So instead of targeting just the end goal, I would like to divide it into milestones. And to help me with that will be the socalled experts of NBA.com and TNT.
This Round 1 seems to be just enough to be in par with NBA.com's Expert. At the end of Round 2, I would like to pass Kenny Smith and Chris Webber. To do that, I would need to plan my picks ahead of time for the whole of the Conference Semifinals by setting up picks based on worst and bestcase scenarios; this is something I didn't do in Round 1 ("prepare"). Look forward for a future blog regarding this as soon as we get the winner of the SpursGrizzlies series. 

At the end of Round 3, I would like to pass Charles Barkley. He has been a surprise picker; it seems he has gotten a little smarter this year hehe. Also if last year was an indication, these TNT hosts will quit this game at the end of the Conference Finals to concentrate on the Finals. So they will seem to have an edge in Round 3 as they'll be exhausting all the remaining good players before they pack it up. I'll be keeping the standings comparison at the very last date of their participation, for record purposes.
So that's my Round 1  below standards. So how has it been for you?
Can you explain me what percentile mean??
ReplyDeleteThere are about 20900 people playing this game.
ReplyDeletePercentile defines where among the masses you belong based on your performance. It is also a % representation of your rank.
For example, as of this writing, K738K is tops among the players and is ranked #1.. so his percentile is 100% (read: 100th percentile).
If David Stern is playing this game and he is ranked 10450 (dead middle), then he has 50%.
If Jersey Shore's Snooki plays this game and is dead last, then he has 0%.
Formula is "roughly"..
Percentile = (20900  Rank) / 20900
Charles Barkley has a current rank of 2454, so he belongs in the 88th percentile.
Competitive players will most likely belong to the 80th percentile at the end of this game.
Veterans of this game, 90th.
"Pros", 95th.
So, if my percentile is 76% that means that 24% of players are over me, isn't it??
ReplyDeleteVery good Quark, that's right.
ReplyDeleteFerengi rule of acquisition #74: "Knowledge means profit."
And congrats on your 76%. Keep pushing.