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Author Topic: Current Ranking Levels & Such
Ishamael
Throne of Decay
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posted 18 September 2004 10:33 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I've only created the first house for each alignment, and the 12 attendant rankings. I welcome suggestions for house names, rank names, and changes to existing stuff. I have some things in mind (specifically house names) but I'm especially open to rank suggestions.


Divinity
House Serenity

Points, Title (Male/Female)
1 Initiate
500 Squire/Disciple
900 Shield
1500 Lance
2100 Third Sword/Third Spear
2900 Second Sword/Second Spear
3600 First Sword/First Spear
4500 Voice of Peace
5500 Sentinel
6600 Paladin/Paladyne
8500 Lord Tranquility/Lady Tranquility
12000 Lord of the Morning/Lady of the Morning (that uh, sounds a bit risque... hmmm)


Inqiuity
House Decay

Points, Title (Male/Female)
1 Maggot
500 Disciple
900 Acolyte
1500 Scourge
2100 Low Cerebrate/Low Cerebrayde
2900 Cerebrate/Cerebrayde
3600 High Cerebrate/High Cerebrayde
4500 Agent of Infection
5500 Plague Knight
6600 Revenant/Revenayde
8500 Lord Contagion / Lady Contagion
12000 Lord of Flies / Lady of Flies



Unaligned
House Element

Points, Title (Male/Female)
1 Supplicant
500 Unbound Nomad
900 Water Sprite/Water Spryte
1500 Earth Golem
2100 Fire Ifrijt
2900 Wind Spirit
3600 Fist of Thunder / Kiss of Thunder
4500 First of Lightning / Kiss of Lightning
5500 Fist of Flame / Kiss of Flame
6600 Fist of Earth / Kiss of Earth
8500 Lord Union / Lady Union
12000 Lord of Elements / Lady of Elements




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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 19 September 2004 02:58 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I think the points value of each rank should be much higher, or you'll have have dozens of users with the top rank within few months.
Especially, when i think a real book review or art submitted should be granted more points than the average post on a board.
That being said, i think the reviews and art should go through someone, high levels users, moderators or staff, to be approved.

And... what are the houses for? How do they work?

edited by Antacid on September 19th, 2004


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 19 September 2004 03:25 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Oh, and here are a few suggestions for my unaligned alignment.

House of Humanity - from the foot soldier to the conqueror, humans, the great neutral race of all fantasy worlds.

House of Red/Grey/Choose-other-color-that-signifies-neutral-mages-in-fantasy Magic. From the Novice through the Apprentice to the Archmage.
Obviously the Houses of Black and White magic can be in the two other alignments.

House of Nature - Various neutral creatures of the wild, from the Mouse through the Wolf to the Gryphon or some neutral Dragon. Druids can be added.

Well, that's all for now, more later.







"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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mashiara
Paladyne
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posted 19 September 2004 09:23 AM      $post_id   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Um.. Ishy? not that this is of such great importance, but if the Female version of Squire is Disciple, how come I'm a Squire all of a sudden? I could have sworn I put down my gender correctly.. that would be hard to mess up.


It is not enough to conquer;
one must learn to seduce.
Voltaire


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Ishamael
Throne of Decay
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posted 19 September 2004 10:05 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
right, I typed that out from the ones I put in the database. Disciple for divinity was wrong, as that should be just for iniquity. I changed it after I typed it. Don't worry, it has you as female ;)
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Ishamael
Throne of Decay
LVL: 777

posted 19 September 2004 10:06 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
About the point value, this is just the first house
Once you get past 12000 points, it'll enter the second house, which will range from like, 18000 to something, and then the third and so on. there will be about 50-75 ranks per alignment, with a geometric point progression.

Good suggestions btw, I especially like 'Humanity', we'll definitly add to alignment

edited by Ishamael on September 19th, 2004

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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
LVL: 696

posted 19 September 2004 03:27 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Ah, so that's how the houses work.

Well, i hope the high levels will be really hard to get to.





"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Drizzt Do'Urden
Lord Tranquility
LVL: 701

posted 19 September 2004 04:47 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
quote ::

[originally posted by Ishamael]:
with a geometric point progression.





I make a new vow, one weighed in experience and proclaimed with my eyes open: I will not raise my scimitars except in defense: in defense of my principles, of my life, or of others who cannot defend themselves. I will not do battle to further the causes of false prophets, to further the treasures of kings, or to avenge my own injured pride.


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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 19 September 2004 04:59 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
quote ::

[originally posted by Drizzt Do'Urden]:
quote ::

[originally posted by Ishamael]:
with a geometric point progression.





hmm?


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Antacid
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posted 20 September 2004 04:47 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
More suggestions:

House of Terror - the creatures of horror, the undead from skeletons through vampires to dragonliches, poltergeists, to the high rank of Tentacled Darkness (to not use Cthulhu's real name). Evil alignment.

House of Chaos - the rogues and tricksters of the fantasy world and the creatures of chaos, from imps to satyrs to Tiamat the Chaos Dragon God. Evil or Unaligned.

House of Creation - angels? mythological gods? the big guns of good.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Mordeth
Lord of Flies
LVL: 601
posted 21 September 2004 03:38 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Change house of terror to House of Death.
ranks:
Acolyte
Skeleton
Zombie
Apparition (spelling?)
Poltergeist
Vampire
Wearwolf (spelling?)
Dragonliche (whatever that is)
Demon Knight
Demon Lord (or something else cool)
Necromancer
Angel of Death (or something similar)

As for House of Creation the only Titles I could think of are:

Zealot
Deacon
Priest
Bishop
Arch Bishop (spelling on arch?)
Crusader
Angel
Arch Angel (not a clue how this is spelled)
Cherub (same here)
High Cherub (ditto)

edit: back to the top of the section you go

edited by Mordeth on September 21st, 2004


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Mordeth
Lord of Flies
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posted 21 September 2004 04:12 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
ok, the stupid edit didn't work to bump it back to the top of the forum, so this will do it...

more suggestions from me:

House of Dissension (or rebellion, opposing House of Humanity)
sorry I could only come up with seven titles here:

Outcast
Trickster
Bandit
Raider
Rogue
Mercinary
Conqueror (jacked from Humanity)

House of Humanity titles i thought of:

Slave
Servant
Peasant (or Peon)
Foot Soldier
Royal Guard
Knight
General
Duke/Duchess
King/Queen
Emperor/Empress


You only truly lose when winning becomes more important than playing.


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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 21 September 2004 06:55 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I thought about House of Death, but it sounds too cliche, so i figured let's throw in all the nightmares.

House of Creation is supposed to not have zealots and stuff, only high power creatures.

Another suggestion: House of Monstrosity - Hidras, Medusas, Minotaurs, whichever monster you want, they are here.



edited by Antacid on September 22nd, 2004


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 23 September 2004 03:29 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
One more:

House of Torment - Demons, Devils, Fiends, Succubus, Dominatrix, Slave Traders, whatever, it's all in the house of torment. maybe top rank as our beloved Lucifer, Son of Dawn, The Lightbringer.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Mordeth
Lord of Flies
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posted 23 September 2004 11:20 AM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
ok, since you didn't like house of death, how about House of Ruin? not too cliche, it works with the titles on the list, and it sounds good. also House of Torment sounds good to me, but if you put demons in there we have to come up with two new titles for the House of Death/Ruin/or whatever we decide to call it.

as for house of monstrosity:

Hydra
Chimera
Minotaur
Odin/Medusa
Ifrit(Efreet or however you want to spell it)/Shiva
Bahamut
Leviathan


edited by Mordeth on September 23rd, 2004


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Antacid
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posted 23 September 2004 04:28 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well, the point in the House of Terror was to avoid having a house for undead only... that's why it's not House of Death, it wasn't the name that was the cliche, that's why i added other creatures of horror, it's just that undead fill most of the roles of the scary creatures in movies and stuff, if you can find out enough other creatures that fit the stereotype, you can throw out the undead for all i care.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Mordeth
Lord of Flies
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posted 23 September 2004 04:42 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
oh, it was the undead part that I liked about it, either way the only name I really would be bent about losing is Necromancer, and we could throw that into another group, i do however prefer the name house of Ruin over House of Terror. So I will look around and see if I can't come up with a few good titles to replace the undead ones


You only truly lose when winning becomes more important than playing.


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Ishamael
Throne of Decay
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posted 23 September 2004 07:21 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I'm a big fan of 'House Ruin', we'll definitely include that one. We'll throw together some proposals based on these suggestions, and see if we can agree on a good fit. Keep em coming...

Ish

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Antacid
Fist of Lightning
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posted 24 September 2004 03:52 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
If my suggestion for House of Creation for the top house of good is accepted, it can be countered with the House of Apocalypse as the top house of evil.
Good creates, Evil ends.
The ranks would depend upon what you put in House of Creation, if it's angels, you'd have to put demons in House of Apocalypse, if it's various mythological gods of good, the gods of evil and destruction will have to go into the House of Apocalypse.
Anyway, more suggestions.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Mordeth
Lord of Flies
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posted 24 September 2004 01:26 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I am all for that one.... maybe we could use the four horse riders for house Apocolypse....


You only truly lose when winning becomes more important than playing.


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