The Second Apocalypse

General => News/Announcements => Topic started by: Madness on August 30, 2013, 11:04:21 pm

Title: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on August 30, 2013, 11:04:21 pm
EDIT:
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Current ranking system is as follows (as of 2014):

Emwama (0)
Suthenti (Caste-Menial) (25)
Momurai (Caste-Apparati) (75)
Kijneta (Caste-Noble) (150)
Great Name (300)
Old Name (500)
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Wilshire finally prompted me to figure out how the forum ranks work.

Currently they are:

Newbie
Jr. Member
Full Member
Sr. Member
Hero Member

I'd appreciate suggestions before I change them to something content specific. I also think I can probably expand beyond only five categories. Remember, these are related to specific milestone post counts.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Baztek on August 30, 2013, 11:11:51 pm
Emwama
Caste-Menial
Caste-Noble
Great Name
Old Name

Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on August 31, 2013, 02:14:40 am
Recruit
Schoolman
Sorcerer of the Rank
War Cant Master
Quorum Leader

edit
If there is a character cap that probably wont work. Kind of wordy.
There is not a character cap.

I like Baztek's as well.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: locke on August 31, 2013, 02:34:34 am
Sranc
Human
Bashrag
Cunuroi
Dunyain


(also the mod of mods should have the title, The Ban Hammer)
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on August 31, 2013, 02:41:34 am
(also the mod of mods should have the title, The Ban Hammer)

Its almost like magic... How about Schoolman?  ;)
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Kellais on August 31, 2013, 12:59:00 pm
Cnaiür
Akka
Esmi
Kellhus
No God

WHAT?!  ;D

I like the ones Baztek suggested the best so far...closely followed by those of Wilshire. I don't think i like locke's idea (sorry mate, nothing personal  ;) ).
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on August 31, 2013, 01:04:43 pm
I'm still curious as to why Baztek choose Emwama.

Also, locke, Wilshire has Enshoiya for making the trip to the Ch. 3 reading. However, should he want The Ban Hammer... it can be done.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Meyna on August 31, 2013, 01:47:25 pm
The Ban Hammer

Or "Battlemaster"  :D
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on August 31, 2013, 02:33:24 pm
I'm still curious as to why Baztek choose Emwama.

Also, locke, Wilshire has Enshoiya for making the trip to the Ch. 3 reading. However, should he want The Ban Hammer... it can be done.
I think locke meant in place of "Global Moderator" or "Administrator"
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Baztek on August 31, 2013, 08:02:41 pm
Well, emwamwa were slaves, right? So they'd be at the bottom of the totem pole. And it's better than the word "slave" under every newbie's name.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on August 31, 2013, 11:44:10 pm
Hm. Good logic. It's suggested that the Emwama go extinct though. Halaroi would be the root of humankind then. My only addendum.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 01, 2013, 12:09:24 am
Hm. Good logic. It's suggested that the Emwama go extinct though. Halaroi would be the root of humankind then. My only addendum.

I forget which is which.

The Emwama were the nonman slaves and Halaroi were who?
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Garet Jax on September 01, 2013, 12:44:36 am
Terry Goodkind
Peter Brett
George Martin
Terry Brooks
Raymond Feist
Orson Scott Card
Robert Jordon
R. Scott Bakker
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Callan S. on September 01, 2013, 08:33:01 am
Darkness That Comes Before
Warrior Prophet
Thousandfold Thought
Unholy Consult
???
Profit!
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Kellais on September 01, 2013, 11:31:47 am
Terry Goodkind
.
.
.

I'm sorry, but i'd quit this forum in a nano-second if you'd tack this title on me ...  :P ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 01, 2013, 02:03:24 pm
I forget which is which.

The Emwama were the nonman slaves and Halaroi were who?

Basically, Emwama are indigenous Earwaen, Halaroi are Eannaen (Five Tribes).
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 01, 2013, 04:10:49 pm
Ah ok, I got the two confused.
I like Emwama for that list, since it shows new people as other until they participate.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 02, 2013, 01:54:14 pm
Ruthless ;).
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 04, 2013, 01:15:18 pm
Added a poll. Feel free to add your suggestions and I'll add you to the poll. Polling time will be a reflection of voter participation. Reform to come in the future.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 04, 2013, 04:59:46 pm
Ruthless ;).
Always :). Though it is a fitting name for all the spam-sranc that are held at bay.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Kellais on September 04, 2013, 06:04:24 pm
lol...awesome. To be honest, Madness, my suggestion was meant as a joke  ;)
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 04, 2013, 06:07:08 pm
lol...awesome. To be honest, Madness, my suggestion was meant as a joke  ;)
Nah it deserved to be on the list.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 04, 2013, 06:11:13 pm
Darkness That Comes Before
Warrior Prophet
Thousandfold Thought
Unholy Consult
???
Profit!
;D thought this was funny
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 09, 2013, 05:20:55 pm
Currently the ranks go as follows in regards to number of posts:
0
50
100
250
500

I was thinking that it might be a good idea to either lower the 50 down to 25, or else insert another rank that goes from 25 to 50.
Thoughts?
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Royce on September 09, 2013, 07:30:48 pm
JR MEMBER!!! Amazing feeling ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 09, 2013, 08:57:24 pm
JR MEMBER!!! Amazing feeling ;D
Aw yeah! Movin on up in the world


I know no one does, but I'll go ahead and ask any way:
Anyone got a tiny picture of a chorae that could be used in place of the yellow squares that currently represent rank? That would be sweet.
(I always kind of picture them as marble sized, and covered in the weird writing that is found on the covers of some of the older books)
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Somnambulist on September 09, 2013, 10:19:19 pm
How's this?  :)  Not the script from the books, cuz I didn't have that much time, but...

Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 09, 2013, 10:31:51 pm
Wow that is amazing, though I may have spoken too soon. I don't know if custom pictures can be used or if it has to be from some pre-selected list.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Baztek on September 09, 2013, 11:58:15 pm
Damn dude that's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Somnambulist on September 10, 2013, 04:29:00 am
Thanks, guys.  Got the itch, so I took a little time and made a better one.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Callan S. on September 10, 2013, 09:37:13 am
That's the thing - with tiny lines of tiny writing (kind of like how a uni bomber writes!) - until the ball almost seems like it's made of nitpicking little words of doubt.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 10, 2013, 12:38:46 pm
Beautiful, Somnambulist.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Kellais on September 10, 2013, 01:22:43 pm
Cool! Now i really hope you Admins can change the yellow squares into these beautiful deadly things!

Added benefit is that no magical hacker will ever be able to harm us....  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Royce on September 10, 2013, 06:28:10 pm
Very nice,Somnambulist :)
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 11, 2013, 04:01:15 pm
Anyone got a tiny picture of a chorae that could be used in place of the yellow squares that currently represent rank? That would be sweet.
(I always kind of picture them as marble sized, and covered in the weird writing that is found on the covers of some of the older books)

Done. But if Somnambulist feels like editing the background at anytime to match the palate of the site, I would appreciate.

EDIT: Actually impossible as the background varies from post to post. That whiteness bothers me...
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 11, 2013, 04:06:52 pm
Nice, some people might not be able to tell what it is but I think that its better than the squares.

Might be really easy to edit if you want to. Just open up the file in paint and change the background color with the fill tool. If paint does the whole picture, grab the circle tool and place a thin black circle around the chorae and then fill, it should create a barrier. I'll do it later tonight if no one minds.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 11, 2013, 04:13:18 pm
Just post the edited version in this thread as an attachment and then I'll reupload it to our server - unless, of course, I get to it first ;).
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Somnambulist on September 11, 2013, 04:56:27 pm
Will this png work?  It should have a transparent background.  What's the pixel size of the icon you need?  Maybe I can fiddle this to show more detail.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 11, 2013, 05:27:22 pm
Oh i totally missed that you made that more detailed one. Seriously awesome.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 11, 2013, 05:45:46 pm
Will this png work?  It should have a transparent background.  What's the pixel size of the icon you need?  Maybe I can fiddle this to show more detail.

You make me happy. I can't tell you how much that white border annoyed me.

15x15: Good luck with that ;).
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Royce on September 11, 2013, 07:07:30 pm
My chorae looks nice,great job :D
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 11, 2013, 07:09:29 pm
We could be mean and just leave off the chorae completely for the bottom rank lol
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Somnambulist on September 11, 2013, 07:20:57 pm
So, I don't know if this looks 'more' like a chorae or not.  Quite challenging to get any detail that small and not just look muddled.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 11, 2013, 07:33:27 pm
Yeah when you can count the individual pixals like that it will be hard to do anything useful.

My only suggestion would be to put just 1 big "letter"/symbol onto it. That way at least you could tell that there was something there? But then it just looks like a circle with a random symbol in it... I wouldn't worry about it. I think it looks good as it is.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Somnambulist on September 11, 2013, 07:56:08 pm
I agree.  So, with that in mind, here's my (probably) last offering, with a single symbol in the middle as you suggested.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Callan S. on September 12, 2013, 10:52:57 am
Will this png work?  It should have a transparent background.  What's the pixel size of the icon you need?  Maybe I can fiddle this to show more detail.

You make me happy. I can't tell you how much that white border annoyed me.

15x15: Good luck with that ;).
System wont accept anything larger? Seems odd?

Edit: Must...resist...impractical to implement...idea that if were gunna have symbols on each, the first should have an S like symbol, the next an N like symbol, the next an A like symbol, then an F...you can see where I'm going...
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 17, 2013, 03:22:35 pm
So here we are, 18 days later. Looks like 5 votes is all we are going to get. Glad to see that I got a vote :D, but Baztek is the clear favorite.

About time to wrap this up for now?

Maybe we could throw this into the News/Announcements and leave it open to vote. Put in the title [Please vote, Poll remains open] or some such.

Next on the list:
Should we change the post requirements or keep them the same?
Also, if we do go with Baztek's list, anyone have suggestions for additional groups or modifications (sorry to bastardize your hard work :P)?
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 17, 2013, 03:50:33 pm
I hold for the five categories for the moment and I think Baztek's list is fine.

My only suggested addendum to the count would be:
0
25
100
250
500

Otherwise, I like the gaps and the counts - but, of course, I leave it to the Quorum.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 17, 2013, 05:21:20 pm
I also think there should be something at 25. Since I can't think of another name to add either below Emwama or between Emwama and Caste-Menial, I suppose lowering 50 to 25 seems like a good idea....

EDIT
Wait, isn't there a "merchant" cast that is somewhere between Menial and Noble? Then we could do this:

0 - Emwama
25 - Caste-Menial
75 - Caste-Merchant
150 - Caste-Noble
250 - Great Name
500 - Old Name

That way you preserve the separation and you add a progressive +25 to each rank, so that its +25, +50, +75, +100 ... until 500 but whatever.
My brain likes that pattern :) so this is my vote.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 17, 2013, 05:29:04 pm
There are actual words for the castes in TDTCB somewhere. When I get home I shall peruse.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 18, 2013, 05:15:10 pm
So my revised suggestions for Baztek's list (minus brackets) and Wilshire's numbers:

Emwama (0)
Suthenti (Caste-Menial) (25)
Momurai (Caste-Apparati) (75)
Kijneta (Caste-Noble) (150)
Great Name (300)
Old Name (500)

There is also Nahat (Caste-Priest) but I don't know if that is necessary for our social ladder...

Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 18, 2013, 05:47:02 pm
Caste-Apparati?

I never remember reading those names at all. Is that something only mentioned in TDTCB or is it something I forgot?
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Madness on September 18, 2013, 05:51:24 pm
TDTCB and TWP during Esmenet POVs and TTT Glossary.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 18, 2013, 08:09:37 pm
Why does the damn whore speak more properly than anyone else? Sick of it.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Baztek on September 21, 2013, 06:34:48 am
Aw shit, it's in. Thanks for the votes guys.
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: geoint on October 21, 2014, 04:49:27 pm
Not that the current system needs to be replaced, I actually like the current ranks but I felt I had to contribute something.


Vulgar Rabble  (0) 
Man of the Tusk  (25)
Shrial Knight  (75)
Eothic Guard  (150)
Hundred Pillars  (250)
Faceless One  (500)


I know this list isn't exactly logical since skin spies aren't on the same side but I decided to just do it based on 'ability to kick ass in combat'.  I also tried to avoid troop types specific to one nation, but my guess is the Nansur (Ketyai) will be the most widely represented in the Shrial Knights but since all of the Eothic Guard in TAE are Norsirai I felt that balanced them out.


**If I have remembered anything incorrectly, please let me know but dont make me feel too dumb lol   :P
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: MrGanondorf on October 21, 2014, 10:58:51 pm
I got one!

Sranc - 0
Bashrag - 25
Wracu - 75
Mangaecca - 150
Inchoroi - 250
Consult - 500

00ps, forgot skinspies


or

The Many - 0
The Few - 25
Adept - 75
Sorcerer/Sorceress - 150
War Cant Master - 250
and then i don't know what

rank by school?

Mysunsai - 0
Imperial Saik - 25
Scarlet Spires - 75
Cishaurim - 150
Gnostic - 250
Quya - 500

rank by cult?
rank by the herd, the bitten, and the captain's circle?
rank by degree of holy animal?
change the asterix thing to swazond?
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Simas Polchias on September 18, 2015, 12:01:46 pm
Girls & guys, how do I ascend my "Consult Fanboy" line from Personal Text to the, ahem, higher place right under the nick? It seems a proper place to ask. :3
Title: Re: Forum Ranks
Post by: Wilshire on September 18, 2015, 02:36:11 pm
Girls & guys, how do I ascend my "Consult Fanboy" line from Personal Text to the, ahem, higher place right under the nick? It seems a proper place to ask. :3
The vaunted 'custom forum title slot'. We started giving anyone over 50 posts the opportunity to have one. Bother Madness about it and he'll help you out.