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IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« on: 29 January 2011, 01:15:01 »
How about an option to select an IS or Clan rank system for your post count?

Clan could be something like

1-49 - Cadet
51-100 - Mechwarrior
100-249 - Star Commander
250-499 - Star Captain
500-999 - Star Colonel
100-2499 - Galaxy Commander
2500-4999 - SaKhan
5000+ - Khan

Could this be done and/or would anyone be interested in this?
« Last Edit: 29 January 2011, 01:18:46 by target_destroyed »
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #1 on: 29 January 2011, 02:36:22 »
We'd have a lot of Khans running around in short order. I was a Lt. Colonel Pre-Crash, and that's like 12k posts.
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #2 on: 29 January 2011, 02:52:30 »
IIRC,it gets brought up a lot. and usually gets shot down for one reason or another, so I'm going to be preemptive and say, "No."
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #3 on: 29 January 2011, 10:34:47 »
We'd have a lot of Khans running around in short order. I was a Lt. Colonel Pre-Crash, and that's like 12k posts.
Well the post count brackets could be spread out further. Obviously there aren't a whole lot of ranks in the Clan hierarchy. I figured it might have been discussed to death (I'm new here), but thought I'd mention it anyway.
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #4 on: 29 January 2011, 18:08:45 »
I would be fully behind this, actually.  Even if it was just for kicks.
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #5 on: 29 January 2011, 18:16:32 »
We'd have a lot of Khans running around in short order. I was a Lt. Colonel Pre-Crash, and that's like 12k posts.

The Clan ranks do relate to the Inner Sphere ranks.  In the case that there are more I.S ranks than there are Clan, a Clan rank could be simply used twice (Star Commander for both Sergeant and Master Sergeant for example)

I suspect the issue is more with the forum itself, however, and probably doesn't allow for two separate ranking systems.

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #6 on: 29 January 2011, 19:29:52 »
Or we could use something like:

0-50 Cadet
51-250 MechWarrior
251-1250 Star Commander
1251-3125 Star Captain
3126-7820 Star Colonel
7821-19550 Galaxy Commander
19551-48875 Khan (or saKhan or whatever).

Or something like that.  Of course, assuming it's even possible to have more than one rank ladder on the boards.
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #7 on: 29 January 2011, 20:31:20 »
Of course, assuming it's even possible to have more than one rank ladder on the boards.

My guess is that it is not. It is just a SMF board after all.


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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #8 on: 10 February 2011, 22:57:35 »
If you wanted to use a Clan structure try this to spread it out.

Laborer Caste
Technician Caste
Merchant Caste
Scientist Caste
Warrior Caste
Aerowarrior
Point Commander
Mechwarrior
Star Commander
Star Captain
Star Colonel
Galaxy Commander
Loremaster
SaKhan
Khan



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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #9 on: 11 February 2011, 00:29:15 »
Problem with clan ranks is 90% of the masses should NEVER go any higher than Warrior -- since at about the 2,000 post mark they should "die" and be forced to make a new account.

... since 20% of the entire warrior caste should die yearly for the sibko turnover rates...

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #10 on: 12 February 2011, 20:48:11 »
Problem with clan ranks is 90% of the masses should NEVER go any higher than Warrior -- since at about the 2,000 post mark they should "die" and be forced to make a new account.
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #11 on: 12 February 2011, 21:18:53 »
Problem with clan ranks is 90% of the masses should NEVER go any higher than Warrior -- since at about the 2,000 post mark they should "die" and be forced to make a new account.

... since 20% of the entire warrior caste should die yearly for the sibko turnover rates...

"We are but mayflies compared to you."

In that case, Wombat would have to have a new account every three months.....Wombat 4: the Reckoning??  :o

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #12 on: 13 February 2011, 02:04:19 »
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #13 on: 13 February 2011, 04:15:36 »
I like the idea
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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #14 on: 13 February 2011, 17:30:52 »
Problem with clan ranks is 90% of the masses should NEVER go any higher than Warrior -- since at about the 2,000 post mark they should "die" and be forced to make a new account.

... since 20% of the entire warrior caste should die yearly for the sibko turnover rates...

"We are but mayflies compared to you."
I've been to some boards where they only let your posts go up in number if they are on the main discussion boards... things like our mechwarrior hall don't count, which would reflect quite a bit on some of us.   :D

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #15 on: 13 February 2011, 17:49:04 »
Problem with clan ranks is 90% of the masses should NEVER go any higher than Warrior -- since at about the 2,000 post mark they should "die" and be forced to make a new account.

... since 20% of the entire warrior caste should die yearly for the sibko turnover rates...

"We are but mayflies compared to you."

Hmmm ... maybe any Clan members should be forced to "fight" yearly Trials of Position ... five go in, four come out, and the post count of the loser is distributed to the four survivors? I'm sure MegaMek could handle something like that  ;D

By the way, if we go Inner Sphere ranks, bags I looking after the House Steiner members. LCAF commissions would be able to be attained by buying blocks of post-count, something like 5c/post ...  :D

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #16 on: 13 February 2011, 18:32:40 »
Hmmm ... maybe any Clan members should be forced to "fight" yearly Trials of Position ... five go in, four come out, and the post count of the loser is distributed to the four survivors? I'm sure MegaMek could handle something like that  ;D

By the way, if we go Inner Sphere ranks, bags I looking after the House Steiner members. LCAF commissions would be able to be attained by buying blocks of post-count, something like 5c/post ...  :D

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #17 on: 13 February 2011, 21:37:40 »
I'm a Ghu-fearing married man, I can't cash what the Canopians are offering ...

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Re: IS/Clan ranks option for post count?
« Reply #18 on: 14 February 2011, 00:39:39 »
Hey, there are "Ghu-fearing married men" in the Magistracy.

We just don't see them because of stereotypes.
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