So Lumis and I were talking and we got to discussing the karma around here. This has been one of the greatest features to be added on the site but there’s a way it could be even better and advance it further and that is by an achievement system, rewarding +1’s to posters for doing things on the site. When Lumis posted some of the ideas, I ran with it completely and thought it was brilliant. I took over and came up with some ideas of my own.
Between the two of us, these include:
ATTENTION GRABBER- ‘Thank You’ a total of 25 posts
ASIA SPECIFIC- Post 25 anime/Japan/China related items
[Note] This isn’t indicating EACH. Videos and/or pics recommended, not text. Just 25 posts total
MOD-IFY IT- Successfully get an approved series or movie added to Slowhand’s schedule thread
RULE THEM ALL- Follow the rules for 60 consecutive posting days
[Note] This would be each time you post on the boards. How would you know if you broke a rule? You’ll get a mod message. This will reset the achievement and you will have to start over.
STRONG DEDICATION- Watch 20 anime episodes within a week (TAN stream only)
[Note] Starts on Monday, ends on Sunday. If you fail to do 20, the achievement resets and you’ll have to try again.
CHANGE IS GOOD- Update your profile/sig/avatar 10 times
[Note] Again NOT each. Just 10 times total.
NEW WORLD- Become a member and post 5 times
THEY ALWAYS COME BACK- Log in 100 times
HOT TOPIC- Make a thread and get 2500 replies
FRIENDLY GESTURE- Friend 5 people or Approve 5 requests
AVID REPORTER- Assist Slowhand by making 20 VOD reports for your Cable/Satellite operator
HELPING HAND- Assist the Administrators by posting about various technical issues 25 times
-Even with this change, the posters themselves will still have a card to play as well.-
USER’S CHOICE- *Allows you to modify somebody’s karma ONCE a day. That’s it.
*[Note] This is where you won’t get a +1. It’s more or less the spirit of giving like it is now. Keep in mind that If you don’t choose to use it, they don’t build over time. It’s just there until you do. Once you use it, that option is locked out completely for the remainder of the day until midnight strikes (next day).
MASTER OF GENEROSITY- Pass along karma 25 times.
[Note] Here’s where it does pay off for the user and you get a +1. You give and you shall receive. Once a day= earn it on the 25th day.
In the spirit of fairness, these are the ones we could come up with. If you love the idea and would like to adopt it then:
1.) Once an achievement is unlocked, it can reset and a user can earn it again and again OR make it so you can only earn it once and then put it out of play. This could open the door for new achievement ideas/lists down the line like for seasonal events (new anime releases and holidays.) For ex. "Watch episode 1 of this, watch this trailer or post 5 festive winter/anime images. The mods and administrators can come up with ideas of their own here.
2.) You can add a new achievement category in our profiles. That way TAN posters and/or the public can see the list of all you have unlocked if you allow it. This would also become a new addition to RECENT ACTIVITY as well allowing people to see all the achievements everybody’s unlocked as it happens.
3.) An administrator can start a new thread about this in Announcements or create a new forum specifically for achievement lists and where users can post their thoughts as well.