kittyphon

04-08-2010, 10:25 AM

How do you calculate the point?

Does it only use the time to calculate?

Thanks :)

Does it only use the time to calculate?

Thanks :)

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kittyphon

04-08-2010, 10:25 AM

How do you calculate the point?

Does it only use the time to calculate?

Thanks :)

Does it only use the time to calculate?

Thanks :)

Laura

04-08-2010, 12:32 PM

Hi Kitty:

Points earned depend on the difficulty of the puzzle as well as how quickly you've solved it. Here's a quote from Admin on another thread:

Puzzle scores are awarded based on time elapsed. Generally speaking, very good solvers can knock out a puzzle in 4-5 minutes, and those are awarded higher scores than those solved in 15-20 minutes.

The longer you play, the faster you'll be solving puzzles ... and getting those higher scores. :D

Laura

Points earned depend on the difficulty of the puzzle as well as how quickly you've solved it. Here's a quote from Admin on another thread:

Puzzle scores are awarded based on time elapsed. Generally speaking, very good solvers can knock out a puzzle in 4-5 minutes, and those are awarded higher scores than those solved in 15-20 minutes.

The longer you play, the faster you'll be solving puzzles ... and getting those higher scores. :D

Laura

pcuser

04-08-2010, 09:37 PM

Hi Kitty:

Laura is absolutely correct. It may take a while, but when your times start to go down, they can go down far and fast.;)

Regards,

pcuser

Laura is absolutely correct. It may take a while, but when your times start to go down, they can go down far and fast.;)

Regards,

pcuser

kittyphon

04-09-2010, 09:53 AM

Thanks for all answers :)

Kitty

PS.

I want to know how to solve the puzzle in only 1 or 2 minutes?

My fastest is about 3 min. :(

Kitty

PS.

I want to know how to solve the puzzle in only 1 or 2 minutes?

My fastest is about 3 min. :(

adamwho

04-09-2010, 07:19 PM

For 5x5 games

Points = -(1/3)*time_in_sec + 535

For 4x4 games

These are on the line:

Points = -(1/3)*time_in_sec + 375

This of course, is not the whole picture since even really terrible finish times give some points, so it is likely that the scoring is not a single line but piece-wise continuous.

Points = -(1/3)*time_in_sec + 535

For 4x4 games

These are on the line:

Points = -(1/3)*time_in_sec + 375

This of course, is not the whole picture since even really terrible finish times give some points, so it is likely that the scoring is not a single line but piece-wise continuous.

pcuser

04-10-2010, 05:34 PM

Hi all,

Based on that equation that appears to accurately chart scores for finished puzzles, the best strategy is to get really good at solving puzzles in the 600-700 second range. These puzzles are short enough to get really good times and scores. When trying to solve short 4X4 puzzles, I only get around 330 points even if I set a new record for it.

As for getting faster, it still comes down to practice. I've improved markedly even after I thought I was really good. There are plateaus that can persist for a while before progress is seen.

pcuser

Based on that equation that appears to accurately chart scores for finished puzzles, the best strategy is to get really good at solving puzzles in the 600-700 second range. These puzzles are short enough to get really good times and scores. When trying to solve short 4X4 puzzles, I only get around 330 points even if I set a new record for it.

As for getting faster, it still comes down to practice. I've improved markedly even after I thought I was really good. There are plateaus that can persist for a while before progress is seen.

pcuser

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