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Helebele
 
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Some more equal than others?

Postby Helebele » September 8th, 2014, 9:14 am

Hello
I am sure this has been asked many times before but I have failed to find a thread so please do not flame me!
When looking at a realm leader board or the overall leader board I see many examples of people with equal number of pets, all at lvl25, all rare etc but some people have one point less, some one to five points more.

For instance I am placed at 62 with 601 unique, all rare and lvl25 where possible and a score of 584. Some one is below me on 583, many above on 585 and some as high as 588. I do not know why this is as all seems equal.
Sorry if it is blindingly obvious!

Hele

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Talalara
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Re: Some more equal than others?

Postby Talalara » September 8th, 2014, 11:36 am

No Helebele , let me say it is not you seeing things.

I have seen threads addressing how pet score is determined but honestly it does not make sense to me.

What you point out is what makes me scratch my head time & again.

I did a quick comparison of the people below & above you on the "Top 500 Collection" hoping to see a difference if any. I am listing the only things I saw but not sure if this will explain anything.

The guy listed below you had 9 uncommon pets and no duplicates. The guy above you had 9 uncommon but less "duplicates". You have 10 uncommon & more than duplicates.

I am not saying you have done anything wrong or that your collection is in any way inferior but since these are the only differences at first glance these factors may play into why some may be higher or lower than others.

To be in the top 100 of a list of 500 outstanding collectors out of 10,000 registered users (or more) is quite a feat in itself!

I do hope they will share soon why it is the way it is. In the meantime you have a new fan and I applaud you!!

Carry On
Tala

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Kpb321
 
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Re: Some more equal than others?

Postby Kpb321 » September 8th, 2014, 11:57 am

The scoring is spelled out at:

http://www.warcraftpets.com/help/#petscore

Comparing you to Wyrda at 52 shows that while you both have 601 Unique pets all level 25 Wyrda has 3 more rare's and 1 more level 25 pet which matches up exactly with the 4 more points they have than you.

Some quick checking on the collections bears out those statistics. Wyrda doesn't have the three alliance side pets for the Argent Squire and the guild herald and page. Wryda also has all 4 RAF pets while you seem to be missing the two pigs?

They seemed to have leveled the RAF pets but don't seem to have leveled the Dread Hatchling or treasure Gobblin but they don't show a level at all so might have been manually added. If they actually have both those pets and have leveled them they could get 2 more points by updating their profile and would have 3 more rares and 3 more level 25 pets than you.

You should be able to spot these types of differences easily using the compare feature to just show the "Only if in One Collection". That's what I did and compared you both to my collection.

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Helebele
 
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Re: Some more equal than others?

Postby Helebele » September 8th, 2014, 1:16 pm

I understand a little better now. My total 'uniques' is less points worthy due to some being non-battle. I have the last two raf pets in the pipeline so I will get there.
Thank you for both replies, both very helpful and constructive.

Hele

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Re: Some more equal than others?

Postby Jerebear » September 8th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Also, your Jade Tiger is showing up as Uncommon instead of Rare. That'll bump you up a bit when you rarify it.
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