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#1 FoxFingers

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

The Comic Book Universe Battles is a great place to talk about who can beat who, but it is also a game.

It is the game aspect that this post discusses

Table of Contents

I. Match Types
II. Rankings
III. Points
IV. Judges
V. FPA Scoring
VI. Removing Bad FPAs

I. MATCH TYPES

There are two types of matches which can be created in the CBUB Match Maker
  • A Rumble
  • A Match
Rumble: A rumble is basically a glorified regular forum discussion about who could beat who. Rumbles go to the Rumble forum for discussion. Rumbles are NOT part of the CBUB game. No more need be said about a Rumble.

Match: A match is a contest created using your points available. A match will be rated by CBUB Judges and their determination will result in your score.

When a match is created you are expected to immediately post up a scenario or "Set-Up" about the fight. The quality of the Set-Up and the contestants chosen for the match are (generally) what CBUB Judges will score you on. Matches are scored by judges with grades A - F.

II. RANKINGS

There are five Rankings

Rank 1: Top Ranking. Must have completed at least 40 matches and hold a score of 3.5 to 4.0 (an "A" average).

Rank 2: Must have completed at least 20 matches and hold a score of 2.5 to 3.4 (a "B" average).

Rank 3: Must have completed at least 11 matches and hold a score of 1.5 to 2.4 (a "C" average).

Rank 4: Must have completed at least 6 matches and hold a score of 0 to 1.4 (a "D / F" average).

Rank 5: This is the special newbie tutorial rank. This is where New players begin and remain for their first five matches. At the completion of a player's sixth match the player will receive a one time boon by having their three lowest match ratings removed.

While in Rank 5, try to figure out what gets good scores (having a decent Set-Up, usually).

III. POINTS

Points are what you use to create Matches with. It takes one point to check one character out of the CBUB Database for use in a match.

Each rank has a certain number of Points available.

Rank 1: 9 points
Rank 2: 8 points
Rank 3: 6 points
Rank 4: 5 points
Rank 5: 2 points

At Rank 5 (the special newbie tutorial rank) a player may only make 1-on-1 matches.

To make a 3-on-3 match a player would need 6 points to check characters out of the Database.

IV. JUDGES

Judges are a special group which have the power to rate the matches of other players. Generally, they are people who have been around the site for awhile and made Rank 1 or Rank 2.

New and existing players can be put into the CBUB Judges group if they make Rank 1 or Rank 2 and are accepted by the current judge panel.

Judges can rate CBUB Matches on a scale from "Grade A" to "Grade F". The sum total of the grades are calculated into a score (called an FPA - "Fight Point Average") for the Match.


V. FPA Scoring

Your overall FPA (Fight Point Average) is calculated like a Grade Point Average as found in most educational systems. Hey, it works - why reinvent the wheel?

Ideally you want to get good scores from Judges. B's and A's if possible.

However, it is better to get No Ratings At All than bad ones. This is because when you get no rates from Judges your Total Matches created still increments without any effect on your FPA. If you are under 40 matches then that is just fine, because you have to make 40 before you can be Rank 1.

Still, bad FPAs from Judges on a match will happen, and for that you may spend your points to remove them.


VI. Removing Bad FPAs

Finally, a player at Ranks 1-4 may use their points to buy off bad FPAs. Once a match with a bad FPA is removed, your FPA score will go up!

Points used in this way will return after three days.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Needs to be pinned, as well as used to update the "About the CBUB" page.

Also, Rank 3 to make six character matches? Gah, I had a multi-character match in mind, but aw, well. I'll just have to work my way up, then.

EDIT: Wait, was this already pinned when I made this post?! I can still be a n00b sometimes. :blush:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

For some reason, no one else has questions...

Well, here's one: does voting and rating on CBUB matches still last five days, as was recently implemented?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

For some reason, no one else has questions...

Well, here's one: does voting and rating on CBUB matches still last five days, as was recently implemented?


It's back to three days. I'll note that in the Release Notes for this update, when I post it.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

Awww! I liked the five days! It gave us more time to get around to reading matches, discussing and debating them and to think them over!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

Awww! I liked the five days! It gave us more time to get around to reading matches, discussing and debating them and to think them over!


I'm open on that. Some people seemed to think 5 days was too long.

There is only one final solution: Poll!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

I admit that 5 days is a long time by internet time, but it is also a reasonable amount of days because there are a lot of times people have to think before they choose who wins: Why should the person/team win, what are the weaknesses, what is the history of the characters/teams, etc.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hey, Screwattack, speak your peace and vote on this matter here:

http://www.electricf...showtopic=26187

The vote's still very close right now.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

So rank 1 can't buy back bad matches?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:31 AM

Ranks 1-4 can. Rank 5 can't.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:35 PM

Thanks. Sorry my dyslexia was kicking it .

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

Ahh, changed to 5 days... That explains why my points have yet to return... I'm glad you guys took the initiative to do something like this :D thanks.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

So by the looks of it, if I finish two more matches I can potentially become a Match Judge. If I maintain Rank 2?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

Yes. If one of us requisitions it. So, you'd better get on one of the judges' good side. I need to borrow $50. *Hint, hint*

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

So by the looks of it, if I finish two more matches I can potentially become a Match Judge. If I maintain Rank 2?


From the looks of your stats, your ranking's already there, man. It takes a Rank 2 user to qualify.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

Yes. If one of us requisitions it. So, you'd better get on one of the judges' good side. I need to borrow $50. *Hint, hint*

Shoot! All I have is five. Close enough, right? :D

From the looks of your stats, your ranking's already there, man. It takes a Rank 2 user to qualify.

Sweetness. Do I need some sort of stamp of approval now or what?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

Sweetness. Do I need some sort of stamp of approval now or what?


We just have to alert an admin now.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

We just have to alert an admin now.

How do I do that? Just find one and ask? Sorry if it's a silly question.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

Pretty much. I'll go ahead and PM one now.




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