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Muffy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:28 am    Post subject: Ranks, and odds'n'ends Reply with quote

okay, i'll be shopping around for avatars to add to our collection. plus you'll notice cool US army ranks have been added for post count stuff (pretty intuitive about the layout. it goes up to 1500 posts then switches to "hubris" which has no rank image.)
    they're really small, so it will hopefully not screw up the load times for anyone...let me know if you think it really sucks. I realize it puts a rather "PvP" stigma on our forums, but i think everyone's mature enough to realize it's just a cute post count tally and not really indicative of anything more than just that.
BTW, i got those ranks from here
Remember this is merely post count ranking and nothing to do with how MadCat promotes
    For the curious, here's how the standard post count ranking goes:
  1. private (1 post+)
  2. Pfc (10+)
  3. Corp. (20+)
  4. Sarj. (30+)
  5. Staff Sgt. (40+)
  6. Sgt 1st Class (50+)
  7. Master Sgt. (60+)
  8. First Sgt. (70+)
  9. Sgt Major (80+)
  10. Command Sgt Major (90+)
  11. Warrant Officer (100+)
  12. Chief Warrant Officer 2nd class (200+)
  13. CWO3 (300+)
  14. CWO4 (400+)
  15. CWO5 (500+)
  16. 2nd Lieutenant (600+)
  17. 1st Lt. (700+)
  18. Captain (800+)
  19. Major (900+)
  20. Lt. Colonel (1000+)
  21. Colonel (1100+)
  22. Brigadier General (1200+)
  23. Major General (1300+)
  24. Lt. General (1400+)
  25. Hubris (1500+)

    There's some special ranks as well that don't depend on post count.
oh...and i found some dragonballz avatars for those of you interested. though i'm NOT going to upload any or else i'll need a shower.
http://www.emuitalia.com/dragonballarena/forumpics.asp (lots)
http://www.db-v.com/avs/avsdb.shtml (stupid amounts)
not to mention some other forum avatars:
http://www.hiince.freeserve.co.uk/Avatars.htm (massive amounts)
here's some more, this time with a british twist...
http://www.btinternet.com/~mzc/feeder/regulars/avatars.htm (don't forget the second page)
here's another huge collection. this time about "starbase delta"
http://www.starbasedelta.com/ubb/avatars.asp (what game is this? oh right, stars! i remember that game from years ago)
    still no release date or publisher. heee
now i know there's millions of really wicked avatar material over at renderosity and elfwood galleries...i'm sure they won't mind if i choose a few of each (and making sure i credit the site via the avatar folder and name of the file being the artists)
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Bagger88
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, only 767 (or around there) more post to Captain! That's the same as my old Navy rank of Lieutenant, which I wore for 8 years :}
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HiTekHick
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was an E-4 for about 5 years... Was in for a total of 5.5 years. One thing I hated about the Navy - had to be in shape to even take the advancement exam. I was elegeble time-wise for 8 of them, but only took 3.

*turns into a fat blob*

Common... I wasn't that fat... sheesh. 5'9" at 200 lbs...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2002 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost my best 1st Class in the Airframes shop because of the new weight standards. Shop went to shit and the Chief had to come in and take over. Gotta love Navy logic.

BTW HiTek, I barely managed those weight checks myself, 5'10 195 ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

;)
Quote:
General
Faster than a speeding bullet.
More powerful than a locomotive.
Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
Walks on water.
Lunches with God, but must pick up tab.

Colonel
Almost as fast as a speeding bullet.
More powerful than a shunting engine on a steep incline.
Leaps short buildings with a single bound.
Walks on water if sea is calm.
Talks to God.

Lieutenant-Colonel
Faster than an energetically thrown rock.
Almost as powerful as a speeding bullet.
Leaps short buildings with a running start in favourable winds.
Walks on water of indoor swimming pools if lifeguard is present.
May be granted audience with God if special request is approved at least three working days in advance.

Major
Can fire a speeding bullet with tolerable accuracy.
Loses tug-of-war against anything mechanical.
Makes impressively high marks when trying to leap tall buildings.
Swims well.
Is occasionally addressed by God, in passing.

Captain
Can sometimes handle firearm without shooting self.
Is run over by trains.
Barely clears outhouse.
Doggy paddles.
Mumbles to self.

Lieutenant
Is dangerous to self and comrades if armed and unsupervised.
Recognizes trains two out of three times.
Runs into tall buildings.
Can stay afloat if properly instructed in the use of life jacket and water wings.
Talks to walls.

2nd Lieutenant
Can be trusted with either gun or ammunition but never both.
Must have train ticket pinned to jacket and mittens tied to sleeves.
Falls over doorsteps while trying to enter tall buildings.
Plays in Mud puddles.
Stutters.

Officer Cadet
Under no circumstances to be issued with gun or ammunition, and must even be closely supervised when handling sharp pieces of paper - staples are right out.
Says: "Look at choo choo!"
Not allowed inside buildings of any size.
Makes good boat anchor.
Mere existence makes God shudder.

Sergeant-Major
Catches hypersonic armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot depleted uranium long-rod penetrators in his teeth and eats them.
Kicks bullet trains off their tracks.
Uproots tall buildings and walk under them.
Freezes water with a single glance; parts it with a trifling gesture.
IS God.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    those INACTIVE but command staff level will receive the "US Advisor" rank image instead, but since i don't know who's active or not i'll just guess. BTW, if you're a test pilot &/or Assistant GM please let me know so i can stamp your forehead. cheers! (doesn't that assist rank look 1337?!!!11
Assistant GM


Test Pilot
Command Staff
EU Advisor
US Advisor
Official GM
MadCat's
Allied Squadleaders
Rank of Infamy


P.S. two things: 1) don't worry about more ranks. that's it from panzer forums. 2) if you're a member of more than one category you get to pick you rank. just private message me...hell! you can even go back to the post count system if you like *g*

p.p.s. Isn't that assist rank 1337?!?!!!111
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Legend:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blenlrank.htm
http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/

interesting comparison sites. Found that via looking at phpBB's styles section, here
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