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*** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« on: August 06, 2017, 01:53:56 pm »
After some deliberation, here it finally is - the official Gamer IQ rankings thread. Gamer IQ is a recent term, first coined by Qweczol in May of this year. Game sense is obviously real and can differ slightly from a person's actual IQ (obviously many elements are shared). Now while this can apply generally to every game I have confined it to GE/PD for these rankings and arbitrarily defined the average player's gamer IQ as 100. Obviously players with a good gamer IQ posess great understanding of the game, pick up levels / strats very quickly, come up with strats on their own, exercise logic and reasoning and have high awareness and judgement. This is MUCH more detectable in Perfect Dark so chances are if you have good PD times you are high on the list. If you've discovered a strat you're better than the average player. If you know how to react to certain guard reactions in novel scenarios you are likely to be high, etc. Most players who have an average gamer IQ will just copy WR strats and grind runs continuously until they PR, while lower IQ individuals will have a hard time picking up strats and ignore advice given by top players.

If you're not on the list and want to be added, let me know. I have gone through most players but there are chances you haven't been added if there isn't sufficient knowledge to put you in some tier.

Last but not least please don't be salty about your rank! It's just fun and games after all! If you feel that your rank isn't justified then let me know. I will reassess your rank for the mere cost of $99.99 only.

Last Updated: 18th March, 2018

150+
Bryan Bosshardt
Henrik Norgren

140+
Rayan Isran
Karl Jobst
David Clemens
Ryan Gibbs
Marc Rutzou

130+
Aaron Morgan
Eric Liikala
Randy Buikema
Daniel Coelho

120+
Justin St Pierre
Luke Szklarz
Luke Pettit
Ilari Pekkala
Dan Parker
Ryan White
Wouter Jansen
Jezz Savage
Cliff Hampton
Øyvind Persvik
Trent Hovis
Hayden King
Michael Willig

110+
Henning Blom
Alex Anderson
Joao Andrade
Eise Smit
Samuel Haycock
Philip Bezgoubov
Sammy Rodgers
Gus Riolo
Kyle Wiebenga
Adam Bozon
Ryan Lockwood
Ludovic Begon
Carl-Magnus Wall
Christian Van Meter
Jonathan Hotinski
Taylor Von Paris

100+
Tyler Deel
Chebon Shayen
Sakuya A.
Nick Rotmeyer
James Dalziel
Austin Perroux
Greg Larkin

< 100
Jim Barrett*
Alec McDonald
Mystyc Cheez
Oscar Roldan Blay
Brandon Sanford
Brian Dupont

*While it may seem odd that Jimbo is in the bottom list considering he's in the top 10 of GoldenEye, do keep in mind this is a player who had no idea you could hold strafe in the intro cinema until 8 years after he joined the Elite. Imagine only strafing when you gain control of Bond.
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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 02:22:51 pm »
What is the relationship between Gamer IQ and OCB?

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 05:42:30 pm »
Illu should at the very least be given 130+, maybe even 140+ considering he never really struggles with strats. Maybe you put him low because he never found a revolutionary strat but he was the first to slap 1st guard on Jungle and also running Xenia on SA among other minor things. Now I know that this ranking is not to be taken entirely serious but I'm still genuinely curious what led you to put him as low as you did.

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 05:48:30 pm »
Can't get to top 10 with that garbage IQ mate, nice troll though :p

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 07:33:48 pm »
Amazing troll thread!
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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 08:12:30 pm »
Illu is definitely higher.

I'm definitely around 160 with everyone else below me.

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 08:49:11 pm »
cavs sa mine strat takes a gamer IQ of at least 190-200 to come up with.

beating ssr with no guide takes a gamer IQ of somewhere between 240-250.

finding 666 korok seeds in BoTW without any help AND all 120 shrines takes a gamer IQ of 300+
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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 11:19:06 pm »
put me over 160. i instantly master any game i deem worthy of my playtime

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 11:14:25 am »
Why has this thread been shifted to TGC? Gamer IQ is as real as OCB and the OCB rankings were never moved. Meme replies don't invalidate the seriousness of the thread..

AZ: Running Xenia is not a 130 or 140+ gamer IQ (I'm going to shorten this to GIQ) concept; everyone can see it. Being the pioneer of a strat doesn't increase your score. However you are correct with Illu not struggling with strats across both games. He picks them up quickly. In fact I think he is even better than Luke in this regard, so I am going to bump him up to the (high) 120s. I think you are underestimating 130/140+ though.

Jimbo: I'm sorry but facts are facts. What I stated isn't false, and in 15 years of GoldenEye speedrunning I don't think you have discovered anything remotely significant. You've just been copying strats, occasionally asking how many even work. In fact you've invented absurd, low-IQ terms like "stretching pixels" to sugarcoat your bad skill.

Marc: While you have your high IQ moments, and in general excellent guard and lag sense, you do have some moments where you don't shine. For example, spending 30 hours on Control 00A 4:07 getting it the hard way when Clemens and I were in talks about using the glass strat. Only took me an hour to tie it. Not knowing something as basic as backstrafe until after getting a lot of records including Aztec 1:30. Clemens definitely has MUCH higher game sense. Evident from his PD play as well. However you are definitely a bit higher than the other 130 guys.

Luke: I'm going to reiterate what grav said: one or two good strategies do not correlate with a high GIQ as much as general game sense (quick recognition and discovery of best strats, intuition, guard judgement, etc).

Setrack: Sorry, but there's not enough information to gauge your GE/PD game sense. Stream and show us!

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 06:33:23 pm »
Ace, you're a lonely degen virgin who's the biggest excuse-maker in the whole Elite. I have a pretty high IQ not wasting my time being a pioneer but rather waiting for strats to fully develop before I play. Seems pretty smart for someone who has way more significant IRL things going on than you.

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 01:59:23 am »
Pretty sad you have to resort to ad hominem. Not once have you justified why you should have a higher rank aside from one vague statement. On top of that you proceed to take these rankings very seriously.

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 11:02:54 am »
Jimbo in stead of crying like a baby just retaliate with a "useless life ranking" or w/e and put Ace first or something  :p

go out and be creative

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 12:10:46 pm »
I've made a few changes.

[Banned User #7] has been added at 120+ (could be 130+ but it's a bit too early to tell I guess).

Marc has been bumped up to 140+. I still think there are issues with the 140+/150+ players so I will think about it more and update those tiers again later. Input from others would also be nice here.

Greg Larkin is 100+ now.

Henning is now 110+. Not sure why I put him at < 100 in the first place.

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 12:52:42 pm »
u thought about his low splicing iq
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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 06:49:16 pm »
botched rankings
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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 04:23:24 am »
18th August:

- [Banned User #7] at 110+
- JustinDT added, 120+

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 05:28:40 am »
need [Banned User #7]'s Audio IQ Ranking
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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 05:42:28 am »
That will be part of a Tech IQ rankings which I am planning to make very soon. Stay tuned for that one because it's going to cause a lot of drama be very exciting!

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 07:23:14 am »
This all makes perfect sense to me as a ranking of "ability to think outside the box", or to intuit the game.
Jimbo, for all his dedication, isn't an inventive player.

Has nothing to do with one's skills, dedication, or how completionist they are.

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2017, 10:10:27 am »
Update:

- Jonathan Hotinski at 110+
- Taylor Von Paris at 110+

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2018, 02:06:52 am »
mw & Haydos added, tentatively at 120

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Re: *** RANKINGS - GAMER IQ ***
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2018, 07:54:20 am »
My gamer IQ must be off the charts!  :nesquik:
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