My personal goal is to get 400 pts so I can take JerusalemJones' place on the bottom of the 'top 10' list. No hard feelings. :)
Well, I'm higher than that now (insert manical laughter here: mwahahaha). There is no hard feelings, but I tell you I was migty stoked when I made it into the top 10 for points. If I posted like I used to in the Game of Thrones section, I might even get into the top posters -- I hit 500 posts pretty quickly in the last set of board, IIRC. I even remember when I first passed 1000 posts (I wanted to see what my "title" changed to). That was pretty cool.
After awhile you do sort of plateu out on points, and I refuse to "thread spam" just to get points, but I do have an edge. I am a co-onwer of a game store, so that sometimes puts me into games where I announce we're doing a demo or a league or something similar. And I like to invite people into my friends group, just because I enjoy the community, and now with the PM system working I can pass on information to people. I just wish there was some way to know by looking at another person's avatar if you had friended them -- I found out yesterday that someone I thought I had friended I actually had missed, which made it hard to send them a PM. Fortuntely, the two of us rectified that problem.
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I posted this elsewhere so don't remember them all off the top of my head.
Registering = 10 points
Friends = 1 point each
First Thread in each forum = 5 points (this is where lots of people were racking up points in the beginning)
First post in each thread = 5 points (and so if your first post is also your first thread, you get 10 points combined.)
In the beginning there appeared to be points awarded for editing your profile but I think that was removed. There also seems to be a connection for adding games to your collection but I haven't been able to decipher it.
Gift from FFG = X points - they have rewarded a few for their contributions.
The edit profile points are gone, and you no longer earn extra points for adding additional FFG games. (Recently just started toying with the COC:LCG myself... I love those figs that come with it!)
I can confirm that there are random points awarded. I came on earlier today to randomly find me bumped up 100 points for no discernable reason.
(But thanks to which ever powers that be hooked me up!)
Is anybody else here not ok with this concept? No need to start a revolution or spam the moderators with angry messages, but I am just curious if there is anyone else who isn't sold on the direction this could be headed. It's not a horrible idea. In fact, from FFG's point of view it's actually quite genious. But from a user's perspective, I just don't know if I like the possibilities of this exploding into a who-has-more-friends-and-games competition.
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Well, I've decided for myself to give up on caring about this new forum altogether. The point system is lame, for the reasons you point out. But it's far less lame than the lack of useful functionality the rest of the forum software has.
I come here occasionally to look at the TI3 forum (and to see if there's any glimmer of hope in the Support forum for the web guys to actually FIX the problems with this software, rather than ignoring it or producing lame half-solutions like the so-called "Private Message" feature). Beyond that, I've stopped caring about the forums, because it seems to me that the forum software developers don't care about what the users want, in terms of "good" forums.
Which is fine, because there are far better forums out there for discussing the game I most care about (Twilight Imperium) than this one.
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i think the points system is far more complicated than it needs to be but oh well. i dont really understand it nor care much. ill keep posting in the coc forum whether i get more points or not.
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This system encourages posting in forums in which you are not interested, making one hell off a lot of friends you can't even PM.
I think the post count is way better...
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Just signed up for this forum a few days ago.
The raffle has to still be on since it'sstill mentioned when you join the forum and FFG are doing wonders keeping stuff up to date.
I can't in any way imagine that there is not a raffle at the last friday of this month!
It is inconcivable if it's gone since FFG is such an amazing company and actually update the news-section often. It would take them like 3 minutes of their time to get rid of the whole raffle thing if it wasn't running so . . . IT IS STILL RUNNING! IT HAS TO !!! EVERY OTHER CONCLUSION MUST BE WRONG!!!! SINCE FFG WOULDN'T LURE CUSTOMERS WITH FALSE PROPAGANDA THEY COULD REMOVE IN 3 BLEEDIN' MINUTES!!!!!
From what i see, only the Raffle of March 2009 actually happend. I couldn't find any other post including the word "Raffle" in the news section so this is that. Im very disappointed they still keep luring without actually doint what they promised. Also, there doesnt seem to be any exclusive content, or at least i couldnt find it or somebody talking about it.
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Same here very confused about where to find raffles to spend my points on…is it still happening,
Could someone point me in the right direction?
There is no raffles anymore.
Whish they would update their FAQ….
So whats the point of points now?
There is no raffles anymore.
Were there ever actual raffles?
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