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In the Massively Multiplayer OnLine Minesweeper you will find five different statistics: Acquired, Cleared, Flags, Mines and Accuracy. First four are present while playing on-line. I have been asked many times what those mean, and how they work.
Here you can read all there is about them.
Every time you click a square near the border of your playing area, it will be extended by small amount of squares. Those light-gray squares are the "claimed" ones - they are part of your game, and no other player can click/clear them.
Number of acquired squares represents the size of your playing field, thus the bigger the number - the "better" the game is.
This is the most basic and simple of all ranking factors. Usually, the longer you play, the bigger your game area becomes, and so this number will increase. Since you can not loose squares you claimed, the number will only increase.
The cleared squares counter shows you number of squares that have a flag or have been clicked. Such squares - from player's perspective - are "safe" or "clear".
Since you have to claim a square - and some around it - before you can clear a square, the cleared counter will always be lower then the claimed squares. The difference between those two will tell you if a player actually solves the game area - flags mines and clicks on squares, or if it just tries to uncover as much as He can without taking risk.
This is the second of the three important ranking factors.
This counter is simply the amount of flags you have put onto the board.
This number shows you how many mines are present on your game area. Contrary to classic minesweeper, this counter will increase, as your playing field gets bigger.
This one is tricky, for more then one reason, so I suggest you slow down here.
The accuracy value shows you how many squares have been correctly identified. Correctly identified square, is one that have either been flagged or clicked.
This is the third of all the game ranking factors.
Get on-line, get playing!
Now, that you know what those numbers mean, and you are on-line - since you are reading it, right? - go play the MMO Minesweeper!
And when you - finally - finish your game, check your stats and see the rankings as well!