If you want to lock down a particular slot the formula is
- ADD = Half of (Remaining points in the level - your lead + your lag)
- If there are 100 points left in the level, as an example, and you have a 20 point lead
then (100 - 20) / 2 = 40.
- If you contribute 40 points you'll have a lead of 60 points, with 60 points left in the level, so you cannot be displaced.
- One of the major hassles is that folks STOP contributing when all of the award positions are locked, and your AW Level will just sit there with no further contributions until you finish it yourself.
The way the awards are "supposed" to work, but we've only tested it a handful of times, is as follows:
- Each AW level has a total awards pool that about 10% of the KPs in the level, and Rune Shards equal to the level
- KPs are awarded in list order, 1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16+1/32, but rounded up to the nearest 5 KPs, so 5th place rarely gets any KPs
- The Rune Shards are awarded in rotation 1+1+1+1+1 then again 1+1+1+1+1 until they run out.
I haven't seen any notifications, and while awarded KPs will always be accommodated in the KPs bar at the top of the page, HOURLY KPs won't be award if the bar is already full. You can't predict WHEN an AW is going to level, unless you're the final contributor, so there's a likelihood that you'll miss some hourly awards.
So we need KP packets, a contribution history, and a global roster of all Ancient Wonders. I expect most of this stuff to show up in due course, now that we're familiar with the basics, whereupon putting together a spreadsheet base Knowledge Points club will be feasible.