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January 2012
disc2012-01-04 16:24
NTR and team tournaments

Hey community,

based on the fresh feedback I've reverted the latest change to the NTR and would like to take the chance for a discussion on what should happen with the rankings.

Everybody can check his profile and see the difference between the two variants as the placement without team tournaments is taken as the "old" one.

There are now a couple of possibilites:

1. Don't change anything
Hmm... nobody wants that probably... but it's possible.

2. Ignore team tournaments
Hmm... nobody wants that probably too.

3. Reduce weight of team tournaments
Yes, the current influence of team tournaments isn't optimal. Nobody said this and it's still the first draft since the day the team tournaments came up. And nobody "complained" since then.

4. Separate single and team tournaments
This is possible, but I don't think it's a good solution. A ranking based only on the team results doesn't have any informative value as the results with changing team sizes and members would be totally random.

5. Drop NTR
If we cannot find a nice agreement which is ok for everybody, we also just can remove the rankings at all.

IMPORTANT: I'm looking for a general, international solution for all our tabletops and supported countries. The NTR is from the start on not bound to any single game. I won't implement seperate rankings for the games and countries. We still can talk about additional rankings (like the upcoming French "No Limit").

I just started a anonymous poll and ask you kindly to participate. We need as much feedback as possible on this to reflect the point of view of the T³ users. Please also vote if you're not interested in the NTR at all.

Happy gaming
ntr2012-01-03 17:46
NTR 2012 without team tournaments - Update

With the latest update to the NTR algorithm (v2.8) we're going to test this year how the rankings develop without the impact of team tournaments. There have been a bunch on controverse discussions on their influence and we'll check this out now. Keep in mind that this can easily be reverted as no results will get lost.

We'll keep an eye on the rankings and would like to get feedback from the community no this. There are a couple of things which could improve the NTR, but we're going to stick to small iterations like before.

Update: I just reverted the change due to the overwhelming feedback. Everbody can see the difference between the two variants in his NTR profile as the "team tournament"-less placement is marked as the previous placement.

I'll start a discussion on how to solve this issue.
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