Howie's been bugging me about this forever :P The exact requirements for advancing within the Shadow Academy Society have been kept secret since it launched, though members pretty quickly managed to figure out most of them. Today, I'm pulling back the curtain:
Rank 1: 1 Credit, members only need to take one course (other than the Test of Lore) to be considered part of the Society
Rank 2: 10 Credits
Rank 3: 25 Credits
Rank 4: 45 Credits and one Dark Maven Degree
Rank 5: 75 Credits and one Dark Savant Degree
Rank 6: 120 Credits and two Dark Savant Degrees
Rank 7: Rank 6 and three Dark Savant Degrees
Rank 8: Rank 7 /w average 90% course score (1 Sage = 88%, 2 Sage = 86%, 3+ Sage = 84%)
Rank 9: Rank 7 /w average 95% course score (1 Sage = 93%, 2 Sage = 91%, 3+ Sage = 89%)
Rank 10: Rank 7 /w average 99% course score (1 Sage = 97%, 2 Sage = 95%, 3+ Sage = 93%)
Rank 11: Rank 10 and every non-service / programming degree, below Sage level
Rank 12: Rank 11 and one Sage and average 99% course score
So there you have it! What's confused most people, I think, is course average modifier for ranks 7-10. So, basically, the secret is to get 100% on every exam. :p The wiki appears to be down right now, but it will be updated to reflect the exact requirements when it comes back up.
To be clear, I am working on changes to the SA Society rank progression, with the goals of allowing most members to reach rank 6 with some dedication and making more use of ranks 7-10, which are largely bypassed under the current system. I'll keep you all updated!
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