Yes. NAQT's reorders its packets so that questions from the same top-level subject in our "category tree" (e.g., literature, science, current events, etc.) don't appear close to each other. This has the effect making the packet distribution more uniform than if it were totally random.PaladinQB wrote:One thing I'd like to know with regard to all the distribution questions is if NAQT makes an effort to balance the distribution of the first 20 TU's in each round? We averaged a tad over 23 TU per match and I think our experience was relatively typical.
NAQT does not, on the other hand, mandate a fixed distribution for the first 20/20 (or any other subset) of the packet.
It could, but my instincts are that this should balance out over a single tournament, much less a player's career. I'll have to pull out my old statistics textbook to try to figure out the right test for statistical significance in this case.Leaving 10%+ of each game on the table could really skew the distribution and players perceptions of it. This is particularly true in the case of bonuses, given that even good teams will have several TU's go dead in matches where NAQT's "unique" answer selection takes hold.