Main Ranks {.text-center}

Players on Synergy follow the path of the main ranks for their promotions. Unless a player gets demoted along the way, their path of promotion is linear down this list. It's important to keep in mind that a player's promotion isn't solely based on marking off checkboxes on a list. This means that even though a player may meet all of the objective criteria of a rank listed below, their promotion might not be considered for other factors, such as rudeness towards others, being an annoyance to a large number of people, or excessive ass-kissing. It's also important to remember that in the end, a player's promotion is decided by the staff team. While we do try our best, sometimes we manage to accidentally overlook a player and their promotion might be delayed more than it should be. Click here for more information on our promotion process. Playtime requirements are checked by staff through /playtime,

Guest

Guest is the rank that all players start as when they join Synergy for the first time. Because it is the default rank, Guest has very limited permissions.

#### Chat appearance: Dark grey name #### Notable permissions * Access to Lobby and Plots * Access to the boat minigame at Lobby * Basic plot permissions * The ability to check their own playtime * The ability to send mail and private messages * The ability to request teleports #### How to obtain this rank Join the server!

Member

Players who become Members obtain a plethora of new permissions that allow them to experience Synergy in an entirely new way. While the main perk of being a Member is said to be access to Survival, everyone should find that the new permissions gained with this rank could be beneficial to their everyday playing experience.

#### Chat appearance: Light grey name #### Notable permissions * Access to Survival * The ability to connect their account to Dubtrack and Discord to use those services * The ability to set homes * The `night_vision` setting * The `drops` setting * The `flip_slabs` setting * The `fill_cauldrons` setting * The `name_highlighting` setting * Plot flags * The ability to change their gamemode to creative, survival, and adventure in Plots * The ability to change their flying speed * The ability to change their personal time * And many, many other permissions... #### How to obtain this rank After playing on the server for at least 9 hours, if you feel like your plot is representative of your best effort, then you can notify the staff team to check you for promotion by doing `/apply`. If you're accepted, then you'll be promoted to a Member! Otherwise, you'll be able to apply again after a week. You may get help from others such as WorldEditing your floor or collaborating on redstone, but only the work that you have done will be considered for Member. If you fear that you've built too much stuff with friends, then just build more. Eventually the sum of the parts that you've contributed will be enough for Member. We use this process and the concept of the Member rank to sort out those whose only intention is to break rules.

Devoted

Devoted is the rank where players obtain the highly-coveted WorldEdit and a whole bunch of permissions that warrant the extra playtime over Member. For many, this is the rank they aim for when first starting on Synergy.

#### Chat appearance: Gold name #### Notable permissions * Access to Flatmap * Access to WorldEdit * Access to VoxelSniper * Access to setting presets * The ability to set more homes * The ability to use colors in chat * The ability to blocklog with CoreProtect * The ability to change their gamemode to spectator in Plots * 4 plots #### How to obtain this rank Continue being active, and if you're a well-behaved member of the community (not breaking rules, annoying others, etc.) then you'll be considered for a promotion around the 4 days of playtime mark. If you can show that you have a higher need for the permissions this rank offers (such as WorldEdit or extra plots) through being skilled at redstoning or building, then you may be considered for promotion a little before the 4 day mark.

Trusted

Trusted is the last non-staff rank on the main ranks hierarchy. Trusteds are trusted with lots of permissions and stuff and things. This rank is probably broken.

#### Chat appearance: Aqua name #### Notable permissions * The ability to set more homes * The ability to create more setting presets * The ability to disable AsyncWorldEdit * The ability to WorldEdit anywhere * The ability to teleport directly to players without a request #### How to obtain this rank Play for a minimum of 10 days on the server, be trustworthy, and don't break rules.

Helper

Helpers are newer staff members that primarily help with community management. They're picked from members of the community that submit a Helper application and later complete an interview with the existing staff team. Our last Helper was recently promoted to Admin, so there's currently nobody with this rank on the server.

#### Chat appearance: Light blue name #### Notable permissions * The ability to punish misbehaving players with mutes, bans, and more * The ability to check the punishment history of a player * Management permissions for PlotSquared * The ability to explode themselves and others * The ability to announce messages to the server * The ability to vanish from the sight of regular players * The ability to manage ranks lower than Helper * The ability to manage Member applications * Access to StaffChat * Management permissions on Dubtrack and Discord * And many more... #### How to obtain this rank Occasionally when we feel there is a shortage of staff we'll open up Helper applications. Otherwise, asking about getting this rank is a sure way not to get it.

Admin

Admins manage the dedicated server that Synergy is hosted on, Synergy's files, SynergySuite's code, and the configuration of plugins. Admins also determine the path of the future of Synergy. If there's one defining attribute of an Admin,.it's "laziness".

#### Chat appearance: Dark blue name #### Permissions All of them. #### How to obtain this rank You don't.

Donator Ranks {.text-center #donators}

Donator ranks are given to those that have supported the server financially, and are unlike the main ranks in that they aren't a full rank and are instead a supplementary rank that changes a person's prefix in chat and grants them additional permissions. Synergy is a EULA-compliant server, so we're not giving out free diamonds in Survival or immediate access to WorldEdit like other, non-compliant servers. However, donators still get a lot of permissions due to us giving them basically every EULA-compliant permission that exists on the server. We encourage players to donate out of goodwill and not for the sole reason of obtaining the permissions, but for those that would like to know exactly what they're getting with their donation an exhaustive list is provided below.

The staff team greatly thanks everyone that has donated to Synergy!

Subscription Donator

Subscription Donator is a rank we've created for those that would rather donate to the server monthly instead of just once. You'll be able to enjoy this rank for as long as you donate, and as soon as you reach $25 total you'll automatically be promoted to a Full Donator for life.

#### Chat appearance: [_] (A special prefix with the main rank letter in light green) #### All permissions * `/tps` * `/version` * `/plugins` * `/seed` * `/me` * `/hat` * `/suicide` * `/ping` * `/online` * `/echo` * `/afk` * `/playtime top` * `/thehunt ` * `/deaths ` * `/settings ` * The `auto_tpaccept` setting * The `death_messages` setting * The `emit_afk_notifications` setting * The `receive_afk_notifications` setting * The `afk_target_notification` setting * The `name_highlighting` setting * The `connection_messages` setting * The `minechat_join_message` setting * The `alert_sounds` setting * The `remove_excessive_caps` setting * The `colored_chat` setting * The `hide_spam` setting * The `home_shortcut` setting * The ability to use color and formatting codes in signs * The ability to use color and formatting codes in /msg * The ability to use color and formatting codes in chat * The ability to use color and formatting codes in /echo * `/near` in Plots * `/more` in Plots * `/time` in Plots * `/ptime` in Plots * `/kit` in Plots * `/plots set` in Plots * `/plots flag ` in Plots * The music plot flag in Plots * The time plot flag in Plots * The weather plot flag in Plots * The `drops` setting in Plots * The `night_vision` setting in Plots * The `flip_slabs` setting in Plots * The `fill_cauldrons` setting in Plots * The `remove_torches_on_redstone_blocks` setting in Plots * `/name` in Plots * The ability to edit signs in Plots * The ability to use color and formatting codes in /name in Plots * And the most important, **/explode** #### How to obtain this rank Be on a monthly donation subscription of $5 or more.

Full Donator

Full Donators enjoy the exact same permissions that Subscription Donators do, but those with this rank have it permanently.

#### Chat appearance: [_] (A special prefix with the main rank letter in dark green) #### All permissions * The same permissions as Subscription Donator #### How to obtain this rank Donate a total of $25 to the server. If you're a Subscription Donator then when your total donations equal $25 you'll automatically be promoted to a Full Donator.

Funder

Funder is an exclusive rank given to those that donated to Synergy in a special funding round. There has been one such time so far that took place before Synergy's public release.

#### Chat appearance: [_] (A special prefix with the main rank letter in dark green) #### All permissions * All of the notable permissions of Full Donator * The ability to use the "magic" formatting code in signs #### How to obtain this rank Donate to the server during a special funding round.

Secret Ranks {.text-center}

Secret ranks are secret in that they don't show up in chat or /list, and don't even make an appearance in the rank section at spawn. These ranks publicly appear as Trusted in every way, though their permissions are closer to those of staff.

Crimsonstoner

If you've read the history of Synergy, you would know that Synergy was started by members of the private Crimsonstone survival server. There used to be a public Crimsonstoner rank with these same permissions, but after Synergy's rebranding we hid this rank to avoid confusing new players.

#### Chat appearance: See Trusted. #### Notable permissions * All of the notable permissions of Trusted * The ability to punish misbehaving players with mutes, tempbans, and more * The ability to check the punishment history of a player * Management permissions for PlotSquared * The ability to explode themselves * The ability to teleport to any world on the server (even secret ones) * The ability to set an unlimited number of homes * And many more... #### How to obtain this rank Be a player of the ancient Crimsonstone private survival server.

Retired

Retired is given to players who have stepped down from the staff team.

#### Chat appearance: See Trusted. #### Notable permissions * All of the notable permissions of Crimsonstoner * The ability to roll back grief with CoreProtect * The ability to vanish from the sight of regular players #### How to obtain this rank Retire from the staff team.