Hi there frens,
a while back I read in discord, that the secondary sorting criterion for kinship (for Gotchis that have the same amount of Kinship at the time the season rewards are determined) is going to be BRS.
I’d like to propose that we change this, and here is why:
BRS has nothing to do with kinship. They are unrelated. A low BRS Gotchi could have a huge kinship, that is the beauty of it. Furthermore, high BRS Gotchis already get higher rewards in the rarity category, which features much higher payouts anyway. What reason would there be to contaminate the kinship ranking with BRS?
A much more adequate secondary sorting criterion would be the time that is left until petting your gotchi would raise kinship again. We are all in our own little 12h cycles and whether the snapshot for the kinship season rewards would be 1 hour before you can pet or 1 sec after you just pet, will be absolutely arbitrary. In the latter case you’d feel very lucky but in the former case you’d feel awful. However, when using “time until the next pet gives kinship again” as a secondary kinship sorting criterion, then it doesn’t matter anymore if you just pet or if you can only pet an hour from the snapshot. It would still be fair for all!
In summary: Compared to BRS, “the time until the next pet gives kinship again” - as a secondary sorting criterion - is more closely related to kinship. It is more fair in terms of the 12h cycle and how it aligns with the snapshot time. And, if you go down to millisecond resolution, it is extremely unlikely that two Gotchis have the exact same time left, which makes it also better for sorting than BRS (since two Gotchis might have the same kinship AND the same BRS, which would require a third sorting criterion).
- Time till next pet
- Other (see my post)