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=== Difference: Ladder/Rating ===
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[[File:Ladder_Ratings.png|thumb|right|460px|alt=Ladder|Rankings of some of the top players in 1v1]]
 
[[File:Ladder_Ratings.png|thumb|right|460px|alt=Ladder|Rankings of some of the top players in 1v1]]
While rating shell give you an idea of how good you are relative to other people and make it easier for you to balance games, it is to not the place to fight for "ranks" or "points" or some kind of "top highscore". The [[The Ladder#Leagues and Divisions|League/Division]] system is.
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= The Ladder System =
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The ladder is a system that matches players of a similar skill level to play against each other.
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When a new player starts playing the ladder , the system will start a series of matches to rate his initial skill level, these matches will be against players of random/different skill levels.
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The expanded ladder system with Leagues and Divisions is currently undergoing an overhaul and will be implemented again soon™
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The map pool is currently managed by FtXCommando and you can view the details on the forum  [http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16382 link].
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Rating shall give you an idea of how good you are relative to other people and make it easier for you to balance games.
  
 
=== Your Ladder Rank and Rating ===
 
=== Your Ladder Rank and Rating ===
can be found in [[Leaderboards and Rating|Leaderboards.]]
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Ladder Rank can be found in [[Leaderboards and Rating|Leaderboards.]]
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Ladder Rating will be displayed, if you hover your mouse near the blue box next to your nickname on the nicknames list of the Chat lobby TAB [[FAF chat|Chat lobby TAB.]]
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Ladder Rating over the past year can be found on the 1v1 Leaderboards in the main FAF websibe [https://www.faforever.com/competitive/leaderboards/1v1 link].
  
 
=== How does it work? ===
 
=== How does it work? ===
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[[File:Leagues_Divisions.PNG|thumb|right|500px|Leagues and Divisions in Leaderboards]]
  
==== Points ====
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The rating of new players in ladder is effectively above 1k (even though it is shown as 0). Because of this, new players will rarely get balanced 1v1 games in their first 5 games. After some games have been played, the system gives the player a rank that should be quite close to their current skill level.  
* You start at 0 point, in the [[The Ladder#Scout League|scout league.]]
 
* You can’t go lower than 0 point.
 
* You gain 0.5 points for beating a player of inferior league 1 point for same league / 1.5 point for higher league.
 
* You lose 0.5 points for losing to a equal league player.
 
* You lose 1 point for losing to an inferior league player.
 
  
==== Ladder ====
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You gain rating by winning games, and lose it by losing games. If a high rated player beats a low rated player (1800 vs 900 for example) the higher rated player might not gain any rating. However, if the lower rated player wins, they will gain a fair bit of rating.  
* Ladder is divided on 5 leagues. Each league has 5 divisions
 
* The rank icons will only be given to ladder players, to mark their division.
 
* Playing the [[The Ladder#Matchmaker|matchmaker]] automatically put you in a division.
 
* Once you gather enough points you will go to upper league.
 
* Once you’ve reach a new league, your score is reset.
 
* You can’t go back to a previous league.
 
  
== Leagues and Divisions ==
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== Matchmaker ==
[[File:Leagues_Divisions.PNG|thumb|right|700px|Leagues and Divisions in Leaderboards]]
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[[File:Automatch.png|thumb|right|700px|alt=Ladder|Automatch / Play tab]]
===[[File:Aeon_scout.png|30px]] Scout League===
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A system put in place to help you find roughly equally skilled players. Simply click on the faction icon(s) you wish to play as (or random faction button) and the matchmaker will find you an opponent.
*Needs '''50''' points to move on to the T1 League
 
** Division ''Mole'' = less than 10 points.
 
** Division ''Spirit'' = more than 10 points, less than 20.
 
** Division ''Snoop'' = more than 20 points, less than 30.
 
** Division ''Selen'' = more than 30, less than 40.
 
** Division ''Mech Marine'' = between 40 and 50.
 
  
===[[File:Aeon_T1.png|30px]] T1 League===
 
*Needs '''75''' points to move on to the T2 League.
 
** Division ''Striker'' = less than 15 points.
 
** Division ''Thaam'' = more than 15 points, less than 30.
 
** Division ''Aurora'' = more than 30 points, less than 45.
 
** Division ''Zthuee'' = more than 45, less than 60.
 
** Division ''Mantis'' = between 60 and 75.
 
  
===[[File:Aeon_T2.png|30px]] T2 League===
 
*Needs '''100''' points to move on to the T3 League.
 
** Division ''Blaz''e = less than 20 points.
 
** Division ''Pillar'' = between 20 and 40.
 
** Division ''Obsidian'' = between 40 and 60.
 
** Division ''Wagner'' = between 60 and 80.
 
** Division ''Ilshavoh'' = between 80 and 100.
 
  
===[[File:Aeon_T3.png|30px]] T3 League===
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=== Map Pool ===
*Needs '''125''' points to move on to the Experimental League
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The map pool contains maps in several distinct groups:
** Division ''Loyalist'' = less than 25 points.
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*Core maps - these maps will stay for a long time and are only swapped out when absolutely necessary
** Division ''Titan'' = between 25 and 50 points.
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*Maps on rotation - these will be swapped out for new maps every few weeks to keep the map pool exciting and fresh.
** Division ''Othuum'' = between 50 and 75 points.
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*Promotional maps - these are new high quality maps which are included in the pool to help mapmakers promote their maps.
** Division ''Harbinge''r = between 75 and 100 points.
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The current map pool can be found [[Ladder_Map_Pool|Ladder Map Pool.]]
** Division ''Perciva''l = between 100 and 125 points.
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*The map rotation is currently being managed by FtXCommando.  
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*If you would like to see a map added to the map pool you can make a post with your suggestion [http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16383 here].
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*TA4Life was the 1st players councilor to manage it. You can find the old rotations [http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10384 here]
  
===[[File:Aeon_XP.png|30px]] Experimental League===
 
*Last League on Ladder
 
** Division ''MonkeyLord'' = less than 50 points.
 
** Division ''Fatboy'' = between 50 and 100 points.
 
** Division ''Ythotha'' = between 100 and 150 points.
 
** Division ''Colossus'' = between 150 and 200 points.
 
** Division ''Megalith'' = More than 200 points.
 
  
== Awards/Avatars ==
 
:During the season, awards will be given in form of avatars as followed :
 
* Top 3 of each League.
 
**[[File:First_League.png]] First of my League!
 
**[[File:Second_League.png]] Second of my  League!
 
**[[File:Third_League.png]] Third of my  League!
 
* Top 3 of each Division.
 
**[[File:1stOfLeague.png]] First of my Division!
 
**[[File:2ndOfLeague.png]] Second of my Division!
 
**[[File:3rdOfLeague.png]] Third of my Division!
 
  
== Matchmaker ==
 
[[File:Map Selection.PNG|thumb|right|700px|alt=Ladder|Map Selection Window]]
 
:Ladder matches goes through the matchmaker. It will normally put you against someone with 1v1 rating relatively close to yours, likely in your league or a league close to you (if you are top of bottom of your league) on a map from [[Ladder Map Pool]].
 
  
=== Map Choice ===
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{{Navbox FAF Tabs}}
* Each player selects 15 or more maps using the "Select maps" button in the "Find games" tab.
 
# Select maps by clicking on them.
 
# Selection will be confirmed by closing Map Selection window.
 
* When two players are matched in ladder the system either chooses:
 
# Maps from one of the player's selected map pool.
 
# The most popularly selected ladder maps.
 
#:Each of these cases have 1/3 probability.
 
* When a player has less than 15 maps selected, their pool is filled with popular ladder maps.
 

Latest revision as of 13:44, 6 July 2018

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Ladder
Rankings of some of the top players in 1v1

The Ladder System

The ladder is a system that matches players of a similar skill level to play against each other. When a new player starts playing the ladder , the system will start a series of matches to rate his initial skill level, these matches will be against players of random/different skill levels.

The expanded ladder system with Leagues and Divisions is currently undergoing an overhaul and will be implemented again soon™

The map pool is currently managed by FtXCommando and you can view the details on the forum link.

Rating shall give you an idea of how good you are relative to other people and make it easier for you to balance games.

Your Ladder Rank and Rating

Ladder Rank can be found in Leaderboards.

Ladder Rating will be displayed, if you hover your mouse near the blue box next to your nickname on the nicknames list of the Chat lobby TAB Chat lobby TAB.

Ladder Rating over the past year can be found on the 1v1 Leaderboards in the main FAF websibe link.

How does it work?

Leagues and Divisions in Leaderboards

The rating of new players in ladder is effectively above 1k (even though it is shown as 0). Because of this, new players will rarely get balanced 1v1 games in their first 5 games. After some games have been played, the system gives the player a rank that should be quite close to their current skill level.

You gain rating by winning games, and lose it by losing games. If a high rated player beats a low rated player (1800 vs 900 for example) the higher rated player might not gain any rating. However, if the lower rated player wins, they will gain a fair bit of rating.

Matchmaker

Ladder
Automatch / Play tab

A system put in place to help you find roughly equally skilled players. Simply click on the faction icon(s) you wish to play as (or random faction button) and the matchmaker will find you an opponent.


Map Pool

The map pool contains maps in several distinct groups:

  • Core maps - these maps will stay for a long time and are only swapped out when absolutely necessary
  • Maps on rotation - these will be swapped out for new maps every few weeks to keep the map pool exciting and fresh.
  • Promotional maps - these are new high quality maps which are included in the pool to help mapmakers promote their maps.

The current map pool can be found Ladder Map Pool.


  • The map rotation is currently being managed by FtXCommando.
  • If you would like to see a map added to the map pool you can make a post with your suggestion here.
  • TA4Life was the 1st players councilor to manage it. You can find the old rotations here