Rumor has it that once you reach level 10 the Indie Shadow Elite
decide whether or not to induct you into their Inner Circle
. Once they click an "admin-only" checkbox on your profile page, you'll be able to see the True Levels
. The level system you see in place right now is only a placeholder for the True Levels
, which is basically a rating system of how cool you are deemed in the eyes of the Indie Shadow Elite
aka insiders of this level system. It serves as a quick reference for knowing how to formulate their conversations with us; especially helpful to newcomers to the inner circle, or just serves as a useful reminder to those who can't be concerned with remembering everyone's names.
It has been whispered that the scale ranges from -100 to +100, with 0 being the baseline. All new members start out at 0 and then gain positive or negative marks based on their behavior/reputation. People who post within 24 hours of creating their account are automatically docked -5 points. If you lurk too long without posting, you're docked -10 points out of suspicion. Setting your age to a number below 18 will dock you -5 points plus -1 point for every year down.
At -25 points you become eligible for a ban; at -50 you are reviewed by the council and considered for a ban. At -75 you are likely to be perma-banned, but you may be simply "banned" temporarily. At -100 you have reached the nadir of TIGSource infamy, and are hereby perma-banned with your account deleted and IP blocked. If you are seen by the Elites in real life, they will snub you, if not all out attack.
However, there are loop-holes, and I am one of them. My True Level
is actually -255, the lowest it can go in their hexidecimal system. Why haven't I been banned, you ask? You see, they need someone to set an example to those who would dare rise against them; a martyr that is strung up and tortured while still alive to serve as a grim reminder. That is why I have been given The Sigil of Jesus Christ
; it's actually a code to the elite that I'm not to be banned but tortured for all to see.
So you see, UP_Kevin, this is why I'm telling you all of this. My inside sources leaked the information to me. I have no fear; for I have nothing to lose. They will come soon, for me, and now you. Waste no time in escaping this place; don't even look back...