I was under the impression the enemy's rank didn't even matter.
There is a lot of confusion about how the points really get distributed and I blame NCsoft not making that a bit more clear.
May 2009 Read What They Read, See What I See
Q. How much AP do you lose when you die at 5star Lieutenant? How are you maintaining that rank
Don?t die basically. lol
After 400k I killed a 3rank soldier and only got 350 pts. If I die I lose 5,000 AP. I thought that was lame. At this state, anyone would feel extremely pressured to stay alive. Also past 3rank soldier, everyone has a bit of PvP backbone, so it starts to get a little harder.
I?m forced to resort to repetitive quests.
After 4star Lieut its probably the safest and the fastest way to go.
The way I see how it goes is like this:
If you kill somebody of the same rank than you are, points go according to this chart.
So if you are Rank 2 Soldier yourself and kill a Rank 2 Soldier, you gain 1264 points and he loses 561.
Things get different when, as a Rank 2 Soldier, you face a Rank 9 Soldier. If you kill him, you won't get full 120 points because you are higher rank than he is. On the other hand if he kills you, he'll get MORE than 1264 for the same reason. If you die you'll lose 561 points regardless who kills you.
The thing that makes this tricky is that there are alot more low rank players than high ranks. On higher levels you might not even see one of your own rank during a day - you don't have any other option than:
A) Kill lower rank players and get low amounts of AP per kill (in this situation you NEED better K/D ratio than 1:1 to even keep your current rank)
B) Farm PvE
Correct me if this isn't how it works.