DarkRebel wrote:How it got there is absolutely relevant.
Squad war ranking needs to be based on squad war performances, not attendance record.
One match should never have moved a squad up 3600 places. That is just bogus, doesn't matter how you look at it. (Now, the exception is with newly formed squad, as there is not sufficient data to properly measure the strength. But squad with 80-100 matches should never have this problem.)
It's like the Phillies suddenly moved to 3rd place in the power ranking because it tied with Houston Astro in the latest game. How ridiculous is that.
There have been many complaints about the medal system ranking, but sadly the Disney developed medal system, even with many short comings, IMHO, is still way better than this squad war ranking system, which somehow takes attendance record into the formula.
Anyway, I know this was done by players, not for profit, but for pure love of the game. So, I respect that.
But it is what it is.
For what it's worth, I don't think we should be ranked that high either (108th). We should be around 150-300th. (that is where is are currently ranked based on medals.)
I am willing to bet that if squad war ranking adopts the current PVP medal system, that the outcome would be much more accurate than the current system which somehow placed a very high emphasis on attendance record.
Agree DarkRebel, I think the current system puts too much emphasis on attendance. And my opinion is prob based on how my rebel squad is ranked at the present. We (WAR United) were ranked 2 (behind Bridgade) before the summer frag reward started... because most of us dont need classic event frags, and we were bored of playing mostly mismatched squad wars, we are warring much less, only really going for the elite match-ups.. and even with that we sometimes miss the matching times as most of us have to clear lag at least once/day so we suddenly find when it comes to initiate we dont have an officer to do it.. anyway with the decay, we now are now ranked in the teens last time i looked.. I dont think we have gotten any worse, and we have beat all the imp teams that we have played against that are currently ranked above us..we just have played less
But I know opinions differ, and by and large it is still quite useful ranking site... and i respect that.