# COMBAT RATINGS AND RANKINGS - Lusternia Online Help

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### 13.11 COMBAT RATINGS AND RANKINGS

```(See Also: HELP ARENA, HELP RANKINGS)

Lusternia has a system of ranking player vs. player combatants. You are
not, however, automatically in the system. You must first reach level
30, and then type JOIN COMBAT RANKINGS, to be put in the system. The
rankings reset every real-life month, and whoever is at #1 at the end of the
month will get an honours line that keeps track of how many times that
person has been #1.

Anyone caught trying to manipulate or abuse the system in a way that
is obviously unfair will be permanently banned from it and punished in other
ways as well.

COMMANDS
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JOIN COMBAT RANKINGS
Puts you into the combat rankings system. You are automatically assigned
a rank of 100, below which you cannot fall.

COMBAT RANKINGS
Shows the combat rankings list.

COMBAT STATUS <player>
Shows the rating, win/loss record, and fight history of the player.

COMBAT CHALLENGE <player>
This is how you challenge another player to a ranked fight. You
must both be standing in the Arena Staging Grounds, and the other
person must choose to accept. You may not challenge anyone whose
combat rating differs more than 200 either up or down from yours.

Once a fight is initiated, you have 10 minutes to fight it out, or the
fight is a draw. In the case of a draw, no rating is altered.

Once someone has won, each person's combat rating will be altered
appropriately. Further, the winner will get 2/3 of the total gold paid
by both participants to use the Arena.

FORMULA
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For those who are interested, the formula used to rate people is:

NewRating = OldRating + (K * (W - (1/(10^((-Dr)/200)+1))))

K: A variable. If you've had less than 20 fights, K is 100.
If you've had more than 20 fights:
If your rating < 2100 then K = 32
If your rating >= 2100 and < 2400 then K = 24
If your rating >= 2400 then K = 16

W: A variable.
If you won, W = 1.
If you lost, W = 0;

Dr: Difference in Rating. It is your rating minus your opponents'.

(See Also: HELP ARENA, HELP RANKINGS)
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