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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghrit, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Aargh! I averaged 11 miles off on 5 states.

    I still think I did pretty good for those tiny states in the east with no boundary lines to fit them in. I mean... what's 11 miles? (Just a trip to the store for some of us.) :)

    Now I've got to try again.
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I didn't do as badly as I thought I would...The East is a no brainer for me...it's those fly over states that get me... :)
  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    90% Avg miss 22mi, but it was my second try. First time was 76%, 60mi avg miss.
  5. enough

    enough Monkey++

    Wow, 96%, 9 mile average.

    I took a couple guesses that panned out well. Wyoming was the big one.

    That was fun. Thanks. :)
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    First try 30 mile average

    5th try 94% 5 miles

    addictive !!!

    96% 5 miles 295 seconds ..... no more
  7. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    96% 2miles 222 secs

  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I congratulate you Slugomist. However, since I have played the game several times, I submit the following. A person's score will go up or down with repeated play due mainly to chance, not skill, or knowledge. This variance will be due to the random selection of States coming up for placement early in the game that are not border states that have to be placed as close as their actual location with no other references. An example of a poor score game would be. Nevada, S. Dakota, Colorado, Arkansas, W. Virginia, and then the rest. No way are you not going to take some hits on that first 5 that drive your score down to the point where the next 45 being perfect fail to get you a really high score. If they ALL were Alphabetical, or by Entrance Date to the Union every time, it would be a more fair test to judge one against another. JMHO of course, and it was fun never the less.
  9. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Jeez, I understand howthe "game" is played. I apologizeifmy high score offended you in someway.
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    82% 44 miles. Those puny little postage stamp yankee states ruined my perfect score. They wouldn't make a decent sized county round these parts!!!
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yeesh. How can you miss the north east states? They all match the coastlines. Now, those western checkerboard states are hard to place without having something to line up with. Colorado was the first one up, no wonder I missed by 100 miles.
  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    The pointer covered up the whole state! I couldn't see the outline!:D
  13. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    no offense was taken. what I said was all it was. I congratulated you and I meant it. I also stand by my statement that repeated play is no guarantee of an improved score. I did play the game many many many times. I am quite competitive. all that said .... 2 or 3 or 4 middle of the country states touching no others will skew your score so bad you can't get to single digits. it is just that, nuff said.
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