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Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 11:04 AM


I thought the points won or lost on a showdown were 10% of the total points you have.
Since I'm round about 5bn I thought that meant 500M.
My showdown record shows I've won a couple this month and each time I've gone up 200M.
Any explanations -- have the rules changed?


Tuzilla  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 3847)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 11:21 AM

Were you the challenger, or challengee? It would be based on the challenger's points, not the challengees.

I am not aware of any changes affecting that system.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 11:28 AM


I was challenging someone -- with a few more points than me (5.5 Bn) which makes the point allocation even stranger. Now I look, this happened on both the last two challenges I won. I cant remember how many points I had when I won on previous challenges so i cant check out the point allocations from before then...
If there are any sploofus editors out there could they help?

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 11:41 AM

From what I've seen in my last few, it appears to top out at about 2.14M

Nickdanger  (Level: 164.7 - Posts: 62)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 11:44 AM

It should top out at [2^31] - 1 if I remember correctly (long time since my programming days)... This is an integer representation limitation.


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 12:09 PM

Hardly worth the trouble up here. You can win 5 of them in a row and not move up a spot.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 12:29 PM

You could always save them up and send them to us less fortunates as Christmas presents....

Actually, maybe Justin could create a monthly showdown of champions for really big points. It would be neat to promote and see the stars of Sploofus going at it tooth and toenail.

Kaufman  (Level: 270.2 - Posts: 3942)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 2:44 PM

Nick, you're right on, except it tops off at 10% of that number, given that Showdowns are worth only 10% of the points anyway.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 3:48 PM

Oops. Make that 214M. Knew I laid that decimal point down around here somewhere.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 4:43 PM

Re showdowns:

Many thanks for explaining the limits here.

I suppose what puzzles me is that if you take a showdown you dont see that limitation on the win/loss.
Sploofus perhgaps you could edit the wording on the screen that comes up pre you hit the 'take showdown' button.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 10:56 PM

Barry are you saying if it told you about limits
then you wouldn't challenge????
Then you wouldn't even get the 214Million!!!!

I must say, I don't care about getting an extra
214 million points either !!!!
Not worth the effort.......

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 11:25 PM

Oh dear...
No, what I was saying was that when I turn on the showdown option, I'm confronted with a screen that says I'll win or lose about 500M -- based to be precise on my score and his score.
But if in fact there is a limit based on 2 to the power of 32 or whatever that limit is actually 200M.
All I'm asking is that the screen be tidied up to reflect the real win or loss!
Also if I win I want no limit, but Im happy for a loss if any to be restricted.

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