Throwing up this thread so you give your input on this new system, and ask your questions about how it works, since I've already had quite a few of those. Fire away!
Here's the post for those that can't access it:
ANNOUNCE NEWS #2690
Date: 5/26/2017 at 0:39
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Expanded rankings system!
We have a new and shiny expanded rankings system released for you today. This expands on our Experience and
Explorers rankings by adding lots of new rankings for you to compete over!
Use the RANKINGS command by itself to see a list of all the available rankings to look at, or RANKINGS ME or
RANKINGS to see someone's rank breakdown across each ranking type.
Some of these rankings are opt-in rankings. You'll only show up on them once you choose to opt-in. These
- Total PVE Deaths
- Total PVP Deaths
- Total Artifacts
- Total Relics
You can use the RANKINGS OPT command to opt-in or opt-out of any of the rankings. But WARNING! Choosing to opt-
out of a default ranking, or opt-in to an optional ranking is free. However, there is a 10cr OR 100k gold cost
to do the reverse, in order to discourage people from flip-flopping in and out of the rankings as they please.
i.e. optting in into the Total Artifacts ranking is always free, but it costs you to leave it again. Optting
out of the Experience rankings is always free, but it'll cost you to rejoin it.
With this change, everybody that had previously forfeited the Experience rankings is now back in them.
Additionally, we are no longer exclude dormant or retired characters from any ranking. The only things that
will exclude you from a ranking is being shrubbed, being below level 31, or having opted out of a ranking.
Rankings will update once every real-life day, somewhere between 11am and 12pm GMT, i.e. 12 hours opposite the
Howling. Some rankings may update in real time as I continue to tweak things in the future, depending on
processing requirement for doing so. I will also be looking at adding more rankings in the future, such as a
Total Assists ranking which I excluded for now just so I can get this released. That will be added very soon
Here's a quick summary of what each ranking represents, just in case some aren't immediately obvious:
An overall ranking, based on performance in every other ranking.
Rankings sorted by total level, and then experience in that level.
Rankings sorted by total number of rooms explored.
The total number of minipets owned. Doesn't count caged pets!
The total number of unique minipets owned. Won't count duplicates of the same type like total minipets does.
Again, doesn't count caged pets.
The total number of honours lines obtained, that show up under the 'Fame' section on HONOURS.
The total number of mounts owned.
The total number of mounts owned. Excluding duplicates.
The biggest fish caught. An individual can only show up on this ranking once, with their biggest fish caught.
Total number of fish caught.
Total number of styles unlocked. Doesn't count scrolls - you need to have unlocked the style properly.
Total number of figurines obtained. Doesn't count a figurine unless you've added it to your collection at some
Opt-in only. Total number of artifacts owned. Items with multiple powers will count each of those powers out,
and artifact powers that have levels will count the levels too!
TOTAL PVE DEATHS
Opt-in only. Total number of times you have died in PVE since we started recording this.
TOTAL PVP DEATHS
Opt-in only. Total number of times you have died in PVP since we started recording this.
TOTAL PVE KILLS
Total number of NPCs you have slain since we started recording this.
TOTAL PVP KILLS
Total number of players you have landed the killing blow on since we strated recording this.
Total number of quests you have completed, counting quests you have repeated! Only counts for quests that use
the QUESTS command system.
Total number of unique quests you have completed. Only counts for quests that use the QUESTS command system.
Opt-in only. Total number of full relics you have obtained. Includes both racial relic skills and the normal
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