Achievements (in General)


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 12 2010 2:08 PM EDT

I like the idea behind them, but haven't seen them implemented well in other games.

I like the set goals, and feel they could add a lot of draw and flavour to CB.

Reach top 10 of;
Weekly Clan Points
MPR standings

Reach top 5..

Reach the top spot..

Earn 5K CP in a day

Reach 1M MPR/2M/Etc

Change Realm.

Rename your Team/Change your username

All that stuff. I think we could come up with a large list of CB achivements

But apart from just giving out arbitrary points, I feel accumulating them should have some tangible benefit. But mostly a cosmetic one, and not really a balance one.

Maybe things like;

Unlocking Extra Gear slots (10 points per slot). Reducing the cost to rename your team. Reducing the cost to retrain.

That sort of stuff.

What do people think, and what ideas do you all have?

Is it worth trying to get a big list together?

Zenai September 12 2010 2:21 PM EDT

I always felt that Realms should be regulated by MPR instead of time in game. This would make for a bit moreexcitement of moving up and therefore an Acheivement in and of itself.

Time in game would have something different altogether such as Medals that corrolate with the Gods/Valar themselves in accordance with power. IE 1 year would be the weakest Valar/God whereas 12 years would be the Strongest Valar/God. Of course these could be rotated for the most diehard CBers and they are Given a Different Type of Medal from the Same Valar/God when they pass up the 12 year mark.

Also I think that having this show up on the Main Page for the Player in question would be nice. Maybe a Stat to Show for it would be cool as well. Also I would think this would be for Active Players instead of just being on CB this would be by players who Post,Fight and Forge.

Just a thought.....

Wraithlin September 12 2010 2:51 PM EDT

It would be sweet if every rare in the game had some sort of achievement with it that would take a new player quite a long time to accomplish.

So you could get 1 of every item in the game if you did all the achievements.

Of course you'd have to make them difficult:

Get a character to X% MPR of 1st place.
Forge X amount of NW.
Win X number of battles.
Beat X people in a row at 100% Challenge bonus.

If you make the X values high enough these can be some pretty difficult achievements and people could work years to get them. Would give them a side quest to do while playing CB and the reward would be nice.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] September 12 2010 3:27 PM EDT

I agree that this game could greatly benefit from achievement like things. One of my favorite parts at the beginning of the game was the to do list with the different little challenges and stuff. And I also agree that giving small rewards would be quite nice but not the retrain one :p.

Personally think this idea, fixing the tutorial, and adding small graphics (items or maybe enacting battles based on stats) would best benefit CB in player retention. :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 12 2010 4:39 PM EDT

i would pretty much take any achievements we could get in any implementation. even the simple congrats bot idea that ns had approved months ago.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 12 2010 5:19 PM EDT

Worth us compiling a master list of achievements?

Would the wiki be the better place so we culd update a page rather than having lost of seperate posts?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 12 2010 5:21 PM EDT

that or google docs works pretty darned good for those things as well.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] September 13 2010 12:37 AM EDT

I've been waiting for this for a long time.

I say if nightstrike gives the okay, then start creating that list. Only if he gives the okay though or else it'd be a giant waste of time.

AdminNightStrike September 13 2010 12:49 AM EDT

We have achievements...

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] September 13 2010 12:54 AM EDT

Yes.

But how about a counter on our page that show's for example how many times I have been #1 on the clan mvp list, for the day, month, year? And other neat statistics like that? I think it'd be neat, and something to shoot for rather then just "same old boring" highest MPR..

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] September 13 2010 1:13 AM EDT

We have achievements?

Wraithlin September 13 2010 3:47 AM EDT

yeah those 12 things you do for the tutorial, that usually bugs out halfway though.

Those are achievements.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 13 2010 4:12 AM EDT

Weren't in place when I started, so I've never done them. ;)

Admiralkiller September 13 2010 8:43 AM EDT

I concur.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 13 2010 8:47 AM EDT

We have achievements...

Even if technically we do have them, would it be productive to work up a large master list of potential Achivement ideas?

QBOddBird September 13 2010 9:04 AM EDT

I think Achievements would be most fun if there was no list and it was introduced and we just had to find everything. :O It would be a big community effort to compile an Achievements list, one of those fun "new feature let's dig into it!" things that we haven't done in a while.

Minnakht September 13 2010 9:17 AM EDT

AGREED.

I hate to bring neopets up, but its one attractive feature is the multitude of hidden games and areas to explore. From tiny buttons in random corners that give rewards, to hidden towers that open up powerful shops.

Hidden achievements would give the same effect of scouring the website for easter eggs.

I know I'd love that.



AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 13 2010 9:36 AM EDT

I'm not sold on that side of things. We'd find them, and put them in the wiki.

It would just be an easter hunt for a while, then be known globally anyway.

It would also stop us help giving our input into what we could set ofr achivements. :/

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 13 2010 9:44 AM EDT

with our limited dev time i just don't see us getting achievements without at least some users helping out.

AdminNightStrike September 13 2010 3:24 PM EDT

with our limited dev time i just don't see us getting achievements without at least some users helping out.

Yup

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 13 2010 3:48 PM EDT

Can we take that as a nod to set up a wiki page and start getting our ideas together? ;)
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