Sitewide FAQ

The sitewide ranking formula is designed to reward additional submissions and particularly very high ones. As such, though being average in many games will improve your ranking a fair deal, improving your games will increase your ranking a lot, and every new submission will increase your standings at least a little, but good ones will increase it a lot more. The exact formula is:

√(maximum points / number of charts) × (10 × (fractional percentage)3 + leaderships + 2 × championship)

The formula is added for each player on every game he plays to get his final point total. The first half of the formula - √(maximum points / number of charts) - is the same for all players of a game, and weights highly played games such as SADX or SA2B over less popular ones like Chaos or SPA. The values slightly increase each time someone submits to a new chart. This weight is then multiplied by a factor based on the player's percentage in that game - 10 × (fractional percentage)3 - with a 1 point bonus to that factor for each leadership and 2 points if they have the championship.

Here's the current weight for each game and bonus for various percentages:

Game Normal Weight Test Weight
Super Mario Bros. 3.80 3.50
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 1.48 0.59
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) 1.86 1.07
Super Mario Bros. 3 (SNES) 2.07 1.33
Super Mario World (NTSC) 2.76 2.20
Super Mario World (PAL) 0.73 0.00
Super Mario Land 2.13 1.41
Super Mario Land 2 1.52 0.65
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land 0.37 0.00
Wario Land 3 1.64 0.80
Wario Land 4 1.63 0.78
Yoshi's Story 1.28 0.35
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe 2.34 1.68
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 1.76 0.96
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis 1.75 0.93
New Super Mario Bros. 2.80 2.25
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2.03 1.29
Super Mario 64 1.28 0.36
Super Mario Galaxy 1.17 0.21
Super Mario Galaxy 2 1.60 0.74
Percentage Bonus
0% 0.00
5% 0.00
10% 0.01
15% 0.03
20% 0.08
25% 0.16
30% 0.27
35% 0.43
40% 0.64
45% 0.91
50% 1.25
55% 1.66
60% 2.16
65% 2.75
70% 3.43
75% 4.22
80% 5.12
85% 6.14
90% 7.29
95% 8.57
100% 10.00
So as you can tell, though getting to the upper echelons is difficult, it is well rewarded. Now go pwn some people.

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