Post by davidjconstable on Oct 23, 2018 8:32:18 GMT
Horde are a problem, if you have an army with a lot of horde you could probably force a draw by loosing the horde. Now the effect is that you can stop your opponent getting a win, if you do not count the hordes in losses. At the moment I would be inclined not to count scythed chariots, but I think I am 60/40 in favour of not counting.
Whatever the scoring system the imperative is to make sure a person with a draw or loss CANNOT score more than a winners lowest score. I would also add make it simple, and if you can similar across competitions (hard).
And now for something completely different. The scoring system used in tournaments based in Canberra goes like this. For a win a flat 8 points. For a loss, 1 point plus 1 point per element destroyed up to a maximum of 3, 1 point for destroying the General's element, and 1 point for capturing a camp. The maximum number of points that a loser can accrue is 6. The 1 point for losing is to encourage completed games. For a drawn game 1 point per element destroyed up to a maximum of 3, 1 points for destroying the General's element and 1 point for capturing a camp. The maximum number of points available to the players in a drawn game is 5.
Sounds elegantly simple Do you get many ties for position, Greg? If so, what is your chosen method for ranking those who tied? Can Hd or SCh count towards the losing player's 3 max elements? Martin
Martin, my experience with this scoring system is that tied scores are extremely rare. In fact I cannot recall it ever happening. Though David Lawrence, Macbeth, should be able to confirm or refute my recollections. And if the occasion should arise I'm sure that David would have a process in place. With regards to Hd and SCh, I don't believe that they contribute to a player's score.
Dienekes, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade.' - Herodotus, The Histories, 7.226
Post by davidjconstable on Oct 24, 2018 11:39:19 GMT
Please I hope you do not mean me.
At Bakewell I had fun with the computer. Part the way through the day I went off to the loo and got a cake, when I came back the computer had shut down, I found that the power setting when the computer was connected to the mains shut down automatically after 5 mins (yes five). On getting it switched on I found it did not save files on shut down. So I altered the shut down time and started saving after every change for safety. Latter on I found another silly problem, even if I selected from the top left corner the entire spread sheet, when you did a sort it was not accurate. I showed one of the lads, it was OK down to the last three entries which went 12/14/12, they should have been 14/12/12.