Update to Scoring and Ranking
Thanks to everyone for their feedback on ways to improve the current scoring system! A lot of good ideas have been discussed. In response, we are planning on rolling out two major changes that we hope will address the issues with the current system while not making things overly complex.
First, we will be separating the individual and group scoring. If you are working on a solution that only you have worked on, both your score and your group's score will improve, as is currently the case. However, if you are working on a solution that anyone else has worked on, only your group's score will improve.
Second, your global points, and therefore rank, will only be affected by recent puzzles, instead of every puzzle you have completed. This will reduce the problem of "point inflation", and give newer players and groups the ability to rise in rank.
These changes should be ready to go by early next week.(Thu, 07/17/2008 - 02:46 | 0 comments)