fact that the leaderboards are currently based on cumulative stats.
So how can this be fixed?
It’s very simple really: By making the leaderboard about play QUALITY instead of play QUANTITY
So how do I propose to do that?
Rank the players on the leaderboard based a composite value of win percentage and match difficulty.
For example: a simple multiplier of the win percentage and the average amount of trophies per match (so for example a person (player A) who won 98 out of 100 games (all 3 trophy matches) would score a 294, whereas a person (player B) who won 298 out of 300 games (50% 2-trophy matches and 50% 3-trophy matches) would score 248. So player B would have played more, but player A would have played “better” based on win percentage and difficulty of his/her opponents).
Now this simple solution would require a couple of things:
- A fix for the silly bug that allows your defense team score to influence the score of the teams you can invade (the 1 troop defense exploit)
- A set minimum of matches to be played for you to be eligible for the leaderboard (100 or 200, or whatever value the devs feel like picking) to prevent single win teams from scoring the maximum 300 (1 out of 1 games won (3-trophy match)).
- Removing the silly PVP points. These points are unfair anyway players get different numbers of points for defeating the exact same opponent (with identical troop line-up).
- Patience from the players (because obviously this would take time for the devs to implement)
And I am sure it requires a whole host of things that I haven’t thought of yet, but a PVP leaderboard based on play QUALITY instead of play QUANTITY would fix many things IMHO. It would certainly reignite my currently fast decreasing interest in PVP. And it would take away the IMHO unfair advantage that botting and account sharing are currently providing.
Just an idea though, let me know what you think…