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January 25th 2020, 10:16 pm
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Members are encouraged to participate in closed one-vs-one member Star Wars versus debates, known as "Suspect Showdowns." Factions are a new way for members to keep track of their debating achievements and offer a roleplaying element to the forums. Members can choose between the "dark side," "light side," and "neutral" factions, denoted by having red, blue, or black usernames respectively. To join the "dark side" or "light side" factions, go to Usergroups -> "Which group would you like to join?" -> then select a faction. Choose wisely! The "dark side" and "light side" factions have nine ranks for members to climb. Open the "spoiler" tags to read the ranks:

Light Side rankings:

Tier 9 - The Chosen One
Tier 8 - Jedi Grand Master
Tier 7 - Jedi Battlemaster
Tier 6 - Jedi Councillor
Tier 5 - Jedi Master
Tier 4 - Jedi Knight
Tier 3 - Jedi Padawan
Tier 2 - Jedi Youngling
Tier 1 - Republic Trooper

Dark Side rankings:

Tier 9 - The Sith’ari
Tier 8 - Sith Emperor
Tier 7 - Emperor’s Wrath
Tier 6 - Dark Councillor
Tier 5 - Darth
Tier 4 - Sith Lord
Tier 3 - Sith Apprentice
Tier 2 - Sith Acolyte
Tier 1 - Sith Trooper[hideedit]

General rules:

Members must participate in Suspect Showdowns to climb the ranks of the "light side" and "dark side" factions. 

If you debate someone with a higher rank than you:
- You rise one rank after winning the debate.
- You stay the same rank after losing the debate.

If you debate someone with the same rank as you:
- You rise one rank after winning the debate.
- You fall one rank after losing the debate.

If you debate someone with a lower rank than you:
- You stay the same rank after winning the debate.
- You fall one rank after losing the debate.

If a light-sider or dark-sider fall below tier 1, then they are removed from their faction until they win a debate.

Light Side rules:

The light side track offers a peaceful and cooperative debating experience. Camaraderie is both expected and emphasized, and debates among fellow light siders should be seen as "sparring." The Champion of the Light—the highest ranked light side member—can demote or exile any other light side member at their discretion, especially for uncivil behavior. However, this ruling can be blocked by a faction-wide member vote that requires a 50% + (leader's tier ranking x 5) majority. If there is more than one light-sider eligible to be the Champion of the Light, all light-siders must vote for the best candidate. The voting will be held for 72 hours. 

Dark Side rules:

The dark side track is "war made manifest." Against light-siders, debating consequences are DOUBLE the effect of the general rules (e.g. you fall two ranks after losing a debate or rise two ranks after winning a debate). Against other dark-siders, the general rules are expanded upon:
- If two dark-siders are equally ranked and one gives a debate challenge, the other must accept*. If they do not, the refusing dark-sider falls TWO ranks.
- A higher ranked dark-sider can refuse up to three consecutive debate challenges from lower ranked dark-siders before they must accept*.
- A lower ranked dark-sider can refuse debate challenges from higher ranked dark-siders besides the Champion of Darkness—the highest ranked dark-sider.

The Champion of Darkness can exile any other dark-sider at their discretion through challenging and defeating them in a formal debate. However, this underling can try to find another dark-sider to debate for him, or rally many dark-siders together to help research and write the posts. The Champion cannot back out of the debate after challenging the underling, even if another dark-sider takes the underling's place. If the Champion is defeated, they fall THREE ranks. 

*In cases where a dark-sider must accept a debate challenge, the challenger must offer at least three debate choices. If the challenged refuses all three and no agreement can be reached, the Champion of Darkness will offer debate choices. If the challenger refuses the new choices, the debate will be dropped. A challenger falls one rank if they refuse the Champion's choices three times consecutively. If there is currently no Champion, the debate will be dropped without challenger penalty. 

Neutral rules:

Neutral members will not have rankings. If a dark-sider or light-sider defeats a neutral member, they will rise one rank; if they lose, they will fall one rank.

Switching sides:

Falling to the dark side or being redeemed yields dramatic consequences. 
- If a light side member wishes to convert to the dark side, they will start at one higher tier than before if they is already at least tier 4. Otherwise, they will restart at tier one.
- If a dark side member wishes to convert to the light side, they will restart at tier one. 


After reaching tier nine of their faction, the light-sider or dark-sider is allowed to permanently join the "balance" faction, denoted by a purple username. 


These rankings apply for all Suspect Showdowns. For tournaments or cross-faction debates, a panel of moderators will decide who won. For one-on-one "Suspect Showdowns" where both debaters are of the same faction, half of the vote will be weighed by a faction-wide member vote and the other half by a panel of moderators.

Last edited by Suspect Insight on January 25th 2020, 11:25 pm; edited 4 times in total
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January 26th 2020, 4:41 pm

Champion of Darkness: @Meatpants

(9) The Sith’ari
- Vacant
(8) Sith Emperor
- Vacant
(7) Emperor’s Wrath
- Vacant
(6) Dark Councillor
- Vacant
(5) Darth
- Vacant
(4) Sith Lord
- Vacant
(3) Sith Apprentice
- @Meatpants
(2) Sith Acolyte
- @Vader's Legacy
- @Sjuttiosju
- @LadyKulvax
(1) Sith Trooper
- @BoD
- @Geistalt
- @IG
- @Jake
- @Nute_Chethray
- @Shioz
- @The lord of hunger
- @The Lost


Champion of the Light: @Azronger

(9) The Chosen One
- Vacant
(8) Jedi Grand Master
- Vacant
(7) Jedi Battlemaster
- Vacant
(6) Jedi Councillor
- Vacant
(5) Jedi Master
- @Azronger
- @xolthol
(4) Jedi Knight
- @Praxis
(3) Jedi Padawan
- Vacant
(2) Jedi Youngling
- @Syndiciate
- @King Joker
(1) Republic Trooper
- @Bart 
- @Blade_of_Dorin
- @DarthAnt66 
- @Gueliston
- @Jman
- @Fated Xtasy
- @KingofBlades
- @Marc Spector
- @NotAA3
- @TheMuser
- @TheNuisanceBird
- @Seturna
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