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League of Goons 2018: Q&A

Discussion in 'League of Goons 2018' started by Hixee, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    If you have any questions regarding this year's League, post in here or PM me and your questions will be answered.
     
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  2. EndlessWire

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    Hi there! Just wanted to clarify what counts as a solo ride? Is it when you're the only rider in your row/car/train or when you're the only one in your party on the coaster?
     
  3. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Hi - happy to help. :)

    Solo means you're the only rider in the entire train. Only eligible for rides which seat four or more riders (so no solo points for an alpine coaster that only has one seat!).
     
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    EndlessWire Active Member

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    Brilliant - thanks a lot!
     
  5. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    Can we have the June topic, please?
    I have a bad habit of forgetting if I don't post as soon as I get back from a park! :)
     
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Sorry, I closed the May one but forgot to open the June one!

    Done.
     
  7. Thekingin64

    Thekingin64 Well-Known Member

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    Quick Question: Is the UK one country/state or separate? @HeartlineCoaster has seemingly gained points for going "abroad" into Wales from England. Not complaining as such but since I'm Welsh, will be good to know in future for my ventures into England.

    (I realise he/she specified England as home country rather than UK like me. If that makes the difference, I shall have to remember to specify Wales next year!
     
  8. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Those that put "England" as their country were entered into the spreadsheet as "UK", so you don't get abroad points for anything in England/Wales/Scotland/N-Ireland. That would just be silly. :p

    I just checked and I haven't given him those points for his submissions in September - unless you're referring to a different submission? Happy to go back and correct if I've missed something.

    For what it's worth, I'm currently drafting up some thoughts about how to change the abroad/continent points next year based on the distance between a member's "home" (I'd ask for city only) and the park. Calculated based on the great circle distance, then converted in to the bonus points somehow (the bit I've not quite settled on yet). Need to try and make sure that doesn't become too much trouble to input, but over the last couple of years I've got a pretty big latitude-longitude database of parks, so it should be doable!
     
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  9. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Well-Known Member

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    Worth a shot eh. I'd argue it's no worse than counting a different state, but you're the boss.

    I've got an Oakwood in July if that needs double checking.
     
  10. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Nah, states are plenty bigger than the UK. London to Oakwood ain't like NYC to SFMM. ;)

    Checked the Oakwood points, sadly you're being deducted 10! Shouldn't matter, you're well in the lead. ;) This is why I'm thinking of changing the system up, though, won't be any mistakes if I can make it all formula driven. :p
     
  11. HeartlineCoaster

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    That's the extreme example though, there's plenty of parks inside 4 hours of a state line, and what happens at Carowinds? ;)

    New idea sounds pretty spot on. Formulas all the way.
     
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    Thekingin64 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, Thanks. Didn't actually re-calculate the points but saw the Yes to going abroad so wanted to double check with you.
     
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    Did he get points for this? I walked down this 3 times last week due to the :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing Skyride being broken again! :mad:
     
  14. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    No, he didn't get the points for that. Whilst some walkthrough type attractions count, that definitely doesn't :p

    Moved to the Q&A thread. :)
     
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    Hah, worth a try though!
     
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    Quick question from my recent trips to Towers and Blackpool, I have in total 56 ORP photos, would it be easier for me to upload them to a hosting site like dropbox, and attach the links to the albums in the LoG submision topic?
     
  17. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Good god. 56! You're the reason why I'm adding a rule to cap it at 5 per park per day next year - in line with the character submissions. But, fair is fair, there's no rule this year!

    Yeah, please just do a link. It'll clog the submissions page up way too much otherwise.
     
  18. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Woah, 56 must be a record outside of WDW's magic band?
     
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  19. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought when you mentioned a change to the limits on 'new for 2018/9' points:
    Are those one time use? Or are we meant to be claiming again for going back in the same year.
     
  20. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Given the way that it's set up at the moment, I have no easy way to track which specific rides people are claiming points for, and so I've been happy to allow New for 2018 points to be claimed once on every visit. The cap is more about preventing one visit to a brand new park with 30 new rides dominating the results. :)
     

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