Each fighter in the database comes with a prime rating
record. Some, as in the case of Muhammad Ali shown below, come
with a few non-prime career stage ratings as well.
record is tied to a weight division, valid date and career stage. The
valid date is used in TBCB 2.5 to tell the sim which rating record
to use when there are two with the same career stage and division. The
valid date (seen to the far left) will play a more
prominent function when the role playing game is developed.
the case of Ali, there are three rating records available and his prime
rating is set as the default in the file that is pulled from the data
Ali is used in a universe and set to beginning career stage, the sim
will not find an available rating record for that career stage. The
proper career stage rating will be auto generated based on the revised
career stage modifiers in TBCB 2.5. With TBCB 2.5, you are now able to
view these career stage modified ratings and adjust them if you desire
to do so.
In the screen shot below, note that Ali has gone through
the beginning stage and has moved on to pre-prime. The sim
created his beginner rating record (see the 'auto-generated' line under
the source heading) and has now set his default rating to the pre-prime
rating from the data pool.
Ali moves to prime through the auto aging sequence, the sim will find
his stock prime rating and set that as the default rating record.
Likewise, when he moves to Post-prime the sim will find his stock rating and set that as the default.
Ali advances to End career stage, the sim will once again not have a
rating available for that career stage and will auto-generate one based
on the revised career stage modifiers.
note that as a fighter progresses through his career, his records and
statistics will accumulate properly regardless what rating record is