As the Codex was recently re-released, and the old CoC thread had completely stagnated, I am attempting to jumpstart this thing back into life. Hopefully folks will get involved in actually doing stuff this time.
The Evolutionary Chain is this board's means of organising the Tyranid community, in an attempt to provide useful resources for new members of the forum, or old players seeking to join the Swarm. The point of a Chain of Command is, in fact, not to provide prestige points for you to use to bulk up your e-penis. Rather it is to create a system by which those members with knowledge or experience can provide both those resources to newer players. It also provides a more structured system for organising the creation of articles for newbies, and a bit of fun for everyone involved as well.
This is the primary thread for the Tyranid Evolutionary Chain. Be sure to check the thread recently for new developments. The Evolutionary Chain works thusly:
Members have different ranks, reflecting the amount of effort they have put into the Tyranid community as a whole. These ranks are obviously subject to change, as posters climb up the evolutionary hierarchy, or are demoted for failing to carry out the will of Hive Mind/following the rules of the CoC or forum. There are no strict guidelines for what acts will get you promoted or demoted. It's based on the discretion of the higher ranking members.
To gain membership of the CoC, simply make a post in this thread expressing your interest. In order to be eligible to join the Evolutionary Chain, you must have a post count of at least 100, in order to ensure that the CoC does not get cluttered by fair-weather posters. In a change from how things used to work, nobody but myself, Lonewolf and Chosen Man will have any rank higher than Ripper to start with. This is an attempt to provide some incentive for members of the Evolutionary Chain to actually do things like write articles, provide background or generally do things for the community.Structure
These are the basic ranks. Others may be added if there is sufficient demand for them. Rank Title
2 Termagant/ Hormagaunt
4 Warrior/ Shrike
5 Broodlord/ Trygon
6 Prime/ Trygon Prime
7 Hive Tyrant
Moderator SwarmlordMember ListSwarmlordChosen ManiChucklesLonewolfRipperLord AllibenGaleRazorwindDie FünfteWindlegion der Schlucht-HerrRaktraFrequently Asked QuestionsCan I be a member of multiple Chains of Command at the same time?
Certainly, as long as you continue to contribute to this one as well as the others you will not lose your post in the CoC. What exactly can I do to get a promotion?
There is no set answer to this, as it depends a great deal on the poster. A rather generic answer would be "contribute to the Tyranid community as a whole". In practical terms, this might mean providing tacticas on how to use Tyranids, how best to equip certain units or on how to beat a certain army type, articles on how to paint Tyranids in a certain way, pieces of particularly excellent fiction regarding the Tyranids (I've seen some absolute corkers in my time), or other types of help which I have not anticipated. If you, as a member of the CoC, have seen something which you feel is a piece of work worthy of recognition, post in this thread with a link, a description of what it is, and why you feel it merits reward, and we at the head of the Swarm will decide if it is worth recognising.
More answers will be added when more questions are asked!