About Xscore, BattleStation, Build, Micro, Macro and the Meta
# What is Xscore?
Xscore is a global ranking for every mouse, keyboard, headset and mousepad used in esports. It’s an algorithm that uses crowdsourced data to determine the true value of pc gaming gear, based on first-hand experience by the people who use it to win games.
# When will Xscore have enough data to be useful?
We don’t know how many data-points we need to reach critical mass, but we estimate it will take a few months to verify the top% of products (with the most active users), maybe a year to cover the thousands of products in our database.
# Why do I have to slot my gear?
You technically don’t have to, but Xplayn becomes a lot more interesting if you do. Enjoy site-wide realtime comparison of key indicators, like performance, size, comfort, build quality, and more. Slot your build and unlock Xplayn v1.0 :)
As we continue to grow our community and data-points, we’ll release updates that allow you to quantify and compare your setup to the community. And you help cntribute to the community, so everyone can make smarter purchasing decisions going forward.
# What is Xplayn?
Xplayn is a discovery platform for esports gear and gaming equipment. An independent and data-driven approach to evaluating PC gaming gear on a global scale, a community-powered debuff to editorial hype, paid advertorials, and fake reviews.
We aggregate gaming data and digitize first-hand experience from PC gamers with thousands of hours of playtime.
# Who is Xplayn?
We're a global team of esports enthusiasts on a mission to build the world’s most useful discovery engine for esports gear, respectfully served without advertising crap or marketing mumbo-jumbo. Xplayn is a free research tool for the pc master race community monetized through relevant and informative referral links that don’t crap all over the user experience.
# Why is Xplayn?
We started Xplayn because we were sick of reading paid reviews with a bunch of marketing language in it that doesn't mean anything. We feel Xplayn can positively impact the community longterm, a noble and peaceful quest for a group of aging esports veterans.
We hope that Xplayn someday will help so many players that we can quit our soulless demeaning corporate slave jobs and do this full-time. Seriously! Imagine how awesome it will be to visit a bar, approach some super hot chick and hook up just by boasting about making a living running an online discovery platform that for free lets other computer geeks find mousepads with the ultimate glide. #esportsdream
# What does Xplayn mean?
It’s a failed attempt at combining the words “explain” and “play”. You know, we explain stuff. To players. Ex-Playyyy-n. Also: it had like an X, so we figured we could also get away with the name Xscore, because it sounded totally cool and awesome.
And yes, then we just stopped trying.
# What is a Micro Review (Product Page)?
What really matters when we are looking to upgrade or replace our gear? Your hundreds/thousands of hours of playtime is gold to the community. MicroReviews was designed to visualize first-hand community experience for the stuff that matters the most.
- Build Quality
- Software Quality
- Value for Money
This information is useful to everyone, especially when based on data from thousands of pc master race cores. That's what we are building towards.
We're reinventing the hardware review, the only authority on gaming gear is you.
# What is a Macro Review (Product Page)?
Xplayn was created for people who excessively click mouse1. Verified users just like you, contributing in-depth reviews of why a piece of gear is the best thing since the Boomslang or why it may as well be a trackpad.
A new community standard for how pc gaming peripherals are benchmarked and truly valued.
# What is Pro Analysis (Product Page)?
A list of Pro Players that use the product professionally. Our database is updated with help from tournament organizers, teams and community contributions.
# What is Media Meta (Product Page)?
Every media review on the Internet. Collected and meta-scored for your convenience.
We compile and normalize thousands of peripheral reviews from the mainstream gaming and tech media.
# What's the BattleStation thing?
The silicone throne, the frag-you-matic, the altar, the holy one, that platform from which thou bestows ass clickings. We're part of a generation that value framerate higher than miles per gallon, share your glorious RGBness with us.
The BrainWASD's Creed
- This is my BattleStation. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
- My mouse is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
- Without me, my rig is useless. Without my rig, I am useless. I must aim my mouse true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will ...
- My mouse and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smokes we throw. We know that it is the hitbox that count. We will hit ...
- My keyboard is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its ports, its software, its clicks and its actuation point. I will keep my keyboard clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will ...
- In Gloriousness, I swear this creed. My gear and I are the defenders of my player rating. We are the pwny masters of our enemy. We are the online heroes in my life.
- So be it, until victory is glorious and there is no peasantry.
# Disclosure of Affiliate Links
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
# y u no advertising?
Advertising completely f00ks up any great user experience with visual pollution. It slows load time, looks ugly, interrupts everything. We know first-hand how repulsive it is to build a website for a corporate master, that demands “no less than 4, but preferably 6” advertising slots on every single page. EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE.
So, instead of selling your attention and time to some annoyingly well-dressed ad rep, we will just do our best to make something that doesn’t suck.
We make money if you like our service enough to use it and use one of our affiliate-linked buy buttons for your purchase. If you don’t find our platform useful, we make no money. That seems really fair and practical.