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lofung
Skirmisher
posted 05-07-08 04:35 PM EDT (US)         
I noticed that some newbies lack a sense of power rating that they dunno that pr carries some meaning rather than only a junk title. And some have no idea how should they improve in order to climb up the ladder. I have seen a past-clanmate stucked in master sergeant a year ago just before i leave. After I came back, he is still there. So i am writing this 'sharing' to give people an idea what meaning these title carries, to me at least. Some people may say that PR cannot tell ones true ability but i would like to say that from his title, you can still tell something roughly.

Pros can stop reading now since this is no help to you although you are welcomed to share your views.

Notice that it is meaningless to tell the skills of a person who have play a few games since pr only settles when a reasonably amount of games is played, say 100 at least.

conscript
total newbie. its really hard to go back this stage after some games imho.

private to corporal
people of these ranks hardly rushes. they are still elementary learners in this game and lack the apporiate skills to defend attacks, like feeding archers to horses. there is really no big difference between these pr.

sergeant
people reaching this stage at least will understand rushing and being rushed is something usual and eager to do something about it although they hardly success to experienced rushers.

master sergeant
these people start to abuse the power of rushing and will try to rush whenever possible although they wont be very successful against lieutenants since they cant make proper and efficient rushes. they know something about countering and will not make mistakes so easily compared to sergeants.

2nd lieutenant
this is the place for players who knows how to rush properly and efficiently. people will not give up easily. however, some of them still lack the knowledge of countering civilizations with the 'best' strategy.

--------skilless noob bashers do not appear below this line------

2nd lieutenant is somewhere those skilless noob bashers will reach. By purely rushing, not necessarily fast and furious
, will win most of the players from conscript to master sergeants but not to those 2nd lieutenants getting used to rush, of course.

1st lieutenant
Reaching this stage meaning that players start microing a lot. Most people will know the 'best' method to counter different civilizations. stupid mistakes are hardly seen here.

captain and above
starting from hereis the club for the pros. people understand all game mechanics and take microing as aerobic exercise. all players on or above captain will have a decay on their pr if they do not play for sometime. major is someone who is better than captain which is quite difficult to describe already. beyond major is dessert with little people. and thats the place the nerds would end up :P


these are all based on my observation from the dawn of aoe3 to now. please feel free to share ideas
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LordKivlov
Royal Guard
posted 05-11-08 05:21 PM EDT (US)     26 / 30       
I wish that this were true, but clearly there is a trend, in general the higher the PR the more likely the opponent is to lose, it certainly doesnt mean you just have a higher rating.
Right, and a higher rating just means you're better than them. It doesn't say anything about the person other than their skill level.

Proud Citizen of Sovietcanuckistan
SirFerrari
Skirmisher
posted 05-11-08 05:32 PM EDT (US)     27 / 30       
I think saying that privates-corporals don't know how to rush is unfair. I am a lance-corp. and rushing is my best strat., I do it in almost every game and win 45% of them.
nidhog_slayer
Skirmisher
posted 05-12-08 02:41 AM EDT (US)     28 / 30       
1st lieutenant
Reaching this stage meaning that players start microing a lot. Most people will know the 'best' method to counter different civilizations. stupid mistakes are hardly seen here.

captain and above
starting from hereis the club for the pros. people understand all game mechanics and take microing as aerobic exercise. all players on or above captain will have a decay on their pr if they do not play for sometime. major is someone who is better than captain which is quite difficult to describe already. beyond major is dessert with little people. and thats the place the nerds would end up :P
... It's hard to guess what rank lofung is, and what rank he has always been ^^

What lofung describes as 1st lieutenant, I would propably throw into PR+40... Still stupid mistakes there, and people don't seem to know best methods.

and what lofung described as captain as above is in reality his wet daydream


I have nowadays stopped caring about ranks (stopped caring about my own long time ago, but some time ago stopped caring at all what rank people are) because have seen some more solid game from even PR 4 people than PR 30 people (especially after major patch ). Now I'm trying to get my rank low, wich honestly is harder than I expected. French villager rush and telling jokes for the whole gametime leaves nothing uncertain to enemy though.
LordKivlov
Royal Guard
posted 05-12-08 04:13 AM EDT (US)     29 / 30       
1st lieutenant
Reaching this stage meaning that players start microing a lot. Most people will know the 'best' method to counter different civilizations. stupid mistakes are hardly seen here.
I just noticed the last little bit on this.

And laughed for a good 10 minutes at it.

Proud Citizen of Sovietcanuckistan

[This message has been edited by LordKivlov (edited 05-12-2008 @ 04:14 AM).]

Colonel_UGMO
Veteran Musketeer (Content Contributor)
posted 05-12-08 06:08 AM EDT (US)     30 / 30       
I'm not your friend, buddy.
But I thought we were.....

ESO NAME: UGMO
RANK: 1st Lieutenant
I AM USING: TAD
I AM PLAYING: The Aztecs, British and Russians
.oO James246: Well, you wouldn't be able to sigg any dumb things I say, because I don't say them. :P Oo.

[This message has been edited by Colonel_UGMO (edited 05-12-2008 @ 06:10 AM).]

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