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Alpha Bet is a game where letters are products. Bet on it, receive money.
You will have to buy and sell in time to defeat and beat the most talented letter gamblers on the Internet.
Press and hold the letters, try to find what letter make you earn the more coins. Gambling on frequently occurring letters (E, A…) is not going to make you win, since the system is balanced to reward more low-frequency letters (Z, Y…). Playing with someone is a lot more fun!
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Yes, the performances are mainly due to the server lag, and also because we didn’t spend any time on optimizing the app!
The red line shows your the history of the current bet: it’s going down when you lose, up when you win.
Sorry about the keyboard support, it was planned, but we were tweaking the balance until the last minute!
Hm, why does it need to cover the whole screen than? Wouldn't a dedicated place for the line better? Say in the pane on the right hand.
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The balance is far from being perfect, but I can give you some details: yes, if your letter is in a line of text you will be rewarded, even if the count is less than the average. We decided we didn’t want the player to lose points without understanding why. But the rewarding is so low that if you play with friends, it’s usually a bad strategy. I’m usually playing the E or A letters only when I am very low in money, so I can get just enough to bet on more rewarding letters again.
You can check the applied rules here: https://github.com/nko5/lisezmoi/blob/master/server/users.js#L110-L133
The utility is: having fun :-) More seriously, the goal is to win more coins than your opponents.
A/ Not possible: every time a line is coming from the server, the bets for this line are already registered, and the results are coming at the same time (you can still wait for the text to loop entirely, since the poems are not sent randomly for now, but it’s planned).
B/ The average frequency of each letter is calculated, and used to calculate the reward of a bet (with the number of characters in the line, and other balance adjustments). To take two extremes: you can bet on E and win very little, or bet on Z and win a lot if you press it at the right time. Check the language, the style, and you can make the good bets to win :-)
Yes, the game is balancing the reward of a letter based on its frequency in the full content. The E or A are not going to make you win against your opponents, the rewards are too low compared to other letters. The Z is highly rewarding, but not frequent at all. Make the right decisions! :-)
Thank you! The lag is due to the performances, not enough time to optimize it!