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Achievement Unlocked: time-sensitive configurable trophies

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Andy Huang, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    I've been toying with the idea for some time now, but I am far too busy to do this one myself... so I'm posting this out in the open in hopes that someone will say: Hey, that's a good idea, let's incorporate it into the main product / make it into a plugin!

    So, by now, most of us are aware of these achievement things. They're the little things that pop up at you when you complete certain tasks. They're popular in mini online casual games, in console games, and various other things. XenForo have a first step in the right direction for this with trophies, but I think it is not quite there yet.

    Imagine this:
    Have a fully configurable achievement system:
    - Post at least 3 threads in each of the subforums X, Y, and Z.
    - Like at least 5 posts in each of the subforums A, B, and C.
    - Receive at least N likes from the administration team.
    - etc.
    Have achievements that expire after some time:
    - You must complete these objectives by Date X
    - You must complete this task within 1 week of registration (good to make people make that first thread).
    Give achievement specific user titles / user groups:
    - Get larger avatar quota for completing this achievement!
    - Get unique user title for completing that achievement!

    Now, your user have incentive to be addicted to your forums and post lots, AND have bragging rights as result of completing the specific achievements (that the new kids now cannot get). Anyone up to make some serious forum addiction?
    Alfa1, Alien, Akrion and 9 others like this.
  2. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    it would open a whole new aspect of 'forum games'.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    Ah, I remember reading that one a while ago now :)
    I think this is quite a bit more in terms of engaging people in becoming active, and more frequently, because you can run weekly activities that makes people want to come back, and get incentives for.
  5. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Love those suggestions!
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think this thread is a duplicate.
    I think granting new permissions on the forum based on the trophies could be helpful.
    "You have made your 5th post .... you may now attach .image files to your posts".
    "You have contributed via Paypal .... you may now have images in your signature.".
    Alien, krstep, Markos and 1 other person like this.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Maybe K&M could make a poll and we vote for which are the most desired NEW trophy options ?
  8. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    This is not a duicate as it extends a lot further than just new trophies options.
    New trophy conditions are nice, but it is nothing near what is being proposed.
    Particularly, new trophies options does not offer the flexibility of date sensitive trophies, it does not allow change of user groups, and it does not offer the fine level of control proposed here.
    Leo Koo and Markos like this.
  9. Sniper

    Sniper Active Member

    I've not checked but we need some kind of hook or ability to extend trophies, e.g. MyTrophyClass::awardMasterClass($user) then coders can come up with their own conditions.

    So we'd choose "custom" as the condition, and then give it a classname/method and perhaps allow the ability to import/export trophies.

    Just a thought!
    Alien, Andy Huang and Vodkaholic like this.
  10. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    If integrated with notices, the idea of Andy is great!
  11. Leo Koo

    Leo Koo Member

    good idea Andy! If we can integrate this with some prize giving, perhaps better?
  12. Akrion

    Akrion Well-Known Member

    You have my vote!

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