Is there score inflation going on? (in General)

Quark September 20 2005 5:52 PM EDT

I started wondering when I saw a lot more chars with high score to PR ratios (also applies to an extent to score:MPR ratios)

So I tried a couple of battles with Murcielago - char that's been inactive since I grew Maranello. Seems that Murcielago is a lot stronger that his score would warrant (and his score is largely unchanged since I first retired him almost two months ago). This is with a slightly changed strategy, but with lesser gears than before (smaller axbow instead of big exbow, same ToE, no armor at all instead of the EB/EG/EC/MgS setup, changed a baby FB mage to an AS enchanter)

I'm thinking that the scores have gotten higher in the past few months - is this a problem? Not a big concern, but if rewards are related to your own PR vs. your target's score, this would create some extra rewards in the system.

Thoughts? Is this a waste of a post?

Relic September 20 2005 5:55 PM EDT

I don't get any bigger gains exp or $ wise. Even though there are a lot more characters over 1 mil Score now.

Starseed^Lure September 21 2005 11:53 AM EDT

I've noticed many times that scores tend to slowly inflate, then reach 'critical mass' and fall rapidly over a day. Within the last day I've noticed the scores around my level falling again. I think it's already stabilized, though.

AdminShade September 21 2005 12:12 PM EDT

my score has went from 700k to nearly 900k (now ~800k) in the past weeks so no inflation here...

[T]Vestax September 21 2005 1:07 PM EDT

Your PR is a factor in your score. So it will always be more difficult to pull away from it then it is to get closer to it.

Stephen Young September 21 2005 2:49 PM EDT

I've maintained my score at 2.5 to 3 times my PR for a while now. I figured it was because my strategy, though different, was sound. I prefer this explanation... :)

Special J September 21 2005 3:46 PM EDT

I have noticed the same, which is fine since everyone around me is falling.

Grim Reaper September 21 2005 4:52 PM EDT

well DAWG and Ranger hold the 2mill monopoly for scores so if someone could kill them in 1 fight then we will go up even more :)

empty orchestra September 21 2005 5:58 PM EDT

i was thinking the opposite, deflation.
if you look at ppl's graphs who are ~800k - ~1m score (mine included) you'll notice that many peaked out at just over a mil and are now on a serious down-swing. hopefully seeker is right and it is stabilizing now. i'm not hitting the panic button yet, but i do miss my six digit score. =\

empty orchestra September 21 2005 6:01 PM EDT

err... *seven digit score

/me needs more coffee

Stephen Young September 21 2005 6:40 PM EDT

Considering that the mid-level players are seeing very nice scores, maybe there is a shift going on. High end dropping a bit, mid level raising a bit.

Or maybe I'm just experiencing what MrWuss was talking about: I kill everyone in my standard list, and many higher.

Maelstrom September 22 2005 12:12 AM EDT

I've been seeing a lot of deflation this week. As of Saturday, I had a score of almost 1.1mil. It dropped to 950k on Sunday, and I've been doing all I can to keep it above 900k this week. Everyone in my usual range has also fallen about 100k-200k in score this week.

[T]Vestax September 22 2005 12:53 AM EDT

I guess this would be a bad time to mention that I'm not experiencing these fluctuations much at all, but my fight list is.

Blarg September 22 2005 1:01 AM EDT

My score has shot up about 100k. But thats probably from the combination of my playing more lately and my leaving a clan.I havn't really noticed any changes in my rewards and my fight list hasn't changed much other than adding more non-clanners.

Grim Reaper September 22 2005 1:35 AM EDT

my score a week ago used to be in the 900's and my targets were too, now I am down to 750-800's and my targets are at 900max

CoolWater September 22 2005 4:01 AM EDT

My score is down by 300k as well. :(

Stephen Young September 22 2005 7:53 AM EDT

This week I hit over 700k in score with my 220k PR character The Last Samurai. It's down to 640k ('cause I'm in a clan that gets farmed a little...).

That was roughly 3.2 times my PR.

QBJohnnywas September 22 2005 7:55 AM EDT

I'm still roughly in the same place in character standings but my score has dropped about 200k. I was over the million mark at the beginning of the week. The scores from about the number 20 standing downwards have all dropped this week.

Grim Reaper September 22 2005 7:58 AM EDT

I think we need to have DAWG and Ranger voluntarily unequip their items so we can farm them a bit and cause scores to inflate to 2k :)

Grim Reaper September 22 2005 7:59 AM EDT

Oops I mean 2mill.

If anyone feels like changing my previous post to change the 2mill please do so and you can delete this one. Otherwise this is my way of editing.
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