VG is not a military veterans-only community - anyone who follows the rules is welcome!
A way for Club Members to advance within Official VG Gaming Clubs and progress towards in-game Administration and eventually =VG= Clan Membership
(for the VG Army and VG Air Force)
Our goal at VG has always been to have a fun place to play games with our many friends around the world on fair and well managed game servers, and with a great home base at our website. We'd like to create a more open path for those who want to join up, for the short term as Club Members or through the long term up to =VG= Clan Membership.
Approved Members for a Club Rank in the VG Army or Air Force will receive respective rank Wings logo under profile Badges, and members may also use these graphics on any personal items, signatures or custom graphics to identify their commitment to their favorite Club(s) at VG. Official VG Club Rank is not =VG= Clan Membership, but a path to it. Ranks do not cross between clubs, and members profiles show both if holding rank in other Official VG Clubs. Website Forum Rank (from Private through General) is also a separate features, and is merely a themed progression for website content tracking, not part of VG Club or VG Clan Membership ranking or seniority and providing no additional privileges or responsibilities within Clubs or the VG Clan. Community Support through donations is always appreciated, but is not a factor for deciding any Club Rank or Clan Membership - everyone is considered equally!
The following minimum requirements apply to all ranks and advancements within the VG Army and VG Air Force and these Progression Applications:
- Must be a known club member in good standing of the VG Army or VG Air Force for at least 30 days to apply for advancement in a given club
- Applicants played (or flown) with other club members on VG Server(s)* for at least 4 weeks between applications/nominations for advancement
- Progression is review based, and applications will be read by other Club Members - a decision will be made by Club Leadership based on the information provided by you and others
Each progression through three different levels will require another application, review, and approval by the Leadership of that club as dictated by individual club rules
Club Rank Privileges and Responsibilities:
- 'Enlisted' is a website group for anyone who plays games here and joins an Official VG Club, just read and agree to the community rules, and post up to say hello
- '2nd Lt.' is the next level, allows Officers Club access and some new permissions, apply and let us know you are interested in progressing in an Official VG Club
- '1st Lt.' is for well known regulars in the given VG Official Club, each club may have it's own milestones for this progression, such as flight hours or game time, or knowledge
- 'Captain' is an advanced role in the given VG Official Club, again based on the club, milestones reached may include deeper knowledge of game/sim, or leadership proficiency
Community Groups Privileges and Responsibilities:
- 'Enlisted' is the entry website group for anyone who plays games here and joins an Official VG Club, just read and agree to the community rules, and post up to say hello
- 'Jr. Officer' is the next level, also allows Officers Club access and some new permissions, apply and let us know you are interested in progressing in the VG Community
- 'Officer' is an advanced role in the VG Community and website, and may also include a position as an in-game Admin at a 'Full' level (ban/unban responsibilities if applicable)
Any Member who has earned a 'Jr. Officer' role in the VG Community may be considered in-game Admin privileges in at a 'Lite' level (no banning, etc.), and eligible for 'Officer' group as 'Full' game admin in future with additional access to forum tools and resources.* Likewise, any player who is nominated for and approved for a Game Admin role may also be placed in the 'Jr. Officer' website group, and moved to 'Officer' once given a 'Full' game admin role.
Any Member who has earned a 'Jr. Officer' role in the VG Community, may be nominated for or apply (after 30 days) to be considered for the 'Officer' group role. As noted above, any member who is or has been approved to be a Game Admin for a VG Server will be placed in the 'Officer' website group.
Any Member who has earned an 'Officer' role in the VG Community, after 60 days, may be nominated for or apply to be considered for a Clan Member sponsored vote in order to become a full and trusted =VG= Clan Member. Votes that do not pass may get revisited after at least 60 days, sometimes longer, but all are welcome to continue and remain as trusted 'Officer' group members in the VG Online Community.
- NOTE: VG is a Round Table and Club Rank or Website Group is not entitlement over our peers, but levels of privileges and trust granted by our peers at VG to help manage games and activities, participate in group progression, or even eventually become part of the =VG= Clan. Expectations of friendly team play spirit, trust and integrity increase at each stage, up to and including Clan membership.
*(as appropriate per game played, if not hosted by us then as it pertains to online group management and activity on a per game basis)