Downloading the episodes (2-7) is illegal since the free offer has been discontinued. So downloading any additional episodes from sites like gamespot is illegal. But if you're downloading from this site, it's perfectly legal, since the first episode that they have here in the files section serves as a demo for Prophecy Gold.
The rank you get depends on how many posts you have. You have to have couple hundred posts to be a Captain, but the ranks are meaningless. They just show who should get a life.
[This message has been edited by Earthworm (edited October 11, 2000).]