betiko wrote:duka, making average stats with this material makes no sense; sometimes you have 2 rankings in the same month, sometimes you have 6 month gap between two rankings, and the most updated you pulled out is a year old.
Also, you are counting the conqueror; so it's -1 field marshal each time.
Secondly; can you guys explain how you make a corelation between active players and amount of people with a 4500+ score? It's absolutely unrelated.
To give an example; I'm just taking the april 2008 ranking on the bottom of duka's stats.
21k users; and the last person on the first page of the ranking only has 2300 points (#250th)
today's leaderboard has only 12k users, and a person with 2300 points would not even be on page 2, but by the end of page 3 (689th)
the truth is that the scores are much tighter, there is a larger amount of players with a good experience over the years and there are less farmers. I don't believe this works in patterned cycles.
The basic fact is that I have demonstrated that the initial premise with which you started this thread is false. If it's so long ago that you don't remember, I'll quiote it for you.
betiko wrote:I know this has been discussed in the past, but I think it's a bit ridiculous to have a rank that is almost never represented. Most of the time, the points required to become field marshal aren't even fulfilled by the conqueror himself.
"A rank that is almost never represented" is false
. For as long as we have data, there have always been at least 2 people qualified to hold that rank, there have usually been 4 or 5, and at one point there were as many as 8. So "almost never represented" turns out to be "almost always represented."
The second premise, "Most of the time, the points required to become field marshal aren't even fulfilled by the conqueror himself." is also demonstrably false
. Again, for as long as waybackmachine has crawled CC, there has never been a time when the Conqueror didn't have enough points to be a Field Marshall. Maybe in the very early days of CC that was true, but it hasn't been true since at least April of 2008 and probably longer.
Your OP is just not supported by facts. The median number of Feild Marshals is 4, which is quite sufficient in my opinion. I wouldn't want to see the rank watered down any more than that, and I think as CC grows it is entirely plausible that the median will be higher. It is not likely that it will go lower.
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