# time-based point system

Jay jaysherby at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 05:46:22 CEST 2006

```Okay, this is a game.  So the points are abstract.  It's like an arcade
game in respect to the points.  They don't actually mean or represent
anything.  The only point is to get a high score.  The idea is that the
faster the user acts (or reacts) the greater amount of points they'll
receive.  Simplified, I need a fuction or statement that takes in a
small number and spits out a big number.  The smaller the input, the
larger the output.

Erik Max Francis wrote:
> Jay wrote:
>
> > I'm writing a game script and the point system will be based upon time.
> >  The less time there is between event one and event two, the higher
> > score you'll get for event two.  However, I've got a problem figuring
> > how to do this.  Here's why.  I don't want the score system to just be
> > a straight charted system.  Y'know, like if the time is between x and y
> > then the points you get are z.  I want to mathematically figure out the
> > pointage.  That's what I can't figure out how to do.  If it were such
> > that the more time there is, the more points there are, that would be
> > easy.  I could just multiply the time by something or other.  Or, if
> > there was a time limit between the two events, that, too, would be easy
> > because I could subtract the amount of time spent from the possible
> > amount of time and multiply by something for points.  Neither of these
> > are the case.  Any suggestions?
>
> You haven't indicated what _is_ the case, so this question cannot yet be
> answered.  You have to specify what the points measure, how they measure
> it, and how they change over time.  Once you do that, you can define (or
> get help defining) how to calculate them.  As it is you've not given
> nearly enough information to answer your question.
>
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