When watching the road map I think we should really have “Become a Switch Puzzle Master” badges.
I wish that we players get much more celebration for getting good at switch puzzles. I think this is far more important for science than solving tons of single state puzzles. Most of the single state puzzle experience are mainly useful for cutting corners in the energy model and as such has not much relevance to lab, as it is much more limited what nature will actually allow. However the switch puzzle skills translate more directly into ability to solving switches for lab.
It takes a lot of puzzle solving experience to be able to solve a switch lab puzzle in a way that you also think will do great for lab. It is not just enough solving, but it takes a lot of moving bases around afterwards to get to a potential good solve. Solving switch puzzles are good training for that.
What we really need to do awesome at switch lab challenges and future XOR labs, are avid switch puzzle skills.
I propose a series of switch solving badges. They should start at much lower numbers to encourage newer players to get started and get successes. Like 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and so on, and I would like them to go very far up.
- Preferable also give us more points for solving switches puzzles compared to single state puzzles.
- Perhaps make even a switch puzzle leader board.
Let the Switch Puzzle Mania begin