Each usergroup would also have their own default avatar, their own userinfo/avatar background colours and their own username colours. permissions would be specific too but I know how to do that.
Below is an example (these are just to demonstrate the evolution of a user through the usergroups, i wont be using these ones).
0 Pts - Basic. yellow userinfo area, default avatar of a baby. no special permissions. no signature or homepage
20 Pts - Newcomer. orange userinfo area, default avatar of a toddler. can send PMs. can have signature and homepage
50 Pts - Regular. blue userinfo area. default avatar of a teenager. can send PMs, use custom title,
200 Pts - Respected. green userinfo area, default avatar of a young adult. PMS, Custom title, access more forums,
500 Points - Expert. grey/black userinfo area, default avatar of middle-aged/pension age, PMs, custom title, access more forum including some specific staff/consultation forums for loyal members.
I'd also like the points to be made of a combination of things. eg 50 posts + 20 Likes + 10 threads started = 20 Points.
So is there an easy way to do this stuff? All help greatly appreciated.