Option for players to set, stake or bet points [REJECTED]

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Re: Set the amount of points for a game

Postby agentcom on Fri May 18, 2012 1:32 pm

Hmm, Renee that's an interesting idea. Lx, I believe s/he means games that are for 0 points. Games that are "just for fun." Although, I would add that if they're not for points, they also shouldn't be for medals. Then the site wouldn't have to monitor them at all for gaming abuse.

DiM, that is an interesting idea. I'd have to think about it more. Obviously, this isn't the place for in depth discussion of it, but I think it could have merit and solve the issues that I was concerned about.
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Re: Set the amount of points for a game

Postby chapcrap on Fri May 18, 2012 4:03 pm

No points and set points have both been suggested before and been rejected. I don't see that this will be any different.
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Re: Set the amount of points for a game

Postby MichelSableheart on Sat May 19, 2012 5:07 pm

The problem with this suggestion is that it doesn't respect the philosophy behind the current score system. Currently, scores are still somewhat indicative of ability, in the sense that if two players only play a certain type of game against each other, their points will reach a natural balance which reflects their ability. The same is true on a larger scale. The fact that most players vary the type of games they play makes the scoreboard less reliable, and abuse does take place, but the principle is still there. The fact that a players score won't grow higher at a certain point is part of that.

By giving players the option to play for a set amount of points, this natural balancing factor will disappear. You give up whatever indication of strength is there to change the system into a flat out race. Definately not a fan.
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Re: Option for players to set, stake or bet points [REJECTED

Postby agentcom on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Several topics MERGED. Introduction written in OP. I have STICKIED this for now, but it's getting a little crowded at the top of this thread, and this suggestion isn't as common as some of the others, so I may take it down later.
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pointgamble " Vegasstyle"

Postby hushovd on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:00 pm

normally the points are divided by the system loser/ winner x 20, but can it be made possible that members decide how many points are won...or lost at a single game.

for example a private game which you can join where each player can lose 150 points. except the winner ofcourse.

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Re: pointgamble " Vegasstyle"

Postby spiesr on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:32 pm

A variety of options to "gamble" point or similar have been suggested in the past. They can be found here. When making suggestions please try to look and see if that suggestion has been had by someone else already. (It often has.) Further discussion of this idea should take place in that thread.
This particular suggestion is currently filed under rejected. That said, the new regime may reconsider the idea someday.
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Re: Option for players to set, stake or bet points [REJECTED

Postby agentcom on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:13 pm

Thank you spiesr!

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Re: Option for players to set, stake or bet points [REJECTED

Postby spiesr on Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:05 pm

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Re: Option for players to set, stake or bet points [REJECTED

Postby agentcom on Fri May 10, 2013 1:57 am



The second one here really has nothing to do with this ... it's about creating a CC points casino. It should still be in rejected, but it's not about staking points on the outcome of a game. Careful with the merging ...
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Re: Option for players to set, stake or bet points [REJECTED

Postby spiesr on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:48 pm

Last edited by spiesr on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
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