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|
|Yes||No||Yes||No||Area Captured||+6||+1||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||Yes||No||Bomb Defused||+6||+1||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||Yes||No||Bomb Planted||+6||+1||Left4DoD Zombies|
|No||Yes||No||No||Bomb Planter Killed||+2||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||Yes||No||Capture Blocked||+6||+1||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Domination (4 kills)||+3||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Double Kill (2 kills)||+1||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||God Like (20 kills)||+11||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Killing Spree (13 kills)||+8||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Mega Kill (7 kills)||+5||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Monster Kill (15 kills)||+9||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Ownage (9 kills)||+6||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Rampage (5 kills)||+4||Left4DoD Zombies|
|No||No||Yes||No||Round Win||0||+5||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Triple Kill (3 kills)||+2||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Ultra Kill (11 kills)||+7||Left4DoD Zombies|
|Yes||No||No||No||Unstoppable (17 kills)||+10||Left4DoD Zombies|
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.
|30CAL||.30 Caliber Machine Gun||1.25||Left4DoD Zombies|
|BAR||BAR Browning Automatic Rifle||1.20||Left4DoD Zombies|
|PUNCH||Butt Stock Hit||3.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|COLT||Colt .45 model 1911||1.60||Left4DoD Zombies|
|FRAG_GER||German Grenade||1.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|RIFLEGREN_GER||German Rifle Grenade||1.30||Left4DoD Zombies|
|SMOKE_GER||German Smoke Grenade||5.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|M1CARBINE||M1 Carbine||1.20||Left4DoD Zombies|
|RIFLEGREN_US||M1 Garand Rifle||1.30||Left4DoD Zombies|
|GARAND||M1 Garand Rifle||1.30||Left4DoD Zombies|
|K98||Mauser Kar 98k||1.30||Left4DoD Zombies|
|K98_SCOPED||Mauser Karbiner k98 Sniper Rifle||1.50||Left4DoD Zombies|
|MG42||MG42 Machine Gun||1.20||Left4DoD Zombies|
|MP40||MP40 Machine Pistol||1.25||Left4DoD Zombies|
|MP44||MP44 Assault Rifle||1.35||Left4DoD Zombies|
|P38||Pistol 38||1.50||Left4DoD Zombies|
|C96||Pistol c96||1.50||Left4DoD Zombies|
|SPADE||Spade Entrenchment Tool||3.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|SPRING||Springfield Rifle with Scope||1.50||Left4DoD Zombies|
|THOMPSON||Thompson Submachine Gun||1.25||Left4DoD Zombies|
|DOD_BOMB_TARGET||TNT Bomb||1.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|FRAG_US||U.S. Grenade||1.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|AMERKNIFE||U.S. Issue Knife||3.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
|SMOKE_US||U.S. Smoke Grenade||5.00||Left4DoD Zombies|
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:
Sets your Real Name as shown in your profile.
Example: /gameme_set realname Joe Bloggs
Sets your E-mail Address as shown in your profile.
Example: /gameme_set email email@example.com
Sets your Home Page as shown in your profile.
Example: /gameme_set homepage http://www.geocities.com/joe/
Sets your ICQ Number as shown in your profile.
Example: /gameme_set icq 123456789
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.