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Lynx
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:35 pm  Reply with quote
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Ok, there have been a few fairly major changes to how people make challenges now. They are:

1. You are no longer protected after 5 challenges. You have to LOSE 5 challenges before you become protected. (this was to prevent players challenging themselves and winning all 5 but still being protected.)

2. You can no longer challenge a player more than 4 times your own size (this is to prevent players creating loads of accounts and challenging their main account with the small accounts to gain score). Realistically it would 95% certain you'd lose anyway so players shouldnt miss this. So now the player you're challenging must be less than 4 times your value but more than 50% of it. Easy Razz

Now that should iron out the major flaws that were there before. These changes are the first fix, they may need amending and probably will be in the future. But for now they do the job and thats the important thing!

More updates coming soon (mainly boring admin ones but hey Rolling Eyes ) T&C's will be one making it illegal for multiple accounts just incase someone does find a way around - any suspicous challenge results coming from accounts of the same IP or just suspicious in general will be closed Twisted Evil ).

Keep us informed of any more flaws you find people!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:35 pm  Reply with quote
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Lynx wrote:
1. You are no longer protected after 5 challenges. You have to LOSE 5 challenges before you become protected. (this was to prevent players challenging themselves and winning all 5 but still being protected.)


Can you elaborate on this one. Didn't we discuss this and agree it wouldn't be viable to only be able to make 5 challenges no matter what the outcome but you could be challenged as many times as it takes to lose 5 times.
Or if i've got the wrong end of the stick please explain more!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:05 am  Reply with quote
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Yes we did discuss it.

I'd like to see how the game runs with the rule as it is for now. It will still be near impossible to have less score than the day before as:

Say you: win 2 draw 2 and lose 1 of the challenges you make
and: won 1 drew 1 and lost 5 chllanges against you

Plus your 4 Poker Skill scores for the day you'll definatley be up for the day.

At the moment it is only the top 10 or so people who even need protection, which means they find it harder to progress as the wealth is being shared - enabling players further behind to gain ground and get into the mix.

It seems to be working well at the moment but can always be adjusted if players begin to lose more score than they are gaining every day.

PS The top 10 are suddenly a bit closer now Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:06 am  Reply with quote
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he said exactly what you discussed shakin he is talking about the protection from being challenged not protection from making challenges.

you can only make 5 challenges

you can be challenged an infinite amount of times until you lose 5 challenges.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:53 am  Reply with quote
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Lynx wrote:
Say you: win 2 draw 2 and lose 1 of the challenges you make
and: won 1 drew 1 and lost 5 chllanges against you


Ok. So lets use the example you give then.
Player wins 2 challenges @ 1250 each = 2500
Player wins 1 of the challenges made against him = 450
Total = 2950

Player can then be challenged untill he loses 5 times. 5 losses @ 1250 = 6250

A difference of minus 3300.

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Plus your 4 Poker Skill scores for the day you'll definatley be up for the day.


Unless the player isn't good at the poker skill game, in which case he most definately won't be up for the day! You're basing the rule around people being able to make up points in the skill game, which isn't the case for everyone.
Just as an example - the player would then need to get at least 825 points from each skill game just to break even. Even if the player gets 1000 points from each of the 4 skills, he's still only 700 points better off than what he started the day with.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:04 am  Reply with quote
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That is an example of a very bad day, joined with 4 bad Poker Skill training games.

Overall players will be progressing their score, although on others they may get put back a bit.

I'd like to see how this plays out for a week or so before changing anything.

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Lynx wrote:
That is an example of a very bad day, joined with 4 bad Poker Skill training games.


A very bad day for who? That might be an average day for some people. Everyone's different. My point was some people aren't as good at the poker skill game as others, and they will find it very hard to progress under this system. I also can't see how it would work at the start of a season when everyone is on the same level and are gaining around the same amount of points.
I will concede that it will slow the game down scorewise, which is needed. No one should be way out into the lead just a few weeks into the season. It's good from that point of view.
I'm just worried about the growth of the lower ranked players still grade White on Level 1, i can't see how it's helping them to catch up to the rest who are taking 2500 points etc. for winning games.
Anyway, see how it goes. I've managed to take 1 positive out of it Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:04 pm  Reply with quote
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PS the levels are being down graded soon as they're too high Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:29 pm  Reply with quote
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Lynx wrote:
PS the levels are being down graded soon as they're too high Razz


I think that could be the answer. I thought of that last night and my initial thought was to scrap the levels altogether and just go back to using the 'Grade' system only. But dropping the amount off levels would even the whole game out a lot more.
(If that's what you mean is it, not having as many as 7 levels. Or do you mean lowering the score to reach the next level?
Edit: Or lowering the amount of points you get for winning on a certain level!!!!!!
Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Sorry i wasnt clear.

At the moment each level awards a 50% increase to the scores you can win - that will be lowered to 10%.

Also the levels are only 25k apart and these are going to be widened as the amounts you win increases. (this should have been there in the first place, but was a mistake Embarassed )

They'll be sorted soon anyway....

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Lynx wrote:
Sorry i wasnt clear.

At the moment each level awards a 50% increase to the scores you can win - that will be lowered to 10%.

Also the levels are only 25k apart and these are going to be widened as the amounts you win increases. (this should have been there in the first place, but was a mistake Embarassed )

They'll be sorted soon anyway....


Ahhh ok i'm with you now! Wink
Well that should help somewhat as it should stop higher ranked sharks pulling away too much from lower ranked ones!

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