2 days later (with the new ratingsystem)
In the normal game life, everything is fine.
My rank is 2k higher. I still have to get used to it, but I know its a matter of time to adjust my sense for the numbers.
I know it doesn't matter what value the numbers are, important is, I can compare them and will know is my opponent is 1 or 2 stones stronger/weaker or I got 1 stone stronger in the last ccouple of months.
The new Clicko numbers:
I still cant interpret them. I know I can compare them with my opponent directly and get a win/loss probability. But that mostly isnt my intention when I look them up.
I want to get a feeling for my opponent.
- How strong is he round about (blitz,life,cor),
- How is the win/loss ratio (what kind of playing typ is he?)
- the ranked/unraked ratio (what kind of guy is he?)
- my past games with him
- and have the actual game in mind.
Why? cause i want to know if my opponent is just stronger(weaker) or do I playing bad(good) today.
Why? Should I more concentrate, go to bed, or should I fucking study a bit more tsumegos
or is he just 5 stones stronger and it is obvious why i am playing "bad".
The new table could be a good tool, to get an even better feeling for it. But therefore I have to understand it on a short view.
In the past 2 days I looked several times to the new table, but honestly, I didn't made sense of it. After a while I didn't looked anymore. Just as usual to the old ELO-table, but these makes less sense anymore with the new ranks.
I am used to kyu/dan ranks.
'cause I use them daily (pick my opponent in the gamegraph, watch other gamers, in the common go-world, etc)
and the kyu/dan numbers have a real meaning (handicap stones)
The new clicko numbers are additional and necessary for a better matching, I understand. But is there a possibility to make them more useful by translate them by system? (of course additional ( with a switch?), and of course with a warning that they could make less sense)
Even it is not accurate it could help.