A Year of Dailies

May 17th, 2016 was the day that the Dustkid daily went live, a year ago today. Over this year we’ve seen a lot of data come in without any kind of visualization outside of the Daily page itself.  In this post I want to dump a lot of that data that I thought might be interesting to look at one day.  Additionally I’ve included complete data on some of what will be summarized in this post at Dustkid Daily Stats.

There have been 370 maps selected as dailies at this moment.  This is slightly over the expected 365 due to the “daily” not initially being a daily and a couple forced re-rolls.  Of those 370 the rest of the stats will be on only 367 as I’ve left out Peta Difficult, Titan, and today’s daily (stock maps were never meant to be dailies and Peta doesn’t even have a leaderboard).

Over these dailies we’ve seen 9,641 leaderboard entries averaging 26.3 entries per daily.  Of those, 8,353 of those (86.6%) were an SS on the ‘Score’ leaderboards.  Bringing renewed energy back to older maps has frequently resulted in new Score and Time world records.  Over the year 252 (68.7%) dailies minted new Score world records and 248 (67.6%) gained new Time world records.  Often, several people managed to beat the previous world records as new routes were found or new tech could be used.

The daily is selected from all visible maps on Atlas that are not part of the Community Map Pack (and haven’t before been a daily).  SS count is used a simple heuristic to favor selecting higher quality maps that got more play, initially.  I’d like to thank the authors of the selected maps and list those authors who appeared at least 6 times:

Shin Rekkoha 21
TheBirdOfPrey 18
Tropicallo 11
ShurykaN 10
Meark 9
DustCreep 9
TwinkieSWF 8
Giamma 7
Clearly Not a Towel 7
DoughNation 6
indapop 6
Krankdud 6
Jvcpro 6

And of course, I’d like to thank the people who actually participated in the dailies and gave this project life.  The following table shows the top 10 daily participation counts.

DG ‘Anand’ 319
msg555 309
indapop 293
EtherealSamantha 279
theduesta 277
Sunny 276
Brayd of Guy 258
mister__simon 248
DDFranky 241
Malice 232

To create a type of “Daily Composite Leaderboard” I constructed a basic medal system that awarded 100 points for first and 40% less points each rank thereafter ending at 1 point for 10th.  These are the top 10 on this composite leaderboard for Score including their top 3 medal counts.

Username Points 1st (100 pts) 2nd (60 pts) 3rd (36 pts)
indapop 13368 87 53 24
msg555 11979 61 58 27
Xiamul 4964 37 13 7
mister__simon 4461 10 19 25
Nighthawk 3819 19 21 12
TwinkieSWF 3139 11 15 18
Sunny 2987 1 18 19
Fishy 2929 10 11 19
Sivade 2889 16 10 10
TiMMaY- 2879 11 9 18

Similarly, these are the results for Time

indapop 13884 97 41 25
msg555 6492 26 32 19
Fishy 5508 28 28 14
TwinkieSWF 5164 25 26 18
Sunny 4893 19 20 20
Xiamul 4736 32 13 10
EtherealSamantha 3444 7 15 19
mister__simon 3160 10 8 22
Nighthawk 3094 16 12 11
DG ‘Anand’ 2935 17 14 5

Only 27 apples were hit during a year of dailies.

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