This might be a long post but please bare with me.
It's pretty obvious BHL has taken a drastic change over the years. Activity gone down, sites boring etc. Whatever you think about the site right now I'm sure we as members can agree
I had a conversation with Pyle and asked him about making this post and with his support here I am .
With the activity being down etc, I'm sure everyone's main concern right now with the site is our "New" Ranking structure. We all were used to the Review system, and yes that had it's flaws but at least there was activity on the forums and on xbox. We as a community, older members and newer ones as well should bring ideas and put give our input in on bringing in a new Rank Structure. If its bringing back the review system, bringing in a Brigade system, or bringing in something completely new and trying that out.
1. Brigade System- It is one of the most used Rank Structure in any gaming community. Go to any gaming communities forums and I can bet you 9 times out of 10 they are using a brigade of some sort. They all have differences but at the end of the day they all involve a Brigade. Now with that being said, it could be done but the main concern with that is BHL using IPS. Most brigade communities use vBulletion just because it's an easier layout to work with and it is more private for different brigades to have their own forum.
2. Bringing back the Reviews- All of us can say we had a love hate relationship with BHL's old Ranking Structure. Yes it was outdated , but we could always add or take away things from it etc. At the end of the day it did produce activity and was engaging for members. Especially new ones.
3. Another Idea. We could combine a few things together reviews, posts, recruiter etc. **Example** We could have let's say 5non staff ranks. "Members - Private- Corporal- Sergeant - Major" Then have 4 Staff ranks. Honorary Vet- Moderator - MT- Admin * Self explanatory*
Members- Join the site and become active with members etc. When they understand the rules and get familiar with the site they are able to receive a promotion. must have 5 reviews in any game * Promotions are done by Majors only*
Private- After learning the site and helping new members. Privates must wait 2 weeks have 10 posts and 10 reviews and be consistent with activity to obtain a promotion. . * Promotions are done by Majors only*
Corporal- Corporals help our activity out with a requirement of recruiting at least 2 members a month must have 20 reviews.
Sergeant- Must have 3 recruited members a month and have 25 reviews.
Major- Reviews members, is in charge of overseeing ranks, promotions
I just threw something together as an example nothing to serious about that .
4. We as a community need to bring up ideas together. At the end of the day, the system we have now basically took gaming out of everything. To rank up we have to post, and no gaming is required there is no point in even being considered a gaming community IMO with the one we have now.
I understand some of you might be confused as to why I made this post, BHL used to be fun to meet new people and game about 4 years ago, I dont want to see it like it is now which is why I hope some of us members can bring Ideas in and Hopefully Sr+ management can review our ideas and come up with something that will help this community. I understand we all have had differences but we all can agree we dont want to see a place where we made good memories and yes, bad as well just be brought down like it recently has.
*** Also, we need new ways of recruiting members again, I had the idea of getting together a media team who are completely responsible for using BHL Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. and getting BHL out there again.***