MMORPGs and the 50th Percentile
Let me tell you a story. When I was at university a friend of mine scored 100% in a test. However, because the average score was “too low” in comparison to previous years results, the university decided to increase everyone’s score by 5% across the board (I have no ideas why – I’m sure there was a good reason). This of course meant my buddy scored a whopping 105% on a test, a physical impossibility. So he went and complained to the head of the department about it and demanded his result be lowered to 100%. Bizarre, esoteric and funny as hell.
Let me tell you another story. I’m 6′4″ and I don’t fit in the seats on planes, trains or automobiles. “Sorry”. “Too bad”. “Cut yer legs off, sucka”. You see I’m in something called the 95th percentile for height and I just plain don’t matter to anyone.