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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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a good suggestion

i have a suggestion which i think is a good one:
i suggest that if a player doesn't make any mistake, he will get an extra precent for every correct pick.
for example, if a player make 11 correct picks, and he has 80 points, he will have a 11% bonus, which means he will have 88 points (rounded down).
tell me what you think about it plz.
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Re: a good suggestion

not a bad idea actually, although it will mean much more work for the manager.

But of course this way, it will make people more reluctant to pick an upset and take risk. I am sure that type of players (which we have quite a lot in this ATP PAW) will object this idea

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Re: a good suggestion

so why don't we vote for it?
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Re: a good suggestion

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not a bad idea actually
Not a bad idea indeed

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although it will mean much more work for the manager
why? I don't remember the tournament, in which someone had 100% won picks.

We can discuss that yet.
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Re: a good suggestion

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why? I don't remember the tournament, in which someone had 100% won picks.

We can discuss that yet.
I think the idea is to add X% to the total points, depending on how many correct picks.

Say if you have 3 correct picks your total points will be added by 3%, regardless of how many incorrect picks you have.

So the more correct picks, the more percentage will be added to your total points.

Please don't create a vote untill we got more confirmation from the other managers. I personally am ok with the idea, seems that it will bring something new to the game

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Re: a good suggestion

It sounds good
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Re: a good suggestion

In my opinion this is not a good idea. Why? It's simple - the main task in PAW is to collect points, not correct pics.
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Re: a good suggestion

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In my opinion this is not a good idea. Why? It's simple - the main task in PAW is to collect points, not correct pics.
ever wonder why the game is called pick a winner, not pick an upset? that's why I kind of agree with the idea.

lately, it seems that people (including me) tend to go with the big pointers just for the sake of not fall too behind incase the upset happens.

This way, at least there's a motivation for people to get their pick right and get rewarded with extra points. Of course, for those who like to take risk, this way the risk will be higher, but the return will be bigger too

One other thing, it will prevent lots of tie position in the league table, as this way, we will have a two decimal points (due to the percentage calculations)

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* too much work for the managers

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Re: a good suggestion

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Say if you have 3 correct picks your total points will be added by 3%, regardless of how many incorrect picks you have.
Wait, I though you ment the situation that someone has got 100% won picks

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i suggest that if a player doesn't make any mistake, he will get an extra precent for every correct pick
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Re: a good suggestion

I might interpret it wrong though

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Re: a good suggestion

I don't like this idea, PAW game is clear in current format and it works very good
I don't see any reasons to change it
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Wait, I though you ment the situation that someone has got 100% won picks
So my idea is:

if someone has 100% correct pics he recieve as many extra pics as the tournament has:

example:
Wimbledon: 26 pics - 26 correct - 26 extra points.
Barcelona: 16 pics - 16 correct - 16 extra points.

But id DOES NOT have any sense because situation when someone has all pics correct is too unexpected to debate about this.
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Re: a good suggestion

And if we look at this idea from the other side (extra points for every correct pic) is illogical:

- if you pic correctly - you win points from 2 sources
- if you pic incorrectly - you lose points from 2 sources.

This is stupid thinking. We can create many other sources: extra points for good pic that gives us more than 20 points, penalty points if you have more than 3 incorrect pics, extra 10 points for the first position after 1st round, extra 20 points after 2nd round, etc., etc.
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Re: a good suggestion

what i mean is that if someone picks only 11 picks for example, and he got them all right, he will get 11% bonus, even if the tournement allows 13 picks.
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Re: a good suggestion

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I don't like this idea, PAW game is clear in current format and it works very good
I don't see any reasons to change it
I agree with hallso that PAW is clear in current format and it should not be changed.

Having said that even though this game is entertaining and popular, it is seriously flawed and the name PICK A WINNER is a misdescription. Like another member said it should be called PICK AN UPSET instead

In this game you are rewarded more for points than for picking more correct winners. At the moment the winning category is points and then correct number of picks. Ideally it should be the reverse with correct number of points being first winning category and then decided on number of points.

But PAW is a successful game and it would be wrong to change it. Having extra % points for correct picks would be a mistake.

One option is to start another game where you are actually rewarded for PICKING A WINNER with points as a second category. This game would entail more skill in picking your selections rather than going for the big points upset. In time this game if there was one would be bigger than PAW as you are rewarded more for your skill rather than chancing an upset.

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