The Efficiently Arranged Global Leaderboard Engine (EAGLE) is under development, aggressively.
EAGLE will run on your computer and read your bank files regularly, which will feed a global leaderboard. The plan is to tie all servers together and create leaderboards for each map that signs up for EAGLE. That means that Euro/SEA/NA servers c
EAGLE will fill the holes that Blizzard leaves behind in their custom map features. Map popularity lists will be based on player activity and frequency. Map makers that care enough about their maps to create an account with EAGLE will be among a more dedicated group of creators that clearly are invested in the development of their maps and their communities.
The player comes to the sc2eagle.com site and downloads the game client, once configured the client will transmit the players statistics directly to the website for real time statistics and achievements, THERE IS NO COST FOR THE EAGLE CLIENT.
Maps that have been EAGLE Authorized will automatically begin registering statistics. The player will be able to discover new maps as he regularly checks his rankings and achievements.
EAGLE will also generate custom map signatures that display voluntary options such as favorite maps, ranks in those maps, achievements from those maps. Ladder Signatures will also be available.
The following benefits are expected:
Player Statistics on the Global Leaderboard Online
Player Signature Generator
.SC2Bank Recovery (if you ever lose your bank file, we got a copy)
Map Statistics Such as Plays Per Hour, Time in Game, Etc.
Map Forum with Donate Button For Mapmaker
Optional Statistic Ban for Players who Cheat
Bug Report System and Support Forum For Mapmaker
User Profiles that include all statistics associated for that user
Ladder Tournament Service for Custom Maps
What I need from you folks is a list of statistics/data you would like tracked, mind you it must be recordable in the .sc2bank file, eagle will not be reading SC2, just the bank files!
Tell us what you want, we want to make something that works, and we want to make something that sets things right in SC2 Custom Maps... Help us!
The idea is very nice. But my main concern is, that map makers and players could abuse the tool to send you fake bank files. Map makers could do this in order to get their map to the top on your page. Players could fake their scores.
We have standards in place to prevent bank files being casually modified. We will insist on the mapper using some of our established best practices and imbedded protocols to protect his .sc2bank files. Not overly concerned about the map creator bumping his own .sc2bank files but will make provisions to prevent such a thing as well.
Instead of limiting it to just being a global leaderboard, I was thinking of a general online data storage system where a trigger library is released to allow a mapmaker to easily get his map to interface with the system.