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Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by Devor, May 15, 2019.

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  1. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Greetings Scribes!

    After a great deal of discussion, Black DragonBlack Dragon has asked me to collect community input on proposed changes to the title system displayed underneath each person's avatar.

    The Rankings System right now is here:

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    The current new brainstorm of this system is below:

    1- Acolyte
    2- Dreamer
    3- Scribbler

    4- Lore Keeper
    5- Sage
    6- Maester

    7- Inkling
    8- Archmage
    9- Auror

    10- Dark Lord
    11- Inkmancer
    12- Istari

    13- Myth Weaver

    What do all of you think? Are there any jarring inclusions, glaring omissions, or great proposals you'd like to suggest? Overall are you onboard with this proposal, or would you keep the current list, or would you rather see something altogether different?

    Let us know!
     
  2. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    My only note would be that the titles are gender neutral [or look like they are] save for Dark Lord.
    Other than that, I don't have strong feelings either way.
     
  3. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I'd be interested to hear if any of our female members think it's important in this instance. The new list is a little more gender neutral than the first one, which included Journeyman and multiples uses of both Master and Lord. To be honest that wasn't something we were actively thinking about. I think the goal was to be less generic and show more personality with the rankings.
     
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  4. pmmg

    pmmg Auror

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    I am indifferent. I don't know what they are now. I would be okay with losing Dark Lord, as I don't really see myself as a dark lord, but whatever...

    I want to be Fiery Keeper of the Hat. Who do I kill to get...I mean, how do I get that one?
     
  5. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    You'll have to get your own hat. :cautious:
     
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  6. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I'm just going to bump this. Come on, we can do the crowd-sourcing thing, right?
     
  7. Firefly

    Firefly Troubadour

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    As a female, I feel totally fine being a Dark Lord. That might be my favorite one, actually.

    I think I prefer the old/current set of titles for the most part, they feel more like they build on each other, but I do like Sage and Archmage. The only one I might change is Mythic Scribe, it seems a bit underwhelming compared to the ones leading up to it seeing as everyone's sort of already a scribe.

    Do what you like though :) You guys are the ones in charge.
     
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  8. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Thanks Firefly. :)

    And you make a good point for the current list. The progression is pretty clear and straight forward. But most of the time you don't view it as a list. People just spend months with the title "Master" or "Mystagogue." I know it's not the most exciting change in the world, but hopefully we can add a touch more personality to them.
     
  9. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I'm gonna be "that guy" and point out that Istari is the plural form of Istar. Doesn't make sense to have one title plural if the rest aren't. ^^
     
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  10. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    1- Acolyte
    2- Dreamer
    3- Scribbler

    4-Troubador
    5- Minstrel
    6- Maester

    7-Lore Keeper
    8- Sage
    9- Savant

    10- Inkweaver
    11- Inkmancer
    12- Ink Lord

    13- Myth Weaver
    14- Myth Forger
    15- Myth Lord (or Myth Master)
     
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  11. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    AnkariAnkari, I could see using Troubadour and Minstrel. I really don't like Savant. As a Game of Thrones reference, Maester would be higher. Inkling was a reference to the Tolkein and C.S. Lewis group; I personally could do without the other ink-references, including Inkmancer, which was on the list I had posted. Also keeping Dark Lord and Istar(i) is about holding some continuity with the old list.

    What about:

    1 - Acolyte
    2 - Dreamer
    3 - Scribbler

    4 - Minstrel
    5 - Troubadour
    6 - Sage

    7 - Inkling
    8 - Maester
    9 - Archmage

    10 - Auror
    11 - Dark Lord
    12 - Istar

    13- Myth Weaver

    This cuts Lore Keeper and Inkmancer from the OP to make room for Troubadour and Minstrel, which hopefully does more to offer that sense of advancement early on.
     
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  12. Works for me.
     
  13. pmmg

    pmmg Auror

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    I think 'Mythic Scribe' should be 'That guy'...
     
  14. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts thus far. Please keep the feedback coming.

    We will close this discussion on Tuesday, May 21. So if you have an opinion on this potential change, please let us know before then.
     
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  15. Wait, I want one change, specific to me, there must be a level called Devor's Bane.
     
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  16. Tom

    Tom Istar

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    As long as we keep Istar, my favorite rank on the list...I also really do like the idea of an Inkling rank.
     
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  17. Black dragon and devor like this. I can only unreasonably assume that means we’re getting a devor’s bane rank. You can shower me with gifts now.
     
  18. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I am secretly in the works to have Black Dragon just rename your account again.
     
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  19. It better be Devor's Bane. Because then I will totally have Bane as my profile pic.
     
  20. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I believe the name I suggested was "Keeper of the P Rune."
     
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