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Why wont Kilominx w/others become an event?

Discussion in 'WCA Regulations' started by Nicky Steingraber, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Aerma

    Aerma Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    It probably would have to be a single-time event, considering the scrambling...
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  2. One Wheel

    One Wheel Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Mostly I Just want a stickerless magnetic gigaminx, sculpted or ridged of course, and I doubt that will happen if it's not an official event.
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  3. Sion

    Sion Member

    Dec 13, 2015
    New York
    Here are puzzles I hope to someday become an event (actual new puzzles)

    -Kilominx (It is easier than mega, but is isn't as trivial in my opinion.)
    -Master pyraminx (PLEASE)
    -Astrolabacus (Don't ask me why. I just think it would be a fascinating event.
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  4. I agree that Master Pyraminx would be awesome!
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  5. xyzzy

    xyzzy Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    I don't understand this reasoning.

    Parity contributes a significant amount of variance to a square-1 solve for people who don't use CSP/CPP, so yeah, square-1 singles for non-CSP/CPP users is silly. On 444, parity is almost irrelevant unless you're super consistent with everything else. On 555 and up it contributes basically nothing to the variance. (I crunched the numbers for this a while back, but disclaimer: I might be remembering wrongly, and I don't know if my performance is representative of others'. This is all assuming intermediate-level alg sets like L2E are used.)

    For any puzzle beyond 444, getting lucky with parity is not fundamentally different from getting lucky with centres/edge pairing, except that it's often one of the last things you do in a solve and so it's the part you remember most vividly; the part you attribute good/bad times to. The easiest litmus test is to plot a histogram of your solve times for a puzzle with parity (squan, big cubes, even-order minxes): if it doesn't look multimodal, parity probably matters less than you think it does.
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