MII and Regions - 19th to 24th Jun 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 202056 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
@ 2020-06-21 12:59 PM (#28367 - in reply to #28338) (#28367) Top

stefliew



Posts: 1

Country : Singapore

stefliew posted @ 2020-06-21 12:59 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Pentominous Borders
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


I found it harder to get used to using the letters RANG instead of 1234 for Rangoli - had to use additional processing power to keep them ordered in my head since they have to be conseuctive either CW or CCW (not a criticism, just an observation).
@ 2020-06-21 6:18 PM (#28368 - in reply to #28338) (#28368) Top

cyclohexane



Posts: 1

Country : South Korea

cyclohexane posted @ 2020-06-21 6:18 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Average
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? 3D Rassi Silai
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-06-21 8:34 PM (#28369 - in reply to #28338) (#28369) Top

pranavmanu



Posts: 52
2020
Country : India

pranavmanu posted @ 2020-06-21 8:34 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Rounding off the PR season with a fantastic set. Perfect difficulty level and a great quality of puzzles. Thoroughly enjoyed!
My favourites were the Pentominous 2, 5 Cells 3, and the Sashigane 1
My only gripe would be that the 3D Rassi Silai borders were hard to distinguish between dotted lines and borders. I did not see a dark border and ended up losing an easy 3 points.
Happy personally to round the SM/PR season off with a satisfying performance :)

Thank you Ashish and Anubhav!
@ 2020-06-21 10:24 PM (#28370 - in reply to #28338) (#28370) Top

jkong



Posts: 1

Country : United Kingdom

jkong posted @ 2020-06-21 10:24 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Rassi Silai
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


This was fun, thanks! Almost all new types for me, I practiced the Regions puzzles (and they went pretty smoothly).

I found it tricky to remember the letter sequence in Rangoli: I ended up writing out the eight possible arrangements at the top of the page. ('1234' or 'ABCD' would have been easier?)

Rassi Silai seems very interesting, I'll probably have some fun figuring out the intended logical path through them.

Once again thanks for the contest!
@ 2020-06-22 4:33 AM (#28371 - in reply to #28338) (#28371) Top

GaS



Posts: 24
20
Country : ITALY

GaS posted @ 2020-06-22 4:33 AM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Rassi Silai
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-06-23 8:21 AM (#28372 - in reply to #28338) (#28372) Top

chaotic_iak




Posts: 241
1001002020
Country : Indonesia

chaotic_iak posted @ 2020-06-23 8:21 AM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Too many pages / too large grids


Very nice puzzles overall; no complaints about the puzzles themselves. Answer keys for Pentominous could have just been lengths of contiguous blocks separated by border segments, like other puzzles. (I get this might be borrowed from Fillomino; I also think Fillomino should go with lengths of contiguous blocks as well, like what I did in WAPC1-2.) I think Pentominous could have also fit on one page.

EDIT: After looking back at the test, I realized I liked the Regions part of the test much better than MII. In fact, I feel every single genre in MII had something that rubbed me off the wrong way: Turnkey felt intuition-heavy, Rangoli seemed like a weird combination of rules (admittedly probably just unused to them), and Rassi Silai still felt like the threads didn't matter. True, there's the addition of numbers and internal borders, but numbers were only used in one puzzle, and the rules of the genre became filled with more things mashed together. It's very possible it's just everything in MII are new (besides Rassi Silai) and that I should face new genres.

Edited by chaotic_iak 2020-06-23 8:32 AM
@ 2020-06-23 9:53 AM (#28373 - in reply to #28338) (#28373) Top

tamz29



Posts: 217
100100
Country : Thailand

tamz29 posted @ 2020-06-23 9:53 AM

A nice short test. I think we were all strangers to the MII.
I remembered Rassi Silai from WPC2017, but there were no numbers/3-D there so it's a nice expansion to the genre.
I felt the 3-D grids could be squished-horizontally a bit so it didn't look too flat.
The Regions part were filled with high-quality puzzles. Thanks for them!

Extended thanks to everyone involved with this year's PR. I think this is the first time I competed in all 6 sets.
Would like to see the overall ratings updated regularly though.
@ 2020-06-23 12:41 PM (#28374 - in reply to #28369) (#28374) Top

ABcDexter



Posts: 36
20
Country : India

ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-23 12:41 PM

pranavmanu - 2020-06-21 8:34 PM

Rounding off the PR season with a fantastic set. Perfect difficulty level and a great quality of puzzles. Thoroughly enjoyed!
My favourites were the Pentominous 2, 5 Cells 3, and the Sashigane 1
My only gripe would be that the 3D Rassi Silai borders were hard to distinguish between dotted lines and borders. I did not see a dark border and ended up losing an easy 3 points.
Happy personally to round the SM/PR season off with a satisfying performance :)

Thank you Ashish and Anubhav!


Thank you Pranav :)

Will note down your feedback.
@ 2020-06-23 12:43 PM (#28375 - in reply to #28370) (#28375) Top

ABcDexter



Posts: 36
20
Country : India

ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-23 12:43 PM

jkong - 2020-06-21 10:24 PM

This was fun, thanks! Almost all new types for me, I practiced the Regions puzzles (and they went pretty smoothly).

I found it tricky to remember the letter sequence in Rangoli: I ended up writing out the eight possible arrangements at the top of the page. ('1234' or 'ABCD' would have been easier?)

Rassi Silai seems very interesting, I'll probably have some fun figuring out the intended logical path through them.

Once again thanks for the contest!


Thanks for your valuable feedback. I do feel that Rangoli should have had ABCD instead of RANG, will alter it accordingly.
@ 2020-06-23 8:21 PM (#28376 - in reply to #28338) (#28376) Top

puzzler05



Posts: 6

Country : South Korea

puzzler05 posted @ 2020-06-23 8:21 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Rassi Silai
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-06-24 12:31 AM (#28377 - in reply to #28338) (#28377) Top

vopani



Posts: 731
50010010020
Country : India

vopani posted @ 2020-06-24 12:31 AM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Too hard doesn't suit this fantastic PR round to end this year. It is one of my favourites across the years.

Favourites: Five Cells 3, Pentominous 1, Rangoli 3

Thanks a lot Anubhav and Ashish!

@ 2020-06-24 5:00 AM (#28378 - in reply to #28338) (#28378) Top

mstang




Posts: 72
202020
Country : United States

mstang posted @ 2020-06-24 5:00 AM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many easy puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Shashigane
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Too many pages / too large grids


@ 2020-06-24 2:51 PM (#28380 - in reply to #28338) (#28380) Top

TiiT



Posts: 136
10020
Country : Estonia

TiiT posted @ 2020-06-24 2:51 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? 3D Rassi Silai
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Very nice puzzles!
@ 2020-06-24 3:38 PM (#28381 - in reply to #28338) (#28381) Top

ABcDexter



Posts: 36
20
Country : India

ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-24 3:38 PM

Thanks Tiit, Rohan, Tawan and Ivan.
Glad that you enjoyed the puzzles :)
@ 2020-06-24 3:54 PM (#28382 - in reply to #28338) (#28382) Top

ropeko



Posts: 6

Country : Switzerland

ropeko posted @ 2020-06-24 3:54 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-06-24 7:39 PM (#28383 - in reply to #28338) (#28383) Top

rajeshk



Posts: 533
50020
Country : India

rajeshk posted @ 2020-06-24 7:39 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


It was nice test. Liked Pentominous and 5 cell puzzles very much. Thanks to Ashish and Anubhav for such nice puzzles.
@ 2020-06-24 7:49 PM (#28384 - in reply to #28338) (#28384) Top

harmeet



Posts: 80
20202020
Country : India

harmeet posted @ 2020-06-24 7:49 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Pentominous
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Really enjoyed the puzzles, particularly the new variants Turnkey and Sashigane. Thanks Anubhav and Ashish!
@ 2020-06-24 8:12 PM (#28385 - in reply to #28338) (#28385) Top

kishy72



Posts: 401
100100100100
Country : India

kishy72 posted @ 2020-06-24 8:12 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Pentominous
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Mostly perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Many puzzles were worth too much or too little
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


Nice set of puzzles @Anubhav and Ashish.
Felt I solved very rustily.
Point distribution felt a little bit off.I was mostly able to solve the higher pointers faster than the lower ones. Pentominous 6 felt much harder than the pentominous 10 and the answer keys of this type was laborious to enter.Would have preferred continuous set of cells as answer key in line with other puzzles.

Strangely, the puzzle I practised the most (sashigane) got me nowhere and I couldn't finish even one while the ones I didn't focus much (pentominous and pentominous borders) helped at the end.

Thanks a lot for a fun set !
@ 2020-06-24 8:55 PM (#28386 - in reply to #28385) (#28386) Top

Administrator



20001000100100100202020
Country : India

Administrator posted @ 2020-06-24 8:55 PM

Extension


This being the last PR episode for 2020, the test is extended for another 24 hours, based on a request.
It now ends at 11:59 PM (midnight) IST on 25th June.

@ 2020-06-24 9:13 PM (#28387 - in reply to #28372) (#28387) Top

rakesh_rai




Posts: 774
500100100202020
Country : India

rakesh_rai posted @ 2020-06-24 9:13 PM

chaotic_iak - 2020-06-23 8:21 AM

Answer keys for Pentominous could have just been lengths of contiguous blocks separated by border segments, like other puzzles.


kishy72 - 2020-06-24 8:12 PM

the answer keys of this type was laborious to enter.Would have preferred continuous set of cells as answer key in line with other puzzles.


Yes. It would have been easier to enter with lengths of continuous cells. But it also improves the chance to get the right answer key without getting some pentomino parts correctly. This option was considered and then the letter notation was preferred.
@ 2020-06-24 9:19 PM (#28388 - in reply to #28369) (#28388) Top

rakesh_rai




Posts: 774
500100100202020
Country : India

rakesh_rai posted @ 2020-06-24 9:19 PM

pranavmanu - 2020-06-21 8:34 PM

My only gripe would be that the 3D Rassi Silai borders were hard to distinguish between dotted lines and borders. I did not see a dark border and ended up losing an easy 3 points.

tamz29 - 2020-06-23 9:53 AM

I felt the 3-D grids could be squished-horizontally a bit so it didn't look too flat.

Valid points. These will be considered while designing the next 3D puzzle.
In this test, there was actually an attempt to make the solid lines thicker than the dotted lines but probably that distinction was not enough.
@ 2020-06-24 10:27 PM (#28390 - in reply to #28338) (#28390) Top

priyambhushan



Posts: 34
20
Country : India

priyambhushan posted @ 2020-06-24 10:27 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


This was a really fun round, with spectacular puzzle quality! it is always great to see new and innovative puzzle types, and all of themexecuted so well :) Great jov by Ashish as usual, and my fellow-new-author-2020 Anubhav! Thank you guys... this was a really enjoyable last round! gonna miss the monthly tests so much now that the 6 rounds are done!
@ 2020-06-24 10:53 PM (#28391 - in reply to #28338) (#28391) Top

Joo M.Y



Posts: 67
202020
Country : South Korea

Joo M.Y posted @ 2020-06-24 10:53 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Just right
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Very nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Pentominous Borders
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Perfect answer keys
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


@ 2020-06-25 12:00 PM (#28392 - in reply to #28385) (#28392) Top

ABcDexter



Posts: 36
20
Country : India

ABcDexter posted @ 2020-06-25 12:00 PM

kishy72 - 2020-06-24 8:12 PM

Nice set of puzzles @Anubhav and Ashish.
Felt I solved very rustily.
Point distribution felt a little bit off.I was mostly able to solve the higher pointers faster than the lower ones. Pentominous 6 felt much harder than the pentominous 10 and the answer keys of this type was laborious to enter.Would have preferred continuous set of cells as answer key in line with other puzzles.

Strangely, the puzzle I practised the most (sashigane) got me nowhere and I couldn't finish even one while the ones I didn't focus much (pentominous and pentominous borders) helped at the end.

Thanks a lot for a fun set !


priyambhushan - 2020-06-24 10:27 PM

This was a really fun round, with spectacular puzzle quality! it is always great to see new and innovative puzzle types, and all of themexecuted so well :) Great jov by Ashish as usual, and my fellow-new-author-2020 Anubhav! Thank you guys... this was a really enjoyable last round! gonna miss the monthly tests so much now that the 6 rounds are done!


Thanks, Kishore and Priyam, happy to know that you really liked the puzzles as well :)
Hopefully, more puzzles coming soon...
@ 2020-06-25 11:36 PM (#28393 - in reply to #28338) (#28393) Top

An LMI player



An LMI player posted @ 2020-06-25 11:36 PM

 What was your opinion of the distribution of easy/hard puzzles? Too many medium difficult puzzles
 What did you think about the puzzle quality of the test? Fairly Nice
 Which set of puzzles did you like the most? Five Cells
 What was your opinion about the answer key extraction? Answer keys were horrible
 Of the puzzles you solved/attempted, how well did the point values reflect the difficulty? Most puzzles were worth the right amount
 What was your opinion of the booklet formatting and printing? Just right


MII and Regions - 19th to 24th Jun 2020 - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifier 202056 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version

Best blackjack strategies https://onlineblackjack.money/strategies/.