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Post by Slacker on Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:27 am

That's the plan!
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Re: 5 huge announcments, coming by the end of this week

Post by Peter on Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:12 am

wheres the other announcements??? its like two weeks already lol Very Happy
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Post by Slacker on Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:16 am

Yeah, sorry. RL and stuff.

I'll try and post some stuff tomorrow Smile.
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Post by Slacker on Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:46 am

Sorry guys, I know this sucks.

I'm going to really really try and finish some of this stuff over the next couple of days Smile.
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Re: 5 huge announcments, coming by the end of this week

Post by Slacker on Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:42 am

Double apology and an explanation of the delay:

As you know there are two features which have yet to be unveiled, each because of a different reason:

New feature 1: Delay is due to a technical issue, a website will be launching alongside this feature and there's a problem with the submission process which I can't quite figure out. If I cannot manage to fix it before Monday I have a back up plan which I will implement.

New feature 2: This is well and truely a huge feature, and the reason for it's delay is simple; I'm not sure if I'm going to have enough time to actually deliver it.... still assessing the situation and will let you all know ASAP.
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Post by CraigKingOfIreland on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:08 am

Every post just makes me want to know more and more Evil or Very Mad

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Post by LoveNatchez on Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:09 am

lol...
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Re: 5 huge announcments, coming by the end of this week

Post by Slacker on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:44 am

Okay, I can finally announce the next announcement Very Happy. A huge thanks to Kitsune, without his PHP skills I would not have been able to launch this today Smile. Also, another huge thanks to dljfrn2000 who proposed some of the following to the ISC.

Points Application System:

Remember before when we had the points system? It was clunky, no-one really bothered to do it, but this time we think it's going to be a lot easier.

http://www.glidingeagle.com/simlympics/

From one site, every competing country will be able to assign points to all the simlympic events, the more points they assign to an event the greater the chance they have of winning a medal in that event. Simple.


Building on past successes

It doesn't really make much sense that a country could win a gold and a silver in an event once, and then win nothing in that event for the next 4 simlympics. That's why we're introducing a system which builds on the past successes of competitors.
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Post by Slacker on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:46 am

So, when you put that together. We have a new way of calculating medalists:

Part 1 - Points System:

The purpose: To allow nations to decide which sports they should do best in.

Each competing nation receives 500 points which they can use to assign to all the different Simlympic sports. With the new system, nations can now chose not to compete in certain sports simply by assigning that sport with 0 points.

Bonus points:
+20 for every Simlympics attended (Competing in the Simlympics raises the profile of sport in the country, thus meaning the country is more likely to win medals)
+100 for the host nation (The host nation always receives a boost thanks to home crowds and being familiar with the venues, climate etc)
+50 for past hosts (Hosting a Simlympics raises the profile of sport in the country significantly, thus meaning the country is more likely to win medals)
+20 for past bids (Bidding for the Simlympics raises the profile of sport in the country significantly, thus meaning the country is more likely to win medals)


Part 2 - Increases based on past medals:

The purpose: To ensure past medalists have a greater chance of winning a medal next time around.

This uses percentages to increase a nations chance of medaling for a second (or third, or fourth, etc etc) time round. It uses the points system as a base and then builds upon it.

If a nation won gold in the sport once before, it has a % chance of getting a medal next time round.
If a nation won silver in the sport once before, it has a % chance of getting a medal next time round.
If a nation won bronze in the sport once before, it has a % chance of getting a medal next time round.

This system will come into implementation for the ninth Simlympics (One after December) to ensure that we have a proper base to start off with. As the last results were random, they didn't provide a complete or fair overview of each nations sporting abilities so we will use Decembers results as the beginning.

N.B, the number will be rounded to ensure there are no decimals.

Part 3 - How the medalists will be calculated:

Okay, so we have the points allocation, we then increase it based on past medals and are then left with a 'point total'. We add all these totals together ('Grand total'), assign each nation a range of numbers equal to their point total. Next we choose 3 random numbers between 1 and the grand total. Finally we look at those numbers and each nations number range to see who gets which medal.
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Re: 5 huge announcments, coming by the end of this week

Post by Peter on Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:37 am

wow, this sounds really complicated, but its a great idea Slacker!

Gosh, everytime u make an announcement, the simlympics gets more and more realistic Smile
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Post by cormiermax on Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:38 am

Now we just need the final and grandest announcement Very Happy
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Re: 5 huge announcments, coming by the end of this week

Post by Slacker on Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:32 am

Petrovan Ambassador wrote:wow, this sounds really complicated, but its a great idea Slacker!

Gosh, everytime u make an announcement, the simlympics gets more and more realistic Smile

That's the trouble, we either keep it simple but unrealistic or make it realistic but complicated Sad. Hopefully we can find a middle ground...

cormiermax: The biggest announcement won't be in place in time for December unfortunately, we decided we were just taking on too much at once. It'll definitely be part of the first Simlympics of 2009 though Very Happy.
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Post by Peter on Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:37 am

haha i was about to say, isnt it going to be complicated for you guys to track down the points system for each country?
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Post by Neil on Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:56 am

It says you need a passcode???
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Re: 5 huge announcments, coming by the end of this week

Post by Slacker on Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:24 am

Just put it as 1234, we're going to get rid of that.
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Post by cormiermax on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:23 am

I just did mine but i mest up on the first so there will be too for Novland Federation. The right one is the one with 525 points.
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Post by philly_boy on Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:32 am

So the Shalman Empire gets 620 points?
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Post by Kitsune on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:47 am

Norn-Iron wrote:It says you need a passcode???

Thats really odd, it should not be asking for a passcode at all. Can you give a link to what you where accessing? You might have somehow hit my testing spot.
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