It is useful sometimes to know quality or rating of AARs especially when there are hundreds or even thousands of them in each game category. I have tried many times to understand Paradox rating system but to no avail. At the moment “Biplanes available - Cheap!” advertisement holds the second place in the HOI3 AAR forum. This doesn’t make any sense.
I have therefore created my own system. I am sure it is very subjective in some sense but at least makes some sense to me and I hope to you as well.
I have decided that decided that the most important available information is the numbers of Posts, Author Posts and Reviews. The proportion of comments to all Posts shows an interest in discussing an AAR, while the proportion of Posts to all Views shows an interest to follow the AAR.
Mathematically I have expressed my thought into the formula:
Rating = (1-AP/TP)/2-ln(TP/VW)/10
AP – Author Posts
TP – Total Posts
VW – Views
I have disqualified all AARs where there less than 100 total posts and author had less than 20 posts or less than 30 posts and have not completed AAR. The interactive and succession game AARs are left out.
I have also separated Tutorial AARs from standard AARs. Please see the results yourself.
Top 40 HOI3 AARs 06.01.12
Top 10 HOI3 Tutorial AARs 06.01.12