The Experience Level, also known simply as Level, is generally held to be the most important stat of Newgrounds users. It is determined by the number of experience points a user has. You can increase your level by voting on up to five submissions per day, which gives you a maximum of 10 experience points. Each level earned increases the weight of the user's vote.


Experience Points/Grounds Gold[edit | edit source]

A typical "Grounds Gold Day" message

Experience Points (XP) are the points that a user gains by voting on submissions. They had been known as Grounds Gold until the 2007 Redesign, when the name was changed to Experience Points, that being a term familiar to many video gamers from RPG's. The term Grounds Gold is used for the currency in Newgrounds Rumble. A user can only earn up to 10 points per day and that day, which begins at midnight Eastern Standard time (UTC - 5) and resets the count, is still known as a Grounds Gold Day. Since a 2018 redesign, TomFulp may increase the daily XP limit at his discretion, and has advertised double and triple XP days via news posts.

Earning "Grounds Gold" in 2007

History[edit | edit source]

The Experience Levels have been on the site for years. Like many things, they were adjusted in the 2007 Redesign, making more levels and raising the bar so that there was a higher ceiling. The current top level was reached by Pimp in 2010. The current system, allowing experience points on just one submission, was set at the 2018 Redesign[1]

Earning XP[edit | edit source]

To earn XP, a user can vote in any of the site content areas (Games, Movies, Art, Audio). By clicking on the stars under the Author Comments of a submission, the user will automatically deposit 2XP (up to 10 max per day). The expression of the tankman changes to reflect the score.

The 2018 vote bar with animated tankman.

System[edit | edit source]

The level of a user represents their voting power. The amount of experience points determines their voting power, and showing a different level icon for each milestone:

Level Points Icon Level Points Icon Level Points Icon Level Points Icon
1 0-19
NeutralLevel1.png
16 2,500-2,839
NeutralLevel16.png
31 9,990-10,669
NeutralLevel31.png
46 22,480 - 23,489
NeutralLevel46.png
2 20-49
NeutralLevel2.png
17 2,840-3,209
NeutralLevel17.png
32 10,670-11,369
NeutralLevel32.png
47 23,490 - 24,519
NeutralLevel47.png
3 50-99
NeutralLevel3.png
18 3,210-3,599
NeutralLevel18.png
33 11,370-12,089
NeutralLevel33.png
48 24,520 - 25,579
NeutralLevel48.png
4 100-179
NeutralLevel4.png
19 3,600-4,009
NeutralLevel19.png
34 12,090-12,829
NeutralLevel34.png
49 25,580 - 26,649
NeutralLevel49.png
5 180-279
NeutralLevel5.png
20 4,010-4,439
NeutralLevel20.png
35 12,830-13,599
NeutralLevel35.png
50 26,650 - 27,749
NeutralLevel50.png
6 280-399
NeutralLevel6.png
21 4,440-4,899
NeutralLevel21.png
36 13,600-14,389
NeutralLevel36.png
51 27,750 - 28,879
NeutralLevel51.png
7 400-549
NeutralLevel7.png
22 4,900-5,379
NeutralLevel22.png
37 14,390-15,199
NeutralLevel37.png
52 28,880 - 30,019
NeutralLevel52.png
8 550-709
NeutralLevel8.png
23 5,380-5,879
NeutralLevel23.png
38 15,200-16,029
NeutralLevel38.png
53 30,020 - 31,179
NeutralLevel53.png
9 710-899
NeutralLevel9.png
24 5,880-6,399
NeutralLevel24.png
39 16,030-16,889
NeutralLevel39.png
54 31,180 - 32,369
NeutralLevel54.png
10 900-1,109
NeutralLevel10.png
25 6,400-6,939
NeutralLevel25.png
40 16,890-17,759
NeutralLevel40.png
55 32,370 - 33,579
NeutralLevel55.png
11 1,110-1,349
NeutralLevel11.png
26 6,940-7,509
NeutralLevel26.png
41 17,760-18,659
NeutralLevel41.png
56 33,580 - 34,809
NeutralLevel56.png
12 1,350-1,599
NeutralLevel12.png
27 7,510-8,089
NeutralLevel27.png
42 18,660-19,579
NeutralLevel42.png
57 34,810 - 36,069
NeutralLevel57.png
13 1,600-1,879
NeutralLevel13.png
28 8,090-8,699
NeutralLevel28.png
43 19,580 - 20,529
NeutralLevel43.png
58 36,070 - 37,339
NeutralLevel58.png
14 1,880-2,179
NeutralLevel14.png
29 8,700-9,339
NeutralLevel29.png
44 20,530 - 21,489
NeutralLevel44.png
59 37,340-38,639
NeutralLevel59.png
15 2,180-2,499
NeutralLevel15.png
30 9,340-9,989
NeutralLevel30.png
45 21,490 - 22,479
NeutralLevel45.png
60 38,640+
EvilLevel60.png

New System[edit | edit source]

LevelNUMS.png

A 2014 redesign of the site changed the level icons to their current iteration (left), but did not change the XP requirements per level.

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