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#1 Dave

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:51 PM

Something I'm going to be working on:

Basically, everyone starts out as a Peasant (or something similar) until they have, say, 50 posts.

At this point, you will be given a "class" depending on which forum/s you have posted in the most. The greater the number of posts you have in that forum/s, the better the rank of your class will be (I'm planning on three or four ranks per class).
At a higher overall post count, you'll gain a secondary class based on your second most posted in forum.

For example, if your most active forum was Fan Sprites, the ranks could look like: Artist --> Architect --> Artisan --> something.



I need suggestions for "class" names and which forum/s they could be associated with, please (try to make them fit in with the FE theme). SPAM Land will probably be excluded from this. Custom, unique classes and ranks will also be a possibility =)

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

i'll think up some stuff but just atm i'd like to suggest that peasant stay a member's class until they've hit more like 100 posts. It would be a better measure of truly hanging around for a little while, and will make the resulting class selection more accurate.

Also, if spam land posts are counted, they should not have a class.

Yosh on comparing Final Fantasy characters: "Balthier would kill Tidus with a ship. WHILE smuggling 20 kilos of uncut

cocaine from Bolivia and fucking Fran on the starboard deck."

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#3 The Great Red Bear

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

Some suggestions. How many different levels should there be? I've got three.

Fanfiction:
Penman--> Scribe--> Word Smith.

Music:
Minstrel--> Composer--> Virtuoso.

Role-Play (looking at it as acting):
Understudy--> Impersonator --> Thespian.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:45 PM

good in general but using word smith is kinda biting toku.

Yosh on comparing Final Fantasy characters: "Balthier would kill Tidus with a ship. WHILE smuggling 20 kilos of uncut

cocaine from Bolivia and fucking Fran on the starboard deck."

NITRO/DURF/THUNK/LUNE/SEH/MIDIAN/DRSEXSTIX/JARLAXLE/KALEIDO/YOSHIQUACK/OMEGABLASTER/BYOXXYL

MATSUO/SMILEYTHEJOKER/MOONSTRUCKTIMBERWOLF/PETUH/GRANDSAGE/BONERSTORM/DATH/NOVEMBER


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:51 PM

Minstrel--> Composer--> Virtuoso.


That's a hell of a jump.

Maybe throw Bard, Jongleur, or Performer in there.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:20 PM

NIght Owl Perk?
Top two posting times are after 10 pm and before 4 am.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

good in general but using word smith is kinda biting toku.

Oh, nonsense. If it works, use it.

Viewing the Adventure forum as Adventure rather than roleplay, it could also function thus:
Player -> Adventurer -> Hero

And, continuing on with some additions;

Code/Mod/Hack
Tinkerer -> Technician -> Inventor

Other Works could be somewhat tricky, given its lack of specificity.

Debate Wars:
Orator -> Lecturer -> Rhetorician

New Members:
Greeter -> Welcome Party -> Guidance Counselor

Alternately, someone who shoutboxes a lot could gain some dubious title like "CAPS LOCKER".

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

Not so into Rhetorician. I'd prefer Philosopher. Sure it's not the most accurate, but I think it fits the theme as a natural progression from Orator and Lecturer.

Yosh on comparing Final Fantasy characters: "Balthier would kill Tidus with a ship. WHILE smuggling 20 kilos of uncut

cocaine from Bolivia and fucking Fran on the starboard deck."

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MATSUO/SMILEYTHEJOKER/MOONSTRUCKTIMBERWOLF/PETUH/GRANDSAGE/BONERSTORM/DATH/NOVEMBER


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

Will we get to choose our ranks or whatever, or are they just randomly assigned to us?

Also, will there be overlap ranks? Like top rank fan art/fan fic would be like, some combined title?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

the concept of ranks is that they're automatically assigned based on where we post the most. so no, we don't pick them, sir.

Yosh on comparing Final Fantasy characters: "Balthier would kill Tidus with a ship. WHILE smuggling 20 kilos of uncut

cocaine from Bolivia and fucking Fran on the starboard deck."

NITRO/DURF/THUNK/LUNE/SEH/MIDIAN/DRSEXSTIX/JARLAXLE/KALEIDO/YOSHIQUACK/OMEGABLASTER/BYOXXYL

MATSUO/SMILEYTHEJOKER/MOONSTRUCKTIMBERWOLF/PETUH/GRANDSAGE/BONERSTORM/DATH/NOVEMBER


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:31 PM

I think he means can you choose which rank actually shows up for you.

Example: "I have 100 posts in Music and in Adventure, but I'd rather have people see the Music rank. Do I have that choice?"
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:33 PM

Or, we sort of DO, in that if you want Rank X, post in forum Y more often

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:35 PM

I think in the event that someone is obsessive enough to maintain a perfectly even pace of posting in equal forums, it'd be easier for them just to post MORE in the one they want the title for. If equal, I imagine that they'll be assigned whichever one takes priority in the database.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:36 PM

good in general but using word smith is kinda biting toku.

Yeah, I know. But after scouring my mind for the best synonym for "writer," Wordsmith was the best I could come up with.
Ink Slinger came next.
But it sounds a bit out of context in an "Empire" setting.

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#15 Dave

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

Yeah, that's something that I'm not sure about. I don't want people to stop posting in a particular forum because they want to keep a rank, so I might allow you to "keep" a certain class as your primary.

Also, will there be overlap ranks? Like top rank fan art/fan fic would be like, some combined title?

Yes. This is why I kept saying forum/s in the OP.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:42 PM

"Primary", huh...

It would probably be too much trouble to combine classes, hmm? That is to say, if their top TWO forums are, say, Music and Entertainment, then their title would be "Critic" or something... or if their top two are Adventure and Music, then we could combine them into an actual strange sort of class, like "Melody Mage"-

...on second thought, that's not really sustainable for the entirety of the forums. Still, think there might be anything worth investigating in that sort of prefix-suffix structure? Like Music Mage, or Gaming Writer?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:44 PM

or, solve the whole issue by showing all fo your ranks. in other words, it would show your rank/class for every section? might take up too much room though...

Yosh on comparing Final Fantasy characters: "Balthier would kill Tidus with a ship. WHILE smuggling 20 kilos of uncut

cocaine from Bolivia and fucking Fran on the starboard deck."

NITRO/DURF/THUNK/LUNE/SEH/MIDIAN/DRSEXSTIX/JARLAXLE/KALEIDO/YOSHIQUACK/OMEGABLASTER/BYOXXYL

MATSUO/SMILEYTHEJOKER/MOONSTRUCKTIMBERWOLF/PETUH/GRANDSAGE/BONERSTORM/DATH/NOVEMBER


#18 Dave

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:45 PM

Maybe at a later point, making this basic system work properly is going to be difficult enough.

@Yosh, that would kind of defeat the purpose.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

eh, it takes away the individuality of having a particular label, but it also makes things a lot easier to code, does it not? heheh

Yosh on comparing Final Fantasy characters: "Balthier would kill Tidus with a ship. WHILE smuggling 20 kilos of uncut

cocaine from Bolivia and fucking Fran on the starboard deck."

NITRO/DURF/THUNK/LUNE/SEH/MIDIAN/DRSEXSTIX/JARLAXLE/KALEIDO/YOSHIQUACK/OMEGABLASTER/BYOXXYL

MATSUO/SMILEYTHEJOKER/MOONSTRUCKTIMBERWOLF/PETUH/GRANDSAGE/BONERSTORM/DATH/NOVEMBER


#20 Dave

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:01 PM

Not necessarily. And it'd increase the server load as well.






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