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Author:  calcpnm [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:48 pm ] 
Post subject:  change of required number of points for next bonus puzzle 
(this post was edited on Wed Jun 20, 8.35 GMT) The new required number of points to get to the next bonus puzzle is: 75 + floor(n / 5) for subscribers and 75 + floor(n / 2) for everyone else with 'n' the number of bonus puzzles you've solved so far. Also, the maximum required number of points is 222. Patrick 
Author:  jaek [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:31 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
calcpnm wrote: The new required number of points to get to the next bonus puzzle is: 75 + floor(n / 2) with 'n' the number of bonus puzzles you've solved so far. Patrick Rounding things off, I've got about 22000 points, which means I've solved between 200 and 220 bonus puzzles. Call it 210. Then my next bonus would be after 75+floor(210/2) = 75+105 = 180 points? 
Author:  pnm [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:50 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
jaek wrote: Rounding things off, I've got about 22000 points, which means I've solved between 200 and 220 bonus puzzles. Call it 210. Then my next bonus would be after 75+floor(210/2) = 75+105 = 180 points? Yes, if the bonus puzzles already existed when you signed up (not sure), then that would be the case. Patrick 
Author:  rickt [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:14 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
I vote a big thumbs UP for this change,!! 
Author:  clm [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:22 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
calcpnm wrote: The new required number of points to get to the next bonus puzzle is: 75 + floor(n / 2) with 'n' the number of bonus puzzles you've solved so far. Patrick More justice, motivating the newlycome players, and focusing more on regular puzzles. Anyway, in my opinion, it would be interesting to inform of the number of bonus achieved, i.e., in the congrats green msg (besides the next bonus target) or/additionally, in the "all time" rankings (this in fact would be enough, when you implement your idea of separating the bonus from the regular). 
Author:  sneaklyfox [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:22 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
Well, I guess in general this is a good idea, but... Current points > 43318 (just passed bonus target at 43310) Next bonus target > 43580 270 points between targets... whaaa?!? Which means I'll only be able to do 23 max bonus puzzles a week. 
Author:  pnm [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:30 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
sneaklyfox wrote: 270 points between targets... whaaa?!? Which means I'll only be able to do 23 max bonus puzzles a week. Maybe I'll set an upper limit of 250 (or thereabouts), so people don't eventually end up with 50,000 points between bonus puzzles Edit: ok, an upper limit of 250 has been set. 
Author:  beaker [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:54 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
Sooooo, the longer you have been on this site and supporting it the more penalized you will be due to the greater number of points between bonus puzzles (I think mine is somewhere around 200)......not sure how you come up with this being "fair".....one would think the longer one has been on the site (and supporting it) there would be some "reward rather than a punishment".....hence, I would rather the bonus point difference had stayed the same 
Author:  sneaklyfox [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:38 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
pnm wrote: sneaklyfox wrote: 270 points between targets... whaaa?!? Which means I'll only be able to do 23 max bonus puzzles a week. Maybe I'll set an upper limit of 250 (or thereabouts), so people don't eventually end up with 50,000 points between bonus puzzles Edit: ok, an upper limit of 250 has been set. Do I get my target changed to 43560? (I don't know if anyone else solved as many bonus puzzles as I did.) 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. 
Author:  beaker [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:50 am ] 
Post subject:  Re: change of required number of points for next bonus puzzl 
I think that's a good idea......because, otherwise you are penalizing those of us that have been with you (Patrick) the longest!! 
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