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Posted Jun 28, '11 at 10:17pm

Gantic

Gantic

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What is a merit?
A merit is a 25 AP reward. Moderators and Administrators can give merits.

How do I get a merit?
Merits are not easy to get. They are given to very good game comments. Very good game comments take time to write. These comments are helpful, original, and thoughtful. They have good grammar and are easy to read. They show that you played the game and have ideas on what you liked, didn't like, and what could be improved. If a moderator or administrator sees your comments and thinks it deserves a merit, he/she will give your comment a merit. This can take a few minutes to a few years, so be patient! Do not bother moderators and administrators about merits or beg for merits. They may ignore your comment!

What is a very good game comment?
Here are some things that make a very good game comment. It is...

Readable. It has good grammar. Other people can easily understand what you say. If no one knows what you are saying then it is not very helpful.
Helpful. It says why you liked or did not like the game and what can be improved or removed. If you just say "good" or "bad" or "I liked this" it does not tell the game maker what is good or bad about the game. If you don't say why, your comment is not very thoughtful.
Thoughtful. It shows you really thought about the game. Your ideas about the game go together because you spent time to write a good comment about it. If you only list your ideas about different parts of the game, it does not look very original.
Original. It shows you wrote it yourself. Your comment contains unique ideas. You did not copy someone else's good comment. Your ideas cover important parts of the game and might be comprehensive.
Comprehensive. It shows you played the game. You did not just play for a few minutes and stop. Your comment shows you really know what the game is about and you have ideas about different parts of the game.

You will have a better chance of getting a merit if you have all of these.

What else is there?
There is nothing else. Be patient. Don't beg or bother moderators. Write good comments!

Thank you for reading this. Now you understand what a merit is and what it takes to get one.

 

Posted Jun 29, '11 at 10:58pm

FallenSky

FallenSky

1,716 posts

Gantic forgot to mention that merits can also be earned in the dark corners of the forums.

In the AMW, every willing user can join in two competitions that regularly award merits to their winners - about once every week or two. They are the Poetry contest, and the haiku contest which I judge. As are the game commenting merits, the merits awarded to poets are not easy the claim since you have to face many skilled users. Good luck getting some merits out there.

 

Posted Jun 30, '11 at 2:15am

bloodstealth

bloodstealth

1 post

thks dude u helped me alot know I finaly know what merits are for

 

Posted Jun 30, '11 at 4:29am

l33tSnipez

l33tSnipez

0 posts

Oh makes perfect sense now. Thanks alot.

 

Posted Jun 30, '11 at 7:33pm

jt25rox

jt25rox

343 posts

Thank you I was really wondering because I see people with one and I also wondered what that was.

 

Posted Jul 1, '11 at 4:51am

DarkBolo

DarkBolo

1 post

Excellent tutorial, I was wandering how to get merits.

 

Posted Jul 1, '11 at 12:32pm

3PEDRO3

3PEDRO3

0 posts

I am thinking exactly the same DarkBolo.

 

Posted Jul 4, '11 at 10:52am

Jeez

Jeez

1 post

Cool, i wondered what a merit is, now i know!

 

Posted Jul 4, '11 at 2:18pm

nathan53076

nathan53076

4 posts

ya im wondering what a merit is 2

 

Posted Jul 4, '11 at 2:28pm

Ghgt99

Ghgt99

1,441 posts

ya im wondering what a merit is 2

...read the first post!