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NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by shomman on Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:30 am

NPoints Season 6 will start June 19!
We are not going to be running it on NReality this time, and we are also doing away with Themed weeks, based on the feedback we got.

We have a load of map slots open, so if anyone is interested in making maps for NPoints, that would be awesome. And for those of you who have already, thank you again.

Here's a rundown of the rules and the way the contest works. If you have any questions or suggestions at all, ask away.

Nahoj wrote:How it works: 

- Every Monday Midnight (PST) 5 maps will be published under the account "Npoints Season 6"
- Here's an example of how the maps will be titled:
[S6W1] 7873108581 - by THUNDERBOLT
- Every Sunday Midnight (PST), the points will be tallied up.
- You DO NOT have to sign up for this contest. Playing one of the maps is enough to be put on the leaderboard.
- Maps are only active for a single week. You must play the maps in the week of their publication, or you will get no points.
- We will post a countdown each week so that you know how much time you have left.

The amount of points each spot gives you:
0th spot = 10 points
1st spot = 9 points
2nd spot = 8 points
3rd spot = 7 points
4th spot = 6 points
5th spot = 5 points
6th spot = 4 points
7th spot = 3 points
8th spot = 2 points
9th spot = 1 point

Example: A player gets a 0th, 4th and 8th spot in the 5 maps that I've published. That means that he'll get 10 points for 0th, 6 points for 4th and 2 points for 8th, so that is a total 18 points for that player


Tip: Adding a map to your favorites will make it easier to find them again.
*Slightly edited for clarity and updated rules.


Last edited by shomman on Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:13 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by Spackal on Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:13 pm

yay :bravo:

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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by AiR on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:17 pm

I'm Ready :banzai:
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NPoints will start in several hours

Post by BtoasterBoy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:59 am

Oh right, I guess this is starting in a few hours. As I'm sure you all know, shomman and I haven't been very active lately because we were both separately abducted by pirates while searching for Eddy's secret golden vault. I don't think I need to repeat that story though. What a mess that was!

So anyway, we're gonna start posting maps under the username "NPoints Season 6". We will post 5 maps every week at midnight between Sunday and Monday (Pacific Standard Time), and we will score the maps exactly 6 days later (midnight between Saturday and Sunday (also Pacific Standard Time)).

shomman sort of explained the rules in the first post in this thread, so if you're unfamiliar with the contest, you can see the rules there. If you're still confused, you can come on the chat and ask someone there! The people on chat are very polite. They are almost as polite as the Spanish fantasmas that Eddy hired to protect his golden vault for the rest of eternity, and much more polite than the Swedish pirates that abducted shom and me.

Remember: You can only get points for maps posted by the user "NPoints Season 6" and you can only get points for maps during the week they were posted.

Most important: Have fun! Don't be discouraged from playing just because swipenet is taking all the 0ths! At the very least, this contest is an opportunity to play 5 good maps every week. In a way, we're all winners. ;D
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First Levels posted!

Post by BtoasterBoy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:36 am

We posted the first levels! Search S6W1 to find them! Our mappers this week are:
-Me
-Spackal
-Yoke300
-Andrew_99
-shomman

So, you know, 3 great mappers, and me and shom :D

Points will be scored in 6 days! Have fun!
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by vrugtehagel on Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:59 am

Since I've never made an npoint map, I'd like to make one - but how can I submit one? Posting a link seems inappropriate since people can try it beforehand. Also, what are the requirements? Can they contain glitches? Perhaps there are other requirements?
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by BtoasterBoy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:51 am

According to the work that shomman has done, we have 2 maps from you :P

If you want to make an npoints map, the only requirements are that it is a highscorable map that you can complete on Nv2. Also, we prefer that it is a fun map. Just PM either shomman or me if you have questions.
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by paulheisemberg12 on Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:46 pm

Should be less fucking mines... :demon:
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by Jirka on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:14 am

I'll do some criticism now, it will be probably biased, but I'm salty I only went up 2 spots after playing over 1 hour only Npoints maps. There are too many very good players this year: pzyll, pat, paul, vrug, oxy, kai, tailow and more players still above average: Shagbark, deep97... golfkid did only 1 map for example. I think I'm too bad compared to most of those players, so I have no chance, if those guys will try hard every week.
Now to maps:
Amateurish thing: probably my least hated map, just didn't like randomly placed gold around rocket. In the end everybody just copied pzyll's route to collect it all also probably easiest map to complete/get acceptable run on it (after watching other demos) for me.
Spiral: I hated that skill cut and couldn't make it in time, best I could do was die to drone right before spot I could dodge it. So I had to go with slower way.
Archangel: My best score this week, but I played this map too much and I can safely say this is hell to highscore. Spackal's map in this contest are just too hard to highscore same as in Npoints5, so I can't like them.
Epidemic: Good, that map was short, but again very hard to do fast for me. Got acceptable run, but only got me to last place and died a lot on mines, so it was pretty annoying, but at least it was short
Extraction: Not bad map, felt maybe incomplete, nice style, but I seriously hate 1 tile jump at the start of best route. I only can do that like in 1/50 tries, so it was really annoying I had to use worse route, because of stupid start.

It's biased criticism, but wanted to do it after playing about 1,5 hours straight Npoints map only advance 2 places in 1 map. To sum it up, it cost me as usual lot of frustration, so I think I'll compete more casually next weeks to avoid that. I'll just try to make a good runs, but don't want to grind in last 1-2 hours before end of week like today. I almost ragequitted...

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Week 1 has ended!

Post by BtoasterBoy on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:50 am

The first week has come to a close, and what a week it was! There are some fresh faces this season, and a few old ones have reappeared.

Scoreboard: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ptJx9XIujNGLgSGKJZ37OAKxWpk0q30cIoGOLCfr8jI/edit#gid=0

pzylL has returned after skipping season 5! And he brought his reign of terror with him, taking every 0th of the week! Will anyone be able to stop him this season? However, he also played one week of season 5. Perhaps he is asking the Clash's famous question, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

vrugtehagel decided to show up this season too, getting 37 points this week, and Icy-Sole (aka patfelix) was not far behind with 35 points! Sunlightt (aka paulheisemberg) also had a good first week with 31 points!

oxymoron did his thing this week. He played the 3 maps that interested him, and ignored the rest, pulling out 22 points. Jirka and tailow, 2 very good players, both got 21 points this week, falling just one point short of oxy.

There were also a number of people from last season that showed up again to play, including Kai, golfkid, Shagbark, apfel, deep97, FFF, Yoke300, grydx2, and MissDK.

There are a lot of good players this season! And the season is just beginning! I think the question on everyone's mind is: Is pzylL here to stay? Will he take home yet another victory? Only time will tell!
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by vrugtehagel on Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:15 pm

I think we should settle a fixed day and time on when the week stops. I thought it ended monday 13:00 (not sure where I got that from) but in the mean time, week 1 is already over! Taking 1st in almost every level, getting up to 43 points... not worth it, the scores were already counted. I got 37 instead. Since it took me a while to get those runs, I'm a little frustrated with that, of course. Now here I read it ends "somewhere between Saturday and Sunday". Could we change this to a fixed date and time to prevent us from putting time and effort in levels while it's not really worth it?
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by BtoasterBoy on Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:47 am

vrugtehagel wrote:I think we should settle a fixed day and time on when the week stops. I thought it ended monday 13:00 (not sure where I got that from) but in the mean time, week 1 is already over! Taking 1st in almost every level, getting up to 43 points... not worth it, the scores were already counted. I got 37 instead. Since it took me a while to get those runs, I'm a little frustrated with that, of course. Now here I read it ends "somewhere between Saturday and Sunday". Could we change this to a fixed date and time to prevent us from putting time and effort in levels while it's not really worth it?

btoasterboy wrote:We will post 5 maps every week at midnight between Sunday and Monday (Pacific Standard Time), and we will score the maps exactly 6 days later (midnight between Saturday and Sunday (also Pacific Standard Time))

The maps are scored at Sunday 00:00, Pacific Standard Time. This is when I did it for this week, and this is also when I did it all of last season. It is a fixed time. I don't know where you got Monday 13:00 from. For future weeks, we will include a timer so everybody knows exactly how much time they have left.
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by shomman on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:01 am

Week 2 maps are up. Code S6W2. 
We have maps from N Ninja Pro, cmoney, gustau, Nimit and Yoke300!

Countdown: http://itsalmo.st/#endofweek2_wk612 

Good luck. Let's see if anyone can take pzylL down.

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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by paulheisemberg12 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:11 pm

Hi everyone! You already know my interest towards this competiton. However I'm very sorry to inform you I'm going to deactivate myself on both my profiles paulheisemberg12 and Sunlightt... I mean, i won't play for an indeterminate period of time :( . I have to do so much things in a long term that I have to not lose my time in any way. Obviously this is not a problem related only to n game, but to a sum of little things that make me lose time... for example in this case I start to play and go on for 2-3 hours sometimes... so I decide to stop here and I don't know when I could come back in future. I'm sorry to communicate this semi-retire so suddenly, but this evening I'll celebrate Npoints playing the other three levels I didn't play this week... then I'll go away. Pat and vrug: you must know that I would have fight for the second place for sure :D. A special greeting for Golf, Jirka, Thunder and Sparta!
Bye!
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by vrugtehagel on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:35 pm

Paul! I'm so sorry to hear that! You were some good competition - it's a shame you have to leave. Good luck on everything you're doing, and I hope you'll come back soon!
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by TBOLT on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:06 pm

a shame to see you leave hope to see you again soon

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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by SpartaX18 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:58 pm

Special greetings? Thanks, haha! I hope it all plays out the same way as my "semi-retirement", which lasted like a week :P

Anyway, see you later!

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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by AiR on Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:40 am

Shoot I missed week 1!!! <img src=(" longdesc="26" />
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by Jirka on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 pm

Looks like I'm giving up on trying Npoints seriously. For over a week my only connection will be limited data from mobile with a bad signal and when I tried to improve my scores offline and let them enter the tables when turning on internet I found it doesn't work this way and my old score is still here. And I don't want to waste my data just for playing N so the result can be seen in tables. (Or can you see my score 9283 on cmoney's map? I still see my old score) I'll likely miss whole next week, so I'll just continue doing casual runs on the maps with no interest of trying hard for top places after that.

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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by AiR on Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:50 am

BToasterBoy??? How do I submit a map for the new season competition? I think I got a really good map for the competition, challenging tricky etc and fun...??
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by TBOLT on Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:15 am

you ssend him a private message on forum - click hiss name open profile click contact click private message send map thro ther

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Week 2 has ended!

Post by BtoasterBoy on Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:41 am

This was the most intense week of npoints yet! Thunder smashed the competition with his record 4(!) points. He even bested the hosts of the contest, BtoasterBoy (3 points) and shomman (1 point)! Does NPoints have a new champion?

In all seriousness though, this week had some ups and downs. pzylL trounced everything again, and got another perfect week. Last season's winner, swipenet, returned, but didn't play all the maps, and didn't even take any 0ths from pzylL! oxymoron also played again this week, but only played three maps. He had some 0ths for some time, but pzylL took them back.

We had some losses this week. paulheisemberg (aka Sunlightt), who placed 6th last season, announced that he will no longer be able to compete this season. Also, Jirka, who placed 5th last season, announced that he will no longer be able to compete as regularly as he was, but said he will still play casually. These two very good players will be missed this season.

However, in better news, we have some new players this week! As mentioned, swipenet played again, and hopefully will continue to play! AiR also found out that NPoints was running, and started playing this week!

vrugtehagel and Icy-Sole were not deterred by these changes though. vrugtehagel had a great week, getting 40 points, and Icy-Sole had a very good week, getting 36 points! This contest is not even close to being over. One missed week from pzylL could ruin his chances of winning the contest! It is still anybody's game!
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by Hyteriux on Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:20 am

Facepalming so hard right now, went to try and get a score on one of the npoints levels for week 2 only to find out the points had just been tallied up...
Anyways, finally found a way to play n again, something went wrong with adobe flash player and safari so had to download firefox since n is practically unplayable on chrome (this laptop is absolute trash and can barely run n). I'll make sure to play next week if I can find time. I believe I also promised you a level or two so I'll get on that soon. (Another wonderful thing: download for mac seems to be broken, at least for me, so downloading n isn't an option)
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Re: NPoints Season 6 is in Session!

Post by Hyteriux on Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:02 am

I wish the best wishes for the both of you, Paul and Jirka! Hopefully we'll see you guys back on N in full recovery soon!
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Week 3 maps have been published!

Post by BtoasterBoy on Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:03 am

Week 3 is up!

This week we have maps from Snowtiger, THUNDER, shomman, Spackal, and Yoke300.

Search S6W3 to find them.

Here's a timer to see how much time you have left:
http://itsalmo.st/#npointsweek3end
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