LiveLoveTeach wrote:IcePack wrote:Dukasaur wrote:All I can see is that this is how it works in the real Olympics.
If runners from countries A, B, and C place 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, while runners from country D place 4th and 5th, they don't say, "well, country D had the best overall performance with, two runners in the Top 5, and therefore we give the gold to the runners from country D." No, each runner earns medals based on his individual performance, and only after collecting his medal is it added to his country's total.
And if the entirety of the event followed that premise, it would be able to be relied upon as a reliable source of information. However, no olympics allow multiple from the same team, all events would issue a gold, there would be no multiple bronzes, and no platniums etc.
Enough events have varied from the "standard" olympics that its not really a reliable go to method to settle any questions.
I've been silently watching this so far, but with some interest, since I am in a tournament that will be affected by all of this discussion. I would like to point out that I, like many others, thought that it was the total team score that would count at the end, more than just my individual score - and so did the other person in my tribe who is in that tournament with me. If that's not the case, then fine, we'll adjust - and good luck to all.
However, with what Duk and IP just said above - you're both wrong.
The real Olympics DOES have team sports, and DOES give awards based on team performance. Two examples would be gymnastics and fencing.
In gymnastics, each team has 3 gymnasts compete, and the top three teams receive medals... and every member on the team gets a medal (gold/silver/bronze) depending on how their team did. - http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/gymnast ... ion-format
In fencing, each team has 3 members, and they have 9 'bouts'... the goal is a multiple of 5 in each 'bout', because your team needs to have 45pts to win at the end of the 9th bout, otherwise, hope that you have more points than the other team! But again... everyone on the team gets a medal. http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/fencing-101-Scoring
There are also individual competitions and medals within the team competitions for those sports... but they do reward teamwork.
all this real Olympics team competitions by LiveLoveTeach has equal number of participants by each country, which is not the case in CC Olympics. Team ranking but with ratio of win of all players from the same Tribe would be reasonable solution but in no way it is reasonable to count cumulative points of every Tribe when some Tribes have 3 players in and other Tribes have 1 player in.