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v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Some minor bug fixes that should end some big annoyances, including the "PM that can never get unread"....

... also the length calculations have changed. @JJJ-thebanisher can provide more details (and will hopefully see this notice).

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Is the length calculations changed for every story game as of now? Because mine's still saying 8/8. Actually, sorry, now it says 7/8. And we seem to be missing quite a few people after the Forum Games' Posts should not count was implemented. About 20% of my posts were Forum Games Posts, and now their post counts are gone...forever. And Swift's dropped to around 3,000, from 20,000. XD

But wait. My story game length was at the top of the list before the update. Now it's the second longest after the update, even though the other story game had been there for forever and a day. Why? 

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

@alexp

Can you point out which one of my PMs are bugged?  I still have one never-got-unread message left, and I don't know who's it from exactly...

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Woohoo!!!!!!! Thank you SO much, Alex. Y'all can tag me now, as well.

So, length calculations have changed to provide higher resolution in the higher ratings. Now, a 5 is a decently long game, a 6 is a long game, a 7 is a VERY VERY long game and an 8 is extremely long. There are only 9 length 8 games now. First person to name all 9 gets 10 points!

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Please answer my question!!!

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Could you please reiterate what you're asking? The formula for determining how long a storygame is has changed, and in addition, it now requires a longer storygame to be given an 8. Most storygames that were 8s are now 7s.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

My story game was on the top of the list before the update. Changing the formula shouldn't have increase the lengths of story games, should it? Now my story game is in second place. A game that was there before, for like forever is now first place, instead of mine. 

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

What list? Do you mean the list within the category?

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Yes. 

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

If two storygames have the same lengths in a category, there's no tiebreaker. It's just random which one is higher. It most depends on what you sorted by before sorting by length.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

But before 'The Cave Of Survival' was below me? Now it's not 'The Cave of Survial' being first. In that case, does it mean that all three of our stories are tie breakers?  

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I think you should re-read through this thread. The way lengths are calculated has changed AND in general, lengths have been decreased. There are many more storygames rated 4 and 3 than before. What hasn't changed is that if two storygames have the same rating, they are the same length. The one that is higher up in the category when you sort by length, is random. If you sort by rating and then sort by length, the one with the higher rating will be higher, if you sort by name and then by length, the one with the earlier alphabetical name will be first.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

A Game of Life and Death by Kiel_Farren

Dead Man Walking (Zombie Survival) by BerkaZerka

Dungeon Stompage! by BerkaZerka

Eternal by EndMaster

Ground Zero by EndMaster

MyVacation by AppDude27

Homo Perfectus 8 by SindriV

Homo Perfectus 5 by SindriV

Homo Perfectus 6 by SindriV

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Right on!

The 9 stories are (not in order)

Dead Man Walking (so far higher than the second longest story, it's not even a little funny)
Eternal
Ground Zero
MyVacation
3 of the Homo Perfecti
Dungeon Stompage
A Game of Life and Death

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

A game of life and death is actually the longest on the site now.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

In terms of pages. Not words

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I thought the algorithm took words/pages/links into account when deciding length.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

NM

XD 

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

No it's not. What makes you say that?

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

It's the first on the length list on New CYS

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

If two stories have the same length rating, it's random which one goes higher.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
It's shown in the list (the link Killa gave) above Dead Man Walking.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

If two stories have the same length rating, it's random which one goes higher. Dead Man Walking is MUCH MUCH MUCH larger.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
Then the gods of randomness like Kiel's game haha.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Lol ... actually, the "coyote god" in there is supposed to be a 'god of chaos' / randomness, so ... xD that would've been cool.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

But it's never changing?

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Try sorting by a different category then sorting by length. Either way, the site doesn't score games as 8 or 8.01 or 8.02, it doesn't know which storygame is longer, only the back end does so it can't be sorting by length, and if it were, Dead Man Walking would EASILY be first. I'll go post a thread about it.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

It's still ahead.

I'm pretty sure the new site does the actual order.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

When you sort by length, it probably sorts by length and then by alphabet or by something else. I promise you that A Game of Life and Death is not even a quarter of the size of Dead Man Walking.

Edit: It's alphabet. Satisfied now? Or do you think that they just happen to be aligned alphabetically? :P

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
XD

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

It's not though. Look past the first few ones and you'll see it's not alphabetically.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

You mean after the featured ones? It goes

Length - Featured Status - Alphabet.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Yeah, I was just editing it in that it seems to be a combination of length/featured/rating/alphabet.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Like I was saying, the website doesn't know which of them is longer, but I do, since I spent hours working on it..

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

If you don't mind me asking, how did you check what's longest?

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Alex sent me some spreadsheets.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Cool

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Never mind, answered my own question.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
Dungeon Stompage, Eternal, MyVacation, Homoperfectus 6, Homoperfectus 8, Homoperfectus 5, Ground Zero, A Game of Life and Death, and Dead Man Walking (Zombie Survival)

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

You're 5 seconds too late. xD

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
Well I was indecisive at first, I was like "Do I really want 10 points? Yeah, I'll try for it anyways - it doesn't really matter if I get them or not." xD

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
Shhh...

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago
:o didn't know you could do that... I just went genre to genre sorted by highest length and wrote the titles down when I came across them :P

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Still shiny!

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I don't think the trophies were updated yet. Mine still shows my old post count.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Look at my post count. That's like, 1/8 of my original.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I lost 7000 + posts - but still managed to retain a posting trophy! Huzzah!!!  ^v^

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

^Oooh! I just noticed how close that Aman bastich is to stealing my posting trophy away! The Fiend!  >.<

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

No more poster trophy for me :(

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I'll steal it again!

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I have no doubt!

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Bastard.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

It used to be above 10k e.e

Well, time for debates...

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Oof, i'm at one fifth my old post count.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

And you have Sethaniel's trophy

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Well yeah, I know that, i'm commenting on the massive loss of posts and my shiny poster trophy disapparing.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Which people have the trophies now for most posts?

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Not me crying

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

You must be close, though @Drakilian, because you've got 3008 and no trophy, but berka has a trophy with 3916.

everyone I've found so far:

jjj glow trophy 19342

havacoman glow trophy 4604

sentinel 4353

anubis 4038

october 4032

nate 3966 

berka 3916

solostrike 3788

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Only 340 more for a trophy.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

More like a little more than a 100?  O.o

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

With quality posts such as:

"SABLEY"

"MURICA"

"#Mentalillness"

It's a wonder he hasn't gotten one yet :P

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Truly the epitome of good contribution.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

I know! :(

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

cool74 - 4162 with no glow
ThisisBo - 6474 with glow

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

One would think that Playa988 would have one...

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Must have been playaing too many forum games.

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Penguin probably have one. 

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Hurray, now I have a chance to join the game >:)

Hmm, I just noticed how cool Alexp's painting is 

v20140011 Updates

3 years ago

Damn, lost all those forum posts... *sighs* guess I'm going to need to start writing a story game hehehe!