Now what I'm gonna say is just from a leaderboard perspective. While reading it you always have to remember that the leaderboard is not the essence of MARP.
Competitions on individual games get a new meaning. Right now if somebody beats you in a game and you lose 15 points it means basically nothing. You can just mass-upload for hundreds of points instead of having to improve to get your old place back. Because of that competitions will start that would've never happened with the current system. Players will produce new and better recordings. That will improve their skills and give everybody better replays to watch.
Right now if the person right in front of you on the leaderboard is 200 points ahead you can just mass-upload for 201 points. If somebody has two more firsts than you on the Olympic leaderboard and you have more second places you can do this: Take one of his first places away from him. Then you're tied in firsts but you move ahead because of the tie-breaking second places. I'm sure this will piss your oppponent off and he'll try to get his first place back. This will produce new and better recordings, get a new competition going and improve the skills of the players.
Francois mentioned that a cut-off system will take the fun out of his leaderboard competition with Mickey. The Olympic system will make these competitions better because beating your rival at the games he's good at and/or in front of you is significant.
The "Must see recordings" thread
has 39 posts and 2627 views
. That is an absolutely incredible ratio. Try finding another thread with such a ratio. This proves that a significant number of MARP users come here to watch great replays. Finding good recordings to watch is much easier with the Olympic system because you got the players who prodce these inps on top of the leaderboard. I mean if you play soccer/basketball/tennis/whatever you'll be watching those sports on TV because you like watching the best and you might even learn something from them. It's the same here at MARP.
The quantity factor is gone with the Olympic system. Or does anybody really think that Er Commissario Monnezza with his 7.7 point average deserves to be ahead of DaviL (88), DAN.jp (97.8), MORENO-DF@TeamBrazil (96.4), infac00 (73.9), Luja (84.9), Retro-B.jp (100), P@Team2ch.jp
(90.1) or ZEK.@Team2ch.jp (99.2) (just to name a few)? Or does anybody wanna tell me that Er Commissario Monnezza has contributed more to MARP than bandit@Team2ch.jp
(100 point average) because he uploaded 625 inps and bandit only 10?
There are games where the first place absolutely demolishes the rest of the competition. If you have a 2nd place in such a game it has no meaning for the leaderboard. With the Olympic system it will mean something in cases of ties. Also with the old system the fact that the player in first place put up such a good recording doesn't mean anything for his leaderboard positioning in terms of beating players for leaderboard points. His opponents can just mass-upload for more points. He just gets 100 points whether he's ahead by 1 or by 1 million points. With the Olympic system he has a first place that nobody can take away from him. His leaderboard competitiors will have to find other games.
The Olympic system is the best that could happen to MARP. It's even better than removing the leaderboard.
The current system with its significance on quantity does MARP nothing good. The Olympic system will improve MARP in all aspects.
MrBunny wrote:I want to see more than just me submit to the games I have 1st place on, and Olympic system would probably not be very conducive to 2nd and 3rd place uploads anymore.
People who want to submit something for a game they actually enjoy playing will submit whether MARP has no leaderboard, the current one or the Olympic system.
And don't be surprised if you're gonna lose some of your first places soon because now that first place actually means something for the leaderboard.
***PL*** wrote:Not a care for the "little guy" for not finishing first!
If somebody wants to watch the "little guy's" replay he will download it and watch it. What does that have to do with the leaderboard?
You haven't considered other scoring systems
Right, we've only been talking about them for a month.
Sad days ahead for sure
Yes, but only for mass-uploading, quantity before quality, leaderboard-only players.
DaviL wrote:Most of people play and send inp for fun.
Nothing is stopping anybody from doing that. MARP is NOT the leaderboard.
Well, this can be the death of Marp.
This is the rebirth of MARP.