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How should scores be shown during events?
Show everyone's scores automatically during events, including positions and points for everyone to see. 38%  38%  [ 14 ]
Show some standings so you get an idea how it's going, but keep the details (like points / found items, etc) hidden until the end of the event. You can of course always see your own score, but others can't. 46%  46%  [ 17 ]
Do not show any scores except your own during the event and present scores only at the end of the event. 16%  16%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 37

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Site Admin
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Hello,

As most of you know I am the new Arch of Events, and I have a question for those of you who usually participate in events. When it comes to scoring most current events do it in one of two ways: 1. There is some sort of scoreboard that is automatically updated during the event and shows everyone's scores. 2. Nobody knows the standings and who won is presented after the event.

I think there are pros and cons to each alternative. Updated scoring is nice since you know how you're doing, when you overtake someone, and how far you have to the top. It's also often quite fun and motivating to fight for positions on the leaderboard. The negative side is that if you notice some players take a big lead, it can feel a bit daunting and you might not be so motivated into continuing.

The good thing with not showing scores is that people don't risk lose motivation from seeing they are too far behind, and it encourages some interaction (and trickery) as players compare scores. The negative part is of course that it might feel a bit pointless to work hard during an event without having any clue about how it's going, so you might lose motivation due to that instead.

A third alternative could be to do a compromise of the two. That is for example show a leaderboard with the top 10, but only show places, not points. Or maybe show who are in the top, but not which order. So you know for example you're in the top 5, but not your exact position. Or similar.

Thoughts?


05 Oct 2018 12:31
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Joined: 30 Aug 2017 19:55
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Vote to see nothing, I think a lot of people have fun with the events and then see scores and get discouraged causing them to give up. If you can't see anything people will be more inclined to continue to participate. Makes the suspense for the winners more exciting too.


05 Oct 2018 17:02
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Adept

Joined: 14 Jun 2016 16:34
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I agree with Greneth.


05 Oct 2018 18:26
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Adept

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Late to this discussion and pretty new to events, but a fun thing about the Thanksgiving gobble event was that people started collaborating towards the end. If you saw a friend and a rival in the top 5, you might reach out to the friend to see how you could help them do better. This way, even if you knew you weren't going to place in the top 5 or 10 or 50, you could still get some kind of win by trying to help your ally beat your rival.


11 Oct 2018 17:12
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Raelle wrote:
Late to this discussion and pretty new to events, but a fun thing about the Thanksgiving gobble event was that people started collaborating towards the end. If you saw a friend and a rival in the top 5, you might reach out to the friend to see how you could help them do better. This way, even if you knew you weren't going to place in the top 5 or 10 or 50, you could still get some kind of win by trying to help your ally beat your rival.


That sounds like more fun than always hoping, and failing, to be in the top 5/10/50. :)


12 Oct 2018 04:34
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Thank for sharing your opinions and voting. It seems clear that most want some type of scoreboard, and for the upcoming Scavenger (which historically has been without scoreboards) I will go for option 2. That is, a scoreboard that gives all players an idea of the standings, but no exact details. That was my plan before I made this poll, and since it's also the option that has the majority of votes so far we'll try that and see how it goes!


12 Oct 2018 13:11
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Joined: 06 Sep 2018 18:47
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I voted for the second option, and I'd like to see something like this:

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You have managed XXX points. (Possibly with a "you are then about a quarter/halfway/three quarters/have gotten all you can.)

Compared to the competiton you are far behind/somewhat behind/about the same/ahead/far ahead/extremely ahead of the average.


So, even if you are #1, you cannot be certain of your position, just compared to average, so even 20 players with only one point with only 1 point will bring the average down.

Just my 2 copper coins...

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13 Oct 2018 17:53
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That's an interesting idea Tulasi. I'ts not going to be how the Scavenger scoring will presented (I already created a setup that I think will work well), but I'll store your idea for possible use in future events!


14 Oct 2018 12:55
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