Everyone starts off in the town of Safe Haven as a Stranger. There is information on the game as well as a jobs board to allow you to earn money, shops to buy essentials and detailed notes in the library on how the ame works. As you mine resources, build, hunt and defeat the various monsters in the wilderness, your character gains strength and ranking up will give additional privileges to match.
You start the game with 100 claim blocks.
The first rank up is to Settler and enables the sethome command. By this stage you have explored the wilderness of Serenity and hopefully have found a nice spot to start your first home base. You can do this by entering the command /sethome while at the location you want as home. To return there from anywhere you can do so by typing /home
To rank up you can simply vote for the server on all of the 5 links and thats it. Anyone can rank up right away.
For ranking up to Settler you also gain an additional 100 claim blocks and can set up to two homes.
The next rank up is at 10 votes which means you will have to wait at least 24 hours since last voting. This will give you time to explore and learn to survive in the wilderness. As a ranger you will have explored further afield and will have an additional homes you can set up to three.
You also gain access to a backpack which can carry an additional 54 items when you travel by foot. To access, simply type /backpack For ranking up to Ranger you also gain an additional 250 claim blocks and can now set up to three homes.
The next rank up is not until 25 votes, which allows your character more time to grow. As you mine for resources, you will accumulate stockpiles of ores, items and food which can be stored in chests but soon build up. By ranking up to Merchant, you will be able to set up a shop and sell to or buy from other players.
For ranking up to Merchant you also gain an additional 500 claim blocks and can now set up to four homes.
The next rank up is not until 50 votes, so your character will have grown in strength and accumulated wealth, land and experience. By this stage you will have come across a raiding party of the pillaging horde and fought off many monsters throughout the wilderness of Serenity. Within serenity, all players can marry and work in pairs with benefit that marriage brings you both. This requires a player with priest privileges to marry or divorce players. By ranking up to Warrior, you have earned the right to self marry without a priests permission. You also gain the ability to automatically add items to your backpack when your inventory is full without first calling it to make room.
For ranking up to Warrior you also gain an additional 1000 claim blocks and can now set up to five homes.
The next rank up is not until 100 votes. As a well established player, you are now an old hat at this game and hopefully a familiar face on the community chat. As dignatory, you will have earned the priest privileges to marry other players within Serenity. It is up to you whether you charge for your services or are happy to facility.
For ranking up to Dignitary you also gain an additional 2500 claim blocks and can now set up to fifteen homes.
The next rank up wont be until 250 votes which will make this a rare rank among the players. After so long in Serenity, the chieftain rank represents a mighty warrior with significant land and resources as well as influence among the community.
For ranking up to Chieftain you also gain an additional 5000 claim blocks and can now set up to twenty homes.
The final rank up is not until 500 votes at which point you will thoroughly deserve the most prestigious rank of Overlord. Both players and npc's will look up to you in awe.
You smile as you look out over the vast expnse of your domain.
For ranking up to Overlord you also gain an additional 10000 claim blocks and can now set up to twenty five homes.