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Rank System 3.0
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Lands of Mythron Rank System, Third Edition

Ranks are special awards that give players new abilities or bonuses, from the ability to submit a character for inclusion in world-changing events to extra points on MBCs and monthly challenges. There are three steps to earning a rank:
- Earning enough points. A player can earn his or her first rank at 0 points, a second at 25 points, and so on at 25-point intervals.
- Completing the requirements for the rank written down on this page. These requirements start out easy and increase in difficulty at higher ranks. For most ranks, this step can be completed before the other two - usually, if you have ever completed the requirement in your time in the LOM, it still counts.
- Finishing a rank challenge. Each faction has a different set of specific challenges for each rank, and these can be found in the faction groups.
For a complete explanation of how ranks work or more details on any rank, visit the wiki page:
http://lands-of-mythron-royal-archives.wikia.com/wiki/Ranks_and_Rank_Challenges


~~~ Level 0 ~~~


Adventurer
Requirements: There is no point requirement or rank challenge for this rank - players earn it automatically as soon as they finish their character intro and a scorecard!
>> Welcome to the Lands of Mythron! This may well be your introduction to the rank system, and it marks you as a willing member of the community. What's more, it unlocks the rest of the ranks for you to start earning, since your scorecard will let you keep track of which of the higher-level requirements ahead along with the other adventures you will find as you continue your story.


~~~ Level 1: 1 Previous Rank Required ~~~


Ambassador
Requirements: Collaboration with a member of another faction for a UC. This collaboration may be a crossover, a joint effort on a build, writing each other's stories or anything of the like.
>> Ambassadors can choose a second faction to work closely with, earning membership in both groups as well as the ability to post entries as a member of either faction in a UC or for a quest. Once you have the rank, you can ask for an invitation to another faction group in the main group, but you must give thirty days' notice before changing your ambassador status from one faction to another to prevent any one faction from scoping out all the others in a single month with one ambassador.

Guild Founder
Requirements: One crossover with another player outside of a UC. This means that you must feature the other player's character in one of your builds AND the other player must feature your character in one of his or her builds.
>> Guild Founders, as the name suggests, may create a guild. A guild is a group of players and characters outside of the factions that is recognized as an official part of the Lands of Mythron. Guilds are good ways to build connections with other players, or create joint storylines that non-members are likely to take notice of. With certain abilities like the Baron rank, a guild can even feature in international events during a UC. Also, guilds earn points for entering and/or winning moc-offs, as well as by doing crossovers with other guild members. Also, for every person with the guild founder rank (including the original founder) in a guild, the guild earns 2 guild points. For now, there is a limit of five members per guild, but a way to increase this limit may be introduced in the future.
Check out the Guilds topic to learn more about guilds!


~~~ Level 2: 2 Previous Ranks Required ~~~


Artificer
Requirements: Develop a useful new technique that works for medieval or fantasy building and show it off with an LOM build. If you include an explanation for how it is useful and how it differs from any similar technique, that will make it easier to assess. The staff will check it to ensure that it actually is a new technique, and that it meets reasonable requirements for usefulness.
>> The Lands of Mythron is a land of anachronisms: plate armored knights walk with soldiers in Romanesque armor, junks dock next to galleys, peasants can read and, of course, there are magical shenanigans all over the place. The Artificer rank grants a player a little more freedom by allowing technology that is rare in the LOM and normally withheld from builders, such as weapons that shoot Enalican fire, repeating crossbows, clockworks, fireworks, Da-Vinci-style contraptions, Renaissance sailing ships, airships and more. We still ask that Artificers refrain from using gunpowder weaponry or technology that is clearly out-of-era, such as steam engines or electricity, and all players still have access to magic-powered devices such as golems.

Explorer
Requirements: A naval MBC (depicting a ship, island, sea monster, port or something along those lines) scored at 3 points or higher. Additionally, a player's character must have visited at least three factions, including its home faction, for the player to earn this rank. For this purpose, unexplored territory counts as a faction, and waterways controlled by other factions also count.
>> Bored with the known territory of your home faction? Want to take the road less traveled, or go beyond the reach of civilization to seek fame and fortune! The Explorer Rank allows players to mark out settlements or outposts on unexplored islands around the map and claim them for their factions. To claim land, a player chooses a location on the map and sets a MOC there. Explorers from different factions may claim parts of the same islands (each claim covers a specific location on the island, not the entire island), but explorers may not place claims on areas that are shaded in a faction’s specific color on the political map of the LOM.


~~~ Level 3: 3 Previous Ranks Required ~~~


Baron
Requirements: Set three builds of 3-point MBC quality or better in three nearby locations in your home faction. These builds must include a feature that is somehow notable for the local area, whether it's a part of the local economy or infrastructure, a monument or historic site, or prominent natural feature or landmark. Each feature must be different from the others, and each build must include text explaining the feature's significance.
>> With the Baron rank comes the ability to submit a character to a list of influential people in the LOM. This list includes NPCs (non-player characters) such as some of the factions’ rulers and a few others, like Prince Borin, the former leader of the Black Lotus, who feature or have featured in UCs and RCs. When a baron’s character is added to this list, he or she is considered for use in the major events that take place in the monthly challenges. This is a good way to gain notoriety for a guild or one’s personal storyline. For example, when a guild leader is involved in events, it brings the entire guild into the action… or a player’s entire storyline could get some views if its arch-villain is used.
To submit a character, a baron simply has to find the thread titled “Baron Characters” and post a few paragraphs about the intended character’s background, goals and personality (editing this comment will change the character). The staff will then glance through the thread when writing the next challenge to see if any characters would match. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that a character will be chosen soon – it may take a few months for a fitting challenge to come up, and, depending on the circumstances, the character’s role can range from a footnote to a major role. Asking for and adjusting to feedback on a character will help the character’s chances of reaching glory.

Seer
Requirements: Participation in three different monthly challenges, with a score of 7.5 or better in at least one, or a score of 7 or better on the building challenge for one and 7.5 or better on the writing challenge for one. The staff can provide a record of your past scores.
>> Is there life beyond the world used for the LOM? Well, that's a question for someone with the Explorer rank, but the Seer rank lets players look ahead into the future or farther back into the past than a hundred years or so. With the Seer rank, a player may build out-of genre builds set in different time periods as far back as the beginning of the world or as far ahead as the Lands of Mythron's equivalent of the late 1800s at the rate of one build per month. You could also use this rank to genre-swap a build: keep the story the same, but re-skin the details, like a retelling of a Shakespeare play in cowboy times. These builds automatically count as freebuilds and do not automatically count as canon facts, but the rank gives a good deal of flexibility in making up past or future events for more spice - or even letting a player get a couple freebuild points for a build that has little to do with the LOM at all.


~~~ Level 4: 4 Previous Ranks Required ~~~ 


Assassin
Requirements: Win two MOC-offs
>> Finally, the rank that allows you to kill anyo... no, just kidding, the same rules about killing characters that do not belong to you still apply and always will. With the Assassin rank, though, you have proven that you are beyond stylish, and that all of the senseless killing in your builds ceases to become standard fare for the LOM, but the practice of an art form. Basically, this is the rank for cool power. Incidentally, when you get this rank, your actions are recognized as so cool that you get one extra point every time you enter a monthly challenge (in addition to any points it would normally give you) on general principle.

Enchanter
Requirements: Complete at least twenty connected story builds and receive an 8/10 or better rating from the staff on a build's write-up, or 7/10 on the writing and 8/10 on the build.
>> Have you ever wanted to use magic that you know could destroy entire stories if used improperly? Have you ever wanted to have a character raise the dead, transport armies through portals, curse an entire town or summon massive objects from nothing? Normal players only have access to magic with the capability to threaten villages and small towns, but an Enchanter can access powers on the scale to give provinces or even entire factions pause. This rank signifies that the staff has faith in your discernment and trusts you to use it safely and contain it within your own personal story, without causing ripple effects on the rest of the world. Use it well, and you will have great power; use it unwisely and it will be taken away.

Mercenary
Requirements: Receive a score of 8 out of 10 or better from the staff on a build with an area of at least 400 studs (the equivalent of a 20x20 rectangle).
>> It is a great honor indeed to be included in the events of the world, as the characters with the Baron rank are, but greater still is the glory of shaping them with your own hands. Mercenary rank-holders are the elite, commissioned building force for the Lands of Mythron story: when world events need to be illustrated in a manner beyond the usual, mercenaries are contracted out to do story builds. Whenever the need arises, a description of a desired scene will be provided to a mercenary by the staff along with a date that it is needed by, and the mercenary may choose to accept or pass on the offer. Sometimes the contract will include the opportunity to write the story for the story build as well, as long as it features a key event, and sometimes the staff will have a script prepared. If the mercenary accepts and completes the build at the proscribed time, the mercenary will be rewarded with extra points proportional to the demands of the contract in addition to whatever the build was worth to begin with, and, of course, will earn the distinction of having constructed an important moment in the group's history.

Tactician
Requirements: Earn a score of 4 on three MBCs or one score above a 4 on an MBC.
>> A tactician is one of the finest military experts in the Lands of Mythron, capable of turning any situation to his or her advantage. An important route for the Tactician's country has to wind around a dense forest? A tactician will find a way to turn this into a defensive advantage AND find a quicker path at the same time. Thanks to a tactician's endless creativity and ability to milk the maximum amount of benefit from every detail, a player with the Tactician rank automatically earns one extra point on every MBC she or he posts.


~~~ The Last Rank ~~~


Legend
Requirements: Gain and use every other rank, win a monthly challenge, post a 6-point MBC and complete a special project of benefit to the Lands of Mythron. Note that the 6-point MBC and special project must both be completed after gaining all other ranks.
>> This is it - the highest title that can be won. The Legend Rank does not primarily confer new abilities (though there are some secret rewards), but rather vast esteem and honor. To earn this respect, a player has to be truly exceptional and more or less do all there is to be done in the Lands of Mythron: gain every other rank (and use the abilities of each one at least once), win either the writing or the building portion of a monthly challenge, earn 6 points on an MBC and complete a final project in lieu of a rank challenge. This project has to be an original work of high quality that shows a great deal of personal effort. It should also benefit the LOM in some special way. If this masterpiece isn't epic, it doesn't count - but the staff and the LOM at large will readily give feedback on project proposals and work-in-progress updates to help this happen. 







Miscellaneous notes:

If you already have a rank from the old system, and the rank still exists in this list, then you must keep the rank. If you had a rank from the old system that does not still exist, then you must replace it with a rank from the same level or a lower level. For instance, if you had the landholder rank in the old rank system, you may replace it with the Guild Founder Rank or the Ambassador Rank.

However, in order to transfer over level 2, 3, or 4 ranks, you must complete the new rank requirements (you don't need to do the challenge again, just the requirement). For instance, if I had the Explorer rank from the old system, I would have to make a 3-point MBC in order to get it again in this system.


In order to show the staff that you have the necessary requirement to get a certain rank, please post proof that you have done the requirement in the Rank Registry topic. For instance, if I wanted to get the artificer rank, I would post a picture of my new technique, as well as a link to the MOC that features it, in the Rank Registry topic.
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| July 30, 2015, 6:10 pm
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I'd like to register the following requirements so that I can claim some ranks:

-Explorer - 3 point naval MBC - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/415769

-Seer - I've gotten 7.5 or higher in June 2014 and June 2015. And probably quite a few other MOCs too.

(for the following ranks, I have completed the requirements but haven't posted rank challenges yet).

-Artificer - I've created a few different techniques that would count: the round stonework in Mother Hulda, Round Timber in Mother Hulda, and Conical roof in Mother Hulda are the ones I'll nominate. https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/16451847120/

-Baron:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/19960770760/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/20071539951/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/19713265378/

-Tactition: I've gotten 5 on Zelpunra's Tower, 6 on Rescue, and 4 on Answers pt 1

-Mercenary: I've gotten 8 or higher in several UCs that were well over that size requirement - June 2014 and June 2015, for starters.



Now I just need to get the Enchanter and Assassin requirements...
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| July 30, 2015, 6:23 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141

Approved. Just remember that you also have Adventurer now, since you have your scorecard and your character intro posted. Let's not forget that.
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| July 30, 2015, 6:57 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Approved. Just remember that you also have Adventurer now, since you have your scorecard and your character intro posted. Let's not forget that.

Right. I already noted that on my scorecard; I was just keeping track of level 2-4 ranks in that comment.
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| July 30, 2015, 7:28 pm
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I would like to update my ranks to claim the following:
>> Adventurer
Scorecard:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/395135
Character Intro:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/358512
>> Ambassador
Universal Challenge involving LOTS of people:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/380175
Rank Challenge:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/377238
>> Guild Founder
Many-person crossover:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/382467
Rank challenge:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/365307
>> Artificer (replaces my Landholder rank)
Original technique:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/112401269@N03/13495771815/
Rank Challenge:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/364761
>> Explorer
Maritime MBC:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/403582
Rank Challenge:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/403582
>> Assassin
Two MOC-offs won under the old rank system:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/395135
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/395029
Rank challenge:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/381670
>> Seer
Since I don't currently meet the requirements for the Baron Rank, I would like to take the Seer rank instead. Also, since I've won five monthly challenges and competed in a total of eighteen, I'm not going to bother posting links to show that I meet the requirement.
Rank challenge for Baron:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/402307
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| July 30, 2015, 7:41 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens

I'll approve most of those except Explorer. I don't think a beach scene counts as a "naval MBC"; you'd have to make a ship (or some other feature of the faction's navy). For Assassin - ha, I forgot about about the old moc-off system. I guess those count.



Oh, and just as a note, you don't have to redo requirements for the level 1 ranks - you can transfer those over automatically.
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| July 30, 2015, 8:57 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's naval. The scene is a bunch of people offloading from their ships, which pertains to a navy. Plus, it's on the coast. Plenty of sea to see there.
Anyway, although I would gladly argue semantics and the spirit of the law, I guess I'll adjust my comment to take Artificer instead (which is actually more fun anyway - ha ha!).

Your artificer rank is now approved (you said tactician in your comment, though).
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| July 30, 2015, 10:59 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141

...and I just realized that you posted the wrong draft in this thread. I'll put in the one that's at the top of the thread in the staff group for you.
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| July 30, 2015, 11:03 pm
I'd like to submit a few ranks:

Adventurer:

Scorecard: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/395114

Intro: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369137






Guild founder:

My build: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/376909

Ian's build: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/377078






Artificer:

Wooden rope bridge technique (needs verification):
I've used this technique in multiple builds, but I used it first here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/375314





Seer: October UC score: 8.8
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/398615

I've participated in a lot more than three UCs.




Mercenary: same as above




Tactition: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411334
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/406771
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/415754
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| July 31, 2015, 8:41 am
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and can I have a record of my past UC scores? for he seer thingy.
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| July 31, 2015, 2:27 pm
Personally, I kinda liked the old version. Less complicated. At least to me.
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| July 31, 2015, 3:37 pm
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Asad: I'll approve all of those except Artificer. I don't know that I can count that as enough of a technique for this rank; it's so basic that it's very likely that it's been done before. I know that I came up with the same idea independently.

Joel: all approved. I'll go look through the UC scores and see what your highest score was.
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| August 1, 2015, 12:14 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Okay, I'm assuming that we just show which ranks we already have..so here it goes.


Adventurer
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/391326

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/395052


Guild Founder
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411083

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/413635


Artificer
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/417221

The design is a sideways wood technique. It allows for more creativity in woodwork.


Explorer
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401056


and that wraps it up, I believe.

I'll approve all those except Artificer. While I really like the wood technique, I'm fairly sure that I've seen it done quite a few times before.
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| August 1, 2015, 12:29 am
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Quoting Joel Tyer
and can I have a record of my past UC scores? for he seer thingy.

The highest score I can find from you was 6.64 in June. So you're reasonably close (I had actually expected your highest to be higher than that) ;)
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| August 1, 2015, 12:43 am
Quoting Halhi 141
I'll approve all those except Artificer. While I really like the wood technique, I'm fairly sure that I've seen it done quite a few times before.

Yeah, it's a GoH concept....let me change my technique....

EDIT: Added my river design instead. Yea or Nay?
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| August 1, 2015, 1:32 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Asad: I'll approve all of those except Artificer. I don't know that I can count that as enough of a technique for this rank; it's so basic that it's very likely that it's been done before. I know that I came up with the same idea independently.

Joel: all approved. I'll go look through the UC scores and see what your highest score was.

What about my well roof?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401509
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| August 1, 2015, 9:09 am
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Drew: as far as I can tell, the river seems to be completely studs-up, so it isn't really a technique, just texturing. Even if it was a technique, it's been done before, a lot.

Asad: It's a nifty connection, but I don't know that I can count it; the clip to bar connection isn't exactly new, and I assume it's probably been done countless times for roofs, and I don't think it looks good enough to make up for that weakness. If the t joint came in brown, then it might add enough interest (since the technique would double as an aesthetic feature) to be acceptable, but right now I think I'll have to say no
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| August 1, 2015, 11:09 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Drew: as far as I can tell, the river seems to be completely studs-up, so it isn't really a technique, just texturing. Even if it was a technique, it's been done before, a lot.

Asad: It's a nifty connection, but I don't know that I can count it; the clip to bar connection isn't exactly new, and I assume it's probably been done countless times for roofs, and I don't think it looks good enough to make up for that weakness. If the t joint came in brown, then it might add enough interest (since the technique would double as an aesthetic feature) to be acceptable, but right now I think I'll have to say no

Halhi, are you sure? I use 1 x 1 clear slopes, in a way unseen before....hmm, I wonder if I have another technique of mine.....

EDIT: Does this design work, if the other doesn't? I'm sure I was the first to use Brown arch/tree pieces in a boat.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412318


Also, can you approve my Baron and Ambassador?
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| August 1, 2015, 11:25 am
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Artificer

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/414781
Using cheese slopes in stonework as if it were a mosaic, very helpful when I run into piece lackage(I hope this works)
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| August 1, 2015, 11:28 am
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And if that above doesn't work there I a new desk technique that I used in the same build...
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| August 1, 2015, 11:30 am
Sorry if I'm a spoil sport,but I prefer the old ranks.....
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| August 1, 2015, 11:30 am
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Quoting James Douglas
Sorry if I'm a spoil sport,but I prefer the old ranks.....

as do I but, these are cool in there own way...
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| August 1, 2015, 11:32 am
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Baron

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/406137
The golden dragon inn, this inn is one of the few inns in the town of Galdon (so man ins) it is renown for its pork and bacon, one reason why it was shutdown while the rainosions were in control of Galdon.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/404668
The mountain Prison ,the mountain prison is where the criminals from all over Nerogue are kept. they were released when the rainosions took over, so that the could wreck havoc ounce again in Nerogue.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/413952
The Grand council room, this is where the grand council meets. it has been used much more often recently because the council was recently founded(:P)
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| August 1, 2015, 11:50 am
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I like the new ranks. I miss the landholder rank as I saw some potential there but these new ranks aren't bad. I also like how to get a rank it's skill and point based.
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| August 1, 2015, 11:51 am
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Joel: For the Baron rank, could you add a brief description to the top of each of those pages regarding the significance of the locations to the town that they're in? Then it'll count :) For Artificer, the cheese thing has been done before, but the desk looks promising - could you show a picture (or description) of how it's done?

Drew: I've seen the cheese thing done before. As to the arches, unfortunately that one's not new either. What we're looking for here is semi-complex techniques to achieve some interesting result. Round tower techniques can be very good for this rank; things like a new flooring technique or something like that can also work ;)
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| August 1, 2015, 12:12 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader


Also, can you approve my Baron and Ambassador?

Right, I missed those. Ambassador = approved; I'll go ask the staff about baron.

Oh, and for the baron one, you'll need a brief description (on each of those 3 builds) about the significance of those places to the region.
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| August 1, 2015, 12:24 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Joel: For the Baron rank, could you add a brief description to the top of each of those pages regarding the significance of the locations to the town that they're in? Then it'll count :) For Artificer, the cheese thing has been done before, but the desk looks promising - could you show a picture (or description) of how it's done?

Drew: I've seen the cheese thing done before. As to the arches, unfortunately that one's not new either. What we're looking for here is semi-complex techniques to achieve some interesting result. Round tower techniques can be very good for this rank; things like a new flooring technique or something like that can also work ;)

ok thanks ;)
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| August 1, 2015, 2:08 pm
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http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Jako-of-nerogue/LOM/lom-58-galdon-4.jpg

this desk is built using a six by six plate with one by bricks in the center corner studs (I think that's what they are called) then you twist them 45 degrees and add one by one cylinder plates the the bottom of those. next you put one by one bricks with a stud on one side one the bottom (flipped on their side so as not to show) then you put two by two tiles on it and its done (I will get a pic of the bottom soon)
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| August 1, 2015, 2:23 pm
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Quoting Joel Tyer
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Jako-of-nerogue/LOM/lom-58-galdon-4.jpg

this desk is built using a six by six plate with one by bricks in the center corner studs (I think that's what they are called) then you twist them 45 degrees and add one by one cylinder plates the the bottom of those. next you put one by one bricks with a stud on one side one the bottom (flipped on their side so as not to show) then you put two by two tiles on it and its done (I will get a pic of the bottom soon)

Nifty! I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of the bottom, but I'll count that ;)
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| August 1, 2015, 2:30 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Nifty! I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of the bottom, but I'll count that ;)

thanks :)
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| August 1, 2015, 2:32 pm
So are the challenges for the ranks assigned by the faction you are in?
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| August 1, 2015, 7:21 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Right, I missed those. Ambassador = approved; I'll go ask the staff about baron.

Oh, and for the baron one, you'll need a brief description (on each of those 3 builds) about the significance of those places to the region.

Alright. Can I exchange my Landholder Rank for the Artificer? And here's the descriptions you need.

(Enigmatic Soul)-"Mayple Syrup.

This thick, oozing substance was one of the sweetest things I had tasted in my whole life. It was indescribable in taste, beyond that it was delicious. It was also Grorm's most lucrative export."

(No Honor in Blood)-"I was a farmer, one of the many in the area that supplied nothern Rainos with the food it needed to make it through winter."

(The Emergence of Truth)-"I was back on Rainosian soil, in the Port of Grorm, the largest trading port in all of Rainos. Grorm's port exported almost a third of Rainos' exports, and is responsible for more than half of all imports."
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| August 1, 2015, 7:37 pm
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Quoting Kyle Breidenthal
So are the challenges for the ranks assigned by the faction you are in?

Yep, they should be released in the faction groups pretty soon. Or at least we hope so. :P
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| August 1, 2015, 7:51 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Alright. Can I exchange my Landholder Rank for the Artificer? And here's the descriptions you need.

(Enigmatic Soul)-"Mayple Syrup.

This thick, oozing substance was one of the sweetest things I had tasted in my whole life. It was indescribable in taste, beyond that it was delicious. It was also Grorm's most lucrative export."

(No Honor in Blood)-"I was a farmer, one of the many in the area that supplied nothern Rainos with the food it needed to make it through winter."

(The Emergence of Truth)-"I was back on Rainosian soil, in the Port of Grorm, the largest trading port in all of Rainos. Grorm's port exported almost a third of Rainos' exports, and is responsible for more than half of all imports."

Oh, ok. You can exchange landholder for Artificer, yes, you just need to get the requirement :P
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| August 1, 2015, 8:05 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Oh, ok. You can exchange landholder for Artificer, yes, you just need to get the requirement :P

So, to clarify, You approve my Baron Rank?
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| August 1, 2015, 8:11 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
So, to clarify, You approve my Baron Rank?

I'm still waiting for the rest of the staff to get their opinions
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| August 1, 2015, 8:24 pm
I'll exchange my Landholder for the Ambassador rank..
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| August 1, 2015, 8:45 pm
Quoting Joel Tyer
as do I but, these are cool in there own way...


True.... Can't Wai to get ready for them! :)- jd the Lego owl
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| August 2, 2015, 9:26 am
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I'm already technically have an ambassador's rank right?
Because I've been in a crossover with Joel Tyer for like four months...
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| August 2, 2015, 9:16 pm
Wait.... Wouldn't fireworks be counted as gun-powder?
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| August 3, 2015, 11:46 am
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Quoting David .
Wait.... Wouldn't fireworks be counted as gun-powder?

Yeah. I don't know why Gilbert gave that example.
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| August 3, 2015, 3:07 pm
Guild Founder Requirement:

FNJs build, in which I star in quite a few pictures, with multiple lines:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366011

My build, in which FNJ does the same:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366130

There's currently no challenge for the 3.0 Rank system in my group, though. Do I just do the 2.0 challenge?

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| August 3, 2015, 4:45 pm
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Quoting David .
Guild Founder Requirement:

FNJs build, in which I star in quite a few pictures, with multiple lines:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366011

My build, in which FNJ does the same:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366130

There's currently no challenge for the 3.0 Rank system in my group, though. Do I just do the 2.0 challenge?

that one works for ambassador, but not for guild founder - for guild founder, the crossover can't be in a UC. And yeah, just use the 2.0 challenges. Most of the rank challenges from the old system will be reused, I think.
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| August 3, 2015, 5:53 pm

Bump
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| August 3, 2015, 6:29 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
that one works for ambassador, but not for guild founder - for guild founder, the crossover can't be in a UC. And yeah, just use the 2.0 challenges. Most of the rank challenges from the old system will be reused, I think.

Oh, darn. >:1

Well I have a funny idea for the challenge, anyways.
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| August 3, 2015, 7:08 pm
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Quoting Hildigrim Took
I'm already technically have an ambassador's rank right?
Because I've been in a crossover with Joel Tyer for like four months...

...
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| August 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
Bump

I don't really get how the second one is a crossover. Technically, it features Mariner's character, but with no story (and considering that Mariner didn't feature your character), I don't think it works.
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| August 5, 2015, 10:42 am
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Quoting Hildigrim Took
I'm already technically have an ambassador's rank right?
Because I've been in a crossover with Joel Tyer for like four months...

Have you done the rank challenge? You have to do the rank challenge (listed in your faction group) in order to get the rank. Also for this rank, you'll need to give us a link to a UC/RC that's a crossover.



And a crossover with Joel wouldn't work, since it has to be a member of another faction.
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| August 5, 2015, 10:45 am
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By the way....


"However, in order to transfer over level 2, 3, or 4 ranks, you must complete the new rank requirements (you don't need to do the challenge again, just the requirement). For instance, if I had the Explorer rank from the old system, I would have to make a 3-point MBC in order to get it again in this system."


So in other words, if you're transferring over the Ambassador Rank or Guild Founder rank from the old system, you don't need to do the requirement. You only need to do the requirement if you didn't have the rank in the 2.0 system.
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| August 5, 2015, 10:46 am
~~~ Level 0 ~~~


Adventurer

Intro: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/395168

Scorecard: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401449

~~~ Level 1: 1 Previous Rank Required ~~~


Ambassador

RC: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401349

Guild Founder

RC: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401028

My part of *a* crossover: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401426

The other person's part: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401412

~~~ Level 2: 2 Previous Ranks Required ~~~


Artificer

Transfer from landholder.

Rc: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/400542

Does a Flickr Photo work? Because if so I have one here (I have the LOM Pics, they just aren't uploaded yet (The thatch edge design): https://www.flickr.com/photos/129056588@N03/20303114175/in/dateposted-public/

If not, I think this stair technique is mine: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/414912

Explorer

RC: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/401557

3 Naval MBC: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/402513 And yes, a seaside tower counts as naval. Watching for and possibly docking military ships.

~~~ Level 3: 3 Previous Ranks Required ~~~


Baron

RC: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/402048

Requirement #1 (same as above): http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/402048

Requirement #2: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/403285

Requirement #3: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412138


YET TO GET:

Seer

RC: yet to come.

Requirements:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412508
I won this one, and I'm pretty sure I had the required score for it.

~~~ Level 4: 4 Previous Ranks Required ~~~ 


Assassin

RC: not posted yet (or probably ever).

Requirements: Have none yet.

Enchanter

Requirements: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412508
20 + 32. :P I think I have the scores for this as well...


Mercenary

RC: yet to come.

Requirements: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412508
(I got an 8.5 from the Staff there, and I think the size is self-explanatory).

Tactician

RC: yet to be done.

Requirements: Long way to go yet on that...

~~~ The Last Rank ~~~


Legend

RC: Not for a long time.

Requirements: I've won a UC...


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| August 6, 2015, 11:12 am
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Quoting Kyle Breidenthal
So are the challenges for the ranks assigned by the faction you are in?

Right. If you check your faction group, you will find a list of rank challenges tailored specifically to your faction. If you want to apply for a rank on the list in this thread but your faction's list hasn't been updated to include it yet, just do a different rank challenge from the list (preferably one for a rank that no longer exists).
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| August 6, 2015, 12:18 pm
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Quoting David .
Wait.... Wouldn't fireworks be counted as gun-powder?

Well, there's a fairly major difference between weaponized gunpowder and a pretty light show. Actually, there are two of them. One changes warfare for all the LOM, and the other is a cheap magic trick. Also, there's a fairly major technological gap between using gunpowder in a disposable rocket that can't be aimed very well and creating a reusable, aimable launching mechanism that can ignite compressed gunpowder and both contain an explosion and direct its force in one direction to propel some sort of lethal projectile at speed. So, this rank does give players access to alchemical tricks that cause flashes, bangs and small explosions, but doesn't really change the game.
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| August 6, 2015, 12:30 pm
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Quoting Hildigrim Took
...

That would count for Guild Founder, certainly. Like Halhi said, though, you need to work with a player from another faction in a monthly challenge to get the Ambassador rank.
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| August 6, 2015, 12:31 pm
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Joseph - I'll approve most of those. The artificer techniques aren't really new, though - I've seen the stairs before and the thatch is more of a detail than a technique - so I can't quite count those. For baron, the 3 builds can't include the rank challenge, and regardless, I don't think I'd give the 1st build a 3 anyway. (and the second one's iffy too)
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| August 6, 2015, 1:22 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm still waiting for the rest of the staff to get their opinions

Well?
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| August 6, 2015, 1:25 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Well?

Your first two MOCs work. The third one might not be quite there, though - it's a bit borderline, and since it's a level 3 rank, I'll have to say that your 3rd one doesn't count for this. The first 2 count, though, so you only need one more :)
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| August 6, 2015, 3:14 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Joseph - I'll approve most of those. The artificer techniques aren't really new, though - I've seen the stairs before and the thatch is more of a detail than a technique - so I can't quite count those. For baron, the 3 builds can't include the rank challenge, and regardless, I don't think I'd give the 1st build a 3 anyway. (and the second one's iffy too)


http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/414912

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411083

=for Baron.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/416332

=for artificer. The bars in the window are Uruk swords, and I think the stool is my design as well.
And in case that isn't enough+

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/414516

The rounded wall uses a combination of 1x1 bricks with 1 stud on side, and headlight bricks.
And again:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411846

In case the reeds are my design.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411590

In case the rocket-fin steeples are my design.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411205

The border-less sideways slope street design.

Anyways, hope you can find something sufficient in that pile. :)
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| August 6, 2015, 3:54 pm
Level 0: Adventurer
Http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/407087
This is my character intro, and my scorecard as well. Should I just update this comment when I get a new rank?
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| August 6, 2015, 5:11 pm
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Joseph: for baron, that works, but you'll need to write a paragraph or so describing the significance of those places (why they're a notable part of the region). For artificer, I don't think any of those count - most of them are just NPU/details, rather than actual techniques, and the rest are extremely simple.

Brick Boy: You can just make a new comment for each one :)
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| August 6, 2015, 6:16 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Joseph: for baron, that works, but you'll need to write a paragraph or so describing the significance of those places (why they're a notable part of the region). For artificer, I don't think any of those count - most of them are just NPU/details, rather than actual techniques, and the rest are extremely simple.

Brick Boy: You can just make a new comment for each one :)

Ok... what exactly counts as a technique, just asking?
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| August 6, 2015, 9:56 pm
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Quoting Joseph Olson
Ok... what exactly counts as a technique, just asking?

A technique should ideally be some sort of interesting, non-obvious way of building/connecting something. For instance, using steering wheels to make a round wall counts as a technique, since it's non-obvious and provides a new way of building something. A technique generally differs from NPU in that a technique can usually be modified to be used for different purposes, whereas a NPU is only significant for its use in one purpose.

I'd really recommend playing around with pieces and trying to come up with something interesting and useful. It can be good to try out some pieces from the "other pieces" containers that don't usually get used, as those can often allow for interesting connections. Round structures, new flooring techniques, new roof techniques (like the technic pin roof) - things like that would qualify.
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| August 7, 2015, 12:57 am
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There's some good examples here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/788191@N24/pool/

Not everything there would work here (for instance, some of the math-y ones aren't that impressive, and some of the other ones aren't prominent enough to be useful in a medieval MOC), but when you're submitting a technique for the artificer rank, think about whether it would fit in that group. If it would definitely fit in that group, and you can show it off nicely in a medieval moc, then that's the sort of thing that we're looking for.
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| August 7, 2015, 1:03 am
I'm 100% sure I have the Adventurer rank

Intro: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/385132

Score-Card: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/385132
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| August 7, 2015, 2:07 am
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Yeah, the adventurer rank doesn't need approval; you don't need to tell us about it.
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| August 7, 2015, 9:51 am
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I'd like to verify some of my ranks...

Adventurer:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/370139
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/394167

Guild Founder:

Carried over from the previous Rank system (and the Rank system before that). http://mocpages.com/moc.php/374210

Ambassador:

I'll just turn my Landholder rank into the Ambassador Rank.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/402803

Also, requirements for which I haven't done corresponding challenges yet:

Artificer: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/417035 The roof technique is my own design. If that doesn't work, I'll instead submit my pillar design: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/394680

Seer: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22392&topicid=101921#comment-1598714 My July UC entry scored above 7.5, and since I've been here for almost two years now I obviously entered more than 3 UCs.

Mercenary: I think that my score for the July UC also counts for Mercenary, though I want to make sure, since not all of the staff judged the UC.
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| August 10, 2015, 2:04 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
I'd like to verify some of my ranks...

Adventurer:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/370139
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/394167

Guild Founder:

Carried over from the previous Rank system (and the Rank system before that). http://mocpages.com/moc.php/374210

Ambassador:

I'll just turn my Landholder rank into the Ambassador Rank.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/402803

Also, requirements for which I haven't done corresponding challenges yet:

Artificer: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/417035 The roof technique is my own design. If that doesn't work, I'll instead submit my pillar design: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/394680

You get an all-clear from me.
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| August 10, 2015, 5:04 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
Artificer: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/417035 The roof technique is my own design. If that doesn't work, I'll instead submit my pillar design: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/394680

Yep, those are some good examples of the kind of thing we're looking for with this rank :) Is the roof all connected, though?
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| August 10, 2015, 5:49 pm
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Oh right, nevermind - I just read the description. For the artificer rank, I think that all of the techniques should be either connected, trapped in place (example: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/koffiemoc/17655996595/ (the clips are locked in place by the pieces around them despite not being technically attached)), or connected via strong friction (example: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/koffiemoc/16361785353/)
But the tiles in the pillar seem to be trapped in place in some way, so that one works.
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| August 10, 2015, 5:56 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Yep, those are some good examples of the kind of thing we're looking for with this rank :) Is the roof all connected, though?

Sadly, it's not actually connected. I suppose I could figure out a way to connect it somehow, but it would be much more difficult than just leaving it loose.
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| August 10, 2015, 6:36 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Oh right, nevermind - I just read the description. For the artificer rank, I think that all of the techniques should be either connected, trapped in place (example: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/koffiemoc/17655996595/ (the clips are locked in place by the pieces around them despite not being technically attached)), or connected via strong friction (example: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/koffiemoc/16361785353/)
But the tiles in the pillar seem to be trapped in place in some way, so that one works.

Yeah, the tiles in the pillar have no way to get out unless you lift the top off.
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| August 10, 2015, 6:38 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Oh right, nevermind - I just read the description. For the artificer rank, I think that all of the techniques should be either connected, trapped in place (example: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/koffiemoc/17655996595/ (the clips are locked in place by the pieces around them despite not being technically attached)), or connected via strong friction (example: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/koffiemoc/16361785353/)
But the tiles in the pillar seem to be trapped in place in some way, so that one works.

I think we should have a staff discussion about what constitutes a technique, because your definition seems to be way different than anything I would have ever considered.
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| August 10, 2015, 6:42 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I think we should have a staff discussion about what constitutes a technique, because your definition seems to be way different than anything I would have ever considered.

Another one? :P
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| August 10, 2015, 7:01 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Adventurer, Guild Founder, Explorer and Ambassador are approved. Although unlike Halhi I view your river technique as what it is - a technique - I have already used it in only slightly different circumstances. I haven't been able to find any uses of you ship hull technique prior to the past few months, so I'll give that one to you - Artificer is approved. Finally, the third of your baron builds came under a lot of scrutiny, but, since it's been ten days and we have a majority in favor of giving it a three, you can count Baron as approved as well.

I've seen the ship hull before; it doesn't work.
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| August 10, 2015, 11:58 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I think we should have a staff discussion about what constitutes a technique, because your definition seems to be way different than anything I would have ever considered.

I see technique as, well, a technical thing. It should involve some technical skill, not (just) aesthetic skill.
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| August 11, 2015, 12:22 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Well?

Actually, we're still debating how many votes a MOC needs to get in order to pass this requirement. Just to be safe, though, I'd recommend building another MOC in that area and maybe making the location descriptions slightly longer/more detailed.
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| August 11, 2015, 12:23 am
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I edited my rank requirements registering comment with some more requirements that I have completed that I don't have the rank for yet that might need to be approved.
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| August 11, 2015, 11:51 am
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Quoting Mr. Cab
I edited my rank requirements registering comment with some more requirements that I have completed that I don't have the rank for yet that might need to be approved.

Did your entry really score above 8 points? I didn't expect that, but I guess it works for both.


Well, anyway, even though I didn't personally score that MOC above 8, this MOC would have met the requirements for Mercenary too: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/407316 so your rank definitely works.
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| August 11, 2015, 12:25 pm
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Enchanter Rank:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/402932
It was scored 9.75 for build and 8 for story, so it meets the requirements.

For the 20 connected story builds part... I marked all of the connected ones with an asterisk on my scorecard: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/372102
It's a bit difficult in my case, since I used several different characters, some of whom don't really go together all that much (Elisa doesn't have much interaction with Halbert/Filberth/Stefan, and Inigo/Reghof are dead). However, the Season 1 part clearly all fits together as shown in Rescue, and most of the season 2 builds fit with season 1, since they have the same main villain, and as shown in Parting Ways and A Final Goodbye (and hinted in a few other MOCs), Halbert and Elisa had more interaction at first. So that was a bit of a long-winded way to say that I have well over 20 connected story episodes.
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| August 11, 2015, 12:27 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Enchanter Rank:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/402932
It was scored 9.75 for build and 8 for story, so it meets the requirements.

For the 20 connected story builds part... I marked all of the connected ones with an asterisk on my scorecard: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/372102
It's a bit difficult in my case, since I used several different characters, some of whom don't really go together all that much (Elisa doesn't have much interaction with Halbert/Filberth/Stefan, and Inigo/Reghof are dead). However, the Season 1 part clearly all fits together as shown in Rescue, and most of the season 2 builds fit with season 1, since they have the same main villain, and as shown in Parting Ways and A Final Goodbye (and hinted in a few other MOCs), Halbert and Elisa had more interaction at first. So that was a bit of a long-winded way to say that I have well over 20 connected story episodes.

Approved.
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| August 11, 2015, 12:41 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Did your entry really score above 8 points? I didn't expect that, but I guess it works for both.

Your score was the lowest one. :P
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| August 11, 2015, 12:43 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
Quoting Halhi 141
Did your entry really score above 8 points? I didn't expect that, but I guess it works for both.

Your score was the lowest one. :P

As expected. It wouldn't be the lowest if Adam and Brick had judged though :P
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| August 11, 2015, 1:18 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
As expected. It wouldn't be the lowest if Adam and Brick had judged though :P

I know. Brick wins the award for harshest judger in the staff group.
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| August 11, 2015, 2:38 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
I know. Brick wins the award for harshest judger in the staff group.

7.5 to Forbidden Castle? Totally the most accurate score :P
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| August 11, 2015, 4:24 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Well?

Ok, sorry for the long delay and the contradictory information that you've gotten. The verdict is that the baron rank works, but the artificer technique doesn't.
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| August 12, 2015, 8:14 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Ok, sorry for the long delay and the contradictory information that you've gotten. The verdict is that the baron rank works, but the artificer technique doesn't.

Okay. And for the record, what exactly do you define as a technique?
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| August 12, 2015, 8:53 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Okay. And for the record, what exactly do you define as a technique?

This is the definition that I came up with:

"An artificer technique must be focused around technical ingenuity, rather than aesthetic skill. "technical" means that it should be built in some interesting way - whether a clever use of SNOT ratios, a creative connection, or something along those lines. Where it differs from an aesthetic thing is that (while it should look decent) it isn't about coming up with a new texture or something like that."

So for an artificer technique, you should probably play around with various pieces and try to come up with interesting connections or things like that. One example is the use of a steering wheel for a round tower - it's not too complicated, but it shows technical skill and ingenuity.
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| August 12, 2015, 9:12 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
This is the definition that I came up with:

"An artificer technique must be focused around technical ingenuity, rather than aesthetic skill. "technical" means that it should be built in some interesting way - whether a clever use of SNOT ratios, a creative connection, or something along those lines. Where it differs from an aesthetic thing is that (while it should look decent) it isn't about coming up with a new texture or something like that."

So for an artificer technique, you should probably play around with various pieces and try to come up with interesting connections or things like that. One example is the use of a steering wheel for a round tower - it's not too complicated, but it shows technical skill and ingenuity.

To be clear, the staff is still discussing this. However, if a technique meets this definition, then it will probably work for every other staff member as well - so follow this if you want to be on the safe side.
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| August 12, 2015, 10:57 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/417898

The boat hull is another try at Artificer. Approval please.
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| August 13, 2015, 7:39 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/417898

And this is for Explorer, my 3 point naval MBC.
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| August 13, 2015, 8:50 pm
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Quoting Asad .
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/417898

And this is for Explorer, my 3 point naval MBC.

Approved for Explorer. For artificer, I brought it up in the staff group for discussion
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| August 13, 2015, 9:01 pm
Adventurer:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/416036

Don't worry, I'll soon be getting some more ranks to add to the list ;)
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| August 14, 2015, 5:24 pm
Mercenary: October UC was over the size requirement and received 8.8.
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| August 16, 2015, 12:58 pm
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For Enchanter, I have 26 connected story builds, and I received a score of above 8 on the story for my July UC entry. http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22392&topicid=101921&message=comment_posted#comment-1601703
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| August 16, 2015, 1:27 pm
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Approved for you 2
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| August 16, 2015, 3:44 pm
Quoting Halhi 141

For Seer Rank, have I ever scored 7 or higher on build?
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| August 17, 2015, 9:35 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Quoting Halhi 141

For Seer Rank, have I ever scored 7 or higher on build?

Unfortunately I don't think so, but you're very close: you got 6.92 on the last UC
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| August 17, 2015, 10:22 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Unfortunately I don't think so, but you're very close: you got 6.92 on the last UC

Alright. Looks like my big MBC I was working on just became a UC....
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| August 17, 2015, 11:19 am
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I (and a bunch of other people) have used that all the time in stonework, and it's not really a technique anyway.
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| August 17, 2015, 11:51 am
Quoting Halhi 141
I (and a bunch of other people) have used that all the time in stonework, and it's not really a technique anyway.

Okay.
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| August 17, 2015, 12:43 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418192

Does this leaf weaving technique work for artificer? I haven't seen it anywhere else and it is useluf for me to make more realistic bushes.
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| August 20, 2015, 3:38 pm
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Quoting Asad .
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418192

Does this leaf weaving technique work for artificer? I haven't seen it anywhere else and it is useluf for me to make more realistic bushes.

If it were new it would count, but it's been done quite a bit before - especially by Katie Walker I think.
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| August 20, 2015, 8:18 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
If it were new it would count, but it's been done quite a bit before - especially by Katie Walker I think.

Rats.
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| August 20, 2015, 8:32 pm
How about this?

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=407700&id=/user_images/113774/14251438861

I'm sure no one has used wing pieces to make a slanted street. Does it count?
EDIT: I can get a more detailing picture if need be.
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| August 20, 2015, 8:48 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
How about this?

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=407700&id=/user_images/113774/14251438861

I'm sure no one has used wing pieces to make a slanted street. Does it count?
EDIT: I can get a more detailing picture if need be.

Aaactually...

I used wing pieces to slant the chapel in this Moc (http://mocpages.com/moc.php/407316) which was, it seems, posted exactly six days before yours was. However, because the time distance is so little, I completely believe that you came up with it on your own. I don't know if anybody has used that technique before I used it in my TTR4, but I think that it's likely... We need to discuss this one in staff. You should get your results in a few days.
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| August 20, 2015, 9:29 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
How about this?

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=407700&id=/user_images/113774/14251438861

I'm sure no one has used wing pieces to make a slanted street. Does it count?
EDIT: I can get a more detailing picture if need be.

I've used it in the Blue Shield Inn, and it's even been done in a set - Temple Escape.
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| August 20, 2015, 10:10 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I've used it in the Blue Shield Inn, and it's even been done in a set - Temple Escape.

But neither used it in any way similar to my rendition-Temple escape just connected then, but still with a gaping hope to one side, and for the life of me, I can't find that piece in your Blue Shield Inn.
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| August 20, 2015, 11:16 pm
Quoting Mr. Cab
Aaactually...

I used wing pieces to slant the chapel in this Moc (http://mocpages.com/moc.php/407316) which was, it seems, posted exactly six days before yours was. However, because the time distance is so little, I completely believe that you came up with it on your own. I don't know if anybody has used that technique before I used it in my TTR4, but I think that it's likely... We need to discuss this one in staff. You should get your results in a few days.

Alright. I shall await the results.
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| August 20, 2015, 11:18 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
But neither used it in any way similar to my rendition-Temple escape just connected then, but still with a gaping hope to one side, and for the life of me, I can't find that piece in your Blue Shield Inn.

I think you might have looked at the wrong spot in the Temple escape set. Although there is a gaping hole in one place, there is another spot where there are two wedges fit together quite well. i.ytimg.com/vi/StDQZXN3i90/maxresdefault.jpg
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| August 20, 2015, 11:26 pm
Quoting Mr. Cab
I think you might have looked at the wrong spot in the Temple escape set. Although there is a gaping hole in one place, there is another spot where there are two wedges fit together quite well. i.ytimg.com/vi/StDQZXN3i90/maxresdefault.jpg

Ohhhh.....







Dang it.
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| August 20, 2015, 11:29 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
But neither used it in any way similar to my rendition-Temple escape just connected then, but still with a gaping hope to one side, and for the life of me, I can't find that piece in your Blue Shield Inn.

It wasn't really noticeable in the final MOC (which is a shame, because it was really tough to incorporate) but you can kinda see it in this WIP picture (the dark green wedge plates): http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/84200/1417378544m
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| August 20, 2015, 11:44 pm
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And I've seen Eldeeem and a few others use it also, anyway.
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| August 20, 2015, 11:44 pm
Quoting Halhi 141

Well, back to the darned drawing board then.....
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| August 21, 2015, 9:33 am
I am applying for the Adventurer and the ambassador ranks.

Here is my score card:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/407947

for ambassador here is my requirement:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418518

And here is the rank challenge. Hopefully it counts:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418521
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| August 28, 2015, 10:38 pm
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Quoting Kyle Breidenthal
I am applying for the Adventurer and the ambassador ranks.

Here is my score card:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/407947

for ambassador here is my requirement:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418518

And here is the rank challenge. Hopefully it counts:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418521

Approved!
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| August 28, 2015, 10:52 pm
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What part of that is the part you're submitting? The LOTR ring connection has been done a bunch already.
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| September 12, 2015, 10:28 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
What part of that is the part you're submitting? The LOTR ring connection has been done a bunch already.

Yeah, well, I hadn't seen it in any major builds before....oh well. Honestly, I think you might want to change the requirements from 'neew design' to 'design not seen in the lands of mythron' because Medieval has been done to death.
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| September 12, 2015, 10:43 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Yeah, well, I hadn't seen it in any major builds before....oh well. Honestly, I think you might want to change the requirements from 'neew design' to 'design not seen in the lands of mythron' because Medieval has been done to death.

But for an ingenuitive builder, it's often not that hard to invent new techniques. There's plenty of techniques not developed, and we even allow some techniques (for instance the well from Forbidden Castle would work, even though the life preserver technique has been used before, because the technique is very rare and has never been used for anything like it) that have been done before; the LOTR ring thing, though, isn't at all rare. In fact, in the Reverse Engineering Contest, that technique was so well known that it was banned in most of the challenges.

And I used the LOTR ring in the well of Forbidden Castle, anyway, for a similar stud inversion technique ;)

Try to focus on ingenuity. Not just replicating the work of others. Try to find innovative ways of doing things, because even something that's been "done to death" has plenty of room for new techniques and ideas. I mean, there's several people who already have the artificer rank...

This rank isn't something that you'll be able to get by sending out a bunch of rapid-fire techniques, just like you can't get other ranks by trying to post a bunch of quick builds. Spend more time and try to come up with one truly innovative technique. You might need to spend about as long as you would on a normal build (though possibly not), because this rank is different from the others; it sounds fast to get, but while the rank can be attained with merely a moment of insight, it can take a while to get that insight. Just don't pass it off as if it's impossible, or assume that you'll get it by repeating the same thing again and again.




But anyway, we've relaxed the standards somewhat compared to the old ones, so some aesthetic things can pass (like Cab's roof) if they're innovative. But the point is, you need innovation. That's what's important in this rank - not being able to do something complex but unoriginal, or anything like that.
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| September 13, 2015, 12:29 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Yeah, well, I hadn't seen it in any major builds before....oh well. Honestly, I think you might want to change the requirements from 'neew design' to 'design not seen in the lands of mythron' because Medieval has been done to death.

We're leaving that option in the missile bays to fire off if need be. In the meantime, I suggest you find a piece that you have a lot of and try to find some new use to put it to, even if it doesn't look perfect. For example, just writing this sentence I thought of a way to use two-stud black Technic tube pins sandwhiched between 1x_ plates as detailed panels or perhaps railings. Seriously, most decent techniques are created by people making tablescraps with random pieces they had lying around rather than deliberately trying to come up with some new connection or other Reverse-Engineering Contest nonsense.
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| September 13, 2015, 3:32 am
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This is irrelevant, but I really like that lighting. Unfortunately, neither of the techniques is really new, sorry. I'd really recommend for you to try something more significant and structural. See for instance the techniques that I linked to in my submission. It's harder, but it will take less time and effort actually than it does to keep submitting a bunch of smaller techniques, and it's far more likely to be approved, especially if you find an innovate structural technique.
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| September 20, 2015, 12:11 am
Would a round tree count?
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| September 20, 2015, 2:47 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Would a round tree count?

That depends entirely on the technique itself. What exactly do you mean by round tree? A tree with spherical foliage?
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| September 20, 2015, 4:46 pm
Quoting Mr. Cab
That depends entirely on the technique itself. What exactly do you mean by round tree? A tree with spherical foliage?

tree on the bottom left.

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=409348&id=/user_images/113774/14271250065
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| September 20, 2015, 4:51 pm
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I would like to exchange my Landholder for Guild Founder rank.

Requirements:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/419099
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| September 20, 2015, 7:41 pm
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Depends. How was it done?
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| September 20, 2015, 8:53 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Depends. How was it done?

Using 1x1 bricks with studs on all sides stacked on top of each other. Then I used regular 1x1 bricks and attacked them to plates and the studs-on-all-sides bricks. Thus, I was able to pull off a very smooth rounded tree. If you think this has potential, I can get a picture of the guts of the project.
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| September 21, 2015, 10:24 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Using 1x1 bricks with studs on all sides stacked on top of each other. Then I used regular 1x1 bricks and attacked them to plates and the studs-on-all-sides bricks. Thus, I was able to pull off a very smooth rounded tree. If you think this has potential, I can get a picture of the guts of the project.

I think I've seen that done before. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/387335 It isn't quite obvious in this moc, but it's the same technique to get an octagonal shape.
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| September 21, 2015, 11:48 am
Quoting Mr. Cab
I think I've seen that done before. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/387335 It isn't quite obvious in this moc, but it's the same technique to get an octagonal shape.

Sort of. My design it probably built differently, because I don't want a perfect circle, just a generally round shape. Anyway, should I get a picture of the inside, or is it pointless?
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| September 21, 2015, 11:53 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Using 1x1 bricks with studs on all sides stacked on top of each other. Then I used regular 1x1 bricks and attacked them to plates and the studs-on-all-sides bricks. Thus, I was able to pull off a very smooth rounded tree. If you think this has potential, I can get a picture of the guts of the project.

If it was new, it would definitely work, but unfortunately I've seen that same technique from Thomas and Reese :/
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| September 21, 2015, 6:07 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Sort of. My design it probably built differently, because I don't want a perfect circle, just a generally round shape. Anyway, should I get a picture of the inside, or is it pointless?

I've never seen someone use this technique to make something that wasn't perfectly round... but that's such a small deviation that it doesn't really make a difference.
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| September 21, 2015, 9:14 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
I've never seen someone use this technique to make something that wasn't perfectly round... but that's such a small deviation that it doesn't really make a difference.

I think Thomas did it in the MOC Andrew linked to in that MOC.
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| September 21, 2015, 9:27 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I think Thomas did it in the MOC Andrew linked to in that MOC.

Except Thomas' tree WAS perfectly round. Anyway, I guess this was just another rabbit hole...
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| September 22, 2015, 9:10 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Except Thomas' tree WAS perfectly round. Anyway, I guess this was just another rabbit hole...

Oh, right. You were close with this one, though! If you keep trying techniques of that sort of complexity/structural level, I think you'll definitely be able to get the rank :)
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| September 22, 2015, 9:46 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Oh, right. You were close with this one, though! If you keep trying techniques of that sort of complexity/structural level, I think you'll definitely be able to get the rank :)

Or just go for some decent NPU. That's way more fun, and attracts a lot more notice.
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| September 22, 2015, 7:25 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Or just go for some decent NPU. That's way more fun, and attracts a lot more notice.

The problem is that NPU is far more likely to be insufficient/have been done before.
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| September 22, 2015, 8:08 pm
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We're likely going to be changing the artificer rank requirement to make it more straightforward (though still based on techniques). Due to the nature of the planned requirement, I'll have to do some preparation before we release the change, and it might take 1-2 trial runs in the staff to make sure that the requirement isn't too easy/hard, but it should be more fitting of a level 2 rank, and more fun too :)


Hint: REC
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| September 24, 2015, 12:41 am
Quoting Halhi 141
We're likely going to be changing the artificer rank requirement to make it more straightforward (though still based on techniques). Due to the nature of the planned requirement, I'll have to do some preparation before we release the change, and it might take 1-2 trial runs in the staff to make sure that the requirement isn't too easy/hard, but it should be more fitting of a level 2 rank, and more fun too :)


Hint: REC

Alright, I shall look forward to the results!
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| September 24, 2015, 9:07 am
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Well, I've never gotten the Guild Founder rank before, so I guess I'll claim that now. :P

My crossover with Andrew Alexander's character Asalead: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418282

His part of the crossover with my characters Cazzmir, Rizelda, and Diana: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/416143

Edit: Oh, and while I'm at it, I'll give Artificer a shot.

My September UC displays a floor technique I came up with a while back, and a rocking chair technique that I just invented: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/419927

Hopefully at least one of those qualifies? :P
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| October 2, 2015, 1:24 pm
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Quoting Armon Russ
Well, I've never gotten the Guild Founder rank before, so I guess I'll claim that now. :P

My crossover with Andrew Alexander's character Asalead: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/418282

His part of the crossover with my characters Cazzmir, Rizelda, and Diana: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/416143

Edit: Oh, and while I'm at it, I'll give Artificer a shot.

My September UC displays a floor technique I came up with a while back, and a rocking chair technique that I just invented: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/419927

Hopefully at least one of those qualifies? :P

Approved for Guild Founder. But keep in mind you can't actually get the rank until you post the rank challenge (or transmit it from the old rank system, but you have to state that).
For Artificer, I think we need yo discuss that in the staff group.
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| October 2, 2015, 7:31 pm
Heyo, might as well. I am applying for Ambassador, as a transfer from old ranks where I did http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/371584 Fighter and http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/378724 Pathfinder. Would I be able to apply for Guild Founder as well because I did two ranks? Oh yeah, and do I have to apply for adventurer? Because I did my character intro and have my scorecard, so I should have it automatically right?
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| October 2, 2015, 7:37 pm
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Quoting Harry Wilkinson
Heyo, might as well. I am applying for Ambassador, as a transfer from old ranks where I did http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/371584 Fighter and http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/378724 Pathfinder. Would I be able to apply for Guild Founder as well because I did two ranks? Oh yeah, and do I have to apply for adventurer? Because I did my character intro and have my scorecard, so I should have it automatically right?

All correct. You're good to go with both ranks and Artificer.
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| October 2, 2015, 9:37 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
All correct. You're good to go with both ranks and Artificer.

Wait, I am an artificer? Or I'm able to do the rank challenge?
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| October 2, 2015, 9:45 pm
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Quoting Harry Wilkinson
Wait, I am an artificer? Or I'm able to do the rank challenge?

He means adventurer
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| October 2, 2015, 10:01 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
He means adventurer

Oh ok, sweet. Time to experiment with different building techniques to try and make my own :D
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| October 2, 2015, 11:31 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
Approved for Guild Founder. But keep in mind you can't actually get the rank until you post the rank challenge (or transmit it from the old rank system, but you have to state that).
For Artificer, I think we need yo discuss that in the staff group.

Oops, I forgot about the rank challenge. Silly me. That'll be next. :P
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| October 3, 2015, 5:23 pm
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I would like to apply for artificer.

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=420166&id=/user_images/113762/14440905856
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| October 5, 2015, 8:40 pm
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Quoting Mariner 1000
I would like to apply for artificer.

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=420166&id=/user_images/113762/14440905856

We need to discuss this in the staff group. I think that the steering wheel on the other ship actually looks more promising. If that technique is one you came up with, then I encourage you to give us a close-up picture, or better yet a picture that shows how it was done, because I can't figure out how you did it and it looks very interesting.
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| October 5, 2015, 8:50 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
We need to discuss this in the staff group. I think that the steering wheel on the other ship actually looks more promising. If that technique is one you came up with, then I encourage you to give us a close-up picture, or better yet a picture that shows how it was done, because I can't figure out how you did it and it looks very interesting.

From what I can tell, the other one is just a normal steering wheel with some telescopes and stuff on it, like in Metalbeard's Sea Cow (in the movie, not the set) https://cinemageddon.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/vlcsnap-2014-08-07-22h23m35s89.jpg
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| October 5, 2015, 9:16 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
We need to discuss this in the staff group. I think that the steering wheel on the other ship actually looks more promising. If that technique is one you came up with, then I encourage you to give us a close-up picture, or better yet a picture that shows how it was done, because I can't figure out how you did it and it looks very interesting.

Quoting Halhi 141
From what I can tell, the other one is just a normal steering wheel with some telescopes and stuff on it, like in Metalbeard's Sea Cow (in the movie, not the set) https://cinemageddon.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/vlcsnap-2014-08-07-22h23m35s89.jpg

Not quite. :P

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/113762/14440955811_DISPLAY.jpg
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| October 5, 2015, 9:46 pm
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Quoting Mariner 1000
Not quite. :P

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/113762/14440955811
_DISPLAY.jpg


Quoting Armon Russ
My September UC displays a floor technique I came up with a while back, and a rocking chair technique that I just invented: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/419927

Hopefully at least one of those qualifies? :P

Well, since both Halhi and I liked these artificer requirements and the rest of the staff is apparently too lazy to respond to that kind of stuff :/, approved for the both of you. :D
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| October 8, 2015, 10:38 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
Well, since both Halhi and I liked these artificer requirements and the rest of the staff is apparently too lazy to respond to that kind of stuff :/, approved for the both of you. :D

Yay! :D
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| October 9, 2015, 9:36 am
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The revised artificer rank requirements should be read y soon. I need feedback from a few staffies...
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| October 10, 2015, 8:09 pm
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Is there anyone else who has the artificer rank and a Flickr account who'd be willing to help me test the new requirement?
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| October 11, 2015, 6:40 pm
Can one gain the scores for Mercenary from an MBC, as well as a UC?
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| October 12, 2015, 9:32 pm
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Can one gain the scores for Mercenary from an MBC, as well as a UC?

Yes, I'm pretty certain the 8/10 score applies for any type of LOM build.
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| October 12, 2015, 9:41 pm
Is it possible to have two ranks of the same level? Also, does the Artificer technique have to be in the same build as the rank challenge?
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| October 12, 2015, 9:54 pm
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Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Is it possible to have two ranks of the same level? Also, does the Artificer technique have to be in the same build as the rank challenge?

Yes and no
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| October 12, 2015, 11:02 pm
This is my latest try for the Artificer Rank.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/128771221@N08/22233302295/in/dateposted/
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| October 16, 2015, 9:32 pm
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^been done by lots of people, sorry. New artificer rank requirement (which isn't necessarily easier, but it's different and more clear as to what you have to do) will be up hopefully by the end of the month.
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| October 17, 2015, 12:46 am
Quoting Halhi 141
^been done by lots of people, sorry. New artificer rank requirement (which isn't necessarily easier, but it's different and more clear as to what you have to do) will be up hopefully by the end of the month.

Any progress on this?
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| October 28, 2015, 10:43 am
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Quoting Andrew Spader
Any progress on this?

We were waiting for input from more staff members that never came. It's been in the finishing stages for weeks, I'll try to remind everyone so we can get it done.
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| October 28, 2015, 8:24 pm
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I would like to apply for explorer.

My three point

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/420166

Do I need to link Mocs in which my guy travels to three different factions? I have them I'm just too lazy to dig them up. :P
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| November 1, 2015, 7:21 pm
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The new artificer requirement is finally here!

For this requirement, you must reverse engineer (in other words, figure out how it's built and show me a picture) a small tablescrap/object that I show you. You will have a week to figure out how the tablescrap is built; if you are unable to solve the puzzle within the week, you will have to try again later if you want the rank. Let me know when you want to try for this rank, and if you have a Flickr account, give me a link to it since this is a bit easier on Flickr. If you don't have a Flickr account, then I'll invite you to a private group where you can see and attempt to solve the tablescrap.
You're also allowed to still do the previous requirement, if you want. Both requirements are of fairly comparable levels of difficulty, depending on the person.

Note that I have to make a new tablescrap for each attempt, so there may be some delays. Also, if you don't think you'll be able to solve it, then practice with some Reverse Engineering puzzles (see link below) or wait a while, because while we encourage you to keep trying to get the rank, every attempt requires me (or possibly Mr Cab) to have to make a new puzzle.

To see examples of the types of puzzles that will be used for this, see the Reverse Engineering Contest on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/1353510@N20/
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| November 1, 2015, 7:32 pm
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Andrew and Mariner, you are both good to go. Congratulations!
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| November 2, 2015, 12:33 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Andrew and Mariner, you are both good to go. Congratulations!

Thanks! Now on to Assassin Rank.....
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| November 3, 2015, 8:50 am
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Good to see you back!
That works, as long as you get the Adventurer rank first :)
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| November 16, 2015, 6:59 pm
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Hoorah for overkill!
Also, it's great to see you back again,
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| November 17, 2015, 1:49 am
Thanks, I would have had more MOCs, but I've been pulled into the sci-fi game on Eurobricks. With the CCC happening, I hope to do 2 builds for LOM.
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| November 17, 2015, 1:13 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Thanks, I would have had more MOCs, but I've been pulled into the sci-fi game on Eurobricks. With the CCC happening, I hope to do 2 builds for LOM.

That reminds me... have you thought about competing in the Tourney this year, since you're not judging? There's no better excuse for doing LOM builds than that!
I'm glad the space opera is flourishing, though. The plot is a complete mystery to me, but a lot of the builds look great.
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| November 17, 2015, 2:26 pm
For guid, for under:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/422147

My other person:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/422179

Note: I am also doing ambassador.
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| January 14, 2016, 2:43 pm
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Quoting James Douglas
For guid, for under:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/422147

My other person:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/422179

Note: I am also doing ambassador.

The requirement is approved. You need to do the rank challenge as well though before the rank is approved.
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| January 23, 2016, 11:03 pm
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Here are my 2 Moc-off victories for the Assassin Requirement.

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/418011

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/423135

I haven't done the rank challenge yet though, so I can't actually get the rank. I just want to get the requirements approved.
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| January 23, 2016, 11:05 pm
Quoting Mr. Cab
The requirement is approved. You need to do the rank challenge as well though before the rank is approved.

I know. :)
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| January 24, 2016, 4:59 am
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Quoting Mr. Cab
Here are my 2 Moc-off victories for the Assassin Requirement.

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/418011

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/423135

I haven't done the rank challenge yet though, so I can't actually get the rank. I just want to get the requirements approved.

*DING DING DING*

"Congratulations! Your requirements have been approved! Have a nice day!"
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| January 26, 2016, 6:08 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
*DING DING DING*

"Congratulations! Your requirements have been approved! Have a nice day!"

Sorry, call me a banana, but where can I find the ambassador challenge? :P

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| February 15, 2016, 1:37 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting James Douglas
Sorry, call me a banana, but where can I find the ambassador challenge? :P

The challenge description for the Outlaws should be somewhere in your faction group.
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| February 15, 2016, 2:26 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
The challenge description for the Outlaws should be somewhere in your faction group.

Thanks lie a ton and a half! And another half! So thanks two tons! :P~ jd the Lego owl (also,you didn't call me a banana, :P)
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| February 15, 2016, 2:28 pm
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Ok, I'd like to claim the Baron rank (already did the challenge for this, just need to specify my requirements :P) and Enchanter rank.

For Baron:

1st build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/403043
The town of Crossrodes (yeah it's spelled that way purposefully, just like Invadir and Infordest :P) was established soon after Reia Loda's rise to power, and remains the central location of Infordest's trade and commerce.

2nd build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/411467
The government building in Infordest, where the governor of the city resides. Previously occupied by Reia Loda, it is now the residing place of her masked companion, who she left in charge of the city after becoming leader of Enalica.

3rd build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/420996
Witherspoon Lodge is one of the main communication outposts of the Enalican branch of the Supreme Spy Council, located on one of the lesser islands of Mercado. It is a place of refuge and intell, especially of the confidential kind.

They also happen to be MBCs that are 3 points and above, so I've already gotten that part down. :P

For Enchanter:

My intro has my list of episodes, and my current story has 20+ episodes(21 to be exact :P): http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/377120

And I think Witherspoon might be worthy of an 8/10 for story, or at least 7/10 for story and 8/10 for build? :P http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/420996
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| February 21, 2016, 2:03 pm
Quoting James Douglas
For guid, for under:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/422147

My other person:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/422179

Note: I am also doing ambassador.

And my chalkenge:

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425562
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| February 21, 2016, 3:53 pm
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Quoting James Douglas

k Your Guild Founder requirements are approved. For Ambassador, though, you need to have a crossover (or some other type of collaboration) with a member of another faction in a UC/RC.
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| February 21, 2016, 4:02 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
k Your Guild Founder requirements are approved. For Ambassador, though, you need to have a crossover (or some other type of collaboration) with a member of another faction in a UC/RC.


I know, but I meant that at some point I will do ambassador.
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| February 21, 2016, 4:49 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting James Douglas

I know, but I meant that at some point I will do ambassador.

Good, just making sure. :P
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| February 21, 2016, 6:36 pm
Quoting Armon Russ

For Enchanter:

My intro has my list of episodes, and my current story has 20+ episodes(21 to be exact :P): http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/377120

And I think Witherspoon might be worthy of an 8/10 for story, or at least 7/10 for story and 8/10 for build? :P http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/420996

I approve your Baron rank. For enchanter I'm going to let a staff member with a better story/better experience judge it.
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| February 22, 2016, 11:02 am
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Don't think I ever posted this here...

I would like to apply for the Guild-Founder Rank, with my MOC here: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/416584

Joseph Olsen then featured my character in this MOC: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/414516

(I hope I'm doing this right...)
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| February 24, 2016, 8:57 am
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Quoting Reese Hawthorne
Don't think I ever posted this here...

I would like to apply for the Guild-Founder Rank, with my MOC here: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/416584

Joseph Olsen then featured my character in this MOC: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/414516

(I hope I'm doing this right...)

Sorry, this needs to be outside of a UC. xP
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| February 24, 2016, 9:25 am
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Quoting Reese Hawthorne
Don't think I ever posted this here...

I would like to apply for the Guild-Founder Rank, with my MOC here: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/416584

Joseph Olsen then featured my character in this MOC: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/414516

(I hope I'm doing this right...)

OK, this is tricky. UC-collabs are for Ambassador, non-UC-crossovers are for Guild Founder. Since this is one of each, I really have no idea for whether it should count, and if, then for which Rank. We should probably discuss this in staff.
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| February 25, 2016, 11:55 pm
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Quoting Armon Russ
For Enchanter:

My intro has my list of episodes, and my current story has 20+ episodes(21 to be exact :P): http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/377120

And I think Witherspoon might be worthy of an 8/10 for story, or at least 7/10 for story and 8/10 for build? :P http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/420996

You definitely got the story episode requirement down. (Btw, I am super impressed at how you organized your different Seasons on your scorecard.)

For the story and build, I think the staff will have to vote on that.
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| February 26, 2016, 12:08 am
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Quoting Mr. Cab
OK, this is tricky. UC-collabs are for Ambassador, non-UC-crossovers are for Guild Founder. Since this is one of each, I really have no idea for whether it should count, and if, then for which Rank. We should probably discuss this in staff.

It can't count for Ambassador since the UC collab is supposed to be with someone from another faction. :P And though his part of the crossover isn't a UC, Joseph's is . . . so, well, that might be worth discussing. :P
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| February 26, 2016, 11:34 am
I dont know if it is needed, because I already postet the rank Adventurer on my scorecard...

-Scorecard:
http://moc-pages.com/moc.php/422278
-Character Intro:
http://moc-pages.com/moc.php/422201
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| March 9, 2016, 11:28 am
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Quoting NGCHunter 2
I dont know if it is needed, because I already postet the rank Adventurer on my scorecard...

-Scorecard:
http://moc-pages.com/moc.php/422278
-Character Intro:
http://moc-pages.com/moc.php/422201

No it's not necessary but thanks for checking. :P
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| March 9, 2016, 11:33 am
Ambassador

Collaboration done in Nerogue faction group:
http://www.moc-pages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23068&topicid=104272

Rank challenge:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/428275
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| May 30, 2016, 10:16 am
 Group admin 
For Ambassador:
Build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429316

RKC: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429669

Pretty sure now this qualifies. :P
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| May 31, 2016, 9:50 am
For Ambassador:

Challenge: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429258

Scorecard: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/428097
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| June 3, 2016, 1:42 pm
 Group admin 
Reminder: Once you have completed the requirements, you need to complete a Rank Challenge, abbreviated "RKC". Rank Challenges must be their own creations and are worth 3 points. Your faction group holds the prompts for each rank's challenge.

C Stucky and Reese are good to go on the other requirements, but both still need to complete the rank challenge.
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| June 3, 2016, 2:22 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Reminder: Once you have completed the requirements, you need to complete a Rank Challenge, abbreviated "RKC". Rank Challenges must be their own creations and are worth 3 points. Your faction group holds the prompts for each rank's challenge.

C Stucky and Reese are good to go on the other requirements, but both still need to complete the rank challenge.

Yep! I'll be doing the rank challenge latter on to fit better with my story (I'll probably tie it in with this month's RC, somehow).
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| June 3, 2016, 7:54 pm
I would like to apply for the Guild Founder Rank

My build:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/421885

Mariner's build:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430252
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| July 5, 2016, 10:54 am
So I'm looking into my future with LOM and I have some questions about the level 3 ranks (I already have my level 1 rank and I have plans for my level 2):

Baron: How do I know if my builds are 3-point MBC quality or not? Do all 3 builds have to be MBCs?

Seer: With our new system of popular vote on monthly challenges, how do I know my score for a monthly challenge and more importantly, how do you get a writing score of 7.5 when hardly anyone is evaluating writing (as far as I know, only two people evaluated writing for last month's UC and one of them was me)?
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| July 18, 2016, 10:03 am
 Group admin 
Quoting C Stucky
So I'm looking into my future with LOM and I have some questions about the level 3 ranks (I already have my level 1 rank and I have plans for my level 2):

Baron: How do I know if my builds are 3-point MBC quality or not? Do all 3 builds have to be MBCs?


The Staff will separately judge your creations for this; secondly, they do not. For example, here are Halhi's Baron Rank builds:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/19960770760/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/20071539951/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/halhi141/19713265378/

Quoting C Stucky
Seer: With our new system of popular vote on monthly challenges, how do I know my score for a monthly challenge and more importantly, how do you get a writing score of 7.5 when hardly anyone is evaluating writing (as far as I know, only two people evaluated writing for last month's UC and one of them was me)?


Once again, the staff will separately judge your writing.

I hope this answers your questions!
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| July 20, 2016, 10:39 am
Quoting Reese Hawthorne

Once again, the staff will separately judge your writing.

I hope this answers your questions!

Ok. Thanks for the answers.
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| July 20, 2016, 10:43 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Jacob Syrups
I would like to apply for the Guild Founder Rank

My build:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/421885

Mariner's build:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430252

No one approved this? O.o

Well, DING DING DING, requirements approved. :P
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| July 20, 2016, 2:46 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
No one approved this? O.o

Well, DING DING DING, requirements approved. :P

Thanks. Now. to check what the challenge is...
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| July 20, 2016, 6:48 pm
Hey, I have a question, I am only level 0, but I have a question, once I get to level 1 (pretty soon), will I have to get both Guild Founder and the other to be able to move on to level 2? Because level two says it requires previous ranks, and I am wondering whether you have to achieve both or just one before I am able to move to level 2? Thanks!
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| July 21, 2016, 5:12 pm
Quoting Hadden Kurtz
Hey, I have a question, I am only level 0, but I have a question, once I get to level 1 (pretty soon), will I have to get both Guild Founder and the other to be able to move on to level 2? Because level two says it requires previous ranks, and I am wondering whether you have to achieve both or just one before I am able to move to level 2? Thanks!

You only need 1 level 1 rank and the Adventurer rank to progress to level, as Level 1 says "one rank to continue" so Adventurer counts.
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| July 21, 2016, 5:15 pm
Quoting Tucker Marley
You only need 1 level 1 rank and the Adventurer rank to progress to level, as Level 1 says "one rank to continue" so Adventurer counts.

Thanks Tucker!
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| July 21, 2016, 5:22 pm
I would like to apply for the Adventurer Rank:
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430779#reviews
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| July 21, 2016, 5:26 pm
Quoting Hadden Kurtz
Hey, I have a question, I am only level 0, but I have a question, once I get to level 1 (pretty soon), will I have to get both Guild Founder and the other to be able to move on to level 2? Because level two says it requires previous ranks, and I am wondering whether you have to achieve both or just one before I am able to move to level 2? Thanks!

The levels stand for how many ranks you need to get that rank, I believe. So level 1 means 1 rank, level 2, 2, and so on.
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| July 21, 2016, 5:50 pm
Another question, can you be in more than one guild? Or is it that you chose one and you are done?
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| July 21, 2016, 6:35 pm
Quoting Hadden Kurtz
Another question, can you be in more than one guild? Or is it that you chose one and you are done?

I don't think so, but you can swap guilds I believe.
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| July 21, 2016, 6:45 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Hadden Kurtz
Another question, can you be in more than one guild? Or is it that you chose one and you are done?

It used to be that you could join one guild founded by someone outside your faction and then one more founded by someone inside your faction, but now, I believe it's just one.
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| July 22, 2016, 8:53 am
Quoting Mr. Cab
It used to be that you could join one guild founded by someone outside your faction and then one more founded by someone inside your faction, but now, I believe it's just one.

Can the guild you choose from the game be different than the one you choose for the Tourney each year? Thanks again! Sorry about all of the questions!
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| July 22, 2016, 9:39 am
Also, does being an ambassador to Rainos allow me to do their rank challenges? Or am I still limited to Nerogue's challenges?
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| July 30, 2016, 2:23 pm
Quoting Hadden Kurtz
Can the guild you choose from the game be different than the one you choose for the Tourney each year? Thanks again! Sorry about all of the questions!


Tourney guilds are a whole different story. You don't even need points to join or create a tourney guild.
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| July 30, 2016, 2:23 pm
Quoting City Creator

Tourney guilds are a whole different story. You don't even need points to join or create a tourney guild.

Ok, how many points do you need to join a guild, and is there a limit to 5 people a guild? Thanks!
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| July 30, 2016, 2:31 pm
Quoting Hadden Kurtz
Ok, how many points do you need to join a guild?


None. As for the member limit, that I do not know. Check the guilds thread.
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| July 30, 2016, 2:42 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting City Creator
Also, does being an ambassador to Rainos allow me to do their rank challenges? Or am I still limited to Nerogue's challenges?

You may choose which challenges you wish to complete. I guess this means I'll get to see how my challenges compare to FNJ's now (or Joels, or Reese's, or Joseph's, or Ben's - well, Nerogue's, at any rate).
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| July 30, 2016, 8:49 pm
I would like to make a claim for the Artificer rank. I have 61 points as of right now, but I'm not sure that the technique I used is "good" enough to qualify.
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429288

I took apart the minifig legs and placed them at 90 degrees to create holes for archers to shoot through. This technique can also be used decoratively.
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| July 31, 2016, 12:06 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting City Creator
I would like to make a claim for the Artificer rank. I have 61 points as of right now, but I'm not sure that the technique I used is "good" enough to qualify.
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429288

I took apart the minifig legs and placed them at 90 degrees to create holes for archers to shoot through. This technique can also be used decoratively.

It's a nice idea, but I don't think it would count for the artificer rank - it's too simple, and I've seen something very similar done many times before.


As a side note, we're currently working on changing the requirement for the artificer rank to make it a bit easier, since we know that it's currently pretty difficult compared to the other lower-level ranks. Tactician also may be changed...
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| July 31, 2016, 1:10 pm
Quoting Halhi 141

As a side note, we're currently working on changing the requirement for the artificer rank to make it a bit easier.


Alright, that's good news. I might go for guild-founder or explorer then.
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| July 31, 2016, 1:18 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

I would like to apply for the Guild Founder Rank:

I have 24 points, but I will only need a 2 for my MBC, so I think I will get that.

Hey, me and Rhino have done a crossover:
Here is my build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431947!
And here is Rhino's: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431937! Thanks!
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| August 18, 2016, 11:20 pm
Quoting Roanoke Handybuck
I would like to apply for the Guild Founder Rank:

I have 24 points, but I will only need a 2 for my MBC, so I think I will get that.

Hey, me and Rhino have done a crossover:
Here is my build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431947!
And here is Rhino's: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431937! Thanks!


You now need to make the rank challenge. Head to the Mythron faction group and complete the rank challenge for guild founder.
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| August 18, 2016, 11:39 pm
I would like to apply for the Guild Founder Rank:
I have 30 points, here is my scorecard: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430779
Here is my RC: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/432372
Here is my crossover build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431947
And Here is Rhino's build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431937

Thanks so much!
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| August 30, 2016, 9:04 pm
Could somebody please approve my rank? Thanks!
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| September 1, 2016, 12:36 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Roanoke Handybuck
I would like to apply for the Guild Founder Rank:
I have 30 points, here is my scorecard: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430779
Here is my RC: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/432372
Here is my crossover build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431947
And Here is Rhino's build: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/431937

Thanks so much!

Sorry about that. Looks good. You've got the rank. Remember to do the rank challenge.
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| September 1, 2016, 12:42 pm
Quoting Armon Russ
Sorry about that. Looks good. You've got the rank. Remember to do the rank challenge.

Thanks! You may have missed it, but it is the second one from the top. Thanks again! Can't wait to start the guild, I already have some of the people set! :)
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| September 1, 2016, 1:35 pm
Requirement- MAY UC, And asking for MOC WIP tips.

For ambassador.

Challenge-

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425365
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| September 18, 2016, 6:30 pm
 Group moderator 
seer rank requirement

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/432332
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| September 18, 2016, 8:47 pm
Quoting James Douglas
Requirement- MAY UC, And asking for MOC WIP tips.

For ambassador.

Challenge-

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425365

I posted it in February.

But hadn't done the requirements. :P


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| September 19, 2016, 12:10 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting James Douglas
Requirement- MAY UC, And asking for MOC WIP tips.

For ambassador.

Challenge-

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425365

So your requirement is your crossover during the dwarf invasion UC, right? If so, then it's approved.
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| September 19, 2016, 6:27 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Joel Tyer
seer rank requirement

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/432332

Approved! ;P
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| September 19, 2016, 6:29 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Armon Russ
Approved! ;P

I was thinking of approving myself but oh well :P
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| September 19, 2016, 6:32 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Joel Tyer
I was thinking of approving myself but oh well :P

You aren't supposed to be able to do that even if you are a staff member, though. :P
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| September 19, 2016, 6:36 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Armon Russ
You aren't supposed to be able to do that even if you are a staff member, though. :P

I know :P
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| September 19, 2016, 6:37 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Joel Tyer
I know :P

Good. :P
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| September 19, 2016, 6:38 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Armon Russ
Good. :P

how come that comment was tagged :/
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| September 19, 2016, 6:39 pm
 Group admin 
OOOH, idea! Can the Explorer Rank apply to the Flickr expansion? So we can claim pieces of land for our home faction?
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| September 19, 2016, 7:18 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Rove Random
OOOH, idea! Can the Explorer Rank apply to the Flickr expansion? So we can claim pieces of land for our home faction?

I like the idea :)
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| September 20, 2016, 9:52 am
Quoting Halhi 141
It's a nice idea, but I don't think it would count for the artificer rank - it's too simple, and I've seen something very similar done many times before.


As a side note, we're currently working on changing the requirement for the artificer rank to make it a bit easier, since we know that it's currently pretty difficult compared to the other lower-level ranks. Tactician also may be changed...


Any luck?
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| September 20, 2016, 10:49 am
Quoting Armon Russ
So your requirement is your crossover during the dwarf invasion UC, right? If so, then it's approved.


Yes.

Okay. I'm gonna decide where I'm going.....
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| September 20, 2016, 11:25 am
 Group admin 
Applying for Ambassador.
Required Crossover: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429414
Rank Challenge: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/433279
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| December 2, 2016, 4:35 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Rove Random
Applying for Ambassador.
Required Crossover: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/429414
Rank Challenge: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/433279

Approved!
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| December 2, 2016, 4:50 pm
I would like to apply for the adventurer rank.

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/434090


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| December 2, 2016, 7:22 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Jonathan Demers
I would like to apply for the adventurer rank.

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/434090


Approved! :P
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| December 2, 2016, 7:24 pm
Quoting Hildigrim Took
Approved! :P


Great! Thank you.
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| December 2, 2016, 7:25 pm
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