The ranks range from level 1 for any users posting for the first time, all the way up to level 16, which is the ultimate rank on the PlayStation Forums. To achieve this, you have to be a pretty amazing member of the community, by not only posting great messages but by receiving Kudos from your fellow members and even helping folks out and having ‘Accepted Solutions’ accredited to you.
Think of it as similar to the way that you might advance your XP level in FIFA or ranking level in CoD, for example.
On top of that, we have also implemented a new “Champion rank” on the Official PlayStation Forums. This Champion rank will be an additional rank to those super users of the Forums who have proved themselves helpful on specific boards.
So if you spot a Champion user whilst browsing the PlayStation Forums, rest assured that they should be able to offer any assistance or at least be kind enough to point you in the right direction for any query or issue you may have.
For further information and to go into more detail on the new PlayStation Forum functionality, be sure to visit our New Ranking announcement and New Champion Rank announcements on our Official PlayStation Forums.
And of course, if you have any questions, pop them in here and I’ll do my best to answer!
Also, don’t forget to post your nominations in our Annual Community Awards of 2012!