The experience concept simulates that a player has managed to learn things which improve his performance aside from the main skills.
Players get their experience playing matches and need 28.571 (28 + 4/7) experience points to gain an experience level. One point is the amount that can be gained in a league match.
Experience gain is minute-based (see this quote from HT-Tjecken on global forum).
Cup matches give about double the amount of experience compared to leaguegames, and Hattrick Masters matches give slightly more than this amount. International friendlies give around 1/5 experience compared to a league game and domestic friendlies give the players about half the experience an International friendly does.
National Team matches give roughly triple that of league games, though this number methodically increases as the World Cup progresses through each round. National Team friendlies are roughly equal to the experience amount of a League game.
1 XP level = 28.571 XP points
Match type XP points National friendly match 0.1 International friendly match 0.2 League match 1 Cup match 2 U20/NT friendly match 2 Qualifying match 2 Hattrick Masters match 5 U20/NT official match 10 U20/NT World Cup (semi)final 20
The following Special events can be caused through experience:
- Experienced wingers and forwards can score using their experience.
- Inexperienced defenders and inner midfielders can give their opponents an extra chance.
- Experience is particularly important for the Team captain
- Very important or dramatic matches might mean that inexperienced players lose their grip on the game. This gets worse the more they lack experience. Only the team with the lowest amount of experience will be subject to this during a match.
The influence of player's experience
As a player becomes more experienced he will play better in games. The experience bonus gives increases the players' skill contributions by a flat amount. E.g. a player with passable skill and passable experience will contribute the same as an otherwise equal player with solid skill and disastrous experience.
Experience Contribution Disastrous +0 Wretched +0.40 Poor +0.64 Weak +0.80 Inadequate +0.93 Passable +1.04 Solid +1.13 Excellent +1.20 Formidable +1.27 Outstanding +1.33 Brilliant +1.39 Magnificent +1.44 WorldClass +1.49 Supernatural +1.53 Titanic +1.57 Extra-Terrestrial +1.61 Mythical +1.64 Magical +1.67 Utopian +1.71 Divine +1.73 Formula: XP influence: = log(experience) * 4/3
Experience is also an important factor in calculating formation experience.
The experience of the player has a bigger impact on a penalty shoot-out only than on a regular penalty kick (or set pieces chance) in the match.
Coach-to-be experience calculation
Can I see how many experience points a player has earned? As with regular skills Experience has sublevels, so getting the precise value is not possible. One way to find an estimate is to look at a player's performance history and use the experience points gained by match type table above to calculate the amount of points since his last level up. Or, if the player has a minimum of inadequate experience and has been in your club for at least 16 weeks there is a process for Coach-to-be (see).
- Murzim's tool to calculate the total skill as effected by experience