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Simtropolis Challenges - Season 3 Logo

Leaderboard Rankings
A system to reward consistent results and participation during the challenge season


Here it is! :D

As previously mentioned, a new leaderboard ranking system is being introduced this season. This has been designed to incorporate all challenges, linking with each set of results. Each place in a challenge has points on offer -- the higher you finish, the more points you gain. Then at the end of the season, prizes will be given out to the top 10 in the final standings, with the winner being crowned the Grand Champion! :ducky:

 


The Leaderboard

There are 3 types of leaderboards (click to jump to them below):


Each of these has a link to a spreadsheet version hosted on OneDrive, which has some additional columns. There you can also view the history of the leaderboard using the tabs (sheets). These can be selected at the bottom, once the results for that challenge are updated.

The Global leaderboard applies to all challenges, where the points gained are totalled up to make up the overall standings. Also to give people more opportunity (who may not be interested in the monthly events), there are separate leaderboards for both pairs of challenges.

On each challenge, it will confirm which leaderboards are eligible.

Summaries will be posted with the key happenings concerning the leaderboard standings.

 

If you'd like to know how it all works, please take a look below... :read:

 

Spoiler

How It Works

For each challenge, there are two types of points awarded, which are shown in the Results Data:

  • Bonus Points (BP)
  • TOTAL Points (TP)

 

Bonus Points

These are calculated based on an author's challenge ranking, and any reputation gained for that placing.

As standard, the following BP are awarded for the podium ranks:

 1st Place   =  20 BP

 2nd Place   =  12 BP

 3rd Place   =  8 BP


Then in addition to these set values, it considers the amount of reputation the author receives, making up the final Bonus Points amount.

So... How are Bonus Points useful?

As they're only given for podium places and for any reputation, they give exactly that -- an added bonus to authors who reach the podium, or place high in the results. For Monthly and Custom Content challenges, reputation is given to the top 5 placed authors. This would mean they'd receive a number of BP, depending on the amount of rep, all of which can influence the leaderboard standings.

 


TOTAL Points

However, as the name goes, these are the main source of points. These are calculated using the challenge reputation prize fund, and the author's rank (relative to others). As explained in the ranking system, the rep prize fund increases for longer challenge types, and also based on the number of entries:

Prize Type Multipliers

 Weekly   =  2

 Extended   =  4

 Monthly   =  8

 Custom Content   =  16


This means more TOTAL Points are available for certain challenge types.

Any Bonus Points are also added to make up the final amount.

Unlike BP, all places in a challenge are eligible to receive TP. This means you can still gain vital points for the leaderboard standings, even if you don't reach the podium, or receive any reputation. This intends to reward participation, as someone who consistently ranks in the middle, can compete with authors who may rank higher.

For example:

Author A

Entered:  2
1st / 2nd / 3rd:  0-0-1
% Rank (Average Placing):  72.8%
TOTAL Points:  69


Author B

Entered:  4
1st / 2nd / 3rd:  0-0-0
% Rank (Average Placing):  49.3%
TOTAL Points:  72


This shows that Author B entered twice the amount of challenges, compared to Author A, but actually has a points advantage, and would therefore rank slightly higher in the leaderboard standings. In the example above, Author A gained a 3rd place finish, but then ranked lower in the next challenge. This allowed Author B to catch up, by entering more challenges, and consistently gaining the required points. However, should Author A enter any future challenges, they could gain back the lead with a mid/strong result, still with one fewer challenge entered.

The system is designed to strike a balance between results and participation. If an author entered every single challenge, but almost always finished near the bottom, they would likely still not rank very high in the standings. This is because the points difference is significant between the top and bottom places. But keep ranking around the podium, and you've got a great chance of contending for the top 10 positions.

 


The Format

All 3 leaderboards are identical in format. The only difference is the data they will contain.

Here is a breakdown of each column (some are only visible in the external spreadsheet versions):
 

Rank
The placing on the leaderboard.

▲▼
The movement trend of each author, compared to the previous challenge. This is shown with an up / down arrow, or an equals sign if the rank hasn't changed. A number is shown beside, to indicate how many places have been gained / lost. If this is green, it means you're heading in the right direction! ;)

Pts +
The TOTAL number of points the author has received for the latest challenge. This challenge name is noted below each leaderboard.

Author
The name of the challenger (appears after entering at least one event).

Entered
How many challenges the author has entered.

1st, 2nd, 3rd
The number of podium placings for the author.

∑ Rep
The sum total of reputation this author has received.

% Rank
This is the average rank the author places in all entered challenges. The closer this is to 100% the better. For example, if someone came 1st in one challenge, and last in the next, this figure would be 50%. For it to keep at 100%, you'd need to win every challenge you enter.

Ave. Rating
The combined average rating for all the author's entries.

∑ Votes
The cumulative votes total for all the author's entries.

Ave. Votes
The combined average votes for all the author's entries (shown with a minimum of 2 challenges).

Ave. Points
The combined average points gained from all challenges entered by the author (shown with a minimum of 2 challenges).

Bonus Pts
As explained above, this gives additional points which are added to the TOTAL Pts.

TOTAL Pts
Also as explained, this is the total points for all challenges + the Bonus Pts.

Difference
The number of points this author is behind the current leader.

 


The Ranking

In terms of the ranking order, the main column that matters is the TOTAL Pts.

However, if there are ties, a tiebreaker is used which considers a few factors, including:

  • Number of Bonus Pts
  • Number of podium finishes (1st & 2nd places carry more significance)
  • Challenges entered
  • Total rating received for all entries
  • The % Rank value


Note:An author who ties with someone in a challenge will also be tied in the leaderboard standings. This is because the above tiebreakers would be identical. It's only after multiple challenges where this could be split.

Identical ties will have their rank highlighted in purple.

 

So, if you've read how it works, you may think this is quite confusing.

Yes, the mechanics are not straightforward -- Excel even needs 'thinking time' to retrieve the data! :P

But really, the end result is not nearly as complicated as it seems. All will become clearer once they start to take shape after the first few challenges.

As well as viewing the above leaderboard standings. This topic can also be used to post any comments, or ask any questions about the system. Updates will be posted to show progression in the standings. It should be rather exiting, as the leaderboards will give an extra significance to each challenge.

Please let us know what you think, or if you'd like anything clarifying. :)

 

 

End of Season Prizes

Following the conclusion of this season's 25 challenges, prizes will be given to the top 10 places in each of the leaderboards, along with special rewards for those inside the top 3.

This will include reputation prizes, which are fixed amounts for each eligible place. By the way, with reputation, some new ranks will be added to hopefully make this more interesting. We also have some other special prize ideas including profile medals, which are to be arranged.

Stay tuned! :thumb:
 

~ The Challenges Team

 

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Rank

▲▼

Pts +

Author

Entered

1st

2nd

3rd

Bonus Pts

TOTAL Pts

1

   --

25

korver

17

6

6

3

310

854

2

   --

0

kingofsimcity

9

1

2

2

93

350

3

   --

0

nos.17

8

3

2

1

127

327

4

   --

0

Takingyouthere

9

0

2

3

67

317

5

   --

0

11241036

14

1

0

1

70

275

6

▲ 2

16

_Michael

7

1

1

1

57

246

7

▼ 1

0

MushyMushy

5

2

1

1

83

242

8

▼ 1

0

Simmer2

6

2

1

0

80

234

9

   --

0

philforhockey51

10

1

0

0

35

218

10

   --

0

feyss

6

0

0

3

43

201

11

   --

0

rathefalcon

4

1

1

0

53

175

12

   --

0

pcwhiz24

4

1

1

0

47

164

13

   --

0

slickbg56

6

0

1

0

16

152

14

   --

0

Ln X

4

0

1

0

16

150

15

   --

0

RandyE

21

0

0

0

13

132

16

   --

0

antsel

3

0

1

1

31

128

17

   --

0

Jasoncw

2

1

1

0

45

123

18

   --

0

schokoladeneis 1

3

0

0

1

11

100

19

   --

0

gviper

3

0

1

0

17

98

20

   --

0

Mańkowsky

2

1

0

0

26

84

21

▲ 13

38

Tonraq

2

1

0

0

24

76

22

▼ 1

0

tankmank

2

0

0

1

21

76

23

▼ 1

0

Qorten

4

0

0

0

0

68

24

▼ 1

0

OwiHH

5

0

0

0

0

66

25

▼ 1

0

Avanya

1

1

0

0

28

62

26

▼ 1

0

clementgalloni

3

0

0

0

0

58

27

▼ 1

0

rsc204

1

1

0

0

26

57

28

▼ 1

0

sucram17

1

0

0

1

13

57

29

▼ 1

0

Belfastsocrates

1

0

0

0

10

49

30

▼ 1

0

whiteshark365

1

0

1

0

17

48

31

▼ 1

0

Edvarz

2

0

0

0

0

45

32

▼ 1

0

kelistmac

2

0

0

0

0

44

33

▼ 1

0

raynev1

4

0

0

0

8

40

34

▼ 1

0

DavidDHetzel

4

0

0

0

10

40

35

▲ 1

2

Abrams124

3

0

0

0

0

39

36

▼ 1

0

BugeyedDragon

4

0

0

0

0

38

37

   --

0

Mr_Maison

1

0

0

0

0

36

37

   --

0

TekindusT

1

0

0

0

0

36

39

   --

0

Pottermeis4

2

0

0

0

0

33

40

   --

0

maax31-09

2

0

0

0

0

32

41

   --

0

cs_k3

2

0

0

0

0

32

42

▲ 6

4

Arn71

3

0

0

0

0

32

43

▼ 1

0

alicenychto

2

0

0

0

0

32

44

▼ 1

0

Sepen77

1

0

0

1

11

31

45

▼ 1

0

TheLynx99

4

0

0

0

0

31

46

▼ 1

0

Socold

3

0

0

0

0

30

47

▼ 1

0

gbw2k14

2

0

0

0

0

29

48

▼ 1

0

SimCoug

1

0

0

1

11

28

49

   --

0

Thin White Duke

1

0

0

0

0

28

50

   --

0

JP Schriefer

1

0

0

0

7

28

51

   --

0

Silur

1

0

0

0

0

21

52

   --

0

v701

2

0

0

0

0

20

53

   --

0

Linoa06

1

0

0

0

0

19

54

   --

0

CorinaMarie

1

0

0

0

0

18

55

   --

0

goodspeed

1

0

0

0

0

15

56

   --

0

jons11

1

0

0

0

0

15

57

   --

0

Tysons4

1

0

0

0

0

14

58

   --

0

mhosni

1

0

0

0

0

14

59

   --

0

FourteenRocket

2

0

0

0

0

14

60

   --

0

Mary Maurine Mayo

2

0

0

0

0

14

61

   --

0

Haljackey

1

0

0

0

0

12

62

   --

0

Fantozzi

2

0

0

0

0

12

63

   --

0

matias93

1

0

0

0

0

11

64

   --

0

coolwiththecool2

1

0

0

0

0

11

65

   --

0

airman15

1

0

0

0

0

11

66

   --

0

JohnAJ

1

0

0

0

0

10

67

   --

0

nRVOUS

1

0

0

0

0

8

68

   --

0

TheProjectsOfSC4

1

0

0

0

0

8

69

   --

0

cromabianca

1

0

0

0

0

7

70

   --

0

tomorrowland

1

0

0

0

0

7

71

   --

0

Bombardiere

1

0

0

0

0

7

72

   --

0

europe.au

1

0

0

0

0

5

73

   --

0

Schulmanator

1

0

0

0

0

5

74

   --

0

f3cs

1

0

0

0

0

5

75

   --

0

Eggman121

1

0

0

0

0

4

76

   --

0

realitym

1

0

0

0

0

3

77

   --

0

bateau_ivre

1

0

0

0

0

3

78

   --

0

icantthinkofaname

1

0

0

0

0

3

79

   --

0

Starcade

1

0

0

0

0

3

80

   --

0

vintagamer

1

0

0

0

0

2

81

   --

0

VeeTHis

1

0

0

0

0

2

 


The full version, along with previous standings can be viewed at:

Global Leaderboard   (Online spreadsheet with additional data columns).

 

Results are following Celebrations! (S3-24-W).

Season 3 - Round 23 of 25

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Rank

▲▼

Pts +

Author

Entered

1st

2nd

3rd

Bonus Pts

TOTAL Pts

1

   --

25

korver

12

6

3

1

235

598

2

   --

0

Takingyouthere

9

0

2

3

67

317

3

   --

0

MushyMushy

4

2

1

0

72

211

4

   --

0

feyss

5

0

0

3

35

181

5

   --

0

pcwhiz24

4

1

1

0

47

164

6

▲ 1

16

_Michael

6

0

1

1

26

162

7

▼ 1

0

Ln X

4

0

1

0

16

150

8

   --

0

antsel

3

0

1

1

31

128

9

   --

0

philforhockey51

7

0

0

0

0

119

10

   --

0

slickbg56

4

0

1

0

16

106

11

   --

0

schokoladeneis 1

3

0

0

1

11

100

12

   --

0

11241036

6

1

0

0

22

98

13

   --

0

gviper

3

0

1

0

17

98

14

   --

0

kingofsimcity

3

0

0

0

0

95

15

▲ 9

38

Tonraq

2

1

0

0

24

76

16

▼ 1

0

rathefalcon

2

1

0

0

28

73

17

▼ 1

0

Qorten

4

0

0

0

0

68

18

▼ 1

0

Avanya

1

1

0

0

28

62

19

▼ 1

0

clementgalloni

3

0

0

0

0

58

20

▼ 1

0

OwiHH

4

0

0

0

0

55

21

▼ 1

0

whiteshark365

1

0

1

0

17

48

22

▼ 1

0

kelistmac

2

0

0

0

0

44

23

▼ 1

0

nos.17

2

1

0

0

22

43

24

▼ 1

0

RandyE

11

0

0

0

0

40

25

▲ 1

2

Abrams124

3

0

0

0

0

39

26

▼ 1

0

BugeyedDragon

4

0

0

0

0

38

27

   --

0

Mr_Maison

1

0

0

0

0

36

27

   --

0

TekindusT

1

0

0

0

0

36

29

   --

0

Pottermeis4

2

0

0

0

0

33

30

   --

0

maax31-09

2

0

0

0

0

32

31

   --

0

cs_k3

2

0

0

0

0

32

32

▲ 4

4

Arn71

3

0

0

0

0

32

33

▼ 1

0

Sepen77

1

0

0

1

11

31

34

▼ 1

0

TheLynx99

4

0

0

0

0

31

35

▼ 1

0

Socold

3

0

0

0

0

30

36

▼ 1

0

gbw2k14

2

0

0

0

0

29

37

   --

0

Thin White Duke

1

0

0

0

0

28

38

   --

0

raynev1

3

0

0

0

0

25

39

   --

0

Silur

1

0

0

0

0

21

40

   --

0

Edvarz

1

0

0

0

0

21

41

   --

0

v701

2

0

0

0

0

20

42

   --

0

Simmer2

1

0

0

0

0

19

43

   --

0

CorinaMarie

1

0

0

0

0

18

44

   --

0

DavidDHetzel

2

0

0

0

0

17

45

   --

0

alicenychto

1

0

0

0

0

16

46

   --

0

goodspeed

1

0

0

0

0

15

47

   --

0

Tysons4

1

0

0

0

0

14

48

   --

0

mhosni

1

0

0

0

0

14

49

   --

0

FourteenRocket

2

0

0

0

0

14

50

   --

0

Haljackey

1

0

0

0

0

12

51

   --

0

matias93

1

0

0

0

0

11

52

   --

0

coolwiththecool2

1

0

0

0

0

11

53

   --

0

airman15

1

0

0

0

0

11

54

   --

0

JohnAJ

1

0

0

0

0

10

55

   --

0

nRVOUS

1

0

0

0

0

8

56

   --

0

TheProjectsOfSC4

1

0

0

0

0

8

57

   --

0

cromabianca

1

0

0

0

0

7

58

   --

0

tomorrowland

1

0

0

0

0

7

59

   --

0

europe.au

1

0

0

0

0

5

60

   --

0

f3cs

1

0

0

0

0

5

61

   --

0

Eggman121

1

0

0

0

0

4

62

   --

0

realitym

1

0

0

0

0

3

63

   --

0

bateau_ivre

1

0

0

0

0

3

64

   --

0

icantthinkofaname

1

0

0

0

0

3

65

   --

0

Mary Maurine Mayo

1

0

0

0

0

2

66

   --

0

vintagamer

1

0

0

0

0

2

67

   --

0

VeeTHis

1

0

0

0

0

2

 


The full version, along with previous standings can be viewed at:

Weekly and Extended Leaderboard   (Online spreadsheet with additional data columns).

 

Results are following Celebrations! (S3-24-W).

Season 3 - Round 13 of 14

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Rank

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Author

Entered

1st

2nd

3rd

Bonus Pts

TOTAL Pts

1

▲ 2

79

nos.17

6

2

2

1

105

284

2

▼ 1

0

korver

5

0

3

2

75

256

3

▼ 1

37

kingofsimcity

6

1

2

2

93

255

4

   --

14

Simmer2

5

2

1

0

80

215

5

   --

47

11241036

8

0

0

1

48

177

6

▲ 6

60

Jasoncw

2

1

1

0

45

123

7

▼ 1

0

rathefalcon

2

0

1

0

25

102

8

▼ 1

0

philforhockey51

3

1

0

0

35

99

9

▼ 1

4

RandyE

10

0

0

0

13

92

10

▼ 1

0

_Michael

1

1

0

0

31

84

11

▼ 1

0

Mańkowsky

2

1

0

0

26

84

12

▼ 1

0

tankmank

2

0

0

1

21

76

13

   --

0

rsc204

1

1

0

0

26

57

14

   --

0

sucram17

1

0

0

1

13

57

15

   --

0

Belfastsocrates

1

0

0

0

10

49

16

   --

0

slickbg56

2

0

0

0

0

46

17

   --

0

MushyMushy

1

0

0

1

11

31

18

   --

0

SimCoug

1

0

0

1

11

28

19

▲ 14

28

JP Schriefer

1

0

0

0

7

28

20

▼ 1

0

Edvarz

1

0

0

0

0

24

21

▼ 1

0

DavidDHetzel

2

0

0

0

10

23

22

▼ 1

0

feyss

1

0

0

0

8

20

23

▼ 1

0

Linoa06

1

0

0

0

0

19

24

▼ 1

0

alicenychto

1

0

0

0

0

16

25

▼ 1

0

raynev1

1

0

0

0

8

15

26

▼ 1

0

jons11

1

0

0

0

0

15

27

▼ 1

0

Mary Maurine Mayo

1

0

0

0

0

12

28

▼ 1

0

Fantozzi

2

0

0

0

0

12

29

▼ 1

0

OwiHH

1

0

0

0

0

11

30

▲ 3

7

Bombardiere

1

0

0

0

0

7

31

▼ 2

0

Schulmanator

1

0

0

0

0

5

32

▼ 2

0

Starcade

1

0

0

0

0

3

 


The full version, along with previous standings can be viewed at:

Monthly and Custom Content Leaderboard   (Online spreadsheet with additional data columns).

 

Results are following Content Creation (S3-20-C).

Season 3 - Round 10 of 11

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Summary - Vanilla Only Challenge
Show off the best image you can create with the limited palette that vanilla SimCity 4 provides
Season 3 - Challenge #01 - Weekly (7 days)


Global and Weekly & Extended
Round 1 of 25


The first challenge of the season has @pcwhiz24 take the win with Scottsdale Metropolis, reaching  1st  in the Global and W & E Leaderboards.

This receives 51 TOTAL Points, to take the early lead.


 2nd   @MushyMushy with 39 TOTAL Points.

 3rd   @Sepen77 with 31 TOTAL Points.


View the Full Results from this challenge.
 

Full Global Leaderboard  (Select S3-01-W from the sheets)    |    Current Global Leaderboard

Full W & E Leaderboard  (Select S3-01-W from the sheets)    |    Current W & E Leaderboard

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Summary - Urban Features
Construct and present an urban complex area
Season 3 - Challenge #02 - Extended (14 days)


Global and Weekly & Extended
Round 2 of 25


Winning the highly competitive Urban Features challenge, with Downtown Athens, @korver moves ▲ 4 to  1st  in the Global and W & E standings.

Adding to a previous 5th place finish, resulting in 103 TOTAL Points, and a 32 point lead.


 2nd   @antsel with 71 TOTAL Points.

 3rd   @Takingyouthere with 62 TOTAL Points.


View the Full Results from this challenge.
 

Full Global Leaderboard  (Select S3-02-E from the sheets)    |    Current Global Leaderboard

Full W & E Leaderboard  (Select S3-02-E from the sheets)    |    Current W & E Leaderboard

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Summary - Tourist Attractions
What brings tourists to your city?
Season 3 - Challenge #04 - Weekly (7 days)


Global and Weekly & Extended
Round 3 of 25


Taking the title of best Tourist Attraction, with Beachside Getaway, @MushyMushy moves ▲ 5 to  3rd  in the Global and W & E standings.

This narrows the gap slightly, with 95 TOTAL Points.


Both with consecutive podium finishes:

 1st   @korver with 145 TOTAL Points, increases the lead over...

 2nd   @antsel with 106 TOTAL Points.


The biggest mover is Edvarz , jumping ▲ 18 places to  18th  in the standings, with 21 TOTAL Points.


View the Full Results from this challenge.
 

Full Global Leaderboard  (Select S3-04-W from the sheets)    |    Current Global Leaderboard

Full W & E Leaderboard  (Select S3-04-W from the sheets)    |    Current W & E Leaderboard

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Summary - Photoshop Challenge
Enhance any image using software editing tools
Season 3 - Challenge #05 - Extended (14 days)


Global and Weekly & Extended
Round 4 of 25


Achieving back-to-back wins, with 30 Years After Humanity, @MushyMushy moves ▲ 1 to  2nd  in the Global and W & E standings.

This edges even closer to the lead, with 159 TOTAL Points, only 13 points behind...


 1st   @korver with 172 TOTAL Points, maintains the lead with a 4th place Photoshop finish.

 3rd   @antsel with 128 TOTAL Points, after receiving 22 points.


The biggest mover is @schokoladeneis 1 , jumping ▲ 27 places to  16th  in the standings, with 24 TOTAL Points.


View the Full Results from this challenge.
 

Full Global Leaderboard  (Select S3-05-E from the sheets)    |    Current Global Leaderboard

Full W & E Leaderboard  (Select S3-05-E from the sheets)    |    Current W & E Leaderboard

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Summary - Bridge Bonanza
Build bridges, and lots of them!
Season 3 - Challenge #07 - Weekly (7 days)


Global and Weekly & Extended
Round 5 of 25


Constructing Puente Nuevo bridge, @korver earns win #2 of the season.

With close competitors not entering, this increases korver's  1st  place lead in the Global and W & E standings.
This is now 73 points, with 232 TOTAL Points.


 2nd   @MushyMushy with 159 TOTAL Points.

 3rd   @antsel with 128 TOTAL Points.


Following a strong 2nd place finish in Bridge Bonanza, @_Michael jumps ▲ 18 to  16th  in the standings.

The biggest mover is @feyss , gaining ▲ 28 to  20th  in the standings, with 25 TOTAL Points.


View the Full Results from this challenge.
 

Full Global Leaderboard  (Select S3-07-W from the sheets)    |    Current Global Leaderboard

Full W & E Leaderboard  (Select S3-07-W from the sheets)    |    Current W & E Leaderboard

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Summary - Lotting Challenge
Create any Lot to be used in SimCity 4
Season 3 - Challenge #03 - Custom Content (31 days)


Global
Round 6 of 25


In the first  Custom Content  challenge of the season, @Simmer2 takes the title with SM2 cnut Grain Shipping.

This is a significant move, sprinting ▲ 45 to  7th  in the Global standings, with 85 TOTAL Points.


 1st   @korver with 287 TOTAL Points, after taking 3rd place in the Lotting Challenge. This is now a 128 point lead over...

 2nd   @MushyMushy with 159 TOTAL Points.

 3rd   @antsel with 128 TOTAL Points.


Moving back inside the top 10, @kingofsimcity gains ▲ 6 places to reach  5th  in the standings, with 108 TOTAL Points.


In their first challenge, @tankmank and @nos.17 both make a big run through the leaderboard, moving ▲ 38 and ▲ 35 respectively.
They are now well within reach of the top 10.


Misc Stats:

  • For the first time, all competitors inside the top 10 have earned at least one podium placing.
  • Average rating for those inside the top 10 is 4.07
  • There have been 2,094 votes for all entries.
  • @korver and @RandyE are the only ones to enter all 6 challenges so far.

 


Monthly & Custom Content
Round 1 of 11


By winning the Lotting Challenge with SM2 cnut Grain Shipping, @Simmer2 moves straight to  1st  in the M & CC Leaderboard.

This receives 85 TOTAL Points, to hold the early lead.


 2nd   @kingofsimcity with 67 TOTAL Points.

 3rd   @korver with 55 TOTAL Points.


View the Full Results from this challenge.
 

Full Global Leaderboard  (Select S3-03-C from the sheets)    |    Current Global Leaderboard

Full M & CC Leaderboard  (Select S3-03-C from the sheets)    |    Current M & CC Leaderboard

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Finally, the leaderboards are up to date! :thumb:

Hope this will add another dimension to the challenges... it'll be really interesting to see how it pans out.

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I'm pleased to announce all the leaderboards are now fully updated in the posts above. :8)

Just porting over the data now for the main spreadsheets, stand by...

 

EDIT:

OK, the online spreadsheets have now been updated. These are the same as the current leaderboards in this thread, but also allow the previous standings to be viewed, along with some additional columns. Seeing as this is the first update in several weeks, you may find this interesting.

There were a few minor issues with transitioning the formatting, but I managed to get this working after some trial and error. See the links at the top or the bottom of each leaderboard to access them. You may find your scroll wheel is useful to navigate around, or just click the arrows on the scroll bars. For some reason, at least for me, the online viewer shrinks these down significantly. Feel free to download and view them offline if you've got Excel -- they are understandably much easier to view this way.

Like with previous challenges, the round summaries will be viewable below (in new posts) over the coming week or so.

Thanks all for your patience. They should now be revealed much quicker for the remainder of the season and beyond. :)

-CB

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Its petty neat to see an update list of the leaderboards, congrats to everyone who's on the list.

Really would of loved to continue competing in the challenges but it's looking more and more likely that I'm going to be dropping out of them. I was planning on entering into the Modular Complexes, Classic Model New Lot & Content Creations but my work on those projects has likely been lost due to a hard drive failure(the data recovery service has not been able to "image the drive" so far). As was the city where I was creating landscapes for the Nature Scenes & Waterside challenges, though I still was able to submit a partial entry for the latter at least. Thinking about that is depressing and has made me lose that SC4 'spark' for the moment. I haven't played the game since I reinstalled everything earlier this month plus some important programs like gmax still wont work for me. But I'm sure my interest will eventually return as it has in the past.

 Anyhow, good luck to everyone in the remaining challenges from here on out. 

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On 15/11/2016 at 7:58 AM, Takingyouthere said:

Thinking about that is depressing and has made me lose that SC4 'spark' for the moment. I haven't played the game since I reinstalled everything earlier this month plus some important programs like gmax still wont work for me. But I'm sure my interest will eventually return as it has in the past.

Sorry to hear of your computer issues. :(

Thought I'd just share a post our friend Nonny once made, giving a positive reflection on data corruption:

A Nonny Moose said:

"Starting something over is sometimes a considerable benefit since you now have hindsight on what you did before."


For sure, regaining the motivation to start over is never easy. Especially as crafting a plugins set clearly takes considerable time, effort and dedication.

Maybe though, as daunting as the task may seem right now, it could be taken as a possible new opportunity. With the experience you've acquired, after some contemplation, perhaps it's a chance to build on this knowledge and even do things in a different way. Whether trying content not previously used, or even starting a new plugins folder structure. Because with anything, the first step is often the hardest. But once you move forward and gain momentum, it becomes easier to keep going, while feeding from past experiences. Of course as a community, we're more than willing to lend a helping hand along the way.

Hope this helps provide at least a small seed of encouragement. :)

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Thanks for the words of support Cyclone they're much appreciated. :)  How nice is it that Nonny's words of wisdom still resonate strongly even after his passing. I haven't played SC4 yet since I reinstalled everything but already I can feel my zeal for the game slowly returning just from being active on the site again. Plus I received some optimistic news on the drive, it may just be the power components that need replacing, they're just waiting from them to arrive from the vendor since it's not something that's readily available to consumers. And I think I won't call it quits just yet on the challenges afterall. I missed one I really wanted to enter in(modular) and I've had to use something other than planned for another two(waterscape, nature) but there's still plenty of time to compete in the last few.
 

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Sorry to hear of your troubles with the HDD, hopefully it's as simple as those power components. I'm not sure what the data recovery people advise, so if this seems obvious, know I'm just looking out for your data. Don't use a fixed drive, get the data off and bin it, it's way safer. I had this problem a number of years ago and since then have ran my data drive in a RAID 1 configuration. This means I have two identical drives, one continually contains a copy of the other. So if one fails, you can replace the drive and be up and running quickly without data loss. Might be something to consider, I know the whole incident made me sit up and take better care of backups.

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UPDATE

I must apologise for not continuing with the round-by-round summaries as hoped. This is something which next season will be sustained from the outset.

A quick prelude as we enter the final stages of Season 3:


The Global and Weekly & Extended have seen korver extend a remarkable combined 735 point lead at the top! :golly:

However, especially going into the final monthly City Showcase challenge, there are still vital places to be gained throughout. Anyone who finishes in the top 10 will receive a reputation prize, along with the top 3 and each Leaderboard champion, who will also receive 'other' special prizes. ;)


The Monthly & CC leaderboard is still very much anyone's for grabs, with less than 30 points covering the top 3.

Leader nos.17 , along with korver and kingofsimcity in fast pursuit (only a single point behind), and Simmer2 still in with a mathematical chance. Also with places 6-10 merely separated by 39 points, there could be many twists and turns following the big City Showcase.


Will korver claim the "Triple Crown" for Season 3, or will someone else be our Monthly & CC champion. :ducky:

All will be revealed in around a month's time...

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