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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Apr 2016, 06:46

:mrgreen: true...!
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Apr 2016, 06:57

Scores as at 07:55 21/04/2016:

Tube Geek 380
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A Challenge 10
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Well done to A Challenge for finally getting into positive points! Despite my sneaky overnight 100-pointer I still haven't managed to retake the lead yet, so there's all to play for...
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Apr 2016, 07:00

GuyBarry wrote: Despite my sneaky overnight 100-pointer I still haven't managed to retake the lead yet.
Oh I wish I could stay up until three-e-e-e!

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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Apr 2016, 07:25

Oh I didn't stay up, I just happened to wake up in the middle of the night and thought I'd seize the opportunity :)

I'm actually a bit bothered about that particular aspect of the game, as it gives an unfair advantage to people who go to bed late. In one of the earlier versions of the game I imposed a period of "downtime" so that players weren't allowed to make claims between midnight and 6am. It's too late to change the rules for this one but do you think it would be a good idea for the next game?
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Apr 2016, 07:42

That rule would be a good idea, but people would just post 100 points at 23:59. I suppose we could also say you can't post if there's less than that amount if time left until 'Downtime'
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Apr 2016, 07:49

Tube Geek wrote:That rule would be a good idea, but people would just post 100 points at 23:59. I suppose we could also say you can't post if there's less than that amount if time left until 'Downtime'
Yes, that's exactly the rule I wanted to introduce. So at 23:45 you'd be allowed to claim up to 15 points, but not 16 points or more. At 23:59 the only valid claim would be 1 point.
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by A Challenge » 21 Apr 2016, 10:37

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:That rule would be a good idea, but people would just post 100 points at 23:59. I suppose we could also say you can't post if there's less than that amount if time left until 'Downtime'
Yes, that's exactly the rule I wanted to introduce. So at 23:45 you'd be allowed to claim up to 15 points, but not 16 points or more. At 23:59 the only valid claim would be 1 point.
I think that if you post 100 points at 23:20, then it should not be validated until 07:00. Posts should be allowed in the time, but should start from 06:00, and only the first one, while the rest are invalid up to 06:00.

At least, this is my view, and I hope it makes sense!
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Apr 2016, 11:19

That's an alternative way of doing it, and it's actually the way I did it before - you treat the period from midnight to 6am as though it doesn't exist, so the game clock ticks over from 23:59 to 06:00 in one minute. I don't mind either way to be honest - does Tube Geek have a preference?
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Apr 2016, 11:43

Yes, I do! I like A Challenge's idea best.
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by A Challenge » 21 Apr 2016, 11:57

GuyBarry wrote:That's an alternative way of doing it, and it's actually the way I did it before - you treat the period from midnight to 6am as though it doesn't exist, so the game clock ticks over from 23:59 to 06:00 in one minute. I don't mind either way to be honest - does Tube Geek have a preference?
Tube Geek wrote:Yes, I do! I like A Challenge's idea best.
Making a post of more time than up to downtime is risky as anytime in 6 hours someone else could come in and post, and the first minute after their post would then be 06:01!
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Apr 2016, 12:08

But the point of downtime is that you can't post during it
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Apr 2016, 17:11

Tube Geek wrote:But the point of downtime is that you can't post during it
Yes that's right - all claims during downtime are simply ignored and have no bearing on the game. The clock simply stops.

I'll go with that idea then - the period of time from 23:50 to 06:10 is deemed to be 20 minutes, for example. I won't change the rules for the current game but I won't make any further overnight posts.
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Apr 2016, 09:18

The scores at 10:18 22/04/2016:

GuyBarry 329
Tube Geek 329
A Challenge 21
jamesthegill -70

Couldn't be closer!
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by Tube Geek » 22 Apr 2016, 10:14

WHAAAAAT?
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Re: Grumbleweed II Scores

Post by A Challenge » 22 Apr 2016, 10:37

GuyBarry wrote:The scores at 10:18 22/04/2016:

GuyBarry 329
Tube Geek 329
A Challenge 21
jamesthegill -70

Couldn't be closer!
I claimed 1 Point at 10:15, meaning it was valid at 10:16, 2 minutes before the scores. The scores are wrong, my score was 21 Points at 10:18.
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