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Azakos

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The rankings are based on the %age earned by the player against the average %age for the game. If there are more ranks then you can have narrower bands for each grade, so less variation over the course of the grade. As we have 4 ranks, S, A, B and C then it seems reasonable to assume that each rank represents 25% of players. (S for the top 25%, C for the bottom 25% etc.) By adding just one extra grade, the boundaries for each grade change so that instead each grade represents 20% of the players. So therefore the more grades there are available, the clearer your standing within the community. If, say, 4 more grades were added, then those receiving a 'G' would know that they were in the bottom 12.5% of players whereas at the moment those who would be in that band (and have 'C' ranks) only know that they are in the bottom 25% of players. Notice that under this system, the 'C' rank would apply to those who would have a low 'A' currently.
This assumes that the grades are allocated with an equal number of players per grade, but I trust you get my point


That doesn't quite work out the way you think. Say only one out of one hundred guys has a Platinum for a game. That S only represents 1% of the players. It's all dependent on everyone else's percentage, so you can't really generalize the amount of players to a letter grade.

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That doesn't quite work out the way you think. Say only one out of one hundred guys has a Platinum for a game. That S only represents 1% of the players. It's all dependent on everyone else's percentage, so you can't really generalize the amount of players to a letter grade.


No, I realise that the grades don't have equal %ages, I just used that as an example to illustrate my point.
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I've never taken much value from those ranks. I think the space would be better used by having a platinum trophy icon for the games in which you've earned it, rather than that platinum colored bar on the side.

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I would add an U (Unplayed) for 0%, like the S for 100%.

Is there an explanation at the page about this, beside this thread?

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I have 2 "E" ranks for games that a friend of mine let me test them out, so I think "E" is definitely the lowest rank  



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"E" ranks are for games that you have earned, at least, one trophy but, not many more.  The lowest rank you will see is an "F" for a game that you installed but, never earned a trophy in.


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It's not entirely that, certain games like Killzone 3 and Capcom Arcade Cabinet can still show F ranks with just one trophy.


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I'd make it alphabetical, because right now I have no idea what rank is higher than other xD (S maybe?).

Let's say A for the best, B for the second best, then C, D, E...


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I'd make it alphabetical, because right now I have no idea what rank is higher than other xD (S maybe?).

Let's say A for the best, B for the second best, then C, D, E...

The rankings are as followed (from highest to lowest)

 

S, A, B, C, D, E, F

 

You can only get an S for 100% a game, while in the overwhelming majority of times the only time you can get an F is if you have 0%.  This ranking system mimics some games such as the Naruto games and Resident Evil 5, to mention a few, so it is not out of ordinary.

 

Hope this helps  :awesome:


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so, if a game has dlc's and i won't get them , can't get a S rank?


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This is true, but don't let this stop you getting games with DLC or buying DLC that you do not want.  Ultimately your level depends on how many trophies and what types of trophies you have, not how many 100% you have.

so, if a game has dlc's and i won't get them , can't get a S rank?


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