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08/29/2008 09:06:23 AM · #1
Hey there everyone I know you all are excited about the signups and trying to get your team ready for our 3rd season of the DPC Olympics.

I just wanted everyone to know that I will start a thread on Wednesday morning directly after roll over and allow people to start making their teams.

What we are going to do is start with teams of 8 and see how that goes. Depending on the # of people playing we might bump it up to 10 or more. There can be no more than a total of 16 teams.

Team picking does not begin until then (to be fair) so if you want to get a team together now that is fine but it's not final until I open a new thread. FWIW I will be playing this year as well so I have to stick with my original team , hahaha. :D

Scoring is still not set but more than likely will be based off of your average then the difference will be contributed to the teams over all average. (will explain in more details later).

Questions or comments??? ASK THEM HERE

08/29/2008 09:44:38 AM · #2
Free form teams or still country based?
08/29/2008 10:08:19 AM · #3
Joeseph, I'd like to make a suggesting about the scoring that may make it a bit more like the olympics. I'd like to suggest medals for the top 3 finishers from the olympics for each theme. Gold, dilver and bronze for the competitors from the olympic teams who finish the best amoung the olympians. This could add another demention to the scoring as far as a medal count. Perhaps someone could design medals that the top finishers could display on thier portfolio page. What does everyone think of this?
08/29/2008 11:12:36 AM · #4
Originally posted by neophyte:

Joeseph, I'd like to make a suggesting about the scoring that may make it a bit more like the olympics. I'd like to suggest medals for the top 3 finishers from the olympics for each theme. Gold, dilver and bronze for the competitors from the olympic teams who finish the best amoung the olympians. This could add another demention to the scoring as far as a medal count. Perhaps someone could design medals that the top finishers could display on thier portfolio page. What does everyone think of this?


Hey not a bad idea?

Or what if I gave x amount of points to the top teams that have the top 3 members of all the scores.
So the person with the highest score out of everyone would earn their team extra points for that week. Those points would be added to the team points that come the teams average of previous to current difference in overall personal average.
understand?
08/29/2008 11:13:33 AM · #5
Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Free form teams or still country based?


Yes for now that is how we will do it. I don't see why I would want to change it really but I'm sure this season we can come up with better names than superman and spiderman right???
08/29/2008 11:15:53 AM · #6
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Free form teams or still country based?


Yes for now that is how we will do it. I don't see why I would want to change it really but I'm sure this season we can come up with better names than superman and spiderman right???


Like Hulk! Iron Man! Wonder Women!
08/29/2008 11:34:27 AM · #7
Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Free form teams or still country based?


Yes for now that is how we will do it. I don't see why I would want to change it really but I'm sure this season we can come up with better names than superman and spiderman right???


Like Hulk! Iron Man! Wonder Women!


LMAO
08/29/2008 11:36:36 AM · #8
Can we push the start date up a month?
Or back a month, which ever makes it later.

Message edited by author 2008-08-29 13:01:18.
08/29/2008 11:45:11 AM · #9
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Free form teams or still country based?


Yes for now that is how we will do it. I don't see why I would want to change it really but I'm sure this season we can come up with better names than superman and spiderman right???


1) Just to clarify... You answered an A or B type question with a yes..

Free Form teams or Country based?

2) How many challenges do you have to enter per week? Is it just the open challenges?
08/29/2008 12:35:16 PM · #10
I would like to request a later start date as well.... please.
08/29/2008 01:41:47 PM · #11
Originally posted by cptpoland:

I would like to request a later start date as well.... please.


When would you like to start?
08/29/2008 02:09:31 PM · #12
Middle of October if that is possible. It would make things a lot easier for me. Thank you.
08/29/2008 02:31:16 PM · #13
I'm also voting for at least another 2 week extention.

Originally posted by cptpoland:

Middle of October if that is possible. It would make things a lot easier for me. Thank you.


That's ok with me too.

I'm still not totally clear on the scoring system that will be used. Wasn't too kean on that idea of differencing out the avgs. I won't jump the gun till I get more info.

Thanks :)

Edit:
If an extention isn't possible is a 10week run or keep it at 8?

Message edited by author 2008-08-29 14:55:33.
08/29/2008 02:39:05 PM · #14
Yeah what does differencing the averages even mean? The scoring system as it stands is great b/c someone with a low average can still help the team out with a winning pic every once in a while. I know I take risks on my photos just in case some voters like it, I think if my true 'average' were being kept track of that would really stifle me. Or i'm just misunderstanding all of this... GO POLAND
08/29/2008 02:49:28 PM · #15
For those of you that are requesting a mid oct start date... DD has already stated that the games will be 12 weeks this time...so a mid october start date means that it would cross over the holidays, which would not be good because everyone is really busy.

So I like the original idea of a sept 16 start date which would have them ending in the first half of december. :)
08/29/2008 02:49:42 PM · #16
I knew that would through someone off..

I will explain the scores a little bit later but to sum it up I'm not trying to complete score how everything is done. I'm only trying to avoid errors we have had in the past. most teams have the same scores until about 5 weeks into the DPCO so I am working on eliminating that issue. Also it isn't really a competition if you have a stacked team and they are kicking the crap out of everyone so I need a ligament scoring system that allows all teams to be even.

08/29/2008 02:50:25 PM · #17
Originally posted by basssman7:

For those of you that are requesting a mid oct start date... DD has already stated that the games will be 12 weeks this time...so a mid october start date means that it would cross over the holidays, which would not be good because everyone is really busy.

So I like the original idea of a sept 16 start date which would have them ending in the first half of december. :)


Which is why I started it so soon, Thanks bassman.
08/29/2008 02:52:50 PM · #18
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Hey not a bad idea?

Or what if I gave x amount of points to the top teams that have the top 3 members of all the scores.
So the person with the highest score out of everyone would earn their team extra points for that week. Those points would be added to the team points that come the teams average of previous to current difference in overall personal average.
understand?


Sure, Extra points, albiet less for silver and bronze too. ALso keep track of the medals so teams might not win points for overall performance there'll be sense of pride of having medals won by those on their team.
08/29/2008 02:55:58 PM · #19
How does picking teams work? If you weren't on a team last time, do you just get on Wed. night and beg?
08/29/2008 02:57:10 PM · #20
Also in addition to the ribbons that the top 3 teams get at the end of this season there will be a little extra gift for the 1st place winning team.

I don't want to give it away yet because it's a surprise but it's worth playing for.

No it's not a new car or anything super expensive but it is something that everyone could use.
08/29/2008 02:57:41 PM · #21
I also think the medal and point system would resolve some of the scoring issues you've mentioned and level the playing field in a fair way. As it sits now, a team can fall so far behind that they may lose interest in the competition. Perhaps if they could win some quick points through a medal winner on their team, they could get back in the running.

I plan to participate either way but I think this would be cool and might make it more interesting for everyone.
08/29/2008 03:00:09 PM · #22
Originally posted by cynthiann:

How does picking teams work? If you weren't on a team last time, do you just get on Wed. night and beg?


Yes... Depending on where you were born I will place you on a team. The teams will be picked as a first come first serve so if team red has already picked their team in the threads and all the people don't post and say I'm on team red before you do then you will be placed in team red (if you were born there) and somone will not get to play that thought they were.
This is the only way I can make it fair for people to play. (sorry)

don't you know there was a country named red???

Do you understand what I'm trying to say?
08/29/2008 03:00:10 PM · #23
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Also in addition to the ribbons that the top 3 teams get at the end of this season there will be a little extra gift for the 1st place winning team.

I don't want to give it away yet because it's a surprise but it's worth playing for.

No it's not a new car or anything super expensive but it is something that everyone could use.


How bout a nice VR lens?
08/29/2008 03:01:00 PM · #24
Originally posted by neophyte:

I also think the medal and point system would resolve some of the scoring issues you've mentioned and level the playing field in a fair way. As it sits now, a team can fall so far behind that they may lose interest in the competition. Perhaps if they could win some quick points through a medal winner on their team, they could get back in the running.

I plan to participate either way but I think this would be cool and might make it more interesting for everyone.


EXACTLY!!!! you hit the nail on the head with that one.
08/29/2008 03:01:36 PM · #25
Originally posted by basssman7:

Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

Also in addition to the ribbons that the top 3 teams get at the end of this season there will be a little extra gift for the 1st place winning team.

I don't want to give it away yet because it's a surprise but it's worth playing for.

No it's not a new car or anything super expensive but it is something that everyone could use.


How bout a nice VR lens?


I'm still trying to get me a new one.. so...
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