Due to our continued increase in recruitment of new members being inducted into our community, we've revised our current membership grading and recruitment policies.
The upshot of this is that we've reduced and simplified our membership grades further to compliment our more relaxed and laid back adult community. We have 5 standard "active" Grades based on the core principals of our community. These grades are intended to reflect various different attributes of interaction with our community. The Current grades are:
- Grade 1 "Community Members" : These are un-verified or casual affiliated players who have joined our Discord server or registered at our website. These guys are recognised and welcomed as a part of our community, but as they are unverified (accountability details and ban checks etc.) they are no permitted to wear our BSB tags when online.
- Grade 2 "Endorsed Members": These are verified and approved members of the community. These guys are more than welcome to wear our online tags, are eligible for progression, prizes, awards, staff roles and other extended privilages and hounours within the community.
- Grade 3 "Veteran Members": These are verified members who have been active within the community for at least 6 months. As above, really, just for longer!
- Grade 4 "Premier Members": These are verified members who have been active for at least one year and who are also nominated (max of 2 per month) to be invited to this position.
- Grade 5 "Senior Members": These are Premier members who have been active for at least three years and are then nominated/invited to join the Senior members group. They are jointly responsible for the management and administration of the community.
There is also a specialist "inactive" Grade, Grade H: Veteran Honours - this is basically allocated to Grade 3 or above members who are inactive. It entitles their membership to be "frozen" and resumed at a later date without re-verifying. This reshuffle has removed the need for new members to server a probationary period. The award badges have been updated and changed slightly because of these changes.
Awards and reviews of memberships will still be performed and announced each month with further awards and rewards being planned for the new year.
Following this reshuffle we are also requesting that all Grade 2 members and above add their BSB tags in-game, on Discord and online where possible - more details will follow on this shortly.