Continuing with the Grand Theft Auto-themed news today is the reveal of what is expected to be the first of many changes to the Rockstar Games Social Club, with the introduction of all-new Hierarchies system for Social Club Crews in Grand Theft Auto V and its Online companion.
Available right now for all "Crew Members" at the Social Club website
, this new feature shares a number of similarities to the usual "guild" system found in the MMO genre, offering players the chance to "assign special ranks to members, designating the responsibilities of Crew management and assuring that loyalty and performance are rewarded appropriately."
Crew Leaders have the choice of four different ranks, each one offering different administrative powers and responsibilities:
Commissioners: The Crew’s most trusted member(s) - that essential right-hand man or woman that the Leader relies on for Vice Presidential advisement and executive action. Commissioners have the power to manage and administrate all aspects of the Crew on behalf of the Leader, including the ability to promote members internally or invite new members in.
Lieutenants: Made members with specific privileges to keep the Crew in check and hand out promotions or demotions amongst sub-ordinate ranks. Crew Representatives and the mob of Muscle would be wise to keep their Lieutenants (and above) sweet.
Representatives: A tier of Crew members who have shown and proved their commitment to the clique - whether with ace performance in competitive modes, or just by rocking their Crew's emblem faithfully since day one. Crew Leaders can assign these special players as Representatives who will have basic permissions to aid recruitment efforts.
Muscle: The rank-and-file mob of Crew members who are happy to play their position of causing some havoc Online, doing their Crew's emblem justice and fighting for its good name. Muscle-level members may not have nor want any administrative power but they're often the heart and soul of what makes your Crew fearsome. Ambitious Muscle who are looking to prove themselves to the Crew Leader and rise up the ranks may even prove a threat to their Crew superiors, if any are deemed to be slacking on their responsibilities or performance.
For a full rundown on the new system, check out the newest blog post
by Rockstar which includes all the necessary links and details on how to get your crew up and running prior to launch of Rockstar's open-world title.
Grand Theft Auto V will be available September 17 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.