Challenge Bonus and PR (in General)
Is the Challenge Bonus you give linked to your PR? Is it Score versus PR?
Could you, for example, in defense, unequip your big items, to lower your Challenge Bonus, trying to get it into the negative, to try to pursade people to remove you from thier fightlist?
Sort of like the opposite to defensive ammo. ;)
Of course, you'd still have to make sure your team could still defeat opponents lower than themselves, so as not to accrue netagive cash/xp.
But this could be very easy to do with WA and a large weapon...
January 3 2007 8:25 PM EST
As I understand,
It is YOUR PR vs THEIR score.
So if you unequip your big items, all you will do is start to lose letting your score drop.
Who cares! My score will come straight back the moment Istart fighting again.
Lowering my score when my BA is refreshing just lowers my opponents rewards.
But that's it PM. I've lowered my PR, which sohuld be far lower than my opponents Score, giving them negative Challenge Bonus, and disuading them from continuing to attack me. ;)
January 3 2007 8:29 PM EST
As long as your score drops, their challenge bonus drops.
January 3 2007 8:29 PM EST
But as your PR drops---> score drops---> other, lower characters start to attack and beat you.
What's the point of score when you're not fighting? Why not try to lower it?
it's defenders score against attackers PR GL...
So yes, if you were fighting a tank, you could unequip your weapons, lose to a lower score opponent once or twice, and leave everyone with a negative bonus when they fight you...
"But as your PR drops---> score drops---> other, lower characters start to attack and beat you. "
As long as you don't drop so low that you start to earn negative XP and Cash, why worry. ;)
That's where a massive Weapon and the WA come into it.
January 3 2007 8:41 PM EST
Well from my experience with getting my score lowered alot is this:
I start attacking my regulars, then because of my much lower score I lower their score very quickly, causing my fight rewards to stink after only a few fights.
January 3 2007 8:53 PM EST
I started a test character a few days ago. Your challenge bonus is your VPR against their score. I noticed this since as I started accumulating untrained exp, the bonuses started going down while I fought more and more. Very soon, the bonus became negative, even though I didn't use any of the untrained experience.
January 3 2007 8:55 PM EST
that is interesting, pixel. we all thought it was PR vs Score, so its actually VPR, then, and that isn't even hard to test.
how come we didn't know this, before?
Ah, very good point HG. ;)
I always knew it was VPR, what is the point in having that stat unless it is used for something?
I was also sure that it was common knowledge also but most people just simplify it to PR for this situation.
January 3 2007 9:23 PM EST
Ah, horseguy is right. I guess it could still be PR versus Score. Who knows?
it's VPR, Mikel and Jon saw to that...
Yes, novice is correct, it was VPR for a long time in CB1 but it wasn't until Mikel horded a huge amount of exp to keep his rewards high that Jon reintroduced it in CB2.
January 3 2007 10:07 PM EST
It is not VPR, but PR including the PR items gives you.
When was fighting NWO and Lorenzo I unequipped my DB's which lowered my PR by 100k. My PR at the time was below their score, just barely. I did get a few battles of a small + challenge bonus. When I reequipped the DB's my PR went above their score and no challenge bonus showed up.
Now back to GL's point:
Yes you can lower your PR by a lot, however you will likely get attacked by more people, losing more clan points than if you just kept all your items equipped. However, you may not.
Ranger: VPR is simply PR with untrained XP added...so it's most certainly VPR...
January 3 2007 10:14 PM EST
Per the Wiki:
Virtual Power Rating (VPR) is a combination of trained minion Experience as well as untrained.
VPR is only due to xp.
One never sees ones VPR unless you have all your xp trained, then it is equal to MPR.
PR is MPR plus the PR of items.
January 3 2007 10:14 PM EST
To further explain Novice's point, unequipping your DB's lowered not only your PR, but also your VPR.
VPR is PR + untrained XP... not MPR + trained XP...
January 3 2007 10:16 PM EST
Guess the wiki needs fixing?
January 3 2007 10:16 PM EST
Unequipping my displacement boots had absolutely 0 effect on my VPR as VPR is determined SOLELY by your minions xp, both trained and untrained.
January 3 2007 10:19 PM EST
This is my understanding of the terms:
MPR-due to trained xp
VPR-due to trained and untrained xp
PR-due to MPR plus NW of items (the PR they give)
One never sees ones VPR unless you have all your xp trained.
January 3 2007 10:24 PM EST
But if you unlearn all your xp, your PR will plummet.
So the PR we actually see is "wrong" as it is based on MPR and NW, not VPR and items.
So then the program has a stat we do not see, that is VPR that it uses for calculations of battle rewards. And VPR=PR only if your fully trained in xp?
January 3 2007 10:24 PM EST
Ranger (Popsicle? :D)->
That's because at that time your VPR = PR since you had no untrained exp.
If you hoarded 1 million exp without your DB you would notice that your rewards would be lower then they were without the untrained exp.
Or at least that is my understanding of it.
January 3 2007 10:28 PM EST
So perhaps we should change the terms.
Divide VPR into 2 terms:
First being VMPR, virtual minion power rating which is learned and unlearned xp.
Second being VPR which is virtual power rating which is all xp, learned and unlearned combined with NW (PR from items)
The reason being that some things, such as forging, clan limits are based on the VMPR.
Rewards, it seems are based on VPR.
The reason I propose 2 terms is that it is confusing using VPR for forging ability and clan limits if you put NW into the equation.
January 3 2007 10:31 PM EST
VMPR would also be used for BA regen rate as well as max tattoo level calculations.
January 3 2007 10:41 PM EST
I think you guys are making things too difficult.
MPR is Trained Exp.
VPR is Item PR + MPR + Untrained Exp.
PR is Item PR + MPR.
Score is a Mystical Number that increases are you fight above your VPR and win.
Fight rewards are based on the ratio of _your_ VPR to your _opponents_ Score.
Now, what is so hard about that. :)
January 3 2007 10:44 PM EST
In addition, Forging is related only MPR as far as I understand things. It only takes into account trained exp.
January 3 2007 11:02 PM EST
Yup, Glory's got it. Basically, VPR will always be the highest. I think when novice said "PR includes VPR", I think he meant "VPR includes PR".
January 3 2007 11:16 PM EST
Here's how I see the terminology, as I find it more intuitive:
MPR = total trained experience
Virtual PR (VPR) = MPR you would gain by training untrained experience (that's why it's "virtual" -- it doesn't exist yet)
NWPR = PR based on NW of items
PR = MPR + VPR + NWPR (I also call this "total PR" just to avoid confusion)
I don't really have a notion of what the "right" terms are, because I don't think there are any "right" terms. I just go with what is intuitive for me to remember. For example, calling "total PR" "virtual PR" makes no sense to me, because parts of total PR are very real PR aspects (MPR and NW) -- nothing virtual about those. The only "virtual" part of PR is untrained experience.
As for what calculations use which PR, I don't really know. But I am pretty sure rewards and BA cost use "total PR", because when one starts a bonus character, one has to train like crazy, every few battles, otherwise rewards go to crap. You need to get that "virtual PR" into your real, "total PR" to win higher up the score ladder.
January 3 2007 11:37 PM EST
Sut, if your sayings above are correct, then which of the four are what is displayed on the home page for PR?
VPR doesn't in the slightest way mean that every part of it needs to be virtual. It is virtual because it includes untrained experience as if it were trained, and you can't see it (as you mentioned).
I think Glory has it just right =)
January 4 2007 12:32 AM EST
"In addition, Forging is related only MPR as far as I understand things. It only takes into account trained exp."
Are you sure about this? I was quite confident that MPR + untrained exp was what determined forging efficiency. I also believe that MPR + untrained exp is VPR, NW pr is not included in VPR.
PR on the homepage however accounts for everything and MPR on the homepage accounts for only trained exp.
January 4 2007 1:08 AM EST
Maybe Jonathan needs to clarify a few things here.
It isn't logical that untrained exp should count toward Forging proficiency in my mind. It does not benefit you to _not_ train exp when you are forging.
The reason it _is_ logical in regards to fight rewards, ba regeneration rates and clan pr allowances is because you could keep a large amount of untrained exp to inflate your fight rewards, increase your ba regeneration rate, or increase your clan pr allowance.
In essence, Jonathan is a logical guy, I would make the assumption that the above is how things are calculated.
So, when dealing with VPR, if you have no untrained exp, your VPR + your Item PR is equal to your _actual_ PR. If you do have untrained exp, then your VPR is marginally higher than your _actual_ PR by the amount of untrained exp in relation to MPR.
January 4 2007 1:49 AM EST
Glory, if VPR determines fight rewards, why shouldn't it determine forge rewards too? Just because you are forging doesn't mean you should need to train all your exp, it is just an additional hassle that I believe jon has removed.
January 4 2007 2:13 AM EST
Miandrital, you could morph that argument a bit into "Just because you are <fighting> doesn't mean you should need to train all your exp".
January 4 2007 2:44 AM EST
If all experience is trained, then VPR = MPR
PR = VPR + IPR (item generated PR)
January 4 2007 2:54 AM EST
You could, but would you? ;)
January 4 2007 3:33 AM EST
Wow, I almost got very confused by all the above. To my understanding, VPR is untrained experience plus MPR, and PR displayed will be PR due to items plus VPR. Am I right?
January 4 2007 3:37 AM EST
Okay, I did a little training and found that my PR increased when I trained. So untrained experience does not add to PR.
January 4 2007 3:47 AM EST
So let me get this straight.
MPR = Trained XP
VMPR = Trained XP + Untrained XP
PR = Trained XP + (Weapon NW - WA) + Armour NW
January 4 2007 7:39 AM EST
MPR = Trained XP --> indeed this is just MPR
VMPR = Trained XP + Untrained XP --> this is called VPR, but can be seen as Virtual MPR
PR = Trained XP + (Weapon NW - WA) + Armour NW --> indeed
Surely VPR technically is total PR.
The PR on the home page is not total pr because it only includes items and not untrained exp.
VPR is only present within battles and adds on the untrained exp to your PR therefore making it your total PR.
It is added after item PR not before or if you had a character hording experience, with only weapons over the allowance and no armour, you would see your homepage pr reducing all the time which is ridiculous.
So from the facts, why should VPR not be classed as the total PR when the only time it is in use is to increase the homepage PR to the total PR?
January 4 2007 10:42 AM EST
What shows on the home page is "total PR" minus "virtual PR", using my terms. Glory's work too, more generically: what shows on the home page is total PR minus the PR gained from untrained experience.
I don't really care who has it "right"... I was just saying that, if you are having a PR discussion with me, I will redefine all the PR terms as I did above and will speak in those terms. In other words, I'm a bully: if you want to talk about PR with me, you are going to have to read the big, mouthful terms like "total PR" and "untrained experience" instead of trying to use acronyms that no one can agree on and are hard to re-direct inside one's head.
January 4 2007 11:06 AM EST
Initial PR/MPR: 910,718 / 851,466
PR/MPR after 7 battles: 910,729 / 851,466
(without training any exp)
PR DOES includes untrained exp, therefore PR is truly everything combined (Trained exp + Untrained exp + NW PR).
The above is not VPR, VPR is simply MPR + untrained exp.
January 4 2007 11:09 AM EST
Mian, was that with or without a tattoo? your tattoo sometimes grows... :)
January 4 2007 11:16 AM EST
Shade is correct, so this is my revised summary:
PR *DOES NOT* includes untrained exp, therefore PR is Trained exp + NW PR.
VPR is trained exp + untrained exp.
MPR is trained exp.
Which I believe has been stated before. ;)
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