Because that's what you have to do to maintain your rank? I think you are completely overlooking all the maps they play that aren't "farm maps." Unless we use an extremely loose definition of "farm map," the argument goes like this: Assume all of the top 5 ranked players are pp farmers. The skill level of the top 5 players is close within reason. If one player finds a farm map, the other 4 will be skilled enough to play it as well and will go play it themselves. Each player is awarded a similar amount of pp differing based on accuracy. We expect to observe that 1) The highest pp player is no more than a few hundred pp above the lowest pp player (for having higher overall accuracy and 2) there is some correlation between ranking and accuracy. If you look at the top 5 ranked players you'll see neither of these thus our assumption must be off.
Riince wrote:Everyone except rrtyui fits the description, they go out of their way to get the highest pp:effort ratio possible. once one person finds some map thats overrated and way too easy for what it gives, the others follow for that reason.
chainpullz wrote:You'd be hard pressed to call anyone in the top 5 a pp farmer even.
As I've already said, not playing any farm maps is like playing blue control at a pro tour with no JTMS/Preordain. Doing so is pretty much giving up any sort of meaningful prize money. Nobody who's goal is to be relevant is going to completely ignore them. All of the top 5 players have notable non-"farm map" scores that create a wider gap than mere accuracy. In a top 8 with the full 32 JTMS/Preordian the winner is decided by who plays the best. The same applies here.