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Q: What does the Rank number mean in "Pet Wars"?

March 15, 2008 | By Anonymous | 4 answers | Expired: 2312 days ago

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I noticed the rank number and just thought it was what place the animal is in but when I looked there was a different animal in that number.

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Michele Z.
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Mar 16, 2008

In Pet Wars, rank refers to the relative "cuteness" of your pet compared to all other pets on Zootoo--at least according to the people voting in the War. In each vote, two pet photos appear and the voter selects which pet s/he thinks is "cuter" (so pets that are "beautiful", "handsome", drop-dead "gorgeous", etc. may "lose").

Rank is based on the number/proportion of "win" and "lose" votes that your pet has received thus far in the ongoing war and will change as the rank of other pets increase or decrease. High ranks appear to be attributed to the least number of losses and low ranks with the highest number of losses.

For example, a pet with 3 wins and 0 losses will have a higher rank than a pet with 2 wins and 0 losses. Conversely, a pet with 0 wins and 2 losses will have a low rank, but a higher rank than a pet with 0 wins and 3 losses.

Pets with only a few votes may have (temporarily) high ranks whereas pets with many votes may have low ranks. That is, a pet with 1 win and 0 losses (i.e., 100% "wins") will be at or near the top (but a pet with 1000 wins and 1 loss would have a much lower rank). If this pet loses in the next round, it will now have 1 win and 1 loss (i.e., 50% "wins"), which will significantly reduce its rank (perhaps going from #1 to #35,351 with one click)!

Regardless of your pet's rank in the Pet Wars, it is still #1 to you.

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amy c.
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Mar 19, 2008

The same thing happened with me... Your right about what the ranking is... it said my dog was in 12th place and i kept looking but i couldnt find it.. i think zootoo was having some technical difficulties because a few days later it said my dog was 1240 or something like that.. i think your doing everything right - im pretty sure they were having difficulties.

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Percysmom
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Mar 21, 2008

I think that the rank of 12th place that amy c. talks about in her answer may be her dog's rank in competition against only other dogs. In competition against all pets in zootoo, dogs, cats, horses, ginuea pigs, etc. the rank may be more like the 1240 number she mentioned. That's only a guess on my part but I did notice what you guys are talking about and that's my take on it.

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Sara S.
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Mar 15, 2008

your pet may be tied w/ another

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