Under additional settings you can modify game’s time limit, language, pin icons and pin radius. Go to “Additional settings” tab while creating or editing the question to access question’s additional settings.
To change question’s points, go to “Question” tab while creating/editing your question.
Question points are used for scoring in Quiz, Clue, Rogain, Match and Scavenger game types. Scoring is ignored in Strategy games (instead penalty points are used).
Default score value is 1 but you can set questions to give 0 points or even negative points (-100).
By default Loquiz players will collect shown amount of points for correct answers. By default incorrect answers give 0 points, but it is possible to make incorrect answers give negative points. To do it, you need to change settings while creating/editing the game, just go to “Configure” page and under “Game settings” choose “Incorrect answers give negative points”. If question score is negative then both correct and incorrect answers give negative points.
Negative points are used to create zones where players should not go in Rogain or Match game type. To create a “tollzone” create “no answer” type of question and set the negative value to it. When player goes to the zone, question which can be only answered correctly (as it is no answer) pops up and therefore player is awarded with negative points.
Question points are displayed:
- When question is opened;
- In the map above locations (default setting in Rogain, Match and Scavenger game types). In Strategy question order instead of points is shown on the map above locations.
- In the questions list in Clue game.
Time limit in seconds determines how much time time players have to answer that question from the moment it opens. If team fails to answer within this time frame, the answer is considered incorrect. Timers are used to make “easy to google” questions more challenging. Do not set timers to questions where video is attached as a media – in case when video is loading slowly, timer might run out. Time limit is also not recommended for photo and video questions.
Language is for sorting and filtering purposes only, it does not change the language of the question. Language tags are not shown to players and they helps you to find the right questions more easily. You can use questions with several language tags in one game. Question language setting does not affect actual game’s language.
By default all pins are blue. But it is possible to change the colour and the icon of the pin. It helps teams to grasp tasks according to the color and navigate. You can modify pin icon to display special team task, coffee cup, photo camera or coctail glass. You can also create hidden locations – just choose “no icon” and “transparent” radius colour.
Area colour (pin radius)
By default area colours are green, but you can change it. Pin radius colour is also set as this question’s background colour, when question is open. In clue game the same colour is used in questions’ list. To hide the area, you can just set area colour transparent.