Ladies and Gents,
Been here awhile, and I remember back in the day when you got your Master Tag, or even more recently if your Company got to Tier 6 it actually meant something. It felt like an accomplishment.
It gave you a goal to write towards, as well as acting as a check and balance to make sure you were a reputable member whom actually put effort into your writing, before you slapped on the Master/Tier 6 tag.
In short, it created more scenarios where folks actually RP'ed together for the sake of char dev. This created scenarios where characters had a more rich history of teachers and pupils and old friends.
I feel nowadays, anyone can slap on the Master tag, and just get to slaying with some god-like powers. It almost feels like Meta to me.
This may be an unpopular opinion, but lets bring back to Vetting system to promote those chars to Master level.
Let's make being a Master mean you've put in,
- Time with your faction
- Time with a teacher
- Time developing your Character
- Time Writing on the board.
- And displayed appropriate character OOC throughout it all.
Before you get to slap on Master tag, and provide little to no effort in helping further your community, or Social Circle of Writers beforehand.
Let us have at least one thing as a prestige thing. A goal to write towards.
It almost feels like cheating to Master tag my own chars, which is why I just don't do it.
Anybody else feel this way?
Anyhow that's my rant.