Need help with game ranking algorithm for MyBB plugin Achilles Member Posts: 80 Threads: 43 Joined: Sep 2014 Reputation: 0 2015-02-18, 08:12 AM Recently I have been trying to figure out a simple way to rank players on a website. The top players will be ranked on the website from 1-10. #1 being the greatest, and #10 being the worst. The players are allowed to compete with each other and it is only a 2 player competition (1v1). A player can either win or lose but he cannot tie. Here's how the ranking system will work, for example, here is a proposed table:    #1  Player1    #2  Player2    #3  Player3    #4  Player4    #5  Player5    #6  Player6    #7  Player7    #8  Player8    #9  Player9    #10 Player10 If player5 was to play and beat player1, he would become rank #1, and player1 would become rank #2, and then the whole list would shift down a rank. Becoming this: ``````   #1  Player5    #2  Player1    #3  Player2    #4  Player3    #5  Player4    #6  Player6    #7  Player7    #8  Player8    #9  Player9    #10 Player10`````` However, the logic behind this would be hard to plot. I thought of different ways to do it, any the only way I could think of doing it is still not the most efficient (in my opinion). I was thinking it could be a system of points. And it might work this way: ``````     RANK  PLAYERS POINTS      #1    Player1 10      #2    Player2 20      #3    Player3 30      #4    Player4 40      #5    Player5 50 `````` Then whenever Player5 beats Player1, Player1 would keep his points but Player5's points would be 10-1=9. So, then it would appear as: ``````   RANK  PLAYERS POINTS    #1    Player5 9    #2    Player1 10    #3    Player2 20    #4    Player3 30`````` This would give Player5 his new rank displaying him at the top, however, a problem would occur after so many times of players playing. If 3 people played Player1 (Rank #2) after that, there would be 4 players that would have 9 points, complicating the entire process. I can't think of a more simple way of doing it, but I feel like It shouldn't be as complicated as I make it out to be. Any help? « Next Oldest | Next Newest »

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