Town of Salem
The Elo rating system is a system that places players of a similar skill level to face off against each other while playing Ranked games. Depending on if they win or lose a game, their score will go up or down, respectively.
Each player starts off with 1200 Elo. Winning games will cause a player's Elo to rise, while losing games will cause the player's Elo to drop (Note: If a player is at 0 Elo, will not lose Elo from a loss. You will stay at 0 Elo). Draws will leave the player with an equal amount, although it has sometimes been known that a jester will lose 1 Elo in a draw. The amount of Elo gained or lost depends on: the player's role, the player's current Elo, the opponents' current Elo, and whether the player wins or loses.
Players may check their current Elo by completing a Ranked game, exiting to the End Game Lobby and viewing at the top-left of the screen by their win/loss stats. A player may also see this by going to their "statistics" tab in the main menu screen and view their Elo, wins and losses, each a separate statistic. Elo is named after its creator, the Hungarian Physicist Arpad Elo, who invented Elo because he wanted a better way to rank chess players.
Tips for Elo gaining
Elo gaining is dependent on other players, and thus if you end up in a game with smart players, your chances of them helping you out and also the chances of them countering smart players in other factions increase. It also becomes easier to win with Town. So, in Ranked, if you played with generally smart players, you should stay in the lobby.
- On the contrary, if you were just in a game with people you know like to gamethrow, are known to cheat, mess around too much and don't play seriously, or make tons of mistakes, then wait out the queue twice or go play another mode before returning to Ranked. This does not mean don't ever have fun in this game or that if you make mistakes you are a terrible person, but Elo hunting requires focus and attention.
- The longer one plays for, the better a player becomes, especially if one plays for long times at once. While some players may not be able to play a lot, it is true that playing games with 30 minutes in between each game is less likely to produce good Elo results than playing those games right after another.
- If you know you aren't very good if you haven't played a game some time earlier in the day, play a game of Ranked Practice before going into Ranked.
- Stay focused. If you need to do something, do it first and then come back to the game so you don't become distracted.
The following Elo gain/loss rates are the average, and they are dependent on the ELO of the players around you. However, the gain ratios won't change very much (+1/-1). It should also be noted that when town roles and neutral roles get promoted (e.g. Vampire Hunter to Vigilante or Executioner to Jester), they will gain Elo based on their previous role.
If you leave a game before it finishes, you will lose the amount of Elo that you would have lost had you stayed until the end of the match and didn't win the round.
|Bodyguard||+1/3 to +7/9||-1/3/5 to -7/13|
|Doctor||+1 to +9||-1/3/6/7/9/10/12|
|Escort||+1 to +9||-0/3/7/8/10/13|
|Investigator||+1 to +9||-2/3/5 to 7/9/12|
|Jailor||+1 to +9||-1/3/4/6 to 8/9/12-14|
|Lookout||+1 to +9||-1/2/4 to 7/11 to -13|
|Mayor||+1 to +9||-1/3 to 5/7/10|
|Medium||+1 to +9||-1 to -5/7 to -10/13|
|Retributionist||+1 to +5/7/9||-1/2/5/7/10 to -13|
|Sheriff||+1 to +5/7/8/9||-1 to 4/6/7/9/12 to 14|
|Spy||+1 to +7/9||-4 to -8/10/12/13|
|Transporter||+1 to +5/7/8/9||-4/5/9/10/13|
|Veteran||+1 to +8||-1/3/5/6/7/10/12|
|Vigilante||+1 to +8||-4/7 to -9|
|Blackmailer||+7/8||-1 to -6|
|Forger||+1/4/8/11||-2 to -5|
|Godfather||+1/2/4 to +12/14/16||-1 to -6|
|Janitor||+4/8/10/12/16||-2 to -5|
|Mafioso||+1/2/4/5/7/9/11/12/13/16||-1 to -6/12|
|Amnesiac||***||-1 to 6|
|Executioner||+1/5/6/8/9/16/17||-1/3 to 6|
|Jester*||+1/3/4/8 to 14/15/17||-1 to -3/5|
|Survivor||+1 to +10||-2/4/6/8/9/12|
|Witch||+1/7/8/10/13/15/16||-1 to -3|
***The Elo gained depends on the role you get after you remembered someone else's role.
*Jester has been known in some cases to lose 1 elo in a draw
The game only has the top ten ELO players currently, but is working on making a full leaderboard. These scores are of the 10th of February, at 9:49 PM PST.