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Old 13 July 2008, 20:34   #1
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EAB/Lemon Super League 2008: Round 8 - What Lotus III Game Mode?

Pretty self-explanatory I would think... basically just vote what mode you would like to play for Lotus III in the next round.

For those not familiar with the game: Timer is purely racing against the clock, arcade-style (obviously) and Cup is a Championship-type thing where you score points for your finishing position.

Now I would rather do the Cup mode, as we did the Timer mode in the old EAB league at the end of last year. But that's just me... vote away, people. You've got until Saturday.

Also (pretty important I feel) can people only genuinely interested in taking part in the competition vote please, as we don't want the votes distorted. Thanks.
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Old 13 July 2008, 20:39   #2
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I think timer is more fun since the difference between the times can be much smaller than the points in the cup Thus leading to a more interesting competition
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Old 13 July 2008, 20:46   #3
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Well said, TCD
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Old 13 July 2008, 21:07   #4
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Sorry - but like Graham I also find racing for positions more fun.

Isn't there also the total time you used displayed in Cup mode? Because then we could use the total time as tie-breaker when 2+ peops have the same championship points.
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Only at the end of individual races, I think. I don't think it displays a total time at any point unfortunately. But what's wrong with a good old-fashioned tie anyway
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Old 13 July 2008, 21:09   #6
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I'm with TCD: Timer FTW!
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I'm with TCD: Timer FTW!
Are you really going to play with us Shoon?
Would be an honour to compete against you
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Also (pretty important I feel) can people only genuinely interested in taking part in the competition vote please, as we don't want the votes distorted. Thanks.
Damn!
Now I WILL HAVE TO play this sh... ... ...



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Since I whipped all of you on Timer last time, I need the opportunity to do it on Cup.
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Yay, Shoon is in
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But what's wrong with a good old-fashioned tie anyway
Nothing at all. I always preferred them over X-Wings anyway. Especially the Interceptor has an awesome design!
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Hello, I'm 5h00n4y and this is my first post. I has just got me very first Amiga and I'll try this Lotus 3 game you guys be talking about for the very first time. Wish me luck.

Anyways, so it is a tie (fighter), so what now?
Maybe we play both modes then?
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Anyways, so it is a tie (fighter), so what now?
I guess if e.g. the first three places got tied, everyone of those would get (15+12+10)/3 = 12.33... points. AMIRITE?
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Hello, I'm 5h00n4y and this is my first post. I has just got me very first Amiga and I'll try this Lotus 3 game you guys be talking about for the very first time. Wish me luck.
Welcome to EAB! You know it's a nice, fluffy place to be.
I wish you the best of luck with Lotus 3 newcomer. Hope it's not too confusing for you

I have you one question : If we play timer, would the one with the most first places win?
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Welcome to EAB! You know it's a nice, fluffy place to be.
I wish you the best of luck with Lotus 3 newcomer. Hope it's not too confusing for you
As a matter of fact, it is.
Too many flashy buttons, and adverts, and lights, and topics, and threads, and posts, and... and... and... ARGHHHH!!!

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I have you one question : If we play timer, would the one with the most first places win?
How about we add the times together, and the one with the less time needed to finish them wins? Oh Graham, you felt like a mathematical genius lately? Now you can!
Or use some kind of a calculating-devicey...
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I haven't competed in one of the comps before but I am in and I think timer would be better.

I have an abacus you could use, if I could just get it back from the oompa-loompas and fax it to you...

Oh no I just noticed that I broke the 3-all deadlock. So much responsibility, I'm too young for this sort of commitment.

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Oh no I just noticed that I broke the 3-all deadlock. So much responsibility, I'm too young for this sort of commitment.
Yay, thanks a lot PWLM
And tell the oompa-loompas should bring some chocolate along
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I have you one question : If we play timer, would the one with the most first places win?
Have you ever played this game before

We just simply add up all the scores - they aren't 'proper' races, you can't finish first, second, third etc

Check out the Lotus III round from Ye Olde EAB League, last year...

It would be the same as that.

Oh, and PWLM - welcome aboard, why not take part in the Alien Breed 1 & 2 compo while you're here
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I hope the 15 games we play this year won't be allowed to be voted for next EAB/Lemon-season - so we have "fresh" games 2009.
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Have you ever played this game before
Well, played : Yeah, watched the scores : No
Okay, I'll have a look this evening. (yeah should really do this before making stupid remarks )

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I hope the 15 games we play this year won't be allowed to be voted for next EAB/Lemon-season - so we have "fresh" games 2009.
Second that
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