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Dave Hawksett
05-11-2018 at 07:54 AM
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Update on World Records vs Other Records

Dear All,

Following the discussion started by @Marcade on his wall regarding how World Records and Other Records are counted, some reforms are coming.

https://www.twingalaxies.com/marcade...g-world-record

This has been discussed internally and, as promised, here is an update.

All first place scores will count toward a member’s World Record count. This will be regardless of when tracks were founded, and by whom. The number of scores on tracks will be irrelevant so having the only score on a track will still count toward a member’s World Record count. All scores that are not first place will count toward Other Records. Premium vs non-premium tracks will no longer be an issue.

Tracks considered to be ‘novelty’ will be moved to the Novelty platform. Tracks within that platform will not count towards World Records or Other Records. Novelty tracks absolutely have their place at TG – competitive gaming is a serious business but also a fun one. Tracks currently in the Novelty platform that should count toward record numbers will be given an appropriate home. Ice Cold Beer, for example, could potentially be moved to a new platform for mechanical/analogue arcade games.

Neither of these changes will occur immediately as there are large projects currently dominating the resources of IT/Engineering. However we can still expect this soon ™.

Thanks to all who have contributed to this. Feedback is welcome as always.
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  1. JJT_Defender's Avatar
    Novelty
    Can You Explain What is Considered Novelty to Twin Galaxy Members who are not familiar with that it?
    Thank You
  2. sdwyer138's Avatar
    This is great news, thanks for the update!
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  3. Snowflake's Avatar
    Two questions
    1. Your ice cold beer point half adressss this. Novelty used to mean novelty game not track. It was largely used as the miscellaneous platform. Will there be a new platform now to handle the roll novelty once filled
    2. After a track is moved to novelty if it gets ten submissions will if move back to normal
  4. Barthax's Avatar
    Thank you for listening, all at Twin Galaxies. The outline sounds like a great move forward. :)
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  5. Marcade's Avatar
    Thanks David... Look forward to this update.

    Actually, yes... A lot of those game currently under the "novelty platform" are not ALL necessarily considered unusual, old or new. "Electro Mechanical Arcade Games" is the proper terminology for those games below, and should be TG WR's if #1 ranked.




    An example of "Novelty tracks" : The unusual, zany, odd and bizzare...

    2600 Atlantis game 1A: While playing yellow submarine, n.u.d.e. in a bathtub.
    2600 Garfield game 1B: With a lazy fat cat on your lap, while he is eating lasagna.
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    Updated 05-11-2018 at 04:26 PM by Marcade
  6. Snowflake's Avatar
    Some good ideas I’m hearing there marc
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  7. MyOwnWorstEnemy's Avatar
    Good news! Thanks for listening and appreciate the communication.
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  8. Dave Hawksett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake
    Two questions
    1. Your ice cold beer point half adressss this. Novelty used to mean novelty game not track. It was largely used as the miscellaneous platform. Will there be a new platform now to handle the roll novelty once filled
    2. After a track is moved to novelty if it gets ten submissions will if move back to normal
    Yes there will be a dedicated platform for novelty tracks. The current novelty platform is currently a repository for various ‘other’ games that do not naturally fit elsewhere.

    Here a few examples of novelty tracks on which scores will not count towards record totals:

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/wi...est-tournament
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/wa...kong-score/ios
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/re...atari-2600-vcs
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/do...ace-challenge/

    TG Admin will decide what constitutes a novelty track. They are usually identifiable by their fun elements that have nothing to do with gaming skill. Essentially you know one when you see one. Having them all in one place will mean they are not lost within the database. Novelty tracks will not count towards record totals no matter how many scores are set for them.
  9. JJT_Defender's Avatar
    Thank You Twin Galaxy Chief Custodian Dave Hawksett
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  10. Marcade's Avatar
    @Dave Hawksett ... Now that this is in the works, do you have a specific time frame when this will all be implemented? Thanks...
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  11. Marcade's Avatar
    @Dave Hawksett ... Any updates ?
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  12. Max's Avatar

    One third of a year bump from last post and a half year bump from TG's original post: @Dave Hawksett ... Any updates?

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  13. datagod's Avatar

    Whtda?

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  14. Dave Hawksett's Avatar

    Now the mobile app is launched and being tweaked, we will be getting the ticketing system up and running.


    Fixing the issue here is next on the list after that. This is partially why we are going to hold off a bit on promising stuff. It is all in the list but we want to make this list shorter before talking about more new stuff and big fixes.


    I will update everyone once this is being worked on.


    Quote Originally Posted by Max

    One third of a year bump from last post and a half year bump from TG's original post: @Dave Hawksett ... Any updates?

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  15. Marc's Avatar

    How does the whole World Record vs Other Record affect the certificates? For instance, my 'record' is regarded as an Other Record right now, does that mean the certificate that is being mailed out will say something different to a score that is regarded as a World Record currently? Should people who have Other Records refrain from ordering a certificate until this issue is fixed?

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  17. Snowflake's Avatar

    why do they have time to introduce cosmetic changes, that are totally unneeded and create new bug but not have time to exist actual bugs that takes minutes to affect and are real issues?

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  18. datagod's Avatar

    Come on now! We had a great Flashback Friday already. That was sweet.

  19. Marcade's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    why do they have time to introduce cosmetic changes, that are totally unneeded and create new bug but not have time to exist actual bugs that takes minutes to affect and are real issues?


    Because the TG way is, if there are live "bugs" in the room, you DONT spray them with the RAID can, instead you use the can itself to TRY to hit each bug with it.

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    Updated 04-16-2019 at 05:29 PM by Marcade
  20. Marcade's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by datagod

    Come on now! We had a great Flashback Friday already. That was sweet.

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