chapcrap wrote: Gillipig wrote: agentcom wrote:
Gillipig wrote:qwert is right though! If we really want to solve this problem, just insert arabic numerals instead of roman. I think we're all a bit too caught up in how it looks instead of functionality.
Looks are important, but the other issue (and the bigger issue to my mind) is that we don't want to award 200 medals to someone for winning 200 tournaments. Right now the person with the most medals has 146. We put some restrictions on medals that makes them a little bit difficult to achieve. The escalating bronze, silver, gold is the way it's done for regular medals. The cap is the way it's been done for the achievement medals.
There has to be a balance between recognizing people for their achievements and limiting that recognition to true achievements.
I don't think it's balanced the way it is now. If it were, a map contribution medal would be worth at least ten times a tournament medal!
No one looks at a rating medal and consider it as valuable as an assassin medal. I'm all for a fairer medals awarding system, but that doesn't need to clash with this suggestion. Give 1 medal per 10 hosted tournaments, 1 medal per 15 won tournaments etc
I couldn't disagree more with that proposal. Maps take longer to make, but that doesn't mean winning a tournament is easier than making a map. Anyone can make a map eventually. It would take me forever and be painful, but I could
make a map. Anyone can, because it's not a competition to see who's map is better. Not anyone can win a tournament.
There have been 2074 tournament winners for 9761 medals total. That's an average of about 4.7 tournaments per winner. There have been 315 (I think) map medals given and 102 winners. That's an average of about 3.1 maps per winner. By those numbers, map medals are less prevalent, but also less specialized. Less than 20% of people who have played in a tournament have won a tournament.
you matematic are totaly wrong. Creating maps are not competition. Its much easier to join a tornament,then to start a map. And real recipient of map medal are much less, then what statistic tell you. Im alone get 7 medals for entire work on 7 map, only in WWII Europe i get medal for graphic,idea,gameplay,and gilligan get medal for XML. More medal are awarded for contribution in map foundry then for real development of maps, Cairnswk alone create over 20-30 maps.
-------------------- For these 3 map maker i can be sure that they create everything(i dont count XML, because these its easier part of creating maps,and these can do everything ,and its most easy way to get map medal), so 48 maps are created 3 person.
From these day you have 225 maps, but real map makers are around 50,and all other are co-developers.
In some cases people get medal only for IDEA(ridiculous), and they dont work anything on map.