Star Pirates Help FAQ

Players

  1. Why are Player Names Coloured?
  2. Can I Get the Name that an Inactive Player Used?
  3. Notorious Pirate - What's the Benefit?
  4. How Do I See How Many Notorious Days I Have?
  5. I just bought Notorious status, but didn't get my my five extra search turns. Why not?
  6. How Do I Get Points?
  7. How Are Referral Ballots Counted?
  8. What is Multi-accounting?
  9. We Have Multiple Accounts From the Same IP (Work, School) but We Also Play From Home (different IP) - Can We Trade?
  10. Why Can't I Send to My Roommate/Friend/Visitor/Workmate?
  11. How Do I Delete My Account?
  12. How Much Experience Do I Need to Gain a Level?
Why are Player Names Coloured?
Yellow - Non Notorious
Green - Notorious
Orange - Greeters
Red - Moderators
Purple - Customer service rep (CSR)
Blue - The Admins
Can I Get the Name that an Inactive Player Used?
Yes, we can manually change the inactive player's name and yours to match. However it involves a significant amount of manual labour on our part. We will allow that - once - for a Notorious player if the player with the desired name hasn't been active for 9 months or more. Those requests queue up and as time permits we do the changes on a low-priority basis.
Notorious Pirate - What's the Benefit?
Benefits of Being a Notorious Player:

Play More: Research Units, Fuel and Energy recharge 50% faster.
Hull Points recharge twice as fast.

Find More: 5 more search "slots" per search!

Know More: when opening a player's profile, a composite/best guess of the data you've collected by spying upon a player will be shown. It will select the highest observed values from the previous spying you have done. If you erase the content from the spylog, those values will be dropped/no longer show up on the profiles. Information is not automatically shared/pooled among Fleet members

"Cash" Direct to Bank:
All sales on Item Market go directly to your Galactic Credit Bank Account.
80% of sales on Point Market go directly to your Galactic Credit Bank Account.

Less Security Restriction:
Sending points and items is allowed between Notorious players on the same IP.
How Do I See How Many Notorious Days I Have?
The number of Notorious days that you have remaining is displayed in brackets beside your username in the left-hand navigation.

Also, if your days drop to 2 or less, the Upgrade Account will turn red to help warn you.
I just bought Notorious status, but didn't get my my five extra search turns. Why not?
Your search turns are calculated only on the hour mark. When turns for this search were calculated, you were not Notorious. For all following hours until your Notorious runs out, you will receive the 5 additional search turns.

When your days finally run out at 8 pm, you will be awarded the additional 5 turns. As such, you do not miss out on any search turns.
How Do I Get Points?
Points represent the luck of heroes - here you can choose when and how often you get an incredible and lucky escape or other 'hero' bonus by saving up and using points as you see fit.

Points can be purchased through Upgrade Account by using a PayPal account to support our site, from other players swapping for cargo in the points market, from selling uncommon, rare or very rare items back to the game and you can sometimes find them in the asteroid belts.

As well, you receive 10% of anything that is purchased by someone you referred to the game, for free. Ex: if they buy 6000 points for themselves, you will get 600 points.
How Are Referral Ballots Counted?
Each player you refer during the contest month earns you one ballot when they reach level 5 and one more ballot for each further level they gain during that contest month. Each ballot you gain gives you an additional chance to win that month's referral contest. (Winners are drawn at random, and prizes vary, usually on a monthly basis.)
What is Multi-accounting?

We have aggressive blocking against 'multiaccounts'. Some people try to cheat by creating several accounts, then performing the 'once an hour'/'once a day' actions multiple times and then funneling them into a single account.

The other version of this is people trying to 'play for' someone else which is another form of multiaccounting/cheating. IF YOU "HELP" ANOTHER PLAYER BY LOGGING IN AS THEM YOU ARE MULTIACCOUNTING AND WE WILL BAN BOTH YOUR ACCOUNTS.

If you aren't sure it's simple as simple as seeing if you answer "yes" to either of these questions:

  1. Are you on more than one account?
  2. Is a player getting more than the results of their own play?

If the answer is "yes" to either, there's cheating. It is multiaccounting; we're good at catching it.

The rules are very clear: ONE account per person.

Don't do this to yourself as we will NOT undo a ban for multi-accounting, and you and your IP may be locked out of all of our games.

We have no tolerance for cheating.

We Have Multiple Accounts From the Same IP (Work, School) but We Also Play From Home (different IP) - Can We Trade?
Since you're using multiple IPs you will not encounter an issue - the only time you'll end up blocked on transferring will be at work.

That's to stop people 'playing for' someone else (which is a form of multiaccounting/cheating. IF YOU "HELP" ANOTHER PLAYER BY LOGGING IN AS THEM YOU ARE MULTIACCOUNTING AND WE WILL BAN BOTH YOUR ACCOUNTS Are you on more than one account? Yes.

Is a player getting more than the results of his own play? Yes. This is cheating. It is multiaccounting. It is not one account per person. The rules are very clear. ONE account per person. Don't do this to yourself.)

We are able to relax the same IP block for the Sending of points and items between Notorious players on the same IP, but not if one of them is a freeplayer.

Money/cargo sending is still blocked between any account on the same IP as this is too easily abused by multi-accounting.
Why Can't I Send to My Roommate/Friend/Visitor/Workmate?
We have aggressive blocking against 'multiaccounts'. Some people try to cheat by creating several accounts, then performing the 'once an hour'/'once a day' actions multiple times and then funneling them into a single account. Obviously, that's not fair.

So we monitor transfers and have code inspecting them; we also block transfers on the same machine identifier and track the IPs (networks) that the accounts have been on in the past.

Trying to bypass the same IP/same machine block will not work but it does generate warnings on your account. Each warning is investigated and can result in a freeze or ban if sufficient evidence is collected to indicate a multiaccount.

To send items between players on the same network, you'd both need to be Notorious. Sending points and items is allowed between Notorious players on the same IP. Money sending is blocked as this is too easily abused by multi-accounting. If you attempt to do so by the Fleet Vault the code can impose an auto-freeze; don't cause this trouble for you and your friend.
How Do I Delete My Account?
The quick answer is "You can't". For legal reasons requiring retention we do not erase/delete accounts, they are however marked for archiving/removal to a separate storage after 3 months of inactivity.
You are free to remove any information you do not wish to remain in your profile prior to leaving.
How Much Experience Do I Need to Gain a Level?
LEVEL: 1, TOTAL EXP: 0 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 457
LEVEL: 2, TOTAL EXP: 457 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 557
LEVEL: 3, TOTAL EXP: 1,014 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 680
LEVEL: 4, TOTAL EXP: 1,694 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 829
LEVEL: 5, TOTAL EXP: 2,523 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,011
LEVEL: 6, TOTAL EXP: 3,534 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,232
LEVEL: 7, TOTAL EXP: 4,766 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,502
LEVEL: 8, TOTAL EXP: 6,268 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,830
LEVEL: 9, TOTAL EXP: 8,098 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 2,231
LEVEL: 10, TOTAL EXP: 10,329 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 2,720
LEVEL: 11, TOTAL EXP: 13,049 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 3,315
LEVEL: 12, TOTAL EXP: 16,364 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 4,040
LEVEL: 13, TOTAL EXP: 20,404 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 4,925
LEVEL: 14, TOTAL EXP: 25,329 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 6,004
LEVEL: 15, TOTAL EXP: 31,333 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 7,318
LEVEL: 16, TOTAL EXP: 38,651 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 8,919
LEVEL: 17, TOTAL EXP: 47,570 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 10,873
LEVEL: 18, TOTAL EXP: 58,443 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 13,254
LEVEL: 19, TOTAL EXP: 71,697 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 16,155
LEVEL: 20, TOTAL EXP: 87,852 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 19,693
LEVEL: 21, TOTAL EXP: 107,545 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 24,005
LEVEL: 22, TOTAL EXP: 131,550 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 29,262
LEVEL: 23, TOTAL EXP: 160,812 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 35,670
LEVEL: 24, TOTAL EXP: 196,482 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 43,480
LEVEL: 25, TOTAL EXP: 239,962 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 53,003
LEVEL: 26, TOTAL EXP: 292,965 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 64,609
LEVEL: 27, TOTAL EXP: 357,574 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 78,759
LEVEL: 28, TOTAL EXP: 436,333 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 96,007
LEVEL: 29, TOTAL EXP: 532,340 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 117,032
LEVEL: 30, TOTAL EXP: 649,372 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 142,663
LEVEL: 31, TOTAL EXP: 792,035 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 173,907
LEVEL: 32, TOTAL EXP: 965,942 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 211,993
LEVEL: 33, TOTAL EXP: 1,177,935 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 258,421
LEVEL: 34, TOTAL EXP: 1,436,356 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 315,017
LEVEL: 35, TOTAL EXP: 1,751,373 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 384,009
LEVEL: 36, TOTAL EXP: 2,135,382 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 468,110
LEVEL: 37, TOTAL EXP: 2,603,492 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 570,631
LEVEL: 38, TOTAL EXP: 3,174,123 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 695,605
LEVEL: 39, TOTAL EXP: 3,869,728 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 847,950
LEVEL: 40, TOTAL EXP: 4,717,678 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,033,661
LEVEL: 41, TOTAL EXP: 5,751,339 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,260,046
LEVEL: 42, TOTAL EXP: 7,011,385 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,536,010
LEVEL: 43, TOTAL EXP: 8,547,395 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 1,872,416
LEVEL: 44, TOTAL EXP: 10,419,811 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 2,282,498
LEVEL: 45, TOTAL EXP: 12,702,309 AMOUNT FOR NEXT LEVEL: 2,782,394

Each level after 45 requires 2,782,394 to reach the next level. At Level 150 this begins to increase again at 100,000 EXP per level.

Level: 149 Exp: 302,071,311, Amount for Next: 2,782,394
Level: 150 Exp: 304,853,705, Amount for Next: 2,882,394
Level: 151 Exp: 307,736,099, Amount for Next: 2,982,394
Level: 152 Exp: 310,718,493, Amount for Next: 3,082,394
...