With such a radical overhaul of our ship roster in Warzone, we knew it would be on the cards to at least reset our Web Leaderboards. Having had a great deal of community feedback on this feature for some time, we’re giving them an overhaul too. There are three big changes with this, so here’s a sneak peak…
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone Leaderboards
*subject to change
We’ve now narrowed down our leaderboard selection to tracking 6 different stats – Kills, Repairs, Kill/Death Ratio, Carriers Destroyed, Control Captures, and Drones Destroyed.
If you want to improve your standing on the leaderboards, you’ll have to play in PvP. Matches played in Co-op vs AI will not count towards these leaderboards anymore.
To further support our ship balance feedback loop and the changes this may continue to bring, we made the decision to have our web leaderboards refresh on a monthly basis. This will also apply to the Survival leaderboards.
Thor the greater good…
As well as reading community feedback, we debated for a while the benefits and negatives of excluding AI completely from all web leaderboard stats, and found that this prospect could potentially create some grey areas:
For example, if an AI kills a target that you assisted with, would we reward your assist? (Similarly, if an AI assisted on your kill, would we reward you a kill?) Could this create a culture of players ignoring AI as much as possible? Finally, could this have a negative impact on players who can only access the game at times of low population?
Without further ado here is exactly how our new web leaderboards are broken down:
Kills: The player’s total number of kills. Applicable in TDM, Control, Carrier Assault, Extraction
Repairs: Cumulative amount of damage the player has repaired. Applicable in TDM, Control, Carrier Assault, Extraction
Kill/Death Ratio: Self-explanatory, this is the player’s kill/death ratio. Applicable in TDM, Control, Carrier Assault, Extraction
Carriers Destroyed: Number of times the player is on the winning team in Carrier Assault, that results in the enemy carrier being destroyed. Applicable in Carrier Assault.
Control Captures: Number of times the player successfully captures a Control point. Applicable in Control and Carrier Assault.
Drones Destroyed: Number of drones the player destroyed. Applicable in Control and Carrier Assault.
Wait for the data to settle…
As always, it will take a little while for the data to settle, so please give the new boards a few weeks to populate properly. Then please let us know your thoughts on these changes and how we can improve them going forward!
P.S We still have access to the pre warzone leaderboard data and we may do something special with it later on… watch this space.