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    • #1145
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      As we play more and more together, we can tell who has the knowledge on different areas of the game.

      I’ve added pins that will let you know right away who they are.

       

      Angel of Trade Angel of Trade: a memeber who can tell you where you can sell or buy that elusive item, or knows the tricks of the trade.

       

      Angel of CombatAngel of Combat: The Maverick to your Iceman, the voice in your ear that tells you to “use the force” for that crucial Shot.

       

      Curious AngelCurious Angel: The ones that go out there, and like to live in a van down by the black hole, away from civilization, and showers.

       

      There will be more, and so far I’ve assigned them from what I know, but happy to take recommendations.

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    • #1173
      AvatarDan Dority
      Participant
      Angel of DiscoveryCenturion
      Rank: Triarii

      Ah, so that is the origin of my “Curious Angel” pin. At first I thought it sounded like something my Mum would call me when I was a boy for asking too many questions. Which is why I thought it was put there because I ask too many questions, lol.

      Now I know the intended meaning I approve. For the time being at least. Exploration could do with a few more… carrots? Alien artifacts, remnants of long lost civilizations, derelict space-hulks.

      Hehe, sorry I digress all the time.

      Nice idea Ping.

    • #1178
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      I guess I could change the name to something a bit less conducive to the wrong idea.

      Angel of exploration also sounds a bit more in line with the others.

    • #1359
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      As you can probably tell, I updated the badges.

       

      Angel of Death

      Angel of Trade

      Angel of Discovery

    • #1361
      AvatarDan Dority
      Participant
      Angel of DiscoveryCenturion
      Rank: Triarii

      Love the look of the new badges Ping. They look both beautiful, stately and deadly.And “Angel of Discovery” is a great choice of title for the explorers amongst us.

      On another topic, I know we have have a forum here, ” Angeli Imperial Organization” for Centurion rank and above only, the inner sanctum. Now I rightly do not have access to this forum, but I can always manage to view the latest post made when my account is logged in:

      By clicking on the “1 day ago” link I can read that post and that post only it would seem, I can’t access to rest of the sub-forum which is a good thing. You may be aware of this issue, just thought I’d bring it up. Finally, when I am not logged in the forum is not visible at all, assuming intentional and working as desired.

      For the Empire.

      [edit]: image upload

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    • #1363
      AvatarNZSimian
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Was a nice addition to my evening, thanks Ping – badges look excellent!

      And Mrs Simian approves, which I guess means more game time 😉

       

    • #1384
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      By clicking on the “1 day ago” link I can read that post and that post only it would seem, I can’t access to rest of the sub-forum which is a good thing. You may be aware of this issue, just thought I’d bring it up. Finally, when I am not logged in the forum is not visible at all, assuming intentional and working as desired.

      Good thing I don’t work for the NSA then… Still trying to figure it out.

       

    • #1385
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      Changed the rank badges.

      Foederati

      Principes

      Triarii 

      Centurion

      Senator

       

      Also added the “Founding Angel” badge, for me and DaMorgs, just because I ain’t got no skills to get any of the other ones.

      By the end of this we will all be like…

    • #1387
      AvatarCMDR Genisis X
      Participant
      Triarii
      Rank: Triarii

      Nicely done! I love a good bit of bling.

      Although a I have a quick thought on the names of our ranks because I read too much and am mildly obsessed with grammar (history lesson incoming!). Namely that they’re all military ranks except for the Senator, which was a political class (as opposed to a social class) in Roman history, and the Foedorati, more commonly referred to as the Socii, which were the allied, but specifically non-roman tribes such as the Sabines and Veneti.

      Because I’m a massive grammar nazi I’ve also noticed that they’re all plural except the Seantor, the plural for which would be Senatoris.

      If I were to suggest ranks based on Roman class structure I would probably suggest the following:

       

      Barbaros – This is a Greek word Romans used to describe literally everyone who wasn’t Greek or Roman. It means the opposite of citizen and it’s where we get the word ‘barbarian’ from. Basically there wasn’t anything lower than this according to the Romans, and they most definitely wouldn’t have been allowed inside the city gates to see all the Romans secret trade forums and whatnot.

      Foedoratus – As above. These guys weren’t Roman (until the 1st century BC) but they were at least Italic and/or Greek which makes them better than anyone other than the Romans.

      Proletarius – The lowest class or Romans. They basically had no property and were measured on the census based on their kids. The word basically means ‘guy who has kids’. Until the Marian reforms these guys weren’t even important enough to fight in the army. But they were Roman so they were clearly inherently better than the other two classes.

      Eques – The lower of the two aristocratic classes. Literally means ‘horse-rider’ as the lower classes were not allowed to ride inside the city walls, not that many of them would ever have been able to buy a horse anywho.

      Patricius – The higher of the two aristocratic classes. Comes from the Greek word for ‘father’ and they viewed themselves as the fathers of the nation. These guys were a big deal. They knocked off at midday to bathe and eat and got the best seats at the Colosseum and the theatres. The patrician class were the elite few who ruled over the people of Rome, held basically all the money and power, and whose ruthless ambition led to literally hundreds of years of civil wars.

      </ my 2c>

       

      *careful checking will most undoubtedly show that I have got something wrong in this post but it’s been a long time since I last studied Rome!

       

      TL,DR: I read too much shit about people who died two millennia ago.

       

      -X

      Eat Plasma!

    • #1388
      AvatarBaron von Schnellenstein
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of TradeAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Centurion

      All very schmicko, MrPing!


      Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #1391
      AvatarSketchy
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Centurion

      Excellent work on the site Mr Ping, looking better all the time.

    • #1392
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      If I were to suggest ranks based on Roman class structure I would probably suggest the following:

      If I was not because Snakes went extinct in the year 2673 when scientists discovered that snake blood was a sexual booster, I would judge you for treason and throw you in a river in a bag full of snakes (did you read about that too?).

      Now, more seriously, sure, I am open to suggestions, but you’re going to fight to the death with @vasious since he recommended the previous setup (Except for the Senator).

      I might even go into a more simple ranking system.

      Yo

      Bro

      Dude

      Gangsta

      Boss

      I heard the old Rap tribes of the early 2000s used that too.

       

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    • #1395
      AvatarNZSimian
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Yeah, nah, bro – not just 2000’s rap, this is part of the kiwi lexicon, boss.

      Dude – you’re suggesting us kiwis is simple.. 😉

       

       

    • #1400
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive
      Rank: Foederati

      Ah the internet, it tells you when people are talking about you behind your back…:-p

      Very cool pins

      As to the ranks, I went with Military ones just as I figured we were the armed branch of the WEP originally, or some such, and yeah Legati was my suggestion for the highest rank as the background story was that the AI was working for Senator Patreus and the Legates where appointed by the Senator, rather than have someone raise themselves to the same level as the Good Senator..
      Even then licence was had due to there being many varied levels for the Romans as we wanting Five.

      I stared with the Foederati as true barbarians wouldn’t be members at all, but we could have well used peregrinus/i for allied foreigner and prospective member

      For the social ranks, you seem to be correct, bar the five wealth commoner ranks that would fall between the Proletarii and the Equites but we don’t need so many ranks.

      That said, yes they are all plural as I pictured one being elevated to the order of the Triarii etc but yeah nah should be singluar for the rank one holds unless it is listed as belonging to a group (and lets stick with the nominate case at that!), and Centurion was anglicized

      Singular > Plural

      Foederaticus -> Foederatii

      Princeps ->Principes

      Triarius -> Triarii

      Centurio -> Centuriones

      Legatus -> Legati

       

      I am not fussed either way, even the Imperial Navy creates confusion by having both Count and Earl as ranks.

       

      I did mention that Choirs would be another possible division considering  the Angelic theme, but that comes off as far to Anime for some reason probably the over use of Seraphrim ; and Chaioth ha-Qadosh is a bit of a mouthful

    • #1457
      AvatarHazara
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      I like my Angel of Death pin…  I like it a lot.

       

      When I get back in the game I want to work out my kill/death ratio and $ per average kill, I think that will be interesting….

       

      But, sadly, the section needs some love – gotta spend some time behind petrol garden implements chasing triffids down… I think I found their homeworld.

    • #1511
      AvatarCMDR Genisis X
      Participant
      Triarii
      Rank: Triarii

      I am not fussed either way…

      So no fight to the death? There goes the weekend’s entertainment 😛

       

      -X

      Eat Plasma!

    • #1982
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      Added a new badge

       

      Angel of Strategy Badges_Angel of Strategy

       

      And a new  rank

      Angeli CadetAI_Cadet

    • #1986
      AvatarHAZARA JUINIOR
      Participant
      CadetAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      wow shiny badge and rank I just got it!

    • #1991
      AvatarSketchy
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Centurion

      Contrats, Haz Jnr 🙂

    • #2095
      AvatarHAZARA JUINIOR
      Participant
      CadetAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      thanks!

       

    • #2096
      AvatarHAZARA JUINIOR
      Participant
      CadetAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      we should put legionary!

    • #2097
      AvatarHAZARA JUINIOR
      Participant
      CadetAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Triarii

      look

    • #2122
      AvatarNZSimian
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Could we leverage the pins to make messages to groups?

      Like @furstidae calling for escorts (not that sort of escorts..) the other night…

       

    • #2126
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      Do you mean like the angel of death?

      click and send a message to all? Is that what you mean?

    • #2129
      AvatarNZSimian
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Yeah, that’s the sort of thing I was thinking..

      I mean, I like you guys, and happy to escort you in game, but I’m not about to put out on first date. Unless you’re shouting drinks, that is. 😉

       

    • #2147
      AvatarSketchy
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Centurion

      Not a bad idea there, I’m always keen to wing up to help a trader out or kill some stuff.

    • #2149
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      Ok, I’ll see what I can come up with.

    • #2151
      AvatarNZSimian
      Participant
      CenturionAngel of DeathAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.Angel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
      Rank: Senator

      Sweet as.

      If you’re talking to David again this week, could you see if we could integrate that into the game as well? 😉

    • #2152
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      Sweet as.

      If you’re talking to David again this week, could you see if we could integrate that into the game as well? 😉

      Sure, I’ll tell him on our weekly conference call.

    • #2292
      AvatarCMDR Ping
      Keymaster
      SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
      Rank: Senator

      Reworked all the badges and pin Textures.  Doing the sigs next.

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