Magic: the Gathering in the UK
I think this is super sweet. Very nice.
I don't know if this would be a barrier to people uploading drafts but you might want to ask them (optionally?) what "kind" of draft it was - 8-4/4-3-2-2/Swiss - and possibly what date/time it started at or even the Event ID. Of course if the file contains that info that's even better.
Also does MTGO store these files automatically or can it be made to? If so I would offer some kind of "point at a directory and upload all my past drafts" functionality if you can.
And then the most important feature that you haven't mentioned, once you have a reasonable amount of data, would be a "what do I pick?" where you can enter one or more cards and find out whether people take Marsh Casualties or Vampire Nighthawk and how well they do after they make that choice. (Yes, yes, all very imprecise as they didn't have the same cards as you when they made the choice but interesting nonetheless especially for P1P1 ... "players picking Nighthawk P1P1 win the draft 21% of the time ..." ... "players with 3 or more Plated Geopede win the draft 23$ of the time" ... etc.)
Cool stuff. And remember ... release early, release often! Let's have an alpha release to play with over Christmas!
That sounds awesome.
You probably want an additional feature that lets people form subgroups of people who's opinion they actually value.
That way for instance, if I uploaded a draft, there would be the global rating and the demonic tutor rating that only memeber of that list can see. This also allows people to skip to people's comments who they want to read easily.
Yeah I've thought about this too, how do you stop people going through and blanket disgareeing to sabotage someone elses rating. I think i'll look at handling this through user behaviour metrics, report on people who take the piss and ban them.
One potential problem - after pick 8/9 in pack 1, the rest of the draft is a bit hard to judge if you went in a different direction (mono-b vs r/g, or allies as opposed to a pair of colours) to the person who posted it?
Perhaps also weight the (dis)agreement on picks more heavily towards the start of the draft, start of each pack?
The problem with this approach is that it assumes a certain type of behaviour with regard to posting opinions, that we don't wish to encourage. i.e. posting an opinion on a 9th pick that assumes all of your previous pick opinions were adhered to.
If people pick cards assuming all other picks were made as per the original draft, then an opinion on a 9th pick Grazing Gladehart vs Harrow is just a valid as a first pick Hideous End vs Burst Lightning.
Dan Barrett said:Perhaps also weight the (dis)agreement on picks more heavily towards the start of the draft, start of each pack?