TOPIC: credits

Players' (non-regulators) total credits are kept track of as a counter towards
becoming a regulator.  Currently, 5000 credits are required in order to reach
regulator status.

Upon reaching regulator status, total credits are no longer displayed; however,
a "level" is displayed.  Every 300 credits you gain as a regulator increases
your level by 1.  However, this level is just a status symbol and affords no
benefit to the regulator.

After becoming a regulator, one can choose to obtain a "developer" character as
well.  Developers have the ability to add new areas and objects to the game (at
administrators' discretion, of course).