Jump to content
ipsProArcade
panda

team challenge

Recommended Posts

there is another strange thing.When you click the game you see this932053090_9-12.PNG.61482644b1f2ac04f1b5658907a7ccc2.PNG

If you click play and high scores the scores are different

 

1855321265_9-121.PNG.68c8f800dfd8cf56ca43bf2daeb4881d.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The first screenshot is the Challenge scores for the challenge you clicked on, the second screenshot is the High scores for the game.

 

You can remove players by going to the AdminCP->Arcade->Challenges-> Pick the Challenge to View (Magnifying Glass), and then you can remove players from the Challenge.

 

Not totally clear on your question and what the problem is, so not sure if this answers it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's my turn not to understand.

All scores were made after the time I started the challenge. There were not game scores.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must agree with panda - it is surely confusing!

Until now we've only ever had ONE list of scores for any particular game - that's normally "High Scores", but when any Challenge was started we'd first DELETE all the "High Scores", then the Challenge scores would begin to populate and take over that list.

This new system, seemingly keeping both lists separately(?), is probably simpler for admins to operate (great!), but takes some understanding and getting used to!

If users are unaware it's no wonder they see a "list" of top scorers one day, then later they happen to see another list, for the same game, but it's got different names on it!?! They deserve to be perplexed!

 

Looking carefully into it I realise that each list does has a different heading (pity that no-one looks up there. lol) - one is "High Scores for {GameName}" while the other is  "{GameName} Team". (See screenshots below)

 

Can I suggest that the latter be changed to accentuate the "Team" (or GOTD, GOTW, etc) aspect, like so: "TEAM CHALLENGE scores for {GameName}" ?

 

Having said that, I still don't quite grasp the degree of separation. If a player plays via the Challenge system, does their score ALSO get automatically added to the High Scores system too (e.g. panda below) --- and is it possible to ignore (or be unaware of) the Challenge, and just play the game as a normal High Scores game (e.g. ovetta and katie??) ? This latter I can't figure, because if I try to do this it "forces" me to play in the Challenge regardless

You are currently participating in this Challenge, good luck! unlimited tries left

So, I can't figure how ovetta and katie got onto the HS list but NOT on the Challenge one.

tc.thumb.JPG.b91dc0a85674533e01ca11c29ca4036a.JPG

 

 

hs.thumb.JPG.2aa05523e140be945690362a953a6fec.JPG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understood what happens. If someone clicks the icon and play, the scores are written as high scores for the game. To write a high score in the challenge you must click "join and play" or

"if you would like to participate, Click Here"

But this is difficult for people to understand it, especially these , who don't know English. And we have enough.

I had also many complains ,because someone has made the best score but he is not 1st in the challenge, or he is not in the list at all.

I must look at both lists, at every date and hour, and then announce the winner. But even then , there are complains.

There was something like this in GOTW in the previous version. But if you clicked at GOTW the score was written there, not in the game.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just opened GOTM here, then before I played I clicked High Scores.

This showed

Dazza

panda

westpat

edige

drew

bosss

(I didn't think of checking the TITLE of that list.)

 

but I then played the game, then afterward the list there (" Bubble Academy Level 57 GOTM") showed 5 of those 6 (no panda!?!), plus also 3 at the bottom showing as zero:- LG, sousbi, chudoo.

 

Very confusing - and makes me doubt whenever I see a list like this. What am I actually seeing?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The challenges are Opt-In, not mandatory.  Some players don't like to participate in them for whatever reason they might have.  Some players like to play a game before deciding if they want to enter a challenge or not.

 

What I see for the GOTM on here is:

 

High Scores:

 

Screen Shot 2019-12-18 at 5.51.45 AM.png

 

GOTM Standings:

 

Screen Shot 2019-12-18 at 5.52.10 AM.png

 

I can see that @panda played the game, but was not entered into the challenge when they established their score.

 

I can also see that @Legionaire, @Sousbi and @chudoo all entered the challenge, but have not recorded a score for it yet.

 

If you play the game and you aren't entered into the challenge, you will be taken to the normal High Score screen.

 

If you play the game and you are in the challenge, you will be taken to the Challenge Standings screen and your score will be recorded in the high score table as well.

 

Every time a game is played, if it qualifies, it is recorded in the high score table.  If the game happens to be in an active challenge, then the Challenge Standings will be updated if they have enough tries left (if applicable), their total time spent playing the challenge and their total score is updated.

 

I'm open to suggestions as this software is still in it's infancy and quite a few of the features could definitely be more robust.  So far, this feature has had a few suggestions and they've been incorporated (unfortunately those suggestion discussions went with the database crash).

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Players don't know that they must click " join and play", they click the icon and play and then they complain because they have done the best score and they don't seem to be 1st in the challenge. I wrote a message in arcade page but they don't seem to understand.

Come to Debbie's and look at the GOTW please. I seem to be the winner but Aunt Sue and ovetta have made better scores.

I have many complains till now and one member told me that she is leaving the site because the results are wrong.

If it continues, I think that I must put GOTD and GOTW in categories. I have already done it with the team game.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TubeSock, that full explanation of yours is superb!! I think that instead of floundering about trying to adjust or tweak the software, this case calls for tweaking the USERS instead. lol

So, as long as we can spread the word to our members then hopefully everyone will be happy.  :)

 

(Though I'd still like to see more distinctive title lines for those 2 different scores tables.  😉 )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...