Saturday, October 31, 2020

modified Elo ratings in Hearts

The Elo ratings for non-team games have been modified slightly. Previously, the formula computed the Elo rating as if each person were in a match against the other three people in the game. The new version of your Elo rating treats the game as a single match. This means that your Elo rating will change somewhat less with each ranked game that you play from now on. It also means that players will no longer sometimes win a few Elo points, even when losing the game, which was a point of confusion for many people. So I think the new method is an improvement. I hope you agree! Thanks to the player who suggested this modification, and was so helpful during the implementation of it!