There are three methods by which individual members may advance in rank within the guild structure. These are outlined below
1. Nomination - An individual is nominated for promotion. This can be done in two different manners.
Officer Review - Periodically the personnel officer reviews a players site usage, game usage, attendance at guild events and may solicit input from other officers or members. Based on this if they feel the individual has performed sufficiently to earn a promotion they nominate the individual for officer approval.
Peer Review/Public Comment - Other members who have interacted with the player and feel they have performed sufficiently to earn a promotion post the suggestion in the Promotion Review Board forum for further officer review.
2. Officer Review - As needed on a regular basis the officers review all nominates from the previous week and vote on whether a nominated individual should be promoted or not.
3. Participatory Points - Members can earn participatory Web Points by interacting on the guild web site or by attending guild events and earning codes which can be exchanged for Web Points on the guild web site. As players accumulate participatory Web Points they may turn in those Web Points in the Guild Web Store for progressively higher ranks. New ranks purchased through the Guild Web Store are immediately effective on the Guild Web Site. Officers are notified of the "purchase" of a higher rank and then respond in game with the proper rank adjustment.