So I've been giving it alot of thought and I've come to a conclusion that I believe implementing a social link system with the Notable NPCs of the boards should be done. Each NPC will have one of the different Arcanas, allowing you to work on various links even if your fellow rpers do not have that link as of yet.
Now the downside with NPC social links is this. You'll need a staff member (it could be any) to rp as the NPC, and just like in the game after every topic there's a chance you won't rank up with said NPC. The topic will be graded much harsher than that of two PCs attempting a link, but it is very well possible to max out an NPC if a true bond is established between the characters.
Just keep in mind staff are human, and some have their own characters already. So do not expect them to be able to NPC the specific character at a drop of a dime over their own. However I will be creating a topic where you can request a topic with a specific NPC for a social link after I give each of them their own Arcana that can be gained. It's for your benefit really.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them below.
Staff Members, when you NPC and take time out of your schedule to do a good topic with the NPC, you will receive a small payment award of VC. This is only if you really put effort into the role for the rper, so don't take the job if you plan on slacking off.