ahh so the server grows as you grow, awesome.Ive been thinking about it but any suggestions would be nice.
any ideas as to what direction you'll take it? like factions? or just a straight up ranking system?
it depends, its hard to have both due to game balancing. Ranks and or veteran status is an okay direction to go but you'll find players tend to team up and stop anyone getting as far as them, even if they just started. Some people might ask if they can have their own Sanctuary, as much as this might be a problem and counter productive to your main building, they just want to feel important to your map (which is a good thing).
I might have 2 sets of ranks, the outsider ranks and the sanctuary ranks, the outsider ranks will be earned with money, while the sanctuary ranks will be earned with how much you do for the sanctuary, while in the sanctuary we value EVERY active sanctuary members. Also soon to be will probably be a secretary staff rank to help other players around the sanctuary.