We should get 150 points for monsters like this, not 10.
We posted this Extra Credit puzzle because some players requested it recently:
but the CASP puzzle load was much too high at the time to post one.
This idea with these Extra Credit monsters is not that you don't deserve 100 points (you should get 200 points for ones this big!) but that not everyone is able to participate in these beasts.
For those that are unable to run such a large protein on their computers, it would be even more frustrating to miss out on a potential 150 points.
These are really designed as "Extra Credit", just for fun... and not for the points! :-)
If that is the case, don't give any points.
Thank you very much for posting this :)
I appreciate it very much ^_^ I like these larger puzzles very much. Of course, I would love to get multiple hundreds of points for folding this beast, but I really wouldn't feel right, considering many players can't play it.
But no points doesn't give any incentive to play either :P
Thank you again!
GDT of starting structure is 73.5 according to the predictioncenter website, for those interested.
There is even a bigger one here for 0 points:
38 players played it only for fun.
We see that with 10 points, more players try it than with 0 points (see also DEVPREV): 138 compared to 167 players for a normal 934 puzzle.
And it's not fair to give too big advantage to owners of powerful computers (we already have an advantage when there are many puzzles on the same time I believe): the risk is to loose good "human" players.
So, I believe 10 points is a good compromise for this one.
Just for the experiment, you could give us a big one for 0 points.
I suppose that, apart for fun, it would also be interesting for teams competing in CASP11 on their name.