I really wish they wouldn't call it 'bonus' .. there is nothing bonus about it...
It actually IS a bonus.
Say you hit the cap for SP.
If you continue to kill mobs that would have given SP, but now give bonus SP instead, that contributes to how much SP it will take to reach the SP cap once the cap is reset that week.
Bonus SP increases your SP cap for the next SP cap reset, in other words.
For example: You reached the SP cap this week after 12,000 SP. (made up numbers - I do not know the true cap)
You acquire 12,000 bonus SP after reaching the cap, and then the cap is reset for the week.
You will now have 12,000 extra SP added to your new reset cap for the week - meaning it will take 24,000 SP before you begin gaining bonus SP.
However, any gain of bonus SP in the new week will only add the bonus SP to the original cap SP limit the next week - it is not added to the 24,000 SP cap you had this week.
Week 1: SP Cap is 12,000 SP ~~ Got 12,000 Bonus SP after reaching the SP Cap this week.
Week 2: SP Cap is 12,000 SP + 12,000 Bonus SP added from last week ~~ Did not reach the SP Cap this week.
Week 3: SP Cap is 12,000 SP (since I did not get any Bonus SP last week) ~~ got 3,000 Bonus SP after reaching the SP Cap this week.
Week 4: SP Cap is 12,000 + 3,000 Bonus SP added from last week ~~ Did not reach the SP Cap this week.
Week 5: SP Cap is 12,000 SP (since I did not get any Bonus SP last week) ~~ Got 10,000 Bonus SP after reaching the SP Cap this week.
(again, made up numbers to explain the cap feature since I do not know the true cap numbers)
I hope this make sense or if it does not, someone else can help me explain it better! Edited, Dec 28th 2010 9:22am by Gopi