donkeymile wrote:I can't figure out why the site wouldn't implement a rank filter, as I see it on so many other game sites, whether it be cards or otherwise.
A simple game setting when a game is being set up where one can set the lowest rank they will allow to join the game. Not only is it really annoying for a higher rank to lose 50-100 points to a low rank, but I have found that often times when I play a cook or something similar the game just isn't enjoyable even if I win it (and gain 5 points).
Of course there are exceptions to that rule and there could be an option to not rank filter the game as well.
There are times I want to play a 1v1 speed but won't because I don't want to lose a million points, but even more importantly, I want to play a higher rank because its usually more enjoyable from a strategy standpoint.
This really isn't a hard thing to do from a programming standpoint.
The reason has nothing at all to do with programming. The reason is that the site stubbornly and irrationally holds on to the idea that if they were to do so, it would cause all of the new players to have nobody to play against...which is an idea that is patently absurd on the face of it.
That aside, there are even better ways to accomplish the same idea, but not using rank. Instead, use points and allow the settings to be "ranged" by a certain percentage above or below the game-creator's rank at the time the game is created (the specific range to be used to be figured out by someone much more intelligent on the math than myself).
...I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.