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Should 2nd and 3rd place get some points too?

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Postby Pedronicus on Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:23 pm

There should be some sort of points for taking out someone. Even if you lose, you showed guts and ruthlessness :twisted:
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What about no loss pts for second?

Postby HULK on Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:23 pm

Hey I do not know if everybody would think this is stupid, but I found that often games ends on who gets their cards at the good moment once in one-on-one. I know I lost a lot of games where at one point we were even strengh and only two players and I ended up not only winnig 0 pts, but I lost pts. It is true that the game of risk is a simulation of a nation trying to rule the world and it is true that in real life, if someone manage to control the world, nobody would care about having been the last nation to be under domination, but you have to have made good decisions to finish 2nd.

What would you think if a 2nd place out of a single game (no team) doesn't loose any pts. Am I the only one who thinks that would be nice.
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Postby SprCobra on Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:14 am

So the winner gets less points unless the otehr players lose more points to make up for the points your keeping
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Postby qeee1 on Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:34 am

I don't think there should be points for second, because then people will just strike deals that will hand cheap wins to whoever's the strongest player. ie. leave me to last and I'll help you win, or even just trying to develop some strong fortifications in a corner in the hope they will be left last.

I admit sometimes it's unfair to lose points when you played far better than some of the others, but I think on balance it'd be better not to implement this.
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Postby Vladsky on Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:25 am

Just play games with a flat rate or no cards and quit complaining.
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Postby HULK on Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:25 pm

The flat rate or no cards is a good idea. Thanks, I did not think about it.
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Postby Matteo_zelenko on Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:28 pm

Only problem is that those games take much longer to complete, which in turn makes you less eligible to attain points.
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Postby mikey6rocker on Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:52 pm

i agree with him. i think the winner should get the normal amount of points, but 2nd place shouldnt lose points or somehting. Coming in 2nd place in a 6 person game is hard. i think 2nd place should get some reward for lasting that long.
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Postby Itrade on Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:15 pm

I agree. Getting second place would be a last ditch effort to break even. First place will still be worth risking it because of all those juicy points you'll get.
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Postby Ran Taro on Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:21 pm

Maybe you should lose less points progressively, depending on what position you finish in.

So first eliminated loses the most, last eliminated loses the least, percentage wise.

I think all losers should lose some points, but a sliding scale might add some interest to games where you get a bad start and have no real chance of winning. At least then you can try to hang on and do some clawing back, to save yourself some points...

btw shouldn't this be in the suggestions forum? lack is more likley to see it there...
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Postby elebdae on Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:45 pm

this IS the suggestion forum :lol:
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Postby Ran Taro on Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:21 pm

oops.
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Postby lackattack on Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:54 pm

Ran Taro is not nuts, I moved the topic!
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Postby molestar on Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:35 pm

I don't like the percentage option.

If you lose, you lose.

You could get screwed by your turn in the game (sequential games) and you coudl get screwed by where your armies are if you don't have any other armies around to help fortify.

Booooooo on this rule
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Postby kingwaffles on Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:51 pm

I agree wit Molestar, you should still lose points if you get second. All or nothing baby!
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Points for second and third place

Postby AussieLighthorse on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:36 pm

29‹AussieLighthorse› POINTS FOR BEING 2 ND AND 3RD....i think points should be given for being there at the end of the game instead of the winner getting all.. i am ususally the last to go but get no recognition for that...i real life that would always be taken into consideration.
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give POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....

Postby AussieLighthorse on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:40 pm

AussieLighthorse› POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....i think points should be given for being there at the end of the game instead of the winner getting all.. i am ususally the last to go but get no recognition for that...in real life that would always be taken into consideration.
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Re: give POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....

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Re: give POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....

Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:02 pm

This would be nice but I remember someone bringing this one up in the past and some others argued that it would just encourage secret diplomacy/multis which stands to reason. At least now only one cheater gets the points.
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Re: Points for second and third place

Postby blakebowling on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:31 pm

Split from the announcement.

I believe there is a similar suggestion. If someone finds it, could you please link it here so I can merge.
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Re: Points for second and third place

Postby Metsfanmax on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:39 pm

blakebowling wrote:Split from the announcement.

I believe there is a similar suggestion. If someone finds it, could you please link it here so I can merge.

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Re: Points for second and third place

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:47 pm

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Re: Points for second and third place

Postby chapcrap on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:50 pm

DoomYoshi wrote:Rejected

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Re: give POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....

Postby patrickaa317 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:43 pm

If you ain't first, your last.
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Re: give POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....

Postby greenoaks on Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:58 am

AussieLighthorse wrote:AussieLighthorse› POINTS FOR BEING 2ND AND 3RD....i think points should be given for being there at the end of the game instead of the winner getting all.. i am ususally the last to go but get no recognition for that...in real life that would always be taken into consideration.

why should you be rewarded for losing?
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