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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeSun 28 Jun 2020 - 21:59 #1

Ok so, I'm surfing around looking for the same things all of us look for....that is every last tip, trick and tidbit we can find (ok....not us...we don't find anything....Google actually finds it....but we, WE take the GLORY!)


Ok so , I'm surfing around and I found this statement and was hoping someone could offer some clarification.

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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeMon 29 Jun 2020 - 2:29 #2

When the regattas first started some of us found that by delaying the start we would be up against other coops that weren’t rushing as much to finish. 
The competitive coops would appear to be paying to win in some cases, or they would make it impossible to finish in the top 3 if you wanted to.

However, since then Playrix changed the rules apparently, and it now seems it doesn’t matter.
The delayed start isn’t supposed to make any difference now.
But...some agree with that whilst others say it is still better to delay starting.

My personal experience is that it has changed and a delayed start has no effect.
But I guess each coop has to make their own decision.


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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeMon 29 Jun 2020 - 3:24 #3

If it's not based on filling up a race with co-ops in the order that they start racing (starting a new group every 15 co-ops), the algorithm for placing co-ops in a group would have to know how many co-ops were going to be racing. Then you could determine how many groups of 15 there were going to be and assign co-ops accordingly, such as first to Group A, second to Group B, third to Group C, fourth to Group A, and so on. Does Playrix really care enough about delayed start to set up a complicated algorithm?

Delayed start can also be linked to the theory that the winner of a race that ends in a tie is based on how long it took the team to get there and not the time they finished.

Both of these theories are almost unproveable without a lot of cooperation/coordination between a large number of co-ops, so not going to happen. LOL

So, until proven otherwise, I will continue to believe in the benefits of a delayed start (and the Tooth Fairy).

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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeMon 29 Jun 2020 - 4:53 #4

There are a few threads in the old forum regarding the changing of the rules at the time they changed.
Nevada posted how a tie would work with a start on time coop and a delayed start coop.
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Clearly the delayed start lost because they finished later, despite doing their tasks in less time. This was confirmed by Anna Petrova

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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeTue 6 Jul 2021 - 11:45 #5

Just started with a slight delay and am grouped with 10 teams that are 30-60 levels higher than my current level, 2 teams 10ish above and 2 slightly lower.

Shocked I'm definitely outranked and outgunned as solo racer! Have never seen such a lopsided run. Have you?
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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeTue 6 Jul 2021 - 12:43 #6

This should do away with the notion that delaying the start is a useful tactic. Players that have run 18 - 53 races as gold league are doing the same. lol

Just jump in whenever you feel like it.
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After reading a few posts I convinced my team to delay starting the regatta last week. Not a good move for us. We delayed by only a full 24 hours and by then there were 4 teams who had already maxed all 16 tasks! Last week we finished 14th!!! A disappointing "first" for us...not the kind we hoped for!
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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeTue 6 Jul 2021 - 13:52 #8

@Matmat Hope you have a better race this time out! 

Two task boards later waiting for a 135 and two positions lost, not sure it's worth the bother and may settle for "Becalmed" Very Happy
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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeTue 6 Jul 2021 - 14:36 #9

Thanks Daneborg! I may settle for becalmed as well! Waiting for spacious rail cars to use my coupon for 1 hour turnaround...not sure why since I dont need materials or mining tools. Guess I am just trying find something to look forward to...since new decorations aren't in my town's future! Sigh....
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@Matmat wrote:
After reading a few posts I convinced my team to delay starting the regatta last week. Not a good move for us. We delayed by only a full 24 hours and by then there were 4 teams who had already maxed all 16 tasks! Last week we finished 14th!!! A disappointing "first" for us...not the kind we hoped for!

our guideline is not to touch the race flag until ready to race, then go... without prepping the board. sometimes we get lucky with a couple tasks on 1st board, sometimes we trash 1st board entirely. we usually delay 6 to 8 hours, and so far have landed in groups where everyone is starting within a few initial tasks... then it is serendipity for getting good tasks fast enough and landing in a group that doesn't use tc to speed ahead...
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@Matmat wrote:
After reading a few posts I convinced my team to delay starting the regatta last week. Not a good move for us. We delayed by only a full 24 hours and by then there were 4 teams who had already maxed all 16 tasks! Last week we finished 14th!!! A disappointing "first" for us...not the kind we hoped for!

The concept behind delayed start is that they assemble groups as teams start, so you should have been in with other coops who just started within the last hour or so. (I think it's more like minutes or seconds when the race first starts, but the time it takes to fill a group with coops with the same number of racers and same competitiveness score must get longer and longer the longer you wait from the start.

To see teams already done when you open your race for the first time seems like maybe somebody in your coop did something to trigger your group assignment.
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@Mayfield In the race just prior to this one my roster of racers took over six hours to fill out. A ghost town of a race.
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Our coop has decided to keep the waits down to just a few hours.  (Today, we started at 1h22m after the bell and deleted the rubbish several times beforehand so we could start with four good tasks.)  We are getting matched with teams fairly quickly (HUGE disparity in levels of the other teams!) with no already done teams like when we used to start on Wednesdays.  Clearing the board is not the trigger in our opinion.  Waiting is the problem...too few teams in regatta these days to get matched up if you wait too long...!  I finished my 16 tasks 3h ago and now one of my North American coopmates is rushing to complete hers.  
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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeWed 7 Jul 2021 - 2:48 #14

Hmmm Mayfield...me thinks you may be right! Either way, I wont have my team try a delayed start again. I finish my 16x135 in 24 hours, but sometimes (okay...more than a few times) there is a mate who dawdles along. He is new to my co-op and I wanted to get him a trophy! We shall see. He races like molasses...sweet and slow
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Question about Seasonal Regatta team grouping I_icon_minitimeWed 7 Jul 2021 - 23:49 #15

Delay start for regatta does not seem to consistently work or not work. Lol. Delayed start on side games almost always works.  My co op tends to delay only to the time when most people are starting to get online.  So the super early bird might spend time setting up the board but usually does not start.  Except for ROC, we have never delayed regatta start more than several hours.  We have delayed ROC by a couple days when we have gotten tasks we could all easily avoid finishing.
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