Prefect Benefits

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  • Is it a canon spell ? -> Do not suggest.
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Suggestion
In cannon, Prefects do have unique benefits besides a crest. They have the ability to take points and are informed of short cuts and hidden places inorder to catch sneaking younger years out past cerfew or enjoying some banned candy.
I see why giving prefects the ability to take points due to misbehavior could be abuse, hence understand if that may not be the best idea. That being said, I do believe prefects should have benefits for example passwords to certain passages (with instruction not to tell anyone) or access to the rumored house flares or the ability to teleport directly to the common room.

Why it will be good:
Other people in Y5 have the minimum points to year up-however I have put in effort to study and do homework to be able to qualify for prefect. I believe this will create more motivation among players to be more active in the academic side of the server.

How it will work in code/other functions
[Write for how it will work. Realizing that coding a single spell takes an hour.]
Depending on the possible features, I imagine it may take a while to gather information and may involve a staff taking the time to instruct prefects on the do’s and dont’s.

Who do you imagine has time to implement this feature
[Next available time for someone to code is most likely close to december 2018 due to current plans. So do not follow up this post a week later asking why its not implemented even if the entire community thinks its a fabulous idea.]
I am unsure, but most likely professors, graduates, and staff members that monitor roleplay characteristics. However, I understand it will take discussion between admin+.
Which server?
Hogwarts

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Prefect gets a benefit of a chat color. Anyone can achieve prefect, even someone with 1 point, if they have the ‘highest’ point as an active member of their house/year, that means people who troll the server could also ruin someone else’s chances of getting prefect if these ‘rewards’ were given. This has often come to discussion over the years, and always the response is: we would have to completely change how prefect is decided. The reason we never did is because having prefect be the way it is, it is the only system that is a status symbol that is not decided by POPULAR vote. This means you can gain recognition as a prefect even without talking to anyone. We prefer it this way, as it gives some of our quieter members of the server who do not want to interact as much a thing they can achieve without having to be noticed and socially adept.

We allow professors to give/take points because this is a status decided by trust not by a system of points. So, while I understand why you think this is a good idea, the system we have in place serves a good purpose for some people on the server who don’t often get recognition, in fact, I only even noticed some people were on the server because they even became prefects.

Hopefully that clears up the why / why not.

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For sure! That definitely clears things up. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

It’s not much of a big benefit but we did make prefect bathroom prettier for prefects to enjoy if you wish to check it out!

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