First and Foremost I would like to thank 7DD and specifically Anchor for assembling and maintaining what most would consider
the defacto Hero Grading List for Empires & Puzzles. This was the catalyst to me starting the project which has since added 3 more ranking and grading metrics for a full rounded hero value assessment tool.
You can obtain the most recent copy here (it is a real-time updated document): Anchor’s Complete Guide to Hero Grades.
To add further value to Hero Grading in the Hero Utility - we are using the common USA based 4.0 Grading system.
We have extended it to include the unique A+ grade that has been applied to Heroes by 7DD. This A+ will be allotted 4.3 GPA points during calculations.
For example: Titan Team has 5 Sub-Categories used to make up the Titan Team 'Overall Grade'. This appears as vsTitan in the Hero Utility. These include Stamina, Passive, Direct, Tiles, and Versus.
Our algorithm simply sums all the Sub-Category GPA's and then divides them by the number of Sub-Categories.
For example using an A+ hero: Ares (A, A+, D, B, A+)
(4 + 4.3 + 1 + 3 + 4.3)/5 = 3.32 Overall GPA
Another example using: Zeline (B, A, B, A, A)
(3 + 4 + 3 + 4 + 4)/5 = 3.6 Overall GPA
This method gives us a better understanding of how strong of an A, B or C the Hero is (or at least an alternative view of value).
RAZOR's EDge (Click image for introduction)
Introduction to: RaZoR's EDge
Rolling 'FORWARD' vs. 'WITH' the Rank
Hero Ranking Definition (LEADERBOARD)
– CURRENT LEADERBOARD – the data from the most recent data collection
– CUMULATIVE LEADERBOARD – a summary of all data collections
During collection each Hero is entered in their proper position: Left Rear, Left Flank, Center, Right Flank and Right Rear.
These are represented in the Hero Utility as the following:
– COUNT (column 1) –
Appear (Summing all positions together)
@Center (standalone position)
@Flank (summing all instances in the position (Left/Right))
@Rear (summing all instances in the position (Left/Right))
– RANK (column 2) –
A process was developed to provide LEADERBOARD Rankings to each Hero who made at least 1 appearance in the data extraction. It results in a larger scale of diversity in the Output as opposed to limiting it to the Top 5 and Top 10 (Current / Cumulative Data; respectively).
The LEADERBOARD Rankings use the ROLLING 'FORWARD' THE RANK method.
What is the Rolling Forward The Rank Method? Check out Rolling 'FORWARD' vs. 'WITH' the Rank. See why here: LEADERBOARD RANKING METHOD.
Where does the data come from? We freeze the Top 100 LEADERBOARD Teams at a given interval and collect their information through the Empires & Puzzles interface and place it in a data store. We understand that ranks can shift some during collection - still an excellent sample (proven over and over). If the player DOES NOT REMAIN in the Top-100 for 10min or longer, they are excluded - they don't belong there.'
Below is the TOP LEADERBOARD TEAM of 8/18/2018, 8/11/2018, 8/7/2018 and 7/29/2018. The data clearly shows they have all kept the Top 5 spots – just a little shifting between each other. We are pleased that our data sampling plans have proven to work!
Over–time there will be a shift of Hero usage/popularity and it will be evident by witnessing a change in the '– CURRENT LEADERBOARD –' section of the output.
I would recommend the following FAQ put together on this topic:
THE ‘DEFENSE TEAM’ MISCONCEPTION
Additional recommended topics:
HERO UTILITY - ABOUT
WHERE DO I AS A PLAYER HAVE CONTROL?