FAQ has global score function wrong

Case number:699969-991495
Topic:General
Opened by:wlemmon
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Friday, January 6, 2012 - 22:38
Last modified:Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 01:02

Problem: I cannot imagine that the score function on the FAQ for global player score is correct: graph it and you will see that is gives everyone points equal to the value of the puzzle.

http://www.walterzorn.de/en/grapher/grapher_e.htm
with parameters:
max(1, ceil( 1 - (x- 1)/(50- 1) )^7 ) * 100

(Fri, 01/06/2012 - 22:38  |  1 comment)


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You are right, the correct function is:
Points = max(1, ceil(( 1 - (Rank - 1)/(NumPlayers - 1) )^7 * X))

You can download a Global Points Calculator here:
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111224164310/foldit/de/images/b/bf/Global_Points_Calculator.ods
(open document spreadsheet, 20 KB)

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