Using Guild Points for Titles

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Makkah
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Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Makkah » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:47 pm

Was talking to a fellow mercenary earlier when an idea hit me: perhaps we could use the mercenary guild points as thresholds to earn titles.

Private, Major, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Colonel, Officer, General, etc.

Just a neat little perk and motivation I got.

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Re: Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Blitz » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:27 am

My biggest concern with this would be that before long, half of all the active mercenaries would be Generals.

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Re: Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Gruff » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:48 am

All three of them?

Seriously, I think these titles could be fun for Mercs, Templar, etc...
But that is a large undertaking and obviously we're talking TON's of guild tasks...TONS! Years worth to become the top ranks.

Plus, if you're spending the points to add the title, it would take a LONG time to get new titles, and it would be at the expense of abilities, etc.

Basically making it a source of motivation for AFTER they've mastered all their skills.

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Re: Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Jaster » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:39 am

Are we talking guild points as in promotion points, or recognition points?

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Re: Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Makkah » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:18 am

I was talking recognition points. Fittingly. And yes, a ton would be needed.

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Re: Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Alexander » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:01 pm

If these titles are to be seen IC, it would be good to have some sort of badge or other indication to explain how others would know the mercenary's title. These titles do seem somewhat off to me for mecenaries, however. I always imagine mercenaries working individually, and even competitively at times, while these titles give me the impression of soldiers working as groups in unity. It seems too militaristically rigid, where I have always considered mercenaries to be a looser organization of independent fighters, all working for their own reasons. That is just my impression; I could be way off.
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Re: Using Guild Points for Titles

Post by Gruff » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:01 pm

I kid of agree with Alex.

However, bounty hunter or sellsword titles could be fun, something along those lines.

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