We already know that leaderboards (v1) are unable to retrieve the exact ordering of players in a leaderboard and only lead an estimate that is consistent when called from a fixed player (so that a given player always see the same ordering in the leaderboard they retrieve)
However, I have some additional questions :
• I seemed to recall that the 1000 first entries are guaranteed to be perfectly sorted. However, we have far less than 1000 players (we're in the testing stage and this particular leaderboard has slightly more than 100 entries) and we see differences based on the playfabID performing the GetLeaderBoardAround... call. Is this to be expected?
• I also recall someone from PlayFab explaining that the estimation algorithm works best with normal (Gaussian) distributions. What happens if our distribution is not symetric around the mean? Should we maybe use a fixed transformation of the data before storing it so that we try to make it normal?
Thanks for the light you might shed on these issues.