The Star Raiders Manual

VII. Rating

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NOVICE

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PILOT

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WARRIOR

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COMMANDER

At the conclusion of each mission your rating is calculated automatically by the computer. The rating is established by the following five factors:

  1. Mission level (NOVICE, PILOT, WARRIOR, COMMANDER).

  2. Number of enemy destroyed.

  3. Amount of energy used.

  4. Length of time taken to complete mission.

  5. Number of starbases destroyed (by enemy).

These five factors are worked into the following formula to establish a rating:

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VALUES FOR M

Mission Level
Bonus for
Mission
Completed
Mission
Aborted
Penalty for
Starship
Destroyed
NOVICE M = 80 M = 60 M = 40
PILOT M = 76 M = 60 M = 50
COMMANDER M = 60 M = 50 M = 40
WARRIOR M = 111 M = 100 M = 90

Your rating is displayed by rank and class. The bottom rank is ROOKIE, the top rank is STAR COMMANDER, with several others in between (see below). The classes are 1 through 5, with 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest. The classes divide each rank into 5 equal parts.

RATING MISSION SCORE
ROOKIE 48-79
NOVICE 80-111
ENSIGN 112-143
PILOT 144-175
ACE 176-191
LIEUTENANT 192-207
WARRIOR 208-223
CAPTAIN 224-239
COMMANDER 240-271
STAR COMMANDER 272-303

If you fail to score at least 48 points during a mission you will receive a gag ranking such as "GARBAGE SCOW CAPTAIN," or "GALACTIC COOK." If you receive such a ranking repeatedly, you are playing a mission level which is too advanced for your skills. Switch to a lower skill level.


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