Zenon wrote:This s why I am leery of any ultimately arbitrary scoring system. When it comes down to it, any system someone will come up will be arbitrary. It is also worth noting that (to the best of my knowledge) WarcraftPets does not actively scrap armoury data, which means participation in this website and its "scoring" system is entirely voluntary, not to mention the counts can get out of date if people do not refresh it regularly. It also means any statement like "I am number #XXX on my server/world" has to be qualified with "among the people who actively use this website"
In the end, is it really that important what algorithm, if any, it uses? I like pet collection because it was just a thing you do on your time, I personally, not a fan of the battling pets, just have enough to comfortably win Celestial Tourney. I did not think it was meant to be competitive. Makes me a little bit sad seeing people get their knickers twisted up over completely made up number. Just sort the list by number of pets!
I agree that in the end any system will be arbitrary and won't be able to please everyone. Not everyone is interested in every aspect of Pet Collecting and Pet battling. Personally I've got a pretty good collection and everything level to lvl 25 but I'm not a big fan of pvp so I haven't even got the direhorn pet yet, soon maybe , and I'm fairly certain I'll never have the 5000 pvp wins. On the other hand I'd say that if I wanted to it would just be a long grind, much like leveling all my pets to 25. Sure being good at it makes it less of a grind but it's still a grind either way.
Even beyond that difficulty of something is completely subjective. Having the older Blizzcon/CE pets could either represent that you just happened to get them at the time which is, relatively speaking, not much effort or might indicating spending lots of real world cash on them or spending a lot of time acquiring things of value in game that could be traded for them. How do you rate the "difficultly" or "effort" spent on getting such a pet when it can be so variable and different from person to person?