I propose to replace guild titles with a system of badges.
The idea is to help define the role you are playing to other players. And to revive some groups that many enjoyed.
This is a system not to limit your character but to foster role playing in the alliance by further defining the role that you wish to play. Almost all of us play multiples of these roles on multiple characters. Also in order to take a break from your role simply turn off your title.
The concept I propose would allow anyone to have as many or as few badges as would fit on the guild title screen. And the ones that dont would go on your character profile.
This list does not by any stretch cover all the roles we play as a group. I would like to encourage all of you to submit your own symbol (so long as it is able to be replicated in both clients of UO). And any of these I mention here feel free to add your own comments or suggestions.
Disclaimer: I really have no idea what some of these symbols are really used for they just looked cool.
Outrider – Ø (Alt+0216) Scouts and protectors especially in champion spawns. Be on the look out for raiders and protect the others as best you can. Outriders benefit most by being able to strike swiftly and with utmost lethality.
Knight Protectors – Æ (Alt+146) To protect people from monsters and other players when applicable. A sturdy suit of armour is most beneficial.
Sailors/Travelers - § (Alt+0167) The role of the travelers is to move large groups of alliance members from one location to another. Be it by boat or by moongate travel.
Healers – ð (Alt+0240) To revive your fellow alliance members. Even in times of great danger. A knowledge of resurrection methods are a plus.
Magus – µ (Alt+0181) To add magic to the steel and swiftness of the outriders and protectors. Whether is be through necromancy, mysticism, or magery. A good complete set of spells is a must
- Craftsman/Merchant. - £ (Alt+0163) Any citizen that wishes to make their living through the means of the hand
Beast Master – ç (Alt+135) People with a knowledge of the animals and monsters of the world fall into this group.
Bard/Story Teller – ì (Alt+141) Tavern keepers, minstrels, and storytellers.
Guild Leader - G+ (G+) Guild leaders
Guild Counciler - ++ (++) A guildmasters councilers and emissaries. (Further description of the counciler can be added to the profile for example SAGE's council of six.
People that wish to be attackable at any time can use »(Alt+175) as one of their badges.
People that are willing to fight but wish to be asked first may use ^ as a badge.
Also a special badge for Capricorns montly event can be worn for a month. **
People that never wish to be involved in guild player verses player combat can use Ñ. New recruits will fall under this banner.
And again please feel free to send me suggestions or items you would like added to the list.
Please feel free to debate the merits as well.