At 7/8/10 04:33 AM, Coop83 wrote:
At 7/7/10 10:27 PM, Ultor wrote:
The B/P rates around here are sure to rise without a doubt due to people on summer vacationWell, that will only happen if the volume of flash on the portal rises. without flash to vote on, B/P rates cannot rise.
Not to be argumentative, but Ultor does have a point, and I must respectfully disagree with your assessment, Coop. Here's why:
Let's say, for example, that 140 flashes a day passes through the portal. If you're in school, you may only get 4 or 5 hours a day to be on Newgrounds, so you're only going to be able to vote on maybe 15-20% of the flashes for that day. Based on your voting patterns, you will earn "x" B/P points for that day.
But once you're on summer break, and you're spending 8 - 10 hours on the portal, you're now voting on 40 - 50% of all of the flashes - which means your own personal B/P rates will increase, even if the flow through Newgrounds stays constant.
For example, let me use my own stats. I've been keeping track of my votes to see how I do against the overall volume on Newgrounds. Recently, my blam accuracy is about 25% - that means for every 4 flashes I think should be blammed, 1 is blammed - the other 3 pass. But my save ratio is much higher - almost 90% - so for every 10 flashes I think should be protected, 9 are protected.
Assuming that the flow on Newgrounds remains constant, on one day, I may try to blam 20 flashes, and protect 50. But based on my rate, I'll get maybe 5 blam points and 45 protect points, or 50 B/P points for the day.
But, let's say on another day (assuming the same flow) I pull a marathon and try to blam 30 flashes and protect 80 - I'll get about 8 blam points and 72 protect points, or 80 B/P for that day. My voting patterns didn't change, nor did the flash entry rate - but since I spent more time voting, I got more B/P for the day.
Individual B/P rates can go up during the summer for those who have extra time on their hands.