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Can WHR be reset?

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21 months ago
I haven't played in 2 years so I'm kind of washed and wondering if my WHR rating can just be reset.
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21 months ago
The only way would be to remove all your games from everyone's rating history. Just play, the rating adjusts fairly quickly after breaks.
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21 months ago
My understanding is that only the rated game played immediately after the long break gets enhanced impact... This wrong?
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21 months ago
Yes that's wrong. WHR effectively treats your new games separately from the old games with a very small expected rating correlation between the two. So this will be nearly equivalent to making a new account. The downside is that you start with a high initial ladder rating, but the rating volatility will be the same.
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19 months ago
slight tangent.

I feel, personally, with grading, if i play lobpot I'll get a gradual WHR climb, but if i play in quieter hours, a 2v2 for example, with some lobster; I'm on a heavy loss WHR scenario against 2 silvers. So 3 things, i suck small team far more, the weighting is skewed, and i should avoid small games with heavy disparities.
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I definitely feel that there are games a high-rated player should dodge if they are feeling precious about their rating.
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Exactly, Playing which ever 'balance' is not precious.
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19 months ago
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i suck small team far more, the weighting is skewed, and i should avoid small games with heavy disparities.
Can go both ways though. People that are better at smaller games would get an advantage there.

The main problem probably is that the system has few information about 2v2 games as most players play large games. I would like to have more ladders, but if that is to work there should also be a way to encourage players to play more varied games. Something like "play in the last 30 days at least 10 2v2 games to show on the 2v2 ladder" (numbers as examples, should probably be a range like 2v2 up to 4v4, etc.)

Not to mention is smaller games you are much more dependent on what "the other player" does. If he is troll that fools around - not much you can do. If he wants to win and listens to advice - different story
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19 months ago
lulz
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