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Subject: FAQ on Bungie.net Member Titles / Prefixes / Bar Colors
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Talk to the Soul | ~B.B. | Know Your Duardo |  | Hero | ISFJ | 77135 | 94371

"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

BASE TITLES -- No title is better than any other; they are for fun only. Added 12/10/07 12:25 PM PST
Member - Black bar
* Basic title for all members; Vast majority of Bungie.net holds this title

Heroic Member - Gray bar
* Step above Member; Consistently active for 1-12 months (on average)

Legendary Member - White bar
* Step above Heroic; Consistently active for about 2 years

Mythic Member - Blue bar
* Step above Legendary; Consistently active for about 3 years

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If you get warned/banned you can still achieve a title, but it will take longer

You must be active to advance in title. Here are a few ways:
Log in daily, join/post in groups & threads daily, create threads, link Gamertag to account


PREFIXES FOR BASE TITLES -- Added to title system on Nov. 13, 2008
Note - All info. has been gathered from many members; dates are only theories

- In order from lowest to highest
- Priority comes into play only when a user qualifies for more than one member title


Approximately:
1. Honorable - No bans/warnings in about 1 year*
2. Veteran - Active member of 4 years
3. Noble - Active member of 2 years, with no bans for at least 1 year*
4. Senior - Active member of 5 years
5. Elder - Active member of 6 years
6. Intrepid - High post count
7. Fabled - Very high post count
8. Exalted - No bans/warnings in 3 years
9. Absent - inactivity for 2+ months

Definitions
*If banned/warned, you may or may not keep the title, depending on length/number of bans. Source


SPECIAL TITLES
Webcam MVP
Members who participated in webcam games in Summer 2007 and managed to win the game on Monday. Mr Hand/Mr Hand 2 was the contractor in charge of it;
More info.
* Depending on what normal base title they are, their bar will be that color

Theme Master
Members who have submitted a group theme that was accepted by the Web Team. These members were honored with a custom avatar.

* Depending on what normal title they are, their bar will be that color; There is no current way to become a Theme Master

Forum Ninja
Moderators of the Bungie website;
More info.
* One can have any type of member title and still become a ninja.
* Their title bar color is a dark orange with a light-orange highlight around it.
* In groups, their title bar color changes to the normal base colors.

Master Forum Ninja
Highest possible title given out to a member. They have a few more tools than a regular Ninja.

* One can have any type of member title and still become a ninja.
* Their title bar color is a dark orange with a light-orange highlight around it.
* In groups their title bar color changes to normal base colors.

Bungie Employees
* A few
have golden text; title bar color is a dark yellow with a golden highlight around it.
* When they post, a golden Septagon appears on the side of the thread.
* In groups, their title bar color changes to the normal base colors.

OTHER TITLES
* These titles are given out to special members, Bungie employees, and Forum Ninjas.


KNOWN TITLE INFO - Thanks JBSpudster, hawkeye543, Old Papa Rich, Pro Kendog, Scapegoat413, Tom T

Base Titles
3/12 Trust Rating? / Proof
10/11 System Isn't Supposed to Make Sense; Going Away Soon?
4/09 You Can Earn Trust Without Posting
4/09 Trust Rating Includes Game Playing; Labels>Ranks
2/09 5 Digit Max Trust Value & No Minimum Value
2/09 Max Value; Join Date Heavily Weighted; Can't Get Locked Out of Title; Negative Ban Effects
2/09 Trust System Enabled Before Titles; Only Superusers See Trust; Bans Fade in Time
11/08 Tweaked Math to Normalize Higher Titles; 67 Mythics
11/08 Heavy Math Change to Titles; No Max # but Specific Tiers; Result=Lower Base Titles
11/08 Rating No Longer Relative to Other Users; Titles More Predictable
8/08 Trust Rating = Quality Metrics; Main Title Use = Fun/Positive Boost; Titles = Contributions
6/08 Consistency Rewarded Over Inconsistency
6/08 Time Not Only Factor
6/08 259 Mythic, 3848 Legendary, 11351 Heroic; Quick Titles if Contribute; Consistent Formula
4/08 Title Determined by Highest Max Compared to Your Score
3/08 Max Value Changes Daily = Title Changes Can Occur Without Trust Changes
3/08 Trust Rating & Trust Modifier Assigned to Account
2/08 70000 Accounts Lose Heroic title After Bug Fix
2/08 Bug fixed; 200 Mythic
2/08 13 Mythic, 1736 Legendary, 82000 Heroic; Lopsided-Should be 15000 Heroic, 200 Mythic
2/08 Titles Percentage Based; Too Many Heroics/Not Enough Mythics Glitch
2/08 Many Caches/Servers for Titles; Have to Sync; Changes Aren't Instant
2/08 Titles Based On Max Rating/Relativity; Cache Glitch; Cache Refreshes Daily; Everybody Mythic
2/08 Titles Based on Where Your Trust Rating Falls for that Day
12/07 System Accounts for Spamming Reports
12/07 Bans/Warnings Stop Affecting Title in Time
12/07 Bans/Warnings Aren't Permanent Marks on Trust Rating
12/07 Join Dates & Other Affect Titles; Titles Rewards for Trust
12/07 Titles Don't Affect Reports
12/07 Use Many Combinations of Activity, both Negative & Positive
12/07 Join Dates Don't Affect Entire Title
12/07 Titles Determined by Trust Rating-Generated Each Day

Prefixes
2/09 Prefixes Not Related To Trust Value
11/08 Prioritization
11/08 3 Ban Prefixes & Qualifications
11/08 Veteran/Senior/Elder for Longtime Users; Honorable/Noble/Exalted for No Bans; Intrepid/Fabled for Forums/Groups; Prioritized; Honorable/Noble Bug
11/08 Honorable/Noble/Exalted Related; Honorable/Noble Priority Bug
11/08 Veteran Not Ban Related; Imbalanced Priority Bug; Prefixes=Performance Fixes
11/08 Higher Titles More Likely To Have Rare Prefixes / Exalted = Highest Prefix
11/08 9 Prefixes With Different Criteria
11/08 Prefixes=Badges & Good Behavior Indicators
11/08 Prefixes Independent of Titles

Other
4/10 Titles Meant To Encourage Investing Into an Account
4/09 Arbitrary Titles; Accidental Bans; New Title System in Development
4/09 Current System=Impossible To Understand in Absolute Terms
4/09 Ultimate Goal=Fun
4/09 Personally Customizable Titles > Titles Of Arbitrary Numbers
4/09 Speculation On Unlockable Titles & Game Participation
4/09 Possibility Of Losing Titles & Increased Linking To Game Participation
12/08 Speculative: Titles As a Sorting Device Intended for New Members?
12/08 Titles Initially Intended To Be User Rating System; Nowhere Near Completion or Reality
12/08 Building Like-Minded Community Barriers
12/08 Elitism Isn't Always Bad; Titles As A Sorting Device
8/08 Titles Aren't Pointless
2/08 1736 Legendary Members, 13 Mythic; Manual Calculations Not Adding Up
2/08 Trust Formula Changed; Possible Bug
3/07 System Purpose Defeated Once Figured Out; Seeing Trust Rating Meaningless
3/07 Secretive Trust Consequences Against Alt Accounts
3/07 System Awards? System Intentionally Vague
3/07 System Decides if Criteria is Met=Rewards
3/07 System Guesses Trust; Prototype Collecting Data
3/07 System Functions Must Remain Hidden For Functionality
3/07 Trust Ratings Can't be Biased for Functionality
3/07 Automatic Trust System > Manual Karma System
3/07 Prototype Collected Trust Before Title Implementation

THEORIES>

Note: No one except the Bungie Webteam knows exactly how this system works.

[Edited on 10.31.2012 8:47 PM PDT]

  • 12.22.2007 10:07 PM PST

Old school Bungie, born and raised,
In the Septagon is where I spend most of my days.
Relaxin', maxin', posting all cool,
Talking about Halo, life and some school.
Got in one little argument, and the mods got scared,
they said "You're gonna get banned and your member title'll be bare!"

Super cool post, Duards. Can I call you Duards? Cool. Anyways, this has always been crazy helpful, so I just thought I'd rewrite this post, and tell you what a crazy good job you did do and continue to do, so it doesn't look like I'm correcting your hard work for the rest of time.

Edit: Totes not joking.

[Edited on 02.28.2012 3:52 PM PST]

  • 12.22.2007 10:10 PM PST
Subject: FAQ on Bungie.net Member Titles
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Translation:

Sticky me please.

  • 12.22.2007 10:10 PM PST
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Talk to the Soul | ~B.B. | Know Your Duardo |  | Hero | ISFJ | 77135 | 94371

"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

Posted by: prometheus25
Certain Affinity Guy?

Nice work, though.
DANGIT! I knew I was missing something. I even thought of it as I was writing it, but then forgot about it.

[Edited on 12.22.2007 10:33 PM PST]

  • 12.22.2007 10:31 PM PST

You say tomato; I say potato.

Management Overhead 1
Bungie Online Team 12

  • 12.22.2007 11:26 PM PST

MY LOVE FOR YOU IS LIKE A TRUCK...
Posted by: Langley
--on another note, I think MLG Chewhatever is an idiot.

Posted by: Achronos
There is a reason I am user ID 1 and my account creation date is before this site came online.

Holy hell, I never knew that Lorraine had a B.net login. Why didn't I know that and spam it constantly with annoying PMs?

Man, I guess I don't know everything aboot B.net.

Good idea making a list, I might get fewer PMs about my title now.

~B.B.

  • 12.22.2007 11:42 PM PST

Thanks for that list man.

  • 12.22.2007 11:47 PM PST

Posted by: BerserkerBarage
Holy hell, I never knew that Lorraine had a B.net login. Why didn't I know that and spam it constantly with annoying PMs?

Man, I guess I don't know everything aboot B.net.

Good idea making a list, I might get fewer PMs about my title now.

~B.B.


Doubt it. You should also note in the guide how many people hold each rank. That might be usefull to emphisize how special they really are.
ELITISM FTW !!!!

  • 12.23.2007 12:32 AM PST
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Destinypedia - The Wiki for Bungie's Destiny
Posted by: DEATHPIMP72
Anyone but Foman. He smells like cheese.

Nice job! Thanks for this. By the way, the title "CompoundIntelligence" should only be one word, with the "I" in "Intelligence" capitalized.

  • 12.23.2007 2:42 AM PST
Subject: FAQ on Bungie.net Member Titles / Prefixes / Bar Colors
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So now I'm a beta tester. Let's see where this goes.

I would say sticky but nobody reads the stickys anymore. It's sad really, but thank you for the hard work anyway.

Edit: I guess people do read stickys.

[Edited on 06.15.2009 6:52 PM PDT]

  • 12.23.2007 2:47 AM PST
Subject: FAQ on Bungie.net Member Titles

Twitter | Nothing

Yeah well done, pretty in-depth and accurate. Might stop people asking "whats this [insert title here] title?" all the time, but for some reason I doubt it.

  • 12.23.2007 3:44 AM PST

Posted by: Mr SnuggIy
So I think Jun's a master chef, because he takes off his helmet and your like whoa, I think he's a chef.

So to shorten this up, Jun is master chef.

Very nice job. I hope this gets stickied.

  • 12.23.2007 6:09 AM PST

☼The Best Weapon of all time☼
Did you know? 83% of Statistics are made up on the spot. Mah Art. Mah doughnut house, made by RedPhoenix.

I'm saving the link to this for the next 400 times people ask what a Heroic Member is.

[Edited on 02.24.2008 12:48 PM PST]

  • 12.23.2007 6:45 AM PST
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The Marty Army

Ah, look at the lonely people...

Gewd jawb. I've been wanting someone to compile this information.

  • 12.23.2007 7:21 AM PST
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Thanks for the info.

  • 12.23.2007 8:37 AM PST
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Thanks Duardo, I'll link to this page next time I see someone asking about it on the other forums.

[Edited on 12.23.2007 10:15 AM PST]

  • 12.23.2007 10:15 AM PST

Very nice work. It must have taken a little while to get, and I think it could help quite a few people get an answer to some forum related questions.
It certainly answered some of mine.
Not to sound cliche or anything but I think this deserves a sticky.

  • 12.23.2007 10:16 AM PST
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Posted by: Achronos
No.

Duardo: Master of Lists and FAQ's

  • 12.23.2007 10:55 AM PST

I am a penguin. Every day I boogie on down to the water, and eat fish. Once, while fishing in the deepest depths, I saw great Cthulhu... And he said to me "Shine, to thine own self be true. They can't tell you what to do once you've gone guru." Also, I should tell you, "slide".

Inventor of the Bombstache avatar!

Stick-a-licious.

  • 12.23.2007 12:01 PM PST

Heroic Member:
haven't received many warnings (if any) or bans (if any).


*walks away whistling*

[Edited on 12.23.2007 12:06 PM PST]

  • 12.23.2007 12:06 PM PST

☼The Best Weapon of all time☼
Did you know? 83% of Statistics are made up on the spot. Mah Art. Mah doughnut house, made by RedPhoenix.

Meh

[Edited on 02.24.2008 1:01 PM PST]

  • 12.23.2007 12:17 PM PST

Sandswept Studios Design Director

Visit us and check out our games at Sandswept.net!

~~Pardon Our Dust.~~

Nice list! :D

By the way, I'd say Mythic members have generally been here for 3 or more years. I've been here longer than 2, even.

[Edited on 12.23.2007 12:18 PM PST]

  • 12.23.2007 12:17 PM PST

Cogito Ergo Sum

Posted by: LeeIa
Translation:

Sticky me please.


....Come on....


Good job. I was kind of confused even though I read about them in the website update.

  • 12.23.2007 12:46 PM PST