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Chicagolady  (Level: 139.2 - Posts: 4)
Tue, 27th Dec '05 12:36 PM


I do not like the new scoring system at all. There is a disadvantage for someone who is not familiar with the puzzle's category and still wants to play. I think there should be a vote to see how the majority feels.

Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Tue, 27th Dec '05 12:51 PM

I like the new scoring system so count me as a Thumbs Up for the new.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 27th Dec '05 4:09 PM

Yup, I like the new scoring system just peachy-fine, thank you Ma'am.
(I still yell a lot when I get one wrong though )

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Tue, 27th Dec '05 4:17 PM

I have mixed feelings. But I do make a lot more points per word puzzle than I used to. I used to fill in all the letters and go for total points per letter rather than worry about being in the top ten. I think the most I ever made was 1800 or so points. This way, I make way more each word puzzle. But then so does everyone else so its kind of point inflation.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 27th Dec '05 4:47 PM

I agree - I love the new system, but the points seem quite inflated. Especially compared with what you can earn from authoring a quiz.

Unless you make it into the top ten it is very rare to get 100 people to take a quiz...usually less than 50! So putting in time to write a decent quiz rarely earns one over 4000 points, but one quick word puzzle almost always does! This just doesn't feel equitable to me.

Debls  (Level: 86.5 - Posts: 24)
Tue, 27th Dec '05 8:12 PM

I like this new scoring system, I can get a lot more points for the word puzzles than I used to get. I am not familiar with every category, but that is what makes it fun.

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 28th Dec '05 12:19 AM

Correct me if I am don't actually get the points from your initial 5,000. At least I haven't. You still get the same old points you used to get...unless Sploofus is e-mailing me the wrong # of points.


Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Wed, 28th Dec '05 1:28 AM

You get what's left of your 5000 points..the email is your bonus points based on your final least that's my understanding!


Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Wed, 28th Dec '05 1:58 AM

Yes, you get whatever is left of your 5,000 points right away, and then afterwards you get points based on your ranking. That number is what's e-mailed to you.

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Wed, 28th Dec '05 3:38 PM

Scenario of the new system:
One player has a great round and legitimately gets all 5 puzzles in 25 moves in 400 seconds, missing 5 letters for a final score of 4,500 and a ranking of #8.
Then I come along and do the 5 puzzles in 52 moves in 1,500 seconds, missing 3 letters for a final score of 4,700 and a ranking of #90.
Player one gets his 300 ranking points, I get my 150.
Player one, who did the puzzles with half the moves in one third the time, ends up with 4,800 points, while I end up with 4,850.
Go figure.
Multiple intersecting levels of structural problems there, wouldncha think?

Gropa  (Level: 95.1 - Posts: 42)
Wed, 28th Dec '05 10:36 PM

I really like the new system, much more fun that before. At least now I try my best instead of just filling in all the letters. Since I have never been in the top 10 I didn't realize that they didn't get more points for doing well. That does not seem fair, although I see Mr. Sploofus' point.

Mamacurlyhead  (Level: 77.9 - Posts: 66)
Fri, 30th Dec '05 12:51 AM

The new scoring system is definately a win for me. I may not make it in the top 3 but I can challenge myself to not guess any wrong letters and get the whole 5000. I actually even did it once. Felt great.

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