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FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2019, 04:04
by FtXCommando
The FAF League System

League Site: ... ds/leagues

Ladder League Season 7: September 1st - October 1st

What is it?
I’m sure many of you can recall architect and rowey’s ladder events that were meant to juice up the activity for ladder by introducing a sort of competitive board that rewarded activity. Well, long story short that’s basically the system I’m bringing back here. It will be a month long contest to determine the top, active ladder player for that month.

What’s Different?
I’ve decided to personally take charge of keeping it going so I hope to keep it maintained at a regular interval. I’m unsure what precisely I will do as the intervals but I expect I’ll do something like one month of leagues, one month off, one month of leagues, etc. Before it seemed to be more of a yearly event but I want it to be something that people of all rating levels can look forward to throughout the year.

I’ve also adjusted the point system to be a bit less focused on spamming games and to give people that play well, albeit with less games, a shot at winning even if they don’t sit on FAF for the whole day. Before the point breakdown was 2/0/1 for W/L/D and that tended to mean that two people would often skyrocket ahead of everyone else in their division and others could never really catchup. While it certainly rewarded activity, I think it just didn’t deliver any sort of competitive feeling as you tried to maintain your position because it always just came down to an equation of who had more time to invest into the ladder. I’ve decided to adjust the point breakdown to 2/-1/0 to see if that makes it easier for people behind to catch up to those on the top spots on the leaderboards.

I’ve also updated the league division breakdowns in order to remove an issue that seemed to occur during the last few ladder events. Mainly, people at the top of their league never being able to get a top slot because they could never match against those in the bottom tier of their league. I’ve broken the league up into 500 rated chunks in order to see if this prevents the issue and to see if further work will need to be done to make it fair for all players involved.

I’ve also added rewards for all leagues, but I’ll expand on those rewards down below.

The Leagues and Their Rewards
Supreme Commander League: 1800+
Major League: 1300-1800
Captain League: 800-1300
Lieutenant League: 300-800
Operator League: <300

The top player in each league will be given a custom avatar that will be active unless they lose their title in the next ladder league month.

Avatars (Going from Operator to Supreme League Champion):

Seasonal Winners:
Season 3:
Season 4:
Season 5:
Season 6:

Good luck everyone!

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2019, 10:07
by Dendron
Awesome! Can't wait to get started :D

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2019, 16:37
by Rowey
Nice to See somone with more Athority in the comunity picking this back up :)

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2019, 21:33
by ThomasHiatt
This increases the chances of me ever playing FAF again by 15%

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2019, 21:50
by Blodir
ThomasHiatt wrote:This increases the chances of me ever playing FAF again by 15%

cant go above 100%

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 03 Sep 2019, 02:21
by Morax
Ladder League Champion Avatars:






Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 01 Oct 2019, 02:57
by FtXCommando
Congratulations to the winners of each League!

1800+: BabushkaNoob with a total score of 97!
1300-1800: HOSCHMOSCH with a total score of 99!
800-1300: P0P0LIAK0V73 with a total score of 236!
300-800: Markus_Aurelius with a total score of 102!
<300: homefly with a total score of 59!

Each player qualifies for two avatars. They will get the Champion Avatar posted above by Morax to signify that they won the most recent Ladder League. They will also get the Ladder Warrior Avatar that they will be able to keep permanently to signify that they have won a Ladder League some time in the past. Please get in contact with moderation in order to claim your avatar.

In addition, BabushkaNoob and HOSCHMOSCH can contact me with a paypal address in order to receive their $100/$50 prize for winning this month.

I'll also be posting a variety of stats that pertain to ladder activity that I was able to gather from this month some time soon.

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 01 Oct 2019, 06:04
by FtXCommando
Some Stats:

There were 918 unique players active on ladder during this month.

3% (28 players) were in the 1800+ division
6% (57 players) were in the 1300-1800 division
18% (168 players) were in the 800-1300 division
27% (249 players) were in the 300-800 division
45% (418 players) were in the <300 division

344 hours for 28 people
Mean: 12 hours played each
Median: 11 hours
1280 game results, 575/558/136 results
which generally means 640 games played

513 hours for 57 people
Mean: 9 hours played each
Median: 3 hours
1618 game results, 788/720/109 results
which generally means 809 games played

1441 hours for 168 people
Mean: 9 hours played each
Median: 3 hours
4522 game results, 2376/1944/200 results
which generally means 2261 games played

1368 hours for 249 people
Mean: 5 hours played each
Median: 2 hours
3588 game results, 1718/1750/120 results
which generally means 1794 games played

The final league will take me a bit to process because I want to pay special attention to 0 rated players and it's also basically as large as the other divisions combined.

If anyone has any comments about the league system or any questions about stats, feel free to let me know.

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2019, 21:04
by JaggedAppliance
Is there a new one coming up?

Re: FAF League Month System

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2019, 21:24
by FtXCommando
Yes, for November.