I know this was discussed before, and probably does not have easy solution, but I wanted to mention,
few specific problems, and hopefully we may find a work around for them:
Bigger gaps, when player rapidly submit new algos
At some point we had like 150 points of gap, between top 3 players (2700 | 2550 | 2400)
This in turn has several side effects:
- it gets hard to get a match vs the top players even if you have better algo
- and if you are between 2 gaps … you don’t get ANY matches
- I personally had a situation where my newly submitted algo was staying on 15:0 matches for several hours.
Then when things start to normalize, and you get more mixed matches, you may save an algo with ridiculously high rating that rarely gets a new match, as it is 100-200 points above the rest,
but if you resubmit it … it will it ends up in middle tier.
Again, this is not a big problem, in normal days, as things get normalized after few days,
but near the Season end … it can be abused, and tricking the rating system is not goal of this game IMO but is currently a thing.