From what I could understand of the sticky it only shows characters who have had a realm first?
Perhaps the sticky could make it clear what gets characters on the list at the start to stop people getting concerned?
Yes, it's based off of shard first discoveries. If your character isn't on the list, it either made a disco after Trion's last release or has never disco'd anything (which is where mine is!).
Attempted to clarify that in the OP of the "leaderboards feedback" thread as well now. Edited, Apr 26th 2011 8:20am by Cyliena