Offical Suggestion wrote:Concise description:
- Allow players to create games that would setup a restriction on what ranks would be able to join the game.
- Setting up these games would be a premium only perk.
- When setting up, players would be allowed to restrict games to players that are one rank above and one rank below their current rank.
- After joining a rank restricted game, players would not be kicked out if their score dropped below the required score.
- These games would be treated the same as private games and dropped after the allotted time period.
- These games should be able to be searched for from game finder.
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
- Allows people to easily search out players will similar scores/skill levels.
- Gives people something to strive for.
- Allows players to play up a rank if they desire.
chapcrap wrote:Under new management, this suggestion is no longer deemed to be under rejected status. Please continue a discussion on it.
That being said, the new leadership has expressed a concern of activity:There needs to be some kind of tradeoff between allowing filtering and encouraging overall activity.
So, for those interested in this suggestion. Please be aware that it needs to be set up to encourage activity if the rank segregation in implemented. Please read agentcom's summation below.
agentcom wrote:Mod edit: This will be a repository for most suggestions that in some way attempt to allow an option for players to segregate public games by score. There are many users on this site that would like this to be a feature. But for now, the official status of these suggestions is REJECTED. All of them. Even ones that limit to +/- 2 ranks above/below the creator's. No matter how creative or unique they have been, they have all been REJECTED up to this point. This is not to say that the discussion needs to stop, or that you should be discouraged from lending your support to this idea. However, as it stands now, this is not and will not be implemented. It has been suggested for a variety of reasons including reducing farming, reducing defenses to farming allegations, convenience and personal preference. If you must post a new suggestion of this manner, please catch yourself up on this idea's history. Your idea has probably been thought of and posted before. If you see any other topics that should be MERGED with this one, please post them here. - agentcom
On a similar note, other methods of segregation have also been REJECTED. For example:
By allowing this option only for premiums - viewtopic.php?f=471&t=100129&p=2274718
By allowing an option to disallow lower ranked players - viewtopic.php?f=471&t=68844
By other criteria such as games played or attendance/turn percentage - viewtopic.php?f=471&t=103184&p=2334949
Or even by age - viewtopic.php?f=471&t=105383&p=2376063
By allowing players to drop a game that has a high point difference - viewtopic.php?f=471&t=156448&p=3429757
Also included but without link:
Search filter in GameFinder
Restrict by Rating
Add all members of a certain rank to foe list (they may be removed once the rank changes)
Here are some highlights of this thread:
July 11, 2006:lackattack wrote:I don't like this idea. What if it became popular? New recruits would have trouble finding games. They would be stuck in games with other new recruits and their first CC experience would be full of deadbeating.
You only get one chance to make a first impression
July 15, 2009:Thezzaruz wrote:AAFitz wrote:6evil9 wrote:i am not a gold member, so how can i avoid playing cooks?
He could find a premium friend that starts passworded games too.cowboyz wrote:If this gets brought up multiple times a month maybe there is something to it?
A poor and/or unwanted idea doesn't get any better/wanted just because it is repeatedly suggested.
Rank discrimination is still possible, CC just don't want to make it too easily done.
July 17, 2010:TheForgivenOne wrote:The reason this won't be done is that they believe if new recruits are less able to join games with high rankers, that means they are going to be playing with themselves more often. Games with new recruits are generally less enjoyable because they tend to deadbeat or suicide more often than experienced players. So new recruits would be less likely to stay and ultimately purchase premium because they would have a more negative experience by playing in games with more deadbeats like themselves. Along with the fact point segregation is bad. How are lower ranks supposed to learn if they can't find an open game against a higher rank? They will just keep learning bad strategies
Finally, some users have posted suggestions that you be able to filter Game Finder results by rank (among numerous other desired filters). This thread is not intended to cover such modifications to the Game Finder results and display. I recognize that there are topics along those lines that were merged with threads that were later merged here. However, if you would like to propose modifications to the Game Finder search results/display, please find an appropriate thread. One is here: viewtopic.php?f=471&t=104785&p=2365772
-An error in merging resulted in a thread including this concept and a request to count Peloponnesian War as an "advanced" Map being merged in.