Topic: Technical Support /
"Recommended Games" algorithm not so great
So I looked at the front page at my “Recommended Games” area. I’ve never really looked at this before – I decide on my games based on badges, mostly, or highly ranked new games – but I noticed today it had a lot of tower defense on it. 6 of 9 recommended games were tower defense. Because I had rated things like “Sonny” and “Decision 2” highly. Thing is, neither of those games is tower defense. In fact, I don’t play tower defense because I suck at it. So I started trying to remove those games from my list and ended up wiping out at least 15-20 recommended tower defense games.
If I don’t play tower defense, why am I being recommended tower defense games based on the high rankings I gave to non-tower-defense games? I’m thinking the algorithm behind this program might need to be reevaluated.
Obviously this isn’t a blocking point stopping my play, but it is on the main page, and I can’t be the only one who’s getting crappy recommendations and just been ignoring them forever. After the years of playing I’ve done on Kong, I’d think that it would be a little better about figuring out what kind of games I like (especially since that tech isn’t new, and the data from every game I’ve ever played I know is saved in a database somewhere). I seriously recommend this recommend feature be fixed.