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Why One Million Really Is A Magic Number For CTP Teams

Why One Million Really Is A Magic Number For CTP Teams

This blog loves statistics and numbers in general and today we will discuss the number 1,000,000 thanks to pioneering CTP Teams research done by Lucky 13 team leader Tom Wacker.

Tom has discovered that one million has special significance for members of CTP Teams and explains why in his latest blog post.

He makes an argument that one million points is the number of points that each team member should be getting EVERY DAY if the team is to get a respectable position in the Premier League.

So let’s do the math and put the theory to the test using this screenshot of the current state of play in the Premier League…

CTP Teams Premier League snapshot as of Wednesday August 20 2014

Rounded up to the nearest million this is currently how many points each team in the Premier League has at time of writing:

  1. SurfAholics Alpha – 25 members – 259 m points – 4.2 m points per member per day
  2. The Strays – 25 members – 243 m points – 3.9 m points per member per day
  3. Lucky 13 – 25 members – 179 m points – 2.9 m points per member per day
  4. Cash Surfing Network – 24 members – 74 m points – 1.24 m points per member per day
  5. CTP Renegades – 24 members – 63 m points – 1.0 m points per member per day
  6. Bonz Brigade – 24 members – 51 m points – 0.84 m points per member per day
  7. Empower World Team – 16 members – 33 m points – 0.84 m points per member per day
  8. Kore4 – 22 members – 23 m points – 0.4 m points per member per day
  9. Surf To Earn – 25 members – 15 m points – 0.24 m points per member per day
  10. SurfAholics Bravo – 20 members – 5 m points – 0.1 m points per member per day

The points per member per day figure was determined by dividing the total number of team points by the total number of players and dividing this number by 2.5 as at the time of writing this post we are 2.5 days into the new CTP Teams week.

So using Tom’s magic one million figure, a team of 25 members would have 25 million points right now if every member was hitting the 1 m points target. Right now that is enough to put you in eighth place in the Premier League.

As Tom says on his blog post: “There are lots of ways to get XP, and it’s a good idea to make sure you and your team are familiar with all of them.

“So get your million points per player per day, and see where you land. I’m pretty sure that will put you in the top 7 most weeks. You can do it. Once you have a month or two in the Premier League, you should be able to stock your team with premium players. Then you’ll be ready to challenge for the top.”

Coming up: Tomorrow we will apply the same math to the top of the Competitive League

Read Tom’s blog post: XP and CTP Teams

25 responses to “Why One Million Really Is A Magic Number For CTP Teams”

  1. 1 m points per player per day should be easy if they do Daily Challenge until Tier5 everyday.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I love statistics…especially if someone else does it for you πŸ™‚
    Great to know your goal
    It’s quite easy to reach a million xp a day even if you don’t have time to surf 24/7. Plan your surfing and focus on that and you’ll reach it everyday.
    I surf average a maximum of 3 hours a day weekly because of my offline work and my kids and some voluntary work for the red cross. Not all time surfing are spent on sites connected to CTP
    So if you have a couple of hours there are no excuses.

  3. Lynn M says:

    Tom is the master student of CTP Teams stats for sure. I know he reviews stats daily and his depth and wealth of knowledge always amazes me. Without him and Boris (also a wealth of knowledge, of all kinds) our team would probably be lost and flailing!

  4. Hmmm, I could be wrong but I don’t think your numbers quite add up!

    “one million points is the number of points that each team member should be getting EVERY DAY”

    1,000,000 points * 25 members = 25,000,000 per day * 20 days would be 500,000,000. 500 million points.

    So it seems more like the following:
    SurfAholics Alpha – 259 m points/25 members = 10.36 m points/20 days = 518 thousand points per member per day

    Or roughly 1/2 million per day.

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      Hi William,

      I have been known to get numbers wrong in the past as anyone who has ever been to the Sweeva Surf Party already knows.

      Using the Surf Aholics example from the original post we both arrive at the figure of 10.36 million points.

      259m points / 25 members = 10.36 m points per member.

      Where we diverge is the timeframe.

      Remember that these are the weekly points totals I am using so at the time I took the screen shot there had been 2.5 days of activity which is where I got the 4.2 m points per member per day figure from.

      If we do it again right now (8am Eastern on Thursday) we are 3.33 days into the weekly contest and the Alphas have currently got 293 m points which is 11.7 m per member during 3.33 days and this works out at 3.5 m points per member per day.

      Does that make sense?


  5. Georgia Stewart says:

    Wow – lots of points – can barely keep up this pace. Glad my team puts up with me πŸ™‚

  6. wow lots of numbers bye !! πŸ™‚
    WTG all lol …I do however have a goal of 1.3 million a day tho

  7. Sig says:

    Thats some interesting numbers indeed..

    Numbers can be interesting too… :p

    Thx for putting this up

  8. Kris Rogers says:

    As long as the team has bonus then it makes getting 1 mill XP easier.

  9. Glenn Witmer says:

    Good to know…let me get going not a 1m yet today

  10. one in a million tip for the million club

  11. Stephen Whittle says:

    Have you gotten your million today?

  12. Karen Kuty says:

    OK–by this criterion, I am a failure, and I intend to stay one!

    I’m at less than 1/2 this run rate, and that is with pretty heavy surfing and a Kore4 bonus for the last 2 days! I don’t care to surf more.

    Sorry to disappoint you, Tom. It’s just as well that I am not on your team.

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      Hi Karen I rarely disagree with anything you post…until now. There is no suggestion that putting on less than this amount of points makes anyone a failure…far from it.

      This is simply some basic statistical analysis and not a way of judging who is passing or failing at something.

      It is simply a way of saying that based on the amounts of points being gained by the top teams in the Premier League right now, if your team wants to be in the top ten then, on average, each member will have to put on “x” many points per day.

      I would suggest that anyone who is active in CTP Teams and especially anyone who has your level of experience in this community could, not by any definition of the word, ever be regarded as a failure.

      So by all means stay as you are…but it won’t be as a failure. πŸ˜‰


    • This is why each team needs to decide on what business they are in and what best serves their team members!

      You are by no means a failure. You are a strong business woman. Surfing is not a business in and of itself.

      • Karen Kuty says:

        I don’t have a tongue in cheek smiley emoticon for commenting on blogs. This is one of those times I wish I did, because I am NOT down on myself. I like me just fine.

        Thank you Patrick and Marian for leaping in with your kind words. I feel badly that I don’t feel badly.

        When I said by this criterion, I am a failure and intend to stay that way, I forgot that tone does not always translate in comments. I was being a bit snarky, because I disagree with the view that you need to meet a certain number of XP/day.

        As Marian said, surfing is not a business in and of itself.

        I actually think that to be so focused on meeting a certain number of XP per day is detrimental to business health for many people. Instead of focusing on reaching a certain XP level, many people consider a good day surfing based on whether they meet new people or participate in chat, see interesting ads that spark ideas or introduce a useful business service, or perform revenue-generating activity. XP don’t do that.

        So thank you for the support, but I’m really OK.

  13. Marye says:

    my brain is swimming …

  14. […] The above screenshot was taken at about 1pm Eastern yesterday (about the same time as the screenshot was taken for the Premier League post. […]

  15. Patricia Dean says:

    Not a stats person,so this means nothing to me. πŸ™‚

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