it also pays to give back to the community to gain more Rep.
you earn Rep. faster this way & earn more respect from the community.
people do get down Rep. if they start noticing that others are only here to leech off of the communities generosity.
im only telling it like it is, so that you are informed.
it's not about being popular, you get a rep point every day you post on the forums, i think it's just to make sure the game goes to people who actually use the forums. Just be active an friendly and you'll fit in just right :)
Finally! You're the second Romanian I see on forums besides me. It's great to know there are loads of us here :D