Today it takes an ELO ranking of 405 to make the 250th place on the Bronze Leader Board. This upward creep of the lower end of the rankings seems to me like it would be a wave that has to reach the top at some point. I mean, one day not very distant, I can see a 500 ELO ranking being required for the Top 250 Bronze list. This surely means there will be more quality ELO fodder for the top players to play and beat, therefore making it easier for Spiff and others of the loftiest levels to stay afloat and even rise. Yes?
Maybe it is going to be some time, but I think more Silvers are a-comin'. 45 are on the list today. I would wonder when it might be that 100 are on the list?
My initial concern in this thread was strictly from my vantage point at the bottom of things. The scramble to get on the board first, and then remain, seems difficult when the required ELO ranking to get on the board keeps on rising. Midnightguy tells me that last November the entry point for the list was merely a Bronze Miner (what is that...a 150 ELO ranking?) whereas now it is 405, or Bronze Colonel. As a low Bronze General I think I will not even be on the list if I do not play for three weeks.
But that all begs the question of what was Spiff's ranking last November? Have he and the others near him not risen right along with this lower entry level point?
Is not the rise at the bottom, as well as the demonstrably increasing number of Silver players, indicative that things are evolving upward to the gold level?