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How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
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Posted on: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:24 pm

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How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
When I first started doing these puzzles, earlier this year, I needed to score just under 100 points to qualify for the next bonus puzzle. Now, as a subscriber, I have to accumulate 400 points. Is it a case of the more puzzles you complete, the less bonus puzzles become available ?

avriljp

Posted on: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:57 pm

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Re: How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
It now is like this: 25 points for the first bonus puzzle,
then 50, 100, 200, 400, and 500 (and after that it stays at 500).

For subscribers the numbers are 20, 40, 80, 160, 320, and 400.

At some point I want to make it so only the points for the 5 highest
scoring puzzles in a day are counted, after which those points jumps
will be lowered.

Patrick

Posted on: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:43 pm

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Re: How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
If you go to a top 5 system, how would the 12x12s be considered? First day? Last day? Day the solution is submitted? Separate category independent of top 5?

Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:56 pm

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Re: How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
sjs34 wrote:
If you go to a top 5 system, how would the 12x12s be considered? First day? Last day? Day the solution is submitted? Separate category independent of top 5?

Good question.

As the code is now, it uses the day the solution is submitted.

But this may complicate thing, because then there'd be an "optimal day" to submit the 12x12.

So maybe it should be counted separately (i.e. always counted).

Edit: I've changed the "t5" computation now to do this: 12x12 is always counted,
separately, on the day it is solved.

Last edited by pnm on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:55 pm

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Re: How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
But as you point out, that could mean different final value depending on which day it is solved if a top 5 system happens. (Unless, of course, you go with the separate category idea.)

Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:21 pm

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Re: How many points are needed for next bonus puzzle?
sjs34 wrote:
But as you point out, that could mean different final value depending on which day it is solved if a top 5 system happens. (Unless, of course, you go with the separate category idea.)

Yes, that's what I meant, I edited my previous post to make that clearer.

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