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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:03 am

Not a brag, more a commentary on the nature of 2^level scoring.

I got 2% damage on a level 10 and though I lost the mission I scored more than twice as many points.

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It does sorta tick me off that I never transform to ram high levels only ever try and hit them with my weapon. Against lower levels I will transform and ram at a decent frequency (maybe 20-25% of all attacks) versus 0% in ~150 missions with somewhere between 50-100 weapon attacks against levels 8+.
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby Glyph » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:24 am

Yeah... Insofar as Ryan/Vir thought it through, I'm pretty sure 2^x scoring was really never designed with mixed-level missions in mind.

On tactics, unless something's changed behind the scenes (and I suspect it probably hasn't) the target's level was never taken into account when choosing which attack to do. Only your tactic level mattered.
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:28 pm

Glyph wrote:On tactics, unless something's changed behind the scenes (and I suspect it probably hasn't) the target's level was never taken into account when choosing which attack to do. Only your tactic level mattered.


That's what I thought, that's why it seems weird to me. Granted, I don't get many attacks in most of the 1-11 missions and now that I think about it I was a repairer for about 2/3rds of those missions, so that 50 number would be a lot less since we can't count missions I wouldn't have transformed to attack anyway. (I do have 3 repairs against higher levels and a handful more against lower levels).
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:40 pm

Glyph wrote:Yeah... Insofar as Ryan/Vir thought it through, I'm pretty sure 2^x scoring was really never designed with mixed-level missions in mind.


Yeah 2^level scoring never made sense.
I always thought triangular scoring would be more appropriate.
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, 66, 78
versus
1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048

It would make getting to level 11 much more difficult (probably about 10x as long to get to level 11, but only about 3x to get to level 8), but levels 0-4 would go a little faster and upper levels would not become 'xp whores' in cross level missions. Of course base costs could also be adjusted by a factor to make it a little more reasonable.
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:01 pm

Got 4 rams in on Magnus Prime, a level 11. 137,266 for a level 2. Well I guess I'll be level 3 after this mission! Autobots may have won the battle, but I was certainly the long term beneficiary here.

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby Super Megatron » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:13 am

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby Super Megatron » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:16 am

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sprockitz wrote:For the first time in my HMW career I know what it feels like to be one of the leeches!! How appropriate that it was Lucky Louie. Thank you Super Megatron for letting me leech some xp off you.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=99791

I more than doubled my total xp, going from 24k to 57k!!


Oh, you've been doing your share of leeching off of me lately. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:18 pm

Super Megatron wrote:
sprockitz wrote:For the first time in my HMW career I know what it feels like to be one of the leeches!! How appropriate that it was Lucky Louie. Thank you Super Megatron for letting me leech some xp off you.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=99791

I more than doubled my total xp, going from 24k to 57k!!


Oh, you've been doing your share of leeching off of me lately. :HEADHURTS:


Hey, I gotta keep you healthy so you can do the real damage to our enemies. My X-Ray laser can only do 1% to any decent opponent and that's if I'm lucky enough to hit.

Here is a pretty good one. 216,450!!

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby steve2275 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:53 am

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144208 isnt bad fore just 2 repairs on 11
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby Super Megatron » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:19 pm

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby botomb » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:38 pm

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:25 pm

botomb wrote:First time over 100k exp. Thanks Super Megatron


http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar/view_mission.php?mission_id=108881


It doesn't seem to happen often, but when a level 1-2 gets a repair on a level 11 it is a nice jackpot!! Got you halfway through level 2 in 1 mission.
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby Super Megatron » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:27 pm

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby steve2275 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:04 am

Motto: "it may not get better
but it wont get any worse"
steve2275 wrote:http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar/view_mission.php?mission_id=89934
244736 in a losing effort....pure medic 6 repairs (on a level 10 with 9 end while having 9 repair points)
i had to re read the log cause i thought i just had 244

i was watching the last ship on http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/the-last- ... helastship and saw that i did
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255376
204480
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... _id=114357
385,888
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... _id=115270
worth the stasis lock

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... _id=123634
almost 246810
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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:47 am

A personal best for me. Louie breaks the 1/2 million barrier with 549,032!!

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby Psychout » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:47 am

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Consider this an 'anti-'brag, but it's bloody hilarious.

Why you probably shouldn't just blindly dump an L5 into a 1-11.

Not that it will stop me...

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby sprockitz » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:34 am

We may not have been able to put any bots in stasis lock, but they couldn't finish us off either. We eventually got them to give up and retreat. Oh, and did I mention Louie managed to earn 800,744 xp in the process!!

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Re: BRAGGING THREAD and High Score list (first post)

Postby steve2275 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:40 am

Motto: "it may not get better
but it wont get any worse"
sprockitz wrote:We may not have been able to put any bots in stasis lock, but they couldn't finish us off either. We eventually got them to give up and retreat. Oh, and did I mention Louie managed to earn 800,744 xp in the process!!

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... _id=128960

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