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CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« on: September 17, 2021, 12:23:34 PM »
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 12:07:36 PM »
Will there be Breast Cancer next Friday?

There will definitely be a primetime playing just before 11pm eastern next Thursday, assuming there are SCs!
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 12:11:56 PM »
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 11:45:29 PM »
Cephas now with a really hot start. Still early of course.
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 12:08:45 PM »
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2021, 12:59:04 PM »
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2021, 06:51:55 PM »
Wait what? How am I second in cash? Iíve been playing like crap.

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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2021, 07:46:14 PM »
^ I've never seen a more apt CSS comment than that one, tbh. :P
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2021, 12:51:43 AM »
And thatís without any silly Plinko Doubler which has zero to do with pricing showcases.   That really needs to be put to bed tbh. Imo. 

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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2021, 01:54:49 AM »
If you're treating CSS as a hardcore competitive game, then you should only care about the playoffs. The regular season is just filler to make sure that you've done enough to qualify and maybe to grab a couple extra points, which has never changed the victor in the modern cash era.

Even then, the game doesn't even award players who price showcases well: the game awards those who stumble >$251 into a showcase twice as many points, and punishes people for going over. CSS punishes you for getting on the wrong side of close, and punishes you if you magically get into that range, but over on the other. Blowing 12 DSWs and WSDing 16 times will make you realize that.

The only way to make the game more closely resemble pricing skill would be to remove that penalty for overs, and drastically decrease the bonuses for getting within DSW/Exacta range. But at that point, are you really playing along with the show?

And when you're dealing with a bunch of trips that only pop up in the showcases, a random $5,400 coffee machine, or a 12-day trip of China that's $6,000 that's not a skill of pricing: that's a game of luck, hoping the prizes are about the same price as the previous ones in the same geographical area/field.

So, have fun however you want to play it. Make your own scoring system if you want; Wayo's very clearly given out everyone's bid if you want to recalculate factoring out Plinko/Fridays/Perfect Shows. I don't care enough to do so.
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2021, 12:10:05 PM »
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2021, 12:07:14 PM »
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2021, 12:11:54 PM »
Sometimes I will never understand the complexity of the rankings. I had an $84 WSD on Wednesday, and yet I move up two spots to 13. This game can work in strange ways.
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Re: CSS18 Leaderboards, Updated Weekly
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2021, 11:44:16 PM »
Sometimes I will never understand the complexity of the rankings. I had an $84 WSD on Wednesday, and yet I move up two spots to 13. This game can work in strange ways.

Think of it this way.  Take the doubled points you received today (Friday), divide by two to get your non-doubled score, and then add the other half of your doubled points to the day you went over.  Itís basically like it never happened, and thus your points average still increased.

Or at least thatís what I do to make myself feel better some weeks. 😝
Pardon my language, but I do believe we all need to calm the f*** down.

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