Thursday, February 23, 2012

WAR Rank Plans

For the last week or so, I have been working on the next version of WAR Rank.  The previous version was pretty basic, and just concentrated on the ELO scoring.  The new version will have a lot of bells and whistles.  here is a bit of what I am planning.

More Rankings. Top 25 for each career, weekly/monthly rankings, stat rankings.

Career and Server Rankings. For several stats, players will be able to view where they rank on their server and also for their career on the server.

Flags. Used to make a scenario standout, so maybe if it is a High-Elo match, or big upset or some other criteria.  This will let you check out matches from the front page or search.

Bonuses. For example, if an underdog team puts up a good fight they could get a few bonus rating points.  other bonuses might be career specific.  Bonus rating points could be awarded to an Engineer who gets 10 DB's, or a Bright Wizard who gets 20.  Careers in WAR are generally capable of different things, so they'd get their own specific bonuses.

Friends and Enemies. An automatically generated list of common teammates or enemies with some stats.

Trophy System. Sort of like an achievment system, players can get a trophy for winning a weekly contests or or other feats.

Teaming. I'd like for players to be able to group themselves together as a team.  This would be aimed at pre-made competitions.

So far, I've got a lot of work done on the rankings and bonuses.  I'm hoping to move it over to the live system soon.