We went through a lot of topics on the forums and distilled out a few ideas that would be quick to implement. Here's what we've done so far:

1. Removed win/loss ratio from profiles and coalitions. Added 'games won' and 'games abandoned' (%). This should hopefully encourage people to play the game to the end or at least surrender. Note that people will still be leaving games no matter what penalties we come up with. Just focus on maps and scenarios that don't require every player to be present - then leaving won't be such a huge deal.

2. No surrender in solo games, only abandon. Solo games wouldn't add to 'games played' stat nor to the 'games abandoned' percentage in profiles. This would make farming a bit harder and allow map/scenario makers to test their creations without fearing for their stats.

3. Players are now allowed to play in the Beginners room until rank 5 (including 5). Additionally, ranks 0-3 are no longer allowed to play in the Main room. This would prevent newbies from being horribly slaughtered and stop guest alts from starting scenarios in the Main room.
UPDATE: Beginners room is now for ranks 0-4, Main room for ranks 3+

4. 'Allow alliances' option changed to 'maximum alliances' - now you can specify exactly how many alliances players are allowed to have (0 option is also included). Default is 3. This should discourage alliance-spamming and make alliances more strategic.

5. Coalitions:
- Only coalitions that have played a CW (or registered) in the last 90 days are listed in the index, similar to the players list. Other coalitions are available under a "show all" link.
- Players now receive double SP in CW.
- Seasons now have 20 games, with the last 20 games counted (as opposed to first 10 previously).
- The significance of competence is now much lower. CP gained/lost now ranges between 50 and 100 (used to be 1-100). Meaningful competence ranges between 0.75 and 2. Anything below counts as 0.75, anything above counts as 2.
- Latest CWs will be shown in player profiles (coming soon)

6. Completing each chapter in the tutorial now gives SP and exiting the tutorial is counted as a victory. This would only work for rank 0, though.

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04.10.2013 - 07:21
 The Tactician (M0d)
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04.10.2013 - 07:24
Great Updates..Thank you.
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04.10.2013 - 07:38
 Lemonade (M0d)
Very good upgrade. AW took a big step forward and I hope you'll implement a 3vs3 league soon
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04.10.2013 - 08:52
 Madara (M0d)
Incredible I love it!
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04.10.2013 - 09:21
R.i.P UN
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04.10.2013 - 09:24
 Meester (M0d)
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04.10.2013 - 09:32
Great, Thanks! :D
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04.10.2013 - 09:42
R.i.p UN and ally fags. heh.
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04.10.2013 - 09:59
WOOOOOOOOOOOOT! LETS ALL TRAMPLE ON UNS DEATH!
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04.10.2013 - 11:20
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This is brilliant, good job!
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04.10.2013 - 11:55
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU RIGHT NOW.
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04.10.2013 - 12:15
Rest in Hell, UN games
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04.10.2013 - 13:34
Very useful update
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04.10.2013 - 13:51
This update have important negative consequences to the game.
A big part of the activity that used be in Main Room is now in Beginners Room.
Main room used to have triple of games, now Beginners room have double or triple games than Main room.
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04.10.2013 - 16:09
Revert 3-5 change! Or make main room the default.
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04.10.2013 - 16:16
 Ivan (4dm1n)
Wr1tt3n by raetahcodeupon, 04.10.2013 at 13:51

This update have important negative consequences to the game.
A big part of the activity that used be in Main Room is now in Beginners Room.
Main room used to have triple of games, now Beginners room have double or triple games than Main room.

We have a lot of ranks 0-5, don't we? Let's wait a bit and see, we might have to lower the limit to rank 4.
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04.10.2013 - 16:26
Wr1tt3n by Ivan, 04.10.2013 at 16:16

Wr1tt3n by raetahcodeupon, 04.10.2013 at 13:51

This update have important negative consequences to the game.
A big part of the activity that used be in Main Room is now in Beginners Room.
Main room used to have triple of games, now Beginners room have double or triple games than Main room.

We have a lot of ranks 0-5, don't we? Let's wait a bit and see, we might have to lower the limit to rank 4.


Is the default for 3-5 the beginner room? If so, I think this is the main cause.
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04.10.2013 - 16:28
 Ivan (4dm1n)
Wr1tt3n by Xenosapien, 04.10.2013 at 16:26

Is the default for 3-5 the beginner room? If so, I think this is the main cause.

Good point, I'll just try to set the default to the Main room for ranks 4 and 5 (rank 3 still can't play in Main).

EDIT: done.
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04.10.2013 - 17:03
Wr1tt3n by Ivan, 04.10.2013 at 16:28

Wr1tt3n by Xenosapien, 04.10.2013 at 16:26

Is the default for 3-5 the beginner room? If so, I think this is the main cause.

Good point, I'll just try to set the default to the Main room for ranks 4 and 5 (rank 3 still can't play in Main).

EDIT: done.


well, i actually like that begginers is full of low ranks, the number of quits has decreased by 500%.

begginers room has 30 players now and like 40 games up.
Main Room has like 60 players and like 30 games up.
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04.10.2013 - 17:09
 The Tactician (M0d)
I see much better quality in gameplay, even though i am rank 5 and supposed to play in beginner, i play in main with much less wf first turn and ally fagging
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04.10.2013 - 17:11
Here's something that came to mind. If a player sets up a private game and wants his low rank friend to join, will the low rank be able to play the private game in the main?

If he can't then you should probably adjust the settings to let any rank join a private game regardless of which room it's in.
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04.10.2013 - 17:45
Wr1tt3n by Fockmeeard, 04.10.2013 at 17:11

Here's something that came to mind. If a player sets up a private game and wants his low rank friend to join, will the low rank be able to play the private game in the main?

If he can't then you should probably adjust the settings to let any rank join a private game regardless of which room it's in.


nope.

don't overthink it.
i see many ways of this getting exploited to farm sp.
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04.10.2013 - 17:47
^That player can just join as a guest, he will be able to teach/play, shouldn't have much of a problem against a newbie, makes it more even for them as well .
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04.10.2013 - 18:18
Wr1tt3n by The Taliban, 04.10.2013 at 17:03

Wr1tt3n by Ivan, 04.10.2013 at 16:28

Wr1tt3n by Xenosapien, 04.10.2013 at 16:26

Is the default for 3-5 the beginner room? If so, I think this is the main cause.

Good point, I'll just try to set the default to the Main room for ranks 4 and 5 (rank 3 still can't play in Main).

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well, i actually like that begginers is full of low ranks, the number of quits has decreased by 500%.

begginers room has 30 players now and like 40 games up.
Main Room has like 60 players and like 30 games up.

Remember that the number of players that you see in the lobby are exactly that. Players in the lobby or in the main chatroom. Players of games are not counted. By the way today I was 4 hours connected. And in those hours main room had between 10 and 20 games. And beginner room around 30 games. Maybe I was in the gamein a wrong time to play.
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05.10.2013 - 07:20
I have noticed a significant decrease in players in the main room. The backbone of atwar are these rank 4 and 5s, who play occasionally but not seriously.
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05.10.2013 - 07:58
The changes are good, but we need to encourage ranks 4 and 5 to play at least a bit in main room.

I like raetahcodeupon's suggestion about more sp for ranks 4 and 5 playing in the main room.
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05.10.2013 - 09:15
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Wr1tt3n by Xenosapien, 05.10.2013 at 07:20

I have noticed a significant decrease in players in the main room. The backbone of atwar are these rank 4 and 5s, who play occasionally but not seriously.


For now yes but in the long run players in the main room would increase massively
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05.10.2013 - 11:32
 Ivan (4dm1n)
Wr1tt3n by EndsOfInvention, 05.10.2013 at 07:58

The changes are good, but we need to encourage ranks 4 and 5 to play at least a bit in main room.

I like raetahcodeupon's suggestion about more sp for ranks 4 and 5 playing in the main room.

Changed Main to 3+ and Beginners to 0-4.
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05.10.2013 - 11:41
 The Tactician (M0d)
Wr1tt3n by Ivan, 05.10.2013 at 11:32

Wr1tt3n by EndsOfInvention, 05.10.2013 at 07:58

The changes are good, but we need to encourage ranks 4 and 5 to play at least a bit in main room.

I like raetahcodeupon's suggestion about more sp for ranks 4 and 5 playing in the main room.

Changed Main to 3+ and Beginners to 0-4.

like this its just right. No more changing.
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05.10.2013 - 11:51
Wr1tt3n by Ivan, 05.10.2013 at 11:32

Wr1tt3n by EndsOfInvention, 05.10.2013 at 07:58

The changes are good, but we need to encourage ranks 4 and 5 to play at least a bit in main room.

I like raetahcodeupon's suggestion about more sp for ranks 4 and 5 playing in the main room.

Changed Main to 3+ and Beginners to 0-4.



Ivan, 0-5 was ok. The quality of the games had increased by a lot.

the only people complaining is ranks 6 that want to farm ranks 4-5, ranks 5 will get annihilated by ranks 8+
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05.10.2013 - 12:00
Wr1tt3n by The Taliban, 05.10.2013 at 11:51

Wr1tt3n by Ivan, 05.10.2013 at 11:32

Wr1tt3n by EndsOfInvention, 05.10.2013 at 07:58

The changes are good, but we need to encourage ranks 4 and 5 to play at least a bit in main room.

I like raetahcodeupon's suggestion about more sp for ranks 4 and 5 playing in the main room.

Changed Main to 3+ and Beginners to 0-4.



Ivan, 0-5 was ok. The quality of the games had increased by a lot.

the only people complaining is ranks 6 that want to farm ranks 4-5, ranks 5 will get annihilated by ranks 8+

Getting annihilated is educational in my opinion.
Anyway, they can keep changing it to decide what works best.
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05.10.2013 - 12:15
^I think it was fine just changing default to main room for optional rooms.
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17.10.2013 - 03:29
Sorry for my very late reply. This is a good update! Especially the coalitions!
Stalins Martians congrats with being the new #1
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17.10.2013 - 12:26
:banger2:
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25.10.2013 - 08:28
Excellent upgrades! Thnx.
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03.11.2013 - 10:16
''4. 'Allow alliances' option changed to 'maximum alliances' - now you can specify exactly how many alliances players are allowed to have (0 option is also included). Default is 3. This should discourage alliance-spamming and make alliances more strategic''


This can only work correctly if you also add a disable game changes button as suggested elsewhere.
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06.11.2013 - 18:07
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I like the changes(ranks 3+only allowed in main)But i would like to add, ranks 3+ IS the issue, noob hosts are generally smart enough to kick ranks 3-, so, Instead, I think you SHOULD MAKE IT SO ONLY RANKS 5+ ARE ALLOWED IN MAIN. THIS WOULD FIX EVERYTHING.
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06.11.2013 - 18:44
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22.11.2013 - 14:10
I was just wondering, if i have a friend that is a rank 1, how can i get him to play with me if im a rank 6?
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08.12.2013 - 13:05
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Wr1tt3n by General_Battier, 22.11.2013 at 14:10

I was just wondering, if i have a friend that is a rank 1, how can i get him to play with me if im a rank 6?


Well no one answered you so..
No you can't. Make an alt or tell him to get to rank 3 and play on main room.
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