Who Squares Wins!

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3:19pm
3:19pm, 16 Jul 2018
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McGoohan
Sorry I'm bringing my Conquercise chips-on-my-shoulder to this game. ;-)
3:25pm
3:25pm, 16 Jul 2018
6818 posts
Mandymoo
McG i will still give it a go and will pray for a miraculous recovery from the ribs.....
3:32pm
3:32pm, 16 Jul 2018
94 posts
Wallman
MTB Monday🤗🚴🏼‍♂️
3:35pm
3:35pm, 16 Jul 2018
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Diogenes
You missed a bit!
3:38pm
3:38pm, 16 Jul 2018
95 posts
Wallman
I know Dio, I just need to lake to dry up😉
3:42pm
3:42pm, 16 Jul 2018
5787 posts
Iron Thigh Girl
ooooo. I walked far enough out of square to walk back into the square for two tiny boxes.
3:50pm
3:50pm, 16 Jul 2018
52 posts
roberton
@ITG I sympathise: as well as Genoa being hot atm, it looked like it was all hills (or sea). Not the best for WSW!
rhb
4:36pm
4:36pm, 16 Jul 2018
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rhb
Blimey Wallman, you've been busy! 173-0, you can take rest of week off!
5:01pm
5:01pm, 16 Jul 2018
5885 posts
chunkywizard
good effort! I did 20Km nearly all in my square at lunch on a bike and only managed 80 odd squares in 40mins. How long does it take to do 173 squares?
5:03pm
5:03pm, 16 Jul 2018
101 posts
Maccatheknacca
Looks like I dodged a bullet there rhb. Good effort last week, I guess you had more of a life outside the grid than me !

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This game is still in the prototype stage, so it's not quite up to standard yet, but I thought it'd be useful to get your thoughts.

Unfortunately, with apologies to those of you without watches, it's a GPS game ONLY, so you will need some kind of GPS upload, whether that's from a Garmin, app, file or whatevs.

I've entered you all for the game, and generated a set of matches at random. Every Monday at midday, the matches will end and you'll be paired up against someone else. The pairing will be based on the ranking system, so if you've improved your ranking by winning your match, you'll be paired against someone of a similar ranking. Likewise, if you lose, you'll be put up against someone else who lost - at least until the rankings all settle down a bit after a few months.

I've set your home location as per your Fetch profile. You'll be able to change this once I've built that functionality. One of you has a latitude/longitude of 0,0, so unless you do most of your running off the coast of Africa, you're destined to lose for now. Give me a shout if that's you. More updates to the location system soon.

When you follow the link, you'll see a series of matches - one of which will be your match. Click the scores to see the scoring grid and (for your own match) your map. Your opponent will not be able to see your map, just you. Click anywhere on the score grid, and it'll zoom in to that square on the map, so you can check its boundaries.

Two daily points for running, one daily point for biking, and double points if you're the first person through that square that day (based on the time you log the training, not the time you ran/biked it).

Undoubtedly there will be some bugs and questions about game play, so please do shout out if anything seems to be wrong. Please watch [this thread] to share your issues, to avoid reporting the same issue twice.

RANKINGS
From now on, you can win up to 36 ranking points per match, broken down as follows:

12 dependent on ranking
Based on how your ranking compares to your opponent, just like it is currently.

12 based on how close the match was
If you more-or-less shared the squares, you'll get 6 points each; if it's a walkover you'll pick up the whole 12. If you win 63-42, you get 12*63/(63+42) points, and your opponent will get 12*42/(63+42) points.

12 based on the total squares owned
There are 225 squares in total. So if the score was 63-42, you'd each pick up (63+42)/225*12 points each. A reward to both players for exploring as much of the grid as possible.

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