[BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

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DocteurClick
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[BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by DocteurClick » 15 April 2020, 08:57

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For the end of Arena season 0, we are starting to introduce a new feature for the site:

The new BGA Achievements system.

Although it is still in the process of work, refinement and taming (yes, like a wild animal), it is a novelty that will evolve during the next few weeks.

Anyway, how does it work?
SIM-PLY.

- XP (or experience) now replaces prestige. As with prestige, you gain XP points each time you unlock a success. The successes correspond to different actions carried out on the site. Rankings, events, easter egg, etc ...

- The successes have all been redone graphically (even if there is still some optimization in progress)

- There are TONS of successes to unlock. Much more than before. And still, a majority are not yet available and will only be available in a few weeks.

- A new "Achievements" page is accessible from your user menu. You will see that some achievements are linked to a game, but also that there are many more "general" ones, which are not linked to a particular game. It's up to you to discover them.

For more details : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15001


Season 0 Arena is now over.
Big success on the platform, thank you very much to all. We were focused on other topics at the end, so we couldn't test everything we wanted, but you enjoyed it and that's the bottom line. The arena is closed for 24 hours while we analyze the results and prepare for "SEASON 1", which will mark the official start of the Arena mode.

That's all for now, have fun, see you tomorrow for information on the new Arena.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by positiveFail » 15 April 2020, 10:22

My bad English.
BUG! re-accrual of bonus points.
"positiveFail wins the first time in Gaia and gets: +5"
"positiveFail first wins unitedsquare and gets: + 5"
I already received this bonus and did not deserve a replay.
English is not my language.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by Addonelam » 15 April 2020, 13:45

Congratulations on a successful zeroth season!
Looking forward to all the new changes.

Thanks team.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by bananasplay » 15 April 2020, 14:00

Note that "XP" means "eXperience Points", so it's completely redundant to say "XP Points".
Please check my profile for a list of bugs that need upvotes so that BGA will maybe get around to fixing them.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by Dylan Black » 15 April 2020, 14:20

bananasplay wrote:
15 April 2020, 14:00
Note that "XP" means "eXperience Points", so it's completely redundant to say "XP Points".
Unless XP is a proper noun in this instance. Then it's fine to distinguish what kind of points.

I feel your pain, though.... if I hear someone say "PIN Number" one more time, I'm gonna punch some drywall.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by vigorousRoll » 15 April 2020, 14:24

This time around I'm not going to bother to learn what the new badge designs and color schemes mean.

You know why ?

Because in nine months you'll completely redesign everything.....all over again !

There's too much restlessness around here.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by Sunmaster14 » 15 April 2020, 15:15

Thanks for providing an exciting beta season of Arena experience during these challenging times!

I hope you will research previous news comment sections and relevant forum threads when looking for inspiration on how to improve Arena mode for Season 1 - lots of good suggestions there!

Regarding the XP redesign - so far so good, I am just not sure I agree with today's change that switched all tournament trophies to same greenish color (probably was meant to reduce clatter?) and changed the gained points to 300/150/75 for 1st-3rd place. I can live with new color scheme (though it was nice to look back at diversity of previous throphies - if they all look the same from now on, except by name, incentive to gain new ones will be much smaller), but giving same XP for all tournaments seems wrong to me - the new system was supposed to reduce the problematic practice of creating smallish (some would say - "fake") tourneys just for sake of farming XP - but if this system remains, it will actually incentivize it!
Also from visual standpoint it was nice to look back in history and see a 5000+ points worth trophy and nostalgically reminiscence - yeah, that was one grand tourney with many high-ELO players that I managed to win! - but now they all will be the same, stock picture of green cup with some name on it and the standard 300XP points. It may be just my subjective feeling, but for this one aspect i liked the old system better!

Keep up the good work! :)

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by eSedano01 » 15 April 2020, 15:47

Dylan Black wrote:
15 April 2020, 14:20
bananasplay wrote:
15 April 2020, 14:00
Note that "XP" means "eXperience Points", so it's completely redundant to say "XP Points".
Unless XP is a proper noun in this instance. Then it's fine to distinguish what kind of points.

I feel your pain, though.... if I hear someone say "PIN Number" one more time, I'm gonna punch some drywall.
Or, if it puts your mind at ease, assume "XP Points" stands for "eXPerience Points" :P

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by asd123321 » 15 April 2020, 15:59

I have always thought being an expert should get a lot more points because you have to beat a lot of people. You could be in the top 5 much easier with a game that doesn't have a lot of players.

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Re: [BETA] XP and Achievements: Gotta catch'em all !

Post by GerarddeG » 15 April 2020, 18:47

After this 'update' there are no prestige-points to earn in a tournament I host.
It says '0 XP'. Will that change when the tournament starts or are we playing for 0 XP and fun only?

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