Hello, this is John Corpening, PvP Team Lead, and I’d to let you know about some changes going into the PvP ratings system.
We understand that sometimes a player needs to take a break from PvP to play WvW, continue their personal story, or explore the ever-changing world after working hard to climb the PvP leaderboards. To be fair to those who continue to work their way up in the rankings, however, we will be implementing an adjustment of a small percentage of your rating based on the amount of time since you last played a match.
The leaderboard standings of inactive players will slowly decline over time, giving active players a chance at higher standings. When an inactive player decides that it is time to get back in the arena, their rating will be restored once they play a match, and their leaderboard rank will be adjusted to where they stand at the time of their return.
In addition, we made some changes to how our ratings system is applied in order to dampen ratings swings and to reduce the chance of new players getting put on a team with experienced players. We will continue to monitor the ratings system and make adjustments as we see fit for a better player experience.
Login to the leaderboards today and see where you stack up.
We’ll see you in the game!