Originally Posted by Fat Nelson-X
It's not cuz i'm not at 1337 today that i wasn't during all february lol.
You mean, you only consider the 1337 stats for those who are above this number only when you screen shot it today ? that's not representative at all if you do that knowing that your rank varies a lot.
That is EXACTLY correct. It only considers ratings taken at the snapshot of 5am on the first of every month.
The reasoning behind it is twofold: (1) logs don't record your rating at the time of your battle and (2) to prevent people from "gaming" the stats as you're describing by getting their rating above 1337, then using joke pokemon.
Of course, what you *can* do is use joke pokes early in the month, then ladder on that alt to get above 1337 by month's end, but that's a little more difficult.
Ideally what I'd do is only consider players who had an "average" rating of 1337 throughout the month, but that would be pretty difficult to do.
I want to reiterate this:
1337 stats are a joke!!!!
We don't use them for tiering or for anything else. It was just supposed to be a cool measure for looking at what the top trainers use. YOU ALL take it WAY too seriously, and I'm seriously considering doing away with them.
Originally Posted by Fat Antar
This data only takes into account teams whose user has a current rating--as of 2/1--of 1337 or higher. In tiers where there were not enough players with a rating that high, I lowered the cutoff as specified.
Edit 2: that's now been edited to say 3/1.