Proposal to scale back points awarded to clones : LUSENET : MAME Action Replay : One Thread

As the new regulation coordinator, I am putting forth a new proposal to change the way LB points are awarded for clones. YOU of course get to vote on this issue and I will accept votes for 7 days from the time of this posting.

The idea is this: Let's say a game has a master and four clones that are associated with it. That's 5 games so there are 500 LB points up for grabs. There have been arguments in the past such as: clones aren't as important or "worth as much" as originals and also that it's a lot of work for a player to be the top scorer in all the clones. That said, to minimize the "value" of the clones and distribute the points in a fairer manner this is the proposal: Award 100 points for the original game and furthermore only allow an additional 100 points (rather than the current 400) for the clones. Hence the top score for each clone will be limited to 25 points. An offshoot of this scoring is to only allow 100 points for the entire game set (original and clones), and in this case each of the five games would only get a max LB point score of 20 points. So to recap...

VOTE A: 100 LB points for the original + 100 LB points evenly divided between just the clones

VOTE B: 100 LB points divided evenly between the original AND all the clones

VOTE C: 100 LB points for each original and each clone. Keep everything as is, dumb idea Pat!

-- Pat (, February 06, 2001


C. Let those who can, do, even if I can't for more than Mikie and DoTron.

-- Q.T.Quazar (, February 06, 2001.

I vote for C. Some of the clones are harder than the original.. so why get 100 points for the original and less points for a harder clone?



-- QRS (, February 06, 2001.

I vote for D : 100 LB for the original and 0 for all clones.

-- Lagavulin (, February 06, 2001.

I vote C. If you are prepared to put in the time and effort to get all the scores, you deserve the points for each and every one. And I agree with QRS; some of the clones are more difficult than the original versions - Mr. Do! being a prime example.


-- Dean Ryan (, February 06, 2001.

I vote for C.


-- Stig Remnes (, February 06, 2001.

I vote C. Just because it's a clone, doesn't mean it's the same difficulty, etc.

-- seymour (, February 06, 2001.


get da hint!!! he,he


-- Game Guru (, February 06, 2001.

hmmmmmmmm...i wonder what that button right below D and between X and V does......

C CCC cCC C cCc CCC hehhee this is fun

i obviously vote c

-- david oliver (, February 06, 2001.


-- Damien Oak (, February 06, 2001.

It is fine the way it is. There is no difference between a clone and the original. Try Poleposa and tell me if you should get a smaller score. It is actually different and more difficult than the original because they take what you know and change it. C!

-- Zip (, February 07, 2001.

I'll add to the onslaught of votes for:



-- BeeJay (, February 07, 2001.

Peer pressure . I`ll vote for ' C ' also.

-- AL (, February 07, 2001.

Well I'm afraid my vote will be useless, but I vote B : it seems fair to me, because someone mastering a game with no clone (example:goalx3) get 100 pts and someone mastering a game with 11 clones (ex:puckman) get 1100 pts ; choosing B avoid the lucky advantage of having a lot of clones for a game you're mastering , and merging all clones in 100 pts doesn't have any effect on which clone is more or less difficult than other one

-- phil (, February 07, 2001.

I vote C. Reasons already been mentioned by other MARP'ers.

-- Frankie (, February 07, 2001.

Are there any award at Leader Board??

-- Rank-54 (, February 07, 2001.

My vote is C .... so far, there will be more challenge in games with more clones....

-- Cicca (, February 07, 2001.

my answer's pretty obvious.... C. No need to explain why, it's already been said.


-- BBH (, February 07, 2001.

C. Of Course ;)

-- INNUENDO (, February 07, 2001.

C C Seņor!

-- JSW (, February 07, 2001.

C. sometimes the clones are fundamentally different. For example, let's say you don't understand Japanese -- Puzzle & Action 2 English is going to be a much different experience than Puzzle & Action 2 Japanese, since some of the puzzles require understanding the words. (well, at least one, I haven't tried the game that much yet)

-- jbd (, February 07, 2001.

I vote for ö: 10-3-1

-- Tommi (, February 08, 2001.

C !
MARPers try 10 inferior uploading (with sleeping) instead of one world-record uploading.
It is the answer which is suitable for marp.ofcourse C

-- Rank-53 (, February 08, 2001.

"MARPers try 10 inferior uploading (with sleeping) instead of one world-record uploading"?

Geez, so sorry we're not all world-record players Hisa. Most of us actually take part in MARP for FUN, for some reason...


-- BBH (, February 09, 2001.

I vote "E" - 100 points for the original, and a cap of 50 points on clones, for single-mode games.

For multiple-mode games (Magical Drop, MPE, etc.), 50 points for each of the original modes, and, IF there are clones, 25 points for each of the modes in the clones. (This will only start to matter if MAME gets around to putting in the English driver for Soldam or some other games...)

-- Kaidi Echitra (, April 16, 2001.

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