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« Reply #105 on: July 28, 2007, 03:45:28 AM »

As a newbie I like it  :P
I think that it would help..not for me though..I log in more than once a day.. :P
So far I like the sim..very realistic.. :)
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« Reply #106 on: November 08, 2007, 08:31:47 PM »

Have the activity points changed recently?  I have bought horses in the past and received 6 points for each one, however, I bought a horse on Nov 1st and another one today and only received 1 point for each of them.

In addition, on Oct 8th, I sold three horses but only received 5 points for each of them.  Shouldn't I have received 10 for each of them?

I am a newbie but am still in my first year.
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« Reply #107 on: November 11, 2007, 12:38:35 AM »

It's not just you:
I joined in February, so I should still have the new member point system.
I just bought a horse today, though, and received either 0 or 2 points for it (I know my total points were at 78 recently, last night I believe, and I know I entered a horse to race on 10/17 this morning, which would explain the 2 points).
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« Reply #108 on: June 30, 2008, 04:46:34 PM »

I have a question about Activity Points because I have just celebrated my 1st year anniversary in FF and only got 1 point for race Entries instead of the 2 I had been getting before this. I was curious to find out what other point changes would go into effect because I am now in my second year, and found this post from Shanthi from all the way back in August 21, 2005:-

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First Full Year of Playing:
100 - Participating for an entire year in the Color War
20 - Holding a private auction (Would require a minimum number of horses consigned, probably 10+)
10 - Selling a horse
10 - Buying a horse
6 - Breeding a mare
4 - Submit a claim for a horse (No horse purchase necessary)
2 - Entering a race meet (1 point for the entire day's entries, not 1 per entry)

Second Year of Playing:
50 - Participating for an entire year in the Color War
10 - Holding a private auction (Would require a minimum number of horses consigned, probably 10+)
5 - Selling a horse
5 - Buying a horse
3 - Breeding a mare
2 - Submit a claim for a horse (No horse purchase necessary)
1 - Entering a race meet (1 point for the entire day's entries, not 1 per entry)

All Years After That:
50 - Participating for an entire year in the Color War
5 - Holding a private auction (Would require a minimum number of horses consigned, probably 10+)
2 - Selling a horse
2 - Buying a horse
1 - Breeding a mare
1 - Submit a claim for a horse (No horse purchase necessary)

Are these still the current Activity Points, and, if not, what changes have been made?

In addition, how does the Color War allocation go? This is my first year in Color War as I joined FF in June last year and didn't find out about it until too late to be "supplemented" in. Assuming that I continue to participate in Color War right throughout the year, would I get 100 points because I was in my first year of playing FF when this years Color War started, 50 points because I was in my second year of playing FF when this years CW finished, or would it be prorated? All the other categories are self-explanatory because the points are allocated instantaneously so would be determined by your length of participation in FF at the time but I am curious about the Color War points.
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« Reply #109 on: July 02, 2008, 09:25:09 PM »

I too am curious about CW points.  I joined Nov 2006(2010 race yr) and participated a full yr(2011 race yr) and only received 50 pts.
My daughter Kayleigh(Candi Cane) played CW also but came in when the "extras" were added and she received 25pts.

Shouldn't it have been 100pts for myself and 50pts for KayLeigh?

I also used to get points for buying horses in auctions and now get none.
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« Reply #110 on: July 13, 2008, 12:48:12 PM »

Shanthi,

I just bought Hollywood Royalty at the 2012 Mixed Auction that is going on right now. I only got 3 points for buying him, whereas, from what I have read (see my previous post), I think that I should have received 5 points. What is correct?

In addition, when you view m Activity Points, the description says "Submitted Claim".

BTW, I did submit a claim for a horse in yesterday's Claiming Race, and, whereas I got the correct number of points for it, the Description is blank. I remember that this had been brought up before but thought that you had fixed it or was it that you were trying to figure out how to fix it?

Anyway, could you please look into why I didn't get the number of points I think I should have and, if possible, adjut my points (assuming that I am correct)?

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« Reply #111 on: July 14, 2008, 06:39:16 AM »

I just checked my activity points, the majority aren't for my stable  :o yet most of my activity doesn't show up  ???

First time I'd ever checked it so I would say there is a bug in there somewhere.
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« Reply #112 on: July 14, 2008, 03:30:12 PM »

Buying a horse is worth 1/3/6 points, not 2/5/10.  Selling happens less often, so it's worth more.

Andy, the stuff you mentioned is a known bug and will not be fixed anytime soon.
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« Reply #113 on: July 15, 2008, 12:40:04 PM »

Shanthi,

There have obviously been changes to the Activity Points system since the start. As I said in my earlier post, the only full list of Points I could find dates all the way back to August 2005. Could you please either re-post the current values, or point us to where there is a more current list of points. This way, people will be able to check what they should be getting and not have to bother you so often.
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« Reply #114 on: July 15, 2008, 12:56:51 PM »

If you look at the FAQ, it has all the correct values (except the CW 100pts thing, which I noted above needs to change).
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« Reply #115 on: July 15, 2008, 01:51:11 PM »

Ah, so that's where it was. I never thought about checking the FAQ (the most obvious place to check!!!).

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« Reply #116 on: July 17, 2008, 12:56:56 PM »

Shanthi,

Sorry to bother you again, but could you please check my recent activity points? I seem to have 6 points more than I calculate that I should have.

When I view my Activity tracker, the last three transactions that it shows are all "Submitted Claims", two dated 7/13 and one dated 7/16. As you know, "Submitted Claim" is the description that it uses for horses bought either at Sale or from Auction. On 7/13, I won Hollywood Royalty at the Auction and also "won" Major's Flight at the Auction (although MF's auction was cancelled because there was a bug in the Auction Software and it wasn't checking that people weren't bidding more than the Auction maximum.

It looks like I got 3 points for "winning" MF on 7/13, but that, instead of deleting those points when his Auction was cancelled, the software actually added three more points.

I'm not complaining that I've got extra points, especially as there have been times in the past when I should have had points for something and either didn't get them or didn't get as many as I should have.

I just wanted to let you know about this possible bug so you can check it out at your leisure. Also, as I am close to the 300 points that I would need to redeem a yearling, I don't want to get 3 more points, which, (according to the Tracker) is all I would need, redeem the yearling, then have it taken away when you correct the problem.

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« Reply #117 on: July 17, 2008, 02:21:07 PM »

I really don't care that much about activity points to take away 3 points.  The reason you didn't lose them when the sale on MF was canceled was because I did that by hand, and I didn't go in and delete the activity points entry.

Really, I view activity points as a "bonus" item...i.e. if you get them, awesome, and if you don't, it's not going to completely ruin the game.  I want to fix the various bugs associated with them at some point, but it's a pretty low priority.
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« Reply #118 on: December 22, 2008, 12:26:33 PM »

Excellant idea...being a new stable
I plan to be very active...once I get the flow of things

John

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« Reply #119 on: May 24, 2011, 04:28:22 PM »

Shanthi,

I have a suggestion for the Activity Points system, although I don't know how easy it would be to code.

I have noticed that, since you changed the code to show the Pedigree for all created horses as CREATED x CREATED , many Stables, myself included, have been selling off their created horses. I don't know if you have had many people redeeming their Activity Points since then, knowing that they will get a created horse.

If, instead of you having to created a new horse, maybe we could "Claim" an already existing Final Furlong owned horse. You could put certain conditions on which horses would be available to be "Claimed", say, for Broodmares, none with a ranking above Bronze; for Racehorses, none which has won more than 1 race, no SW's and none whose sire and dam are ranked higher than Bronze, and for Yearlings and Foals, none whose sire and dam are ranked higher than Bronze.

You could also use this when assigning horses for a new Stable. This would eliminate the need for you to have to create new horses.

If I remember back earlier this year, when you were awarding horses for Color War, we were able to choose already existing FF horses, so this would kind of be an extension of that.

I would be willing to look through the FF owned horses and prepare a list of which horses fill the above conditions (or any other conditions you might want to include). Perhaps you could add a field to horses records, something like "Available to be Claimed" and then use this field when selecting FF horses to "fill" Claiming races, as well as stipulating which horses can be given out for Activity Point redemption as well as Color War award horses.

BTW - Another idea for Color War, if and when you ever decide to run it again. Instead of you having to create new horses for the stables, each team member would lease one or two horses (based on the size of their particular Stable) to their CW Stable, with certain conditions attached (e.g. like above, not more than 1 win and no SW's), and at the end of the Color War year, the horses would all revert back to their previous owner. As with a lease, any purse money earned during that time would go to the CW Stable. You could still have the CW Stables set up with 2 2YO's, 2 3YO's and 2 4YO's. All that would happen is that each member would set up a lease, ending on Dec 31st, to their Color War Stable and then somebody, either yourself or the Team Co-Captains, would select one 2YO colt, one 2YO filly, etc. from the horses available, with the condition that they can't take more than one horse from each leasing Stable. In the case of newer Stables who only have 2 or 3 horses, they would be exempt from having to lease out horses to their CW Team (maybe do it so that a Stable which has 11-25 active racehorses would only lease out one horse and Stables with more than 25 active racehorses would lease out two horses).

{I know that this last idea should really be in the "Color War" section, but, as it is sort of related to the initial topic, I included it here.}
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