When you are entering scores into a leaderboard you might think it’s quite straightforward and there is only one way to do it. But in fact there are a number of ways that the leaderboard can add up scores for a player. The great news is that with Leaderboarded we’ve covered all the different permutations using our ‘scoring method’ option. You can access it by adding a new metric to your leaderboard based on a Manual Entry connector.
The full list of Scoring Methods currently supported by the Manual Entry connector are as follows:
- Total will sum all scores during the scoring period (Default)
- Latest will use the most recent score entry in the current period
- Latest – ignore period will use the most recent score entry no matter when it was scored
- Difference will take the difference between the last score entry of the previous period and the most recent score entry for the current period.
- Lowest Score in Period will take only the lowest score as the entry for the period.
- Highest Score in Period will take only the highest score as the entry for the period.
Let’s look at some scores for a player and see how the Scoring Method affects the score that Leaderboarded uses for that player. Our score period is 1 week (2-8 Jan):
|John||1st Jan||2nd Jan||8th Jan|
And here are the scores that will be given (assumes using score entries for Metric A unless otherwise stated)
|Scoring Method||Score Used||Calculation||Rationale|
|Total||8||3+5||Sum of all scores during period|
|Latest||5||5||Latest score in period|
|Latest (Metric B)||0||No scores in period so results in a zero score|
|Latest-ignore period||5||5||Latest score ignoring period for Metric A|
|Latest-ignore period (Metric B)||9||9||Latest score ignoring period for Metric B|
|Difference||7||8-1||Sum of scores for this period, minus sum of scores for previous period|
|Lowest score in period||3||3||Lowest score during the period|
|Highest score in period||5||5||Highest score during the period|