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Post subject: UQ boxing question  PostPosted: Dec 07, 2008 - 01:49 AM



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One of the only things that has ever bothered me about this game is the lack of draws. They do occur with decent frequency in real life. Although they often leave a very unsatisfying result I wanted to ask if there had ever been any thought to adding this to the game?

Thanks. I'll be buying the 2008 ratings soon.

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Post subject: Re: UQ boxing question  PostPosted: Dec 09, 2008 - 03:09 PM
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rickert wrote:
One of the only things that has ever bothered me about this game is the lack of draws. They do occur with decent frequency in real life. Although they often leave a very unsatisfying result I wanted to ask if there had ever been any thought to adding this to the game?

Thanks. I'll be buying the 2008 ratings soon.

Rick T.


The problem with draws and this game engine is that there is zero correlation between a fighter's "rating" and a draw. Let me further explain that, as I'm sure it's as clear as mud.

When you take the ratings of UQ Boxing and compare two fighters there is a direct correlation thorough years of data as to which boxer wins. For draws, there isn't such a comparison, they are all over the place.

Conventional wisdom would say that the closer the fighters are rated, the more draws there would be. But, that's certainly not the case. In fact, when you looks at the tiered structure of the the game engine, the closest rating category has the third least likely percentage of a draw.

Now, I can give you a "house rule" that won't give you the exact percentage of draws, but it will be fairly close.

Anytime you get a "split decision" for the favorite, roll the dice again. If it is 1-44 consider it a draw, rather than a split decision. Again, not perfect, but it will bring draws into the game.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 13, 2008 - 08:51 PM



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I think this will be a fine rule for doing season or career stuff. I'll probably ignore it when I'm doing tournaments as it slows up the process. I could either allow neither boxer to advance and create a bye in the case of a tournament draw or I could force a rematch.

Thanks for offering the house rule option.

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