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Retry timer
Stephen
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3002
Best Total: 22m 33s
Posted - 2005.10.18 10:00:46
Hi Foilman,
I quite often go back and re-do puzzles I've already completed in order to try out new ideas / see where I went wrong (particularly when I have a bit of a disaster like last Friday), and to generally improve on my original times and see if I can get anywhere near Astrokath's and yours...!

Is there any way we can get a time for retries?  Obviously this wouldn't get recorded anywhere, so I guess wouldn't need any of the anti-cheat mechanisms in the proper times, maybe just a local timer from 'load' to 'complete'?  Would be a very useful 'self-teaching' tool.

S
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2005.10.18 10:09:17
It's a good idea, and it's one I've been meaning to put in for a while, it's just that I've not really had much time recently to actually do it. Retry timers will happen soon...
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2005.10.18 12:24:03
...and in fact they've happened sooner than I expected! It turned out to be fairly simple, so I did it - you now get a time at the end of any puzzle you finish, whether it's one from the past week or not, and regardless of whether you've already completed it. But obviously only the first time for a puzzle in the past week is actually recorded for the leaderboard.

Let me know if there are any unforeseen problems with it.
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2005.10.18 12:53:40
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephen

I quite often go back and re-do puzzles I've already completed in order to try out new ideas / see where I went wrong (particularly when I have a bit of a disaster like last Friday)

Sounds like a good idea.

(And it's good to know I'm not the only one who has a hard time on the Friday puzzles... They really do seem to take a lot longer than they should!)

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