Found to my amazement that I had come out ahead of @DeusExMachina on https://greenfelt.net/freecell?game=3281652430 . Wasn't concentrating particularly hard on this game, first time through.
That is quite the feat! Congrats.
This is a more normal outcome: https://greenfelt.net/freecell?game=1686558504 and shows the power of a good example. I won that game in 2:00 and saw that @DeusExMachina had achieved 0:12 — which proved what was possible. I tried again with only supermoves in mind and hit 0:39. Thanks @Deus!
I’ll just note that I don’t always make the Top 10. When I play for a spell, I never intentionally skip a game (though I rarely hit New Game when I was aiming for Restart). So if I’m on the Board for games A and C but not B—and you make the Top 10 on B—then it’s a safe bet that you beat me! (For whatever little boost that gives you.)
I’ll admit I still get a charge when I come out ahead of BonnieBonz or DDan or a few others who routinely post among the fastest times.
What amuses me is when I land the top slot among the signed-in players and get a wee dose pride—until I show anonymous players only to find that I’m not even in the Top10 in that much larger pool! And of course there’s the time element. I’m sure if I were to check back at the end of the hour, I’d find that others had pushed me off the podium.
Yes, it very much depends on the population playing at this moment. I hit the top 10 frequently enough when the game has only been played 35 times or so; as the good players check in they push me inexorably off the board. // I'm with you about coming in ahead of our Bonz. Quite rare and a big ego-boo.
You are all amazing. I have to play the moment the new day starts just to see what it's like to actually be in the top 10 ever.
This is really funny. I was congratulating myself for coming in ahead of @DeusExMachina in this game — https://greenfelt.net/freecell?game=4102988996 — 1:05 (#1) to 1:15 (#3). I looked again 10 or 15 minutes later and DEM had replayed for a time of... 7 seconds! if you visit that game and check scores, hit "Show a player's first score, not their fastest" to see the status quo ante.
Looks like @DeusExMachina started a trend; his 0:07 showing may have encouraged others to have a go. My 1:05 how ranks #9 or #10, depending on the "Show first" setting, and over 2,000 people have now taken a whack at it.