sean-core (stool) wrote in fzero_gx,

scoring system change

Nytelyte and I decided to change the community point system:
Standard Mode
rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
points 75 61 50 41 33 26 23 19 16 14

Snaking Mode
rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
points 25 20 16 13 11 09 07 06 05 04

The motivation for the change is two fold: to increase the point spread between the top places and the lower places and to raise the points for standard mode over snaking mode. If you're curious where the numbers came from, they're from the Grand Prix points found in your F-Zero GX manual (page 18). I had to alter the numbers a bit since the GX Grand Prix has 30 slots and we only have 10; I took every 3rd score from the table, took 3/4 of the number for Standard Mode and 1/4 for Snaking Mode. The tables above resulted. Our hope is this new scoring system will improve competition and make things a little more balanced.

Like always, we won't know how things will work out until we get more people in the community. Right now with only 6 people on the scoreboard, and only one person having finished all the cups, we really have no idea if the scoring system is balanced or not, but the old one was cleared unbalanced.

Ideas, questions, comments, suggestions are welcome.
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