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Ranklose without reason

I've noticed a weird rankbug at last weeks. People are losing rank without reason.

Example: http://forum.curvefever.com/users/conny1

2 games FFA last week:

http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37975557 1549+12 = 1561

http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37986314 1561+16 = 1577

this week:

http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37997353 1577+30=1599?

making it a lose of 8 points between the weeks.

Seems some people get rankreduce even if they are not inactive/at top 50.

Any idea how this happens?

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Hi!

It's weird indeed. I checked and I didn't see any good reasons who could explain this difference. I'll investigate the purpose before alerting the staff team. If you can help with that, it would be very grateful!

My investigations :

1) Is this user isolated ? Are there other persons affected by this ? If yes, could you please name them under this topic.
2) Does it happen only for FFA, or also for TEAM / 1vs1 ?
3) Does it happen for 1 game only or also for multiple games ?
4) Could we find an explanation under this topic ? (notably for Inflation/Deflation) : http://forum.curvefever.com/content/ranking-system

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1) Seems to be a global issue. I've taken some random users from the rankings and found always the same:

http://forum.curvefever.com/users/mariop1 between http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37984921 and http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37987836, http://forum.curvefever.com/users/roj15 between http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37985089 and http://forum.curvefever.com/achtung/match/37988325, ...

2) I've checked several users and just found this issue for FFA.

3) It always happens between Saturday and Sunday so probably Sunday 5:30 Amsterdam time together with the normal rank decrease of top 50 and inactive players.

4)

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To prevent point inflation or deflation, there will be a weekly calculation to see if there are too many or too few points overall. The difference will be evened with all active players.

Source: http://forum.curvefever.com/content/ranking-system 

It could be a reason, as every user i checked lost 8 points, not depending on their ranks, but it would be weird as the influence of this is very smal and shouldn't be noticed. At the past this never appeared and as this system didn't changed, it's unlikely to be the reason of this decrease.

 

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Ok, thank you. I'll be very busy in next 2 days, but I'll take time to check the issue this weekend, with a focus on the transition saturday/sunday and give my feedbacks. I need to check history for 4 consecutives weekend to see if the inflation/deflation could be a reason. Actually many players are on holidays during summer, so it's really inactive and maybe the inflation/deflation make a big balance like you have described. If it only happens one time per week, it has chance to explain that.

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Ok, I picked 5 random people for the test. I checked 4 weekend in a row, during the transition saturday to sunday. There is a considerable deflation of ranks during the rank balance. I think  it's due to the inactivity. Many accounts are reduced because of the inactivity. So there is a significative deflation of all the rank. It's harder to get a good rank when there are less players. Remember more than 5 years ago, the first players were reaching  2k for the first time. The peak of ranks happened during a peak of activity. The deflation was null I think. So I think this deflation aims to show ranks more represensative of the activity.

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It has been answered, no panic, it's just rank inflation

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