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I really like the way RPG awards points for the highscore tables, giving 1st place 100 points and then awarding a score for everyone else based on how close they got to the 1st place score as a percentage. If two players tie for the top score, they both score the full set of points and are both awarded 1st place, which seems fair to me.

However, players get tallied for a "#1 score" on the player and hold tables as long as they have a score of 100, but due to the way this is rounded you can actually get significantly far away from the top scorer and still get awarded a #1 score. In my experience of optimising RPG, eeking out those last few points of score tend to be the most difficult when trying to match the top scorer.

The problem gets worse the larger the scores of the scorepoint. At the end of a large hold like Tendry's Tale, scores can go over the 5,000 mark, which means you can still be awarded an 100-point score by being 50 points away from the top score. That represents 2,000 HP worth of optimisation, which is huge, especially given that making up those last HP of difference are definitely the most difficult.

I think that the point calculation should round down so that players can only share the full 100 points and both be awarded a #1 score when their score matches exactly. At the time of writing, I'm being awarded a #1 score for Tendry's Tale's Defeated Red Guard scorepoint despite, in my personal view, the difference between me and the top scorer being quite significant in terms of the optimisation I'd have to make in game. I think this is a slight miscredit to the incredible optimisation Kevin has done on the first half of Tedry's Tale that I am able to share the top prize at the moment.

I mean sure it's all just a matter of stupid internet points and I'm probably the only person left who cares about the RPG highscore table, but I thought this might be a quick change and easy change on the server side so why not?

Bonus suggestion: Also make the points awarded be out of 1,000 instead of 100 to allow for a more clearly defined difference between positions on the highscore table. I'd say that the vast majority of scorepoints right now involve scores of over 1,000.

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11-07-2015 at 09:31 AM
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I have fixed the stupid internet points so that they are based on a max of 1,000 and they are rounded down.

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Thanks, Matt! I too am happy to have this change. :thumbsup

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