The other day I was thinking about how sad it is that there isn’t currently a good SciFi show set in a massiveÂ multi verse; at least not since Star Trek left the air. Â And then I realized that I’m an idiot, and logged on to Netflix to watch Stargate.
I must preface this by saying that I’ve never really watched Stargate before… short of the original film (on that DVD that you had to flip over to get the second half…) and a handful of episodes of SG-1, whenever my father happened to be watching the show. Â For some reason, I never got into it – it seemed very “original series” in that every planet was “pick a time-period” earth.
However, Netflix didn’t have the original Stargate movie; and the first show I found was Stargate: Atlantis. Â So I figure, why not, it would be like watching some DS9 before I watched the Original Series. Â And this method worked all through the first season of Atlantis. Â And then I got to the end of Season 1.
The stated parameters are: We want 30% of the score to be based on a judging panel that will grade performance and costumes/hair.
Iâ€™m assuming that â€œ30% of scoreâ€ means a â€œmaximum of 30% of the final score.â€Â As in, if the band gets perfect scores from all the judges in all the categories, the boost to their final score will be equal to 30% of their final score.
There is only one way to make this mathematically valid:
We need:Â Final Score = Bandscore + Judges_Score
Thus each single point of a judges score should be equal to:
((#judges)*(#categories)*(max rating per judge per category))
So for example:
A band plays â€œWhite Weddingâ€ and scores 1,400,200 points
Assuming we have 3 judges, and 2 categories (costume and performance) and a 10-point scale to judge each on, we plug the bandâ€™s score into the equation and figure out that each point the judge gives in each category is worth:
((1400200 *30)/70)/ 3*2*10
600085.714â€¦ / 60
= 10001.429 points.
If all 3 judges give a perfect 10 for both categories, the band racks up:Â 600085.714 points from the judges
Add this to the band score and you get 2000285.7143 total points.
Lets check our math.Â 30% of 2000285.7143 = 600 085.714 (which is exactly what the judges gave â€“ woot! The math works!).
Whats wrong with this, though?Â It hugely depends on the actual in-game score (because we just want to add a â€œjudges scoreâ€ to the â€œband scoreâ€)Â A band with an amazing stage presence that scores very terribly on the song will get crap for points from the judges just to mathematically ensure that the score from the judges doesnâ€™t exceed 30% of their final score.Â Then again, this ensures that the band that wins will both score very highly and have a relatively decent stage presence (two bands that score close to equal (within say, 10000k) will come down to the judges scores).
Lets break it down with an extreme example, and you decide if the â€œcorrect bandâ€ wins using this method.
We will use 3 judges, 2 categories, and a 10-point scale for each category.
Our 4 bands and their scores are:
Band A â€“ Scores 1,500,000 points but doesnâ€™t do much for costumes and performance.Â The judges give them a combined total of 20points (I guess weâ€™re talkinâ€™ that they just showed up in jeans and tshirts and maybe walked around a bit).Â Their total score would be: 1714285.714
Band B â€“ Scores 1,200,000 points and does some for costumes and performances The judges give them a combined total of 30 points (so, they maybe have a couple of wigs on, generic rock t-shirts, and they moved around and interacted with each other a bit).Â Their total score would be:Â 1457142.857
Band C â€“ Scores 900,000 points and does a fair amount of costume and performance work.Â The judges give them a combined total of 45 points (costume and moving really damaged the game score a bit).Â Their total would be: 1189285.714
Band D â€“ Scores 500,000 and does a TON of costume and performance work (to the detriment of their score).Â Judges give them a combined total of 57 points.Â Their total would be:Â 703571.429
Band E – ScoresÂ 1,350,000 points (second place score overall) â€“ but did a bunch of costume and performance work (not as much as D, but definitely more than any other band) â€“ and the judges give them 50 points.Â Their total:Â 1832142.857
We see that what this (really) means, is that it ends up being a score competition with bonus points for costumes/performance that really donâ€™t effect much unless the point totals between bands are fairly close (in this case, E wins by having the 2nd highest score and the 2nd highest performance/costume total).Â But thatâ€™s the way that anything is, especially when you have such a wide range in possible scores.
For reference, If a band can score over 2.5 million points odds are, they really donâ€™t even need to bother dressing up â€“ if they do, they can just stand there and get the score.Â Â Want to push it towards having the performance scores effect things more? We would have to do something like cutting the in-game score (to like Â¾ of the in game counts towards the final score) and still basing the costume/performance off of the uncut in game score.
So in reference to: http://www.cybercircuit.net/2009/08/ion-drum-rocker-challenge-rob-prod1gyx.html
A discussion came up on twitter over what method will be used to score.Â Here’s my opinion on it… First, I took a look at theÂ rundown of the known information about the way they want to score:
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Dude is a bit stuttery..but the info is right at least
Tag your look and feel on a separate stylesheet, yo.