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Update to Intro Puzzles

We've just posted an update with a new system of events for the intro puzzles. Now the game can respond based on your score, or how far you are from the correct solution, or what actions you take. Currently these events are only used in the intro puzzles, not the science puzzle competitions.

Also, you can now turn off the background music independently of sound effects! This option is in Menu > General Options.

(Sat, 03/07/2009 - 17:51  |  7 comments)

Rating system

We have enabled a rating system on the site, so you can rate feedback issues, blog entries, forum topics, and comments anywhere on the site. The purpose of the system for most posts is to express whether the post you are voting for is good, not to express disagreement with its content. If a post is well-written, well-argued, well-founded, helpful, useful, informative, true, or just generally good, you should feel confident in voting it up. If it is an opposite of any of the above, disagreeable, offensive, or false, you should feel confident in voting it down.

For the feedback tracker, the system has a special purpose. For the comments, you would still use it as above, but for the actual issues, your vote should be an expression of whether you want the feature implemented or the problem fixed or the question answered. If you do, vote for it. If you do not care too much for it, just leave it be, and if you think it would be harmful, vote it down.

(Mon, 03/02/2009 - 21:28  |  0 comments)

Beginner puzzles no longer count in group points

Due to the fact that large groups got an artificial advantage in points from low-ranked members playing and doing well in the beginners' puzzles (with the benefit of seeing shared team structures from the best players for the same), these puzzles will no longer count in groups' total points. A discussion of the original feedback entry which prompted this change also contains a small illustration of its results applied retroactively.

(Mon, 03/02/2009 - 18:45  |  0 comments)

Problem with shared solutions fixed

There was a problem with solution sharing for some hours today. This has now been fixed, so you can share solutions again. If you tried to upload a solution during that time, you will have to re-upload it.


(Fri, 02/27/2009 - 07:37  |  0 comments)

New update!

We've posted a new update today that should address some of the recent issues, including: restoring the 'A' hotkey for restore best, fixing a crash during register shifts, and fixing some troubles uploading solutions.

(Tue, 02/24/2009 - 22:05  |  0 comments)
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