As the saying goes, change is inevitable; progress is optional. We’re pleased to report that your Sneak just made a change that we believe represents progress.
For the first time since League Play was established in Season 4 (2008-09), we’ve changed the formula for calculating cumulative scores. Fret not! We’ll continue to score games using the greatest of all scoring systems, the Sum of Squares. (We adopted that change in Season 6, 2010-11.) However, effective immediately, we will no longer count only your top three scores. For Season 13 (and hopefully beyond), #AllScoresMatter.
By a vote of 4-2 on November 8, the Sneak adopted the Make All Scores Matter Act (MIASMA), which established the following formula for calculating cumulative scores:
|Sum of Top 3 Scores||+||
Sum of leftover scores
Greater of 2 or count of leftover games
Our intent with this change is to:
- Reward consistently strong play.
- Reinforce a style of play that makes the entire hobby respect the Weasel: That is, the tenacious pursuit of your best possible score.
- Recognize that our commitments to the game and the hobby vary.
Note that a perfect score is now 400 and requires five solos in five games, since the minimum divisor for the average portion of the cumulative score is two.
Note also that players who can play frequently will continue to carry the advantage of having more opportunities to improve their package of top 3 scores. But now those opportunities will come with some risk. Their leftover average could decline. Exciting, right?
Questions? Comment below, and we’ll answer them.