I also think the current ones now really make sense.
By the way, the way titles (Master, Grand Master and so on) are worded refer to the experience of a coder, whilst they are actually only based on its ranking. Thus you can be a Rookie with more XP than a master. That’s just not consistent and adds confusion to the whole thing.
Yes, you can have a lot of “XP” by training on the puzzles. But if you did not perform well in the contests or in the multiplayer battles, which are the most difficults and competitives puzzles/games here, you would still be in a way a “rookie”. So the title is fine and I don’t see any problem with that ?
The rank names: current system is not coherent, in the real world the words “Guru”, “Master”, “Mentor” and so on refer to the experience of a person, not on its ranking among its peers.
What “XP” are we talking about ? The real one or the one you win here ? Because, yes, maybe in the real world, it refers to real experiences (while I never met someone talking about himself as a “Grand master” or as a “Guru”… Usually it’s more like “Advanced”, “Expert” or “Senior”. Maybe I met only boring people ). But here it’s CodinGame, it’s not like a real word. Any title we’ll find will have a different meaning here compared to what they mean in the real world. At least now it’s “IT skill” related and widely understandable in our “geeks” community.
So, to be really meaningful, in CG rank names should be attributed according to the XP of the player, not according to its ranking.
No way. Really, the ranking, even if it still can be improved, is the best data to link to a title. I mean, just to take someone as an example, Recar clearly and unquestionably deserves the best title this site can think of, even if he does’nt have a lot of XP.
Anyway, if it has to change, maybe like Magus said, the title names could be like the leagues ? (with more layers of them)
rookie - wood
crafter - copper
disciple - silver
mentor - gold
master - platinium
grandmaster - diamond
guru - legend
Or to keep the up just like now and add paper and cardboard in the bottom
rookie - paper
crafter - cardboard
disciple - wood
mentor - copper
master - silver
grandmaster - gold
guru - legend
But I see it’s already linked to the level (10 - 20 - 30), so XP related…
I thought also about the Judo / karate belt colors, but it seems it’s not the same order for different countries.
A long time ago, I was training on www.hackthissite.org. The titles were also “IT Related”:
Yeah… not so great.
Not easy to find ideas to change something good