As evidenced by my post count and join date, I’m fairly new here. Despite this, I am not new to relative strength ranking systems. In my previous fighting game endeavor, I put about a year and a half of work and research into a ranking system which only utilized wins and losses. It was nearing completion, but complications with my PhD came up and I have since retired.
The point is this: would you all be interested in an offline numerical ranking system? I know there’s an online ranking, but I’m sure there is an inherent difference between online play and offline play. If so, with some help I can complete the system I was working on before - the “TGL Project”. I do not yet know where I can get tournament results here, nor do I know what kind of information you guys record. If you all keep track of wins and losses, that would be good and bad. Good because of the added accuracy, bad since I’d have to restructure the program (thus causing delays to the first lists).
If there’s enough interest, I’d like to get my hands on approximately 1/4 to 1/2 a year worth of tournament results. That’d be enough to complete my research. Though it’d also be helpful to have some help from established community members to give me a general idea of who should be better than who (to have an intuitive check on the accuracy of the program)… but that’s a bit much of a newbie to ask of the community, heh.
Let me know what you think! I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and have a bunch of additional research done on these kinds of rankings. If this were to reach a high enough level of interest, I know a programmer who’d be willing to make a distributed version of it for regional use.