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#1 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 1:13 AM

Say what you like to see in new season #7 at Intellvision High Score Club.

 

Intellivision HSC Changes,

 

New point system

Starting value (15+ points) and down from there

 

 

2 week rounds with two games available to play the 1st of every Monday, each ending a week apart.

Rounds will start every other Monday and end Sunday Night for a two week total game round


Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:30 PM.


#2 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 6:28 AM

I don't know how the HSC is run in other communities, but the way I saw it ran here during its hayday is one game per week or fortnight.  You can announce the lineup for the season early to get people interested and planning, and perhaps a big blowout at the end (though I am not a fan of those).

 

Here are some of the fun scoring games I'd like to see:

  • Atlantis
  • He-Man
  • Night Stalker
  • Worm Whomper
  • Shark! Shark!
  • TRON Deadly Discs
  • BurgerTime
  • Pac-Man
  • Thin Ice
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Demon Attack
  • Centipede
  • Dracula
  • Diner
  • Hover Force

 

And of course, perhaps even some of the most popular home-brews:

  • DK Arcade
  • D2K
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Space Patrol (though not many people have it)
  • That Christmas game with the ghost...  :ponder:

 

It would be fun if there were also some "themes" per season.  For instance, as we get into summer, we could celebrate the release of the new Independence Day movie with an "Alien Invasion" theme:

  • Atlantis
  • Demon Attack
  • Space Spartans
  • Centipede

Or games with monsters during a Halloween theme:

  • Dracula
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Night Stalker

 

Just a few ideas on how to make it fun and exciting.  I really think we need fresh blood in this forum and perhaps entice more people from the Intellivision community to participate and play the games we all enjoy. :)

 

    -dZ.


Edited by DZ-Jay, Mon Mar 7, 2016 6:29 AM.


#3 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 7:26 AM

My suggestions.

 

1) Change the point system.

I like the one point difference per place system: 10, 9, 8 ... .... 1. <-- this is my suggestion but these are also good:

I guess Ignorama wanted a 10, 8, 6, 5 .... .... 1 system.

In Nes HSC, it's used a Formula-1 point system.

In Colecovision, Ikrananka started to use a percentage system. The highest score beeing 100%.

 

2) Round time frame.

2 weeks*  round: actually starting Saturday until third Sunday.

This way we'll have two games to play in the last weekend of each round.

 

3) Homebrews

I think we should only choose homebrews which were sold in cartridge and is freely available in rom.

If I'm not wrong, these are the requirements to choose homebrews for the Atari 2600 and 7800 HSC.

 

By the way, which homebrews are freely available for download and were sold in cartridges?

This is a good question for the Inty forum, we'll have the list and while announcing the new HSC season, if this rule is used.

 

I posted the thread asking for a list.


Edited by LidLikesIntellivision, Mon Mar 7, 2016 7:59 AM.


#4 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 8:59 AM

Dragonfire all day long! And I am not a big fan of Carol. Its a separate contest every year, so it has its place.



#5 scalpel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 10:33 AM

I don't know how the HSC is run in other communities, but the way I saw it ran here during its hayday is one game per week or fortnight.  You can announce the lineup for the season early to get people interested and planning, and perhaps a big blowout at the end (though I am not a fan of those).

 

Here are some of the fun scoring games I'd like to see:

  • Atlantis
  • He-Man
  • Night Stalker
  • Worm Whomper
  • Shark! Shark!
  • TRON Deadly Discs
  • BurgerTime
  • Pac-Man
  • Thin Ice
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Demon Attack
  • Centipede
  • Dracula
  • Diner
  • Hover Force

 

And of course, perhaps even some of the most popular home-brews:

  • DK Arcade
  • D2K
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Space Patrol (though not many people have it)
  • That Christmas game with the ghost...  :ponder:

 

It would be fun if there were also some "themes" per season.  For instance, as we get into summer, we could celebrate the release of the new Independence Day movie with an "Alien Invasion" theme:

  • Atlantis
  • Demon Attack
  • Space Spartans
  • Centipede

Or games with monsters during a Halloween theme:

  • Dracula
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Night Stalker

 

Just a few ideas on how to make it fun and exciting.  I really think we need fresh blood in this forum and perhaps entice more people from the Intellivision community to participate and play the games we all enjoy. :)

 

    -dZ.

 

Don't forget Q*Bert, it's really fun to play for competition :)



#6 scalpel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 10:41 AM

By the way, I AM SO HAPPY to know the Intellivision HSC will start again !!! So many thanks to all  ;-)  ;-)  ;-)  ;-)  ;-)  ;-)  ;-)



#7 gavvv OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 7:54 PM

I wouldn't really like the percentage scoring system. It tends to quickly narrow a competition to it's detriment imho. It can work in a 'deca' (decathlon) scenario like on twin galaxies mame contests in days of yore, but doing week to week I think it might discourage competition too early maybe.

I think two weeks is a good time frame as well.

#8 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 10:40 PM

Does percentage system mean the winner always gets 100% and the other players there score in percentages? So if I win the first two rounds my score would be 200%, while the player who had half my points in both round would get 50% for each round, so 100% overall?

 

If I get it right I would also refuse that system. It rewards specialists too much, while it punishes allrounder. With that system its in theory possible to loose the competition even if you won all but one single round. Sounds not very fair :D



#9 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 8, 2016 6:53 AM

And I am not a big fan of Carol

 

:_(

 

Its a separate contest every year, so it has its place.

 

Well, I thought a quick one- or two-week contest with no pressure for patches or other prizes would be nice so that everybody can participate, not just the high-scoring veterans.  It is still a fun game with a nice scoring for advancement and no "cheats" or "camping zones," so it's suitable for HSC. ;)

 

We could even mix it with the CvW championship, like we did the first two years; so that the last HSC season overlaps with it.

 

It was just an idea, I don't mind either way.  I am just happy that the HSC is starting again and I look forward to playing some games with everyone. :)

 

    -dZ.



#10 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 8, 2016 8:04 AM

Does percentage system mean the winner always gets 100% and the other players there score in percentages? So if I win the first two rounds my score would be 200%, while the player who had half my points in both round would get 50% for each round, so 100% overall?

You're right.

 

If I get it right I would also refuse that system. It rewards specialists too much, while it punishes allrounder. With that system its in theory possible to loose the competition even if you won all but one single round. Sounds not very fair icon_mrgreen.gif

I swear my plan wasn't to pass everyone playing Carol. icon_lol.gif



#11 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 8, 2016 9:15 AM

@ Dz

 

Sorry, I guess I worded it unfortunate. I do like Carol, I just do not like to play it in th HSC and the annual Carol Competition :) There are plenty games and it would be great to play through as many games as possible.



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Posted Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:17 AM

Weird side note.        is it just me or are there too many PINNED topics in this HSC section?



#13 DZ-Jay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:12 PM

Weird side note.        is it just me or are there too many PINNED topics in this HSC section?

 

Yeah... At least the CvW thread can be unpinned.  It was handy back in 2013 but now it's just in the way. :)

 

    -dZ.



#14 Rev OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:31 PM

Maybe past seasons can be consolidated into one pinned thread?

#15 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:04 AM

Maybe past seasons can be consolidated into one pinned thread?

 

Im going through it now :)



#16 Oscar G. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:12 AM

Cool. The ideas displayed in this thread make total sense to me. Thank you for organising the HSC again.

 

I can only stress the importance of fairness and respect of the rules and dates. Cheers.  



#17 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 5, 2016 12:34 PM

I do not like the extra point system to be honest. When I am not wrong  you gave me two and Oscar one extra point for new records, correct? If you give a extra point for every new record you enable weird and unfair situations. So if we play a game with a low Highscore, I could break that record, stop playing, make a new record, stop again and do this over and over. So I would get an extra point for every new record and even if someone beats my record at the end I probably have more points than him, because I got maybe 10 extra points for new records and he just one.

 

This system also motivates to play worse than you can, because you could leave some space to improve your score for more points.

 

Honestly I would completely cut all extra points for new records. This would "hurt" me most actually, since I got more extra points than Oscar did. But if you want to keep that, please change the system to ONE extra point for just ONE Player who broke the record in the final results. As I explained the actual system invites to abuse it.

 

All in all I am not really satisfied with that scoring system. The winning is not rewarded enough. Just imagine a player wins 5 rounds in a row the another player always ends in the 2nd place. The lead will only be 5 points, which means if the leading player sucks in one single game he could loose his lead, even if he smashed all the other rounds all other players. Even worse: If he not actually sucks in that game, but ends in 7th place with a very small deficit in the final score.


Edited by Ignorama, Tue Apr 5, 2016 12:40 PM.


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Posted Tue Apr 5, 2016 12:46 PM

I like this system : 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0.

 

What do you think ?

 

Could we play soon ? 

 

Otherwise, I will sell my system and all the games  :-D 



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Posted Tue Apr 5, 2016 12:48 PM

I like Scalpels scoring system too, even if I would not give 0 to any participant.

 

But Scalpel, we already play and the first round already ended :D






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