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Rwarlak

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Some Poignant Qs about the MMR Adjustment

29 March 2014 - 07:03 PM

((as posted on the wow forums by me))

1. Why did CM_Lore and Brian Holinka need to "Look into it" and "Investigate"  (just read their twitter posts) upon first hearing about the zero gains in rating?

2. Was the Lead PvP Designer not consulted or informed about this 'hotfix'?
It seems like it would fall under his purview.

3. If Holinka WAS in the know, were the implications fully explained to him as to HOW these CR/PR to MMR corrections would be made?

4. Given that SOMEBODY knew, why was the community not given a heads-up that this correction was coming?

4a. would that not have been a good idea? (to let us know what was about to happen!?!)

4b. Seriously, why was this not in the patch notes / why no word of it until after players tweeted Devs, and Devs did some investigating?

5. Who is making these changes to the game without letting CMs and Game designers know what's about to happen? and Why?

6. Is there still a need to have a (hidden) Personal MMR separate from your displayed Current Rating?

PS:This wasn't even up on the wow forums for an hour before being deleted!  What posting guidelines did I break here?!  //oi61.tinypic.com/s2qibl.jpg

MoP 5.4 Class Balance US Live Ladders

14 December 2013 - 01:50 AM

Here's something I posted on the WoW Forums.

Since 3v3 is the "balanced" arena bracket, I took a look at the ladder last night (12 Dec 2013). Here is what I saw:

1,008 toons listed; 2658cr - 2143cr; US Ladder only.


Highest Rating currently achieved by each spec:
(showing us the rating-cap per spec?)

2658 Holy (Pala)
2652 Restoration (Druid)
2648 Subtlety
2624 Frost (Mage)
2604 Marksman
2585 Destruction
2584 Restoration (Sham)
2578 Arms
2576 Holy (Priest)
2564 Affliction
2561 Mistweaver
2551 Retribution
2501 Enhancement
2465 Elemental
2458 Feral
2448 Unholy
2405 Survival
2370 Shadow
2309 Arcane
2303 Balance
2281 Windwalker
2247 Disc
2231 Beast Master
2230 Fire
2224 Fury
2206 Demonology
2190 Assassination
2143 Combat


Spec representation on the ladder: (raw number listed in [#])

[169] 16.9%...Arms
[110] 11.0%...Frost (Mage)
[87] 8.7%....Marksman
[86] 8.6% ....Restoration (Sham)
[85] 8.5%....Restoration (Druid)
[69] 6.9% ....Holy (Pala)
[67] 6.7% ....Subtlety
[59] 5.9% ....Holy (Priest)
[49] 4.9% ....Affliction
[35] 3.5% ....Elemental
[33] 3.3% ....Enhancement
[27] 2.7%....Unholy
[25] 2.5% ....Feral
[25] 2.5% ....Mistweaver
[18] 1.8% ....Shadow
[12] 1.2% ....Retribution
[12] 1.2% ....Destruction
[5] 0.5% ....Disc
[4] 0.4% ....Balance
[4] 0.4% ....Survival
[4] 0.4% ....Fire
[4] 0.4% ....Windwalker
[3] 0.3% ....Beast Master
[1] 0.1% ....Arcane
[1] 0.1% ....Assassination
[1] 0.1% ....Combat
[1] 0.1% ....Demonology
[1] 0.1% ....Fury


Specs that have been able to be played to the top 10 spots:

Rdruid (3)
Hpally (2)
Subt (2)
Frost Mage (1)
Marks (1)
Destro (1)


Specs that have been shown to break into the top 100 spots:

Arms (15)
Rdruid (13)
Marks (10)
Frost Mage (9)
Hpriest (9)
Rham (9)
Affliction (9)
Subtlety (7)
Hpally (5)
Feral (3)
Mistweaver (3)
Enhancement (3)
Elemental (2)
Unholy (1)
Retribution (1)
Destruction (1)


Specs that have zero representation in the top 100:

Blood
Frost (DK)
Balance
Guardian
Beast Master
Survival
Arcane
Fire
Brewmaster
Windwalker
Protection (Pala)
Disc
Shadow
Assassination
Combat
Demonology
Fury
Protection (War)


Specs that have zero representation within the top 250 spots:

Blood
Frost (DK)
Balance
Guardian
Beast Master
Fire
Brewmaster
Windwalker
Protection (Pala)
Disc
Assassination
Combat
Demonology
Fury
Protection (War)


Specs that have zero representation within the top 500 spots:

Blood
Frost (DK)
Guardian
Brewmaster
Protection (Pala)
Assassination
Combat
Demonology
Protection (War)


- I would love to hear what further analysis can be derived here.

Thank you for reading, if you disagree with any numbers (and ladders do change) please feel free to add your own data. Rock on PvPers :)

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