Bonus for creativity

Case number:845818-2004453
Topic:Game: Social
Opened by:Bruno Kestemont
Opened on:Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:33
Last modified:Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:33

Following discussion about Sketchbox puzzles in the latest Science Chat (, what about giving an extra point bonus to players who shared a variety of high scoring different designs to Scientists? Ideas are welcome here.

Possible ideas:

1-Knowing that there is a decreasing return/time in a puzzle life (on constant wiggle power), track this curve for top 50 solutions and shared to scientist ones. Then select the latest return/move with a jump of more than x points. Take this one and add a default bonus for "potential remaining small gains". The players have 2 possible strategies from this point: OR they try to find a following "big" jump, OR they still work on small refinements expecting to gain more than the default bonus.

Example: -999999 + 999999 + 5000+ 2500 +1000+500 +100 +50 = 9150 (+ default bonus = 9200 credited).
From here, the player might still try to evolve or not,example:
9150 + 25+ 5 = 9180 (= still 9200 credited)
9180+20+20+5 = 9205 (> 9200 => 9205 credited)

Hopefully, when a player thinks that it will be impossible to do better than the default bonus, he/she could stop and try new design.

2-A flag for Medium or High wiggle power: once it's activated, every new point is penalized by -1/2 point. With this penalty on "after medium wp" playing, players might prefer to focus to low or auto wp, or new design.

3-Combination of 1 and 2: the default bonus only counts until a flag "medium' is activated: from this point, the "target credited score" is fixed till the end. A second default bonus is then activated from the flagged "medium" point. Same rule untill the end.

Example above:
Starting from the latest low wiggle solution 9180 (credited 9200):
9180+ (Med wp) 50 + 50 + 20 = 9300 (+50 bonus low + 20 bonus medium) = 9370 credited
player might want to still fine tune: 9300 + 10 +5 = 9315 (+ 50 bonus low)= 9365 (still 9370 credited)

(Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:33  |  0 comments)


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