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    Lightbulb Please show total number of players in leaderboards

    This is a problem I have with leaderboards on many, many games: what good is it to know I'm #245 if you don't tell me how many players there are in total? 245 out of 10,000 is pretty good. Out of 300, not so much.

    To work around the issue, I used to have a fake Xbox Live account I only used to get the lowest possible score I could on every table, which gave me a rough idea of how many players there were. I am thinking of doing that again, but I really shouldn't have to. And it needlessly pollutes the boards if several people do it.

    The Forza games do it best: they not only tell you how many players are listed, they also give you your percentile position on each board.

    Is there a reason Pinball FX has never done that, or is it just an oversight?

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    That's not a bad idea actually, and there was someone suggesting the percentile thing as well a couple of weeks back. Maybe in the future this could be a fun update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayeffaar View Post
    This is a problem I have with leaderboards on many, many games: what good is it to know I'm #245 if you don't tell me how many players there are in total? 245 out of 10,000 is pretty good. Out of 300, not so much.

    To work around the issue, I used to have a fake Xbox Live account I only used to get the lowest possible score I could on every table, which gave me a rough idea of how many players there were. I am thinking of doing that again, but I really shouldn't have to. And it needlessly pollutes the boards if several people do it.

    The Forza games do it best: they not only tell you how many players are listed, they also give you your percentile position on each board.

    Is there a reason Pinball FX has never done that, or is it just an oversight?
    Been asking for total number of players forever. Also on the list of obvious things to include: Incorporate tournament scores into leaderboards. If I set a highscore during a tournament that exceeds a leaderboard highscore it should surpass it according to the conditions of the rules. Not understanding why it isnt. Post a pop up when we have lost internet connection so we know to pause and reconnect before finishing the tournament only to find the score is invalid. It used to work like this and now doesnt. Allow us to easily send out invitations to our friends letting them know we have a tournament started. I would personally love to create my own custom background images for my profile. Obviously some will use it as a way to create vulgar bg's, but I really dont see the difference between that and playing someone in matchup named urinedrinker.
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    How about a voting system to determine next match up or tournament roster?
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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