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A Guide on Powerplay Merits

Updated: Tuesday 19th February 2019

In PowerPlay, merits stay valid for 4 weeks, but decay every week. The following example shows the merit values over a 2 week period. Example values have been added to 'This week' then 'Next week' shows what happens to these values.

This week:
This week's merits = 5000
Previous weeks = 2300
Two weeks ago = 1000
Three weeks ago = 700

Current total merits: 9,000 (5000 earned this week, 4000 carried over)

At the end of each week (Thursday morning GMT on our servers) the merit values are halved and shifted to the next week until it reaches week 5, at which point they are removed.

Next week:
This week merits = 0 (So far)
Previous weeks = 2500 (5000/2)
Two weeks ago  = 1150 (2300/2)
Three weeks ago = 500 (1000/2)

The previous week 4's 700 merits have been completely removed. All other Merits were halved. 

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Example 2:


Merits Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Current Merits earned: 1000
800 4000 2400 3000 1500
Previous week 0 1000/2 = 500 800/2 = 400 4000/2 = 2000 2400/2 = 1200 3000/2 = 1500
Two weeks ago 0 0 500/2 = 250 400/2 = 200 2000/2 = 1000 1200/2 = 600
Three weeks ago 0 0 0 250/2 = 125 200/2 = 100 1000/2 = 500
Four weeks ago 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total for each week 1000 1300 4650 4725 5300 4100
We hope this helps to explain both how merits decay every week and when they are no longer considered in your merit total. For further explanation from our developers please read this forum post.

Attached you will find a table (in Excel and png formats) that illustrates merit decay.

Attachments: Powerplay example.xls (64.5 kb)  Powerplay Merits decay.png (24.5 kb) 



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