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Author Topic: Why the rating increase and decrease on a Win or Lose is not same ?  (Read 116 times)

Offline Snapdragon

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I noticed that most of the times when I win, the rating goes up marginally by 0.05 or similar but when i lose, i lose 0.1 to 0.15 points together.
This looks unfair but i am sure there is a mathematical formula behind it which is not so easy to understand in 1 go.

Can someone help me understand what are the criterion of getting more win + rating points ?

1. Does Margin of Victory points matter ?
2. Type of cards or sequence/deck matter ?
3. rating of opponents matters ?
4. Does number of moves matter ?

What else matters for your rating points to increase or decrease ?
If it is already discussed or documented, please send a link.

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The only thing that matters is 3), your opponent's ratings, and of course the result of the game.

You can find details here in the forum.

But from what you describe it seems you play mostly players that are lower rated than you, so the rating gain from a win is smaller than the rating loss from a loss against that same player.

You might want to take a look at your opponent's rating while you play (both ratings are at the top of the game log). After a game, you can use Dombot on the general Dominion discord (https://discord.gg/KDCWKeG) to check your latest rated games, their opponent's and their rating.

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Ohh, Perfect ! This helps understanding the up and down.

Offline Snapdragon

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and how about Resigning ? What happens when

I resign
opponent resigns.

Offline Ingix

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From the link: "resigning is the same as losing".