Badge idea thread.

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I figured that there would be no need for a new thread if I can just edit the original one. I'll set up some base ideas for forum badges here, feel free to come up with unique ideas for badges and I will add them to the list. Also, try to come up with names for them if you can, and any images you have in mind. I realize that this isn't very important right now, but it will be nice to have a list for future reference.

Guide Creator - Contribute content to the site and have it approved.

Hot Topic - Post the most active thread of the day.

OG - Badge for members of the original NGW community.

Listener Question - Have one of your questions answered on the NGW/WGG podcast.

Annual Badges - These will be given for each year that someone is a member on the site. They won't accumulate, rather they will replace the previous year's badge.

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I definitely want to do something like this, it's not a top priority though until I get the main part of the site up and running.

If you want to help out, you could start to build a list of interesting Badges/Requirements/images.

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Can do. I'll come up with some base ideas and make a thread about it later.

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Maybe, i can help make some.

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I really like that idea. It'd be cool if for example we could have our top badges display under our names or something.

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Is it possible for a point system?

 

eg.

1 post = 1 point

1 guide = 50 points

and with those points you could goto a section of the site and use it to buy something, eg. a custom rank (if those will exist like on NGW),

I think that it would be a great idea,

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Yes, but 1 step at a time. The points system will be tracking everything that gets posted, but be completely invisible until I calculate what everything should be worth.

After the points become visible, then I will start to implement a reason to acquire them (a store is possible but complicated).

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Stores are good, some forums have them. You can buy, let's say, a name change, or a color or your name. But yet again, as you said, it's complicated.

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1,000,000 pts = 2 Chicks at the Same Time Badge

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1,500,000 = It's all about twins.

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2,000,000 It's all about triplets

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1,234,567 = C-c-c-c-combo breaker!

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"OG - Badge for members of the original NGW community."

Wonderful idea, definitely hope it gets implemented. I have a hard time remembering all the usernames of the regulars at NGW, and it'll be especially difficult to recall who has been around for awhile if more people change their usernames. Some note of who has followed NGW to WGG would be helpful, and it would be a good way to recognize some of the users that have apparently been around for years.

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New badge:

Journalist - Get a blog post submitted to the front page.

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Submit it - Post a guide to WGG

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I already have one like that for content, but one for a guide would be more specific; thanks for the idea.

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I think it is alot cooler so have badges for guides, many posts or good things you does (another forum i know where people can thank each other if they say something helpfull) other than "achievements/trophies" sort of thing were you get a trophy for posting on the forum or to blog.

I have to be something you are gonna be proud of having under your name at the forum, something that not everyone has.

- Post a videowalkthrough

- Post a tutorial/tactic guide

- Post a written guide (limit - over 1000 carachers, i don't know but something that says that this is a guide you spendt time on

- Get 100 forum posts

- Get 500 forum posts

- Get 1000 forum posts

- Likes or thanks (50? 100?) if it is possible to add something like that. It means a lot for a forum writer to have such a badge

- Badge earned for being user of the week/month (by having a poll or something), it would be pretty uniq

- A badge that confirmes how many trophies/achievements you have on your console mabye

- Invite 5 friends to the forum

 

This is very much to ask for, because i KNOW it is alot of work, alot of hard work so just see it through John and take your time!

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Thanks for the ideas!

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no post count.....plz

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Yeah i agree, no post counts.

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This may sound stupid. Achievement whore: get all of the badges.

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i agree that will only encourage spamming

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Wet Foot - Be a member for 1 week

Camper - Be a member for 26 weeks

Mountain Man - Be a member for 1 year

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Wet Foot - Be a member for 1 week

Camper - Be a member for 26 weeks

Mountain Man - Be a member for 1 year

I think we should stick to generic ones.

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I agree with Sangyerians. We'll have badges for being a member for a few years, but not for being a member for a week or a month, that's a bit silly.

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 Yeah, i know i was just throwing that out there.

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I like the idea of the OG badge because some people change their names (like myself) and it's hard to tell who is who,but i guess it would be hard already if you didn't know who they were originally...hmm.

I also came up with one myself.......to encourage use of the website there could be a "Dead Or Alive" badge for people who haven't been on for a month (or few months,whichever),or perhaps a status on the profile type things beer baron was talking about?.Maybe badges could go with status' and it could show what badges you currently have.....just some ideas.

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True Fan: Been a member of wikigameguides since the first 3 months that it was live.

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I have some clever ones, with counters, of course... Also, I'll edit with some award pictures, provided with Photoshop :D

Posting Spree- Post a total of 10 posts in a day without spamming.

Post Delivery- Post a total of 20 posts in a day without spamming.

My Grandma Can do Better Than That- Submit a full length video guide to WGG.

Green as Grass- Submit 5 full length video guides to WGG.

 

Now who's talkin'?- Submit 10 full length video guides to WGG.

15 Minutes of Fame- Have a guide be the guide of the month.

 

Painkiller- Cancel a guide that you were working on. Must have viable proof that you can't do it. (This one I'm not sure if this would even be a good one...)

 

It's My Lucky Day!- Be friends with either an Admin or a Mod on either Xbox Live, PSN or Steam. The image is meant to be a joke ;)

 

Can I Haz Awardz?- Play a match in any game with an Admin or a Mod. (Any help on the idea of the image?)

 

These are a couple of ideas I have so far.

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Thanks for the awesome contributions, Whiplash. Painkiller may have to be modified a bit, but the other ones are all solid.

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Much appreciated mate. If the boys need an image, they can contact me if they wish. I'm open to ideas :D