# The points don't all add up....

**Chris**- Admin
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Join date : 2016-06-30

Age : 22

Location : USA

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### The points don't all add up....

**Johan**- Admin
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Join date : 2016-06-30

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- Post n°2

### Re: The points don't all add up....

Solved!

Long story short, the ranking system rounds, and you lost points for 'being inactive' even though you are clearly an active player. Yucky. I interviewed Inca and this is what he had to say:

Long story short, the ranking system rounds, and you lost points for 'being inactive' even though you are clearly an active player. Yucky. I interviewed Inca and this is what he had to say:

-Johan-> While you're here inca, does the ranking system calculate using floating point values

IncaWarrior> yes

-Johan-> But the website displays integers

IncaWarrior> for points

-Johan-> yes

IncaWarrior> keeps it a little cleaner looking

-Johan-> but points are calculated as floats

IncaWarrior> gotta round it at some point

-Johan-> Well that clears this up. Chris was confused that the website showed (-4) after a game but he went from 321 to 316

IncaWarrior> chris?

-Johan-> senpei

IncaWarrior> that's actually a little bit different situation

IncaWarrior> before he played the game he actually had 320 points

IncaWarrior> then lost 4 points to 316

-Johan-> oh?

-Johan-> I'll check his profile

IncaWarrior> it's because it was the previous day

IncaWarrior> the last game

IncaWarrior> so his sigma went up by 0.01

-Johan-> When did he lose 1 point?

IncaWarrior> overnight due to the nightly sigma increase

-Johan-> Nightly sigma increase?

IncaWarrior> yes, everyone gains 0.01 sigma every night

IncaWarrior> that's what causes your points to go down if you're inactive

-Johan-> So even though Chris is clearly not inactive, the nightly sigma increase still moved him just enough to lose a point?

-Johan-> 321.00 to 320.99, and since he lost 4 points, that would bring him to 316.99, or 316 as it is to the website

-Johan-> maybe the math is a bit different but the idea the same

IncaWarrior> before the game he was at 320.5

-Johan-> I thought it truncates though

-Johan-> since it's a float converted to an int

IncaWarrior> it's rounding

IncaWarrior> actually before the game he was at 320.2, the game before he was at 320.5

IncaWarrior> function to calculate points is: max(0, round(($mu-3*$sigma)*10+100));

-Johan-> so you have a round function

-Johan-> What's the max function for? And why do you pass a 0 to it

IncaWarrior> takes the max of the two arguments

IncaWarrior> it's to keep noobs from being sad and having negative points

-Johan-> hahahaha

-Johan-> So when a calculation is finished, is the next calculation done with the result from the previous?

-Johan-> Whatever max( ) ends up returning

IncaWarrior> it's calculated using the pre-game sigma

IncaWarrior> yeah

-Johan-> so we're losing/gaining points to rounding

IncaWarrior> points is recalculated from mu and sigma every game

-Johan-> oh

-Johan-> So the rounding error is always temporary

-Johan-> but there will always be rounding

IncaWarrior> yep

IncaWarrior> there's never rounding error, just rounding

-Johan-> Okay, makes sense.

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Shahzad_SW- Posts : 9

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### Re: The points don't all add up....

Inca has a ranking system that works like, If you are inactive it will kill 1 point each day so if u stay year ago you will be deranked alot. So before u played the second game you had 320 points due to ur inactiveness <3