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Antar
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Antar

That's Dr. Antar to you, from DC Metro Area

is a Battle Server Administratoris a Programmeris a Super Moderatoris a Community Contributor
Official Data Miner
Antar was last seen:
Jul 23, 2014 at 6:46 PM
    1. Jukain
      Jukain
      Hey, Antar, would it be possible for you to generate 1630 stats for OU? There has been some debate about the cutoff, and from what I've garnered from conversing on IRC, comparison stats would be significant in people's positions on the 1630 vs. 1760 topic.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Your timing is magnificent! I started the script to generate them this morning, and they just finished.
        Mar 5, 2014
    2. Frost6295
      Frost6295
      Thank you sir for your help. :)
    3. ganj4lF
      ganj4lF
      Quick question: while I was reading this thread (http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/choice-scarf-role-in-the-meta.3500909/), I was wondering if it's possible for you to gather stats of item usage. It would be interesting to get some sort of metric to evaluate how much Scarfers have dropped in usage, but looking at your (awesome) stats, I didn't find anything that could be used toward that goal.

      Thanks!
    4. Ernesto
      Ernesto
      Hey Antar, not that it's really important because nothing dropped or rose from UU, but the tier hasn't gone official /yet/, we were waiting for the February stats to do the last round of voting (which we should be doing in the next few days) and then we'll go official.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Yeah, that's what I figured. Sorry if I didn't make that clear in that post. The nice thing is that it's a moot issue!
        Mar 3, 2014
    5. kokoloko
      kokoloko
      psst, do me a favor and tag me when the feb stats are posted pls :)
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Will do, but it likely won't be for a few days--taking longer than usual this time.
        Mar 2, 2014
      2. kokoloko
        kokoloko
        ah, shame =/ i was really looking forward to it lol
        Mar 2, 2014
    6. Dragonz
      Dragonz
      Hi, I'm new here. I was wondering if you could help direct me to the appropriate thread I'm trying to find. I saw all of the rate team threads but I was wondering whether there was a thread here where I could post about one pokemon I plan on breeding soon and whether or not it would be good in competitive battling or whether I'd be wasting my time on it.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Feb 25, 2014
    7. Pocket
      Pocket
      Antar, what do you mean by Achievement-based ladder, when you were explaining about the Elo system?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        I replied in the thread.
        Feb 25, 2014
    8. CaptainSteve
      CaptainSteve
      Considering how far Pokemon has come since Pokemon BF, and how I've come to appreciate Smogon's tiers and metagame, would you like a rematch with fairer tiered Pokemon in X/Y? I feel that win on BF was a tad unbalanced. Plus, y'all need something to upload ;)
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Haha. I've actually just started up Gen VI content (was waiting for Pokebank's release, and besides, I haven't had much downtime recently). Anyway, yeah, we can have a rematch in X&Y. You don't do Little Cup by any chance, do you?
        Feb 24, 2014
      2. CaptainSteve
        CaptainSteve
        Although I don't really do Little Cup, it looks like it'd be quite fun to get into. I'll have to do all the research into the rules and such when I get back from my interview this evening, but given a week, I could make a LC-specific team. I've been going really heavy on Singles.
        Feb 24, 2014
    9. Derpinator
      Derpinator
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Sorry. I don't rate teams.
        Feb 14, 2014
      2. Derpinator
        Derpinator
        Oh, okay, my bad, thanks anyways!
        Feb 14, 2014
    10. MoxieInfinite
      MoxieInfinite
      Just saw that answer to Starmaster's post, and it made me wonder, will PU be official this gen? (please be no)
      1. Antar
        Antar
        highly unlikely. There's a lot of resistance to the idea among the SS.
        Feb 11, 2014
    11. Aldaron
      Aldaron
      Hey, give me a ballpark range for the minimum # of battles you think it would tAke to calculate a dependable GXE RATING
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      2. Aldaron
        Aldaron
        Ah...that is good to know. In my preliminary analysis of how I would implement a rating system, I used GXE, primarily because I know lots of people are big fans of it.

        However, on the system I'm modeling right now, I'm not using it at all. I'm wondering how imperative it is we use GxE. Possibly only for matchmaking?
        Feb 11, 2014
      3. Aldaron
        Aldaron
        The modeling on this system I've been doing is based around 1000 players starting at the default rating and then randomly playing other players, with the ranges of number of games played depending on my input. I also arbitrarily assign high rated players to play each other more based on a random probability number I decided.
        Feb 11, 2014
      4. Antar
        Antar
        We should really talk. I definitely want more details about what you're doing.

        GXE, imo, is the best single-value measure of a player's skill. And, as I found with COIL/ARMS, it's quite a useful value to keep track of.
        Feb 11, 2014
    12. mlgstorm
      mlgstorm
      Quick question, is there a general discussion subforum?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Feb 6, 2014
      2. mlgstorm
        mlgstorm
        I meant general pokemon discussion. Thanks!
        Feb 6, 2014
    13. Starmaster
      Starmaster
      Hi Antar, do you have any idea when the rest of the tiers may be coming out? I understand it'll prob take a while and is a lot of work.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        My guess is that UU will be official within three months, at which point we'll start on Unofficial RU, and then on from there. We'll probably have a full tier list (OU down to PU) in a year.

        But that's just a guess.
        Feb 4, 2014
      2. Starmaster
        Starmaster
        cool thanks for the quick reply
        Feb 4, 2014
    14. Magnemite
      Magnemite
      Hey Antar, are you going to make a Youtube video about each tier update in XY like you did in BW? I really liked those videos, especially since they gave a nice chronology of metagame changes, which made them fun to watch later and look back on.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Yeah, probably. But there won't be any tier updates for quite some time--there's not even an official UU tier right now.
        Feb 3, 2014
    15. taziathegreat
      taziathegreat
      Hey Antar is there anyway to extract the data on the which types of attacking moves are commonly used ? It'd be really useful to see which types the metagame favors and would help when building a defensive team. Thanks for everything you do
      1. Antar
        Antar
        I was recently asked to look into something for CAP called Very Good Moves, which is related to this. Stay tuned!
        Feb 2, 2014
    16. alexwolf
      alexwolf
      Hey Antar, can you remind me if you or the OU mods are supposed to post the usage statistics in the OU forum? And thx for your hard work as always!
      1. Antar
        Antar
        No separate stats thread. But if you want a metagame trend/discussions thread, go for it and just link to the OPs.
        Feb 2, 2014
      2. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        K, thx!
        Feb 2, 2014
    17. neooo
      neooo
      Is there any way to see most-used statistics in real time, or I guess sooner than once a month?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        We've made a decision that we don't want to provide statistics on that sort of timescale, since they'd be prone to large deviations given the numbers involved.
        Jan 28, 2014
      2. neooo
        neooo
        Gotcha, thanks for the quick response!
        Jan 28, 2014
    18. T-Bolt
      T-Bolt
      Is the ELO system the same as the one used to rank chess players?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        sort of. We're using a modified version of Elo that does things like not letting Elo rating drop below 1000, and UCSF uses a sliding K-factor, which we have yet to implement. But at its core, yes, we're using the same rating system as is used for chess. For the record, Glicko was also developed for chess.
        Jan 27, 2014
      2. T-Bolt
        T-Bolt
        Ah, thanks for the info.
        Jan 27, 2014
    19. Expulso
      Expulso
      hey i want to see what preliminary ru would look like, when's that coming out? start of february?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        April. But just look at the UU stats for <3.41% if you want the roughest of rough pictures.
        Jan 26, 2014
      2. Expulso
        Expulso
        Yeah; I meant, is UU in this month's usage stats?
        Jan 26, 2014
      3. Antar
        Antar
        it will be, yes
        Jan 26, 2014
    20. TCR
      TCR
      o wow hi mr antar i would like to play you in lc sometime while i use amaura since i dissapointed you on the ladder by not using amaura o.o
    21. Woodchuck
      Woodchuck
      "So, as I keep saying, W-L ratio is meaningless. Ideally everyone would have the same W-L ratio of 50%."
      THANK YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE SAID THIS TO ALDARON SO MANY TIMES.
    22. ArkWelder
      ArkWelder
      Antar you are a genious. What's the secret? How do you consistently make acronyms that sound so good. Almost as impressive as the actual maths.
    23. 170114
      170114
      Simply had to chime in when I heard you were working on a new ladder system. I'll keep it short. Three points:

      1. PS's scoreboarding via ACRE was mainly broken because topping the ladder boiled down to producing a SMALL SAMPLE of battles from which the system would determine your possible skill level to be unrealistically high--much higher than if you'd played a few more battles. Please, please, please, try to...
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      2. 170114
        170114
        ...in your reply, so I do wonder what you think, though!

        Third point is really just an extension of the W-L suggestion, making win percentage (and number of battles fought) not only appear on the ladder, but also optionally decide its order. A more objective alternate to the various rating systems, esp. relevant for the random tiers, I think. Example for points two...
        Jan 17, 2014
      3. 170114
        170114
        ...and three is that I do care about maintaining 75%< win percentage in random battle over hundreds of battles, and feel like that is something to be proud of, and even marvel at , when others (get close to) do--and this information is hard to find bco no W-L on ladder (my point). Keeping a sweet ACRE or the like, that I don’t care about nearly as much...
        Jan 17, 2014
      4. 170114
        170114
        ...There’s also W-L’s timelessness and easier-for-comparison. Man, W-L is so good, I wish you felt like this too. Anything I can do to push this harder?

        Thanks a lot for replying, appreciate it.
        Jan 17, 2014
    24. ultrarandomness
      ultrarandomness
      Hi, I seem to have trouble posting in the forums. IDK if it's just my computer, but the box won't let me type anything into it. I'd greatly appreciate it if you could help.
      Edit: Wrong Department... can you direct me to where I can get help? :3
    25. Adrian Marin
      Adrian Marin
      I have an account (Adrian BH) it's at 77-3 but the problem is for some reason it's not getting out of provisional, it's getting harder and harder for me to lower my deviation.
      I also want to update my RMT as soon as i'm out of provisional, I also noticed many high ranking players in the ladder have a terrible win/loss ratio. Would it be possible to fix my accounts condition without purposely losing? Thank You
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    Home page:
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    DC Metro Area
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Quilava
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