Gaiscioch Roles & Ranks - Leveling Up in the Gaiscioch Community
As a member of the Gaiscioch Family you will accumulate Family Honor Points from attending or hosting family events, crafting items, logging discoveries, participating in miscellaneous adventures or writing stories and guides. As a member matures within the family, they will earn new Family Titles and unlock new abilities.
Understanding Family Titles
Each member in the family will have a family title. This is a product of one's Family Rank, Devotion Rank, and Warlord Rank. This combination gives each person a nearly unique title in the family that can grow with them as they progress through Gaiscioch life. Our goal was to create a system that makes titles more personal based on your accomplishments. So that someone could look at your title and know what you've done and how long you've been a member.
Family Ranks & Roles
The family ranks are broken into 7 roles: Guests, New Members, Members, Veterans Members, Warlords, Legends and Elders. Each group has a different focus and helps a member grow into our family. As members choose to advance they will gain more abilities, responsibilities, and obligations. There are several credos that one must approve to advance between these groups. With each credo, members are expected to represent the family at a higher standard. Members may opt to stay at an existing rank to take a less active role in the family all the while earning contribution and family honor as well as unlocking new badges, abilities, and rewards.
One thing to take into consideration is that the Gaiscioch Family is not like typical guilds where the higher you go the more power and privilege you have. Our ranks are more of achievements marking your accomplishments within the family. Members are encouraged to find a role within our family that is right for them.
Being a higher ranking member does not mean that you get the ability to tell others what to do, in the contrary it means that you will be responsible for putting others before yourself, not only in our family but out of it as well. The key to one's overall enjoyment in the family is to find out what level of commitment their comfortable with and find the role that fits them best.
Guests are un-registered members who have decided to try the family out. They have limited access to the family and can not use any of the features on the website. Once a Guest decided's that Gaiscioch is for them they can register at any time by viewing the in game MOTD for the secret word. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they like and registration is not required. It is however required for promotions.
When new members join the family they first get a chance to know us, learn our ways, and see what were like from the inside. In this stage of their membership, they are welcome to come and go as they please. This stage of a members time with our family lasts at least a week and requires our honored guest to register to Gaiscioch.com and claim 1,000 Family Honor Points.
The objective of this group is to teach members how we operate, insure they have visited and registered with the website, know how to claim participation, and have a grasp on what to expect.
By the time a player becomes a member they have a firm understanding on how we operate. The Member stage is the beginning of their career with our family. From here they will be able to invite new people to our family, can begin to request items through the marketplace, and have unlocked access to the Leadership Training system. As members grow within our family they learn more about our ways, why we do what we do, and start becoming active participants or leaders within our family. The Member stage of a Gaiscioch career lasts at least 1 month and is focused more on participating in events than it is on leading events.
Members who achieve the Veteran ranks have been in the family more than a month and have proven their devotion to the family by attending other leaders events. Their commitment has earned them 5,000 Family Honor Points and they have a firm grasp on the ways of the family. Members must accept the Protectors Credo to advance to this role in the family. This role serves as a gateway to the bigger picture. As Veteran Members continue to grow they will begin focusing more on helping others. Guiding players in the family ways and learning more about the Gaiscioch way.
The Gaiscioch Family Guardians are an advanced part of the Veteran Members group and serve as the front line of our family. They help newer members learn about the family, our website, and our belief system. They occasionally will need to help get conversations back on track, or report misdoing's to the family elders. They act as advisors, guidance providers, and overall protectors of the family name. By this time a member should be involved in the family for more than 6 months and has been an active attendee in family events. For those who prefer fellowship over leadership this is the last stop on the family tree. Members must prove their leadership ability to progress to the Leadership ranks through the accumulation of both Valor Points (Earned through leading events.) as well as earning Tokens of Valor from lower ranked members of the family.
Warlords (Event Leaders)
Being a warlord or leader is not for everyone. Leaders devote the majority of their time to hosting both family events and public events. Leaders will be working hand in hand with the family elders to be sure that those who wish to participate in activities can find groups and ensure our families exposure to the outside community stays in tact. Leaders have proven their ability to unite the troops under a single cause and have lead events for the family over the course of their career.
The focus of the leadership ranks is entirely placed on entertaining the crowd and putting on a good show. In doing so, the leader must be ever vigilant to control their behavior. They must be the iconic Gaiscioch member and be an example of our community as a whole. Their actions will be seen by the entire community and it is imperative that they cast the proper shadow.
Leaders will be responsible for documenting what they need to succeed and provide elders with suggestions and ideas for future events, streamlining the family, and making the family succeed in their own area. Our event leaders are important members of the family and are the ones who breath life into our house day in and day out.
To be eligible to become a member of the War Council one must be active within the family for more than 1 year and have accumulated 50,000 Family Honor Points of which 20,000 must be Valor Points. They will be required to earn 50,000 Contribution Points and receive 25 tokens of valor from members under their own rank who they have led. The road to leadership is not easy; it is not something to be taken lightly. Our leaders are critical to our success as a community and have a great deal of responsibility on their shoulders.
Among the most devoted in the community are the Legends. They have devoted more than two years of their lives to playing along side the family and have shown their devotion and commitment to our families beliefs and best practices. They encourage the new, teach the learning and support the community. These are the most trusted advisors to the elder council and occasionally they will request feedback, ideas and perspectives to help guide the future of the community. Above all else, Legends are shining examples of what all Gaiscioch members should strive to be. This role can be obtained by both leaders and followers and is the pinnacle of ones Gaiscioch career.
The Finsceal are our way of remembering those who called our family home while they were in our plane of existence. They have since ascended to the next world and adventure in the great beyond. All of these people were legends among the people of our family and shall be forever remembered here in our hearts.
The Eldership is responsible for overseeing the day to day life of the Gaiscioch Family. Their role in the family is to build the house in which the family can flourish in. They will work hand-in-hand with leaders to assess the families needs and make necessary adjustments to see to the overall success of the family.
Elders put others in front of themselves and often spend more time doing maintenance, organizing, and planning than they do playing. To become an elder one must display a natural affinity towards helping others, possess a calm demeanor, be slow to anger, slow to speak, and able to plan out responses with a calm and logical thought process. They must be able to respond to hateful, disrespectful, and oftentimes down right rude people with absolute calmness and unyielding integrity. The elder must put the family above their own feelings and see to it that they live the families credo.
Due to the frequent out of game planning, discussions and maintenance this position will rarely be filled with leaders. The focus of the eldership is not on leading but on supporting. Psychologically these members must be able to handle the stress involved with dealing with large numbers of irrational players and possess the ability to diffuse conflicts before they blow out of proportion. They will be in charge of dismissing members from the family who can not abide by the house rules after elder review, preserving the family beliefs and morals, and governing the room of the house they are assigned too.
They will additionally be the point of contact for newer members to get involved in a room of the house. Elders must be able to attend monthly elder summit meetings the first Saturday of the month. There is no time requirement, family honor point requirement, or set in stone criteria to become an elder. Potential elders are watched long term, notes are made, actions logged, and when we feel the person is ready we bring it to a vote among the active elder council. A 100% unanimous vote among the existing active Draoi is required for a member to gain this position and they will be chosen by their area of expertise. These members will be chosen for their devotion towards our beliefs and be the perfect example of what a Gaiscioch should be.
The Elder Council reports directly to the Taoiseach and takes a major part in the planning of the future of the Gaiscioch family. They will all be public facing and able to handle community relations with media agencies, server communities, gaming studios, and other companies. They will provide vision and direction to the family and oversee it's development over time. This role is not focused on one game in particular but the overall success of the Gaiscioch brand and experience.
The Elder Council is broken into 3 Roles.
The Taoiseach (Taoiseach)
This role makes decisions for the family under advisement of the elder council and leadership of the family. Networks with game developers, media agencies, and server communities. Protects family brand and organizes events. This is not an obtainable rank.
The Draoi (Legend)
The Draoi are active elders who are currently on the front lines of the family. They act as advisors to the Taoiseach both suggesting and supporting decisions made by the Taoiseach. They are supporters of the family and assist people with getting setup, handle invitations, and problems that may arise.
The Fili (Hero)
The Fili are former Draoi who have left the game that we are currently focused on for foreign shores. Whether real life draws them away or another game, the Fili act as modern day bards of the family. They observe life in other games and introduce players who would not normally be exposed to our community to our way of life. The Fili are not involved in the current chapter. If a Fili returns to a game we are currently playing they resume their rank of Draoi.
Becoming an Elder
Elders are carefully chosen from the general membership of the family. We carefully examine their behavior and habits to ensure that the person is right for the task at hand. Upon recognizing that a member has elder potential we first bring their name onto our to be examined list and then we watch them for several months to ensure they are right for the job. Then a vote is held and an 100% unanimous vote must be obtained to elect the member as a Draoi of the family. There are no point requirements, time requirements, or guidelines of any kind. We purely look at how they react when stressed, their general behavior, psychological profile, ability to interact and nurture, integrity, honor, respect, fellowship and more than anything their selflessness.
If a person is nominated they will then be approached about the position. It will be up to them if they wish to accept that role. If they accept they will have a 6 month trial period where they can decide if it is right for them. At the end of that 6 months they can choose to remain a Draoi or return to the member ranks.
As members mature in the Gaiscioch Family the ascend the devotion ranks. Devotion ranks are based on the length of time a member has been active within the community. If a member stops being an active participant in the community their clock stops until they return and become active again. As members are never removed from community unless they expressly request it or violate our code of conduct members are free to explore other guilds and games at any time and return to us without losing rank or progress. The Devotion Rank allows members to continue to grow even past the rank of Laoch.
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