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Why do folks rate a player on their average. Mine is low and i certainly don't rank myself as a above average player. Today i have lost game after game. Perhaps because i am the only player trying to protect our home base while everybody else sails over the horizon. Perhaps i engage in battle why the rest of the team run to the further limits of the map. Perhaps i don't spend the whole game parked behind a island. My average does not only reflect my personal endeavors but the team as a whole. It is to me a poor reflection on one persons playing ability.   

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Average what? Win/Loss ratio?

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Because an average shows your average ____ over a duration of time.

For most people, they are slightly better than their stats. This is because most have spent their first 2-3K battles learning. After that most get stuck in their ways.

At around 7K battles the influence of your first couple of thousand becomes less and everything starts to plateau.

While you may have dips/troughs, over enough time your quality will bleed through.

Over the last few months I've spent much of my time grinding Repub and Henri legendaries and both are at the bottom of the meta atm; subsequently my WR is down over that period to 50%. I'll own that, I used to be a 60% Henri before they nerfed her into the ground, lately I've been 45-50%.

To frame the above, my WR dipped from 55% to around 54.5...

Point is, averages mean something; not everything as there are stories behind every stat we don't know but they are still reliable information for determining general player quality.

There are some people who are exceptions in certain conditions or ships; I have a few in my clan that solo play like 50%'rs but put them in a div with me and they play like 60%'rs.

I have seen a 45%WR player playing an Enterprise and have a 60%WR in Enterprise after 500+ battles...

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2 hours ago, charleark said:

Why do folks rate a player on their average. Mine is low and i certainly don't rank myself as a above average player. Today i have lost game after game. Perhaps because i am the only player trying to protect our home base while everybody else sails over the horizon. Perhaps i engage in battle why the rest of the team run to the further limits of the map. Perhaps i don't spend the whole game parked behind a island. My average does not only reflect my personal endeavors but the team as a whole. It is to me a poor reflection on one persons playing ability.   

because the "average" is literally the summary of how well you play the game

anyone can get a good game if they run into a team filled with players worse than then and anyone can get a bad game if they run into a game with players better than them, regardless of personal skill level compared the the "average player", you need to average the games together of all the good and bad matches (hence why it's called the average) to get a good idea of your actual contribution to the team and personal level

if you claim that you are doing good but has a WR of less than 48% (wg's numbers on the server average WR) then you are literally being an active detriment to your team the majority of the matches you play in no matter what your opinions of personal skills are. this isn't an insult, it's pure empirical facts basted on statistics

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i took a look at your stats, yes oh god they are really bad, no offence but please read up on Dunning Kruger symptom and reevaluate your own skills 

 

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I wish you could voluntarily reset your stats.

Maybe limit it to once a year or something.

I was woeful to start with.

All the time, I got one shot from sailing broadside(and raged), torped from sailing in a straight line (and raged) and raged at sigmas I didn't understand. I made mistake after mistake and it took me a long time to realise my mighty warship was just a tool with strengths and weaknesses and achieving some certain Tier or getting a certain ship meant nothing.

Angle or die.

WASD or die.

Accept the Judgments AND Blessings of RNGesus.

My stats represent my ENTIRE learning curve for about 5 years and I accept that but to the extent that stats matter (they do a bit to me if I am honest) I just wish they represented where I am at now.

I do not judge a person's personal value by their stats but for myself, I'd rather have better than worse stats! 😛

 

 

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1 hour ago, Max_Battle said:

my mighty warship was just a tool with strengths and weaknesses

My mighty warship is still just a tool, but a much more effective one since the even mightier tool sailing it has greatly improved in skill and experience over the last 4 years. :Smile-_tongue:

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I'm hovering abt 53% solo for the last thousand of battle. Seems like my plateu is there.

I can rig it though, by taking my GC out for another few hundred spin.. muhaha

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15 hours ago, Max_Battle said:

I wish you could voluntarily reset your stats.

Maybe limit it to once a year or something.

 

For me, I wouldn't.

Its just interesting for me to look at and as momento for the times when I was still learning (noob 😁)

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16 hours ago, Max_Battle said:

I wish you could voluntarily reset your stats.

I quite like that you still carry your potato stats from when you first learnt the game.  It's a journey for all of us, no point hiding part of that journey because we didn't meet a certain standard.  My stats would look way better if I rerolled, but what does it really matter?

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1 hour ago, zergling_ said:

For me, I wouldn't.

Its just interesting for me to look at and as momento for the times when I was still learning (noob 😁)

 

3 minutes ago, Moggytwo said:

I quite like that you still carry your potato stats from when you first learnt the game.  It's a journey for all of us, no point hiding part of that journey because we didn't meet a certain standard.  My stats would look way better if I rerolled, but what does it really matter?

Yeah I'm 50/50 on it.

If you COULD reset (not saying its at all a realistic suggestion) it would say what date you reset on, that way, if you have 5 years of 51% you can say "that's my learning period as well" and if you reset it yesterday and you have 91% W/L then people can laugh at you if you try to brag 😛

 

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18 hours ago, Max_Battle said:

I don't know why people make alts now unless they literally have everything...

*shrugs*

I like those markers of poor play... It gives me something to work on.

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6 hours ago, S4pp3R said:

I don't know why people make alts now unless they literally have everything...

*shrugs*

I like those markers of poor play... It gives me something to work on.

I like sticking as many of my fingers in as many pies as I can.

Wait, that came out wrong...

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7 hours ago, S4pp3R said:

I don't know why people make alts now unless they literally have everything...

*shrugs*

I like those markers of poor play... It gives me something to work on.

I had one just to see how the other lines perform, and it was before I knew I could do that more easily on the Public Test server.

I only logged in that alt few weeks ago to see if I actually got something shiny (because a friend said he got a premium ship due to his inactivity). But nope, I only got 3 days of premium account & a lot of random daily containers.

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