This is an article about the GO Ladders feature. What is a ladder? A ladder is a system that keeps track of peoples scores to games. Using these scores, players get a score starting at 1000, which goes up or down. This means players who lose a lot will be below 1000 points, and players who win a lot will be above 1000. This number is called your ELO score. EL...what? How exactly is it calculated? I'd really rather not try to explain complex mathematical formulas to the internet. Instead I shall reference you to the source I use on all my papers, ect. Elo rating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Basically it takes your ranking and your opponents ranking, and if you had a way lower ranking and win, your ranking goes up more. If you beat someone way lower your ranking hardly goes up at all. How do I start one of these fancy ladder things for a game me and lots of other Ogres play? Simply go to the ladders page (click Ladder at the blue bar at the top), and click New Ladder to the left. Then choose either Players or Teams. I REALLY RECCOMMEND players, as it is pretty unlikely for enough people to be interested in joining and working together with a team to get enough teams to have a real competition. Also, scheduling with that many people really sucks. To join a ladder, just click Ladder List on the left and find your ladder. Click ladder links at the top right and click Join Ladder. Cool. So how do I challenge someone? First, PM them and schedule a time to play. Once you beat them, click their name on the ladder page and click Challenge This Player. Wait for them to accept the challenge. Go to the Your Challenges link on the sidebar and then click the link under status. Enter your scores. Your opponent must also enter the same scores. Once this is done your rankings shall both be updated. This can be used for almost any game with PvP. Rock paper scissors even, if you assign 3-1 points for a win-loss, and probably 2-2 for a draw. Any other questions can be asked in this thread. Please rate this thread and thank if you found it useful.