Now that we stand in 2019, one step closer to completing The Dig, let’s look back on 2018. We asked in the forum what stats you wanted to see, and Eyewirers had some great suggestions! Here we’ve compiled a snapshot of 2018 by the numbers….
Eyewirers submitted 1.3 Million Cubes in 2018
Our biggest cube month was July with 173,320 submissions. From all those cubes in 2018, Eyewirers won 259,436,653 points. Bazinga!
18,807 new players joined the rank of Eyewirer. 9,292 players contributed non-tutorial cubes to Eyewire.
Level 1-2 players submitted 558,685 cubes. Scouts, Scythes, and Mystics played 57% of all cubes (753,309).
Roughly 95,000 hours were spent playing Eyewire (from Start Playing –> Submit or Inspect –> Flag/Reap)
Top 10 most accurate players:
- TR77 99.65
- KrzysztofKruk 99.17
- Kfay 98.97
- Nseraf 98.66
- JousterL 98.56
- dragonturtle 98.44
- galarun 98.39
- susi 98.35
- aesanta1 98.33
- crazyman4865 98.19
- annkri 98.18
112 players had over 90% accuracy for the year. You can see if you made that list here. (Cmd/Ctrl+F to search your username)
Top 10 players by cubes:
- galarun 54,774
- Atani 37,317
- hewhoamareismyself 26,811
- KrzysztofKruk 23,728
- colleencat 23,226
- r3 23,198
- Nseraf 21,034
- a5hm0r 20,040
- mollica 19,021
- kinryuu 18,308
Cells for Days
Eyewirers discovered 6 new types of neurons in 2018 via a publication in Cell. Three have so far been named by the community: Hyperion, Theia, and Arachne. Looking forward to naming 3 more in 2019!
We completed 2,278 cells. Roughly 1.2 cells were completed each day in Eyewire, coming to 617 retinal cells. Mystics completed 1,661 zebrafish cells, wow!
Largest cell of 2018: Artifact 11.1 at 4019 cubes
Smallest cell: Bipolar Field 10.85l, 24 cubes
In 2018 there were 12 marathons, 24 team VS, 6 challenge weeks, and at least 168 Happy Hours.
9,767 players participated in competitions. This number includes duplicated players
The competition with the most participants was HH180 on June 7 with 223 people. We were more than a little surprised by this!
2nd post popular competition was the honeybee marathon during the Eyewire Brain Zoo with 215 participants.
Most popular Versus: Sleeping vs Being Awake with 93 participants (Being Awake won).
These competition numbers do not include our special competition, the Eyewire World Cup, which was won by team Antarctica.
Reminisce with some of the Eyewire Challenge Week art from 2018. Big shoutout to Daniela Gamba who has shown an uncanny ability to work neurons into pretty much any composition. She and I worked closely to translate Devon and Celia’s brilliant competitions into compositions that reflect the essence of Eyewire, especially with the art of Alice in Neuroland. For science!
Chatty Chat Chat
For Science! was uttered almost every day, 313 times in 275,861 lines of chat.
Players won 11,222 badges!
Scouthood and beyond
In 2018, there were 71 active Scythes and 105 active Scouts.
71 players became scouts (see a list at the bottom of this post)
Most Flags: @hewhoamareismyself – 285
18 Eyewirers joined the elite Order of the Scythe
Most Reaps (includes Mystic): Nseraf – 53,410
Most Completes: Nseraf – 238,612
11 epic Eyewirers unlocked the coveted Mystic class to teleport to the zfish dimension
There were 2,618 flags in 2018. Scythes Reaped 16% of all the cubes submitted in Eyewire.. that’s 215,518 reaps. Scythes Completed an astonishing 964,834 cubes.
2 new scripts
Notable features: Player Addons; Notifications (finally revealing Retro Points, Competition info, news, cell completions, bonuses and more!); Live Overview; Scythe Freeze
1 computer science intern: Spencer Franklin
1 Animation intern: Broderick Woodward-Crackower
2 Illustration Interns: Monica Oh and Zach Herman
3 cards from Eyewirers
8 cakes; 2 lbs of Dippin’ Dots; 20 bottles of wine; at least 50 beers; 100 lab meetings; infinite love for Eyewirers.
Thanks tiatm, annkri, hwaaim, Atani, randompersonjcl, KrzysztofKruk, susi, and hawaiisunfun for stat suggestions!
Scouts Class of 2018
Scythes Class of 2018
Mystics Class of 2018