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Back to Zero-K... can someone explain how ranks work now?

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12 months ago
Hi again!

I'm back into to Zero-K after a few months of not playing at all and about four years of not playing much... can someone explain to me how the new grey-to-purple rank system works? I see that I'm at grey rank, which makes sense because I used to be terrible at this game, (check out my elo over time, assuming this chart system is still accurate), but I won several teams games and one 1v1 and the progress bar towards next rank still reads 0%. How does this thing actually work?
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Grey technically means "uncertain" as well. You probably haven't played enough games for the system to be confident in your rating yet. (Or it just hasn't updated yet for some reason.)

Also welcome back.
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12 months ago
On your home page you have a link to "Show rating statistics" (here it is in case you are lazy: http://zero-k.info/Charts/Ratings?RatingCategory=1&UserId=117905). There at the end of the page there is an explanation of the rankings.
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12 months ago
My rating started moving today - I guess it just needed some time to kick in.
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4 months ago
I think uncertain could be replaced with a question mark. That would be more clear and allow people to pop into a higher rank after they are placed.
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4 months ago
Unranked only exists for the ladders (and will be removed completely soon, as it's overly complex). The colored ranks can change whether you're ranked or not, you simply have to pass "Next rank above" or "Rank loss below" as shown on the charts page. The less certain the system is of your rating, the further those thresholds will spread apart (it adds one standard deviation of your most recent rating to the threshold).

There is no skipping ranks, because it was considered more enjoyable to get individual rank ups as one plays more and more.
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