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 Author: frederick  [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:59 am ] Post subject: Total daily scores/averages To, I am sure, many of us, it seems odd how high the daily points gained there are for those scoring +400-500 per week.Would it be possible to see a more detailed breakdown of how this is achieved.Now: Admittedly I am a rank amateur at this game, I cannot compete in timed games, but I do love the crafting of a solution.Still: I cannot see how all those points are possible beyond combinations unavailable to the more mundane player.Thus: A ranking according to puzzle type: all the normals, the timed, the other addons, would be appreciated.OAV

 Author: sneaklyfox  [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:44 am ] Post subject: Re: Total daily scores/averages As I understand what you're saying, you want to see a different ranking system. (This was mentioned in a different post.) As for a more detailed breakdown of how 400-500+ points are achieved in a week, this is roughly what my last week looks like according to my history:Day 1 = 53 pts normal daily + 12 pts timed = 65Day 2 = 64 pts normal daily + 8 pts timed + 10 pts bonus = 82Day 3 = 51 pts normal daily + 9 pts timed + 10 pts bonus = 70Day 4 = 68 pts normal daily + 12 pts timed + 10 pts bonus = 90Day 5 = 64 pts normal daily + 12 pts timed = 76Day 6 = 50 pts normal daily + 15 pts timed + 10 pts bonus = 75Day 7 = 69 pts normal daily + 8 pts bonus = 90Total = 419 pts normal daily + 68 pts timed + 48 pts bonus = 535The timed points show after a few hours' delay and the 8 pts bonus is a mistake which should be corrected to 10 pts. 419 is the maximum for daily puzzles if you don't do timed. You should be able to do 3-4 bonus puzzles a week which would bring your total to about 459 or 469. Of course, if you don't do all the daily puzzles, especially some of the harder ones, you will lose a lot of points there. There are two puzzles worth 16 pts each, one puzzle worth 14 pts, 6 puzzles worth 10 pts. If you miss out just on those 9 puzzles, that is 106 points which is also about one bonus puzzle less. Hope that helps.

 Author: [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:26 am ] Post subject: Re: Total daily scores/averages And 12 pts (max 1 puzzle/day) for puzzles in a book: http://www.calcudoku.org/ops/books

 Author: frederick  [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:55 pm ] Post subject: Re: Total daily scores/averages sneaklyfox wrote:As I understand what you're saying, you want to see a different ranking system. (This was mentioned in a different post.) As for a more detailed breakdown of how 400-500+ points are achieved in a week, this is roughly what my last week looks like according to my history:{details cut out.....} Hope that helps.Thanks for your help. I do not want a different ranking system. I am quite content with the current system, including having points from all sources totaled for the world-county rankings. I would simply like a breakdown of the source so that the rankings would show 7 day ave for normal, for bonus, for timed etc and in total; also breakdowns for 31 day and total all time.

 Author: rossiniman  [ Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:50 pm ] Post subject: Re: Total daily scores/averages I think a basic change is needed in the rankings. Since the timed puzzles were added and given so many points, the only way to get to the top or near the top of the 7 and 30 day, and the only way to move up in the overall, is apparently to type 90 miles an hour on 4’s and 5’s.A separate ranking system should be added that is based on solving puzzles, not typing speed. Leave the current system in place (or change it however the sprinters want), but add a separate set of rankings that will give the distance runners a chance (by leaving out the timed puzzles). Otherwise we’re permanently stuck in this ditch off the side of the road – even if we solve every puzzle, we have no chance on the 7 or 30 day and we go down in the overall.