I'm not too sure, I kinda have a feeling that the way we play does affect the outcome or what we get after each battle. I think. I mean, compare playing normal with playing evo. The XP and the clintz we get are different, way different. Just my thoughts....
Another thing, regarding that smiley thing beside your name, I think that refers to the rate of you timing out during a battle. I remember when I first signed up and I got a green smiley or was it the angel one, then it went to a darker shade as I began to timeout due to a slow connection, and then it changed to green again as I reduced the timeouts.....and now due to the APCN2 outage near Taiwan, my percentage went up again. Dang.....
Well I know I don't cheat, and I certainly have no idea how someone is able to play unfairly here besides timing out.....and like I said, the less I timeout the smiley changes to green or the angel ones. Isn't it mentioned somewhere in the help section or something?
OK, I found out without a doubt that the smilies represent the number of timeouts as I have mentioned. If you point your cursor at the smiley in your profile, you will get this message :
"The fair play rating is based on the number of expired battles on your turn versus the total number of properly done battles."
Well, the fact of having a smiley next to your name is only for indicate that you are more(or less) fairplay , it goes with the timeouts0% : the yellow angel, from 1 to 7%(not sure) you're green , then orange and then red (>10), of course it DOES NOT affect the game, it's just an indication for the ppl who want to fight against you( for exemple you can refuse a red 'cause he might timeout), timing out make you losing points (also in ELO mode); thanks jericho you were faster than me