Stitchy wrote:i think its more an UNreasonable degree of certainty
I've won a League season or two primarily using 4FFA. I don't ever recall my ELO going up when I defeated 2 wizards but the 3rd killed mine. (This would be expected to happen if ELO is per "kill", whatever the heck that means, as opposed to win/lose/draw the match.) In contrast, my ELO consistently goes up by a similarly large margin regardless of how many wizards I defeat in a 4FFA, whether I personally defeat all 3 directly or merely manage to be the last wizard standing.
Look at it another, simpler way. In a 1v1 League match, your ELO still goes up if your opponent times out and your wizard did not personally kill theirs. This would not happen if ELO were tied to direct "kills".
Do I need to go on?
In any event, this begs the question: what is a "kill"? Isn't it a valid "kill" when you maneuver the threats on the board to make your opponents engage each other more directly? But perhaps that is an esoteric topic for another thread.