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This FAQ is for queries towards the experience mod on our game servers.

Questions

  1. What is this experience mod?
  2. How do you get experience?
  3. How do I gain levels?
  4. How do I choose upgrades?
  5. What does each upgrade do?
  6. I'd like to change what skills I have. Can I do this?
  7. How can I see what level everyone else is?
  8. How do I get medals and what do they do?
  9. What are the ranks for, and how long until I reach them?
  10. Does my experience ever expire?
  11. I've lost all my XP and I have minus 1 medals! What the hell?
  12. Why doesn't my name show on my profile?
  13. Why don't I get assault rifle grenades or minigun ammo anymore?
  14. What is XP hoarding? Who are classed as XP hoarders?
  15. Can I use Multiplay's XP database on my server?
  16. Why do some maps give less XP per point than others?
  17. Don't you think this XP mod ruins Sven Co-op?

Answers

1: What is this experience mod?
Sven Co-op experience mod (SCXPM for short) is a plugin for Sven Co-op servers that are running AMX mod X. It provides players with an RPG element in addition to standard game play. Players can choose various upgrades as they gain higher levels to improve various abilities directly effecting how they play the game.

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2: How do you get experience?
You kill enemies or do certain tasks to get points. Normally 1 point on the Sven Co-op scoreboard is equal to 5 experience points.

Some enemies and tasks provide more points than others.

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3: How do I gain levels?
When you reach a certain amount of experience, you gain a level automatically. Each level provides you with an extra point to spend on upgrades.

The amount of XP shown in brackets at the top right of the screen is how much you have left till the next level.

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4: How do I choose upgrades?
When you gain a level the upgrades menu should come up automatically.

If it doesn't, say selectskills in game.

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5: What does each upgrade do?
Each upgrade does as follows:

Upgrade Maximum Description
Strength 450 Improves your maximum health. You spawn wih the new maximum plus the 100 standard.
Superior Armor 450 Improves your maximum armor. You spawn with the new maximum.
Health Regeneration 300 Regenerates lost health up to your level of extra strength plus the 100 standard.
Nano Armor 300 Repairs damaged armor up to your level of improved armor.
Ammo Reincarnation 30 Randomly gives you more ammo. If the weapon you're holding isn't full, it'll supply that. Otherwise it gives you a random type that isn't full. Weapons in group 5 are not included.
Anti-Gravity Device 40 Allows you to lower your gravity. Hold jump to apply the effect, release jump to resume normal gravity.
Awareness 80 This is a generic skill that improves all the other skills a little bit.
Team Power 60 Provides health and armor to nearby teammates. Also provides you with some. Works great in groups where many of you have this.
Block Attack 90 Gives you a chance of completely blocking enemy attacks or other damage that may hurt you.

A higher level of a skill will speed it up or improve it. For example, level 200 nano armor will repair your armor twice as quick as level 100.

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6: I'd like to change what skills I have. Can I do this?
Yes. Say resetskills in game to reset your upgrades. You can then reallocate your points.

This does not alter the points and levels you have gained.

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7: How can I see what level everyone else is?
If you're in game say playerskills.

You can't see everyone else's skills in game, only their level and medals. You will not see their rank either.

On this website you can see many details about players on their profiles.

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8: How do I get medals and what do they do?
Medals are handed out by administrators to players who are nice, helpful and regularly play on our servers. We can also take them away from abusive players!

Medals do the same as the awareness skill, providing a general improvement to all other skills. However, they are less effective than the awareness skill.

They are there more for show than ability gain.

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9: What are the ranks for, and how long until I reach them?
The ranks do nothing special. It's just a title in relation to your level.

Rank Level Required
Civilian 0
Thug 5
Trainee Fighter 20
Fighter 50
Private 3rd Class 100
Private 2nd Class 200
Private 1st Class 300
Lance Corporal 400
Corporal 500
Sergeant 600
Master Sergeant 700
Staff Sergeant 800
Warrant Officer 2nd Class 900
Warrant Officer 1st Class 1000
2nd Lieutenant 1100
1st Lieutenant 1200
Captain 1300
Major 1400
Colonel 1500
General 1600
General of the Sven Team 1700
Commander of the Sven Team 1800

You do not need to do anything to claim the rank. You will be given it automatically when you reach the required level.

Your rank does not show to other players in game, only to you. Other people can see it in your profile though.

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10: Does my experience ever expire?
No. Once you get experience, it's saved on our database. It has no expire date, although we can remove experience if we notice players whoring it or abusing the plugin.

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11: I've lost all my XP and I have minus 1 medals! What the hell?
You may find yourself losing all of your XP and medals when returning to one of our servers. We are not 100% certain of the cause.

If his happens you need to contact a manager with your steam ID via email or a private message on the message board.

You will need proof off an administrator to verify the level you were last at and how many medals you had. If you take a screenshot of yourself playing on one of our servers, providing your steam ID is shown, it is proof.

If you are unable to get this proof, we will have to set your level and medals to what was on our last backup. Daily backups of the XP table are generated every midnight (GMT) for 14 days. This means you have 14 days to query your XP loss or it's gone for good.

It is important that you query your loss as soon as possible!

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Attention

Do not request XP resets via any instant chat mediums such as IRC, Steam friends, and admin callouts from in game. These may not be noticed/recorded, and forgotten about. Use email or a private message via our forums only.

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12: Why doesn't my name show on my profile?
For some reason your name hasn't been tracked.

Connect to one of our game servers again and see if it appears then. If not, try changing your name.

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13: Why don't I get assault rifle grenades or minigun ammo anymore?
We took these features off by popular demand. Consistently being given assault rifle grenades or minigun ammo with the ammo reincarnation skill vastly ruined game play and promoted XP whoring.

You can still get them but only via completely random ammo. Not just by holding the assault rifle or minigun.

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14: What is XP hoarding? Who are classed as XP hoarders?
An XP hoarder is a player joins and plays purely to get more XP.

They will not contribute towards map objectives, help team-mates (including providing medication), and often rush to the explosives and minigun very quickly.

They will also vote for maps designed to get more XP such as splatter or spend a whole map sitting under an osprey with a minigun.

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15: Can I use Multiplay's XP database on my server?
No. I'm not going to bother explaining the security risks on that one.

We will not provide SQL dumps of our XP table either so don't ask.

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16: Why do some maps give less XP per point than others?
We felt that some maps were exploited too much, voted only to spam experience. Because of this we decided to adjust the XP rate on certain maps.

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17: Don't you think this XP mod ruins Sven Co-op?
Partly, however we modify it to the majority request of our regulars.

If your question is not listed or have something to add/modify, please contact the site manager Adam Reece.

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