create a badge program that rewards random actions (in addition to level program that rewards use)
So far it has no use, in my eyes, other than to point out how long or how often someone uses the site.
I like the idea, I just want there to be something behind it.
Maybe we could get badges? Bells and whistles for our profile page or blog?
And what we recieve could actually be relevant to our interests. So we wouldn't ever get a picture of a game/character on a system we don't even own or have interest in.
Or if we do get a badge/whatever we could delete it if we didn't like it.
These are just ideas. You guys could probably come up with something better.
My IGN is great, but the level up system seems a bit stale. Maybe IGN could find a way for us the IGN users to gain emblems for having a certain amount of types of games or the amount of friends you have or even doing some special event on IGN can earn you some points or badges.
This is being considered so vote for it if you want it!
I actually like the idea.
Josh Garwood commented
A website called http://www.thegameeffect.com is doing this already. They're basically called conquests, and can be earned by reaching a certain number of comment posts, game ratings, and more. GiantBomb has this as well and it's definitely an appreciated feature.
IF this worked liek the trophy/achievement system on consoles that could be cool. Gamerscore could directly translate into experience to level up on the site.
Yeah, I had an idea like this when a friend wrote that I should get the "way too much free time" award. Maybe there's some set of awards (like "useful commenter" or "distinguished blogging" or "meritorious commitment to PS3/X360") that people can nominate you for, and if you collect like 50 votes (one per user)for one of them, you can have a little medal or badge on your profile.
sounds bloated...not fond of the level up idea at all...
and let me stay signed into my only computer, which is a laptop.
"My IGN is great, but the level up system seems a bit stale. Maybe IGN could find a way for us the IGN users to gain emblems for having a certain amount of types of games or the amount of friends you have or even doing some special event on IGN can earn you some points or badges."
I totally agree this idea is great and worth trying out. I put the same idea myself a little while but had no idea that there was an idea like that here.
what sort of random actions?
Im putting votes on this, awsome idea
Sounds good and cool, but what's the point of leveling up?
yea that would be cool like ign achievements
Yes, this could be an interesting option. I'd support it.