[Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

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[Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Gossamer on August 8th, 2009, 6:24 pm

In light of the fact that I have always felt great RP should be rewarded and acknowledged, I thought I'd start a discussion on that fact. Rather than a big yearly award ceremony, which I think tends to be rather overdone and somewhat of a popularity contest, I'd like us to think more in terms of 'monthly' awards. Somewhere, perhaps on the homepage, I'd really like to see a small section on "Monthly Awards" with a few images and links to said awards. Then, those said threads receive a medal they can proudly display with the month year - each medal having a different color code with a key somewhere as to what they mean.

The Awards I'd like to see are simple. They could easily be skipped too if nothing is suitable in the category for that month.

1. Character of the Month
2. Thread of the Month
3. Romance of the Month
4. Conflict of the Month

If we start encouraging journaling (IC), I'd also like to add a 'Journal of the Month'. I'd normally suggest we do 'Wiki Article of the Month' but since there are about six people who are doing these - I'm quite certain we don't want to keep seeing each other nominated. But that's a good plan for the future if others start contributing routinely.

Tell me what you think! Do you guys like this idea and the concept of having nifty medals displayed beneath your pc names? Tarot has already implemented the code and its working neatly, so taking it a next step won't be difficult. We have a month or two to get organized and then start if thats the way we want to go.
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Voreasos Alisier on August 8th, 2009, 6:29 pm

Looks good to me :)

I am looking forward to the medals and awards and would like the ic journal stuffies
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Cayenne on August 8th, 2009, 6:31 pm

Works for me. ^_^
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Arabella Sintos on August 8th, 2009, 7:35 pm

I like the sound of that a lot, would knock off a lot of the popularity stuff that comes from those big things and actually concentrate on the PCs and the threads themselves.
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Tarot on August 8th, 2009, 7:41 pm

*points at his test medal* Of course that's just the stock picture. ;)

I'm fine with the proposed awards, with maybe a few unique awards for special epic threads. Participants who play a key role in these threads get the medal, which is never awarded again (like campaign awards in the military). What do you think?
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Voreasos Alisier on August 8th, 2009, 8:38 pm

Hmm that I am not so sure about as what happens if the threads just never go with the pc's? Like some won't do combat threads and others won't do (put skill here) and some just don't have the time for a large thread that can last months or longer.

However I would like to see awards to people who push forth on skills like getting ranks or pushing limits of this and that on mixing and matching to form new things but I guess that will go in with what I just said huh
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Gossamer on August 8th, 2009, 10:24 pm

Sounds like there's a lot of favor here. I agree, Tarot, about the unique never-again awarded medals for exemplary threads that personify what we are trying to accomplish here. All of it sounds really fun and a way to highlight great people doing really cool writing and gaming.
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Ursus Umosa on August 9th, 2009, 3:36 pm

I have an idea about something special for epic threads- why not commission a piece of art to celebrate the story? I suggest this boldly because I can barely draw stick figures but I happen to know of one artist...*cough, cough, Goss, cough, cough*

We can even have a special forum or place on the front page called the "Tales of Mizahar" or something where all of these special stories are categorized- like a book.
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Gossamer on August 9th, 2009, 4:06 pm

I could do something like that... no worries. It would be good practice since I'm so sorely out of it.
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Re: [Discussion - Opinions Needed] Medals & Awards

Postby Voreasos Alisier on August 9th, 2009, 6:41 pm

You know I can only make stick things or less but overall I would like to see how we can work on art and see how far that can take us :)
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