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Title: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 29 February 2008 03:44 PM
A couple of people asked about our post ranking system, so here is a breakdown of the ranks:

RANKS                 POSTS NEEDED

Cadet 4th Class                     0
Cadet 3rd Class                     10
Cadet 2nd Class                     20
Cadet 1st Class                      40
Ensign                                  75
Lieutenant Junior Grade        150    
Lieutenant                          400
Lieutenant Commander         750
Commander                       1500
Captain                             2500
Commodore                      3000
Rear Admiral                      4000
Vice Admiral                      7500
Admiral                           12000
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: BLZBUB on 29 February 2008 03:47 PM
Heh heh...on "the other site", I would have been an Admiral!
 I know this bunch Zach, and you had better up the ante a little. :andorian1:
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 29 February 2008 03:48 PM
Are you serious? I thought i was being harsh!
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: BLZBUB on 29 February 2008 03:55 PM
 I was at Commander rank "over there"...and waas at 1,790 posts. I am just thinking, if you are awaiting two years ( lord forbid) for the ST:O MMO to come online, that is about the time it took me to get to 1500 posts...and I don't post that much!
 Just letting you know how it (may) go.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Falin on 29 February 2008 05:02 PM
A couple of people asked about our post ranking system, so here is a breakdown of the ranks:

RANKS                 POSTS NEEDED

Cadet 4th Class                     0
Cadet 3rd Class                     10
Cadet 2nd Class                     20
Cadet 1st Class                      40
Ensign                                  75
Lieutenant Junior Grade        150    
Lieutenant                          400
Lieutenant Commander         750
Commander                       1500
Captain                             2500
Commodore                      3000
Rear Admiral                      4000
Vice Admiral                      7500
Admiral                           12000

Agreed, a bit to easy, try:

RANKS                 POSTS NEEDED

Cadet 4th Class                     0
Cadet 3rd Class                     100
Cadet 2nd Class                     200
Cadet 1st Class                      400
Ensign                                  800
Lieutenant Junior Grade        1200
Lieutenant                          3200
Lieutenant Commander        6250
Commander                       12500
Captain                             25000
Commodore                      50000
Rear Admiral                      100000
Vice Admiral                      250000
Admiral                            500000
Ambasador                      1000000
Council member               5000000

or such :)
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 01 March 2008 01:53 AM
I will consider this. Realistically i cannot ever see anyone getting that high, and goals need to be attainable so people strive for them.....right?!
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Falin on 01 March 2008 04:12 AM
I will consider this. Realistically i cannot ever see anyone getting that high, and goals need to be attainable so people strive for them.....right?!

normally i'd agree, but with any ranking on forums, if you set to low, you get people who post just to get to the top, if you want nice ranks to award people, but keep people from just posting to post, you need to find the right balance between to low and to high. i'm sure my suggestion is somewhat to high, as i'd never expect anyone to get 5 million posts in a reasonable time. ;)
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: BLZBUB on 01 March 2008 04:28 AM
Okay, just to try and set a balance between the highs and the low's...:). I feel that the gaining of Ensign rank should come fairly quickly, however one cannot conceivably expect to reach captain rank very easily. Jon had only one (perhaps two) Captain rank posters after all the time he was online!

RANKS                POSTS NEEDED

Cadet 4th Class                     0
Cadet 3rd Class                    25
Cadet 2nd Class                    50
Cadet 1st Class                    100
Ensign                                200
Lieutenant Junior Grade          350
Lieutenant                           500
Lieutenant Commander         1,000
Commander                       1,800
Captain                             2,500
Commodore                       4,000
Rear Admiral                       6,000
Vice Admiral                      10,000
Admiral                            15,000
Fleet Admiral                     25,000

I see no need for an Ambassador or Council Member rank, but I threw in Fleet Admiral just in case. One could I suppose also inseret a Fleet Captain if one wanted to raise the bar a little more.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Starbear on 01 March 2008 09:48 AM
I gota say its fine where it is, people arn't grinding away at posting like its some game so perodical rewards are a good thing. When someone reaches the max new ranks can be made, but I think its fine where it is, very few people even at STO.net broke the 1000 mark... heck I was one I was at 980ish. I say keep it where it is and add ranks if needed, mabey you could add commidor, rear admiral, and other various "inbetween" ranks.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Falin on 01 March 2008 01:40 PM
I see no need for an Ambassador or Council Member rank

LOL, i just threw those in for fun,  :)
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Random Redshirt on 01 March 2008 05:47 PM
Ummm, no offense guys, but some of you might be putting a wee bit too much thought into this.

It's a post ranking system. Who cares how fast you hit one rank or another?

Zach, I'd say if you made a system already, it's probably all you need to do. :)
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: MrJuliano on 02 March 2008 10:49 PM
I agree with Redshirt. Post rankings are kind of a barometer for members to recognize who is a more consistent poster, and who is not. It's not really any more than that.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 04 March 2008 03:24 PM
To be honest, i want to encourage people to do that, and for some people, one way to do that is with reachable goals to attain. I think the numbers i specified in the first post, will stand.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Athos on 08 March 2008 06:16 PM
The original post's "post ranking system" is fairly close to what STO.net had.  I was at 1,463 posts when STO.net closed...oh so close to Commander. 

Psssst...Hailing Frequency Team!....any chance of retaining my STO.net rank and post count?  :D
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: DougQB on 19 March 2008 05:31 AM
Quality, not quantity.  Right?    =)

How rigid is the award system?  Post count is all it takes into account?

Oh, don't mind me, I'm just trying to get my post count higher.   :p
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: EFSpartan on 20 March 2008 02:54 AM
Don't go any higher Zach! I think it would be a pretty bad pain in the butt getting up 75 posts, at least these days things are bit slow going after STO was cancelled :'( and maybe waiting another 3 years for it to be realsed. Darn it's waiting anxiously all over again.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 20 March 2008 03:22 AM
Well Hopefully not THREE years LOL!  I'm gunna keep the post rankings as they are. As it is, only a handful of people have made it to LT JG - and in star trek, it was always fairly easy to get to those ranks, and harder for all the ranks after, so....yeah
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Hamilton on 28 March 2008 06:37 PM
If some people do manage to get to the top, then just keep adding in more ranks with nonlinear requirements.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 01 April 2008 06:01 PM
That is probably the best idea. As it is, only a handful of people have gone past 100 posts each.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: hipiap on 10 August 2008 12:23 AM
Okay, just to try and set a balance between the highs and the low's...:). I feel that the gaining of Ensign rank should come fairly quickly, however one cannot conceivably expect to reach captain rank very easily. Jon had only one (perhaps two) Captain rank posters after all the time he was online!

RANKS                POSTS NEEDED

Cadet 4th Class                     0
Cadet 3rd Class                    25
Cadet 2nd Class                    50
Cadet 1st Class                    100
Ensign                                200
Lieutenant Junior Grade          350
Lieutenant                           500
Lieutenant Commander         1,000
Commander                       1,800
Captain                             2,500
Commodore                       4,000
Rear Admiral                       6,000
Vice Admiral                      10,000
Admiral                            15,000
Fleet Admiral                     25,000

I see no need for an Ambassador or Council Member rank, but I threw in Fleet Admiral just in case. One could I suppose also inseret a Fleet Captain if one wanted to raise the bar a little more.

I like this one.   It took me under 4 years to attain over 25k posts across 3 accounts at SW:G forums....but I could do 15k in under a year easy.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Zach on 10 August 2008 08:17 AM
I dare you! :D
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Hamilton on 15 August 2008 01:21 AM
I double dog dare you.  :@
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Kinneas on 15 August 2008 05:57 AM
I'd drop the numbers significantly.  If it makes people feel special...cool.

I actually noticed how fast you reached senior member over at STO.com and smiled. I was not in it for the rank...but it was nice.  So there must be something to it.

Perhaps 4,000 to Fleet Admiral AND cut out the all but one cadet level.  Throw in a candy bar or one of those signed Legacy posters as a gift for the first (X) who reach it. Maybe I can get some STO shirts from Reverb.
--

On STonet.

I had reached commodore. :) :ilovestartrek:

I'm kinda happy about that.

Though I probably drove a lot of folks crazy with GRID, CELL, D.A.R.P.A., NASA and the TV Show/MMO Tie in.
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Sakkuth on 01 October 2010 06:38 AM
Very nice  :startrek042:
Title: Re: Post Ranking System
Post by: Laramie on 09 November 2010 02:34 AM
Thats a lot of posts.