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Posted on: Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:55 pm




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Post 8x8 timed puzzle
Am curious as to why we only get 1 chance to do the 8x8 timed whereas we get 4 tries at the other three......how about 2 tries at the 8x8 (or does this require too much more programming).


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Posted on: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:26 am




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Post Re: 8x8 timed puzzle
beaker wrote:
Am curious as to why we only get 1 chance to do the 8x8 timed whereas we get 4 tries at the other three......how about 2 tries at the 8x8 (or does this require too much more programming).


No, adding another attempt is trivial.

I'll probably have to double the number of puzzles in the "pool" (but that's a one-time run of a few hours).

I kinda like the thrill of having only one chance though [scared]


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Posted on: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:05 pm




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Post Re: 8x8 timed puzzle
I remember a non subscriber asking about this also.
That person wanted to do the 8 x 8 timed puzzles, and thought Patrick should allow subrscribers more chances at the 8 x 8, while allowing non subscribers at least one chance.

I agree with Patrick about the thrill of one chance. If you allow subscribers more than one chance, the top 25 places will be dominated by the best of the speedsters. They will get even more points, while it will be harder for many of us to even break into the 25, as opposed to the top 10.


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