For someone to rank up, someone else has to rank down
I've said this before: in almost all cases it's not a zero sum game. The winning team can increase more than the losing team drops. --- You hate even numbers? Are you one of those people that only eats certain colors of M&Ms? -skiergamer23 GT: i derive dx
I fail to see how if you exclude new players from entering the system, and then have every player within the system play an infinite number of games, the system isn't effectively zero sum. --- Perfection. Where everyone fails. If you expect nothing you can be happy for everything.
The average must be 25 only in that theoretical case. In reality, it's going to be lower because new players start at rank 1, and many players will stop playing before reaching their peak skill. While account buying and boosting will artificially raise the average, the number of people who do this pales in comparison to the people who quit early. --- Perfection. Where everyone fails. If you expect nothing you can be happy for everything.