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Post by trog @ 03:45pm 20/08/10 | 181 Comments
We've just enabled a new feature on the AusGamers site - Achievements.

Given their immense popularity in most video games these days, we thought it would only be fitting if our site (which is often about video games) also offered them to both user participation and help encourage people to check out more parts of the site.

Earned Achievements will bing up in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, and you can track your achievements and see (most) of the ones that are available on your very own Achievements page.

The system is currently in beta and we have only a handful of Achievements set up at the moment while we make sure everything is working as planned, but the plan is to add more over the next few months. Feedback welcome!

edit: We've found one bug already - the signature code doesn't fit in our allowed signature space. So please avoid using the signature code for now and we'll fix that one soon!



achievementsausgamersbeta





Latest Comments
HeardY
Posted 03:56pm 20/8/10
hah, was just about to post a thread about this... had weird s*** coming up on my screen.

Woo I've got a few already, go me :p
ravn0s
Posted 03:47pm 20/8/10
oh god
trog
Posted 03:47pm 20/8/10
For those wondering, the first thing on the TODO is a 'QGL LAN attendance achievement' which I hope to have done early next week (other AusGamers LANs one as well, like Shafted, MPU, for the really old school).

Big props to Spadbob for his hard work on this one.
ravn0s
Posted 03:49pm 20/8/10
For those wondering, the first thing on the TODO is a 'QGL LAN attendance achievement' which I hope to have done early next week (other AusGamers LANs one as well, like Shafted, MPU, for the really old school).

Big props to Spadbob for his hard work on this one.


kinda lame having achievements that only certain people can get.


see its already happening!
DM
Posted 03:53pm 20/8/10
This is the most awesome thing in the history of everything.
demon
Posted 03:54pm 20/8/10
are they supposed to come up on the right hand side of the forum over the top of the 'latest reply' column? with their semi-transparency it's hard to read the text coz it's overlaying other text.... firefox 3.5.11, win7pro64, yur mum, etc..

how do you know who attended old qgls ?
HeardY
Posted 03:57pm 20/8/10
sig issue trog, spadbob has been made aware of the issue
trog
Posted 03:56pm 20/8/10
so, as it turns out (as discovered by Heardy, who will get some sort of bug-finding achievement when we make that one ) you can't fit the sig image into your AusGamers sig due to limitations on length. Will try to fix that one ASAP, but in the meantime don't bother putting the sig code in your AG sig :)
fpot
Posted 03:58pm 20/8/10
So can I have some of those achievements credited to me retroactively?
darkjedi
Posted 04:00pm 20/8/10
Will it count back things like promoted forum posts etc?

Looks good otherwise, can never get enough meta-gaming these days! Can't see the "post limited!" or "posted in epic Manlissa thread" or "banned for requesting kat.zip" or "posted asking when next QGL is" achievements though?

Speaking of meta-gaming and achievement whoring: Achievement Unlocked 2! Seems apt for this thread..




last edited by darkjedi at 16:00:37 20/Aug/10
trog
Posted 03:59pm 20/8/10
So can I have some of those achievements credited to me retroactively?
Everything that we can will be awarded (like forum posts). Some things we just have never logged before (like file downloads or video watching).
HeardY
Posted 04:00pm 20/8/10
p.s. I've posted news items, surely I get the news ones!
pARODY
Posted 04:02pm 20/8/10
It's not recognized that I've had a post promoted to the news. :P

( it was some firefox update that trog edited and reposted under my thread :P )
HeardY
Posted 04:03pm 20/8/10
ahh that makes sense, I've downloaded files before and didn't have the achievement ...
TiT
Posted 04:02pm 20/8/10
I've had threads promoted but no achievement :(
trog
Posted 04:03pm 20/8/10
Yep promoted news posts we have to do a bit more work on, but the plan is to give everyone that has had promoted news, the promoted news achievement.
pARODY
Posted 04:04pm 20/8/10
Haha! The download a file one doesn't require downloading a file. Just clicking on the download link and hit cancel. >:3
glynd
Posted 04:10pm 20/8/10
time to start the achievement grind.
ravn0s
Posted 04:12pm 20/8/10
i hope we get unlocks trog.

oh and we need hats. lots of hats.
trog
Posted 04:12pm 20/8/10
we have arranged with a Chinese company the ability to purchase Achievements to save the grind; details to follow
TiT
Posted 04:15pm 20/8/10
we have arranged with a Chinese company the ability to purchase Achievements to save the grind; details to follow


Lol can you make it so when we get achievement it automatically posts to Twitter and facebook as i want all my friends to know!
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:16pm 20/8/10
TiT ^^ that's actually a good idea ;)
ravn0s
Posted 04:16pm 20/8/10
love how tit ignored trogs post and added the sig.
infi
Posted 04:18pm 20/8/10
This is epic. When can I unlock the M95 sniper?
Eorl
Posted 04:20pm 20/8/10
This is too awesome. After 1000 points, can I get a minigun, oh please please please!
scuzzy
Posted 04:22pm 20/8/10
Cool, I just hit 1000 forum posts!
Nerfosaurus
Posted 04:26pm 20/8/10
I was amused, I like it.
Phooks
Posted 04:27pm 20/8/10
just dont do what the escapist did and add in friends lists and crap like that.
Mordecai
Posted 04:28pm 20/8/10
I was wondering what the f*** was going on. I saw them and my reaction was "Achievements? What the balls!"
groganus
Posted 04:45pm 20/8/10
I like the fact you thought of something different to get people doing other stuff around the site.

But i think achievements are lame.
Adsa
Posted 04:47pm 20/8/10
ha nice!
Maxxis
Posted 04:49pm 20/8/10
Hmmm, This has made me want to type my first post, wait, no achievement for first post. What about us lurkers ? :P

Is this an internet first?
Nice idea AG
euphoria
Posted 04:54pm 20/8/10
Haha, love it. Very apt for a gaming site. Totally agree about the hats. Hats are always important.

Well done everybody!
Nerfosaurus
Posted 05:01pm 20/8/10
Is this an internet first?


Made me think, can "internet forum achievements" be copyrighted? I guess they've been around in various forms for a while now such as the subtexts under poster's names.
Obes
Posted 05:03pm 20/8/10
How bout an achievement for getting banned ?
Gesthemene
Posted 05:05pm 20/8/10
Looks interesting :)

There's a typo in the Ron Burgandy (sic) achievement.
Tremble
Posted 05:07pm 20/8/10
Can we please get points assigned to the different achievements and then have a 'Forum Score' under our post count. I need everyone to know my score.
fade
Posted 05:13pm 20/8/10

There's a typo in the Ron Burgandy (sic) achievement.

I came here to post that.
trog
Posted 05:17pm 20/8/10
But i think achievements are lame.
I do not understand them myself.
Hmmm, This has made me want to type my first post, wait, no achievement for first post. What about us lurkers ? :PIs this an internet first?Nice idea AG
It's working already, muahah! A long-term lurker achievement would be awesome. I will see if we have data.

Definitely not the first implementation; several other sites have it already. I got the idea after a fascinating lecture I sat in on at GDC 2009 about behavioral economics, but it took a while to bring it to fruition.
Haha, love it. Very apt for a gaming site. Totally agree about the hats. Hats are always important.
someone in the office suggested hats too. I don't play TF2 but once I learn what they are we'll see what we can do :)
How bout an achievement for getting banned ?
This was the subject of much debate; in the end we decided achievements for negative things was probably a bad idea, because I don't know if people are so achievement crazy they would behave inappropriately just to round out their collection. That said, something similar is not ruled out completely.
Can we please get points assigned to the different achievements and then have a 'Forum Score' under our post count. I need everyone to know my score.
This was considered early on and opted not to do it initially. The system we build however has points built in from the ground up and its just a case of us assigning points to various actions. My original plan was to do some sort of XP system with a basic leveling system. So this is on the TODO pending final decisions about the best route forward, but the vast majority of the code for it is already written.
ara
Posted 03:33pm 23/8/10
pretty neat..

last edited by ara at 15:33:38 23/Aug/10
Dazhel
Posted 05:20pm 20/8/10
My god AusGamers. What have you done...



/:)
euphoria
Posted 05:22pm 20/8/10
Hmm, looking at ara's sig...

trog, how about giving an option for a smaller achievement sig? Each achievement tile about 60% of the current size and without the ausgamers logo (or a much smaller one). Otherwise the forum threads are going to be plastered with these massive sigs.
trog
Posted 05:24pm 20/8/10
kinda lame having achievements that only certain people can get.
Yeh we are still talking about this. I personally (and remember, I do not 'get' achievements or why people want them) think it is lame having achievements that EVERYONE can get. It's like that Seinfeld episode, "you're all winners!"

Some people have just done things other people cannot ever do, so I think acknowledging that is not a crazy idea
how do you know who attended old qgls ?
we dug up all the old registration data - still have it lying around.

We have more than 10 years of accumulated data on you guys now!
Enska
Posted 05:26pm 20/8/10
pretty cool, Just wish you guys had rego data on the old SGL's haha :D
ravn0s
Posted 05:27pm 20/8/10
can i haz golden wrench plz?
Dazhel
Posted 05:29pm 20/8/10
I do not 'get' achievements or why people want them) think it is lame having achievements that EVERYONE can get.


I reckon the idea is to have achievements that everyone can strive to get, but some that are so stupidly hard that maybe they only 0.1% will make the effort, and because of that they're viewed as much more awesome than the easier ones. Achievements that you can never get no matter how hard you try are a disincentive to get all the others because you can never collect that full set.
trog
Posted 05:29pm 20/8/10
pretty cool, Just wish you guys had rego data on the old SGL's haha :D
we have (I think) rego data for any lan that used the AG event system, so we should have MPU, Shafted, WonderLAN, plus a whole bunch of others.
fpot
Posted 05:32pm 20/8/10
That said, something similar is not ruled out completely.
How about an achievement for having a 0 second post limiter?
ara
Posted 03:33pm 23/8/10
MPU > SGL. you know it..

last edited by ara at 15:33:21 23/Aug/10
Khel
Posted 05:35pm 20/8/10
What about rewards for some of the big achievements? Like some cool custom unlockable avatars or forum titles or something? And what about meta-achievements, like getting all the forum related achievements gets you a "Forum master" achievement or something.

I love it though, I'm such an achievement whore, when I came to the forum and a bunch of achievements popped up along the right hand side of my browser I think I squeeled in girly delight.
Enska
Posted 05:36pm 20/8/10
I do,but when i was a kid I didn't get the luxury of going to MPU
it was SGL or nothing :(
Plasma
Posted 05:41pm 20/8/10
Achievement ideas!

* Lurker: Post for the first time having an account registered 6+ months ago
* Night Owl: Post on/view the website between 11pm->3am?
* Thread Killer: Be the last person to post in 10 threads that get old
* Spam Assassin: Report 10 spammers and have their posts nuked
* Winnar: Win a competition ran by AG
* Mobile Gamer: Read AusGamers on a mobile device
* Trafficker: Post something so interesting it gets 1000 unique views (news article/forum post etc)

That's all I can think of now.
Mordecai
Posted 05:49pm 20/8/10
can i haz golden wrench plz?

Won't you think of the children? Destroy that golden wench .. wait. Wrench? Wrench? Pfft. .. Can we get golden wenches?
HeardY
Posted 05:52pm 20/8/10
MPU > SGL. you know it.


Werd!
Midda
Posted 05:52pm 20/8/10
Heh, this is cool. I have a few already, but it's not registering that I've had some of my threads promoted to the front page. I need my achievement!
Fizzer
Posted 05:53pm 20/8/10
Thrifty - Average less than x posts per day
Addicted - Visit the forum at least once a day
euphoria
Posted 05:54pm 20/8/10
Achievement ideas!
* Mainliner: Refresh the General Chat thread at least once every hour for 12 consecutive hours.
Whoop
Posted 05:58pm 20/8/10


edit: We've found one bug already - the signature code doesn't fit in our allowed signature space. So please avoid using the signature code for now and we'll fix that one soon!

not a problem for me..... I can't have a sig :(


* Spam Assassin: Report 10 spammers and have their posts nuked

do people even report spam?

also what about a 10,000 post achievement & 20,000 and for the really adventurous 1,000,000
the loser achievement, post 10 threads that get less than 10 replies.
mongie
Posted 05:57pm 20/8/10
Need more post count related achievements.

e.g.

5000, 10000, 20000 posts.

How many does spook have these days? is he the highest?

I see Heardy has nearly 19000.

edit: Mad props to Spook for hitting 30k posts... guess you'll need a 40 and 50k achievement too?
Khel
Posted 05:56pm 20/8/10
* Thread Killer: Be the last person to post in 10 threads that get old


Oh god, that would be horrible, there'd be so many threads kept artificially alive by people trying to get the last post.
Fizzer
Posted 05:56pm 20/8/10
Chinese whispers - Send a pm
HeardY
Posted 07:16pm 20/8/10
test manual hack for sig :p

EDIT: haha go my cutting skillz - lotsa white there....
Spook
Posted 06:05pm 20/8/10
oh s***, did i hit 30k already!?

edit:
fark i was saving my 30000 post to take a s*** in something and ive missed it;

gah
Hogfather
Posted 06:05pm 20/8/10
Cool, but I'm gonna be pissed to miss the QGL achievement.

I've been around this bloody place forever but I lived in Sydney when the events were on and was too poor to fly :( Maybe add a sub-10,000 userID achievement? :P
HeardY
Posted 07:12pm 20/8/10
how'd ya miss that spookus!!@!!#
Hogfather
Posted 06:07pm 20/8/10
Also the top-4 achievements should just sit under your post count, s***loads of room there?
natslovR
Posted 06:15pm 20/8/10
You f*** motherf***

(if Friday afternoon 11am++ drinks don't count for some achievement they should)

But we'll talk about it tomorrow....
Whoop
Posted 06:22pm 20/8/10
Trog gave its purpose, it's to encourage more participation and to try to get people to post more worth while stuff in the hopes of having it promoted.
HerbalLizard
Posted 06:24pm 20/8/10
The unlock for the next qgl event would be an awesome achievement
neffo
Posted 06:41pm 20/8/10
Is there an achievement for posts in a single thread?

Though, it might be an idea to split it into NBN and non-NBN related threads.
HerbalLizard
Posted 06:44pm 20/8/10
Or pro labour threads
Spook
Posted 06:48pm 20/8/10
Is there an achievement for posts in a single thread?

Though, it might be an idea to split it into NBN and non-NBN related threads.


steady on junior

id have a crack at your nbn efforts with my labor bonus free cash efforts
HeardY
Posted 07:15pm 20/8/10
that crazy anime thread from 7 or 8 years ago would pwn all anyway
FraktuRe
Posted 07:19pm 20/8/10
nrl tipping thread has more than the nbn
Spook
Posted 07:29pm 20/8/10
what thread doesnt?


free money for all (earning under 100k)(we're back on)
2025
Spook


last edited by Spook at 19:29:30 20/Aug/10
kr0wb4r
Posted 07:32pm 20/8/10
Can we get a lurking achievement for those of us who don't speak much, and would rather just read the days of our lives of QGL?
konstie
Posted 07:42pm 20/8/10
i should be ron f*****g burgendy already!

edit: also, looking pretty cool. can i get a golden "post reply" button or something
Dazhel
Posted 08:09pm 20/8/10
Maybe an epic restraint achievement for anyone that has posted >100* times in the last month but has held back on posting in a thread that reaches >1000* replies.

*Actual numbers tweaked appropriately

Edit: also achievements for 100+ ninja edits :D
konstie
Posted 08:22pm 20/8/10
Edit: also achievements for 100+ ninja edits :D


hahahah
Maxxis
Posted 08:25pm 20/8/10
Lol, I calls an Achie for having a first post quoted and responded to by an AG team member (Trog :)

"But i think achievements are lame."

"I do not understand them myself."

Yes, I didn't quite get them myself back in the day, but thanks to MS and their gamer score it's grown
on myself and many others.

"Definitely not the first implementation; several other sites have it already. I got the idea after a fascinating lecture I sat in on at GDC 2009 about behavioral economics, but it took a while to bring it to fruition. "

Well if not a first, it's great to see an Australian site up there pioneering something like this, and my viewpoint on the subject (that many should understand) extends from the whole achievement concept that has come to mainstream gaming in a large way (like it or not).

Thinking along the lines of the popularity of social networking; getting your site out there and tying this in with the social mediums on the net can extend your audience considerably so it can be seen as part of a very good business model that could possibly take AG to the front (if not already) for Aust's gaming community's "go to" site for gaming news and related files.

End of deep and meaningful post AG, well done on a great site and might I say the easiest (least "busy") gaming site I've come across (mind you, didn't search to much after being referred to AG).

You lot (the AG community) should be proud of your site :P

*sings Aust anthem, wipes tear from eye*
Bah
Posted 08:33pm 20/8/10
How about an achievement for not knowing how to quote.
Maxxis
Posted 08:38pm 20/8/10
Lol, yeah that too, I am by nature a lurker. Don’t post anywhere man, i’m from an Office culture so I use “quotes” :P
Maxxis
Posted 08:41pm 20/8/10
Mind you, I don't use office that much either so you could call me on proper quoting grammar
FraktuRe
Posted 08:46pm 20/8/10
How about an achievement for not knowing how to edit a post either.
Scooter
Posted 08:55pm 20/8/10
the loser achievement, post 10 threads that get less than 10 replies.


I'd be all over that one.

Only because my threads are clear concise and informative. They don't need 100+ posts of utter s*** as none can live up to the awesomness of the OP!

/My story, sticking to it.
Tepid
Posted 09:18pm 20/8/10
urgh..
VRBones
Posted 09:24pm 20/8/10
I can only hope that this leads to more promoted forum items floating into my RSS
d^
Posted 12:10am 21/8/10
lolwut.
step
Posted 12:28am 21/8/10
30k, geez Spook.
euphoria
Posted 12:52am 21/8/10
* Teaching Himself To Fish: Answer your own OP question within 5 minutes, before anyone replies to your OP.
Creepy
Posted 02:17am 21/8/10
Can't remember if I ever went to one of the super srs QGL lans at QE2. I do remember plenty of QGL lans at Yeronga..
TicMan
Posted 08:58am 21/8/10
Cool idea lads! I'm down for having it post to FB/Twitter when an achievement is unlocked.

we dug up all the old registration data - still have it lying around.


I went but don't think I ever registered .. it was manly to go and see Nova's boobs pop up out of the Yeronga pool.
RockitMan
Posted 10:58am 21/8/10
This is really really awesome. Massive kutos to whoever thought of it. In 6 months you'll see vbulletin steal your idea and create customizable achievements.
MatchFixah
Posted 11:19am 21/8/10
I could've been well over 10k in posts if i didn't get perm banned 3 times from way back, I think my usernames were:

Pappa Dat
Mother plukah
No Witness

I say that's an achievement in its own right.
HeardY
Posted 11:33am 21/8/10
no, not really mate....

take 5 mins and think about that

I've never been banned!!

I also have another account with a lower ID then this, alas I have forgotten that password....
Whoop
Posted 12:02pm 21/8/10
VRBones

Where's the backpunch achievement?
Opec
Posted 12:46pm 21/8/10
Thank god it's legit, I thought I've been hacked or something...
Opec
Posted 12:54pm 21/8/10
How do you see other people's Achievements ? Do you have to turn on sig in forum option or something? I did that but I still couldn't see anyone else's Achievements ?
Opec
Posted 01:14pm 21/8/10
Never mind, I can see ara's now :)

last edited by trog at 13:14:17 21/Aug/10
HeardY
Posted 01:09pm 21/8/10
f*****g newb Opec

it clearly states the sig thing is borked :P
Opec
Posted 01:15pm 21/8/10
heh yeah didn't read it haha, I'm such a n00b
Boxhead
Posted 01:38pm 21/8/10
no, not really mate....

take 5 mins and think about that

I've never been banned!!

I also have another account with a lower ID then this, alas I have forgotten that password....

Thats a god dammed lie heardy.. I banned you heaps of times when you could hax the triumph banning system :)
HeardY
Posted 01:51pm 21/8/10
ok then, I was never 'legitimately' banned....
FraktuRe
Posted 02:45pm 21/8/10
I'm on my 3rd (or 4th? f*** I dunno) account, hooray for me.
trog
Posted 09:58am 22/8/10
HeardY, I still have your email in my inbox kicking around re: your original account. I will get to it some day!
HeardY
Posted 11:27am 22/8/10
heh, sweet - I put that down to you not having time to look at my mail :)
greazy
Posted 12:06pm 22/8/10
This is a f*****g joke.

GG
trog
Posted 03:22pm 22/8/10
what's that mean, exactly?
infi
Posted 03:29pm 22/8/10
I welcome any initiative which broadens the pool and talent of posters from the current base of dropkicks in here.
Mantra
Posted 03:53pm 22/8/10
I love it though, I'm such an achievement whore, when I came to the forum and a bunch of achievements popped up along the right hand side of my browser I think I squeeled in girly delight.
He does this... I've seen it. And yes, I had my pants on at the time.

Also, this is a nifty idea! The news poster one appears to be broken, cause I've posted tons of news over the years.
Spook
Posted 04:47pm 22/8/10
mantra buying an audi isnt real "news" sorry matey
^rza
Posted 06:35pm 22/8/10
Try not to post after a big hit on the crack pipe Maxxis....
fpot
Posted 07:54pm 22/8/10
I welcome any initiative which broadens the pool and talent of posters from the current base of dropkicks in here.
Pssst, you are easily one of the worst posters I have ever seen on any forum, ever.
MatchFixah
Posted 08:22pm 22/8/10
infi isn't a bad poster, he's just not a likeable person IRL becuase of how smug he is.

What an a******.
darkjedi
Posted 11:53pm 22/8/10
Trog - I noticed that the "wuxtry" achievement clips the "add to top achievements" text out of the box. screenshot of both FF & IE below:



Phooks
Posted 12:33am 23/8/10
fpot - "You are such a retarded alarmist infi. I'd love to be sitting in the bar when you and your patriot buddies are having a conversation over a sherry or whatever it is f*****s like you drink. The cringe factor would be off the charts I reckon."


this is in my top-favourite quotes on facebook... :)
jpr333
Posted 06:25am 23/8/10
Anything that encourages spamming is a bad idea.

On an unrelated note +1 towards post count achievement
greazy
Posted 06:56am 23/8/10
what's that mean, exactly?
It's a terrible idea which won't achieve what it's set out to do. Just like achievements in games, people will aimlessly grind at them (if they could be bothered in the first place) instead of getting them as they play the game and maybe trying every now and then to get that special one. It may also encourage the community to be bigger d**** to noobs, especially with the edition of the QGL attendance achievement. What next, points for posting that can be redeemed for new avatars (please don't do this :().

I know I come off as a d*** (sometimes I am) but this is a terrible and silly idea that won't achieve the desired out come. If you want more members, close down QGL forums because you said it yourself QGL for whatever reason doesn't generate money for you. Hire a gurrrrl-Steve and set up some type of Good Game show weekly podcasts of Steve and his female counterpart being hot (and discussing weekly gaming events).

I'd happily watch Steve every weak. His awesome :3
trog
Posted 08:15am 23/8/10
I know I come off as a d*** (sometimes I am) but this is a terrible and silly idea that won't achieve the desired out come
Shrug, that is a pretty subjective opinion; I am in fact amazed that anyone would so confidently come out and say that 48 hours after the change has been made.

All the evidence points to the fact that these systems 100% work - the main reason I was interested in it was because there is a whole body of work (I mentioned above) called behaviour economics into this sort of thing. The science literally says, if implemented properly, more people will use it.

So far the response has been uniformly positive so I'm happy with that at the moment, and then the next step will be measuring the effect of the change over the short and long term and seeing how it affects our user numbers. (Science: it's not just for breakfast any more)
Raider
Posted 08:26am 23/8/10
go WoW style with Feat of Strengths, i.e. "Have attended QGL @ Yeronga" etc :D

If someone else said this i don't care i skipped to last page :d
greazy
Posted 08:33am 23/8/10
Trog: I'd love for you to prove me wrong and I'm looking forward to seeing the numbers (hopefully you'll do it in a similar fashion to valve). I'd also like to see the evidence you're talking about. I tried searching GDC 2009 for the talk you mentioned but no luck.

last edited by greazy at 08:33:55 23/Aug/10
trog
Posted 08:31am 23/8/10
Your Own Zombie Army, by Rajat Paharia
greazy
Posted 09:57am 23/8/10
and for the link:
http://www.casualconnect.org/content/Seattle/2008/pahariasea08.html includes powerpoint + talk.
sheramania
Posted 10:09am 23/8/10
I think I deserve an achievement for reading all 124 of these comments.
Damo
Posted 10:58am 23/8/10
Has all the achievements been disabled?? I can't select anything..
trog
Posted 11:11am 23/8/10
Has all the achievements been disabled?? I can't select anything..
I do not understand
Python
Posted 11:22am 23/8/10
How about a Ausgamers footy tipping achievement. One for the winner and another for participants?

http://qgl.ausforums.com/?agn=thread&id=2861210&startid=950

:O
Damo
Posted 11:28am 23/8/10
Trog, when I looked at achievements page on the weekend some of them were in colour.

I've just gone to look again and they are all greyed out.
trog
Posted 11:32am 23/8/10
Trog, when I looked at achievements page on the weekend some of them were in colour.

I've just gone to look again and they are all greyed out.
I am looking at http://www.ausgamers.com/achievements/index.php/378 and I can see you have several achievements - what do you see on that page ? can you screenshot it ?

Here's what that looks like for me:
Damo
Posted 11:44am 23/8/10
Ok, that's weird.

Clicked link on first page and it was greyed out, clicked on link you just put up, it's what I saw on weekend
trog
Posted 11:50am 23/8/10
Are you logged in at www.ausgamers.com ? It should have your name at the top of the page like my screenshot shows.
Damo
Posted 11:59am 23/8/10
I log in through qgl.org

Will have a look at the other way this arvo.
trog
Posted 12:01pm 23/8/10
I log in through qgl.org

Will have a look at the other way this arvo.
right... that means you're not logged in to ausgamers.com (which is a totally different website). I'll try to make that page include some mention of the fact that you need to be logged in for it to work :)
Opec
Posted 02:53pm 23/8/10
Testing my sig
trog
Posted 02:57pm 23/8/10
Just rolled out the change to allow use of the full sig; this is a test post.
StageName
Posted 04:06pm 23/8/10
Nah.

last edited by StageName at 16:06:12 23/Aug/10
ara
Posted 03:33pm 23/8/10
yeah, this place sounds horrible. maybe you should just leave now..

last edited by ara at 15:33:08 23/Aug/10
Whoop
Posted 06:17pm 23/8/10
There's no notice to tell me that the code has been copied into the clipboard when I hit the "copy" button on the embed code. While this might be fine for more savvy internet users it would be nice for newbs to know their clicks are actually doing something, especially since there's no auditory or visual feedback as such (no clicking sound or button style changes)

No sig for me so cop manual copy/pasta fools

Obes
Posted 10:21am 24/8/10
Hmm whoop only 1 achievement ?
Sc00bs
Posted 10:23am 24/8/10
Hogfather
Posted 10:29am 24/8/10
Erk, I may need to turn sigs off (no offense AGN guys). The sig is just so ... big, and the ausgamers logo over and over and over and so very GREEN on my nice blue theme ... ><

I still contend that the achievements should be 24x24 icons in a row under the post count.
Dan
Posted 10:35am 24/8/10
Completely agree Hogfather. Default one should be something nice and minimal for sure. This is more just a stop-gap proof of concept thing for now though.

sheramania
Posted 01:57pm 24/8/10
We're working on the updated sig design now, Hogfather. It will be compact and quiet for your eyes.
Hogfather
Posted 02:01pm 24/8/10
Awesome! Mine poor eyes doth bleed.

Also, needs an achievement for 'contributed an AGN website article'. :D
Dazhel
Posted 02:08pm 24/8/10
It's a terrible idea which won't achieve what it's set out to do.
I know I come off as a d*** (sometimes I am) but this is a terrible and silly idea that won't achieve the desired out come.


If it does have the desired outcome though it sounds like Ausgamers will have unlocked the much coveted 100% site traffic increase achievement.
sheramania
Posted 02:27pm 24/8/10
Well, it got me posting just so my achievements page doesn't get teased at school. That's something. My average post count this far is 0.00000000013 times per year.
trog
Posted 04:27pm 24/8/10
Coming tomorrow (hopefully):

- QGL achievement (just one achievement, for anyone that has ever rego'ed and confirmed to one event in the past, for now)

- Updated Achievements page with more soothing design



Coming soon:

- Micro-sized achievement bar:

Sc00bs
Posted 04:29pm 24/8/10
luls @ qgl experience
ravn0s
Posted 04:30pm 24/8/10
no achievement for me :(
euphoria
Posted 05:37pm 24/8/10
I was going to go to a qgl lan, changed my mind at the last minute thinking "I'll go to next year's one, it's not like they're going anywhere". Famous last words - that was the last one. :'(
Whoop
Posted 05:57pm 24/8/10
Hmm whoop only 1 achievement ?
Only got 3, all varying levels of posting amounts so I see no point in the lower numbers since obviously those were attained before getting the thousand post one.


That's all I've got and probably all I'll ever have.

e:
- QGL achievement (just one achievement, for anyone that has ever rego'ed and confirmed to one event in the past, for now)

Ok I'll probably have that one too since I went to 2 or 3 lans @ ANZ

last edited by Whoop at 17:57:01 24/Aug/10
FraktuRe
Posted 06:14pm 24/8/10
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StageName
Posted 11:02pm 24/8/10
Over it.

last edited by StageName at 23:02:27 24/Aug/10
trog
Posted 08:06pm 24/8/10
If it doesn't work, you will definitely get your money back!

edit: you seem to be confused; there's (currently) nothing subjective about the achievement process. You seem to hate me for some unknown reason (maybe you are a returned troll, maybe you are just a genuine newbie still finding his feet, or whatever) and thus have extrapolated this into something where you feel there is some honor in getting an achievement that I, or some other person here, is handing out to users.

As you point out correctly in your first post though, it's basically just an e-peen thing ; it's all automated based on on pure data. It's like an exaggerated version of post counts.

Some of your other points are valid and/or interesting but basically this is just something we threw together pretty quickly for a bit of fun for existing users in the hope that it generates some more activity across the site and encourages a few more active users. If it doesn't, then no big deal!
orbitor
Posted 09:08pm 24/8/10
ahah this just freaked me out having been away from ausgamers for a week, come back and all these things crazy things pop up...anyway they seem alright to me :)
Obes
Posted 10:29pm 24/8/10
it's all automated based on on pure data

It's about as pure as jim's mum.
Khel
Posted 03:31am 25/8/10
Its as pure as glow bowling
Dan
Posted 04:24pm 26/8/10
OO, a new one!

Wrecktim
Posted 05:16pm 26/8/10
ahah this just freaked me out having been away from ausgamers for a week, come back and all these things crazy things pop up...anyway they seem alright to me :)



yeah same. looks like abit of fun, not that i post very often. might start watching the game trailers on ausgamers from now on.
demon
Posted 10:49am 27/8/10
these new achievements rule :D
Obes
Posted 11:00am 27/8/10
Needs to be an achievement for successfully trolling trog.
scuzzy
Posted 07:40pm 27/8/10
Back punch or successful monitor drop achievement?
Spook
Posted 07:48pm 27/8/10
i was thinking maybe something about reaching 30 grand worth of quality poasts?
Hogfather
Posted 08:34pm 27/8/10
Well that counts you out Spooky :P
do0b
Posted 08:38pm 27/8/10
but 30k posts of political sarcasm must count for something!?
Whoop
Posted 10:19pm 27/8/10
what about the "I fapped under the desk @ qgl" achievement? Who the hell was that anyway and do they still lurk here?
FraktuRe
Posted 10:22pm 27/8/10
I just randomly got the promoted news achievement, but I don't know what for? I had one ages ago but I thought that was on my old account because I didn't get the achievement till today.
Storm
Posted 12:54am 28/8/10
ok, where are my mpu and shafted (and possibly CPL LAN) achievements??
TicMan
Posted 09:29am 28/8/10
Robbed!@ no QGL achievement :(
trog
Posted 03:56pm 07/9/10
The new mini-achievement bar is now enabled by default. You can mouse-over the achievements and you'll get some ALT text explaining what it is (might do something more funky later).

Also, new 10k post achievement for forum warriors.
FraktuRe
Posted 03:57pm 07/9/10
Good work :P
HeardY
Posted 05:13pm 07/9/10
testing new sig

p.s. I want my oldskool icon ;p
Wrecktim
Posted 05:17pm 07/9/10
10k posts wow. it has taken me like 8 years to get to 500. haha
FraktuRe
Posted 05:17pm 07/9/10
test
ravn0s
Posted 05:40pm 07/9/10
testing

last edited by trog at 17:45:03 07/Sep/10
trog
Posted 05:45pm 07/9/10
you did it wrong
MatchFixah
Posted 07:52pm 07/9/10
Take an achievement off him for f*****g it up.
JakeG
Posted 02:09am 08/9/10
Can i have an achievement for creating a thread that went to 10+ pages? ;)
trog
Posted 09:11am 08/9/10
Can i have an achievement for creating a thread that went to 10+ pages? ;)
number of pages is meaningless because different people have different page lengths - its about the # of replies you get, for which there's already an achievement - but we'll probably be adding some more along that line
ravn0s
Posted 10:24am 08/9/10
Take an achievement off him for f*****g it up.


no i should get an achivement for f*****g it up.

all i did was copy and paste the text :/
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