Players can increase Cultural advancement through some encounters, as well as through gatherings such as feasts, court, or festivals. Such events help a character gain recognition through Reputation, Rank and Renown, and Rapport. All of these generally have phys reps associated with them that all players can see, such as badges or sashes.
Reputation indicates how well known the character is amongst all of society. Reputation is generally specific to an area of gameplay. Thus a character might have a reputation as a great combatant, or an expert politician. Reputation can be positive or negative, depending on the NPC a player is interacting with. For example, if a character has a high reputation as a politician, they may gain an advantage in a social encounter, but less advantage in points in an interaction with a group of combatants. Reputation is earned through participation in limited, specific events. Each time a player joins in an event, they earn reputation in their playstyle.
Rapport is a rating between an NPC and a PC. When you engage in social encounters or adventures involving a specific NPC, you may gain Rapport with that NPC. This information is tracked and can affect the way the NPC interacts with your character later.
Renown and Rank
Renown indicates how well known a character is within a specific faction. A character might have a great deal of Renown within a faction of Necromancer’s, for example, allowing them more influence in encounters involving that faction.Renown is earned for organizations and orders only, through participation in events specific to those orders or organizations (factions) that have been specifically listed in culture packets. A player has a Renown associated with each faction they have assisted or done work for. A faction may also have Ranks (i.e titles) which require a certain number of Renown to obtain. Ranks are earned when a player’s renown has reached a high enough total.
Ranks for Factions
|2||3||Low Ranking Member|
|3||8||Mid Ranking Member|
|4||19||High Ranking Member|
|7||184||Grand Master, Court Lord|
|8||375||Head of Nation (King, Queen, etc)|
|9||758||Head of Many nations (High King / Emperor)|
Legynds depends upon the help of the community and time and efforts volunteered by its players. Without this valuable assistance, the game cannot run effectively, and so this time and effort is rewarded. There are two kinds of rewards for helping the game: Resource points and Steward Points.
Resource points are earned mainly through help outside the events themselves. This includes help such as content creation, writing, artwork, prop making, etc. This valuable work is necessary, and takes up personal time of the volunteer during their normal life.
Steward points are rewards for the hard work at the actual events. Not only is volunteering at an event very necessary, it often forces the player to sacrifice time they could be playing the game. Events take quite a lot of work to set up, take down and clean up, and this exhausting work is greatly valued as well. Steward Points are a special type of reward for this work.
Steward points may be spent on many different things, but they advance the player in recognition of their work through titles. Titles are specific to areas related to assisting the game, such as running a shop or serving food. Examples are Chef, Musician, Entertainer, Merchant.
A great many options are available for players to spend both Steward points and Resource points. However, Steward points have rewards that may not be obtained with resource points. An updated list of these rewards can be found on the website, as well as the cost in points for the rewards.