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Author:  ineedaname [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:56 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
What if the Bonus puzzle was done after every X amount of puzzles completed (e.g. 100 puzzles) rather than by points. That would benefit those that do all of the puzzles each day (not me unfortunately as I struggle to do the larger ones & only complete every once in a while , Although i have improved over the past month or so & now regularly get the 6 x 6 Difficult & the easy / mod 7 x 7 or 8 x 8). It may also encourage more people to subscribe (to get the extra puzzle), do the timed puzzles, buy the books etc. I only do them each day as I enjoy them & it keeps the 47 yr old brain active, I would still do the same puzzles whether they were for points or not. I'm no chance of top 10 in times or moving up the ladder to any degree (I couldn't even tell you where I rank now) I just enjoy doing puzzles of this type. 
Author:  sjs34 [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:53 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
I would point out that the seven day rankings are likely to be significantly impacted. There are 418 regular points in seven days not counting bonus points. A beginning player is eligible for 418/75 x 10 = 56 bonus points. A maxed out player is eligible for 418/250 x 10 = 17 bonus points. So essentially the beginning player is given a 39 point handicap in the seven day rankings. (With intermediate variations also pertinent, of course.) 
Author:  pnm [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:15 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
sneaklyfox wrote: Do I get my target changed to 43560? I was waiting for you to ask that sneaklyfox wrote: Patrick, you're so accommodating. I didn't mean that you had to change it. But how about the idea that it is like that for nonpaying users while subscribers have it differently? n/5 for subscribers and n/2 for everyone else? Just a thought. It might be a bad idea. Good idea, thanks. Edit: changed it now so it's n/5 for subscribers. The max is now 222 (a nod to the earlier 111 ) Another edit: when you reach a bonus puzzle, it now also shows how many bonus puzzles you've solved so far. 
Author:  jomapil [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:52 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
... and if anyone asks to abandon Calcudoku in a day, and the next day registers again he or she restart from zero! And as a beginner has all their facilities! Good point! 
Author:  sneaklyfox [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:58 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
pnm wrote: Edit: changed it now so it's n/5 for subscribers. The max is now 222 (a nod to the earlier 111 ) Another edit: when you reach a bonus puzzle, it now also shows how many bonus puzzles you've solved so far. I should have said n/10 or something haha. I guess you liked my idea. So with all the math... My previous bonus target was 43310 and the next one when it was 75+n/2 was 43580 which was 270 points away which means that n is about 390. So with the supposedly now 75+n/5 change for subscribers, my bonus targets should be 153 points apart so... Change my bonus target to 43463? 
Author:  pnm [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:37 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
sneaklyfox wrote: Change my bonus target to 43463? Ok, I trust your math, just changed.. 
Author:  clm [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:17 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
pnm wrote: Edit: changed it now so it's n/5 for subscribers. The max is now 222 (a nod to the earlier 111 ) Another edit: when you reach a bonus puzzle, it now also shows how many bonus puzzles you've solved so far. Hi, Patrick, more people with complaints . I did my last bonus puzzle at 45629 (my actual total is 45717), at that time I had 347 bonus puzzles done (so now I have 348), then my "next" was calculated (with the n/2) to: 45629 + 75 + floor (347/2) = 45629 + 75 + 173 = 45877 (which is the actual "next" shown in my page, 248 points away). But after the last modification, it should be also corrected to: 45629 + 75 + floor (347/5) = 45629 + 75 + 69 = 45773 (these 144 points away sound better ). (A curiosity is that the "next" is calculated with the previous number of bonus puzzles and not with the previous + 1 that you in fact have just after sending the last). 
Author:  pnm [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:20 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
clm wrote: (A curiosity is that the "next" is calculated with the previous number of bonus puzzles and not with the previous + 1 that you in fact have just after sending the last). Ah, I see, if you get a bonus puzzle by solving a bonus puzzle, then that one isn't counted (!) Lucky you I'll fix your bonus target. Patrick 
Author:  clm [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:25 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
pnm wrote: clm wrote: (A curiosity is that the "next" is calculated with the previous number of bonus puzzles and not with the previous + 1 that you in fact have just after sending the last). Ah, I see, if you get a bonus puzzle by solving a bonus puzzle, then that one isn't counted (!) Lucky you I'll fix your bonus target. Patrick Just seen the 45773, thanks, fantastic speed. 
Author:  pnm [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:19 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
The number of bonus puzzles you've solved so far is now also shown on the account history page. I'll probably add some more stats to it later. Patrick 
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