Knowing the rank of fellow guildmembers

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Knowing the rank of fellow guildmembers

Postby Crispus » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:14 pm

When people are in as tight a society as a guild, there is no way to hide one's rank; in fact, it is obvious.

I think that when you PROFILE a person, you should be able to see their rank if they are in the same guild as you are.

Or to role-play it, there should be a ROLL Book in one of the rooms of your guild's special hall, and when you READ ROLL you see a list of all member characters and their ranks.

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Postby Nootau » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:21 pm

There is an issue with that, not everyone is planning to be well known even within their own organization, also, guild ranks does not equate to strength or importance to the guild. There needs to be a distinction between what different ranks even mean other than how many abilities are known, before they really tell you very much.
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Postby Skjotur » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:37 pm

I think this should be optional. Like if I were in the Guild of Thieves or Claw of Shar I wouldn't want my name and rank on a public roster that someone could potentially use against me.

An OOC option with the PROFILE command would be good, but I don't see any reason for someone to automatically know your rank IC just by being in the same guild. Maybe badges or something could be used to communicate this on an IC level, if you wanted it to be known to people just by looking at you. It would also be a way for people to show off, for those who enjoy things like that. It could differ per guild, not everyone would have a badge per se. Just an example.

Ideas:

Dwaedn Wyr: Tattoos or marked totems.
Guild of Thieves: Secret hand symbols, I doubt they'd wear anything that could publicly identify them as thieves.
Elemancers: Sigils or something worn on their robes.
Mercenaries: A badge or stripes or something similar to military.
Templar: Similar to mercenaries.
Monks: Can't think of anything, seems a little prideful for monks to show off their rank anyway.

I'm not at my most creative tonight, sorry. That's all I got.
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Postby Acarin » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:07 pm

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