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Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by Erik_Twice Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:40 am

5char?
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by dsheinem Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:44 am

Why ask "why?"

Try Bud Dry.
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by noiseredux Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:56 am

because it stinks.
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by dunpeal2064 Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:17 am

Because its awesome.

Possibly because it "ranks" how well you do, and thus "ranks" the difficulty based on this
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by Retrogamer0001 Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:45 am

Shhh, that's a senseless question.
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by dunpeal2064 Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:57 am

Asking this question seems to have raised your rank General Norris...




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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm

It's still eastside 'til I die.
dsheinem wrote:Why ask "why?"

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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by Luke Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Ranks are dumb. It's all about your clearance.

What is your clearance?
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by Erik_Twice Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:29 pm

Hey, there must be a reason for it, you know? Who named it? Does it come from the arcade rankings (AKA High Score tables)? I MUST KNOW
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Re: Why is "rank" called "rank"?

by EllertMichael Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:35 pm

Dynamic game difficulty balancing certainly transcends the shoot-em-up genre.
It seems however it was fans of the genre that started collectively referring to this notion as "rank."
i could be wrong.
What's the earliest example? Zanac?
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