What is reputation ?
On Board Game Arena, we would like to have a strong competitive atmosphere with a respectful and fair play ambiance.
To achieve this goal, each player has a reputation profile which is the representation of their general attitude with others players. This profile is composed of 3 items:
- Opinions from other players ( and )
- % of games you finished
- % of games you finished with no clock penalties
Seeing the reputation profile of a player, you are able to check if their behavior is good, if they are unlikely to quit the game before the end, and if they respect time limits.
How to increase my reputation / what makes my reputation decrease ?
At any time, you can give others players and marks.
- a if you liked to play with him/her, and recommend to play with this player.
- a if you disliked to play with him/her, and discourage others to play with this player.
You can only give a single thumb (green or red) to a single player. If your opinion changes you can click again on a thumb to reflect this change.
As soon as you give a "red thumb" to a player, a warning message is displayed when you try to join a table where this player is. In this situation it is recommended you leave the game or expel this player.
By nature, opinions are subjective. There is nothing we can do for you if you receive a "red thumb" for an unfair reason. However, we know by experience that this system has a lot of advantages and generally gives relevant and useful information.
Advice: how to get plenty of
- Be polite! Say at least "hello" and "good luck" at the beginning of the game, and maybe "good game" ("gg") at the end of the game.
- When you need some time to think, click on "I would like to think a little" link.
- Always stay calm: it's a game.
- Don't press your opponent to play if he or she has some time left.
- If you really can't finish the game (this is not supposed to happen...), then say you are sorry and leave the game (don't wait to get expelled) to save your opponents time. Voluntarily disconnecting and conceding victory to the opponent does not cost you reputation, but rather a small penalty that will expire in 60 days. Please note if a player repeatedly quits games, then this will eventually cost reputation.
- Be a good loser: if your lose because of bad luck or a strategy you dislike, don't blame the luck or your opponent (and don't give them a for this reason!).
- Be a good winner: if your opponent makes a mistake you can signal it to them, but avoid triumphalism and provocation.
What are the consequences of a bad reputation ?
A bad reputation makes you suspect to your potential opponents. You will have to explain your situation, and maybe some players won't take the risk to play with you.
It is also possible to filter players by reputation on a table. The worse your reputation is, the harder it is to find opponents.