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Re: A Proposal for Additional Levels

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 27, 2004 at 13:56 UTC ( #403007=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Proposal for Additional Levels

Here's a different proposal. It doesn't only measure XP, but also the quality of the posts. Starting from level 10, it not only requires a minimum amount of XP, but also a minimum amount of nodes whose node-XP is at least $NORM. It means that people who don't do anything but contemplate, can't raise above the level of "Monk".
LevelTitleXP$NORMXP diff
-1Heritic < 0 
0Believer 00
1Choir boy 2020
2Initiate 5030
3Novice 10050
4Acolyte 15050
5Adept 22575
6Sexton 325100
7Beadle 450125
8Scribe 600150
9Monk 850250
10Pilgrim 1,150 5300
11Friar 1,500 10350
12Hermit 1,900 15400
13Evangelist 2,400 25500
14Deacon 3,000 40600
15Curate 3,750 65750
16Priest 4,750 1001,000
17Vicar 6,000 1501,250
18Parson 7,500 2001,500
19Abbot 10,000 2502,500
20Canon 13,000 3503,000
21Chancellor 18,000 4505,000
22Bishop 23,000 5755,000
23Arch-Bischop 30,000 7007,000
24Cardinal 40,000 85010,000
25Grand Inquisitor 55,000 1,00015,000
26Prophet 75,000 1,50020,000
27Patriarch 100,000 2,50025,000
28Apostel 150,000 4,00050,000
29Saint 250,000 6,000100,000
30Angel 500,00010,000250,000
32 levels, because I like powers of 2.

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Re^2: A Proposal for Additional Levels
by kutsu (Priest) on Oct 27, 2004 at 14:56 UTC

    First off I doubt God would work as a last level because it would be confused with gods. Second it shouldn't matter how many post it takes to get to a level, as long as you earn the xp required. I like to answer questions alot causing me to have about an average of +3-7, which would make me a Pilgrim though I have enough xp for a Friar and almost a Hermit (at the time of this writting based on your chart), if my average node rep determined my level I'd proably stop answer SOPW questions, if there are others who would do the same this could ruin the best part (or at least most used part) of PerlMonks. While some people might be able to write a couple of xp getting Meditations, I only have time for that during the summer (when school + work don't take up all my time) and I'm not the best at thinking up good meditations either ;).

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

      I really don't think that "God" as a level will be a problem. I doubt anyone will ever be able to get 2,000,000 XP in a lifetime. Also note that the $NORM column says the *number* of posts that exceed $NORM - it doesn't say anything about an average. So, for Hermit, you'd need at least 15 posts with a node XP that's higher than $NORM. That's 15 posts of all the posts you've ever made.

        Ahh...$NORM, as I've seen it, is the average amount of exp nodes earn so that confused me. 2,000,000xp is reachable, at least for vroom who's already half-way there ;). I see limiting level by nodes written even worse though as that would make strong silent types seem like they're at a much lower level then there xp suggests (xp however earned is always deserved, IMHO).

        "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

      If your worried about people confusing level God with gods, how about changing level 32 to Deity. Means about the same thing :-)


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