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Can someone explain ladders to me?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by rabies, May 29, 2013.

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  1. rabies


    May 29, 2013
    How do points in ladders work?

    I just played in a match where I barely lost, and the person went up by 30 or 40 points. He was ranked in the 1600s, and I am ranked in the 1500s.

    The highest I've ever gone up is 3 or 4 at a time, and that's beating people way higher ranked (at least 200 or 300 higher than me) and people lower ranked (over 400 lower than me).

    Why did he get such a big jump, and I get almost nothing for each win?
  2. Pikachuun

    Pikachuun better be a good mon
    is a Pre-Contributor

    Dec 27, 2012
    How many matches have you fought? Your rank increases and decreases inversely proportional to the number of matches fought, if that makes sense. For future reference, search up ACRE ranking or Glicko2 on the internet for a much more complicated explanation.
    Also, stuff like this belongs in the Ask a Simple Question forum.
  3. madelinqhume


    Jun 13, 2013
    I see so this is the reason why it's like that. I thought it's just another bug.
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck actual cannibal
    is a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnus

    May 25, 2010
    Please use the Simple Questions, Simple Answers thread in the future.
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