Sisu: Newbieness & Scoring
- Sisu, some time ago you asked: (1) whether the Join
or Score list is more relevant in determining one's
"importance" in #KIA; and (2) how to improve your
score. Hope you're still interested in a response!
(1) Like Sander said, there seems to be "degrees
of newbieness" in #KIA so I've opted for the Join
List, which means that in 100 years you could still
be a "Newbie" to anyone who joined before April 2000.
Consolation: If you're young, you'll outlive them!
(2) As for improving your 600+ total points, well,
let's make that 680 points (equivalent to 10 hrs of
Omni), and let's assume that in an hour you score,
on average, 6.8 questions. Conclusion: From April
to October you spent 100 hrs playing in #KIA,
approximately 14 hrs a month, 3-1/2 hrs a week,
1/2 hr a day. You have two choices:-
a) increase your time online - 100 hrs a month, 25
hrs a week, 3-1/2 hrs a day would give you a monthly
score of 680 points and a placing in the Top20; 7
hrs a day would put you in the Top10; and 16 hrs a
day could make you #1 with 3046 points.
(b) smarten up your game play (there are NO rules
prohibiting cheating/antisocial behaviour) - you
can easily go from 6.8 answers an hr to 25+ by
getting cable to improve your connection speed;
taking speed typing lessons; feefing (especially
from Newbies); getting a techie to teach you how
to do remotes/aliases so you can auto/answer
Internet Code and other repetitive questions in
0-3 seconds; cutting out chat; putting everyone
except Omni on /ignore to avoid snide comments
designed to distract you; logging and editing your
sessions so you have a personal search engine;
buying a small encyclopedia of facts (a great tip
I got from MOdreams); and (my favourite) d/loading
lists from the web on every conceivable category
from Soccer to "Chat-language" (which, incidentally,
includes the dumb Newbie question "What is foms?"
but when asked by Omni it's worth a point, thereby
miraculously transforming it into a challenging and
intelligent question fit for a TrivGod - hehe).
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