New Gears 2 Ranking System

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  1. HITMAN SWAGGA

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    can someone post what it says? Its blocked in my work.

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    Epic man Rod Fergusson has said that the TrueSkill ranking system in Gear of War 2's multiplayer can be "frustrating" due to its complexity, and Epic is considering changing it.

    Rod has asked Gears of War fans if they think of proposals to swap out the system to a more RPG-like experience based system that rewards a player for their own performance instead of the team's.

    Here's the deal, straight from the horse's mouth:

    "So we've been looking at all the feedback on our skill ranking system and we completely understand why simply making your TrueSkill level visible can be frustrating. The algorithm is complex, so it's not always clear how your rank will be affected by a particular match and your rank is based on the team's outcome and not necessarily your individual performance.

    So we're looking to make a change.

    "What if, instead of skill rank, we instead showed your experience level. You would gain experience through your individual performance in Public multiplayer matches - the higher your score at the end, the more experience you acquire.

    "Of course the experience gained across the different match types would be balanced so you couldn't just grind on the respawning game types to try and level faster. The experience requirements for each level would grow with each level gained (like a typical RPG) and we'd have 99 levels of experience for you to show off your leetness.

    "Generally speaking your level will always go up since you're always acquiring more score, hence experience, with each completed match. The only exception to that would be people quitting. Players that quit would gain an experience penalty that could cause them to be demoted. At the end of every match you will be able to see how much experience you've gained and how much further you have to go till the next level.

    "Since I know what one of the first questions is going to be, initially we wouldn't have achievements for gaining experience levels because of Xbox LIVE rules that require all post release achievements to be tied to new DLC content. But when new DLC is released, it's a whole new ball game then."

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    thanks for that.
    So a rough translation is - we looked at COD and realised their system was good and ours was rubbish so we are going to copy it.
     
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    In another post in the Gears sub forum it has also been revealed that insane level bots will now replace any people that quit games....


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