MMO Standards and Assessment Association (MMOSAA), is browser based web tool used to assess MMORPG player skill, based upon the player's MMO history, participation metrics, and equipment obtained before allowing the player to join an in game "guild" within the game itself. Unlike it's conterpart MMOSR (MMO Skill Rating), it does not take into account Achievements, as it has not been officially updated for quite some time. However, many MMOSAA users feel that it's ease of use, as well as the amount of input it has had over the years from its community, makes the MMOSAA a much stronger assessment tool than the MMOSR.
Used primarily by players on a competitive level within the MMORPG community, it was originally based upon much older experimental US military software designed for recruitment centers as a means to efficiently place potential candidates in proper positions within its body. However, the software was met with harsh criticism within the United States (having been opposed by 3/4 Democrats) and was officially canned.
Many rumors have been started regarding when Head Designer Scott Robins left his position at the temporary firm that developed the software, but during a period of unemployment he spent his time playing Massive Multiplayer Role Playing Games. Not long after the launch of Everquest in 1999, Scott Robins began to use the framework of the unnamed experimental software and recoded it for use in Everquest guild recruitment.
MMOSAA has become an often used tool of recruitment for many guilds across a scope of MMORPG games.
Certain well known guilds have expressed concern as to if MMOSAA would be updated to incoporate achievements in its use of statistical tracking. Because of the lack of an update, many guilds have switched to using MMOSR for recruitment needs.
Users are rated on numerical system, with "0" being the lowest and "150" being the highest.
Players within the 70-90 bracket make up 70% of MMOSAA users, with only 20% of MMOSAA users with a rating of 70 or less (considered sub par), and 10% of MMOSAA users being rated 90+ (with a rating of 125+ often being associated with players who play professionally).