Monday, June 16, 2014

Rankings Model

Fields of Blood has been running its ranking model and hosting the New Zealand rankings for awhile.   In fact we have just celebrated the second anniversary of the first tournament entered - Horned Rat V.

The rankings now cover Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k and Flames of War and are used to provide conversation around the NZ tournament scene as well as act as a selection mechanism for the NZ Masters.

Over the past 12 months we have expanded the number of icons included to now allow not only for Best Race icons but also icons for most armies used and most events attended.

Earlier this year Jack expanded the model first to the Australian Fantasy community and then the Flames of War community in the USA (through the "What Would Patton Do" website). Most recently he has also implemented the model for the Bad Dice UK Warhammer Fantasy Rankings.

All this is done free of charge, Jack sees it as a way to stay attached to the community while his playing opportunities are limited. It's also a way to give back to the community something that gives some people a lot of pleasure.

Jack has also indicated that he is happy to provide the model and administration of the model to other communities if they would like a rankings model put in place

In the next quarter, Jack is relocating to Boston in the US to attend M.I.T.  However he is still looking to provide administration services to the rankings so don't worry.

However if any other communities are wanting to have the system up and running it is probably worth moving now as the move is likely to pre-occupy a fair chunk of his time in the next little while.

If you are at all interested drop me an email and I'll get things rolling.

1 comment:

  1. We are just about to launch with the Australian Flames of War community as well!