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post Nov 12 2009, 08:10 AM
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Hi Guys,

Many thanks to the Tumult players for trialing the new composition system. Below is a graph of your survey results, 100 responses, which indicated that you agreed it worked 71 times and 29 times felt it did not give a valid score.

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Based on this I am encouraged enough to continue working on it and will expand the software to better handle the special factors that characters like Vulcan provide to their army which was a clear weakness in the Power Index generated for those armies. For those not at Tumult my software generates a "Power index" for an army automatically. This is then compared with your opponent for the game and depending on the difference you adjusted your starting comp score.

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Say your 2,000 point army has a power Index of 1,820 and your opponent has an index of 2,080 and both start with a composition score of 5. So there is a difference of -260 or 260/2000 ie -13%. and based on the difference table a 13% differnce falls in the 10% to 15% band so the 1,820 player gets +2 to the starting 5 ie 5 + 2 = 7, while the opponent gets -2 hence 5 - 2 = 3.

Hence if you take a high powered army and play another high powered army you both will score a 5 for that game, but if you play a low powered army you get a low composition score and they get a high composition score. I also need to broaden the banding as Tumult showed it was too narrow.

I think this takes the subjective " I got smashed by this army so therefore all armies like this must be uber powerful...and hence always score a low comp" away and it also takes the pressure off of the TOs as it gives them a consistent means to handle the differnce between the way people build their armies. Furthermore it takes away the guilt from players that want to use all of the specials available in a codex but know they will get called cheesy if they do because they know the composition is now handled in a rational way.

If any TO wants to trial this for their tourny around the mid or later Feb 2010 time send me a PM.









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post Nov 15 2009, 04:44 PM
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So how do we work out what our army power index is? i want to make sure mine doesn't have the lowest next year.


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post Nov 16 2009, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE(Savark @ Nov 15 2009, 05:44 PM) *

So how do we work out what our army power index is? i want to make sure mine doesn't have the lowest next year.


Once I have the software that does the analysis refined with the changes based on the feedback I will advise players that submit their lists early enough of their Power Index so you can change it if needed.


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post Nov 16 2009, 11:08 AM
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What basis is the 'power index' based upon?

Random number generators or a mathematical comp system?


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post Nov 16 2009, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE(ĆON @ Nov 16 2009, 12:08 PM) *

What basis is the 'power index' based upon?

Random number generators or a mathematical comp system?


The latter and you have me intrigued by the idea of a RNG for this ... armata_PDT_08.gif I do use them for probability simulations.


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