Posted by: Terry
Subject: New Quiz Play Mode
Date: May 06 11
New Quiz Play Mode|
We have added a third quiz play mode to many quizzes, called "Game" mode. Old quizzes that supported the old Flash mode support this new "Game" mode by default. It can be turned on/off for a specific quiz in the quiz editor.
This is a different style of play that is a little slower paced than the HTML mode, while also offering a few new interesting additions.
It is designed to give players a more relaxed "game like" option that doesn't feel so much like a school test format.
It's somewhat similar to what you might expect out of something in the style of Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
- The longer you take to answer a question, the fewer points you earn.
- If you get a question wrong on your first guess, you will get a 2nd guess. Getting the question right on this guess will give you some partial points. Thus, if you are playing quizzes in categories that you aren't very familiar with, you might have a more enjoyable experience playing in Game mode.
- Interesting information is displayed after each question, allowing you to take your time.
- You will earn 1/6th of the final "Game score" as FunTrivia points.
- We will display the top scores over the past few weeks for each quiz. In the old styles, players either scored 8/10 or 9/10 or whatever. In this mode, scores are far more variable, so we can better compare scores of players. The more competitive of you will therefore be able to try to beat the scores of other players, which is not possible in the other game modes.
Some of you will prefer this new method to the old methods, and some will prefer the old methods. In any case, we now have more options, and I hope you give it a shot. If you don't like it, the old methods are there to be played.
Please feel free to leave feedback for the site administrators. We will take all feedback into account as we tweak and
add new features.
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