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Old 05-10-2013, 01:17 PM
JamesAtBoxCat JamesAtBoxCat is offline
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Default Session Effected Ranks? Nameless the Hackers - Part 3 - Post-mortem

Hi guys,

We posted the 3rd part of our series about what we observe in session play.

You can find it here:

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/James...tore_Ranks.php

Anyone else notice that session play has an affect on their rankings? We're wondering if we see our odd behavior because we're in such a odd position.

Kudos!
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:31 PM
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Love your writing. You put a lot of thought into these, and I'm getting some good information. Looking forward to your next one.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's just the App Store servers decaying old downloads. Our apps (multiplayer always online quiz game and single player puzzle-action game) both see similar shifts. Both happen at roughly the same time.

Edit to add: While I love the idea of sessions being calculated into the ranks I don't think it's happening today.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:39 PM
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Edit to add: While I love the idea of sessions being calculated into the ranks I don't think it's happening today.
Thanks Blackharon. We were hoping some other devs might share their opinions on the topic.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:08 PM
Sheinfell Sheinfell is offline
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Very interesting read again, just like the last two ones.
Really like it that you are so open about your experiences.

If there is a "recommended reading for app developers" somewhere, your pieces should be on the list.
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