I have some questions regarding the TS system.Built-in TrueSkill support for battle auto-balancing
The built-in TrueSkill is totally different and independant from the TrueSkill computed on the replay site. It uses a slightly modified version of TrueSkill to handle some particularities of RTS games and to take into account inactivity penalties. For each game (BA, ZK...), 4 independant ratings are computed: Duel, FFA, Team and TeamFFA (+ 1 global rating which isn't used for balancing, but for global ranking only). Anyone can check his TrueSkill ranking for all games by saying "!ranking" to the bot named "SLDB" in the lobby.
- If I enable trueskill on a host, then disable it later, do the battles made when skillMode = rank not count for trueskill? (imo they shouldn't)
- is there any way i can stop games from counting for the trueskill on the replay site, but still upload the replay?
(currently i added two "unranked" rooms where I set skillMode=rank and disabled the end-of-game replay upload, but it'd be nice if to be able to upload the replays)
- how exactly are the inactivity penalties applied?
on the replays site, the rankings for MF show some people with inactivity, but there doesn't seem to be a way to know what it means exactly. Is the player's inactivity "spree", or was it something applied in the past but no longer relevant?