Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bringing ELO to WAR

One things I have learned from games such as League of legends is that a good amount of players enjoy a competitive meta game.  Working to improve yourself, especially when there is a rating feedback, can be an enjoyable experience.  This is especially true when you start to involve team play.

In my opinion, Warhammer Online still has the best MMORPG style PvP.  I started to wonder what it would be like with an ELO rating system for scenarios.  WAR players are competitive for sure, but there really is no way to quantify it.

Ideally, such a system would be built into the game.  Sadly this is not the case with WAR.  That doesn't mean it is impossible though, so I've been working on adding it myself for the last couple of weeks.  It's called WAR Rank and is a part of the Arsenal of WAR.

Top 25 on Badlands: http://www.arsenalofwar.com/warrank/Badlands

So far, it is still in a Beta state.  I've had a handful of submitters from Badlands who have been helping me work out the scoring and log-in systems. There are certainly some challenges since it is all add-on based but it just might work out.  I will be talking about the system more in upcoming posts.