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Posted on: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:56 pm




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
Just to throw in my two cents worth, the new points system means that this book is worth a lot less points in total than the other Advanced Puzzles books. It leaves me feeling a little bit shortchanged.

While I can see the logic of relating the number of points to the difficulty level, maybe a multiplier of 3 (instead of 2) would be fairer and would bring the total number of points available a bit closer to the total available in the other books.


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Posted on: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:24 pm




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
pnm wrote:
I'll probably leave out the solutions at first, can always add them later
(with or without the "remove points feature")

edit: alright, a bit sooner than expected, volume IV should be available now at:

https://www.calcudoku.org/ops/buybook/en

[woot]


[thumbsup] but, What about price in € ?


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Posted on: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:54 pm




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
I personally like the idea of fewer rather than greater points per puzzle... [smile]


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Posted on: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm




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paulv66 wrote:
I just wrote out a puzzle by hand and solved it. It was a 3 star puzzle and should therefore have been worth 6 points, but I only received two points for solving it? [confused]


Thanks, I did test it, but on a 1 star puzzle only I think..

will check and fix

edit: the testing I had done on my local PC, and on the live server I had forgotten to load the star ratings of the puzzles... [blush]

fixed now [smile]


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Posted on: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:46 pm




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Patrick,
Do you know how many points are available for Vol IV?

I could do the work myself, but I thought I would ask to save myself the effort.

Thank you,
E-girl


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Posted on: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:01 am




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eclipsegirl wrote:
Do you know how many points are available for Vol IV?

I could do the work myself, but I thought I would ask to save myself the effort.


Yes, it's one database query for me [drool]

This should be 1070 points.

The distribution:
1 star: 4
2 stars: 20
3 stars: 17
4 stars: 36
5 stars: 46
6 stars: 11

Seeing this I realize I'm counting the twin puzzles twice [cursing]
(and I included the "warmup" puzzles..)

will do the numbers tomorrow [sleep]


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Posted on: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 am




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
Thank you.
I appreciate the effort.
I know that I like knowing how much a book is worth. I suspect others do to.
And I would like to be able to have complete data on the post that lists all the books.

[namaste]


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Posted on: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 am




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Post Re: what should volume IV have?
Ok, the actual number is: 940 points

A histogram of the distribution of star ratings (not counting the warmup puzzles):

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Posted on: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:35 pm




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Thank you.


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