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I thought of some ideas that could possibly, maybe, at some point be added to BC? lol
I am an ideas man, i think...

1.) Enhance the leveling experience in Barrens Chat by implementing a questing system?

  • One Time Quests Ideas
    • At level 1 when you join the fourms you could get a quest to "Make your first Post" to start your journey in BC.
      • "Welcome to Barrens Chat, here at the crossroads our ancestors need help with moving the supplies to Orgrimmar, first you must introduce yourself to the elders of Barren Chat by posting who you are to start your journey in Azeroth! Accept | Decline"
    • At level 10 Start your first thread
  • Weekly or Monthly Quests Ideas
    • Make 1 Post
    • Like 2 People's Posts
    • Make 1 Post Quoting Someone
    • Make a new Thread* (Might be too much)
    • Private Message Someone New (Get to know someone new on the forums)
2.) Enhance your character with Armor/Gear/Weapon?
  • What if under your avatar you have a slot to equip one piece of loot (Armor/Gear/Weapon). When you like someones post you receive loot, kinda like looting their post (corpse) lol. Maybe like 91% of the time you get a grey piece of loot, 5% of the time you get a green piece of loot, 3% of the time you get a blue piece of loot, 1% of the time you get an epic piece of loot and maybe 0.01% you can get a legendary piece of loot? The percentages can be moved around. And you have like a bag that can carry a total of 10 pieces of loot so you can equip a sword this week and next week epic shoulders and still keep the sword.
3.) Something I thought about as I was writing so I didn't put much thought into it was add a talent calculator. At level 10 you can select one talent from the tree and select 1 talent per level or 5 levels...? Was thinking either you pick a classes tree to go down or maybe a Barrens Chat Talent tree...one talent could be 5/5 Auto Like - 100% chance to Like the first post in every thread lol

Sorry I can go on and on with these... :lol: :eek: :ugeek:

What do you think?
Is this too much, stupid, good ideas?

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Cool Ideas, but I think:

Nyxt wrote:
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Daily Quests Ideas

Make 5 Posts

Like 10 People's Posts

Create a New Thread

Private Message Someone New (Get to know someone new on the forums)
Will result in spam or not?

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I'm not sure I like the idea of incentivising people to make a new thread or a minimum number of posts every day.
I think adding more flavour to the forum is a good thing, but people should be starting threads/making posts because they want to start or contribute to a meaningful discussion and not just because they're trying to earn internet points.

I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with your ideas. I just think that, if a mini-game like this were to be implemented, the rewards and progression shouldn't be tied to how often you post.

The main reason I prefer Barrens Chat to the Classic WoW subreddit is that I really dislike Reddit's Karma system. It incentivises people to post as much as possible and to only post things they think people already agree with, so they can receive as many up-votes and as few down-votes as possible. The end result is that a significant portion of what you see on the front page is circle-jerks and re-posted memes. I like that there isn't an equivalent of it on Barrens Chat and if it were up to me I'd be pretty wary of adding anything even remotely similar.

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aeh wrote:
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Will result in spam or not?
It may, I guess changing it to like 1 post a day and 2 likes, numbers can be thrown around.
But i do agree creating a thread per day may not be a good idea, would be like 500 new threads per day lol

Maybe say Quote one person to day instead of create a new thread

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JollyResolve6 wrote:
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I'm not sure I like the idea of incentivising people to make a new thread or a minimum number of posts every day.
Maybe make it a weekly thing or monthly so it not mandatory to post or start a thread or make people post useless things?

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Incentivizing things like likes, posts, threads, etc is just going to encourage spam. Unfortunately. I think you're on to something maybe with talent trees though.

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As already said, quests about posting etc. most likely will end up only causing spam. But that talent tree idea of yours seems interesting.

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Would love to have sub-groups for a few different forum topics. IE a section for Classic discussion, a 'Just for Laugh' section & a general gaming section?

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pan0phobik wrote:
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I think you're on to something maybe with talent trees though.
Aegust wrote:
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But that talent tree idea of yours seems interesting.
Are you talking about making a Barrens Chat talent tree or using wow existing vanilla talent trees to fill out?
Or the idea of talent trees in general and not sure about how it would work..

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nocureforcancer wrote:
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Would love to have sub-groups for a few different forum topics. IE a section for Classic discussion, a 'Just for Laugh' section & a general gaming section?
teebling has already confirmed this isn't happening, but that we'll be getting filters instead:
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Nyxt wrote:
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1.) Enhance the leveling experience in Barrens Chat by implementing a questing system?

One Time Quests Ideas
At level 1 when you join the fourms you could get a quest to "Make your first Post" to start your journey in BC.
"Welcome to Barrens Chat, here at the crossroads our ancestors need help with moving the supplies to Orgrimmar, first you must introduce yourself to the elders of Barren Chat by posting who you are to start your journey in Azeroth! Accept | Decline"
At level 10 Start your first thread
Weekly or Monthly Quests Ideas
Make 1 Post
Like 2 People's Posts
Make 1 Post Quoting Someone
Make a new Thread* (Might be too much)
Private Message Someone New (Get to know someone new on the forums)
I think the balance is okay at the moment, no need for more posting incentives in my opinion. Like others have already predicted I reckon that, whilst a very cool idea, this would be turning the forum into more of a mini-game than a discussion forum.
Nyxt wrote:
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2.) Enhance your character with Armor/Gear/Weapon?
What if under your avatar you have a slot to equip one piece of loot (Armor/Gear/Weapon). When you like someones post you receive loot, kinda like looting their post (corpse) lol. Maybe like 91% of the time you get a grey piece of loot, 5% of the time you get a green piece of loot, 3% of the time you get a blue piece of loot, 1% of the time you get an epic piece of loot and maybe 0.01% you can get a legendary piece of loot? The percentages can be moved around. And you have like a bag that can carry a total of 10 pieces of loot so you can equip a sword this week and next week epic shoulders and still keep the sword.
I'm working on a second progress bar for 'Likes' so that they can be taken into account when assessing a member's contributions to the forum.

As for the loot idea - I thought about this a while ago and will implement something like it but only when the developer resources (phpBB extensions) are fully released and free of bugs (so not soon).

There's some v talented people out there working on two extensions in particular which I'm interested in bringing in to achieve this - one is a 'currency' extension in which people can earn (in our case) Gold for things like likes, new topics, excellent contributions etc. and can be traded with other players. The other is a 'shop' extension which could potentially be linked with the currency extension, allowing people to purchase and 'equip' items with the gold they have earned.

I hope you're getting the message here - I want barrens chat to always be one thing primarily and that is an active and fun discussion forum. I am also keen on easter eggs, fun diversions and stuff like this but they have to be introduced in a way that doesn't affect the forum dynamic overly much.
Nyxt wrote:
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3.) Something I thought about as I was writing so I didn't put much thought into it was add a talent calculator. At level 10 you can select one talent from the tree and select 1 talent per level or 5 levels...? Was thinking either you pick a classes tree to go down or maybe a Barrens Chat Talent tree...one talent could be 5/5 Auto Like - 100% chance to Like the first post in every thread lol
Another amazing idea - but one that will be pretty hard to develop. I've added it to my 'postponed ideas' list along with all of your other suggestions for when I have the time to get some serious development going.

In the meantime I'm incredibly busy in real life - in two months a sea captain is going to assess whether I'm worthy of a navigation officer's epaulettes so I'm very busy focusing on my IRL loot at the moment :smile: I've been spending any free time working on 1.10 which is a big performance/optimisation patch among other things (a new feature is coming too but I won't spoil it) and this is very labour intensive as it is.

Loving the enthusiasm.

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teebling wrote:
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Loving the enthusiasm.
Just trying to spark some ideas!
Like i said I like to come up with ideas, throw them at the board and see what sticks.
Maybe things need to be tweaked to be a good idea maybe its just crap or maybe those ideas spark other ideas!

But i agree, need to keep the forums for discussions and not turn them into mini games

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So I used to be an Admin on a fairly well known videogame site, before they nuked their forums. We had a badge system for certain community achievements. Some stuff like a Random Act of Kindness badge, a Brofist another member in real life badge, attend various gaming conventions, a Taxi badge for giving other members rides to and from airports or events, wearing the site mascot outfit at PAX, etc. There ended up being quite a lot of them by the end (coincidentally I had the most at the time the forums shut down, I did a LOT in that community, yay me). It sounds like an awesome idea, and can be a lot of fun, but about 50% of the people going after them were just spamming their way through the easiest of them, then posting "I DID THA THING NOW GIMME BADGE" in the badge thread.

So yes, it could be fun and I'm sure it would be, but it absolutely will create a lot of nonsense, bullshit, and spam. And moreso, it will create a ton more work for teebs and the other mods here.

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