"There will also be no battle records kept for this mode, so whether you win or lose, it doesn’t matter. Just sit back and play." ~ smashbros.com
I really wish that they would include world rankings in this game and I think a lot of people would find it really cool to see where the ranked in the world. I would be willing to wait about 2 extra years for this feature although I know they could add it a whole lot quicker than that... It's just that was one thing I was really hoping it would have and really looking forward to...
"We’re planning a number of services that make use of Wi-Fi, but we’ll reveal them gradually with the other modes. Enjoy."
I can see them having a free play mode that didn't count for rankings, but I still think it would be really awesome to see how you rank compared to the world and I think a lot of people would agree with me on this.
This is my idea now for them to have a ranking system? Make the fight matchups better, and prevent annoying people/cheaters from ruining the online experience:
-Rankings should be kept for online battles that are against anyone, unless you choose ahead of time to not count rankings for that battle.
-You could challenge specific people by there rank if they had challenges turned on
-When you entered a fight you would be paired with whoever is online and is closest to you in rank and location
-While in a fight if one player disconnects in any way they will automatically forfeit couting as a loss for them and a in for their opponent
-After a fight your rank goes up/down depending on if you win or lose and the distance between your and your opponents ranks
-People in fights will be as close to your rank as possible so if you have a high rank you won't be fighting new/bad players
-People won't go on it to mess around and annoy people because if they do their rank will go down putting them at the bottom with the other people that do the same stuff
-People could see how they ranked in the world
-You could still have the option to play just for fun so people could pratice fighting without actually losing rank
-They could set up online tournaments and a lot of things that work off of this...
-If people have mods/cheats they could be "reported" and have a temporary/permanent suspension from the online play except against their friends...