Introducing Crew Hierarchies

Posted on August 28 2013, 3:27pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The first of many Rockstar Games Social Club features we'll be introducing for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online is the all-new Hierarchies system for Social Club Crews - borne directly out of feedback from the Social Club community. Available for all Crew Leaders right now at the Social Club website, the Hierarchies feature allows the Leader of the Crew to assign special ranks to members, designating the responsibilities of Crew management and assuring that loyalty and performance are rewarded appropriately.

Crew Leaders can assign special rank to any and all members (Crew members will otherwise all be defaulted to the designation of Muscle) across the following four tiers:

  • 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.

Beyond the overall Crew cap, there is no limit on how many Crew members you can designate to any one tier - so decide whether your squad will be a communal and anarchic free-for-all or a rigidly structured and exclusive Hierarchy designed to reward the chosen few and keep the Muscle thirsty for recognition?

To see your Crew’s Hierarchy, select Hierarchy from the navigation options directly below the active Crew Emblem on your Crew’s profile page. If you are a Commissioner or Leader and want to organize your Crew, head to the Crew Management page and click Hierarchy. Here you'll see the full chain of command for that Crew, from the upper echelons in charge of managing operations to the ground force responsible for getting the job done - along with a detailed breakdown on your Crew, with options to promote and demote members via the up and down arrows and more detailed information hover boxes that explain exactly what each rank can and can't do.

On this page you may notice a colored bar under each Crew tag, which decreases in length as you get further down the Crew structure. This bar is visible across Social Club and will be visible in-game in Grand Theft Auto Online as a public symbol of your rank inside the Crew. The color of the bar is determined by another new feature of Social Club: Crew Colors. These can be set in the Crew management pages, and will have significant prominence in other places yet to be announced.

Social Club members may also notice a few new design updates today as well to user profiles and other pages on the network - as always, if you have feedback you'd like to bend our ear on regarding these or other features or improvements that you would like to see around Social Club, please get in touch with us via Mouthoff where we're always happy to have a look at what you have to say.

We'd also like to remind all Crew members to make sure your contact email information is up to date in your Social Club account settings and also encourage you to link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to your Social Club profile so that you can receive notifications on Crew invites and messages.

Make no mistake, respect is still everything and getting your Crew ranks organized early can make all the difference for how you stand out in a crowd, whether you're going toe to-toe with other Crews or planning to just wreak havoc under your Crew banner with a few friends in Los Santos and Blaine County this fall.

Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for lots more updates about Social Club features to be announced for GTAV and GTA Online soon.

  • R* Aon August 28 2013, 8:34pmFlag
    Hey all, great to see so many of you jumping on the Hierarchies feature already and assigning ranks amongst your Crews. Cool also to see so much Crew recruitment going on in comments here too - just a reminder though not to spam the comments section multiple times with the same message. Please only post your recruitment message here once unless you have something new to say. Thanks for understanding and stay tuned for more Social Club features to be announced.
  • Pressure.Drop1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
    need to have ability to kick and other options in the pause menu when in game, as some people don't link their social club with gamertag and is impossible to kick them... also option to promote and etc from in-game :)
    • HarryMOD1 day, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
      @Pressure.Drop *Little Seoul Triads* --> RECRUITING

      Strong? Loyal? Then become a Triad. Add me and let's get this started.

  • mojorizen72 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
    Is it possible as crew leader to transfer your title to another crew member? Step down?
    • Connordelta863 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
      Hey starting a crew up looking for about 5-7 more people to join so that we can have about two teams of 3 or 4 in total , have not started it yet but once i have enough people then will set it all up , just going to do it to have fun online and do some missions and if heist ever come out , just some small things that you need a mic and must be at least 15+ so message me on xbox at coldice crl86 or to my gta 5 account connordelta86
      • RiskySevenon March 12 2014, 1:23pmReplyFlag
        Black Beret Thugz is a newly formed paramilitary crew and we are looking for trustworthy, friendly people to fill our ranks. Whether you are a total noob or high level player, it doesn't matter to us because we accept all regardless of your age or KD ratio just as long as you are a clean player and fun to be around. Open enrollment.
        • Shwaason March 8 2014, 12:08amReplyFlag
          Join my crew--- Akina speeders(AKRS)

          First 10 people to join will be promoted to commisioners
          • UNDERTAKER13474on March 7 2014, 4:52pmReplyFlag
            SHERIFF ROLE PLAYING CREW.....LS SHERIFFNPOLICE serious crew about fighting crime.
            • gonzoscon February 20 2014, 5:14pmReplyFlag
              Hi everybody!

              Just started my crew.
              I want to invite anyone to join.
              Could become Lieutenant or Representative right away.
              The objective is to have fun.
              • TienchaNullon February 16 2014, 10:10pmReplyFlag
                lookin for a old school crew who does it like the original ganstas
                • Shwaason March 8 2014, 12:10amReplyFlag
                  @TienchaNull join the my crew--- the akina speeders, new crew but our ways are old school, we gonna have each others backs and if u join ull be a commissioner
              • Ryan------------on February 14 2014, 8:34amReplyFlag

                • ramster123porton February 8 2014, 3:51pmReplyFlag
                  Join my crew everyone. It's awesome. Chill, laugh and lots of missions. KOME, KRUISE 'N' KILL! We need good members who got our backs cos we got yours! THAT'S BECAUSE WE'RE 'BENT 4 DESTRUCTION!' We have friendly members and players with high ranks available!
                  • DonHollandon January 30 2014, 9:18pmReplyFlag
                    How can you assign more than one commissioner?
                    • BigDGilberton January 29 2014, 9:32pmReplyFlag
                      Hey guys, i've created a crew with some friends we have like 5 people but we're all about protecting eachother, killing
                      and having fun we play free roam, custom game modes, and pretty much anything. any one can join. i'm the leader my gamertag is BigDgilbert our crew name is "thePissOffPeople" and our creww tag is poop as in we're going to poop on you. also if anyone knows how to upload a picture for our crew emblem please join and upload an image i play almost everyday and those 5 other crew members are usually always playing i help out anyone who joins and we don't kill eachother unless told to. if you don't like the crew color i'll change it, you need money we'll help you out. i can pimp you out a car to sell. We need some muscle too and some commisioners i can trust. any one can join but if anyone knows how to upload an emblem. join and do it upload any image and i'll put it because we don't have one right now but yea if you need people to play with anytime or someone to back you up just join this crew cause we got some funny guys and some really good guys who would kill anyone who kills one of us

                      ~join to "thepissoffpeople" my Xbox gamertag is BigDGilbert
                    • REyeP67on January 26 2014, 11:46amReplyFlag
                      New crew looking to make its mark, would prefer highly active members. No big talk, just join if you're interested looking to create a tightly knit crew so communication is key. Drop in and introduce yourself, check it out and tell your friends. No big talk here -- starting from the bottom looking for leaders not followers!
                      167th Street Locos:
                    • thrumy1202on January 25 2014, 11:16pmReplyFlag
                      join my crew its the killer squard u join u get commesiner
                      • kirbdog1on January 24 2014, 9:55pmReplyFlag
                        if you want to join my crew hellmen1 then ask for invite
                        • X_Lil_Pnut_Xon January 23 2014, 10:49pmReplyFlag
                          anyone keen on Off-roading and a good time join our crew Canyon Crawlers 4X4
                          • Dirty0Gon January 23 2014, 5:30pmReplyFlag
                            COBRA BLACKOUT on XBOX and PLAYSTATION
                            • ONYXtheVILLAINon January 18 2014, 10:07pmReplyFlag
                              ps3 only, always looking for new members. no mic needed.
                              • awesomewelshsamon January 16 2014, 1:38pmReplyFlag
                                just wondering but i have 5 members in my crew and a lot of people want to join and although it says they have joined, they do not appear on the Rockstar Social Club website when i go into manage crew and the number of members stays the same (5 members) anybody know why?
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