With two hours to go until contest close, the time has come to begin thinking about round 3. Anyone have ideas to change around the rules? Or go with the same setup and just re-randomize the restrictions?
Also, I weighted the badge frequency by high scores, and came up with the following "most valuable badges". My methodology was to give each badge points every time it appeared in a high scoring run (for instance, if someone submitted a score of 17, then I added 17 to the "scoring value" of every badge they earned). I then normalized this to account for "low-lying fruit" by multiplying by the score factor of the badge in question.
#1 - Purist (340 / submitted 4 times)
#2 - Hoarder (340 / submitted 3 times)
#3 - Parched (294 / submitted 5 times)
#4 - Miser (273 / submitted 5 times)
#5 - Unstoppable (243 / submitted 4 times)
#6 - Warmonger (200 / submitted 3 times)
#7 - Ding! Max (162 / submitted 4 times)
#8 - Faithless (126 / submitted 2 times)
#9 - Cheeky (121 / submitted 7 times)
#10 - Specialist (100 / submitted 6 times)
Cheeky and Specialist are at the bottom simply by virtue of being 1-pointers. Cheeky was actually present on every single submitted run, and specialist was missing from only one. However, at 1 point each they were not a significant factor towards overall scoring. Purist was widely used and accounted for a very large chunk of score. Hoarder was pursued less frequently, but when it did appear it popped up on some of the highest scoring runs (no one scored above 20 points without hoarder).
On the low end of the spectrum, Warmonger and Faithless had little influence in overall scoring. Neither were submitted frequently, and Warmonger never actually made it onto any high-scoring run (no one scored above 20 points with warmonger). This makes me believe they were under-priced for their difficulty and tended to be the first medals to get dumped.
So, if I were to propose revised scoring:
* hoarder down to 4 points
* purist down to 3 points
* faithless up to 4 points
* warmonger up to 6 points
Under these revised rules, Avatar and Sidestepper would have tied this round. Actual placement would not have changed since Avatar's time was better.
Last edited by Darvin
on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:04 pm, edited 3 times in total.