For years some FIFA players have suspected the game of cheating.They believe that buried somewhere deep within FIFA's code is secret scripting that helps players out if they're losing or makes the game harder when they're winning.But to me, and likely most Tinder users, it’s hard not to perceive the rating as a definitive scoring of our attractiveness, a supercharged Hot or Not-style algorithm culled from thousands and thousands of signals. And if the company did, would you even want to know it? Rad, who tells me his Elo score is “above average,” stresses that the rating is technically not a measure of attractiveness, but a measure of “desirability,” in part because it’s not determined simply by your profile photo.“It’s not just how many people swipe right on you,” Rad explains. It took us two and a half months just to build the algorithm because a lot of factors go into it.”He doesn’t go into too much detail, but it’s easy to imagine how many data points could make up your “desirability” score.However, there is a particular pattern of cis white girls who date cis white boys whose political views “don’t match.” Except it’s not that their political views don’t match.It’s that his views exist in a framework wherein you are less of a person, with less agency, less competency, and less a nuanced inner life.
Upon meeting him for the first time, one of my closest friends, who’s bisexual, got into an argument with him after he claimed her sexuality didn’t exist. But young person, I want to say this clearly and without mincing words: You are not required to abide by “political opinions” which question or demean your humanity and in fact, you should not.“Agree to disagree” reads the now-viral tweet that features the girl in the Nasty Woman shirt with the rainbow flag beside the boy in a Make America Great Again hat and the Meninist crewneck.Referred to inside the company as an “Elo score,” a term the chess world uses to rank player skill levels, Tinder’s rating system helps it parse its user base in order to facilitate better matches.Using the system, Tinder could, say, surface more potential dates based on score compatibility.This sparked a number of FIFA You Tubers to cry foul. The same Redditor followed up by going into more detail on this code, which appears to reveal an adaptive difficulty that is dependent on things like how many shots you've taken, how much possession you enjoy and whether you've scored early.
The suggestion is that FIFA gets harder the better you do, and easier the worse you do.
What the FIFA community doesn't know is whether this apparent momentum affects offline play only, online play only, or both. That kind of thing happens in football."Prior said that FIFA does, however, contain the potential for player error.