News Time Attack Ranking

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Georg Ortner, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Georg Ortner

    Georg Ortner Sector3 Developer

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    We just enabled a new feature in RaceRoom: Time Attack Ranking

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    We have replaced our old percentage-based Division model in leaderboards and competitions, with a new TA Rating which defines your TA Rank.

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    To get your rank, you need to enter any of the RaceRoom TA Competitions: http://game.raceroom.com/competitions/

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    This rating is calculated from your performances in Time Attack competitions over the last 12 months.
    You improve your Rating by standing higher up in any of the active competitions.
    Ranks will be updated after every major series of competitions, for example the end of a championship or just before a new esport series begins.

    There are 4 divisions, splitting the ranked players as follows:
    • A ( top 10% of ranked players )
    • B ( from top 10% to top 30% of ranked players )
    • C ( from top 30% to top 60% of ranked players )
    • D ( from 60% to 100% of ranked players )

    Your rank is visible on your profile page and on the leaderboards.
    You can filter the leaderboards to only show drivers of a certain rank.

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    In future championships & events it will help us match drivers of similar skill levels to race together.

    This is a first step towards further ranking and online career features in RaceRoom.
    Stay tuned for more in the future!
     
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  2. Arcson

    Arcson Well-Known Member

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    3rd of December 2018

    Dear Diary,

    Sector3 just made my year making
    I think I am gonna send them some sweets to express my excitement about it!
     
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  3. Sosruko

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    Very nice and just in time before I was going to renew my iRacing account :D
     
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  4. tw1st

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    Good feature. Will you add this ranks for leaderbord challenge too?
     
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  5. RoccoTTS

    RoccoTTS Well-Known Member

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    It's a very nice addition for those who don't race online but prefer online time attack competitions (like me).
     
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  6. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller Esports / Events Beta tester

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    I think it's better not to. Ranks are nice but they also always add a bit of pressure when you compete. Let's keep some areas of the game pressure-free.
     
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  7. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Having not even looked at time time attack mode before, how does it work? Is it same as leaderboard or do you get limited laps or something? What makes a premium competition? Just that you must own content or is there an entry fee?
     
  8. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller Esports / Events Beta tester

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    Same mode as leaderboard. Premium competition = you have to own the content and you can win vRP.
     
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  9. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller Esports / Events Beta tester

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    Yes for certain special events, especially on-site events or occasions where we host a ton of servers, entry fees are required. But it's rather the exception than the rule.
     
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  10. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    I'd happily pay a small entry fee for regular well organised official racing, really hope the special event model gets used more in the future.
     
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  11. majuh

    majuh Well-Known Member

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    Do Free-to-Play competitions also affect your TA rank? I think only championship competitions should be counted.
     
  12. Xon3

    Xon3 Well-Known Member

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    And yesterday i was complaining that there was no news about this :D
     
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  13. Barbie

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    Can you please complain about singleplayer multiclass ? :p
     
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  14. keanos

    keanos Well-Known Member

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    Sounds nice, hope it is the first step of the whole ranking system (security ranking too?).
     
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  15. NL-Jos

    NL-Jos Well-Known Member

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    And behave driving to, instead of how much you drive and how fast you are
     
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  16. Viggdred

    Viggdred Well-Known Member

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    Yep, one can't estimate the drivers behaviour on track, based on a LeaderBoard standing, that's for sure :)
     
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  17. rom_rs

    rom_rs Member Beta tester

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    Hi, nice idea!
    I have one question: if I do not enter a competition, does it affect my ranking ?

    I'm currently A, but imagine I make only a few laps in the competition, recording only a bad time. Is it more penalizing than just no competing at all on that combo?
     
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  18. SVG BIOSPORT

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    is not Time Attack Ranking ... Time attack has a limited number of laps.
    it's a Hot Lap Ranking ... [​IMG]
     
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  19. SVG BIOSPORT

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  20. KOKORO ga PYONPYON

    KOKORO ga PYONPYON Well-Known Member

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    Grosjean<exactly:D
    Maldonado<exactly:D

    Joke...
    This idea got a very good impression.
    I did not participate actively in the competition.
    I can not put up with the judgment of rank B, so I think started wanting to run with aim for rank A.

    If know my rank in a visible form, you will be able to encourage more active competition participation.

    already have the same question, is there a rank down?

    I have the same anxiety too.
    If Disadvantage combinations continue, the results will be something that will make want to cover my eyes.
     
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