The Trivia Format tab under the green Settings tab contains settings on the game format, game rules, scoring, and how rankings work in your Trivia Game.
Trivia Format and Scoring
The section specifies what game and scoring format your Trivia Game will use. Some of these settings were set when you initially created your Trivia Game.
In this mode, your players earn points for answering each question correctly. Your players are then ranked real-time on the Rankings Leaderboard by how many points they earned. The player with the most points at the end wins. You may set an Overall Points Value per question from this section. On the other hand, you can also set individual points values per question in each question's Edit Panel.
By default, Decreasing Points Timer is enabled. This awards your players more points for answering correctly faster and will reduce the chances of your players having a tie score because points are awarded down to the second. This will be discussed below. Use this mode for your Trivia Game if you want to keep your audience on their toes; they'll need to think quickly in this fast-paced mode.
Percentage Correct Mode
In this mode, your players are ranked on the percentage of questions they answer correctly. There are no points involved. All questions are worth the same amount and players are only judged on how many questions they answer correctly.
Use the Survivor Trivia mode for a higher-stakes feeling in your game. Any mistake could be their last in this cutthroat mode!
In this mode, your players keep playing as long as they keep answering each new question correctly within the question time. If a player answers a question incorrectly or runs out of time, they are eliminated. The players who answer ALL questions correctly are rewarded as the winners. The Rankings Leaderboard will display the current group of Survivors in the game. There are additional options to configure upon selecting this mode. They will be covered below. For more detailed information, please see this article - Survivor Trivia Explained.
Points Mode Options
These options are for further configuring how participants earn points in your Trivia Game.
Decreasing Points Timer
When this setting is enabled, the question points will automatically decrease as the Question Timer decreases. Players earn more points the faster they answer correctly. When time runs out, the question is worth 0 points. If Decreasing Points Timer is disabled, players receive full points for a correct answer.
Points Per Question
Editing this setting lets you set a points value for each question in your Trivia Game. This is a global setting that will set the points value for every question in your Trivia Game.
To edit, click on the green Edit (Pencil) button. Type in how many points you want in the box, or you can use the up and down arrows on your keyboard.
Be sure to click the green Save (Checkmark) button afterward to save your changes. The blue Cancel (X) will cancel the changes.
Lose Points When Incorrect
By default, any newly-created Trivia Game will have the Lose Points When Incorrect setting disabled. However, when this setting is enabled, players lose points for any wrong answer. There are several different options you can choose from that determines how many points your players lose whenever they answer incorrectly.
- None - This is the default setting that will not penalize players for answering incorrectly.
- Lose Partial Points - When selected, the amount of points lost is one-fifth of the overall points value for the question. So if a question is worth 100 points, a player would lose 20 points if they answer incorrectly.
- Lose Decreasing Points - This option is only available if the Decreasing Points Timer is also enabled. If a player answers incorrectly, the amount of points lost is the same amount of points they would have won as indicated on the Decreasing Points Timer.
- Lose Full Points - Players will lose the full amount of points that the question was worth.
Survivor Trivia Options
Crowdpurr has added a few useful advanced features that you may want to take advantage of when using Survivor Trivia for your crowd. The following advanced Survivor Trivia options become available once you've enabled Survivor Mode.
Eliminated Players Keep Playing
Enabling this setting allows your players to keep playing along after they have been eliminated. Eliminated players won't be able to win, but they can still have fun by answering questions and finding out if they answered correctly.
If this setting is disabled, eliminated players will still be able to follow along on their mobile devices, but they will be unable to answer any questions - which sometimes isn't as fun for your crowd.
Always Show A Winner
Enabling this setting will always show a winner on both the Projector View and Mobile View when you enable Show Rankings (R) on the Experience Dashboard. So in the event that all of your players are unable to answer every question correctly, this setting will show you the player(s) that answered the most questions correctly as the winners. If this setting is disabled, players must answer every single question correctly to win on the leaderboard. If, after the last question, no players answered them all correctly, Crowdpurr will say that there were, unfortunately, no survivors
Start With Practice Question
When this setting is enabled, the first trivia question in your Trivia Game will not be counted in any results, rankings, or eliminations. Enable this setting to create a Practice Question for fun to introduce your audience to the game. With this setting disabled, the first question will be counted for rankings as a normal question. Enabling this setting does not add a new question to your Trivia Game nor does it change your first question. It simply excludes it from any scoring or eliminations.
Use this setting to specify which Trivia Games you want to include in your Multi-Game Rankings.
To include any of your other Trivia Games, simply click the checkbox next to its name on this list. A check mark will appear in the box and the label on the right will change from red to green and will say Included.
Upon adding one or more Trivia Games to your Multi-Game Rankings, a new button will light up under the View Controls section of the Experience Dashboard called Show Multi-Game Rankings (M).
To display your Multi-Game Rankings Leaderboard, use the Show Multi-Game Rankings (M) button. You can also set this view to display automatically for Fully Automatic Mode and Crowd Controlled Mode experiences by enabling the appropriate setting under the Trivia Game Playback & Timing section.
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