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Antar
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Antar

Self-anointed Czar of LC UU, from DC Metro Area

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Antar was last seen:
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:25 PM
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. akuto
      akuto
      Antar I have a problem with a driver in one of the chat rooms on Showdown, It's a problem of abusing mute powers regardless of breaking rules or not, could you point me in the right direction on where to go with this problem?
    11. blarajan
      blarajan
      Can I talk to you about the ladder on IRC? I'd rather not clog up the thread when right now I primarily have questions about things, and want to implement a different system than the other tiers, which requires less stringent requirements.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Hey, I doubt I'll have time to get on IRC any time soon, but if you want to shoot me a PM, I'll answer when I can. I was thinking I'd just dial one of the params for LC so that everything scaled down (fewer battles to reach reqs). It's pretty simple to do.
        Jan 6, 2014
    12. Renwit355
      Renwit355
      excuse me, but cause you help me understand the part of the usage statistics (like 65+/-3.05) or direct me to a post that explains It, ideally with examples.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Jan 5, 2014
    13. Texas Cloverleaf
      Texas Cloverleaf
      Joim specifically asked me to gauge the community's reaction
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Have him message me, but caps are something that have been tried in the past and have never worked right. The algorithm I posted is the only way to ensure that highly rated players don't end up not being able to battle anyone.
        Jan 3, 2014
      2. Texas Cloverleaf
        Texas Cloverleaf
        He trusts your judgement, I'm a little miffed in the manner in which the thread was shut down
        Jan 3, 2014
      3. Antar
        Antar
        I'm sorry. I could've handled that better.
        Jan 3, 2014
    14. AWailOfATail
      AWailOfATail
      Yea, didn't think my one post was "WHY IS X NOT OU? IT DESERVES TO BE OU." but looking back on it, it definitely was. Sorry bout that.
      1. Antar
        Antar
        np
        Jan 2, 2014
    15. Logic.
      Logic.
      Hello, Antar! I saw your pokemon generator in your signature and I thought it was cool. But there's one problem that's happening. Every time I c/p my team into the sim2pkm program, this happens: http://prntscr.com/2fnnws and the team doesn't save where it's supposed to. Do you know why this is happening?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        This is a known problem. You need to manually edit the paste to replace "Ability" with "Trait." It's been fixed in the code, and one of these days I'll compile and release the fixed version.
        Jan 1, 2014
      2. Logic.
        Logic.
        Ah, okay! Thank you and great job making the program :) Keep up the good work!
        Jan 1, 2014
    16. Kingler12345
      Kingler12345
      For some reason, your name reminds me of anthrax(the band).
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Well happy new year to you too.
        Jan 1, 2014
      2. Kingler12345
        Kingler12345
        happy new year ^_^
        Jan 1, 2014
    17. Soul Fly
      Soul Fly
      you have like an actual doctorate?

      that's so bloody cool. I never really thought Dr. Antar was meant THAT literally.
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      2. The4gotNdeath
        The4gotNdeath
        Omfg you have an actual doctorate? In what if I may ask Mr. Dr. Professor Antar?
        Jan 2, 2014
      3. Antar
        Antar
        Physics
        Jan 2, 2014
      4. The4gotNdeath
        The4gotNdeath
        thats boss. so when are you going to start making black holes?
        Jan 4, 2014
    18. TCR
      TCR
      ;-; u ninja
    19. Furai
      Furai
      So I filled your questionnaire on Saturday but I didn't get a few of the questions in it, and I was busy yesterday, and Treecko john'd me :'(

      I caught Treecko now to finish it but my post wasn't saved unfortunately :(

      My opinion is pretty much a mix of all of the other posts, so if you covered most of them with COIL, then we should be fine :)
    20. Furai
      Furai
      I'll get to your thread this weekend, hopefully tomorrow :)
      1. Antar
        Antar
        No prob! Whenever you get a chance.
        Dec 18, 2013
    21. Olympus
      Olympus
      Hi Antar, I'm having technical problems with my smogon account. I'm not able to reply in any thread or even start a conversation. Its just not letting me type in the reply box... The only thing I managed to do are profile posts. Is something wrong with my account?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Not my department, sorry. I'm just the person who does the stats.
        Dec 17, 2013
    22. Pocket
      Pocket
      Thank you for the monthly stats! Is there a reason why you have two Battle Spot Doubles tags?
      1. Antar
        Antar
        ...

        That second one is "Battle Spot Special."
        Dec 6, 2013
    23. sandshrewz
      sandshrewz
      I don't quite understand your post regarding the teammates stats x_x could there be some error with the script that gives odd NFE mons as teammates instead for teammates or is that just how it's meant to work? Thanks! >_>! Sorry for the trouble~
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      2. sandshrewz
        sandshrewz
        yea it makes sense!! X is the original Pokemon (say Talonflame) that you want to compare with Aegislash (which is Y). Do you record the raw teammate stats thats just P(XnY) though since that could be interesting too and give the top 10 as well? Just a thought there that probably most people are thinking of what teammates meant.
        Dec 5, 2013
      3. Antar
        Antar
        The data is there (You can grab P(X) from the usage statistics and just add). As for people getting confused, I would have thought the numbers and the fact that there's a + out front should have been the giveaway.
        Dec 5, 2013
      4. sandshrewz
        sandshrewz
        Oh haha. Okay then! Thank you very much for the explanation Antar! :)
        Dec 5, 2013
    24. MCBarrett
      MCBarrett
      so after the 'statistically significant partners' it just lists random pokes?
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      2. MCBarrett
        MCBarrett
        idk i find it hard to believe that something like excadrill that is widely known to be its best partner wouldnt be on the list whereas stuff that never even sees significant ou usage would be
        Dec 3, 2013
      3. MCBarrett
        MCBarrett
        nvm saw ur latest post. nubs are too hard to understand i suppose -_-
        Dec 3, 2013
      4. Antar
        Antar
        I just responded to this in the thread. I suspect it's because (1) there just aren't that many SRers in the Prebank meta (2) most "competitive players" probably gravitate towards Pokebank OU so you get mostly garbage in Prebank.
        Dec 3, 2013
    25. Aldaron
      Aldaron
      hey I see you're online...plz get on irc for rating system convo !!
      1. Antar
        Antar
        Wasn't online, actually. Must've left a tab open. Start a thread or send me a paste, and I'll give you my thoughts.
        Dec 2, 2013
      2. Aldaron
        Aldaron
        I WANNA REAL TIME CHAT
        Dec 2, 2013
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