ID:228794
 
Applies to:BYOND Website, BYOND Client, Dream Maker
Status: Open

Issue hasn't been assigned a status value.
What about having BYOND (Not games, BYOND) achievements? (Involving the Website, Client and the Dream Maker). This would be a nice idea.

Something like:

-Website:
--I'm new!: Register to BYOND.
--My first discussion: Create a new thread in the forums.
--I feel like a pro: Get an UpVote in a thread.
--I got bonuses!: Get a BYOND Membership.
--I'm a programmer, did you know? Create a HUB and host a game in it.
--Troll: Get banned.
--Helpful user: Get over 50 - 100 votes.

-Client:
--My pager!: Login to the pager.
--I don't want you here, noob: Ban someone from your pager.
--They're not like me: Have 50 no member friends while you're a member.
--It's over 100!: Have 100 people in your friend list. (Counts if they've added you).

-Dream Maker:
--My project: Create a new project in Dream Maker.
--It's over 9000!: Experience more than 9.000 compile errors.
--I haz goto: Use goto.
--There's something wrong... Experience a runtime error while debugging your game.
--You have been warned... Get 50 warns while compiling.

,etc, etc. There are more ideas around, i'm just giving some examples.

I would like to see this featured, it's a nice idea. :P
I could see something like this if the achievements were actually worthwhile things and not "use terrible programming practices on purpose just to unlock a meaningless achievement" or "try to get banned to fulfill my achievements list".
They're just ideas.
If any of those achievements actually sounded like good ideas, or like actual achievements, then maybe I could get on board. Currently, they sound like they would just be an annoyance to users who would maliciously go out of their way to earn them, and provide nothing to the legitimate community.
How about achievements related to the success and popularity to your games, such as:

- ### fans
- ### players online
- ### unique players
- get featured
- ### subscribers
-- monthly, yearly, alltime

Website related ones:

- $$$ donated to BYOND
- # memberships purchased
- Majority of the people on BYOND don't make games. Having achievements tied to it hardly seems like a fair idea.
- Offering an achievement for posting things on forums would just lead to a ton of spam posts like HERE'S MY ACHIEVEMENT POST.
- Creating an account or logging into the pager are hardly noteworthy achievements.
- There is already a box on the games page that shows new members and recent membership buyers.
- A lot of these are negative achievements, which should never be included. Like getting banned or experiencing errors.

You should get achievements to show that you're GOOD at something. Not that you go out of your way to maliciously spam otherwise legitimate systems.
This is a good idea.
In response to Falacy (#5)
Falacy wrote:
- Majority of the people on BYOND don't make games. Having achievements tied to it hardly seems like a fair idea.
- Offering an achievement for posting things on forums would just lead to a ton of spam posts like HERE'S MY ACHIEVEMENT POST.
- Creating an account or logging into the pager are hardly noteworthy achievements.
- There is already a box on the games page that shows new members and recent membership buyers.
- A lot of these are negative achievements, which should never be included. Like getting banned or experiencing errors.
You should get achievements to show that you're GOOD at something. Not that you go out of your way to maliciously spam otherwise legitimate systems.

How i said they're just examples x:
People make achievements(medals) in their games, i think thats enough.

And for those who are like, No all those ideas would leave to arguing, spam and dislikes... he gave short-thought ideas, nothing to be taken TO serious...
No, we don't need these ideas. There're pretty pointless.
In response to Madow (#4)
Madow wrote:
Website related ones:
- $$$ donated to BYOND
- # memberships purchased

:D.... lol
In response to Teka123 (#10)
Teka123 wrote:
Madow wrote:
Website related ones:
- $$$ donated to BYOND
- # memberships purchased
:D.... lol


That's pretty much all you need to say, Teka. Haha!
Corax Software wrote:
I laughed so hard, this is great =D

Nope, it isn't funny, try again.

Teka123 wrote:
Madow wrote:
Website related ones:
- $$$ donated to BYOND
- # memberships purchased
:D.... lol

lol.
In response to Madow (#4)
Madow wrote:
How about achievements related to the success and popularity to your games, such as:
- ### fans
- ### players online
- ### unique players
- get featured
- ### subscribers
-- monthly, yearly, alltime
Website related ones:
- $$$ donated to BYOND
- # memberships purchased


I like that list