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#822283 - Tue Sep 11 2012 12:08 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Mariamir]
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Thanks for testing. Shutting down unlimited switches now smile

Agree with Wesley's thoughts above.

Is 10 in one day too tough though?

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#822284 - Tue Sep 11 2012 12:08 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Mariamir]
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"Today you have been given the Twin Challenge! Your goal is to match the total points earned today of a specific player who also has been issued this challenge. If either of you returns to this page while your total points earned today values differ by exactly 0, 2500, 5000, or 10000 points, you will both complete this challenge. At least one of the twins must have scored 500 points. Your twin for today is unassigned right now. Please try back later when more players are given this challenge so we can pair you up.
No twin assigned yet. Complete"


Both TWIN and NEMESIS gave me "Complete"s when the day switched over.


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#822286 - Tue Sep 11 2012 12:11 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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#822287 - Tue Sep 11 2012 12:12 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Terry]
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Originally Posted By: Terry
Thanks for testing. Shutting down unlimited switches now smile

Agree with Wesley's thoughts above.

Is 10 in one day too tough though?


I did 10 in one day a week or so ago. It is definitely doable. It will take some building up of credits though, so it won't be able to be attempted for the first several weeks. Something to look forward to and to hoard credits for.

I figure, if you get all 6 credits each day, without spending any, that it will take 21 days to save up enough credits to purchase the 7 necessary to make 10 challenges available to play, assuming you can complete them all. It's not impossible, but it's certainly a challenge to get 10 that you can complete. I think the real challenge though, would be having the patience to save up the credits you'd need to play for it (I calculate 126 needed to buy 7 challenges on 1 day, but someone else should probably check my math).

Saving up for the right day though, and hoping for a bit of challenge luck, I think, will make 10 in 1 day feel like a big accomplishment (which is always a good feeling laugh )....like completing "The Riddle" was for me.


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#822288 - Tue Sep 11 2012 12:16 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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Swap let me change my Difficult challenge and then the button disappeared. So I guess that means it worked like it is supposed to work.


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#822291 - Tue Sep 11 2012 12:30 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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Yes, same happened to me.
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#822325 - Tue Sep 11 2012 08:47 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Mariamir]
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Yes, Terry, 10 seems like a good number. I think any less is too easy. wink I'd be in favor of more, but I think the average FT populous would not like me. :P
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#822344 - Tue Sep 11 2012 10:06 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: salami_swami]
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10 seems to be a nice round number for this one. If it were a "grand prize" award, I'd put it closer to 15, but it's supposed to be something you earn along the way, also as a consolation prize for a day unsuccessfully spent with many purchases aimed at getting an epic but suffering from bad luck.

The grand prize on this is supposed to be the "8 flags" badge, which should feel at least as good and possibly superior to the highly esteemed 7-color rainbow from Pot of Gold.





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#822348 - Tue Sep 11 2012 10:40 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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8? I struggle enough with the seven for pot of gold. :P Sounds awesome though. wink
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#822402 - Tue Sep 11 2012 02:38 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: salami_swami]
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...and sometimes testing challenges yields valuable results that are not related to challenges at all:

I tried to play http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/SciTech/The-Joy-of-HTML-224573.html in game mode to do my difficult challenge for today (4 categories, X points in game mode each) and the display was rather interesting. Everything after a < sign was summarily suppressed, which resulted in a few sets of blank answer buttons and cut-off questions.


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#822408 - Tue Sep 11 2012 02:50 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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I had a correction note about that once, someone thought information in my quiz was missing. Didn't realize this was the reason. Thought it was a browser problem. :-P
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#822410 - Tue Sep 11 2012 03:06 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: salami_swami]
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Hmm I don't see any < signs at http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/SciTech/The-Joy-of-HTML-224573.html

Did you edit the quiz?

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#822422 - Tue Sep 11 2012 04:12 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Terry]
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No, just accidentally copied the wrong link (I had played several from the subcat). http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/SciTech/Basic-HTML-Knowledge-325356.html is the one I had the issues with.


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#822437 - Tue Sep 11 2012 05:11 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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LOL, there used to be a television quiz show over here called "Blankety Blank" - that quiz reminded me of it. I managed to get one of the blank questions right but the others eluded me.
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#822443 - Tue Sep 11 2012 05:40 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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Thanks, fixed. It was getting mad at the "<" symbols in the quiz.

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#822541 - Wed Sep 12 2012 12:21 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Terry]
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"Play in an hourly game of Word Wizard and score at least 956 points."

I know this is an Easy challenge, but considering I got 1436, could this be a little more?
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#822609 - Wed Sep 12 2012 08:13 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Mariamir]
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Like you said, Mariamir, it's an easy challenge... 956 isn't too terribly easy for everyone. wink
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#822693 - Wed Sep 12 2012 11:27 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: salami_swami]
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I had the impression the challenges to obtain a certain number of points in a certain game would be determined in function of an average over the past weeks.

So for instance if you would score on average 1300 over a month time, the easy challenge would have a goal of, say, 1200.

Is this already implemented by Terry? Or he might have disabled it for some testing reasons.
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#822697 - Wed Sep 12 2012 11:34 AM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: JanIQ]
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I believe a system like that is basically in system, but it isn't the most accurate. That gets very complicated after a while. wink
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#822709 - Wed Sep 12 2012 12:35 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: salami_swami]
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Yeah something like what JanIQ says. If it doesn't have enough data on you, it guesses.

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#822713 - Wed Sep 12 2012 01:01 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Terry]
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For testing purposes, I'll be assigning epics to all testers.

Although it will be no huge or important secret, please keep the precise requirements vague for now. I like the idea of epics being a little bit of a mystery to most players... adds to the feeling of them smile

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#822715 - Wed Sep 12 2012 01:27 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: Terry]
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OOOOOHHH I am so excited to play the epics!

The way things are going today, though, I most likely do not have a chance of completing either today...


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#822718 - Wed Sep 12 2012 01:53 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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Epic indeed! My lips are sealed.

Although I did once have a sign in my office which read:

Bribery and Corruption

There is no corruption in this office but bribes are always welcome.

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#822719 - Wed Sep 12 2012 01:54 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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Terry, on the Epic today that requires multiple parts to complete...is it possible to have a tracker for what's been completed, other than numbers, so people know which ones they've completed if they're attempting the first option (like you do with X hourlies a day, or play a quiz is X different categories)? Does that make sense? My total so far is 1 each, and I know which game it is right now, because I was paying attention, but if I wasn't, I'd have no idea which game it was. I really hope that made sense..
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#822750 - Wed Sep 12 2012 03:06 PM Re: Daily Challenge Testing Thread [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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yep, will add kaddar

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