ScaredyCat Thank you for the response. I guess I am still just a little confused.
If I can just explain the game I'm currently in:
I'm 4th place for Points, and the game is about to end. I am not in a coalition but every other player from the guy with the most points, to the guy in 10th place are all in coalitions. If this game ends with me not joining a coalition, will i get the 4th place gold payout, or will my payout depend on if I have more points than an entire team? Every of the 5 coalitions has more points than me when you look at their combined score, so would I get no gold?
Also the guy with the most points just so happens to be the guy leading the # coaliton as well. Would he technically get more gold if he disbanded his coalition right at the end of the game? Or would he only if he alone had more points than and entire coalition?
Maybe I can use a more elaborate example. Assuming the following situation where each of the 5 coalition has 5 players:
Coalition A with 300 points
Coalition B with 200 points
Coalition C with 150 points
Coalition D with 100 points
Coalition E with 74 points
If you have 67 points, you will be in the 4th place. Because your weighted score (67/1000 = 0.0670) is greater than coalition D's weighted score (100/1500 = 0.0667). If you have 66 points, you will be in the 5th place.
Similarly, if you have 50 points, you will be in the 5th place. If you have 49 points, you will be in the 6th place.
I am not 100% sure that I did the math correctly. The easiest way to check is to log in to the game on the computer (I cant find it on mobile) and you will see your actual rank in the top left corner.
EDIT to add the following regarding the 2nd part of your question regarding the top guy leaving the coalition:
It depends on how many points the top guy has. You have to do the math...