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#1 King Zenith

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:02 AM

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It's once again time to overhaul the member ranks here at the Den. For those who don't know, the more posts you make, the higher your member rank will be. For example, if you have 256 posts right now, your rank would be Slime Knight. The current theme for member ranks is slimes. Each new rank is arguably a higher degree of slime.

Your mission for this contest is to devise a new set of ranks, following whatever theme you see fit. It can still be slimes, or it could be boss monsters, weapons, character classes or anything else as long as it is related to Dragon Quest. One change we are making is to add four more ranks to the mix. So instead of 16 possible ranks, there will now be 20.

Here are some guidelines for this contest:

1) Names must follow a progression that increases in a logical fashion (you shouldn't have metal slime rank exceed liquid metal slime rank)
2) Must have 20 levels in total
3) Names must be the most up-to-date version of the name (i.e. Liquid Metal Slime is OK, Metabble or Metal Babble are not OK)
4) Whichever set wins, Woodus reserves the right to fine-tune or make changes as he sees fit
5) PM your 20 suggested ranks to me
6) Feel free to post ideas in here, but please don't post your entire 20 rank set here
7) You can make up to 3 submissions for this contest if you have several different ideas

Please format your submissions like the following example:

Rank 1 - Slime
Rank 2 - Slimeborg
...
Rank 20 - King Zenith

All entries must be received by Monday, September 27th at 10:00 AM MST in order to be considered. Once all entries are received, we will put them to a vote to determine which set to use. Woodus will then design the new Pip set accordingly.

As usual, this contest will award a badge to the winner, but you will also leave your mark on the profiles of every member of this site by helping determine the new ranks.

Please also take part in the other member rank contest (New Post Count Levels) which can be found here.

Finally, for your reference, here is the existing set of Member Ranks:

Level 1 - Slime
Level 2 - She-Slime
Level 3 - Bubble Slime
Level 4 - Healslime
Level 5 - Slime Knight
Level 6 - Metal Slime
Level 7 - Cureslime
Level 8 - Metal Slime Knight
Level 9 - King Slime
Level 10 - Liquid Metal Slime
Level 11 - King Cureslime
Level 12 - Slime Emperor
Level 13 - Gem Slime
Level 14 - Metal King Slime
Level 15 - Platinum King Jewel
Level 16 - Grandpa Slime

Edited by King Zenith, 17 September 2010 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:29 AM

I actually enjoy the current slime rankings or maybe because I'm still new, but now I'll have to think a little harder about what the next level should be. Great idea for a new contest! Should be quite creative with all the different types of monsters out there in the Dragon Quest universe.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:43 AM

I actually enjoy the current slime rankings or maybe because I'm still new, but now I'll have to think a little harder about what the next level should be. Great idea for a new contest! Should be quite creative with all the different types of monsters out there in the Dragon Quest universe.


Thanks. You can certainly suggest a new slime ranking system with 20 slime ranks if you would like to see the slime-them stay.

Also, for historical context, before there were slime ranks, we had 12 ranks represented by gold medals (that didn't have any relation to your actual rank title). The rank titles were things like Villager, Traveler, Soldier, King, etc...

You can see the old rank medals (and the number of posts required for each) in this graph:

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:02 PM

do the ranks have to be monsters or can i do other things, such as armor?
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:05 PM

do the ranks have to be monsters or can i do other things, such as armor?


You can use anything that your imagination is capable of conjuring.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:14 PM

Good im proud
o and that is a level up for me :D

i hate she-slimes -___-
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:38 PM

Eh, not as interested in this contest. :X I like the way the ranks are, and feel there is no need to add more top spots really. Same with the other, similar contest.

Edited by Ruesen, 17 September 2010 - 12:38 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:15 PM

Well then I guess the question becomes, if the items used for the ranks aren't small enough to look good on the 120x150 image that I have been using, will 120x150 placards of single items work.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:18 PM

Eh, not as interested in this contest. :X I like the way the ranks are, and feel there is no need to add more top spots really. Same with the other, similar contest.


Yeah, some contests are bound to be better than others. These two contests arose from a discussion that took place here.

And as for the use of 120x150 placards, that is a good question. I know it came up when we were discussing using the wanted posters for each rank.

The arguments for it were that we could have bigger and cooler looking rank icons. The argument against it was that it would be difficult to know what ranks are higher than others since you only see your current rank and not the 12 ranks you have previously achieved as well.

We can certainly open up that debate again.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:22 PM

Or we can wait, see what wins and decide from there :)
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:56 PM

Or we can wait, see what wins and decide from there :)


Good idea. Let's do that.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

Ok, I have edited the submission guidelines to indicate that you can send up the three submissions for this contest.

Thanks!
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:48 PM

One of the ranks should be Slime Slayer
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:28 PM

I like the 120x150 placard idea.

"The argument against it was that it would be difficult to know what ranks are higher than others since you only see your current rank and not the 12 ranks you have previously achieved as well."

It would be very easy to know what ranks are higher than others for two reasons:

1. We already keep a readily accessible listing of the ranks and the number of posts necessary to achieve said rank.

2. If we switch to the placards we could easily amend the titles above them to say Lv. X - <rank> for those too lazy to look at the list posting.

Edited by GrandAlchemist, 18 September 2010 - 12:21 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:53 AM

Good point we could put something like Lv.2 of 20 even
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:23 AM

Oh good. I got mine in before it was too late. I was worried there for a moment. Can't wait to see how these contest go. :overjoyed2:
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:05 AM

Oh good. I got mine in before it was too late. I was worried there for a moment. Can't wait to see how these contest go. :overjoyed2:


Yeah, there's still a week left.

And I like the idea of having the Level X out of 20 on a placard.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:28 PM

I've already submitted 2 so far for this. I'm feelin' really good about them too :D
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:34 PM

I'm not very good to suggest things like ranks and such but could Slimelord,Sliminator,Golden Metal Slime and Platinum Metal Slime be considered as possible new ranks?
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:36 PM

I'm not very good to suggest things like ranks and such but could Slimelord,Sliminator,Golden Metal Slime and Platinum Metal Slime be considered as possible new ranks?


They could, if they were accompanied by 16 other possible ranks, formatted as follows:

Level 1 - Slimelord
Level 2 - Sliminator
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Level 20 - Whatever

and PM'd to me by the contest submission deadline.
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