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#1
06-02-2009, 01:32 AM
 pootie49 Senior Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Posts: 394
Scoring Question

Is there anyway that the maximum score for each puzzle could be shown, as the rating and average time currently are, in the gray stats box??

I would imagine there is a maximum points total calculated for each puzzle..and it would be interesting to find out what each quote is worth?!!

Just a thought...as I think people who are going for points, and fastest time would be aided in knowing which puzzles have the most point value, and it would be just interesting to know.

Maybe Admin could look into that at some point.

Thanks!!
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Last edited by pootie49 : 06-02-2009 at 04:17 AM.
#2
06-03-2009, 06:14 AM
 maradnu Senior Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 247
Scoring

There seems to be 'standard' scores for each difficulty level. For 'difficult' puzzles, the max seems to be 450. Have not really studied the others enough to be quite sure what their maxs are. Will try to make time to do that, and report back.
#3
06-03-2009, 10:20 AM
 Angie Good Boy Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 112

good cuz im kinda curious about the scoring formula too. i agree that it would be nice to see what the max for each is.
#4
06-03-2009, 03:01 PM
 maradnu Senior Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 247
Scoring

Maximum points for Difficult - 450
Maximum points for Average - 300
Maximum points for Easy - 150

Have some data and will analyze it and give you a rough guide to the formula later, but it looks like for every six seconds, or portion thereof, you lose one point from the maximum.
#5
06-03-2009, 03:34 PM
 Altoid701 Member Join Date: Oct 2008 Posts: 50

I can tell you that I solved an intermediate-level crypto a couple days ago in 8 seconds and I got 298 points. So while the "max" may be 300 like maradnu is saying, I don't really see anyone getting anything above 298. I'll keep my eye out for the other scores. What maradnu said seems to make sense, though.
#6
06-03-2009, 04:36 PM
 maradnu Senior Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 247
Scoring grid

From To Difficult Average Easy
1 6 449 299 149
7 12 448 298 148
13 18 447 297 147
19 24 446 296 146
25 30 445 295 145
31 36 444 294 144
37 42 443 293 143
43 48 442 292 142
49 54 441 291 141
55 60 440 290 140
61 66 439 289 139
67 72 438 288 138
73 78 437 287 137
79 84 436 286 136
85 90 435 285 135
91 96 434 284 134
97 102 433 283 133
103 108 432 282 132
109 114 431 281 131
115 120 430 280 130

This is based on about twenty times and scores, but assuming a regular pattern. Since none of my times were below 20 seconds, and I've never had a time under 10 seconds, parts of this are extrapolation.

(note - this will not pick up columnization - sorry for the clumped data)

Last edited by maradnu : 06-03-2009 at 04:51 PM. Reason: formatting

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