Rockstar is claiming that Grand Theft Auto 5 will contain a lot of Social Club functionality when the game launches next month, which includes a new “Hierarchy System” for Social Club Crews. The Heirarchy System allows the leader of a crew to assign special ranks to its members.
According to a post on the Rockstar Newswire, Crew Leaders can assign ranks to all crew members in a mafia-style pyramid of power. The hierarchy is as follows:
Crew Leaders > Commissioners > Lieutenants > Representatives > Muscle
Rockstar also explained what each of these roles mean in the Grand Theft Auto 5 Crew Hierarchy system.
- Commissioners: The Crew’s most trusted member(s) – that essential right-hand man or woman that the Leader relies on for Vice Presidential advisement and executive action. Commissioners have the power to manage and administrate all aspects of the Crew on behalf of the Leader, including the ability to promote members internally or invite new members in.
- Lieutenants: Made members with specific privileges to keep the Crew in check and hand out promotions or demotions amongst sub-ordinate ranks. Crew Representatives and the mob of Muscle would be wise to keep their Lieutenants (and above) sweet.
- Representatives: A tier of Crew members who have shown and proved their commitment to the clique – whether with ace performance in competitive modes, or just by rocking their Crew’s emblem faithfully since day one. Crew Leaders can assign these special players as Representatives who will have basic permissions to aid recruitment efforts.
- Muscle: The rank-and-file mob of Crew members who are happy to play their position of causing some havoc Online, doing their Crew’s emblem justice and fighting for its good name. Muscle-level members may not have nor want any administrative power but they’re often the heart and soul of what makes your Crew fearsome. Ambitious Muscle who are looking to prove themselves to the Crew Leader and rise up the ranks may even prove a threat to their Crew superiors, if any are deemed to be slacking on their responsibilities or performance.
All of the crew management tools can be found on Rockstar’s Website, and crew members can also log-in and get a look at the organizational structure of the online criminal empire.
“Respect is everything and getting your Crew ranks organized early can make all the difference for how you stand out in a crowd,” says Rockstar.