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#1 Wolf

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

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#2 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

:lol:
You love achievements. :P


I've actually found a pretty good mod for them, I'll buy it thursday when I get paid.
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#3 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

There are awards!

I've gotta come up with more though. And better images.
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#4 Wolf

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:12 AM

A fun, rewarding way to solicit regular forum users

yes, i love achievements

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

We're gonna have achievements?

I'VE GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL!
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#6 Wolf

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:12 AM

Catch them all

receive an achievement for catching all achievements

beautiful system

#7 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

:lol:
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#8 Affray

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

I have come up with a few awards that would be decent if added to the list.

These would be like the two that are already there, once you hit a certain number you get the award.

Certain # of new threads created by user ( And maybe a seperate award for creating a certain new threads that get pinned)
Certain # of links posted by user
Once a user gets a certain amount of likes from other users on their posts

Those are just a few that hit me earlier today while I was browsing through every page I could find on the forum.

It is perfectly acceptable to fear and admire a being you could not possibly understand.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

:lol:
That's a lot of pages. I'll have to see what I can do with those though, the achievement system needs an update anyways.
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#10 Affray

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

Anything would be an upgrade right.
And I know it is easy for me to throw ideas at you, and not so easy for you to snap your fingers and make it happen.
It couldn't hurt to have them out there though for when you decide to give any of them a go.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

It's ok, ideas are mostly what I need. I'm relatively uncreative
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

Lucky for you all I have are ideas, just not enough skill or determination to make them happen.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

I have come up with a few awards that would be decent if added to the list.

These would be like the two that are already there, once you hit a certain number you get the award.

Certain # of new threads created by user ( And maybe a seperate award for creating a certain new threads that get pinned)
Certain # of links posted by user
Once a user gets a certain amount of likes from other users on their posts

Those are just a few that hit me earlier today while I was browsing through every page I could find on the forum.


building upon this, I've found a karma system helps with generating decent quality posts (voted upon by users, of course. if they like it, click +K of not, -K)
of course, you'd have achievements for a few high levels of karma.
Good Boy: achieve karma level 20
raising the bar: achieve karma level 50
white night: achieve karma level 100.
paragon: Achieve karma level 200.

those are a few examples. (those wouldn't count possible user titles based on how high their karma is as well.)
achievement for unlocking x number of user titles? IE: Titleshift: unlock 5 unique titles.
achievement for changing your username more than x number of times. Identity theft: change your display name more than 5 times. (maximum being say, 10.) Convicted: changed name 10 times.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

There's actually a karma system built into the forum software, but currently I have it set to "likes" only so people don't feel bad for getting downvoted. Maybe I should change that.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

It's ok, ideas are mostly what I need. I'm relatively uncreative


Didn't I come up with some huge list of theoretical achievements?

or have I lost it...

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

I believe there was a rather large list somewhere on splenbegone.com when we first started discussing this.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

They're kind of a 50/50 thing. Achieve x number of posts or x threads created encourages spam. Karma systems are ok when you have a large, non-clique userbase or have intentionally meaningful content (ie guides etc) but the majority of posts go into Everything Else. Not implying they don't have substance, just lack a poor standard of what deserves and upvote and what doesn't.

Just my 2 cents, anyway.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

They're kind of a 50/50 thing. Achieve x number of posts or x threads created encourages spam. Karma systems are ok when you have a large, non-clique userbase or have intentionally meaningful content (ie guides etc) but the majority of posts go into Everything Else. Not implying they don't have substance, just lack a poor standard of what deserves and upvote and what doesn't.

Just my 2 cents, anyway.


I agree, doing this wrong could be bad

but, if we do it right, it could attract more users, and make them stick around

the effectiveness lies entirely in how we use them

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

Making new people aware of an acievement system would promote posting, just don't specify what the spam oriented achievements are and no one will strive for them, they will just happen after time.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Making new people aware of an acievement system would promote posting, just don't specify what the spam oriented achievements are and no one will strive for them, they will just happen after time.


I was thinking go an alternate route

give awards based on posts, join date, and page views

of course, require exponentially more page views than posts, and a prerequisite join date [for example: 1 month for nooby ones, 6 months for awards for frequenting the forums, and a year or 2 for the fanatics]

Also use awards to have users use unused features [thread subscribing, reporting, etc]

In addition to any fun ones we can come up with

would be useful to know the limitations of the achievements system, though