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Permanent Standings: Average, Master Points, and XPSubscribers can accumulate three types of permanent scores. These are called "standings." Your own standings appear on your Player Profile. The highest-rated players are shown on the Standings page. (Players who are not subscribers will not appear in the standings after beta is over.)
It will be possible to create games that are limited to players with high (or low) scores in any standing.
At the end of each mega-game, your "rating" for that game is computed (see Scoring Points and Winning). The winner scores 100; everyone else scores between 1 and 99, depending on where they are in the pack.
Your Average Rating shows how well you have been playing. It is the average of your ratings in the last 10 mega-games you played. A talented beginner will have a good average immediately, and as a player improves, his average will slowly move up, with the lower scores from his early games dropping off. An average of 90, for instance, means that on the average you are playing better than 90% of the other players.
If You Don't See Yourself In The Standings
If there is an asterisk by your Average, it means it won't be visible on the overall Standings page. This might be because:
Master PointsYour Master Points total is an indicator of dedication to the game. A high MP total could mean either great skill, or lots of playing time, or both.
10% of your average rating at the end of each mega-game, rounded to the next point, goes into your permanent Master Point total. (An estimate of the Master Points you will earn for an ongoing game is shown on Com-Net each turn, as Projected MP.) Only the game winner can earn 10 MP; everyone else earns between 1 and 9 MP.
Note that ANY game that you finish will increase your MP total, even if you do so badly that it brings down your Average.
Experience PointsYour XP rating indicates how much you have given back to the game! XP is a measure of player experience and contribution to the community . . . which is NOT the same as how well you play. At some point, players with the highest XP will be invited into special playtest games.
XP is scored as follows:
Permanent Standings and Ring GamesA ring game of 20 players or more also counts for permanent standings, though not as much as a mega-game: