| Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 10:59 pm |
When W3C last announced changes to score penalties applied after acceptance of an award, it said:
"The award penalty is 1000 score points for the first award, 300 score points for the second group of awards and 100 score points for the third group of awards."
"The score penalty is reduced by 7 points each day and its influence on the score will wane in time."
I appreciate the page that shows "Some factors that contribute to the Score," but the following additional information would be helpful, especially for deciding whether to accept an award, when to compete for a high award in a given month, or when to take actions that improve the country/enterprise long term but lower the score short term.
1. A list of individual penalties, including the date the penalty began, which country/enterprise accepted the award, and the date the penalty will have completely disappeared. As it is, multiple penalties appear to be lumped together as "Score Penalty Accepted Awards."
2. A graph showing the several penalties, each represented by different colored line, with a unique line showing all the penalties combined.
I'm skeptical that the penalties actually drop 7 points each day. In one of my countries, the penalty was -685 a couple of days ago, and now it is -670. The difference 15 is not divisible by 7.
Also, that drop of 15 over the course of 2-3 days involves up to four separate penalties, but there's no way of knowing for sure without more information:
Unity rated #7 on 5/1/13
Cooperative Enterprises rated #15 on 5/1/13
Cooperative Enterprises rated #8 on 6/1/13
Cooperative Enterprises rated #13 on 7/1/13
There has been more clarity in the past year on how the score is calculated, but there's still plenty of room for improvement in my opinion. The suggestions above do not even reach how "Some factors that contribute to the Score" leave out at least half of the things that affect the score.
| Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 11:04 pm |
There have been several announcements of the Team that those Initial numbers have been changed and if you look up the Documentation you can see this:
'The award reduction is 1500 score points for the first award, 500 score points for the second group of awards and 200 score points for the third group of awards. The award penalty becomes larger if the player accepts more awards. If awards are refused, the penalty for the refused awards does not apply. If any award in any of the worlds is accepted, a penalty is applied to all the countries and enterprises that are owned by the player in all the worlds. The score penalty is reduced by 5 points each day and its influence on the score will wane in time'