|The Scoring System is a complex, extremely accurate score of a House or Coven. The score is broken down into the following parts:
This portion of the score is easy to compute. The Profile Ratings for all House/Coven members are added together. The total is then divided by the total number of ratings. Finally, this number is multiplied by .33 (one third).
This portion can range between .33 and 3.3.
To achieve this portion of the score the numeric levels of each House/Coven member are added together. The total is then divided by the number of House/Coven members. Next, the number has to be proportioned to a scale of 1-10. If this is not done (to reflect a score similar to the Rating portion above), one third of this value will over balance the total score. This is how the score is proportioned:
Status Score X ------------ = ---- 100 10
This portion can range between .33 and 3.3. Members can obtain a level higher than 100. When they do, they offset lower ranked members of the Society. But this portion of the score can never be higher than 3.3.
FAVOR OF THE PRINCE
Favor of the Prince is earned by House or Coven members through a member's level of activity on Vampire Rave. Favor is an important portion of the House/Coven score (34%). After Favor has been earned, it may be traded or given to another House or Coven. It can be considered currency, and is often used to facilitate trades between a House or Coven.
All Favor earned by a member belongs to the House or Coven Master. It is up to the Master how Favor will be used. This includes Sire's who have chosen to join a House or Coven versus starting their own Coven.
Statistics are maintained showing how much Favor a member has earned. This statistic is not what Favor the member possesses (Their Favor belongs to their Master). However, this statistic is useful for Master's who are considering trading members.
Favor is earned in the following manner:
Although the primary method of earning favor is through website activity, it is not the only way. The Prince may distribute Favor in any way The Prince deems fit. Often times The Prince is very unfair about how such disbursements are awarded.
To achieve this portion of the score, the total Favor of a House/Coven is divided by the Maximum Favor (This is the House/Coven with the highest Favor). This number is then adjusted like the Status Level portion to represent a score between 1 and 10.
Favor X ------------- = ---- Maximum Favor 10
Finally, the total Score is achieved by adding together the above three parts. The result will be a House/Coven score between .66 and 10.
Because of the complex nature of how Scores are computed, Scores are only updated every 10 minutes.
An Alliance is formed between two or more Societies. When Societies align, their favor and members are combined in the computation of Society Standing.
Members of an Alliance can freely move between aligned Societies. When you are in a Society that is in an Alliance, you can move freely within the other Alliance Societies. You can access their news page, message archive, chat, polls, forum, and private internal pages just as if you were a regular member. You can also post in their forum or vote in their polls.
When Societies are in an Alliance, the total of all their scores are combined into one master score. This score is shared by all members of the Alliance.
If a Coven has only one member (the Coven Master), it is penalized. The Coven Status Level score is set to zero, which will greatly impact the overall Coven score.