Experience Points

Only referenced colonists* may gain experience points.

*Any colonist with an ID (like 0100 or 0205) and a design
What are Experience Points?

Experience Points were once called Levels, but they have been renamed to make way for the incoming Leveling system. Experience Points, or XP, is the way that colonists keep track of life experiences and how many more Experience Points must be earned for a colonist to reach the next Level.

What are Levels*?

Levels are one way colonists' time on this planet is calculated.

Level Zero is a colonist at birth.

They have no experience and must earn at least 25 points  and have an adult design approved to go up to Level One.

Level One is young adulthood.

They have between 25 and 100 XP and are able to breed and participate in Crucibles.
This is the age most randomized or starter colonists join a colony at, and the level of Natives.

Level Two is prime adulthood. 

They have 100+ XP.
They earn the Benefit of Age which doubles their base RP after other RP bonuses if you mention it.
Aka, a piece of art counts for 5 XP. They earn that XP and its RP equivalent of 5 RP. Your colony has Research+ so you get another 5 RP. The original RP is then doubled due to BoA, resulting in a total of 15 RP.
Benefit of Age applies only to colonists owned by the artist/writer.

What do I need to include?

Things like name and colony are easily provided by including the colonist in a prompt or claim - you no longer have to specify these two in the comments.

REQUIRED:

  • XP Count - Please break it down in the comment and set the total as the "reward" for the colonist. It saves time for the admins and gets your work approved more quickly.

OPTIONAL:

  • Random Event Roll - Only two colonists per colony per submission may get random events.
  • Research Points - Required if you drew or wrote the piece. Include the breakdown and the total. Also, make sure to set the total as the reward for your colony . If the work was made by someone who is not a member, you may get half the RP, and only if they give written permission.
  • Region - Required only if Accurate Region bonus is being claimed or Random Event is being rolled.
  • Bonuses - Research+, Benefit of Age, Foreign Colonists (with link), etc.
How do I get Experience Points?

Every piece of art or literature that colonists are depicted in counts for experience points. While literature word count is the same, not all art is created equal. There is a guide below to show how many Levels art counts for. To earn experience points, you must submit the piece via either Claims or Prompts, depending on the content of the piece. For instance, courting is a prompt, whereas regular wandering around the colony is a claim. Pieces created for Story Mode are another prompt.

If you are not the creator of the submission but you are submitting a Claim or Prompt for it, you cannot receive the RP for it in the Submission! If the artist/writer is a member of the ARPG and the site, you should link to their profile so they can be awarded, or you can request that they submit the Submission instead, to make things easier for everyone.

NPCs such as unclaimed Natives do not earn Experience Points and therefore do not count towards RP gathering, except for the bonus mentioned in the breakdowns below.

NOTICE

The goal of art should be always to improve yourself! Here at Xiunus we want you to expand out of your comfort zone and always improve your art. We won't judge your style or what experience point of art you're at, but works with clearly less effort put in compared to the rest of your gallery may result in halved points. This includes things such as overly simplistic drawings or point sheets that contain very similar or almost identical poses repeated. For things like headshots/busts, you'd be surprised at how much of a difference just noticeably changing the facial expression or arm positions can have!

Stat Improvements

You should calculate how many experience points your colonist has after the submission is approved. If the submission causes the experience point count to cross or meet any of the following thresholds, you may submit to have two different stats increase by +1 or one stat increased by +2.

30, 40, 60, 80, 100

It is the responsibility of the user to make note that the threshold will be passed and to let us know within a Claim or Prompt description which stat(s) you pick to improve. If you miss one, you may request later, but it is not the responsibility of the admins to remind you.

Stats are capped at 20 each, until all stats reach 20.

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Minimum to Count: Full amount.

Bust Range: Any point within this range

Minimum for Fullbody: Full amount percentage (about 75%), includes all of Bust Range.

Bust (50% visible)

Minimal effort, reused lines, or below 300x300px
in size will result in halving of points.

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1 XP - Base
The colonist's markings should be distinctive enough to be recognizable.

+2 XP - HIGH QUALITY
Previously "Painted." This shows a high amount of effort and quality versus the user's gallery.
Please include a comment about a particular part of your piece you were focusing on improving.
Examples: Tsabhua hand anatomy, trees, composition, backgrounds, etc.

+2 XP - COLOURED
Greyscale counts as long as the markings are destinctive in their appropriate values.

+1 XP - SHADED

+1 XP - BACKGROUND
Requires at least 2 background elements. Not applicable for literature. They should not be entirely blurred or obscured and should have some detail beyond solid colours or gradients.

 

Fullbody (>75% visible for Actions)

Minimal effort, reused lines, or below 300x300px
in size may result in halving of points.

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2 XP - Base
The colonist's markings should be distinctive enough to be recognizable.

+3 XP - HIGH QUALITY
Previously "Painted." This shows a high amount of effort and quality versus the user's gallery.
Please include a comment about a particular part of your piece you were focusing on improving.
Examples: Tsabhua hand anatomy, trees, composition, backgrounds, etc.

+3 XP - COLOURED
Greyscale counts as long as the markings are destinctive in their appropriate values.

+2 XP - SHADED

+2 XP - BACKGROUND
Requires at least 3 background elements. Not applicable for literature. They should not be entirely blurred or obscured and should have some detail beyond solid colours or gradients.

 

Other Bonuses

+1 XP - TEXT (per 100 words) - Minimum of 200 words. Use this to calculate Literature!

+5-15 XP - ANIMATION - This scale is based on complexity and visible effort.

+5 XP - DEATH PIECE - A piece depicting a colonist's canonical death or the mourning of a colonist. This only applies to non-dying colonists. (Max 10)

+1 XP - RESEARCHER - Include a Researcher. (Max 1)

+1 XP - FOREIGN COLONIST - Include colonists from other colonies. (Max 5)

+1 XP - PRIME FRIEND - Include a colonist who is confirmed Level Two. Does not apply to the Level Two colonist itself. (Max 2)

+3 XP - TRIBAL VISITOR - Include a currently unclaimed Native from the XiunusDPIP account. (Max 2)

+1 XP - ACCURATE REGION - Depict the region your colony is from. YOU MUST MENTION THE REGION.

+1 XP - AFFILIATED ARPG - Depict any creature from an affiliated ARPG species. (Max 2)