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1. How are "points" calculated?

A new player has 1000 points. Every time you make a kill, you gain a certain amount of points depending on a) the victim's points rating, and b) the weapon you used. If you kill someone with a higher points rating than you, then you gain more points than if you kill someone with a lower points rating than you. Therefore, killing newbies will not get you as far as killing the #1 player. And if you kill someone with your knife, you gain more points than if you kill them with a rifle, for example.

When you are killed, you lose a certain amount of points, which again depends on the points rating of your killer and the weapon they used (you don't lose as many points for being killed by the #1 player with a rifle than you do for being killed by a low ranked player with a knife). This makes moving up the rankings easier, but makes staying in the top spots harder.

Specifically, the equations are:

Killer Points = Killer Points + (Victim Points / Killer Points) × Weapon Modifier × 5

Victim Points = Victim Points - (Victim Points / Killer Points) × Weapon Modifier × 5

Plus, the following point bonuses are available for completing objectives in the following games:

Player Action PlyrPlyr Action Team Action World Action Action Player Reward Team Reward Ranking
No Yes No No Airblast Player 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Arrow 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Flare 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Headshot +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Pipebomb 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Pipebomb (Airborne) 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Rocket +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Rocket (Airborne) 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Sticky 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Sticky (Airborne) 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Airshot Stun 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Ate a Dalokohs Bar 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Ate a Sandvich 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Ate Dalokohs Bar for Health 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Ate Sandvich for Health 0         ★ General
Yes Yes No No Backstab Kill +1         ★ General
No Yes No No Blocked with Shield 0         ★ General
No Yes No No Buffalo Steak Sandvich +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Built Object 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Built Object - Attachment Sapper 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Built Object - Dispenser 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Built Object - Mini Sentrygun 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Built Object - Sentrygun 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Built Object - Teleporter 0         ★ General
Yes No Yes No Capture Blocked +5 +2         ★ General
Yes No No No Cart Escort +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Critical Kill 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Defended a Medic +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Deployed Buff Flag +1         ★ General
No Yes No No Domination +5         ★ General
Yes No No No Domination (4 kills) +3         ★ General
Yes No No No Double Kill (2 kills) +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Drowned 0         ★ General
Yes No No No First Blood +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Flagevent +2         ★ General
Yes No No No Flagevent - Captured +2         ★ General
Yes No No No Flagevent - Defended +2         ★ General
Yes No No No Flagevent - Dropped -2         ★ General
Yes No No No Flagevent - Picked Up +2         ★ General
Yes No No No Force Suicide 0         ★ General
Yes No No No God Like (20 kills) +11         ★ General
Yes No No No Headshot Kill +1         ★ General
Yes No No No Hit by Train 0         ★ General
No Yes No No Jarated player +1         ★ General
No Yes No No Kill Assist +2         ★ General
No Yes No No Kill Assist - Medic +4         ★ General
Yes No No No Killed by Saw 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Killed Object +2         ★ General
Yes No No No Killed Object - Attachment Sapper 0         ★ General
Yes No No No Killed Object - Dispenser +5         ★ General

2. What are all the weapon points modifiers?

Weapon points modifiers are used to determine how many points you should gain or lose when you make a kill or are killed by another player. Higher modifiers indicate that more points will be gained when killing with that weapon (and similarly, more points will be lost when being killed by that weapon). Modifiers generally range from 0.00 to 2.00.

Weapon Name Modifier Ranking
AIRSTRIKE Air Strike 1.20         ★ General
AMPUTATOR Amputator 3.00         ★ General
APOCOFISTS Apoco-Fists 3.00         ★ General
ARMAGEDDON Armageddon 3.50         ★ General
ATOMIZER Atomizer 3.00         ★ General
AWPER_HAND AWPer Hand 1.20         ★ General
AXTINGUISHER Axtinguisher 2.50         ★ General
PEP_BRAWLERBLASTER Baby Face's Blaster 1.50         ★ General
BACK_SCATTER Back Scatter 1.20         ★ General
BACK_SCRATCHER Back Scratcher 3.00         ★ General
BACKBURNER Backburner 1.50         ★ General
BALL Baseball 3.00         ★ General
BAT Bat 2.00         ★ General
SKULLBAT Bat Outta Hell 3.00         ★ General
BATSABER Batsaber 3.00         ★ General
BAZAAR_BARGAIN Bazaar Bargain 1.10         ★ General
DUMPSTER_DEVICE Beggar's Bazooka 1.50         ★ General
BIG_EARNER Big Earner 3.00         ★ General
BLACKBOX Black Box 1.50         ★ General
BLACK_ROSE Black Rose 3.00         ★ General
BLEED_KILL Bleed Kill 3.00         ★ General
BLUTSAUGER Blutsauger 1.50         ★ General
BONESAW Bonesaw 3.00         ★ General
BOSTON_BASHER Boston Basher 3.00         ★ General
BOTTLE Bottle 3.00         ★ General
BRASS_BEAST Brass Beast 1.10         ★ General
BREAD_BITE Bread Bite 3.00         ★ General
BUSHWACKA Bushwacka 3.00         ★ General
THE_CAPPER C.A.P.P.E.R 1.20         ★ General
CANDY_CANE Candy Cane 3.00         ★ General
DEMOSHIELD Chargin' Targe 3.00         ★ General
CLAIDHEAMOHMOR Claidheamohmor 3.00         ★ General
PRO_SMG Cleaner's Carbine 2.00         ★ General
KUNAI Connivers's Kunai 3.00         ★ General
NONNONVIOLENT_PROTEST Conscientious Objector 3.00         ★ General
COW_MANGLER Cow Mangler 5000 1.20         ★ General
CROSSING_GUARD Crossing Guard 3.00         ★ General
CRUSADERS_CROSSBOW Crusader's Crossbow 1.90         ★ General
TAUNT_DEMOMAN Decapitation 3.50         ★ General
DEFLECT_ARROW Deflect Arrow 4.00         ★ General
DEFLECT_FLARE Deflect Flare 4.00         ★ General
DEFLECT_PROMODE Deflect Promode 4.00         ★ General
DEFLECT_ROCKET Deflect Rocket 4.00         ★ General
TF_PROJECTILE_ENERGY_BALL Deflect Shot 4.00         ★ General
DEFLECT_STICKY Deflect Sticky 4.00         ★ General
DEGREASER Degreaser 1.50         ★ General
DETONATOR Detonator 3.00         ★ General
DIAMONDBACK Diamondback 1.50         ★ General
ROCKETLAUNCHER_DIRECTHIT Direct Hit 1.50         ★ General
TAUNT_GUITAR_KILL Dischord 3.50         ★ General

3. How can I edit my profile and set real name, e-mail address, homepage and ICQ number?

Player profile options can be configured by saying the appropriate gameme_set command while you are playing on a participating gameserver. To issue commands, push your chat key and type the command text.

Syntax: say /gameme_set option value

Acceptable "options" are:

  • realname
    Sets your Real Name as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set realname Joe Bloggs

  • email
    Sets your E-mail Address as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set email [email protected]

  • homepage
    Sets your Home Page as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set homepage http://www.geocities.com/joe/

  • icq
    Sets your ICQ Number as shown in your profile.
    Example: /gameme_set icq 123456789

Note: These are not standard Half-Life console commands. If you type them in the console, Half-Life might give you an error.

4. My rank is embarrassing. How can I opt out?

Say /gameme_hideranking while playing on a participating gameserver. This will toggle you between being visible on the Player Ranking and being invisible.

Note: You will still be tracked and you can still view your Player Details page. Use the Search page to find yourself.