Guys just out of curiosity, did anyone consider what these penaties impact will be on all of our ELO average? I assume this must go also down, right? Cause if we play against lower rated people cause of penalties and by chance we loose the one or other time we will also loose more points. So in the end we might punish the good players with the penalty approach....
Or is my thinking wrong?
Question: Would it not be possible from matching the players that we do it in such a way that only and Elo difference of 200 is appropriate (we will need a differnt treshhold for the top players with more than 1100 Elo rating). With this approach we also avoid the frustration of an ELO 500 player who has to play against a platinum marshall and on the other side the top players will avoid playing with the disconnectors.... So people will play against plus minus 100 or 150 or max 200 Elo difference players only (again the top 100 need a minus 400 opening or so.
Would this be an idea? I would be ready to wait a little longer to play with people on a reasonable level. On Saturday I played long to reach 1000 Elo rating and I did play with many 400-500 Elo rated people. So I risk 23 points to win 1 point.... And I had I believe 4 disconnections on purpose during this time.....
Just food for thoughts for the MT
You know something, although you may have a point based in a solid logic, we must not look upon this with self-interest: if we must INVEST some ELO points to stabilize, and even perhaps lower dramatically the incident in which LOSERS disconnect, then it is a great investment. A player with your skill level will always be able to make up points which become a deficit.
As for the matching process...you already know as a platinum level that you must sometimes wait a very long time for a match...if you impose the restriction of confining matches to people within 200 ELO points of yourself...then you might as well take Ambien and have a pleasant night's sleep. No...this site pairs people with all available players after exhausting all similar level matchings. The fact that there are stupid people out there who do not have enough character and sense to surrender should not be your problem...even if we must invest our time and points to getting this site stabilized, and LOSER players trained to be better sports AND BETTER PLAYERS.
The more you play, the more you learn...provided you have an open mind. One will learn through their experiences here...and...we all have a chance to learn from the best players...including you!