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    adi got a reaction from ruda_malpa in Oh what? RUS finally makin a recruiting thread   
    Your family sure likes commies
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    adi got a reaction from tomhwk in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    Oh man we have a high recent winrate for a clan known for red line sniping
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    adi got a reaction from #Lunaughty in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    Oh man we have a high recent winrate for a clan known for red line sniping
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    adi reacted to Oxmathus in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    Why go anywhere else?
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    adi got a reaction from FixerReloaded in BULBA's Scenic Journey to the Dead Sea   
    o7o7 TS brothers 
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    adi got a reaction from PityFool in BULBA's Scenic Journey to the Dead Sea   
    o7o7 TS brothers 
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    adi got a reaction from Anthonyvai in BULBA's Scenic Journey to the Dead Sea   
    o7o7 TS brothers 
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    adi got a reaction from _Shrew in BULBA's Scenic Journey to the Dead Sea   
    o7o7 TS brothers 
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    adi got a reaction from tomhwk in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    killjoy pls
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    adi got a reaction from Ollie Tabooger in BULBA. k.   
    People get so mad at this shitty game. It's hilarious
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    adi got a reaction from tomhwk in A Wild [BULBA]saur Sighting - BULBA Recruitment Station   
    dunno andrew. I guess the next big chinese holiday
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    adi reacted to TheLovePanda in Why Frags Should be Removed from the WNX Formula   
    Preface: I am not a mathematics contributor and have only a basic knowledge of how WNX works, so if this sounds completely ridiculous please feel free to neg and make me look stupid.
     
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    Frags should be removed from the WNX formula, leaving damage (dealt and eventually assisted) as the primary contributor to overall WNX score.
     
    The reasons for this idea are not mathematical, as I am aware that frags have a high correlation with winning, but I think a convincing case may be made for this change.
     
    I feel like the foundational question behind the WNX formula is "what factors contribute to a win?", assuming that the goal of the WNX metric is to rate how well a player contributes to the win of a match. Looking at the WN8 formula we can see that the two most prominent factors are damage and frags. But should they both be weighed so heavily? I say no.
     
    Why is damage correlated with wins?
     
    In my experience, most matches are won by elimination, that is, all tanks of one team are destroyed regardless of game type. I'm not sure that this is true across the board, but I suspect it is (even if it is not, there are still valid points to be made). If it is true, then the question must be asked, "what stands between your team and a win over the enemy team?" Some may say kills, but this is not actually true. Though all tanks must be fragged to win by elimination, the only way to get a secure a frag is to move the enemy HP to 0. If all enemy tanks were down to 1 hitpoint, a low tier scout could theoretically load HE and kill them all quite easily. So, in reality, it is clear to see that the HP pool of the enemy team is a far more significant barrier than just the individual frags.
     
    From this perspective the correlation between damage and winning is very logical, seeing that as more HP is eliminated from the enemy team the more likely your team is to get kills and to win.
     
    Why are frags correlated with wins?
     
    Assuming that most matches are won by elimination, frags are made a prerequisite to winning, and will therefore obviously be correlated with wins. It would be quite difficult to get 15 kills and lose.
     
    However, kills are only possible by damaging the enemy, and therefore are a byproduct of damage and not an equal factor. In this sense it seems obvious that both would be highly correlated with winning, but one is a precursor to the other, and in fact supersedes the other in terms of practical significance. Above I said that as your team gets more damage, frags become more likely, and therefore a win becomes more likely, but the base factor in this chain is damage, and other factors depend upon it for significance.
     
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    Frags are then, in my view, incidental, and do not by themselves contribute hardly anything to a win. The only situation in which frags contribute highly to a win is when a player eliminates a priority target which threatens the win rather than choosing to farm damage. However, this situation would be impossible to factor in mathematically, and unless some arbitrary limiting factor were to be incorporated to lessen the impact of frags on the formula the only logical conclusion is to remove it completely, leaving damage as the primary factor of the WNX metric.
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    adi got a reaction from Cubetastrophe in Is there a point to learning to scout with scouts?   
    Haha that was semi tongue in cheek. I just mean if you're the last guy with enough hp, just rush in there and die. It should help the game in some scenarios.
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    adi got a reaction from Nicook5 in Anime Thread   
    Illya is best TM girl
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    adi got a reaction from tomhwk in What I learned from playing this game for 3.5 years   
    Damn you posted my photoshopped face in your farewell post. So sad but happy for you though :3
     
      hit the gym, get your phd, get a qt waifu
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    adi got a reaction from rojo180 in What I learned from playing this game for 3.5 years   
    Damn you posted my photoshopped face in your farewell post. So sad but happy for you though :3
     
      hit the gym, get your phd, get a qt waifu
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    adi got a reaction from Cunicularius in What I learned from playing this game for 3.5 years   
    Damn you posted my photoshopped face in your farewell post. So sad but happy for you though :3
     
      hit the gym, get your phd, get a qt waifu
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    adi got a reaction from Auden in What I learned from playing this game for 3.5 years   
    Damn you posted my photoshopped face in your farewell post. So sad but happy for you though :3
     
      hit the gym, get your phd, get a qt waifu
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    adi got a reaction from spencer in hi all average player looking to improve   
    Not even 3k games yet, long way ahead bud. At least you are here now, I was a shitter up until... well I still am rip
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    adi got a reaction from Sylvansight in hi all average player looking to improve   
    Not even 3k games yet, long way ahead bud. At least you are here now, I was a shitter up until... well I still am rip
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    adi got a reaction from Animactus in LFC 2900, 62% recent   
    jpe and is4 are kinda....useless. Are you close to other 10s?
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    adi reacted to jackquerudo in CHAI Recruitment 2014   
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    adi got a reaction from Brontoscorpio in BULBA. k.   
    People get so mad at this shitty game. It's hilarious
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    adi got a reaction from jsoup in BULBA. k.   
    People get so mad at this shitty game. It's hilarious
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    adi got a reaction from Anthonyvai in BULBA. k.   
    People get so mad at this shitty game. It's hilarious
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