If we are going to give the individual specs a rating or ranking, what would be the best way of doing so? We obviously can’t do it on a 1 vs. 1 basis as the different specs other than the neutrals weren’t designed to function that way. What I propose is giving the neutral specs a score of 1.0 each. They will serve as the baseline. As the other specs were more or less designed to function in a group of 3, I propose that in an effort to score the relative strength of the other specs they should be teamed up with the 2 neutral specs. I realize that this isn’t entirely fair as some specs might have more synergy with the neutral specs than others, but what better way is there?
Matchups should then be made between the different specs with their matching starters teamed up with the two neutral specs against one another. I imagine with 18 specs to test and rank this way that it would take a very, very long time. I doubt this will ever get done, but it would definitely be cool to see how the different specs fare against one another. As each spec would be matched up with 17 other specs (neutrals excluded) theoretical scores would range from 17-0 to 0-17, which would translate to 2.7 to -0.7.
These scores could be established by playing a best out of 3, with the winner of the 3 getting the win and the loser getting the loss for the matchup. Each matchup victory would count as +0.1, and loss as a -0.1. These victories and losses would then be totaled with the base score of 1.0 thus resulting in a score ranging fro -0.7 to 2.7.
In the case of a tied score at the end, the higher ranking would then go to the spec that won the head to head matchup between the two specs. In the instance where there are multiple ties and no clear cut winner can be established, they would all share a tied ranking.
I’m fairly confident that this will never get done and is merely a smoke dream. Nevertheless, I’m still wondering what else could theoretically be done to rank the specs. I’d like to read what others think, please feel free to comment.