I have been told many times from advanced players that EteRNA puzzles are now too easy. Once you know the strategy you can clear any puzzle by just following the strategy.

This is becoming a major problem, since players are solving puzzles faster than we can create.

I was thinking of adding a new type of puzzle to give our players new challenge.

How about a puzzle that'll ask you to come up with a design with exactly specified # of GU,GC,UA pairs and free energy?

There'll be very few solutions for each puzzle, so you can't expect to stumble upon the solution space by just following strategy. You'll have to carefully calculate energy contributions of all loops and stacks to successfully arrive at solution.

It's just my personal idea at the moment. It would be quite easy to implement, but I'm wondering what our players think of this.

Jee

This is becoming a major problem, since players are solving puzzles faster than we can create.

I was thinking of adding a new type of puzzle to give our players new challenge.

How about a puzzle that'll ask you to come up with a design with exactly specified # of GU,GC,UA pairs and free energy?

There'll be very few solutions for each puzzle, so you can't expect to stumble upon the solution space by just following strategy. You'll have to carefully calculate energy contributions of all loops and stacks to successfully arrive at solution.

It's just my personal idea at the moment. It would be quite easy to implement, but I'm wondering what our players think of this.

Jee

Chris Cunningham [ccccc]

dimension9

ISthe point?" ...and "WhyAMI here?" ...and "What am I actuallyDOing here?" ...and I'm having some real trouble coming up with satisfactory answers... hmmm... a bit disturbing...