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About RelativeRanking

Since we use two rating numbers for each blaster review (NerfCenter Rating - NCR & TechRating - TR) the following question arises: How do you rank the blasters?  How can you tell which blaster is "the best" based upon your ratings?  Do you rank by TR or NCR?

To solve this problem, the folks at TeamNC have developed a rank system called RelativeRanking.   This system basically ranks all of the blasters in a logical order, based upon both TR and NCR.  However, the blasters are based upon TR more than NCR so you really can't argue our rankings- they're based mostly upon data, not our personal opinions.

Here's how we rank the blasters using RelativeRanking:

Remember, we determine TechRating by using the following formula.   More info about TR and NCR can be found on the Reviews Explained . . . page.
TechRating = 2(Final Accuracy / 10) + (Max. Distance/10)

1) Find the AR (AbsoluteRating) of each blaster by multiplying each blaster's TR (TechRating) by its NCR (NerfCenterRating).

Example: (Using false data)
Blaster Name: TechRating (TR) NC Rating (NCR) AbsoluteRating (AR)
1) Arrowstorm 16.8 5 84
2) Ballzooka 13.3 4.5 59.85
3) Lock-N-Load 20.4 5 102
4) Switchfire 11.8 3 35.4
5) Gatlin' Storm 25.5 4 102
 
2) Order the blasters according to their respective AR's, with the higher ratings on the top of the list.
Example: (Using false data)

Blaster Name

AbsoluteRating (AR) Rate of Fire
1) Lock-N-Load 102 1 shot per 1.45 sec.
2) Gatlin' Storm 102 1 shot per 0.2 sec.
3) Arrowstorm 84 1 shot per 0.6 sec.
4) Ballzooka 59.85 1 shot per 0.4 sec.
5) Switchfire 35.4 1 shot per 2.34 sec.
  
3) If two or more blasters have the same AR (AbsoluteRating), compare the blasters' rates of fire.  The blasters in questions are ordered according to their rates of fire (a lower rate indicates a higher ranking).
Example: (Using false data)
Blaster Name AbsoluteRating (AR) Rate of Fire
1) Gatlin' Storm 102 1 shot per 0.2 sec.
2) Lock-N-Load 102 1 shot per 1.45 sec.
3) Arrowstorm 84 1 shot per 0.6 sec.
4) Ballzooka 59.85 1 shot per 0.4 sec.
5) Switchfire 35.4 1 shot per 2.34 sec.

4) Thus, the RelativeRanking of the blasters in achieved. (See chart above for final ranking.)

 

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