Ranks are the multiplayer system of hierarchy and are only issued by the moderators of each particular minecraft server. For Bsf, those who can grant ranks will only do so after testing\interviewing the player and will decide upon promotion based on that performance. Conversely, those who can grant ranks also have the authority to coniscate them should someone start to abuse said rank. As of 5/22/12, the only ranks that can be bought are citizen rank( donation of $5 US at the website) and VIP rank (donation of $50+ US)
Ranks are not objects that administrators hand out randomly and are never given to players who ask for them outright. Along with each rank comes a given responsiblity to each player. Ranks can be considered if the player asks for a test or an interview, but the admin's word on the testing is final and can only be contested by other admins.
Following is a list of the ranks available to the Bsf server.
"Guest" is the first and lowest rank in BSF, given to every new and incoming player. Guests, however, are unable to build and unable to operate any items, commands, and special signs in the server. This is to prevent any unscrupulous griefers randomly entering and raising utter chaos. In this rank, the only way to promote is to venture to the official website of bsf (bsf.beastnode.org) and fill out the citizen application. (or to donate $5 US)
The most common rank in the server, normal, everyday citizens are the players who live out everyday lives on the server, building, trading, and mining. All items (with the execption of privated, territorial, and TNT ) are available to citizens, and access to some commands are opened. This period is te technical probationary period for the player to prove that he/she is responsible and can interact well with others. Recommended time in this rank before moving up is around 2+ weeks, or untill an admin deems the player adequately suited to advance. It is possible to jump directly to vice-/mayor if a citizen starts or assists in the creation of a town, but this process is very long and arduous. Extreme amounts of patience, building materials, and time is required if a player decideds to take this route. Also, a minimum 1 month of playing time is required by the admins even before consideration of testing for vice mayor/mayor ranks.
After a given period, higher Job ranks may be awarded to those who have proven themselves worthy. Job ranks are the second tier in the entire ranking hierarchy. Note that these ranks also pay more foolians (server currency) than citizen (depending upon the rank) Each rank denotes exactly what specific "job" that said player is adept in. More information can be found inthe rank system the BSF website.
(note: Some information is slightly outdated, thus a more accurate description is given here)
Bsf Guides are responsible for answering and guiding new default players into the Bsf lands. As a side job, some BSF guides might also help out players with new job ranks practice the confusing array of commands that pepper the server.
Custodians are the clean-up and patching crew of the server. In short, they fix griefing, maintain roads, and clean up the server building-wise. Although not designed for bulldozing old structures, cusodians can be asked to take them down.
Chat Moderators are players who monitor and regulate the in-game conversations flitting to and fro between players. Such infractions that they guard against are:
NO CAPS YELLING (all letters in uppercase. Players do not need to be yelled at.)
No cussing and cursing
and no inappropriate or insulting chats
Roadcrew is a rank that many have on BSF, and it is quite an easy one. Roadcrew labels you as a candidate for building roads, as the title suggests. To be accepted into this rank, one must build a functional, pleasing road. After receiving the job, roadcrew members can accept or decline requests to build roads.
The electrician is the hardest job to recieve on BSF, and one must build an awesome redstone contraption to get in. For example, one member built a totally functional mob spawner, from naturally found spawners, as his application. He was readily accepted. Electricians can help fix accidentally broken redstone, and also build awesome contraptions for the server.
ADMINISTRATOR, MODERATOR, AND OWNER RANKS:
PRINCE/PRINCESS (1 per kingdom):
KING (one per kingdom):
Christianselph is the owner of the BSF server. All decisions, services, and problems solved by him are final.
VIP (Literally, "very important person"):
VIP are people that have donated 50$ USD to the server. This grants them creative mode, which allows them unlimited blocks and the power to fly. They can also place water, unlike electrician and lower ranks.