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Posted Mar 8, '14 at 7:30am

DrElmer

DrElmer

487 posts

It came as quite a shock to me when I logged in several weeks ago for the first time in over a year and all of my points were missing, but the most shocking part to me now is that there still isn't really a point system in place. Yes, there are quests, but that's just one number among many that could be utilized, and it's limited by how many quests are available.

I'm wondering, essentially, if there will be a new point system at some point, or if what we see here now is all there is.

 

Posted Mar 8, '14 at 7:57am

CherryCoke360

CherryCoke360

415 posts

I dont know anything about the old point system, but if the admins have any plans for a new system they probably wont reveal anything until its finished.

 

Posted Mar 8, '14 at 8:09am

DrElmer

DrElmer

487 posts

Admins can be very secretive, no matter where you go. All I'm really wondering is if they have something in mind that they're working on or planning to work on in the future.

 

Posted Mar 8, '14 at 10:02am

R2D21999

R2D21999

17,486 posts

Knight

I don't know about anything about the future, but there is a quests leaderboard. Alot easier to get to the top now than it was with AP before.

 

Posted Mar 8, '14 at 6:27pm

gh0sts

gh0sts

888 posts

It would be interesting to see a point system that included forum posts as well as quests. I've been to a few much smaller game sites that use this technique.

 

Posted Mar 8, '14 at 7:28pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

13,425 posts

Knight

Judging by how long this site had a point system, by how popular it was and active the community was when there was a point system, and how well other game sites do with working point systems, I would doubt that AG would just give up on having some kind of point system. We're probably just still in the transition period.

Alot easier to get to the top now than it was with AP before.


On the contrary, it's impossibly hard to get to the top if you don't have any legacy quests. The Hero Board favors users who were active before the close of the AP system and successful in gaining AP. There is no way a user who joined in 2013 can top the Hero Board unless everyone with legacy quests stops earning game quests. Judging by how unfair this system is, I'm going to go out on a limb and say there will be more to this system as time goes on.

It would be interesting to see a point system that included forum posts as well as quests.


This was part of the old AP system.

For those of you who signed up after 2012, this is what the AP system looked like:

2 AP for every game rated.
2 AP for every comment, whether it be on a game or on someone's profile.
1 AP for every forum post.
20 AP for every game submitted.
25 AP for every merit earned.

It was a great system, except for the fact that it was incredibly easy to abuse. Personally, I would be most interested in seeing some kind of combination of the old system with the new quest system.

But we'll have to wait and see what the admins have in store for us.
 

Posted Mar 8, '14 at 7:33pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

For those of you who signed up after 2012


I think you mean 2013, haha.

Anyhow, adding to what Ernie has said, there has been a lot of talk about adding some sort of point system in the community. Personally I'm not sure if there is an ideal system out there, but I'm partial to some sort of "x posts" Quests. While it may not increase overall forum quality, it would probably increase forum activity (more so than anything else, in my opinion). And one can hope that a few diamonds that venture in here decide to stay and contribute nice things instead of spamming 100 posts for the Quest. Or you could even argue that when one posts here for a while they begin to form an attachment.
 

Posted Mar 9, '14 at 1:49am

DrElmer

DrElmer

487 posts

Personally, I would be most interested in seeing some kind of combination of the old system with the new quest system.


If the old system were to be combined with quests, some things would have to go. Games rated would be removed as a means of points, as it is merely a way to earn free points without contributing anything. The people who do rate games will do it with or without a reward. Comments would also be removed from the point category, as it will only encourage people with nothing to say to say unnecessary things, as in leave comments on games that don't mean anything, or say hi to people for a few free points. There's no reason to award points for games submitted, either, because I've yet to see a developer who has earned more than a few quests and posts regularly in the forums.

A basic working point system would involve forum posts, merits, and quests. Obviously it would be more complex than that, but those three elements, possibly along with others depending on what features arise in the future, would be a reasonably good basis for a new point system. I can't begin to theorize how they would be divvied up since I'm only a chef, but these are my thoughts on what our new point system could ideally look like.
 

Posted Mar 9, '14 at 12:35pm

daleks

daleks

3,803 posts

Alot easier to get to the top now than it was with AP before.

Alot
Also, it was pretty easy to get to the top with AP. You just had to be active.
I think you mean 2013, haha.

My memory is bad but wasn't it at the very beginning of 2013 that quests came out? That means except for the first few days of 2013, if you made your account after 2012 you would have only seen quests.
 

Posted Mar 9, '14 at 1:01pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

My memory is bad but wasn't it at the very beginning of 2013 that quests came out? That means except for the first few days of 2013, if you made your account after 2012 you would have only seen quests.


Mid-January, so yeah I guess.
 
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