It would be cool if the actual minimum path was shown after you win/after a game ends.
There are actually potentially many ‘minimum paths’ for a give game, eg a single game can have 100 different ways to win in 4 clicks, but 0 ways to win in 3 clicks. We are considering showing “a” minimum path, not “the” minimum path, which seems good/fun enough? Please respond with any thoughts.
unless you want to cheat and find the least posssible answe and resure the answes because there is a traveling salesman problem that oyu can use a million times over
Travelling salesman, anybody?
The Silver Raven commented
It would be good if you weren't able to see it, it could make for a better anti-cheat...
Don't do this it'll ruin the game
Vy tran commented
No. Because games can be reused... There's not an infinite amount of Wikipedia articles! If the minimums are shown SOMEONE is bound to save it all and make a cheat website out of it.
What about using the shortest path game for this. I never see many people in this game.
Instead of giving only 2 minutes to play, create long time games, like challenges, every week for instance, whose goal would be to find the shortest path.
No. Because target pages are regularly repeated, showing the minimum path would take away much of the challenge. This would only be a good idea if target pages were completely randomized.
brilliant idea! sometime we really want to learn the shortest way also.
I wonder if it is possible to calculate the shortest path in an easy way.
I think he means that sometimes the system glitches up if you click on something multiple times, and sometimes remnants of the previous game end up on the click path.