I am NOT Complaining, or making a worthless thread.
I am simply pointing out my observations on this issue; as I have not seen people say these things.
If its been talked about before; I apologize.
If not; well listen up :)
A) You should not be able to receive a rating over 2K with a brand new account. This is the #1 reason people multi account.
Make a new account; try to win all 15-20 in a row. Hit 2300-2500.
A similarly skilled player will have a MUCH more difficult time trying to get a 1700 or less account higher than 2K.
Look at the top boards. 80% of them are made up of people who started with 2K or more. Never varied.
And, once you reach that rating its nearly impossible to drop under 2K. Play tournaments; win 50% of your games and your rating will still rise at least 10 points if not 30-50.
On the variants its even worse; almost 100%. Crazyhouse IS 100%. Not one single person on the top list who reached their level from a 'normal' rating. All 2K and up, some as high as starting with 2.5K and never going lower.
People say ratings dont matter to a game; they do.
People play differently against a low rated person vs someone over 2k. A sense of fear; or doubting yourself; or simply thinking you dont have a chance leads to many losses that shouldnt happen.
B) Tournaments also heavily inflate ratings.
One should not be able to win 1 game draw 1 game and lose 4 games in a row...to go UP 6 rating points.
Like I did there :l
Similarly played games outside of a tournament have a much greater effect on your rating. I have no idea why this is.
C) And playing a game against a higher; or similarly; rated person should not have such a little effect on your rating.
If I play someone with 2.2K plus and lose I will only lose..like 1 or 2 RP. Sometimes its even zero. This is a non-loss scenario. You can go up 30-50 points if you manage a win but lose 0-2 if you lose?
Heres a good example of that:
I've played this guy 13 times.
I've lost 10 of the games and won 3 of the games.
I went down in rating right? No. I went up 5 or 6 points after you add them all up. (I came up with 6 but Im tired and added em in my head lol but def positive)
So 3 out of 13 and its a positive rating boost? Lol.
Hope ya'll are understanding; I'm saying I should be a LOWER rating not higher. Not crying about MY rating; or really anyone elses. I'm talkin bout the system and its appearing to me to be very broken.
Not sure how or if it could be fixed; but been noticing this stuff so thought I'd share.