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Re^2: Demotions of monks

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Archbishop)
on Jan 05, 2022 at 22:39 UTC ( #11140197=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Demotions of monks
in thread Demotions of monks

I like that vroom's one million XP level is unattainable for ordinary mortals and suggest it be left alone in the interests of preserving the quirky history and tradition of Perl Monks.

Given that three monks have already scaled the rarefied 100,000 XP plateau, we should ensure their awe-inspiring XP journey remains captivating -- both for them and their many enthralled fans. The obvious way to do that is to simply add a few more levels, something like:

LevelXP# Of VotesTitle
2810000054Patriarch
2915000056?
3020000058?
3125000060?
321000000100His Eminence

I'm not that interested in the titles given to these new super-elite levels. Suggestions welcome, especially from those with a passion for religious history and tradition.

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Re^3: Demotions of monks
by Fletch (Bishop) on Jan 06, 2022 at 02:34 UTC

    And then upon reaching these top levels the newly leveled monk will have to seek out one of the prior holders and defeat them in single combat without using magic weapo . . . wait, are we still doing 1st edition?

    Slightly (very) more seriously, maybe something like go rankings and numbered ranks (1 Patriarch to 9 Patriarch). Or playing off the lama suggestion, different species of genus Camelidae. Combining the two eventually one could aspire to the revered title of 9 Alpaca.

    The cake is a lie.
    The cake is a lie.
    The cake is a lie.

      There are plenty of clerical ranks left in the Catholic church. It even has some patriarchs, so we can reintroduce pope on the next level.

      Or Nuncio somewhere near Cardinal.

      No need to break the logic by introducing karate belts or ninja turtles.

      I'm already confused by non clerical ranks like Sage or Saint.

      A saint must be dead, JP-II was pope and had to die before canonizing thru the ranks of venerable, blessed and saint.

      The afterlife offers even more heavenly ranks... Vroom could be an archangle

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery
      </d:iv>

        Curiously, Perl Monks was developed by students in a town founded by Dutch Calvinist separatists ... or as LanX once put it:

        Separatist Calvinists founded a Monastery with Popes :)

        In case they are of use, some more pseudo-religious titles that are not currently used here AFAICT:

        • Cleric
        • Divine
        • Ecclesiastic
        • Evangelist
        • Lama
        • Lay Preacher
        • Mendicant
        • Minister
        • Missionary
        • Oblate
        • Padre
        • Pastor
        • Pontiff
        • Preacher
        • Rector
        • Reverend

        Some female titles:

        • Clergywoman
        • Churchwoman
        • Deaconess
        • Priestess
        • High Priestess
        • Woman of the Cloth

      Or - and hear me out here - because with PM XP you start low and increase in rank over time / with contributions, it's more like a queue than a stack. So maybe SHIFTe rather than POPe....
Re^3: Demotions of monks
by LanX (Saint) on Jan 06, 2022 at 00:08 UTC
    Til level 22 Bishop ΔXP was constantly growing, then it stalled at 10000.

    From there on climbing ranks didn't become harder anymore.

    see Levels of Monks for details

    Readjusting those deltas to constant grow would give you your extra levels in a natural way, without needing to invent new ranks.

    This would actually mean a demotion, now for real.

    But I wouldn't care.

    Tho I think the monastery has more urgent problems...

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    ) Here a rough sketch. The deltas would of course need to be properly rounded to steps modulo 1000

    DB<4> say join ':', $_,$d*=1.25,$xp+=$d for 23..28 23:12500:52500 24:15625:68125 25:19531.25:87656.25 26:24414.0625:112070.3125 27:30517.578125:142587.890625 28:38146.97265625:180734.86328125

    as you can see, even BUK would need to reincarnate to reach (28) patriarch again ;-)

    ) well it was far easier in the old times to gather XP, but that's not the point here

    ) loss of rank would only happen to less than 20 monks actually

Re^3: Demotions of monks
by erzuuli (Cannon) on Jan 06, 2022 at 02:11 UTC

    No one suggested that vroom's XP be messed with...

      > No one suggested that vroom's XP be messed with...

      not yet.

      my suggestion is lift the plateau to 10 or 100 million, to make the joke more apparent. :)

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

Re^3: Demotions of monks
by syphilis (Archbishop) on Jan 06, 2022 at 09:33 UTC
    Suggestions welcome, especially from those with a passion for religious history and tradition

    I don't pay a lot of attention to religious history and tradition.
    But, if there's any interest in gender-balance, I would suggest the inclusion of one or more of "Nun", "Sister" and "Mother Superior".
    Has none of this come up before ??

    Cheers,
    Rob
Re^3: Demotions of monks
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Jan 07, 2022 at 16:30 UTC

    What's the point? We have only three patriarchs/popes at this point, with no more any time in the foreseeable future.

      I think eyepops' point was that the patriarchs have no way to improve anymore.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      ) hmm, could we introduce automatically expanded shortcuts for saints with overly long complicated names? ;)

        I did create one for MLX a while ago...

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon staffed with 16,000 zombies.
        hmm, could we introduce automatically expanded shortcuts for saints with overly long complicated names? ;)

        [id://176576]

        Alexander

        --
        Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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