GamePress Aggregated Hero Rankings (Hero Rankings for short) involves volunteers in the GamePress team finding out our top picks for units in Heroes. While the Tier List attempts to find an objective opinion of different units with a reasonable middle-ground, Hero Rankings is meant to be reflective of the team’s subjective opinions on the current state of the game.
Writers will submit their top picks for Red, Blue, Green and each class of Colorless unit. The current number is set to Top 20 for Red, Blue and Green, and Top 10 for Colorless units.
The following will influence the rankings of decreasing weight:
- Number of votes
- Average rank (excluding minima and maxima of ranks)
- Variance of rank
- Highest rank
After all volunteering writers submit their rankings, results will be aggregated and the Hero Rankings will be generated. The following data will be available for public access.
- Overall Rankings
- Hero Rankings Analysis
Hero Rankings Analysis comprises of the following:
- Advanced Analytics
- Individual Writer Rankings.
The limitation of a ranking system is that gaps in power between ranks might be relatively unequal. Advanced Analytics attempts to solve this problem by showing the top unit’s average rankings plotted on a scatter plot. This allows interested players to identify potential clusters of power and will be more reflective of the state of the game.
In general, the scatter plots are meant to show a decreasing trend. However, there will be cases in which a lower ranking unit has a relatively higher position on the scatter plot. This is because that unit (and thereafter) has substantially fewer votes than the higher ranking units during the exercise, hence the lower rank.
Hero Rankings will be updated on an approximately monthly schedule.