Here's a compiled list of things I would feel to be beneficial - some from members, some from my own trips down the challenges list, in random order:Crosswords
could direly use a new top level award - 250 or even 500 hard mode crosswords solved. At only two badges of medium difficulty, this is an underappreciated section.
The ever popular 24 hours
series could do with two or even three additional entries. I suggest Sci/Tech for the first, Entertainment or TV for the second and if we want a third, Literature.
The Cumulative Fantasy KO
badge at 2,500 points - it's one that was promised from the beginning of the game.
How about 20 (twenty!) new minis that will keep our members occupied for a long time? To be added to the Prismatic Staircase, each of them rewarded for authoring 5 quizzes in a particular category
(if you want to be truly evil, you can add that one of them must have Sunnies...). These would majorly benefit the site as they would be a big bad driving force for those 150+ types (who need them for the Mastery) to convert their play experience into more quizzes.Monthlies for Daily and World Game
. Pot of Gold already has the weekly and thus doesn't need a monthly, but the other two do. Just make sure they're based on actual score, not percentiles - otherwise Daily's divisions would make this one impossible for those already thrown into Champ.
Obtaining an Expert Champion rating of 1650+
(at any time, not necessarily year end). Better than just champ victories as it's a more skillful style of play.Trending!
award for playing 250 quizzes within 24 hours of release
Some cumulative New Questions Game
award - I'd still stick with a number (100?) of days with a 400 or 500 score. Just high enough a barrier to be an incentive for really trying, but none that would encourage googling.
An entry level authoring full badge
(currently our lowest available is 5 categories) for authoring a single qualifying quiz in any one of our ten less populated categories.
Just for the speed demons: A 990
badgelet for achieving said score in any of the Mixed quizzes.
Another one for the speed freaks - Quick Quiz Frenzy
: Bank 75 correct answers for quick questions within 10 minutes of playing your first question regardless of how many you get wrong. (If we want to make this slightly less evil, use 15 minutes - my own best is around 9:15, so 10 is nasty).
Also, for the same game, a 5000 Quick Questions
One for the level 125 or 150 extras as it will take quite a while to obtain: Teamplay Legend / Master
(depending on level) - accumulate a total of one million "top 200" points for your team over all the games that offer them.
Several more Scavenger Hunts
, especially at levels of Emerald and upwards.
A badgelet for heading a team quizHero of Heroes
: Make it onto your team's hero roster in 100 different categories.
Should be enough for a week or two of coding