Thanks for your responses.
Have you been progressing your story quest as well? Maybe this trial requires going into an instance or dungeon that you do not have access to yet due to not having it unlocked in story mode. Just a blind guess but if I had to bet I'd put my money on this.
I am currently on the lvl49 Story Quest, so unless I have to finish the story, I am not sure this is the issue. But thank you. I have completed every dungeon thus far. As a note, the commander did have a trial which I completed a few ranks previously.
You probably need to pay for three promotions to move up to the next category.
I am basing this "guess" on the way it worked in version 1.0. There are basically small promotions within a grade, and then there are major promotions moving between grades. In the guild quartermaster tab there is a complete list of all grades across the top and you can see that there are generally 4 promotions within each grade. I suspect you have not yet got far enough.
Yes, as I mentioned I am rank 8, which is the last rank in the "Tier 2" section of the tabs at the top. I have ranked up a few times by paying Seals, I think the last one was 8k seals. I also did both ranks of the Hunting Logs, which require dungeons that are only accessed through the story.
I am currently rank 8 (Chief Storm Sergeant) in my GC, and the max rank appears to be rank 12.
The guy who promotes you says I have to fulfil a "Trial" and I should pick it up from the Storms Commander.
However the Commanders says nothing. I have already completed the 2 ranks of Hunting Log that are required.
What level are you on your highest class/job? I noticed that after doing the initial induction quests I was able to pick up the Dzamael Darkhold (sp?) quest from the NPC off in the corner, which might be what 'trial' it requires. If it's like 1.0, DD was one of the dungeons required to advance the GC rank/story (if I recall correctly).
I was 48THM at the time, and had already completed the Ifrit trial, so i'm guessing it's not related to that one as I received the same result as you saying I wasn't ready.
I have all Class/Jobs at 50, minus Arcanist. I have beaten Ifrit, Titan and Garuda, as they are tied the the Story.
For referance, you can see my rank/jobs at http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/1183605/.
There you can see my rank progress and anything I am missing?
Thanks very much.