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SCORING ADJUSTMENT

Effective today, to make play more fun and competitive for all, we’ve adjusted the scoring system for price predictions for Eager Zebra’s PTP (Pick The Price) game.  In short, the higher the winning price for the auction, the more points you’ll score on your price prediction—scaling up to a maximum of 500 points.

For example, pick the exact winning price on an auction that ends at $2.00 or less and you’ll score 300 points. For each cent you’re off on your prediction (either over OR under), subtract 3 points (maximum 300).  Here’s an example:

  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $2.00.  You score 300 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.90.  You score 270 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $2.50.  You score 150 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.05.  You score 15 points.
  • Winning price is $2.00.  You predicted $1.00.  Zero points scored.

OR, here’s an example for an auction that ended at $8.00 (an auction with a winning price of more than $7.00 makes each cent worth the maximum of five points):

  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $8.00.  You score 500 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.90.  You score 450 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $8.50.  You score 250 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.05.  You score 25 points.
  • Winning price is $8.00.  You predicted $7.00.  Zero points scored.

NEW BADGE ON THE WAY

We’re also rolling out a new badge for a PERFECT SCORE in PTP.  A perfect score requires hitting the price prediction exactly AND scoring the maximum number of points for all the available Sidekicks.  Look for this badge to appear in the next 10 days, awarded retroactively, to all players who’ve achieved a perfect score from today forward.


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Uber-Picks leaderboard adjustment

Effective immediately, we have adjusted the Uber-Picks leaderboards rules.  The reason is that our previous policy of halving leaderboard points every 30 days was not working well because of the fact that many Uber-Picks sports have a multi-month offseason.  The result was that many of our Uber-Picks players were unjustly losing their hard-earned leaderboard positions.  To correct this, leaderboard points are now reduced only by 20% every 30 days.

To learn more about our Uber-Picks sports games, click HERE.


Adjustment to Team Leader qualifications

Effective immediately, we have made some adjustments to the requirements to be a Team Leader in SFI.  The qualifications are now as follows (change shown in red):


Bronze Team Leader (BTL)

  • Minimum 3,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (5) PSAs
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Silver Team Leader (STL)

  • Minimum 4,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (5) PSAs, one with the minimum rank of BTL.
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Gold Team Leader (GTL)

  • Minimum 5,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (5) PSAs, two with the minimum rank of STL.
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than ratings)

Platinum Team Leader (PTL)

  • Minimum 6,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (5) PSAs, three with the minimum rank of GTL.
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than ratings)

Diamond Team Leader (DTL)   ***NO CHANGE***

  • Minimum 1,500 VersaPoints from sales/purchases
  • Minimum (5) first-level PTLs

IMPORTANT!

Major new programming is required for this Team Leader qualifications change, the discontinuation of VersaPoints expiration, next week’s introduction of the brand new E365 program, and some additional long-asked-for improvements in how VersaPoints are handled–to be announced soon.  In the meantime, some VP and rank advancement guidelines as displayed on your SCOREBOARD tab will NOT be up to date.  Once the new E365 program and the related VersaPoints changes are completed, an improved and updated panel will take its place.  We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.  The VP Ledger and VP Audit information will also be limited to the current and previous month.

Forum Discussion


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