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What do we call our lowest Rank?
Poll ended at Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:50 am
Militiaman 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Yeoman 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
Churl 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Serf 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Farmer 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Commoner 14%  14%  [ 14 ]
Villager 23%  23%  [ 23 ]
Townsfolk 9%  9%  [ 9 ]
Rabble 3%  3%  [ 3 ]
Peasant 23%  23%  [ 23 ]
Villein 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Bondsman 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Stablehand 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
None of the above (please make a suggestion) 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 100
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:41 pm 
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There will be a total of 8 ranks.

I will probably run polls to finalise the names of the other ranks too, but here is what I am thinking at the moment.

  • Rank 0 - ???
  • Rank 1 - Vassal?
  • Rank 2 - Spearman
  • Rank 3 - Warrior
  • Rank 4 - Banner Bearer
  • Rank 5 - Captain
  • Rank 6 - Champion
  • Rank 7 - Lord

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Dagorlad wrote:
There will be a total of 8 ranks.

I will probably run polls to finalise the names of the other ranks too, but here is what I am thinking at the moment.

  • Rank 0 - ???
  • Rank 1 - Vassal?
  • Rank 2 - Spearman
  • Rank 3 - Warrior
  • Rank 4 - Banner Bearer
  • Rank 5 - Captain
  • Rank 6 - Champion
  • Rank 7 - Lord


As long as I have the option of being an 'Elf Maiden' or 'Lady' at Rank 7, it looks good. Not that I'll ever get there, lol.

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Villager as i didnt want to offend/put off the newcomers as i was once one. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:22 pm 
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As long as I have the option of being an 'Elf Maiden' or 'Lady' at Rank 7, it looks good. Not that I'll ever get there, lol.


I will see if I can make it so they recognise gender, or at least be non-specific.

So 'Spearman' might become 'Hireling' or something, while 'Lord' might be better off as 'Noble' or perhaps 'Steward'

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Dagorlad wrote:
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As long as I have the option of being an 'Elf Maiden' or 'Lady' at Rank 7, it looks good. Not that I'll ever get there, lol.


I will see if I can make it so they recognise gender, or at least be non-specific.

So 'Spearman' might become 'Hireling' or something, while 'Lord' might be better off as 'Noble' or perhaps 'Steward'


Eh, I can deal with Spearman tbh. :P

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Yeoman, because its a cool word :D

Or perhaps :dmf: (furby)

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Dang! I should have included 'n00b' in the poll.

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Dang! I should have included 'n00b' in the poll.

Indeed. 8)
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This is just an idea, how about a rank system based on English nobility, like this:

1) Gentleman
2) Esquire
3) Knight
4) Baronet
5) Baron
6) Viscount
7) Earl
8) Marquess
9) Viceroy
10) Duke
11) Archduke
12) Prince
13) Monarch
14) Emperor

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General Elessar wrote:
8) Marquess


Marquis?

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Telchar wrote:
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8) Marquess


Marquis?


I think "Marquis" is the French word, and "Marquess" the English.

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General Elessar wrote:
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8) Marquess


Marquis?


I think "Marquis" is the French word, and "Marquess" the English.

I believe Marquess is the feminine, though I could be wrong.


Anyway, what's wrong with good ol' "Wayfarer" and that old format? Just out of curiosity; I liked working my way up through the Gondorian hierarchy back in the day.


Wow, I feel old now.

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According to feedback I've had, the old idea of different rank titles for different realms was a bit too complex for newcomers to understand and it was difficult to tell which ranks equated to each other.

Was an Elven Loremaster the same as a Dwarven Runekeeper, and were they higher than a Rohan Stablemaster? Who knew? So I'm keen on keeping the ranks the same across the realms and using something a bit LOTRy with their titles.

The old 'Wayfarer' name came about because we'd get a lot of new memberships created and then not joining in the forums, moving on to other things. So Wayfarer seemed to fit.

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I also think wayfarer is fitting as a first rank.

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Dead Marsh Spectre wrote:
I also think wayfarer is fitting as a first rank.

Yeh but it wasn't one of the options :P

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I also think wayfarer is fitting as a first rank.

Yeh but it wasn't one of the options :P


Hmm...

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None of the above (please make a suggestion)


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I'm good with wayfarer.
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I also think wayfarer is fitting as a first rank.

Yeh but it wasn't one of the options :P


Hmm...

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None of the above (please make a suggestion)


:wink:

What I meant was nobody else could vote for it without reading Kev's mind and suggesting the same option. It wasn't listed with the rest to choose from is my point. :roll:

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A second poll then, with the top three plus Wayfarer?

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Sounds good but I suggest only one vote this time around. :-D

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