Hello to those captains actually reading this! You may be wondering just what data myself and a few friends are collecting and how we are using it, and hopefully as well how you can help us. We are recording various aspects of our matches, but the most important are the Match Time and the Total Credits we earned. With this we can calculate the average amount of time in-game it would take to reach a certain credit amount. The problem is, for accurate data, we need a large sample size. That is where you can help! Take a look at this form to see what all we are collecting. This is the same form you can use to also submit data to us. Simply fill the form out after a match (This will require some alt-tabbing) and hit the big blue "submit" button once you're done. You can submit as many forms as you want, so I encourage you to fill one out after every match!
Some may be wondering what the difference between "Base Credits" and "Total Credits" is, as well as how to get the match time and how to get all the information needed into the forum in the 60 seconds you have on the end screen. That's fine, because if you didn't then this paragraph would be pointless, and this paragraph wouldn't like that. Since the game does not give us a match time at the end, you will need to keep track of the time remaining in the bottom right of the screen during the match. Matches have a 20 minute timer, so if the match ends at 12:00 remaining, then your match lasted 8 minutes. (Note: when putting match time in, please convert it to Seconds). Once you get to the end screen, immediately look at the credits you earned. This value will be your "Base Credits." "Total Credits" is the amount of credits you earned after all bonuses are added. Your score can be seen at the scoreboard, and the other fields should not be hard to fill out.
Now, what are we actually doing with the data that's recorded? To see that, you can go here to see the spreadsheet which is being created with all of the data. Thank you to all who participate, and any feedback on the forum or the spreadsheet is much appreciated!