In all NP2 games, 1st place player earns 100% rank, 2nd place player earns 50% rank, 3rd place player earns 25% rank, and all remaining non-AFK players earn 1 rank.
In all games, victory conditions may be 66%, 50%, 33%, 25% of all stars in the galaxy.
While it is possible to win a game as a powerful badass lone-wolf, galactic overlord, there is actually room to take a few allies along with you towards winning the game.
Managing an alliance requires some diplomacy skills that are beyond lone-wolf warmongering.
Sometimes players can learn from each other to improve 4X wargaming skills. MUHAHAHAHA !!!
Chess is intellectual and has strict rules about cheating, but historically in real warfare, for example, WW1, WW2, or other minor conflicts, there are other less direct activities, such as intelligence gathering, pushing subtle political agendas, influencing the enemies of my enemies with false information to help my cause, etc. . .
Most of these indirect social activities require some form of communication.
As you play the game, other players may get to know you and your play style. Each player builds up and earns a reputation. Some players may give you renown. Other generous premium players might buy badges for your profile. Many players wear their badges with pride. Some players like to show off their bad reputation. HA HA !! These social activities are provided in the game. Some of these can influence how players react towards you in combat.
NP2 help file about badges
Even the Internet has become a somewhat social place, with YouTube comments, blog reviews of movies, restaurant reviews, commentaries about games. It takes skill to sift through all that information to determine what is true and what is false, and what is deficient, or something else.
Why are you socializing on this forum ? HA HA !!
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