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DVeL
03-09-2013, 09:23 AM
I would like to get more specific and technical answer from the developers, if they don't mind.

1) How do crew get their levels?
Do they gain some part of your experience? Thought so for awhile but most part of my exp comes from quests and i often level up after hem, but my crew never does, mostly after kills. So is it some "kill counter"? Or some other actions you should accumulate to provide them with level up?

2) Do all your crew members share one source of exp?
Will one crew member level up faster than several at the same time?

3) Do they have individual "learning capabilities"?
I have several crew members from the very beginning, and they level up at TOTALLY different paces (some of them already had several level ups, some 1 or 2, and there is one (moron, probably :)) without a single one.

4) How their parameters increase when they level up?
Is it a randomly generated parameter gain? Is it some race specific modifier? Does this growth differ from crew to crew (like "this guy will have +2 helm every time, while this one just +1")? I have seen level ups with no parameter gain at all (just happiness). Was it my bad luck or i should drop this crew, because he will learn much slower then the rest?

5) Does happiness influence level ups?
I have read forum beforehand to find answers to my questions, and this one was the only one with more or less definite answer :) But just to make it clear to everyone, and so all crew level up info would be in one thread.

All of this is very important, when you select your crew, so i think people should know how to choose well =)

Shadow
03-20-2013, 10:26 AM
1) Basically they have a random chance to level up per kill. The higher the xp given compared to how much the player needs for that level, the higher the chance.
2) Each crew leveling up doesn't impact other crew.
3) That's the random part. :)
4) Each level up it picks one of the modifiers they already have to increase. It is possible that that step up for that specific modifier doesn't actually give you a stat increase though (it might have gone from 4.2 to 4.8, so you still only see 4).
5) Yes, happier crew have a better chance to level up.

Tyrax Lightning
03-31-2013, 02:47 PM
Is it required for a Crewman to be equipped for them to level? I have yet to see a Crewman in a Cargo Bay Slot level up... though tracking that's easier said then done when things can get really hectic. :D

Shadow
04-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Is it required for a Crewman to be equipped for them to level? I have yet to see a Crewman in a Cargo Bay Slot level up... though tracking that's easier said then done when things can get really hectic. :D

They do have to be equipped to level up.

Kohlenstoff
08-11-2014, 09:31 AM
I found out, that multiple stat crew member have to level up several times per level! I guess once per stat. They stay at their level and increase a stat, when the player ship is lower than the crew level +5. And they increase level and increase a stat, when player ship is same or higher than crew level + 5.

Now i got a question: I noticed it after leveling my second ship up to level 30. Many of the crew member have multiple stats, but i got more crew than places, so i replaced my crew as soon as it leveled with others, who needed to level up. So i have some crews with one high stat and 2 low stats. Will the lowbies now level up several times until all stats are at maximum or will they now have ruined stats forever?

Tuidjy
08-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Will the lowbies now level up several times until all stats are at maximum or will they now have ruined stats forever?

They will level up until all stats are at max... except that, as your level grows, it becomes harder and harder to keep everyone leveled up, even if you never take them off watch.

I have ships on which guys who have never been off watch since level 5, and who were fully leveled around level 50, are a dozen levelups behind by level 100.

This is because at higher levels, most of you xpt comes from quests, and that does nothing for leveling crew. But if you take your ship to sector 200, usually your watch levels up completely.

On the other hand, the only people I bother leveling completely are one guy for the race slot, and Specialists (who level only once per level) If I need any other crew, I fill them up with Drakk. You can get dozens of Drakk per sector, even after sector level 100.