Don't get me wrong, 1v1 is great and important and everything, and global is really bad, but hear me out:
- smaller the team size, the more global rating points you get. I think this is a remnant of the zep days and really needs to be changed.
- Example: grimpy vs nexus from fall tourny (140 rating difference), grimplex gained 64 points from 2 wins. Average big teamgame: +7-9 points (14 to 18 for two). This means grimpy would have to win 9 teamgames to get the same rating. On ladder 140 rating difference is worth about 15 points.
- global is basically only used to for teamgames (be it for balance or otherwise). For players with a small deviation this means an 1v1 game can only make their rating less accurate
- most of the playerbase only cares about global rating
as they only play custom games (anecdotally)
- while you can't compare ratings across different types of players, global is still somewhat representative of players' ability within the type of games that they play (and therefore is useful in balancing those games)
- just because global is bad doesn't mean we should make it even worse
- rating is fun. If you keep playing the same types of games you can compare your own performance across time, or relative to other people that you know play similar types of games etc.
- tmm is not an alternative for many groups of people: gappers, setoners, high rating players. Hell, even astro crater players (turns out they are people too!)
- we have anti rating manipulation rules for a reason (global really matters, believe it or not) and have previously unranked eg. unbalanced teams and ffas
It's totally fair to not personally care about global, but it doesn't mean that it's wrong for other people to care, and it's not an excuse to neglect the health of global rating. So I have 2 requests: 1. 1v1 games should amount the same to global rating as teamgames do and 2. until its fixed, tourny games should be unrated by default.
I feel like I'm putting myself in front of the firing squad by making this post (which is fucked up btw, I should think that the forum should feel like a bit safer of an environment than that), but it had to be done. There's some really messed up anti-global (actually to extend that, anti-tryhard) sentiment in the community that I've not seen anywhere else.