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Uncharted Waters Origin Experience Guide

Uncharted Waters Origin Experience Guide

How much experience you need to level.

Experience Table

Let’s start with the table of how much experience it takes to level. The “next” column is how much experience it takes to reach the next level from the current one. The “total” column is how much cumulative experience it takes to reach the current level. There are separate columns for mate levels and company levels.

I also give a formula for the experience to gain for mate levels, which as you can see from the table, is very, very close to the correct numbers. It is never off by more than 100 experience, and usually hits the number exactly. I’ll explain the formula in the next section.

levelmatematematecompanycompany
totalnextformulatotalnexttotal
130030004000
2110011003001600400
320002000140030002000
431003100340046005000
542004200650062009600
65500550010700820015800
768006800162001020024000
883008300230001240034200
999009900313001480046600
101180011800412001760061400
111360013700530002040079000
121580015700666002360099400
1317800178008240026600123000
14200002000010020030000149600
15222002220012020033200179600
16246002460014240036800212800
17270002690016700040400249600
18294002940019400044000290000
19319003190022340047800334000
20346003460025530051800381800
21372003720028990055800433600
22400004000032710060000489400
23428004280036710064200549400
24458004580040990068600613600
25496004960045570074400682200
26546005460050530081800756600
27602006010055990090200838400
28663006640062010099400928600
2973200732006864001098001028000
3080700808007596001210001137800
3189000889008403001334001258800
3297800978009293001466001392200
3310720010720010271001608001538800
3411740011740011343001760001699600
3512820012810012517001922001875600
3613950013960013799002092002067800
3715160015160015194002274002277000
3816440016440016710002466002504400
3917780017770018354002666002751000
4019540019540020132002930003017600
4121840021840022086003276003310600
4224270024270024270003640003638200
4326830026830026697004024004002200
4429520029520029380004428004404600
4532340032350032332004850004847400
4635300035300035566005294005332400
4738380038380039096005756005861800
4841590041590042934006238006437400
4944940044930047093006740007061200
5048400048410051587007260007735200
5152000052010056427007800008461200
5255740055740061627008360009241200
53596000596000672010089400010077200
54636000635900731610095400010971200
556810006810007952100102140011925200
567340007340008633100110100012946600
577888007888009367100118320014047600
5884520084520010155900126780015230800
5990320090330011001100135480016498600
6096310096310011904300144460017853400

Formulas

The formula for the experience that a mate must acquire to gain a level is approximately a piecewise quadratic function of the level. That is, there are constants a, b, and c such that the experience required to go from level x to level x+1 is very close to ax^2+bx+c, except that the constants change from one level range to the next. Let’s start by giving the table of constants, then come back to explain what they mean:

The precise formula is 100floor(ax^2+bx+c), where floor(x) is the greatest integer that is less than or equal to x. For example, floor(3.7) = 3. An example will probably help. Suppose that you want to know how much experience it takes a mate to go from level 20 to 21. Level 20 is in the [9, 24] interval, so that’s the row that you use. You compute 0.3720^2+11.7*20-35.9 = 346.1. The floor of this is 346. Multiply by 100 to get 34600, which is the number in the formula column for level 20 above.

You may notice that level 9 is contained in two intervals of the above table. Both lines give exactly the same value and match the correct value, so there is no way to determine which line is the correct one. To get the amount of experience required to proceed to the next company level, you compute 200 * floor(0.0075 * (mate experience required)). This generally means that it takes about 1.5 times the company experience that it takes mate experience, though there is a bit of rounding.

This formula is exact, as I have directly verified it for 28 separate levels and it hits the correct value exactly for every single one of them.As of this writing, I’m company level 60, so I can’t see the amount of experience required for higher levels. Based on discussions with a few higher level players, it sounds like the last row only goes up to about level 64 or 65. Above that, there is another, much harsher formula. I can probably determine the formula if someone gives me data.

If you have a mate who is level x in one of the three fields, while your company is some level higher than n, the game will tell you the exact number to gain a level. Go to the mate’s page in the game, then click the “growth” button near the top right corner. That opens a window with separate tabs for each of the three types of experience. Each one will tell you the total experience to gain as the number on the far right, just above the experience bar. If any high level players could report such numbers for any levels above 60, I can fill them in above.

Acquiring Experience

Nearly everything that you do in the game gives you some sort of experience. However, when you see the game say that you’ve earned some amount of experience, it may not be immediately obvious where that newly acquired experience goes. Mates have three separate levels for the three types of experience, but a company does not. And there’s still the question of which mates get how much experience.

There are three basic cases. The first of them is quests. When you complete a quest, the experience that was stated before completing the quest gets scaled up for the nation rank bonus if applicable before the game displays the amount of experience earned on the screen, and then that experience gets awarded in the relevant category to all mates currently in fleet 1, that is, your primary, active fleet. Furthermore, half that amount is awarded as company experience.

The second case is dispatch. When you complete a dispatch, the game displays the experience earned before the country rank bonus, but then scales it up by that bonus before applying it. All mates in the fleet that completed the dispatch get the scaled up experience (likely more than the number displayed on the screen), but no company experience is awarded.

The third case is everything else. Here, when the game awards experience, the company gets half of the nominal experience. All mates in fleet 1 get some experience of the relevant type, but how much depends on which cabin the mate is in. If that cabin has a 100% stat modifier for the corresponding type of experience, then the mate is awarded full experience. If it has any other stat modifier besides 100%, then the mate is awarded half experience.

In particular, any mate in a captain’s cabin always gets full experience. Most other mates only get full experience to one type and half to the others. An aide’s cabin or some of the junk, default cabins mean that a mate only gets half experience of all types. This is an additional reason why it is so critical to change your cabins on new ships, as if you don’t, then a lot of mates get only half experience even in their specialty. It is also a reason why getting ships above your level is less useful than it might otherwise seem, as it will mean that your mates level more slowly than if you could change the cabins to something more appropriate.

Written by Quizzical

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