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DUH DUH DUH:

Consecutive Bonus

If you are not a Captain or a Vice Captain, you are eligible for a 10% bonus to your grade (and thus, your Connection) every week. The only prerequisite is that you write two weeks in a row. So for every week that you write at least one chapter/collab that gets posted and had written something the previous week as well, you get to add a 10% bonus to your jazz.


Newbie Bonus

If you are a recently accepted applicant into the RPG, for the first three weeks of your roleplaying experience, you are entitled to a 10% stat bonus (including Connection) if you write. This is designed to make things a little more newb friendly around here, and also allow people who want to kick off with a storm to hit it big.


Captain Bonus

Ok, so this will be the permanent Captain bonus rates:

0 -- 35,000 Connection = "Low Tier"
Results in a 3% Captain's bonus.

35,000 -- 55,000 Connection = "Middle Tier"
Results in a 2% Captain's bonus.

55,000 -- 75,000 Connection = "High Tier"
Results in a 1% Captain's bonus.

75,000 -- 100,000 Connection = "Legendary Tier"
Results in a .5% Captain's bonus.

More tiers will be added as per necessary, but as of right now...they aren't necessary. o_O Anyway, hopefully, this scaling will allow hard workers to catch up to Captains that aren't pulling their weight, and the ones that are will further establish themselves in the RPG hierarchy. It is each Captain's responsibility to adhere to this scale...if a Captain is found violating these, they will be stripped of their title and lose 9/10ths of their Connection.
 

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Umm, I saw that a few of our newest recruits were having troubles with the whole bonus idea, so let's put everything in stone once and for all:

Remember Bob?

Bob joined the First Division and his stats currently look as such:
Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 0
Reiatsu: 100
Zanjutsu: 50
Hakuda: 0
Hohou: 30
Kidou: 20
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT

Connection: 0
Items:
n/a

[SIZE=+2]Newbie Bonus[/SIZE]
On his very first week after being accepted, Bob posted 2 chapters in his first volume, each containing exactly 1,000 words.

At the end of his week, his captain graded his volume and gave him 95 points out of a possible 100 (50 points per chapter X two chapters); Bob distributed his points as such:
To his Zanjutsu stat, he added 35 points.
To his Hakuda stat, he added 20 points.
To his Hohou stat, he added 30 points.
To his Kidou stat, he added 10 points.​

Currently, his stat distribution looks something like this:

Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 95
Reiatsu: 100+95 = 195

Zanjutsu: 50+35 = 85
Hakuda: 0+20 = 20
Hohou: 30+30 = 60
Kidou: 20+10 = 30
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT


Connection: 0+95 = 95
Items:
n/a

Now, all he needs to do is apply his Newbie Bonus, which awards him with 10% to each of his stats (including Reiatsu and Connection), which means:

Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 0
Reiatsu: 195+19 = 214

Zanjutsu: 85+8 = 93
Hakuda: 20+2 = 22
Hohou: 60+6 = 66
Kidou: 30+3 = 33
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT


Connection: 95+9 = 104
Items:
n/a

And his final stats for that week, which he posts on the Evaluation Thread, are:
Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 0
Reiatsu: 214
Zanjutsu: 93
Hakuda: 22
Hohou: 66
Kidou: 33
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT

Connection: 104
Items:
n/a

Remember: Don't apply the 10% to your grade and then distribute, since it applies to all of your stats after the distribution; you're just losing points that way.

[SIZE=+2]Consecutive Bonus[/SIZE]
Bob, not being a captain or a vice-captain, is entitled to get the Consecutive Bonus, given he writes more than two weeks in a row.

His stats currently look as so:
Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 0
Reiatsu: 214
Zanjutsu: 93
Hakuda: 22
Hohou: 66
Kidou: 33
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT

Connection: 104
Items:
n/a

Bob wrote on his first week of joining, as you might recall, and now on his second week he published the ending of his first volume, which was a single chapter exactly 1,000 words in length. He got the full 50 points for it.
Before distributing his grade, he adds 10% of Consecutive Bonus to it, which means he now has 55 points to distribute around his stats, he decides to invest them all into Hakuda.

Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 50+5 (CB) = 55
Reiatsu: 214+55 = 269

Zanjutsu: 93
Hakuda: 22+55 = 77
Hohou: 66
Kidou: 33
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT


Connection: 104+55 = 159
Items:
n/a

He now applies his Newbie Bonus as well, and ends up with:
Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 0
Reiatsu: 294
Zanjutsu: 102
Hakuda: 84
Hohou: 72
Kidou: 36
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT

Connection: 174
Items:
n/a

Remember: First add 10% to your grade, then distribute.

[SIZE=+2]Division Bonus[/SIZE]
Our busy-bee Bob was very busy, as par his namesake, during his third week after joining, and so he didn't get a chance to use either his Consecutive Bonus or his Newbie Bonus, which means his Newbie Bonus is now lost.

Bob doesn't cry over spilled bonuses, instead, he posts a volume of two chapters, each with 1,000 word count.
His captain really sees that Bob's writing is something else, and he gives him the full 100 points, and also award him of the Division Bonus, which adds another 150 points to his grade.

These 150 points, however, [SIZE=+1]don't[/SIZE] add to Bob's Connection Stat, only the 100 points from his volume do.

Bob distributes his awesome grade:

Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 100+150 = 250
Reiatsu: 294+250 = 544

Zanjutsu: 102+50 = 152
Hakuda: 84+100 = 184
Hohou: 72+80 = 152
Kidou: 36+20 = 56
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT


Connection: 174+100 = 274
Items:
n/a

Since no other bonuses apply to Bob's stats, they stay the way they are:
Bob - 1st Division, Unseated
Grade - 0
Reiatsu: 544
Zanjutsu: 152
Hakuda: 184
Hohou: 152
Kidou: 56
Hadou #2, Beniikazuchi
Chiyudo #2, Amatsubu
SLOT

Connection: 274
Items:
n/a

Remember: The Division Bonus doesn't add to connection. Also, you might get less than 150 points if your captain decides to split the bonus between a few members of the division, those points are treated in the exact the same way.

[SIZE=+2]General Notes[/SIZE]
  • Remember to apply/add your bonuses in the right order (from left to right):
    Consecutive Bonus -> Division Bonus -> Newbie Bonus

  • A generally good way to determine your Reiatsu stat is finishing all of the distributions to your Four Shinigami Paths (Zanjutsu, Hakuda, Hohou and Kidou), including bonuses if you got them, and only then sum those four up and get your new Reiatsu stat.
    This way you save yourself awkward mistakes that pop up as a result of rounding or just miscalculations.

  • Remember that your Reiatsu is ALWAYS higher than your Connection stat by at least 100 points. So if you somehow found that you have more Connection than Reiatsu, you've made a distributing mistake somewhere.

  • When getting your grade from your captain's post on the current week thread at the Central 46 Sub-Forum, always check to see if he/she added your grade to your Connection stat, and was it made correctly (calculators work best), just to avoid any mishaps.

  • Love and honor your captain. 8D
 
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