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League of Goons 2018: Results!

Discussion in 'League of Goons 2018' started by Hixee, May 28, 2018.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Life has been a bit full-on these last few weeks, so I've just got round to sorting this out. I'm going to do a slightly reduced set of results each quarter, and only dump all the graphs and things in the final results at the end of the year. Anyway...

    Q1 results

    The first quarter is over, and the results are in! First off, let's start with some statistics.

    We've had 24 members sign up so far, which is great to see. Of those 24 members, 11 of you have logged points in the first quarter. You've scored a total of 5705 points, visited a total of 79 parks and ridden 310 coasters.

    Without further ado, here's the table, as it stands at the close of Q1:

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    Congratulations to @gavin, @HeartlineCoaster and @Hixee (me!) for their podium positions this quarter. You'll each recieve 40, 30 and 20 trophy points respectively.

    In future results posts, we'll also do a little league table and compare how members' positions have shifted as the year has progressed!

    And here's a world map, with all of the parks visited in Q1 shown. I've got two different types of map here - one normal with all the parks visted plotted once. The second one is a heat-map, with each visit to each park plotted, and the heat-map applied accordingly (density based). Let me know which one (if either) you prefer!

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    If you have any ideas for stats or visualisations you'd like to see, please get in touch and I'll see what I can do! Although I'm well aware I might be the only one who actively enjoys doing this kind of thing... ;)
     
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  2. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Going to enjoy my 1st quarter victory while I can, before it tumbles into obscurity in the 2nd. "Obscurity" being outside the top 3 obviously.
     
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  3. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Member

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    It's fun to have a little geography goon test with those maps and play name that park.
    What's the market value of these trophy points? ;)
     
  4. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Not been that much point logging so far, a little surprised at that.

    I always look forward to the graphs etc that you produce Hixee, I also appreciate that Gavin helped spread the map markers already by visiting New Zealand. I wonder how much of the map we'll cover this year?
     
  5. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Funny you say that - the numbers actually say the opposite (as a comparison to last year). In 2017 we had 11 out of 28 signed-up members submitting a total of 4735 points, but this year we've had 11 out of 24 signed-up members submitting a total of 5705. That's a 17% climb in participation and a 20% increase in number of points submitted! I don't have the spreadsheet on hand right away, but it would be interesting to see how many separate submissions have been made - I wonder if people have been submitting higher scoring visits, and therefore giving the impression that there hasn't been much activity.

    Yeah, the heat-map thing is pretty nifty, isn't it? Might investigate some other things as the months go on. No promises, but watch this space!
     
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Currently, not much, but after the reckoning they'll be traded for food, water and posting-on-CF rights.
     
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  7. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Member

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    In reverse order of importance.
     
  8. witchfinder

    witchfinder New Member

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    I think we all like the visualisations, so please keep up the great work! :)

    Might be too hard to do but what about a journey map for each entrant that shows a 'route' between the parks the've visited over the year, in date order? Kind of like the scenes in the Indiana Jones films where he travels from one location to another. So for me it would be the Orlando Parks, then Tampa, Staffordshire, Glasgow, Staffordshire again and so on...
     
  9. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Q2 results

    We're halfway through the year, and you're all logging points like crazy!

    We've had 26 members sign up so far, which is great to see. Of those 26 members, 19 of you have logged points in the second quarter. You've scored a total of 20576 points, visited a total of 255 parks and ridden 1559 coasters. Wow!

    Without further ado, here's the table, as it stands at the close of Q2:

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    Congratulations to @Nic, @iac17 and @HeartlineCoaster for their podium positions this quarter. You'll each recieve 40, 30 and 20 trophy points respectively.

    Let's see how the total points are looking at the moment, and see how we've shuffled around from last quarter. Interestingly, there's a sizable spread of points in the top three, each being separated by over 450 points.

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    The big changes are:
    - @Nic and @iac17 flying in to the top three as new entries this quarter.
    - @Ben, @JoshC. and myself tumbling down the table. Mostly due to the huge number of new participants this quarter.
    - We've generally seen very little upward movement by the members who logged points in Q1.

    And here's a world map, with all of the parks visited in Q2 shown. I've got two different types of map here - one normal with all the parks visted plotted once. The second one is a heat-map, with each visit to each park plotted, and the heat-map applied accordingly (density based). Let me know which one (if either) you prefer!

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    If you have any ideas for stats or visualisations you'd like to see, please get in touch and I'll see what I can do! Although I'm well aware I might be the only one who actively enjoys doing this kind of thing... ;)
     
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  10. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Ooo, the heat map is interesting, pretty much what I would have expected to see - it would be interesting to see another one at the end of the year, some of those spots could get pretty intense!
     
  11. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Where's a complete database of roller coaster names, locations, and stats when you need one. :p

    Great graphics!
     
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  12. Pear

    Pear Member

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    Aw man I was so close!
     
  13. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Q3 results

    We're out of the summer, so the mass point logging is winding back a bit, and we're heading into the end of the season.

    We've had 27 members sign up so far, which is great to see. Of those 27 members, 19 of you have logged points in the third quarter. You've scored a total of 15515 points, visited a total of 250 parks and ridden 1611 coasters. Awesome!

    Without further ado, here's the table, as it stands at the close of Q3:

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    Congratulations to @Thekingin64, @HeartlineCoaster and @gavin for their podium positions this quarter. You'll each recieve 40, 30 and 20 trophy points respectively. Compared to last quarter, this has been a close race, with only 118 points separating all three - that's nearly one park trip!

    Let's see how the total points are looking at the moment, and see how we've shuffled around from last quarter.

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    The things to note are:
    - Massive gains by @Thekingin64.
    - @HeartlineCoaster holding strong at the top, now looking like he's home and dry.
    - Not much separating 2nd and 3rd, and a few other bunches in the table too. Some end-of-season trips could mix this up again.

    And here's a world map, with all of the parks visited in Q3 shown. I've got two different types of map here. One normal with all the parks visted plotted once. The second one is a heat-map, with each visit to each park plotted, and the heat-map applied accordingly (density based).

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    Into the final quarter now, enjoy!
     
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  14. Thekingin64

    Thekingin64 Member

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    Yay, 2 massive theme park trips in the same quarter always helps things! Didn't expect to be top though....
     
  15. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Great! So if I want to catch up to Gavin, I just need to ride Mystic Timbers 313 times in the front row during Winterfest. Easy!
     
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  16. Hixee

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    Q4 results

    The year has drawn to a close. We have, not surprisingly, seen a drop off in the final quarter as the many of the parks shut down for the year. Beat Q1 though, probably thanks to halloween!

    We've had 28 members sign up so far, which is great to see. Of those 28 members, 15 of you have logged points in the fourth quarter. You've scored a total of 8115 points, visited a total of 90 parks and ridden 503 coasters. Great!

    Without further ado, here's the table, as it stands at the close of Q4:

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    Congratulations to @Coasterfreck, @gavin and @HeartlineCoaster for their podium positions this quarter. This quarter was a runaway for Coasterfreck, I think thanks to all of his ORPs!

    I'll skip the annual points summary in this post, and do an annual post shortly.

    Here's a world map, with all of the parks visited in Q4 shown. I've got two different types of map here. One normal with all the parks visted plotted once. The second one is a heat-map, with each visit to each park plotted, and the heat-map applied accordingly (density based).

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    Watch this space for the final results!
     
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  17. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Well, there we have it! The points have all been tallied up, and so I can finally do the last results post!

    I'll start with some stats.

    Total sign-ups: 28 (Down 6 from last year.)
    Total participants: 24 (Higher proportion that last year, but still 4 people who signed up and didn't submit a single point.)
    Total points logged: 55911 (Almost a 10% rise from last year.)
    Total coasters ridden: 3983
    Total parks visited: 674

    I've got a few other interesting stats and things to share, but I'll save those for after the main results.

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    There we have it! @HeartlineCoaster, @gavin and @iac17 coming in first, second and third respectively. A fairly sizable spread here, with almost 1500 points separating first and second place, and another 700 between second and thrid. Excellent work by everyone this year, it's been very high scoring!

    For completeness, let's close off with all of the results.

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    So, on to some more numbers and pictures.

    Firstly, here's a visualisation of how you've each earned your points this year. These are normalised scores, simply showing the proportion of a member's points that they've earnt in each month. I think it's interesting to see how some members have had one large month, whilst others have been slower and steadier.

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    I also had a couple more graphs that I had running throughout the year (the two graphs above are only generated once all the data is collected), which provide a nice visualisation of the points collected each quarter and the overall distribution of the total scores.

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    I've also done a bit of number crunching now all of the final results are in, and can report the following tidbits of information:

    Most points in a single submission: @Coasterfreck with his trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on 8th October 2018 (690 points).

    Least points in a single submission: Shout out to @GuyWithAStick for several "5 point" submissions - but you trumped even yourself this year with a 4 point submission!

    Highest number of parks visited: @HeartlineCoaster wins this one, not surprisingly, having visited 92 parks!

    Highest number of different parks visited: It's @HeartlineCoaster again! He visited a whopping 82 different parks this year!

    Most visited parks: Seem to have been fewer repeat visits this year, but SFGAm still holding strong at the top.
    1. Six Flags Great America - 47 visits, 6.8% of the total!
    2. Alton Towers - 26 visits, 3.7% of the total.
    3. Phantasialand - 24 visits, 3.5% of the total.

    Finally, here's a world map with all of the parks visited in 2018 shown. Impressive to see quite how many places have been visited.

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    Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and made it a competitive (but fun) tournament!

    If you have any ideas for stats or visualisations you'd like to see in 2019, please get in touch and I'll see what I can do!

    See you for the 2019 League!
     
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  18. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Brilliant stuff! Thanks for everything this year!

    Sorry not sorry for keeping SFGAm the top spot :p
     
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  19. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Member

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  20. Thekingin64

    Thekingin64 Member

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    Fantastic stuff as always! I know I had a massive year this year but wasn't expecting 5th! Also, although he doesn't post much here, I am good friends with @Coasterfreck outside of CF so I know he'll be happy with his Q4 win!
     

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