Rank Requirements

Welcome to <Enduring Dawn>

We’re currently a small guild just getting started, so here’s two things you need to know about us to understand our ranks and their requirements.

First: we are not a “heavy” RP-guild in that everyone you see in our guild list is a hard-core RP’er who will happily drop what they’re doing and go RP with you. We are, however, a guild that is creating an RP storyline so that our RP-inclined members have a broader framework within which to tell their own stories. The details are still in progress because our guild is set in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion timeline when both the Republic and Empire have fallen. As of right now, we consider ourselves a rag-tag group of survivors after the unthinkable has happened. As more information about the content of this expansion is released, we’ll get more detailed about our story.

Second: A note on our structure. We have four RP-based “Sections” in our guild. Those RP-based “Sections” are themed off of the four advanced classes in the game. We have the upstanding front-line Jedi Knights as the martial arm of our Jedi members, the wise and enigmatic Jedi Consulars as the preservers of knowledge who we look to for guidance in these trying times, the stalwart Troopers who now stand for the ideals of a Republic that has crumbled, and of course, our Smugglers, those plucky procurement specialists who always seem to be able to get their hands on things that just aren’t being manufactured anymore.

If that sounds really, really familiar, we’re so glad you noticed that our guild structure is a Harry Potter rip-off, with Gryffindor (Knights), Ravenclaw (Consulars), Hufflepuff (Troopers, which they might consider a little insulting until they realize that means they’re the ones quietly taking care of business while those Gryffindor guys are waving their glowsticks around and making speeches … show-offs ), and Slytherin (Smugglers).

This is important because declaring a “Section” is one of the rank-up requirements. While we expect that most players will want to be in the “Section” that lines up with their advanced class, Knights and Consulars may cross-over for RP reasons and Troopers and Smugglers may cross-over for RP reasons. The Sorting Hat works in mysterious ways …

Also, this is important because if the Harry Potter references here don’t amuse you, you might not be a good fit for this guild. Just sayin’.

And now, the Rank Requirements.

Rank Requirements for <Enduring Dawn>

“BASE” requirements are tasks for the player: each player only has to meet the requirement once, and those completed tasks will carry over to all other toons. Please make sure your legacy name is displayed or include a screenshot of your toon list when using “BASE” requirements from one toon on the rank-up post for another toon.

“TOON” requirements are tasks that have to be completed on that specific toon. Legacy screenshots will not ever be accepted for “TOON” tasks.

Rank Name: Survivor
Requirements: Show Up
Expiration: This rank EXPIRES after 30 days. Toons that have not completed the rank-up to Citizen will be removed from the guild after 30 days. The date the toon was added to the guild will be placed in member notes, so the player can easily see how long they have left to complete their rank-up.

Rank Name: Citizen
Requirements:

  • Base Tasks:
    – Attend Guild Introduction class.
  • Toon Tasks:

    – Declare “Section” membership: Trooper, Smuggler, Knight, Consular or Allied

    Rank Name: Scout
    Requirements:

    • Base Tasks:
      – Attend a Guild Event (see description of Guild Event).
    • Toon Tasks:
      – Complete Coruscant class questline (get a ship!)
      – Do one of the following:

      – PvP: Reach Valor 20
      – PvE: 2-man Esseles and 4-man Athiss (solo-runs not accepted)
      – RP: Scout-Level RP Task (see RP Tasks)
      – GSF: Earn 5k fleet requisition
      – Jack of All Trades: Valor 10, 4-man Hammer Station, Write RP Bio, 7 GSF matches

    Rank Name: Warden
    Requirements:

    • Base Tasks:
      – Attend a Guild Event (see description of Guild Event).
      – Host a Guild Event (see description of Guild Event).
    • Toon Tasks:
      – Complete Chapter II
      – Do one of the following:

      – PvP: Reach Valor 40
      – PvE: 4-man Jedi Prisoner (Taral V, Maelstrom Prison)
      – RP: Warden-Level RP Task (see RP Tasks)
      – GSF: Earn 10k fleet requisition
      – Jack of All Trades: Valor 20, 4-man Cademimu, Scout-Level RP Task, 5k Fleet Requisition

    Rank Name: Marshal* (This rank qualifies to be an Officer)
    Requirements:

    • Base Tasks:
      – Host 3 Guild Events (see description of Guild Event).
    • Toon Tasks:
      – Complete Chapter III
      – Attain First Rank in an Honor Group (see description of Honor Groups)
      – Do one of the following:

      – PvP: Reach Valor 50
      – PvE: 4-man Ilum (Battle of Ilum, False Emperor)
      – RP: Marshal-Level RP Task (see RP Tasks)
      – GSF: Earn 20k fleet requisition
      – Jack of All Trades: Valor 40, 4-man Colicoid War Games, Warden-Level RP Task, 10k Fleet Requisition

    Rank Name: Steward
    Requirements:

    • Base Tasks:
      – Host 6 Guild Events (see description of Guild Event).
    • Toon Tasks:
      – Reach Level Cap
      – Complete Most Recent Expansion
      – Attain Second Rank in an Honor Group (see description of Honor Groups)
      – Do one of the following:

      – PvP: Reach Valor 60, Max Expertise
      – PvE: 5 HM FP’s at-level (max)
      – RP: Steward-Level RP Task (see RP Tasks)
      – GSF: Earn 40k fleet requisition
      – Jack of All Trades: Valor 50, 4-man HM FP at-level (i.e. must do level 60 HM if level 60), Marshal-Level RP Task, 20k Fleet Requisition

    BELOW (of the “see below” variety)

    Guild Event: A Guild Event is a scheduled-in-advance Opportunity To Do Stuff. Teaching a class counts as leading an event, while taking the class counts as participating in the event. Events can be anything from a datacron run to a world boss hunt to an operation to a PvP premade to a party. To qualify as an event for rank-up, a Guild Event must adhere to the following:

    • Must be scheduled at least one week in advance on the calendar
    • Must have an accompanying forum post describing and advertising the event
    • Must be planned/prepared-for in advance (i.e. if you are doing a datacron hunt on Hoth, you cannot start looking up where the Hoth Datacrons are and how to get them as the event is starting – you are expected to know how the content you are hosting works in advance. PROTIP: read the guide and do a “dry run” before the actual event)
    • Host of the event must be on-line 30 minutes before scheduled start-time to advertise the event in guild chat (60 minutes recommended – sometimes people don’t realize there is an event they’re interested happening until this call goes out, and the point is to give people plenty of time to wrap up what they’re doing so they can attend).
    • Schedule must be coordinated with an officer to attend to evaluate preparedness requirement

    Honor Groups: As you may have noticed, the “BASE” tasks have a lot of fairly hefty requirements (like serving two terms as an officer with positive performance reviews for top earned rank), and the “TOON” tasks are fairly light. Our rank philosophy is that guild rank should measure responsibility, leadership, organizational skills, and participation. This is a very different skillset from playing the game really well – but playing the game really well should be recognized, too. For recognizing excellence in playing the game, we have Honor Groups. Honor Groups have “mini-trials” for demonstrating absolute badassery in various game areas and players who do these mini-trials in these Honor Groups are given specialized forum tags and awards (see Thirren’s profile/posts on the forums for “I Bought This Tag” as an example) and cool gear/dye combos to signify the achievement in-game. This is another area where we are a work-in-progress.

    RP Tasks: More work in progress! So here, again, taking the RP-Path for rank-up is impossible at present. We are working on it. This is an example of the kind of template we’re planning to put together.

    All RP-Tasks must include a write-up summary of the RP task as documentation. For Jedi Knights and Troopers, this summary should be written as an “After Action Report”. For Consulars, this summary should be written as an entry into the holocron library. For Smugglers, this summary should be written as a tall tale told in a bar. Other thematic formats may be accepted by the Section Lead and RP Officer, though the format should be approved in advance (i.e. “I want to write up my Consular’s RP Task as a cautionary tale told to a group of padawans” or “I want to make this a screenshot comic”).

    Scout RP Task: meet 3-of-5 benchmarks

    • At least one other participant
    • Documentation includes a visual element (captioned screenshots or video)
    • Incorporates guild-wide canon
    • Takes place in more than one location (single-planet is okay, indoor/outdoor transition qualifies, must be two separate planet maps or more than one planet)
    • Is a full story with a beginning, middle, and end

    Warden RP Task: meet 4-of-5 benchmarks

    • At least two other participants
    • Documentation includes a visual element (captioned screenshots or video)
    • Incorporates guild-wide canon
    • Takes place on more than one planet
    • Is a full story with a beginning, middle, and end

    Marshal RP Task: meet 4-of-6 benchmarks

    • At least three other participants
    • Documentation includes a visual element (captioned screenshots or video)
    • Incorporates guild-wide canon
    • Takes place on more than one planet and more than three locations
    • Is a full story with a beginning, middle, and end
    • Takes more than one in-game session

    Steward RP Task: meet 5-of-6 benchmarks

    • At least five other participants
    • Documentation includes a visual element (captioned screenshots or video)
    • Is accepted as a part of official guild canon (story idea must be submitted to RP Officer in advance for approval)
    • Takes place on more than two planets and more than four locations
    • Is a full story with a beginning, middle, and end
    • Takes more than three in-game sessions