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The Guild Quest System – Civility Progression

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The Guild Quest System – Civility Progression

In Imperium, we want our members to be scholars of the game and well versed in our guild and its structure.  To do that, we have created a guild questing system.  In this system, you will complete various tasks to test your knowledge of Ashes of Creation and Imperium.  Examples of these tasks would be linking your discord, linking your forum accounts, or passing  a quick quiz on basic game mechanics.

 

In this article, we are focusing on the “yellow” progression ranks, or what we call our civility ranks. They are zoomed in for easy viewing below:

Your base rank starts at Servi , of the Recruit “Social” Class.  Once you have completed the required tasks, you will level up to the next rank.  You’ll move up through the ranks to the final rank of Magister Memoriae, of the Prestige Class.  

Your rank also grants you access to a special discord channel.  As you level up, your access to earlier rank channels will be removed and your new rank channel added.

 

Ranks:

Recruit Class

Servi

Servi is a social class equaling that of a servant, or slave, to “proper” Imperium citizens. Nobody knows your name, you are not registered in any census, and luckily in our empire – you can easily work your way out of it. It starts by becoming “official”, by registering for the military draft, and getting your name on the census for the Senate.

All citizens of Imperium from all walks of life are soldiers signed on the dotted line, although some will never actually see live combat. Only in the darkest times of war and imperil will the blacksmiths, the farmers, and established aristocracy actually take up the sword. For others, taking up the sword is their childhood dream – and this is where they start.”

Ingenui

Ingenui is a social class standing for “those who are born free” or “freemen”. Children born to parents of Ingenui or “praticius” were considered proper citizens of the empire. This was equivalent to being a natural-born citizen of today’s countries. Slaves could also earn this status by special process.

As a member of Imperium, this chain of “guild quests” will become more and more focused on game mechanics over lore and guild mechanics. We hope you find the following quests harder and harder as they test your knowledge in the game. By the last few stages, we hope you find yourself to be an expert in most everything.

Plebian

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Middle Class

Equestrian

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Patrician

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Protector

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Wealthy Class

Aedile

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Praetor

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Decurion

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Prestige Class

Procurator

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Palatine

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Proconsul

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

Magister Memoriae

Coming Soon! (We release a new rank every 2 weeks, which means new AoC quizzes and more)

 

Progressing through the ranks

Once you join the guild on day 1, you will find a category within our Discord which states “guild quests”. It will look like this, showing the first level of quests.

All you need to do at that point is click on the channel (depicted by your current rank) and look at the list of objectives – much like a quest you would find in an MMO. These objectives involve getting to better know the guild early on, and in the later stages test your knowledge in AoC. The highest ranks really push your knowledge to the limit, testing you in hard-to-find information and top-level mechanics.

After you complete the objectives, there is a simple form for you to fill out that also has open-ended questions on top of knowledge questions. It is designed to give you a chance to comment and discuss many different aspects of the guild. For example the first survey asks you how the recruitment process went, on top of basic questions about AoC. The forms are processed every 2 weeks exactly, which means that there is a timed progression within these ranks. Someone who has completed all surveys immediately when they got them can only progress one rank every 2 weeks.

This means if you see someone rank 6, at the very least they have been a member for over 3 months! As you can imagine, on top of being very hard tests of knowledge, our top ranked individuals are also highly-respected for having been around a long time, especially before AoC’s launch.

 Are these the guild ranks? What are these? Is this for PvP?

These ranks you see highlighted in yellow above are what we simply call our “civility” ranks, or civilian ranks. They are for fun, and do not affect much except politics in-game after launch. These ranks are in addition to the more official PvP or PvE ranks, and do not replace them. For example, a PvPer can be a top-ranked “Praetorian” having earned that through trial by combat, and also be listed as a “Patrician” in their civilian lives outside of PvP and war. In PvP, it does not matter what rank of civility that member holds, as it doesn’t matter to the battle coming ahead. Likewise, the PvE raiders could care less, as only the PvE rank of progression the member holds matters.

By being called a “Patrician” – it only shows the rest of the guild and leadership the extent of that individuals knowledge of the guild and game mechanics, because as those ranks go higher and higher, the questions and tests become harder and harder. It is not for RP, it is for the true “gurus” of the game.

So yes, these are “guild ranks” in a sense, but are simply one of three categories of ranks members can earn, the other two being PvP and PvE – they have their own articles on this website. Members in Imperium can work through any of these three categories as they see fit.

Closing

Guild Civility ranks are our answer to a number of problems many guilds face today. New recruits join guilds everyday only to be confused by the systems and structure that guild possesses. Our earliest ranks not only walk members through systems, but even allow the recruits to help mold them to improve the quality for future recruits. At the highest levels, guilds often do not have standardized ways of making sure their members are truly on-par with the latest mechanics. Our system at the highest levels ensure that members are put to the test, and those bearing the highest ranks are known for being the “go-to” members in the guild for all sorts of topics about Ashes of Creation.

For more information on how you can progress in our other two ranking systems for PvP and PvE, visit their links in the menu bar above.