We know that IC explanations can be a bit confusing, so here's a clear explanation of how the scryp reward system works.
In the finished game, much of this will be explained as part of a job.
Only your "home cluster," picked from your cluster list or your home page, gives scryp rewards.
The bigger your home cluster (as judged by the total number of ports and nodes in its systems), the more scryp you have to invest in it. You can get that scryp back by uninstalling your home cluster.
In the beginning you may not have enough scryp to have as large of a home cluster as you'd like. We intend for players to work up to especially awesome clusters.
Solving a system in someone else's home cluster gets you scryp. If you solve it again and would earn a bigger reward than your previous best, you earn the difference. If your reward would be worse, you don't lose any scryp.
Subsequent rewards might be bigger because you did better on the bonus objectives, or because the server has recalculated the reward for that system.
The first time each player solves a system in your home cluster, you earn scryp (roughly 10%, right now).
The exact formula for how rewards work is secret, but you can get more details in our blog post on the topic.
You can create as many clusters as you want, but only your home cluster provides scryp.
Clusters from jobs don't award scryp, but you can earn scryp from the jobs themselves.
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