I did lose a skill on my sixth death--which completely fits within your theory that decay isn't working. That said TeamXtreme didn't suffer a skill loss until his seventh death.
The CSR I was dealing explained to me that, when I received my fourth death (and moved out of the 0-3 death "safety zone"), my first three deaths stopped decaying. If I had received my fourth death more than a week after I received my first, then my first would have decayed normally.
With me though, that's not what happened. With TeamXtreme, it went like this:
--he died three times (DeathCount = 3)
--then took a break of more than one week, which allowed his first death to decay (DeathCount =2).
--then he died his "fourth time" (DeathCount = 3)
--then his fifth time (DeathCount = 4 and NOW, at DC=4 the system starts counting for three deaths to see if you lose a skill, with this death his first relevant death)
--then he dies his sixth time (DeathCount = 5, with two relevant tracked deaths)
--and finally, he dies a seventh time (DeathCount =6, three elevant tracked deaths which means, as per 9122, he suffers a skill loss)
Do there was still a decay for him, but per the CSR's statement to me, once you cross the threshold into the 4-6 DeathCount, your first three deaths stop decaying. Do they ever start decaying again? I dunno. The CSR didn't say.
Of course, it is also possble that TeamXtreme's having lost a skill on his seventh death, not sixth, is some sort of fluke...but it does jibe with what I was told.
Message Edited by Jeren_Sehn on 02-25-2004 08:55 PM