New round of badge additions!

Posted by: Terry

New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 12:45 PM

Hope you all had a good July 4th / Canada Day / weekend etc smile

Are you still around Wes?

I'll be adding some new badges and badglets over the next few days.

Added: "Party"

A simple little minibadge scavenger hunt, from one of our author challenges.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 12:57 PM

Looks like fun, but there's a bit of confusion as to whether one has to complete 10 or 11 of the listed quizzes.

Quote:
Requirements:

Awarded to a player who completes 10 of the following quizzes, all related to parties.

Progress..

Play 11 of the following 13 quizzes:
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 12:59 PM

I noticed that as well, Liz. Although, I haven't played any of them as of yet!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 01:02 PM

Fixed, it's 10.

Also added "Picture It": our first photo quiz badgelet!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 01:27 PM

Added mini-challenge "Word Alchemy" -- as suggested by Starlord.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 01:51 PM

Added badge "Word Marathon" -- for 5000 points in the WW mini game.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:09 PM

Yippee! More badgelets for me laugh I love having something to work for on FT and badges do it for me.. in part at least. I have three major goals here to achieve by Christmas *fingers crossed* and then I'll have to set myself new ones. These badgelets will be a nice way to help me get to at least one of those goals. smile
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:13 PM

Yay, this is great news! I'm excited to have a go at them smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:31 PM

Added "The Great Setlist Hunt", which incorporates the Author's Lounge entire "setlist" set of challenges. This one is a regular badge due to its size!
Posted by: Dagny1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:42 PM

Hooray! Thank you, Terry! Another Bee and I were just wondering what to do. Problem solved.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:49 PM

Lots of work to do smile
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:51 PM

Just a minor point, but in the badgelets section of the team info for both the Picture It and Party badgelets, it refers to completing some of the 'following quizzes', but of course, there is no following list. The same applies when you hover over the badgelets on the profile page.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 02:58 PM

Added "Question Quest Challenge II", which I've been meaning to add for a while:

Awarded to a player who creates 100 rated question quest questions that were rated 0.2 or better in the New Question game and where 55% to 90% of players answered correctly. We can use these questions in many hourly/daily games and thus those few authors able to write these questions deserve special recognition!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:00 PM

Yikeses! Yes, more than one Yikes :)))
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:06 PM

It's like waiting for a bus. You stand there for ages and then they all come at once and unfortunately you can't catch them all at the same time.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:07 PM

When he's getting started, there's no stopping. More levels, more badges, more fun!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:19 PM

I'm done for today, but I'll get back at it tomorrow smile

Are there any important additions that I'm missing?

I'd like to add some new... innovative... challenges.

In particular, I'd like to add some new challenges around the new timed flash interface, because it gives us an interesting way of tracking scores now.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:35 PM

Well, I'd definitely like to see a "990" challenge (playing any one Flash robot game with a 990 or higher score). Emerald Badgelet (worth 990 pts, not the usual 250)

Next, "24 carat Sterling" would be a good one - play 24 Flash games with scores of 925 or higher. Could be a full one at Sapphire if it has to be done in a day (my preference), otherwise a Garnet badgelet.

Along a different line, I'd like to propose "Overachiever" - meeting the score for any five different achievement badges in half the listed time (e.g. 20 secs for easy, 150 for mind melt, etc.) . Probably a level badge for the 50s or 75s.

Plus, a repost from an older thread:

TEAM CONTRIBUTOR - Topaz badgelet

Awarded to a player who has posted at least one qualifying top 200 score in at least seven of the nine games providing these scores.

(Note: I made this 7 of 9 so that non-GMs can get it as well since World and Pot of Gold are not accessible to them.)

TEAM REGULAR - Sapphire badge

Awarded to a player who, over the course of one calendar month, has posted at least 100 qualifying top 200 scores over the nine games.

(Note: This evaluates to just over 3 per day. Since several of these games rarely fill up their lists, this shouldn't be that difficult to do if you put in the time to play 4-5 games each day.)

TEAM LEGEND - Level 125 badge

Awarded to a player who, over the course of one calendar month, has obtained at least 25,000 total points for their top 200 rankings in the nine games.

(Note: This works out to an average of just under 100 points if you play all nine games every day. You need some consistently good scores for this and while you can technically get it as a non-GM, it'll be very difficult, requiring a 130 point average, with only seven games available)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:37 PM

How about a badgelet for heading a team quiz? We currently have no challenges towards team quiz-writing in any aspect.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:53 PM

Kyle, I'd rather see this for contributing 2 questions to a team quiz - otherwise larger teams might get into major fights for who is allowed to head.

Since this would be only a badgelet, it probably wouldn't be too abusable to let a quiz leader compile and submit the contributor list along with the quiz - the editor putting the quiz online would always be able to see it and make sure there's no obvious discrepancy.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:55 PM

Terry - there's an image problem with "Word Alchemy". That icon has already been used for Achievement: Mixed game.
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 03:55 PM

Will there be any new challenges for non-Gold Members?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:07 PM

Right now, Question Quest Challenge 2 is open to everyone. I am sure there will be some more.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:11 PM

Well, I don't mind the idea of a badgelet for heading a team quiz. And while there may be some major scrambling in the beginning to get it, I can't see anyone from the same team actually "fighting" about it lol. And it will probably encourage more team quiz writing (just imagine if you have 50 members on your team and every one of them wants the badgelet.. that's got to be a good thing in the long run!)

I am sure that most team quizzes do rather well in the ratings game, but in case one didn't, a badgelet might help take the "sting" out of the "struggle". But otherwise, the "leader" is (sort of) getting a small reward anyway, since essentially the quiz, the points and the ratings all belong to him/her and not actually the team members who contributed.

I LOVE the idea of some sort of reward for contributors, too - since sometimes folks will say they're all for a certain topic and then the leader ends up writing half the questions themselves, or alternatively, that the quiz takes several months to be completed.

I'm guessing that the team quiz template would have to be revised somehow (?) to give the ability to insert usernames so that the badgelet gets awarded. But perhaps some sort of ongoing POINT reward system would be even better than a badgelet? Sure, folks will want to contribute at first to get it, but what about after they already have it? And if the template was to be revised anyway...

I honestly don't know how it would work, or how hard it would be to set up, but if it can be, I think it would be a very positive thing in getting more folks to participate in getting more great quizzes out there to play.
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:12 PM

Thanks, Wes. I didn't notice that one, since I've only written 3 questions LOL
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:13 PM

Not even I have the first badge there yet. wink
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:20 PM

I have an idea for a game. I don't know if it's feasible but here goes. It would involve a lot of writing as I don't think you couldn't the current quizzes. New quizzes in this format would have to be written but the II could be eliminated and therefore cut down on the time. I'd call the game “Countdown”. There are ten clues given one by one and in flash format it would be fine as you couldn't go back to the first clue after you've already bypassed it.

There would be 10 questions. Answer correctly on the first question and get maximum pts. Answer correctly on the 2nd q and receive 90% of the pts and so on. If you fluke the answer on the first go, bravo to you! The subject could be almost anything – people, plants, animals, minerals, rivers, mountains, mountain ranges, tv shows, movies. I'd limit the animal and plant answers to a generic answer such as “sheep” or “rose” rather than “merino” or “Peace”. It would be possible to write more than one quiz on each subject. It could be timed or untimed. Not everyone would like this game as there would be times when you'd score NO pts. Hey, it's only a game and no one lives or dies by the number of points you score. I'd get a laugh from scoring zero as I know I would on a few subjects. I'd arrange the questions from hardest to easiest of course.

Here's an example with the question first and the guessed answer in inverted commas.

I am a country in the northern hemisphere. "Canada"
My national holiday is celebrated in July. "USA"
My area is 551,500 square km with another 92,000 sq kms in overseas territories. "Spain"
My population was 62 million in 2009 "Germany"
I am a republic "Portugal"
My dominant religion is catholicism "Mexico"
I am divided into departments "Switzerland"
One of my major rivers is the lorraine. “Belgium”
My tallest mountain is mont blanc. “Italy”
Paris is my capital. “France”

Bingo.. I get 10% of the available pts (and time bonues or how ever it would be arranged). If I had answered “France” on the 3rd guess I'd get 80% of the points.

Well, that's one idea that I had to get out of my head. I've been longing to mention this for months and now seems like the time. I don't know if anyone else likes it but I feel better for mentioning it. Cheers wink

Wes, love the idea for team contribution in the daily games too as I play most if not all the games laugh
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:35 PM

Wes's idea for the team games is a very good one! smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:42 PM

Great job again as usual on the descriptions Wesley smile

The team game badges are an interesting idea. The big problem (and it's a pretty big one) is that such cumulative data simply isn't being stored, and I'm not really sure I want to go to the effort to store cumulative data like that and cycle it out and keep it trimmed down, etc etc all for a couple of badges. So, I think this one probably won't go anywhere for now.
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Not even I have the first badge there yet. wink


That says a lot, Kyle. What hope is there for the rest of us? grin
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 05:02 PM

I usually find that my ideas flesh out into quizzes more often than not. I'm tryin' though. It takes a certain type of question to meet these criteria, but once you lock into it it's not that bad. wink
The only way to get it is to try.
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 06:00 PM

I know... I should at least *try*. tongue
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jul 05 2011 09:27 PM

Yippee! And I'm on vacation. What a great gift.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 12:21 AM

As Wesley has mentioned that the badge for Word Alchemy has already been used may I suggest maybe a test tube or two pouring out liquid and forming letters.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 01:17 AM

I notice a change of values in the Question Quests. The original badge is for 55-95% correct while Question Quest Challenge II cites a range of 55-90% (Difference is in the top end figures). Is that change intended or a typo?

In checking this data, I found that the blurbs on the challenge pages say 90% for both levels. The header in the single question home page says 95%. Why isn't even topped out at 100%? If someone gets a 97% correct response to a question, isn't that a good question, worthy of consideration?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 01:27 AM

I figure if it's between 95%-100%, it's way too obvious to be posting in the first place; no need to have a giveaway answer.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 01:41 AM

The funny thing is that I can look at a question with 24% correct and one with 97% correct, and not be able to figure out why the success rates are so different. It's what makes this a real challenge!
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:35 AM

Can I just stick my head up and *cough*invertebrates*cough* ask Terry if he will PLEASE consider doing the "thingy" for the quizzes in the new badgelets (and existing ones) that he did for the Bus Ride quizzes, to stop them taking a dive in the ratings? I know I've harped on about it, but I have tried to be good and not mentioned it for quite a while now, and well, while you're down in the Badge Vault in your hard hat and overalls Terry... laugh pretty please with a pillow made of lucky ducky feathers on top? laugh
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:44 AM

Kyle, the challenge page blurbs say 90% in both cases, not the 95% of the Single Question submission page. I've always believed it to be and your reply seems to agree with 95% also. I only said 97% to get above talking about a response of 93% which brings up a different debate: What have the previous badges been issued for? Have Single Questions with 94% correct not been accepted?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:56 AM

To my knowledge it reaches the 95% and counts.
Posted by: fredsixties

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 05:24 AM

I would like to some more monthly badges
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 05:33 AM

Well I found all these today and have picked up a couple of those mini ones - great fun!

Is the Setlist Badge one of those tricky ones where you have to work out clues? I have a sinking feeling it is. I did the first five sets and nothing happened (said the actress to the bishop)
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 08:23 AM

It's just numbers, Creedy. You have to take 45/50 of the quizzes on the lists, but first you have to find them.

P.S. I took part in the challenge, and I still struggled to find them all. If I'd known a badge would be involved I'd have taken them all as they came on line!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 08:37 AM

Quote:
I'd have taken them all as they came on line!



Different badgelet, but that's how I've managed to get the Picture It one so quickly. I'd already played most of the ones needed to qualify, as they came online.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 08:42 AM

I haven't even started looking yet. That is tomorrow's job.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 09:29 AM

Originally Posted By: spanishliz
Quote:
I'd have taken them all as they came on line!



Different badgelet, but that's how I've managed to get the Picture It one so quickly. I'd already played most of the ones needed to qualify, as they came online.


spanishliz, that's what I'm finding with the photo one as well. I've taken a bunch of them, so it will be easier to earn.

Sue
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 09:34 AM

Continuing on from the Word Alchemy theme, my next suggestion for a mini word wizard badge is the Word Safari badge here you have to visit the various continents collecting animals as you go. Here is the list: -

Africa - Zebra
North America - Moose
Central America - Sloth
South America - Llama
Asia - Tiger
Australia - Dingo
Europe - Otter

This is somewhat harder than the previous Alchemy challenge so might justify a full badge if accepted.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 09:53 AM

I cant believe I'm actually praying for a 'Z'
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 10:10 AM

That's enough for Word Wizard right now.

Any other games that are badly in need of some new milestones or mini challenges?

I think we could certainly use some in some of the GM specific games like the geo game.
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 10:16 AM

A series of quiz similar to the Pot of Gold game? Pot of Gold offers 7 badgelets and 1 badge. Perhaps something similar can be done for each of the 7 continents and then 1 badge for it?
Posted by: BxBarracuda

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 10:18 AM

More hidden types of badgelets.

Have the badgelet randomly appear if certain tough but not impossible criterias are met somewhere on the page when checking how one did on the quiz. Or even have it be totally random for the badgelet to show up once an hour or something. So people would always have to keep their eyes open.

Maybe even have it hidden in the pull down of the ratings menu. Excellent, Good, BADGE, Average etc.
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 10:20 AM

I would like to see some Monster Quiz badgelets. I have got both Monster badges, so it would be fun to add something new to the Monster Quiz.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry

Any other games that are badly in need of some new milestones or mini challenges?


Well, since you asked, maybe now is a good time to request the milestone badges that I've mentioned before.
Brains - 20 000 or 25 000 would be a good idea. Monster Quiz of 20 000 may be another badge for the old-timers.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 11:49 AM

I've asked for this before (can't blame me for trying) but could the World (Geo) Quiz have a badge for the overall winner on any given day? The Daily Game has one so it would make a nice set. smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 11:59 AM

Terry, check your mailbox when you get a chance- I have a badgelet idea I'd rather not divulge on the boards. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 12:09 PM

Added "Quick Quiz", a mini-badge for our newbies!
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 12:32 PM

Terry, when you've got a minute could you tidy up the Profile code? My badgelets are about to fall off the edge, lol.
Posted by: mutchisman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 01:01 PM

Agree with Flopsy about a badge for the overall daily winner in the World Game (although I'm pretty sure I've never finished top overall).

Say Flopsy if you're running out of space for your badgelets I could let you rent some of my space for a peppercorn rent - lets say a one off payment of your duck, I will look after it, promise...
Posted by: AlexxSchneider

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 01:29 PM

I agree with Flopsy about the overall World Game winner badge too.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 01:37 PM

My Duck is under lock and key! Perhaps we should have a duckling badgelet for a challenge on bird quizzes, you should get that easily, Mutchisman, given that you wrote most of them. wink
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:02 PM

Well, if we are throwing out ultimate wish list items, I would love to see FMI included as a team scoring game. I see it in the same category as Piece of Cake -- it has an added element not strictly trivia (with typing required versus pure speed), yet for some reason is not incuded with the other games.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:03 PM

I think that I should be given Flopsy's duck, as it is obviously being kept under duress, but perhaps there could be a swan badge given perhaps once a week or month - just a bit harder to obtain than a mere duck.
Posted by: mutchisman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:09 PM

"I think that I should be given Flopsy's duck, as it is obviously being kept under duress,"

Oi! Get in the queue

I like your badge idea though - nice swan (sorry couldn't resist)
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:17 PM

My duck is in a nice airy field, with a lovely pond, plenty of duckweed, and a good supply of yesterday's bread... however, the gate is kept firmly locked because there are more duck thieves on Funtrivia than I can shake a feather at. tongue

My profile is very tidy now, thank you Terry. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:22 PM

Added "Author Challenges" badge, for those who author 10 authors challenges. Available to all players.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added "Author Challenges" badge, for those who author 10 authors challenges. Available to all players.


Love it! smile
Posted by: szabs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:06 PM

Love the new additions, managed to pick up two already, but plenty more to go.
Maybe we could have a dog badgelet, as we already have one for cats.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:15 PM

We're waiting on one more Dog quiz for the set to be complete and I've been told it'll be in the queue tonight. smile
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:17 PM

I love it when my diligent playing of all the quizzes in the Author Lounge challenges as they come online pays off - I only had to retake a couple on which I had scored too low to count. laugh

Since the link quizzes give both the title and the author of the relevant quiz, you should be able to find them after carefully reading the extra information, and searching either by title or by author. Not fast, but it took me over a year to get them one at a time as they came on!
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:20 PM

The new question Quest Author Badge blurb contradicts this offering from the Question status page. Here, it even cites 60% as the low end %correct level to get the badgelet.

"Recently Rated in the New Question Game


This chart displays questions of yours that have appeared in the New Question game. It details how difficult your question is, how many times it has been played, and how players rated it on the question, "is this a good / interesting question?"
Note that this page is constantly updating as more players play. Results are fairly meaningless until over 50 players have played.

Difficulty: Our goal difficulty rating is 60 to 95% correctness. User Rating: Numbers above 0 indicate more people rated it "good" than "poor". A score of "0" represents equal good and poors. The higher the number, the greater the goodness."
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:25 PM

LT: Actually, the setlist quizzes only mention the person who originally submitted the title in their info sections. You'd need to do extra digging to find out who actually wrote the quizzes. wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:34 PM

Now that we have the author challenges, why not also one for doing 10 commissions ? smile

Edit: And yes, I'll get to work soon. Just let me at least sit down first... just been to a Women's World Cup game.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:37 PM

Quote:
why not also one for doing 10 commissions


Rest assured, I've been badgering Terry for a Commission badge(let) for over a year. The thing is, there's no designation built into the system for them- I'd be assigning them manually (not that I mind). Ah well, always a hope. wink
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:44 PM

Quote:
...just been to a Women's World Cup game.


I'm jealous! Now get writing smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:45 PM

Finding the setlist quizzes I hadn't already taken was a challenge, not to mention that SOME people had written video games quizzes (you know who you are). It has prompted me to try and make sure I take all the quizzes I can as they arrive on the lists in the Author Lounge.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
We're waiting on one more Dog quiz for the set to be complete and I've been told it'll be in the queue tonight. smile


Woof! grin
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By: spanishliz
Quote:
...just been to a Women's World Cup game.


I'm jealous! Now get writing smile


I guess in that case I shouldn't mention the other 3 I've been to and the quarterfinal I still hold tickets for... oops... smile
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Now that we have the author challenges, why not also one for doing 10 commissions ? smile

Edit: And yes, I'll get to work soon. Just let me at least sit down first... just been to a Women's World Cup game.


Wait a second. Isn't there a rule that if you beat someone in Knockout the week before you MUST share your tickets? I believe it is Rule 3 subsection i.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 06:44 PM

1. There's an Author's Lounge?? Oh dear I really must pay more attention to what's going on.

2. Thank you Rossian for your advice smile

3. Re the request for suggestions for new Badges - what about a couple of Badges for stages along the way for the Quiz of the Hour? One for 100 played, one for 500 played and so on?
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 06:46 PM

I like photo quizzes. As a high school teacher and uni tutor I know the visual combined with background information is a great way for students to remember information.

Mind you, I hated teaching with a passion and couldn't get out of there fast enough. Rotten little sods. Who CARES if they learn anything. They should all be drowned at birth.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 08:22 PM

Quote:
1. There's an Author's Lounge?? Oh dear I really must pay more attention to what's going on.


It should be available on the homepage. We'd be happy to have you involved- I think you'd fit in quite well! smile
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 10:17 PM

LOL at your last post Creedy. Yes, there's an Author's Lounge. Full of very nice people. I have to say though, the bar service leaves a lot to be desired ~~
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 06 2011 11:13 PM

But the chocolate flows freely, if you can find the vault.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 01:12 AM

Ty - I'll go and look for it, even though I don't like chocolate.

"Unclean! Unclean!" They shouted in horror.
Posted by: dsimpy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 02:36 AM

Re. The Great Setlist Quiz ...

This glitch may have been highlighted somewhere already, but just in case ...

When you win the badge (which - happily smile - I've just done) the note at the bottom of the award screen (below) tells you it's a mini-badge - not a full badge - which of course it isn't:

Challenge Status: Complete! Challenge finished and mini-badge awarded!
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 07:29 AM

The link to the Lounge is down the left side with the links to all the other chat boards. (You can go via What's New link from the top left corner of the home page. The chat board links then all show on the left.) I think it says "Quiz Authoring Chatter" or something equally twee though, rather than Author's Lounge. You only realise it's the Lounge when you get there.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 05:47 PM

Looks like the Alchemy badge game is going very well with all words submitted at least one so far.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 08:33 PM

Thank you Rowena smile
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 08:38 PM

I've got three words so far for the Alchemist badge. One day I'll be rich!
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 09:12 PM

(singing) "...if I had a million dollars"....

I have zero so far, but it's certainly fun playing for something new : )
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 09:30 PM

Absolutely!

And at last the penny as dropped as to what I'm supposed to do with the Setlist Badge. Talk about dense (me I mean) but that one is going to be a toughie. I only vaguely know rock songs etc. Extremely vaguely. Studied and trained classical singing and music instead for years - but I can just see the enthusiasm an opera/art song/lieder badge would generate. There'd be a mass rush for the exit door.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 10:27 PM

I figure if I try for those 4-letter words I might finally pick up the 11-letter word badgelet!
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 11:31 PM

4 or 11? It's a bit like playing Yahtzee, and needing only a Yahtzee or a Large Straight in your last two turns. Totally different strategies required, and you're probably not going to get either. But sometimes it comes off!
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 07 2011 11:44 PM

I figure if I just collect 12 letters then if I have enough for the 11 letter word I submit that. If not I submit what I can for the alchemist badge. Apart from that, I have no strategy whatsoever for this game - I just play for fun! smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 01:05 AM

I haven't managed ANY of the alchemy words yet. I keep getting anything except the letters I need. How does the game KNOW?

Creedy - the quizzes in the setlist challenge are in all sorts of categories. The song titles were used to go off in all directions - the only one banned was to write about the actual song the title came from.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 01:39 AM

Quote:
I haven't managed ANY of the alchemy words yet. I keep getting anything except the letters I need. How does the game KNOW?


I feel the exact same way.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 02:25 AM

Thanks Rossian - I found that out earlier to my relief.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 11:45 AM

Creedy: if Terry would implement your suggested badge on classical music and operas, you wouldn't find me anywhere near an exit - but in the core of the quest.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 03:13 PM

*waiting for more... sure there's more to come :)*
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 05:58 PM

I second that, Wes! :P
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 07:38 PM

When Level Bonus Challenges was introduced, it was originally intended to have 5 challenges, 4 mini-badges and 1 badge for each section (Level 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150). I'm not sure if this is still true, since Level 150 has a megabadge, but it would be nice to have more bonus challenges.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 08 2011 09:57 PM

Great news about the additional badges Terry.

I have a few suggestions (and apologies if I've somehow missed them in previous posters' comments).

1. World Quiz - I definitely support the daily overall World quiz badge, especially since I appear to be in that spot TODAY for the first time EVER! :-)

2. New Question Game - any chance of a daily overall badge on this one? So tough to get but oh so pleasing when it happens.

3. World Wizard - I do recall that you said you're done with that game but perhaps a monthly badge, even a mini-badge, for the most points accrued in a month in the mini-game, much like the Pot of Gold weekly badge. A great incentive to keep people playing.

4. Gold Member Madness - It would be very nice to see a badge for a perfect score in this one, much like the Obscurity Research badge. (Could we also see last month's scores as well, just like the other monthly games?)

That's it for now, oh, except for that little matter of the Who Am I question sets issue...when you have a moment of course... ;-)

Thanks Terry.
Barbara
Posted by: rxbigdawg

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 09 2011 11:14 AM

I absolutely LOVE the photo quizes! What a great idea! Thaks!
Posted by: j-zilch

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 09 2011 01:22 PM

What about team badges? They could go on the team info page. An example would be one for having ten team quizzes online(not nessessarily by the same author). Or maybe one for ten different authors leading team quizzes. What do you think?
Posted by: j-zilch

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 09 2011 01:23 PM

*necessarily
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 09 2011 02:10 PM

Just, FYI, j-zilch, you don't have to post a new message with a correction. You have the ability to edit existing posts of your own to correct them if you have a typo or other modification to make.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 12:06 PM

Sue is correct as long as no other post intervenes in the same thread.

If j-zilch would have found now a typo in post #639764, (s)he would not be able to correct it on the spot, because of Sue's and my post.

Edited to insert the correct post number.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 12:15 PM

Are you sure of that JanIQ? I'm pretty sure I've edited posts of mine after others have posted.

Here's proof that one can edit after subsequent posts. Two folk had posted after I asked the question, and here's my addition to this post via the edit button smile
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 12:33 PM

I know I have...considering I missed the week number on the MLB results thread last week! I fixed it last night about three or four minutes after posting the current results.
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 12:38 PM

It's deleting that you can't do after someone else has posted... though often I get a 'can't delete' error even when no one else has posted after me, so maybe we can't delete at all anymore.
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 04:53 PM

Now if only we could edit Word Wizard so I could have the N I have been waiting for for almost 2 days! All I need is one little N for the Alchemist badgelet... which explains why I am still here at this time of night on a school night (for the kids lol not for me) - I want "just one more try". If you could just all cross your fingers for me please laugh
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 06:12 PM

I've been starved of certain letters for the last couple of days which explains why I'm stuck on 3 words at present.
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 06:45 PM

Rowena, I will cross my fingers for you, because, although I have also been waiting for an N, it's not the only letter I need for 5 words tongue
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 07:47 PM

Since I had "NEO" and was waiting for an "N", I decided to submit a 10 letter word instead. Since then, I've received something like 5 Ns in a row, but without having the NEO! You guys can have my Ns! :P
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 07:49 PM

I had about four Ns just the other day. Now I only have vowels. :p
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 10 2011 11:48 PM

For some reason the game seems to want to give me Ms at the moment. I've had 5 in the last 22 games with 4 of them in the last 13. confused
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jul 11 2011 01:01 AM

I had 'I' five times in a row, so had to trade some of them. Then they turned up again 3 successive times. So far I've managed only one alchemy word.
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jul 11 2011 02:09 AM

It's like playing bingo and only needing one number for the jackpot - I shall jump up and shout HOUSE when the N finally shows up!
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 02:23 AM

And I FINALLY got that N! That was a long wait! Did you all hear me cheering wildly? laugh
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 02:49 AM

All the way down to the Antipodes! Congrats. smile
Posted by: dsimpy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 05:40 AM

G-O-D! Where the Hell is my 'L'? It's been an Eternity! crazy
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 07:45 AM

And where is 'Z'? I have saved my 'I', 'N' and 'C' like forever, lol.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 08:02 AM

I've got the 'Z', many 'I's ... and not much else!
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 10:03 AM

I need a "C" for zinc, haha.
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 01:10 PM

I just got my first of five, lead. Thank you letter trade.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 01:51 PM

Lead is the only one I need now.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 01:53 PM

I still need Gold (I've had every letter in the past 30 or so...just not all at the same time). I need Zinc too.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 02:00 PM

I managed zinc last night, after desperately holding on to ZIC all day (and eventually having three Z's and two C's trying to wangle an N. And accidentally playing Lead for a second time since I was at work and didn't have my list of which ones had already been scored. Had OLD for a while, but couldn't hold out for both Gold and Zinc at the same time. Haven't seen an R since this badgelet appeared.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 02:08 PM

I've achieved gold and neon and am holding IR & N, hoping for an O at the moment. By the way, the words you've already played are noted on the badgelet info. I get the list of challenges not yet won, go to the badgelet and it tells me which ones I've played so far.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 13 2011 03:14 PM

It's funny how we all get such different letters. I've had IRO for ages, but can't seem to get an N.

Thanks, rossian, for the tip on where to find the words already played. That will be helpful if I ever get any good letters. wink
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 02:26 AM

Having held IRN for ages waiting for an O which never arrived I had to use them, having reached my 12 letters. The next letter I then get is O! Why did I ever start this game?
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 02:43 AM

You can have my NNNNs and IIIIs - I'm still waiting for a Z
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 02:58 AM

I have a couple of spare Zs, if you want to drop by and collect them.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 04:08 AM

You can put the Zs where the sun don't shine Looney, I just need an L, A and D
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 12:02 PM

Now surdoux, you might as well be a bit more polite.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 12:44 PM

(giggle) I could have been a lot less polite, believe me! (and now I just need an 'L')
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 02:20 PM

I think this is the time to ask for alternative language versions of the Word game. Although my family is English as far back as records go, if not further, I'd like to ask for a Welsh version of the game. Because it's the only language I know where not having any vowels would be an advantage! mad crazy cry
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 02:26 PM

My current IAUUASLA would look even less promising then!
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
I think this is the time to ask for alternative language versions of the Word game. Although my family is English as far back as records go, if not further, I'd like to ask for a Welsh version of the game. Because it's the only language I know where not having any vowels would be an advantage! mad crazy cry


Try Hebrew!
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
My current IAUUASLA would look even less promising then!


Native Hawaiian might be good for you. Not sure what to do about the 'S', but the 'L' and the vowels would be quite handy smile
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 14 2011 09:51 PM

I'm still waiting for a Klingon dictionary ~
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 15 2011 01:46 AM

Apparently (according to a handy Klingon dictionary I found :P ) " nuqDaq ta' SoH pol [the] yuch" is "where do you keep the chocolate" laugh What other phrase could one ever want?
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 15 2011 12:30 PM

Is there any chance of seeing the 'best in class' badge come back? It was retired before I came to the site, and it taunts me. At the very least, could it be removed from the badge listing? If I can't have it, I'd prefer to pretend it doesn't exist. I'd have no problem with those who won it keeping theirs though.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 15 2011 12:49 PM

Sorry to say, klinski, I don't think it will be back. I *barely* got it before it retired.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 15 2011 02:27 PM

I would like to point out that the Level 1 - 15 badges (for getting a certain number of points) were completely deleted. I was always curious on why "Best in Class" didn't have the same fate.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 16 2011 11:28 AM

(Rowena8482: "Apparently (according to a handy Klingon dictionary I found :P ) " nuqDaq ta' SoH pol [the] yuch" is "where do you keep the chocolate" What other phrase could one ever want?")

The answer to the Klingon question might be much more convenient than the question itself. Yum-yum.
Posted by: markswood

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 04:39 AM

I keep getting E,I and O, maybe we can have a new badgelet called Old MacDonald.

Mark
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 05:39 AM

Can we have something similar to this for the World game. But since the World game is a daily game and not an hourly game, perhaps one letter will be awarded for each correct question answered?

And the mission is to use the letters to spell out all the 195 countries in the world? Players are allowed to keep, let say, 30 letters at one time?
Posted by: anatalee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 06:47 AM

have you tryed rounds it where you posts that you stand at and you get batter and a baller to thorw balll to the person who has that the bat and they bat it if you catch that mean they are out and you dont catch it you send it to 2 place and i f the balll that there before player reach they are out
Posted by: anatalee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 06:48 AM

this suit is so ncie
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: anatalee
have you tryed rounds it where you posts that you stand at and you get batter and a baller to thorw balll to the person who has that the bat and they bat it if you catch that mean they are out and you dont catch it you send it to 2 place and i f the balll that there before player reach they are out


Originally Posted By: anatalee
this suit is so ncie


anatalee... are you having trouble using the forum? I'm not sure what you're getting at or how these posts are related to this thread.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 09:55 AM

We call that rounders Sue, over there you wear funny clothes and call it baseball. wink
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
We call that rounders Sue, over there you wear funny clothes and call it baseball. wink


Thanks, Flopsy. Nice to know what Rounders is, and I agree that baseball uniforms are strange. wink

I was just asking about the connection of the posts to the badges that we are talking about on this thread... I didn't (and still don't) know if anatalee knows how to use the threads yet because I looked at another one she posted elsewhere, and it was also not related to the other posts. Trying to see if orientation or assistance is needed.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 11:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Matthew_07
Can we have something similar to this for the World game. But since the World game is a daily game and not an hourly game, perhaps one letter will be awarded for each correct question answered?

And the mission is to use the letters to spell out all the 195 countries in the world? Players are allowed to keep, let say, 30 letters at one time?


This is a very good idea that I'd love to see implemented. It could even be megabadge worthy, in my opinion, as it'd take a lot of dedication to the World game.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 11:06 AM

I will add though that of course now there are 196 countries with the independence of South Sudan! :P
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 11:29 AM

If you awarded one letter for each correct question, then you could lose a large number of letters by playing a quiz. For instance, if you were trying to make Kyrgyzstan, and had 25 letters, just waiting for the second 'z', would you deliberately only get 5 out of the 20 questions correct to avoid losing some of the other letters you needed to make up the word? That would significantly reduce your chance of getting another 'z'. Would we need the distribution of letters to be recalculated? I believe the current distribution is based on Scrabble, which is based on the front page of the New York Times many years ago. This distribution is already at odds with the Funtrivia dictionary, since it doesn't accept plurals; I'm sure it would be very different if we were only trying to make the names of countries.

I'm not against the idea, just trying to point out some of the potential problems. The system would also have to hold the list of all countries submitted by each player, and players would have to check through a list of nearly 200 names to make sure they had not already submitted a particular country name.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 11:31 AM

Good argument, but there's only one 'z' in Kyrgyzstan! I would have real problems with the game.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: dippo
Good argument, but there's only one 'z' in Kyrgyzstan! I would have real problems with the game.


How funny--I was with you thee whole way, so I guess I would be challenged to spell the countries correctly too.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 03:56 PM

196 countries is a debatable number, anyway - our Bus Ride has 195 countries, to which one more could be added. But that is not a definitive list of countries, as there are not that many UN member states, and there are a number of states with some international recognition that are not included. Since the status of countries is fluid, it might be a tidier idea to spell one from each continent (which would in itself take some defining), or possibly spell the names of the continents.

edited to remove ugly typos
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 04:15 PM

Agreed, Looney_Tunes. The continents idea is a good one as it's the least complicated.
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 06:22 PM

How about when getting X amount on the World Quiz, you get one country, and a badge for collecting every country in each continent (6 badges, some would be easier than others, excluding Antarctica). The 192 UN nations would be used, or whatever floats your boat.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jul 21 2011 06:28 PM

Or what about spelling out the continents themselves? The WW dictionary has Asia, Australia, Antarctica, America (no North and South America), Africa and Europe in its dictionary already smile
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 12:01 PM

Tizzabelle, if this comes off I'll have to harvest lots of A's. Where is a cupboard I can store them in?
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: JanIQ
Tizzabelle, if this comes off I'll have to harvest lots of A's. Where is a cupboard I can store them in?


JanIQ, I'll make room in my cupboard by moving the Z,Y,G,G and Q out of the way. Of course as soon as I do that a U will arrive. wink Perhaps continents could be added to the list of countries and we have to make x number of countries or continents.

I have no complaints though. I finally snagged the Word Weaver badge on this week so all is right with the world laugh
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 02:29 PM

One of those Zs is mine! mad
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
One of those Zs is mine! mad


Perhaps you may want some graham crackers and milk?
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 04:09 PM

I don't know what a graham cracker is!
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 04:16 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
I don't know what a graham cracker is!


Kind of like a digestive biscuit.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jul 22 2011 04:36 PM

Oh okay, thanks for the translation. smile Well maybe I need some, as long as I can have mine covered in dark chocolate and swap coffee for the milk... I'd rather have a Z though.
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 24 2011 02:35 PM

I got my Z!

Sorry, but there seems to be bragging rights associated with that letter. smile
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 24 2011 03:27 PM

I got mine too. I kept quiet about it for a while - had to, my mouth was full of chocolate digestives. wink
Posted by: skunkee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 24 2011 05:24 PM

Still waiting for a Z, but I have gotten 4 Qs in under a week! That's a bit much I'm thinking!
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 24 2011 08:09 PM

Oh well, I have played over 200 games and still no Z... frown
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jul 25 2011 02:54 PM

Matthew_07, how many Qs do you have? wink
Posted by: Ghosttowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jul 25 2011 06:25 PM

I feel your pain Matthew, took me almost 200 games to get my Z. But I did get five V's in a row while waiting for it!
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jul 25 2011 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: shuehorn
Matthew_07, how many Qs do you have? wink


No 'Q' either. frown Luckily there's no querium for one of the five elements, lol.

Still waiting for the 'Z' but unfortunately I have used my 'I, 'N' and 'C' for another longer word that worth 30 points. smile
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 03:44 AM

It took over a week to hang on to my GOL and wait for a D. Now I have had three Ds in the last four sets. This game loves to mock us.
Posted by: TheCharmedOnes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 04:35 AM

I get excited when I see new badges being added, then disappointed when they are all gold members only. Any chance of some new badges for everyone?
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 07:26 AM

It could have been worse, Zirconium could have been on the list laugh
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: TheCharmedOnes
I get excited when I see new badges being added, then disappointed when they are all gold members only. Any chance of some new badges for everyone?

The "Question Quest Author Challenge 2" (for getting 100 Question Quest questions with a ranking of 0.2 or greater and an accuracy of 55% - 95% {or is it 90%}) is for everyone.
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 08:48 AM

The "D" in GOLD was the last letter I needed too - but luckily for me it turned up within 24 hours.
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 09:27 AM

I'm down to just zinc. I only need the z and c, for now at least.
Posted by: mlcmlc

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 12:41 PM

I think I've found an anomaly. if i go to the "challenges" and view "Author Challenges", it says that I have completed 5 of the 10 required quizzes (a total I agree with--I tried to go through what I've written and only remember 5 being player challenges).

However, when I navigate to "Quiz Ideas and Player Challenges" it says that I have completed 7 challenges.

Shouldn't these numbers be the same?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 12:51 PM

Quote:
Shouldn't these numbers be the same?


According to the category description: "Only quizzes ranked in the top 50% of all quizzes count."

Either those two quizzes aren't ranked yet, or they're ranked in the bottom half.
Posted by: mlcmlc

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jul 27 2011 12:54 PM

doh! thanks. I know I read that, but it just didn't sink in today.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 30 2011 01:47 AM

Damn you Q - take yourself and the other Qs back to the Enterprise!
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jul 30 2011 11:05 PM

I have 5 D's right now. I don't even have my full 12 letters yet. *And*, I already have lead and gold. This is a little upsetting. Letter trade is an option, but the only vowel I need I already have. Can anyone think of a word with 5 D's?
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 31 2011 12:07 AM

Daddy will use up 3 of them, which is a start.
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 31 2011 12:47 AM

Ooh, I'd only need a Y for that. I like it!
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 31 2011 01:16 AM

Actually, I think I'd rather make a statement about my chances of getting zinc anytime soon and use my I to make diddly, as in diddly-squat.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jul 31 2011 11:21 AM

You could pretend you have a stutter perhaps and do "d-d-daddy" smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 02:47 PM

A new badge is on its way... hopefully by tonight!
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 03:21 PM

A small hint would be much appreciated. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 03:25 PM

No hint needed. I just hope it's a badge that I will wake up to in the morning, and not have to do something with. lol. wink Ok, so I like a challenge.

May I guess? lol. A crystal ball 100 win badge? A "send a note to salami_swami, chat with him a bit, because he is awesome" badge? laugh lol. Play 100 photo quizzes?

A "Mega Master" badge, which you receive when you have 50,000 points in all the games that you can get points, thus receiving all the mastery badges, which then qualifies you for the mega master badge?
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 03:38 PM

Oh please, don't let it be any more crystal ball rubbish, I can't stand it!

And don't all bite me at once. ;p
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 04:09 PM

I hope it's something shiny, new and creative smile
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 04:24 PM

I'm sure you must know, Wes - don't you write the descriptions?
Posted by: Daymare

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 04:42 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Oh please, don't let it be any more crystal ball rubbish, I can't stand it!

And don't all bite me at once. ;p


It is a dickens, isn't it?

I agree with flopsymopsy.

Shall I stay up all night? Shall I set my alarm for 3:30 a.m. (my time)? Shall I be patient? (ok, the last one is impossible but I thought I would post it anyway)
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 06:02 PM

Added "Dogs", inspired by an idea by Tizzabelle.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 06:19 PM

Oh wow! That's a surprise Terry. I can only hope people like it! smile

Edited to add: I can only laugh. I thought I might have a teeny advantage but I was proven wrong. I had a faint hope that I might get the badge first. Very wrong. Prison's already got it! Well done mate! laugh
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 06:45 PM

That was nasty, Terry. Disabling the Search function is just cruel. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 06:45 PM

Woof woof!
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 07:11 PM

Easy peasy! wink
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
That was nasty, Terry. Disabling the Search function is just cruel. smile


That part of the scavenger hunt was NOT my idea wink
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 07:52 PM

There's somewhere else you can look other than the search feature to at least get started or for more ideas if you're already close!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 07:54 PM

Yes, I think I found the place of which you speak GG smile I hadn't realised quite how many "dog" quizzes I had already played - only needed a few to finish the job.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 08:08 PM

It's like a short Mission Impossible search only with added biscuits. wink
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 08:12 PM

Oh, what a cute and lovely little badge. smile
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 09:04 PM

With other badges, any quizzes I have written that are part of the list I get automatic credit for. Is this not the case with the Dogs badgelet? Does that mean I can play my own quiz?
Oh dear, the pressure of scoring 100%
Posted by: fredsixties

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 09:30 PM

Thanks for the addition Terry. I have one question about the Dogs badge. Since it is a full badge and not a mini, shouldn't it be placed further down the Challenge list. It certainly would not qualify as an Introductory Quiz, which is the section it was placed in.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 09:46 PM

Well, I seem to have spent half my weekend searching for obscure and impossible quizzes so I'll just add good old dogs to the list.smilee

Thanks Terry! I can't wait to get at it!
Best,
Barbara
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 01 2011 11:39 PM

Oh goody a new badge! Off I go to find it. Unleash the hounds, Dawkins!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 12:57 AM

Fred, yes, it should and now it's where it's supposed to go. However I do that when I write the challenge text. Usually I catch them very quickly, but in this case the time zone difference meant I was already in bed when Terry completed the quest, so it may have lingered at the top a little longer than usual. Enjoy your new Sapphire trophy smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 01:29 AM

Terry's obviously a dog person-- cats only got a badgelet. wink
Much thanks again, Terry.
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 02:43 AM

For the Dogs one, does the word Dog have to actually be in the title of the quiz, or just in it anywhere? The blurb on the Challenge page just says "with the word dog in it" (I am thinking the title since one of my own hasn't counted with the word dog elsewhere, but it is just that playing our own quizzes doesn't count for this one?)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 02:53 AM

At the very bottom of the list of categories you've already found, it says:

There are currently 141 sub-categories containing a quiz with dog in the title, and 234 eligible quizzes.

In other words, yes-- 'dog' must be in the title, even if it's part of a larger word.
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 03:39 AM

And the one I wrote for the Dogs Dogs Dogs thing doesn't have dog in the title, it says canine! DOH! Could be worse lol, I do have some already done, just a (relatively) small number still to find... hi hooooooooo hi hooooo it's off to quiz I go.....
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 03:39 AM

I love these badges based on the Author's Lounge - the fact that I try to play every challenge or commission quiz as it comes online means that I just have to go click to get the badge. laugh
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 03:39 AM

Kyle, the cats would not want more. The feline sort doesn't believe in sending people through so much trouble for a reward - we live more in the here and now of the small treat smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 03:42 AM

Quote:
And the one I wrote for the Dogs Dogs Dogs thing doesn't have dog in the title, it says canine! DOH! Could be worse lol, I do have some already done, just a (relatively) small number still to find... hi hooooooooo hi hooooo it's off to quiz I go.....


Eight of the twenty quizzes that were created there don't word for this challenge, but they're all excellent quizzes nonetheless. smile

Quote:
I love these badges based on the Author's Lounge


Ditto!
Posted by: James25

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 03:44 AM

My quiz title for the Dogs challenge did not have dog in the title either wink It did have barking though. Lucky I did find several dogs elsewhere. Welcome new Dogs badge!
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 03:54 AM

And now it seems that each quiz must come from a different subcategory? I just played four quizzes with Dog in the title, and not one of them counted???? The only thing I can see that could be stopping them counting is that they were in a subcategory that I'd already played one from. That's just mean frown
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 04:04 AM

Hard luck, Row. Just to rub it in I found I'd already played enough quizzes in the right places to get the badge with no effort at all. Just a click of the mouse. (Ducking frantically to hid from the pointy stick, now).
Posted by: James25

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 04:20 AM

Originally Posted By: rossian
Hard luck, Row. Just to rub it in I found I'd already played enough quizzes in the right places to get the badge with no effort at all. Just a click of the mouse. (Ducking frantically to hid from the pointy stick, now).


I have a feeling she might choose a clobbering by Toblerone. wink
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 07:38 AM

Yes! Toblerone every time! laugh I keep saying, my stick isn't pointy lol, it's tastefully floral with a little rubber thingy on the end and I would never sharpen it (apparently the ones with the swords hidden in them are illegal now, can you believe it?) I've just spent several hours being frustrated in searching for camping gear and a camp site (long story) so I think the dogs will have to wait until I'm my usual sunny self again... (and that could well be september when the darling children go back to school lol)
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 08:18 AM


Quote:
Quote:
I love these badges based on the Author's Lounge


Ditto!


Amen.


I discovered I had already played a quiz with "dog" in the title in 52 subcategories, so I got the badge with a click. :-)
Posted by: mutchisman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 09:04 AM

"...so I got the badge with a click."


Congrats Salami - now just tell me how to get the badge with a duck!
Posted by: Daymare

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 09:17 AM

I am dog tired from finding dog quizzes.

It was ruff....lol
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 09:39 AM

lol, mutchisman... Uh, trap it, like I did? wink See, I even recruiting Indy to do it for me. lol.


That was bad, Daymare, but I find myself still laughing.
Posted by: Daymare

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 09:59 AM

A real "howl"er, eh, Salami?

Thanks to those who made this possible. Without you, I would be a badgeless human in need of more knowledge.

grin
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 10:35 AM

Ya, I don't think our own quizzes count for this. I have a quiz with "dog" in the title, but I don't even see the main category listed for me, let alone the sub-category. Even if it doesn't count our own quizzes, we can all still do it. Surely there isn't anyone who's written most of the quizzes in most of the subcategories available...
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Surely there isn't anyone who's written most of the quizzes in most of the subcategories available...


But there is someone who has written quite a lot and I thanked him/her repeatedly as I moved in on the badge...
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 11:40 AM

I just counted up and I played at least one quiz in 17 of the 20 main categories for this one, and there was one I looked in but couldn't find any (which is not to say there aren't any there lol, just that they eluded me). I did have to get quite creative in hunting them down though!
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 12:52 PM

Ah at last the long awaited Dogs quiz. I had already done 7 of them. Just had a look and I can find plenty of them, shall have to wait to play them as I'm just a little tired.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 01:03 PM

Catching all those letters can be exhausting, Starlord.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 01:24 PM

I actually avoided Movies, Music and specific TV series/episodes (of which there a host) entirely - it was quite easy to find enough dogs in subjects that I could answer without studying the synopses on Wikipedia smile

The spectrum of those canine quizzes was one of the best spreads so far for a scavenger hunt challenge.
Posted by: malik24

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 01:40 PM

I didn't even mind doing some 'research' for some of the quizzes. Once I realised I didn't really need to, on the more obscure topics I skipped doing that, but there were some good quizzes out there. A fairly relaxing badge. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 01:43 PM

Now I'm wishing I hadn't had enough categories to earn the badge without doing anything... Sounds like it was a fun one. smile
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 01:57 PM

But you had the fun already, salami - you already got to play all those lovely quizzes. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 02:13 PM

lol, ya, I just don't remember what they were. wink



Also, might I make a suggestion as to organizing the badges? Put the dogs and the setlist badges with the Mission Impossible badges (since they're all hunts), put the I see all and fortune teller together, and also put the quiz author 2 by the quiz author 1 badge for the question quest.

Or completely redo them and find some totally rad new way to organize them. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 02:23 PM

All the scavenger hunts are grouped together on the homepage under "Scavenger Hunts"
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 02 2011 02:28 PM

Yes, I know, sorry, I meant on the profile itself. smile
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 03 2011 10:00 PM

Just don't do one on budgies I beg of you
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 03 2011 11:30 PM

Ah Creedy, I can see it now.. the Budgie Smuggler Scavenger Hunt.. where have all the budgies been smuggled away to .. wink
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 12:35 AM

Please don't let Kyle see that suggestion. We'll find it as a challenge in the Author Lounge before you know it.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 12:49 AM

Already seen; not sure how to fit that many budgies into a challenge... :s
Posted by: Christinap

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 02:07 AM

Give it a couple of days to percolate, I'm sure you'll think of a way somehow. LOL
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 02:27 AM

Lol, No no noooo! It wasn't a suggestion, it was a plea.

They're pretty little birds, but not the stuff movies etc are made of. Perhaps we could write the script for one though.

The Budgie Vampire - one peck from his beak and you're a goner
Romeo and Budgiette - Love flies
Gone With the Budgie - An engrossing story of war in the bird cage
Etc
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 02:55 AM

Don't forget music- Budgie Holly and the Chickettes...
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 03:34 AM

Lol, Ozzz!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 03:36 AM

See what you've done there, you've given him ideas for a challenge.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 06:28 AM

Phew I've got the Dog badge. That took quite a while to find enough.

I even had to - shudder - play a quiz on wrestling. What a shock to the system. Had to listen to opera for an hour to soothe my shattered nerves. Wrestling, forsooth!

But do you know, I can't think why, I have an awful urge right now to go out and urinate on my neighbour's roses.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 06:52 AM

So long as you leave his trouser leg alone, Creedy.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 06:53 AM

Rofl!
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 08:36 AM

Please don't put your nose where dogs like to put their noses.. that could be awkward to explain wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 11:30 AM

Or "Budgie Author"

Awarded to a player who writes at least 100 quizzes on the topic of budgie mating rituals.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 11:38 AM

lol, don't tempt me, Terry. It's an authoring challenge, and for a badge. You might just see 100 budgie mating quizzes in the next few weeks. wink lol.
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 11:54 AM

Picturing Salami lurking outside Adam Faith's house with a notebook and a long lens now! (Did I just show my age there btw?)
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 11:59 AM

Yes, Row, and your Britishness. wink
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 12:20 PM

It doesn't just show Rowena's age, but mine and yours flopsy as well! grin
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 12:25 PM

Oh, yes, erm, eek. I might have watched the repeats... they did repeat them didn't they? laugh
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 04:52 PM

Let's not forget we in Oz call Kylie Minogue "The Singing Budgie" so there must be a quiz or two about her and her mating rituals wink
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 06:46 PM

And she has a sister so a whole series based on their song titles is infinitely doable. "I should be so clucky", "Love at first flight", and "I can't perch at night"... I'm sure Kyle can polish those off by morning. wink
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 04 2011 06:49 PM

Suffice to say budgies may appear in a few different things in the near future but there are no plans for an entire series about them. Maybe birds in general... wink
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 05 2011 12:13 AM

Budgie mating rituals?

"Give us a peck, darl, and don't lose yer balance"
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 05 2011 12:34 AM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Suffice to say budgies may appear in a few different things in the near future but there are no plans for an entire series about them. Maybe birds in general... wink


See this? I knew it was asking for trouble to give Kyle a glint of an idea!
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 05 2011 11:16 PM

Oh dear, I've created a monster
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 05 2011 11:25 PM

Shush, Creedy! Now we will have to look for monsters as well as budgies! smile
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Aug 06 2011 06:42 AM

Hahaha, Ozzz!
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Aug 06 2011 07:53 AM

Coming soon to a quiz challenge near you: 'Monster Budgies of Mars' wink
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Aug 06 2011 08:03 AM

I think you're in serious need of tweetment Flopsy.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Aug 06 2011 09:03 AM

I presume Martian budgies are the green ones? wink
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Aug 06 2011 09:18 AM

The ordinary ones are green but watch out for the "Biker Budgies from Mars", they're in black leather. wink
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Aug 07 2011 01:32 AM

Oh lol, Kyle has put a quiz on budgies in the Author Challenges! I felt obliged to accept it because it was my fault for bringing the subject up.

(Me and my big beak)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Aug 07 2011 01:38 AM

Every time someone brings up silly topics, I have no choice. We've had titles about toast, budgies, sheep in politics, and even weirder show up in there.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Aug 07 2011 01:41 AM

How about one on long streaks of hot weather? Next Saturday I will most likely break a record that no one wanted to see broken...43 days at or above 100°F...consecutive. The record is 42.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Aug 07 2011 02:59 AM

Sheep in politics? I have a sneaking suspicion that I know who suggested that without even looking.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 08 2011 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
One of those Zs is mine! mad


I decided to play the alchemy game, and I got the letter N for this hour's game. I looked into the letters I had stored, and what do I find? All the letters needed to spell the word ZINC! As it turns out, I had a Z as one of my stored letters for at least four months. Coming out of WW retirement is nice!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 08 2011 03:45 PM

lol, nice, Cubs. I'm still looking for the C. Right now, I have letters where if I get an N, I get Neon, and if I get a C, I get Zinc. :-)
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 08 2011 03:51 PM

I've had several Zs since then, including two at once the other day. I was forced to zigzag across other people's grief as they searched for their pot of zinc. wink
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 08 2011 03:56 PM

I like to think of it as akin to finding hidden treasure that I had all along. Or a crumpled up $20 bill in a pair of pants I hadn't worn in months!
Posted by: skunkee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 08 2011 08:53 PM

I finally bagged the elusive Z today and am anxiously awaiting my badge, since it's been so long since I got the other words. I'm sure the system is working fine, I'm just a worrier by nature.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 08 2011 09:11 PM

Did you go back to the Challenge page? The badge is awarded automatically from there.
Posted by: skunkee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 09 2011 07:16 AM

Thanks for that PDAZ - I had forgotten that part of it!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 09 2011 08:39 AM

So you have it now, Skunkee?
Posted by: skunkee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 09 2011 11:05 AM

Yes I do!
Posted by: markswood

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 12 2011 05:24 AM

I've had 4 Q's, 2 V's an X and a Y with a couple of vowels, as I'm hanging on to my LNCO it doesn't leave a lot of room to make words with the rest!

What might be an idea (if it's feasible for Terry), how about a shuffle feature which could only be used say once a week, that shuffled the letters so your earliest vowels and consonants changed and gave you another option for trading?

Mark
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 12 2011 05:55 AM

I agree-- that'd be an interesting level perk. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 12 2011 08:53 AM

That would be wonderful. Then I could trade consonants and still keep my Z! laugh
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 12 2011 09:16 AM

I like that idea. smile
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 12 2011 10:02 AM

Just remember, shuffling doesn't mean it would always come out better than you had it originally, it could actually come out worse. Bwaaa haaa haaa haaa! (That's my imitation of a Simon Lagree malevolent laugh....)
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 22 2011 09:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added mini-challenge "Word Alchemy" -- as suggested by Starlord.


Having just finished the "Word Alchemy", here's another mini-challenge idea I thought of for Starlord and others to sink their teeth into. Five 5-letter Fruits - apple, grape, guava, lemon and peach.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 22 2011 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By: ssabreman
Originally Posted By: Terry
Added mini-challenge "Word Alchemy" -- as suggested by Starlord.


Having just finished the "Word Alchemy", here's another mini-challenge idea I thought of for Starlord and others to sink their teeth into. Five 5-letter Fruits - apple, grape, guava, lemon and peach.


aah, you have a fruit salad there ssabreman smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Aug 22 2011 07:08 PM

Or 'Catching Some Zs'. Have four of the letter Z in your possession at any given time.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 23 2011 08:33 AM

lol. Could we do that with Ys instead? I have a plethora. wink
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 23 2011 09:15 AM

I'm sure there's a cream you can get for that salami.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 23 2011 09:59 AM

lol, surdoux. I'm sure there is. wink
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 23 2011 01:13 PM

What about 5 Us? I feel a letter trade coming on.
Posted by: turtle12

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 23 2011 08:44 PM

I finally got a Z but now I need a C.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 24 2011 03:44 AM

It would be nice to get a badgelet for getting the word 'Funtrivia', except for the fact it isn't in the dictionary.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 24 2011 06:12 AM

I've submitted the word "quiz" before now.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 24 2011 12:03 PM

Let's try "trivia", "addicted" and "quizzical".
Posted by: anatalee

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Sep 27 2011 02:40 AM

okay
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Sep 27 2011 08:40 AM

Any possibilities for rewards for cumulative Fantasy Knockout points?
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Sep 27 2011 12:57 PM

Watson has become dyslexic!
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Sep 27 2011 01:08 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Any possibilities for rewards for cumulative Fantasy Knockout points?


I'd like to see this too smile
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 28 2011 05:38 AM

Great idea kyle! How about a badge for reaching - to select a number totally at random - 1000 Fantasy Knockout points?

stedman (current Fantasy Knockout points - 1008) smile
Posted by: Ghosttowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Nov 02 2011 10:44 PM

Not complaining but I seem to be in a weird rut in the Word Wizard bonus game. 17 straight vowels! I guess I had better save them because it probably means I'll get 20 of regular letters down the road! :-)
Posted by: habitsowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Nov 04 2011 06:42 PM

For the past few days I've been getting an unusual number of vowels, too. In fact I've twice changed letters to get rid of some of them for a consonant. WHAT does one need four A's for?
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Nov 05 2011 07:49 AM

I haven't gotten a single vowel, so this just proves that we are on different distribution cycles!
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Nov 05 2011 10:54 AM

Hi.
I would like to propose some ideas for badges

500 miles from FT: Achieve 500 questions correct in the 20 categories.

Monthly Endurance:Most points during the month (top 10)

Monthly Bonus: This medal only counts for bonus points earned in the month and is more open to be won by gold and standar members.

Fantasy Scorer (mini): Reach 500 points in the KO Fantasy.

Fantasy Master: Reach 5000 points in the KO Fantasy.

Decathlon Race: Score over the 50% in 10 quizzes about 10 different sports.

Ten Perfection: Score 100% in 10 quizzes in 10 consecutive days.

Master Perfection: Score 100% in 10 quizzes in 100 consecutives days.

***20-mini badges for top score in every category of the Global Challenge


Monthly Brainiac: 530 brains in a month. Fantastic. It's almost 17 brains every day.

Hope you like my ideas and tell me what you think about it.


Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Nov 05 2011 11:13 AM

Honeybee Buzz: Win in 10 bee buzzy scravengers.

Master of the Hour: Completed 10.000 quizzes of the hour.

Alphabetical Sound: Score over the 50% in 26 quizzes selection, 1 for every letter in the alphabet.
Posted by: AlexxSchneider

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 10:05 AM

I definitely like the sound of the Fantasy Knockout badges you suggested, joecali.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 11:24 AM

Another badge
All Challenge:Win the 20 mini-badges of Global Challenge.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 12:04 PM

Marathon Quizzer: Score 42.195 answers correct. (Marathon=42195 Km)
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 12:14 PM

Lots of interesting ideas, here, joecali. I feel a bit dizzy trying to visualize all of them. smile I must be missing some, which are the 20 mini-badges of the Global Challenge?
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 12:53 PM

Correction:
A mini badge for any categorie IN GC(Animals,Celebrities, MOvies), I see again are only 18. The Brain twist and another cat don't play in GC. I change this.

Thanks

Posted by: maninmidohio

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 03:17 PM

You will find that Brain Teasers, Entertainment, and Video Games are all not included as GC categories - so there are only 17. Entertainment used to be a category but was removed a while ago.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 03:25 PM

I like Kyle's original request for a cumulative points KO Fantasy badge, but Joecali's suggestion for the mini should be a higher requirement, as there are about 100 folks with over 500 points already. That one should probably be 5,000 points and a 50,000 point Mastery badge added just like most of the other games.
Posted by: Emma058

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 04:25 PM

New minis for those at the 150 level for their 100 mini badge.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 04:44 PM

I'd like to see more of the "24 Hrs of" badglets. Currently they exist for about six categories, I believe? I did post a thread about it months ago and a few people expressed they'd also like to see them. It'd push me to play categories I don't usually play.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 05:28 PM

The 24 hr like me too, it's a very challenging. Nice idea.
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 06 2011 09:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
there are about 100 folks with over 500 points already.


Nothing wrong with being prepared for the future!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 09:45 AM

Hmm, the idea of a badge for 100% on a quiz 100 consecutive days does not appeal to me at all. Since this badge involves playing every day, no matter what, it does not seem like such a good idea... An illness, broken bone, or some other emergency would ruin such a badge; and if it happened on day 95, oh the dread. Besides, I don't play on weekends, and would have no shot at it. wink

I understand there are other "endurance" type badges out there, but this involves too much endurance. The Global Challenge immortal can be won even with a missed day, as can the monthly badges. However, this badge would be lost if someone were to simply forget one day.

And perhaps, instead of 18 minibadges for Global Challenge, how about just the one large badge, and instead of being number one, you have to get a thumb (top 4) in all the categories. Or perhaps a minibadge that you must get thumbs in 3 of the categories you play, or something similar?

I like the marathon quizzer, and also the Fantasy KO badges ideas though. laugh
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 10:40 AM

Hi. Salami, I like your comments. If I think about 10 perfect quizzes in 100 days is 1000 perfect quizzes it's a lot and don't foget a single day look as a nearly impossible challenge.

But I think and 56 days and 5 quizzes sound as more like. The badge Joe Di Maggio, isn't easy as the real record of consecutive games hitting streak, it's very difficult but isn't impossible. 260 quizzes to reach the badge and play in 56 days.

I change.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 12:11 PM

Compilation of Post(1/2)

New Games:
Countdown(Tizzabelle) There are ten clues given one by one and in flash format it would be fine as you couldn't go back to the first clue after you've already bypassed it.

There would be 10 questions. Answer correctly on the first question and get maximum pts. Answer correctly on the 2nd q and receive 90% of the pts and so on. If you fluke the answer on the first go, bravo to you! The subject could be almost anything – people, plants, animals, minerals, rivers, mountains, mountain ranges, tv shows, movies

Flash Quizzes:
"990/Emerald" challenge WesleyCrusher :playing any one Flash robot game with a 990 or higher score.

"24 carat Sterling/Garnet" WesleyCrusher would be a good one - play 24 Flash games with scores of 925 or higher.

All Games
"Overachiever/75 s’" WesleyCrusher: meeting the score for any five different achievement badges in half the listed time (e.g. 20 secs for easy, 150 for mind melt, etc.) . Probably a level badge for the 50s or 75s.

Mega Master/ salami_swami: which you receive when you have 50,000 points in all the games that you can get points, thus receiving all the mastery badges, which then qualifies you for the mega master badge?

Team Playing:
TEAM CONTRIBUTOR/WesleyCrusher - Topaz badgelet

Awarded to a player who has posted at least one qualifying top 200 score in at least seven of the nine games providing these scores.

TEAM REGULAR/WesleyCrusher - Sapphire badge

Awarded to a player who, over the course of one calendar month, has posted at least 100 qualifying top 200 scores over the nine games.

TEAM LEGEND/WesleyCrusher - Level 125 badge

Awarded to a player who, over the course of one calendar month, has obtained at least 25,000 total points for their top 200 rankings in the nine games.

Team quizzer(kyleisalive/badgelet ): Heading a team quiz
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 12:15 PM

Compilation of Post(2/2)

OLYMPIC BADGES

The concept is that a lot of badges have a bronze, silver and gold upgrade. They keep the same icon and title, but the background looks more like a metal thing. They also have requirements that are typically much higher than those of the normal badge.

A few examples:

Point god - Bronze at 2.5 mil, Silver at 5 mil, Gold at 10 mil
Achievement: Mind Melt - Bronze for 240 secs, Silver for 180, Gold for 120 (all with 30/30)

When I checked, about 70 badges (not even counting badgelets) had criteria that would make them upgradeable this way. About half of those are based on data that we can retroactively track and thus award, the others (like hourly win counts) would be something everyone would be starting fresh on - lots of replay value.

The criteria should be set such that ambitious players can get the bronzes with some decent effort, silvers should be difficult enough that they'll remain quite exclusive (a few hundred) and golds should really never be more than 100 of each.



LEVEL OLYMPIC BADGES:

Then of course, the real prizes (level-triggered megabadges):

Bronze Challenger (75th) - gain 25 bronze (or better) awards
Silver Legend (125th) - gain 35 silver (or better) awards
Gold Eternal (175th! and pretty much impossible to get) - gain 50 gold awards

Author Badges:
Author Answer/ WesleyCrusher: 10 commissions in Autor Challenge.

Word Wizzard mini Game

Word Safari badge here you have to visit the various continents collecting animals as you go. Here is the list: -

Africa - Zebra
North America - Moose
Central America - Sloth
South America - Llama
Asia - Tiger
Australia - Dingo
Europe - Otter


Overall winners:
Awesome Newest /flopsymopsy: Best overall in New Question
Final World/Barbarini: Best overall in Word Wizard


Scravengers:

24 hr Cats: Adding more badgelet for score X point in a category in a single day.

Alphabetical Sound/joecali: Score over the 50% in 26 quizzes selection, 1 for every letter in the alphabet.

Decathlon Race/joecali: Score over the 50% in 10 quizzes about 10 different sports.


Monthly Badges:


Monthly Endurance/joecali:Most points during the month (top 10)

Monthly Bonus/joecali: This medal only counts for bonus points earned in the month and is more open to be won by gold and standar members.

Monthly Brainiac/joecali: 530 brains in a month. Fantastic. It's almost 17 brains every day.



Fantasy KO Badges

Fantasy Scorer/joecali (mini): Reach 500 points in the KO Fantasy.

Fantasy Master/joecali: Reach 5000 points in the KO Fantasy.


Quizes Badges:

500 miles from FT/joecali: Achieve 500 questions correct in the 20 categories.

Marathon Quizzer/joecali: Score 42.195 answers correct. (Marathon=42195 Km)

Ten Perfection/joecali: Score 100% in 10 quizzes in 10 consecutive days.

DiMaggio Streak/joecali Score 100% in 5 quizzes in 56 consecutives days.(Changed)


Global Challenge Badges

18-mini badges/joecali for top score across all categories of the Global Challenge.

All Challenge/joecali:Win the 18 mini-badges of Global Challenge


Other Games:
Perfect Mad/Barbarini:
It would be very nice to see a badge for a perfect score in this one, much like the Obscurity Research badge.

Ball of Platinum/ salami_swami
A crystal ball 100 win badge? A "send a note to salami_swami, chat with him a bit, because he is awesome" badge? lol. Play 100 photo quizzes?

Green Monster/ssabreman: 20000 Monster question.

Honeybee Buzzer/joecali: Win in 10 bee buzzy scravengers.

Master of the Hour/joecali: Completed 10.000 quizzes of the hour.

Others:
Hide and run/ BxBarracuda: Have the badgelet randomly appear if certain tough but not impossible criterias are met somewhere on the page when checking how one did on the quiz. Or even have it be totally random for the badgelet to show up once an hour or something. So people would always have to keep their eyes open.

Maybe even have it hidden in the pull down of the ratings menu. Excellent, Good, BADGE, Average etc.


Braniac/ssabreman: 20 000 or 25 000 Brain

I try to put all proposal in this thread.
Posted by: CellarDoor

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 12:31 PM

It's nice to see these all together. Thanks, joecali.

I like the Word Wizard Around-the-World game idea. Would "penguin" for Antarctica be too long?
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 01:16 PM

Seal? Sound more easy
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 01:36 PM

Seeing them in a list is very useful; thanks, Joecali! I like in particular the "24 carat", the team badges, and another Brains badge.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 01:38 PM

I don't think I've ever suggested a badge for coming top overall in the New Questions Game so I'm not sure what my name is doing against that suggestion though it's not a bad idea so maybe I should claim it. wink However, I have asked for such a badge in the World Game... several times!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 07 2011 06:19 PM

Thanks for the continuing ideas smile We're getting close to an update period, so I'll get my programming cap on shortly and add some of these ideas smile

Terry
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 04:56 AM

Yay for badge additions - maybe a few of those level-based ones as well? Especially the lower and middle sets could use some more love to make our members more eager to get those ranks smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 09:57 AM

I can't wait for a new set of badge additions! And this thread doesn't even have all the badge suggestions; there are a few in other threads, such as the gold member additions thread. laugh

And I'm with Flopsy.... I don't recall making such a suggestion for Mega Master... But it's a good idea, so I will claim it, too. wink I believe the one of me saying 100 crystal ball wins as well as sending a note to me saying that I'm awesome. -_- What was I thinking? :P
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 10:06 AM

Hmmm, another badge idea.

We currently cap off the point levels at Point God, which is 1,000,000 points. Back n the day, this was a huge achievement. The top 200 could be achieved with less than 500,000. Now, a million seemed to be received in just a few months by some players. Also, we have about a thousand (or more, I don't know the exact number) players with a million points.

We also have a fairly large amount with 5,000,000. Perhaps a new badge upgrade (not an entirely new badge, but an upgrade just like the current points badges) could be implemented with 5,000,000 points? Point God of the Gods, or Point Universal Sovereign or something. Perhaps, even after that level, there could be one for 20,000,000, a considerable gap from 5-20 mil, but that's part of the fun....

And perhaps a mega badge for 25,000 monster questions? I was going to suggest 50,000 questions; but at the current rate, playing once a day ever day plus the extra game a week, it would take 8 years; so I thought I'd cut that in half. wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 10:09 AM

Holy cow, my mistake; we are nearing 2,000 point gods.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 11:06 AM

I'll revive a suggestion that I made quite some time ago, probably about two years, that will address the "epic level" awards and actually make them more universal without making the player levels soar to infinity:

The concept is that a lot of badges have a bronze, silver and gold upgrade. They keep the same icon and title, but the background looks more like a metal thing. They also have requirements that are typically much higher than those of the normal badge.

A few examples:

Point god - Bronze at 2.5 mil, Silver at 5 mil, Gold at 10 mil
Achievement: Mind Melt - Bronze for 240 secs, Silver for 180, Gold for 120 (all with 30/30)
Hourly division winners: Bronze for 25, Silver for 50, Gold for 100 wins in the same game
Monthlies: Placing 3rd / 2nd / 1st for an entire tournament. No hand-downs.
GC: Achieving a top 10 / top 4 / 1st place for an entire tournament.
Pot of Gold: Completing each mini 5 / 10 / 25 times. (Goes for the mini and for the big one)
Brains: 5k, 10k and 20k
Monster: 20k, 30k, 50k
KO: 300, 400 and 500 points.
Author: 250, 500 and 1000 quizzes

When I checked, about 70 badges (not even counting badgelets) had criteria that would make them upgradeable this way. About half of those are based on data that we can retroactively track and thus award, the others (like hourly win counts) would be something everyone would be starting fresh on - lots of replay value.

The criteria should be set such that ambitious players can get the bronzes with some decent effort, silvers should be difficult enough that they'll remain quite exclusive (a few hundred) and golds should really never be more than 100 of each.

Then of course, the real prizes (level-triggered megabadges):

Bronze Challenger (75th) - gain 25 bronze (or better) awards
Silver Legend (125th) - gain 35 silver (or better) awards
Gold Eternal (175th! and pretty much impossible to get) - gain 50 gold awards

PS @ Terry: I still have the graphics files I made for those sitting around. Would only be a few hours to update with the later additions, so no heavy work there.


Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 11:15 AM

"Faster, Higher, Stronger". Go for the gold!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 11:20 AM

I love this idea, Wes.

This will keep pretty much all the games alive... With all those who stopped playing because they have nothing to shoot for, I say nay. Shoot for the gold!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 11:25 AM

Wesley, with your idea, must you hold the bronze before getting silver, and silver before getting bronze? For instance, say you get 30 right in 119 seconds on Mind Melt.... Do you win just the bronze, and have to do that again for silver and once more for gold, or will all 3 be awarded? I ask because I can foresee a few players getting 30 in 120 seconds on the first day the badges come out...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 01:36 PM

On the ones where your score is measured by a single peak performance, you can jump right to gold. The same applies for monthlies or GC - you get that gold medal for your first win, not your third...
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 02:06 PM

That idea's great, Wesley!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Nov 08 2011 04:47 PM

Ya, I sure hope it's implemented. Terrific idea, Wes.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Nov 09 2011 01:15 PM

Nice effort, joecali.

I'll support Wesley's idea on bronze, silver and gold badges.

Would there also be room for bronze, silver and gold upgrades for quiz writing? Some of the best authors have a large number of excellent quizzes (sunglasses, thumbs), while others have a high percentage of sunnies. Maybe there should be some extra awards for the best quiz authors.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Nov 09 2011 03:25 PM

Sure would be. I've already mentioned the one for basic authoring, the same could be applied for crosswords (10/20/50), sunnies (50/100/200), question quest (200/300/500) and ECs (2/5/10).
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Nov 10 2011 02:40 AM

Slight problem with sunnies, though, is that they are not permanent. I have 4 quizzes that once had sunnies, but no longer quite make it. As time goes on and more brilliant new quizzes are written, I expect that more quizzes will slowly drift out of the sunnies region. An author close to the number for a badge/upgrade might qualify one week but then not the next. Last time I counted, I had 146, so am comfortably in the over 100 zone, but if I were on exactly 100, I would wonder what was going to happen when the quiz rated 17999 drops two places and loses sunnies.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Nov 10 2011 09:07 AM

Looney, I would imagine they would work just as the 20 sunnies badge. As it stands, you win the sunnies badge as soon as you have 20 quizzes with sunnies. However, if you drop to 19 sunnies the very next week, you keep your sunnies badge. I would think it's the same for 100 sunnies.

So if you were exactly at 100, nothing would happen if you dropped to 99 sunnies.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Nov 10 2011 10:52 AM

Also, the sunnies count is occasionally adapted to come back to 20% of the total online quiz count. It's been a while since that last happened, so I expect the cutoff to move during one of the next updates (likely to 22,000)
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Nov 10 2011 10:58 AM

Ooh, that would mean more sunnies for me. >:-D
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Nov 10 2011 04:10 PM

Looney you're amazing quiz writer. 100 quizzes with a top-ranking, vn
Posted by: mlcmlc

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 13 2011 11:03 AM

Not sure if this is too late, but figured i'd throw it in anyway. i did a really quick count of badges this am and found

49 for playing quizzes
18 for badge/pt accumulations
04 puzzle
06 team
92 for playing games
15 author
09 other.

I know that's prob available somewhere, but i couldn't find it smile at any rate, i did that to see if my thoughts were off-base....

I would like to suggest a "platinum" sunny badge for any quiz rated in the top 100 (or some other top #). But a number, not a percent, I think. It's a goal i'm striving for, love to find a badge when I get there.

And then, how about quizzes played? Quizzer is 1000 quizzes played, could have 10,000 and 100,000 quizzes played? I also think the topic ones, especially the hunts, are very good to help learn what's where on the site--a bonus perhaps.

how about expanding quiz of the hour to include more than one quiz? keep one the same as now, but have a second quiz from the "new list" of the last 24 hours? or last week?

at any rate, more thoughts....
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Nov 13 2011 12:48 PM

I hate the riddles...I lost in the Corrudum Centurion and the Riddle badgelets. frown
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Nov 21 2011 12:19 AM

Obscure:
* Best in the obscure game with 30 participant min.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 01 2011 10:34 PM

Sort all quizzes for difficult, display all quizzes without the tree of subcategories.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 01 2011 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: joecali
I hate the riddles...I lost in the Corrudum Centurion and the Riddle badgelets. frown


I can understand your frustration, joecali, but I hope you're not suggesting that these be removed. What one person hates the next often loves.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 01 2011 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By: joecali
Obscure:
* Best in the obscure game with 30 participant min.


I'd love to see this one too!
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 01 2011 11:20 PM

Originally Posted By: shuehorn
Originally Posted By: joecali
Obscure:
* Best in the obscure game with 30 participant min.


I'd love to see this one too!


I think there are enough Google badges.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 09:40 AM

Anton, I'm going to mimic shuehorn...

What one person hates another person loves.

If you don't like the Googling badges, don't go for those badges. There are others who would like to see an obscure game overall winner badge. You perhaps don't want it; others do. It's the way things are; not all badges are for everyone.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 11:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted By: joecali
I hate the riddles...I lost in the Corrudum Centurion and the Riddle badgelets. frown


I can understand your frustration, joecali, but I hope you're not suggesting that these be removed. What one person hates the next often loves.


No, I hate but many players like and are xtreamly good... I just wanted to express my frustration on those riddles.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By: shuehorn
Originally Posted By: joecali
I hate the riddles...I lost in the Corrudum Centurion and the Riddle badgelets. frown


I can understand your frustration, joecali, but I hope you're not suggesting that these be removed. What one person hates the next often loves.


No, I hate but many players like and are xtreamly good... I just wanted to express my frustration on those riddles.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 12:23 PM

Quote:
If you don't like the Googling badges, don't go for those badges.


Or go for them anyways and feel more satisfaction from beating Googlers.

Quote:
Sort all quizzes for difficult, display all quizzes without the tree of subcategories.


?
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Anton, I'm going to mimic shuehorn...

What one person hates another person loves.

If you don't like the Googling badges, don't go for those badges. There are others who would like to see an obscure game overall winner badge. You perhaps don't want it; others do. It's the way things are; not all badges are for everyone.


Never said I hated the idea. I believe any new badges should be trivia related and not research related. Besides, we just got a new Google badge in GMM.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 04:00 PM

Hi Kyle, if you want play the newest quizzes the site display all quizzes of the category sorting by date.

Sorting by popular quizzes display the first 210 quizzes by rating.

I want sorting all quizes for level of difficult(very easy, easy, average....), no look as a hard task.

as mark anthony(Puerto Rico) say: "My english is not very good looking" smile
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: AntonLaVey
Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Anton, I'm going to mimic shuehorn...

What one person hates another person loves.

If you don't like the Googling badges, don't go for those badges. There are others who would like to see an obscure game overall winner badge. You perhaps don't want it; others do. It's the way things are; not all badges are for everyone.


Never said I hated the idea. I believe any new badges should be trivia related and not research related. Besides, we just got a new Google badge in GMM.


The time of research is penality in the Oscure game. Don't look as a only research badge.
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By: joecali

The time of research is penality in the Oscure game. Don't look as a only research badge.


One point per second is a joke penalty. But, that is besides the point. Obscure is one game that does encourage Googling. It's not like it's TVT or Heroes. Wait...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 06:35 PM

Anton, we know your stance on googling. No need to reiterate each time anything even remotely related to the topic comes up.

The rest, just accept he doesn't like googling and move on.

Thanks! smile
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 08:31 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
No need to reiterate each time anything even remotely related to the topic comes up.

The rest, just accept he doesn't like googling and move on.

Thanks! smile


Thank you, Wes, for saying this.
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 09:00 PM

You might want to take that third line out of your signature, Dave, seeing as though you don't believe it.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 09:57 PM

The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 02 2011 11:03 PM

Quote:
Hi Kyle, if you want play the newest quizzes the site display all quizzes of the category sorting by date.

Sorting by popular quizzes display the first 210 quizzes by rating.


Terry removed the option to play the absolute most-popular quizzes because the quizzes with the highest amount of players and ratings simply got more players and high ratings. By letting them get found on their own, it lets every quiz get a chance without facing off against juggernauts like 'Dear Athena' (which is a great quiz, but renowned for being one of the top consistently). They used to be on the front page over half a decade ago.

Quote:
I want sorting all quizes for level of difficult(very easy, easy, average....), no look as a hard task.


For all quizzes on the site? How would you be able to find anything? :p
The mixed subcategories with tons of quizzes already get sorted by difficulty. To simply have a list of every 'average' quiz on the site would be huge; difficulties are dynamic and can change tons of times until they get a large enough amount of plays.



As for Googling, this is never the place to discuss it. Don't get this thread offtopic; don't get it closed. Badge discussion is great to have, but Googling is a dead horse and we all get it.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 03 2011 11:14 AM

I don't know if anyone has suggested it, but I would love to see a higher level badge beyond the 100 Expert wins required for Jack of all Trades. Maybe a badge at 250 Expert wins? Just something higher to shoot for.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 03 2011 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: bubblesfun
I don't know if anyone has suggested it, but I would love to see a higher level badge beyond the 100 Expert wins required for Jack of all Trades. Maybe a badge at 250 Expert wins? Just something higher to shoot for.


At that, I'd love to see more Expert categories. smile
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 03 2011 02:57 PM

Hear, hear!
Chocolate and ducks seem to be pretty popular around here, maybe those should be the first two added?
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 04 2011 07:19 AM

Did you order 'canard au chocolat' in stead of 'canard à l'orange'?
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 04 2011 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: bubblesfun
The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli!


But are you a marine biologist? Fore!
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 05 2011 12:11 AM

Originally Posted By: JanIQ
Did you order 'canard au chocolat' in stead of 'canard à l'orange'?


Citrus makes me gassy wink
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 06 2011 10:44 AM

Level Perk:
Level 75:

* Once time in a week change three letters for a selected letter for you.

EX: I had YYA and I want change for D.
Posted by: Daddy19

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 18 2011 09:41 AM

Checking though Joecali's list on page 14, I don't think this has come up before:

Having played today's Team Heroes game, I note that under 'today's topic' the following information is given.

"incognito101 (1469 pts) holds the team record for this category. Our team's best team score in this category is 1457, achieved Oct 01 09. Best rank: #16 out of 89 teams." (USS Enterprise team if anyone's interested!)

To try and encourage participation in this quiz, would there be a benefit of adding a couple of badges.

"Team Superhero" - awarded to a player who holds the team record for xx categories in the Team Heroes game.

I assume this wouldn't be too difficult to implement as the system is holding this information anyway.

"Top Team" awarded to anyone who contributed to a team ranking #1 in a Team Hero category. (One award per day per team size).

Depending on how much information the system is recording, or would need to record, it could potentially be expanded in line with WesleyCrusher's Olympic medal idea. For example:

"Top Team: Bronze award" awarded to anyone who contributed to a team ranking #3 in a Team Hero category. (One award per day per team size).
"Top Team: Silver award" awarded to anyone who contributed to a team ranking #2 in a Team Hero category. (One award per day per team size).
"Top Team: Gold award awarded to anyone who contributed to a team ranking #1 in a Team Hero category. (One award per day per team size).

What do people think?

D19
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 19 2011 01:16 PM

Nice thought.

For the "Top Team" additions, it won't be retroactive: the individual scores (other than the highest score) are probably stored only for a month.

The "Team Superhero" could perhaps be implemented with retroactivity. One possible obstacle is that team size sometimes changes.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 19 2011 05:10 PM

Thanks for the continuing ideas smile I'll be getting to work busily in January after the holidays to add a bunch of fun new stuff! This thread will be a great starting spot.

Terry
Posted by: WorldB

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 20 2011 03:34 PM

My thought for a badge is to total the scores received hourly in the following:

Mixed Trivia
Piece of Cake
Who's the Smartest

to arrive at an hourly grand total in the straightforward timed quizzes.

Your total score would be compared to anyone else who had completed all three of those quizzes within the same hour to generate a "King of the Hour" type badge.

A problem I foresee is that people will not necessarily be in the same divisions in all three of the quizzes which would make comparison difficult but I'm sure some of the smart folks on this site could find a way to work around that.

Thanks
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 20 2011 03:42 PM

I like that! It combines different skill sets.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 20 2011 03:56 PM

This could be a badge that is a total of the three scores across ALL divisions; so if you are in champion in three of them, or if you are a champ in one, and not in the other two, etc, it's all the same. You have to win among EVERYONE.

Possibly make it so once someone wins they are no longer eligible; so they don't constantly prevent others from winning. :P


But, I REALLY like the idea.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 20 2011 04:02 PM

The only slight hangup is the games end at different times. Do you go by the start time for that hour? For example, I'll use this hour. You'd use the WTS starting at 4:00 FT time, then the SD starting at 4:30, and the Mixed starting at 4:45. That might work.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 20 2011 04:10 PM

That's a good idea, in that particular hour.

I hadn't thought of the time things. :P
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Dec 21 2011 02:01 AM

While the suggestion by cubs is the most logical one, it may not be the best because it would mean that you only have 15 minutes where all three games are active - any other time you'd have to wait for the games to reset and might easily miss the hour.

If we used the 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00 together, we'd have a better match - you can play any time between :00 and :30 and get a matching set.

By the way, we should probably not just add up the three scores unchanged - it would devalue the easy game's contribution due to its lower variance compared to the others. (1/sec instead of 2 and times closer to each other as well)
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Dec 21 2011 03:39 AM

As a slowpoke, I'm happy to devalue the contribution of the speed demons' game. smile
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Dec 21 2011 09:12 PM

The "Fill In" game isn't very popular, one or two aditional badges may push to play more.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Dec 21 2011 10:05 PM

Originally Posted By: joecali
The "Fill In" game isn't very popular, one or two aditional badges may push to play more.


The Fill In game isn't very popular because most people hate it - adding badges to it won't make anyone hate it less.
Posted by: klinski_1987

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Dec 21 2011 11:30 PM

I rather like FMI...
I'd love to see another badge for it.
You have so many great ideas Joecali, I hope some of them get implemented. I do like the hourly king idea quite a bit though, too. I just wrapped up the badges for the three games, so I'd love to have something new to shoot for. Once all the incredible players get it, of course.
Would basing it off points earned instead of actual score alleviate the problem of an overvalued easy game a bit? I suppose then division size becomes an issue... Maybe just weighting the scores to a roughly equal value?
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 22 2011 07:35 AM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Originally Posted By: joecali
The "Fill In" game isn't very popular, one or two aditional badges may push to play more.


The Fill In game isn't very popular because most people hate it - adding badges to it won't make anyone hate it less.


I hate Mind Melt, but I still play it because of the team aspect. If you did the same thing for FMI, people would play much more often. The reason why folks don't like FMI is because of the precision required. Guessing isn't rewarded like the multiple guess quizzes. It does reward hard work though. There's a lot of sweat equity for those who make the committment to be good in FMI.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 22 2011 09:35 AM

Besides, Flopsy, just because some people hate the game does not mean other badges aren't deserved for it. Cubswin hates Mind Melt, for instance... But in my opinion, he would be just fine with a new badge appearing in the game.

FunTrivia has often said that some people like some games and some like others. There is something for everyone. For those who like Fill Me In, new badges would be wonderful.

And, to be honest, I like Fill Me In, but I don't play because I have all the badges; and it's very frustrating in the champions division. Even a 10 in 30 seconds never seems to win the hour for me in the game. frown



May I suggest adding the megabadges 50,000 points things for hourlies, too? I don't know this would work, but it would be something fun to add to a lot of games.

Or, alternately, a series of badges for questions correct in the hourly games. I'll use the easy game for sake of simplicity, but imagine this in all the hourly games.

500 questions correct - mini badge
This can be achieved in a week by most players. 10 hours of a game with 10 right each day for a week equals one new mini-badge.

5,000 questions correct - regular badge
This can be achieved in 50 days. 10 hours a day, 10 right every time, 50 days.

50,000 questions correct - mega badge
This can be achieved in 500 days, assuming players play 10 hours a day every single day, and get 10 right every single time. Realistically, it would take a bit longer than that for most players

I was going to suggest 100,000, but that's just too much. That's 1,000 days. 50,000 seems like a lot, too, but considering that 10 games can be played in one day, it could equal about the same as the daily points for winning your set; 100 points. So perhaps that's not asking for too much.

However, since there are 15 questions in some of the hourly games, bump the number of 50,000 to 75,000.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 22 2011 02:30 PM

Sounds great, Salami!
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 22 2011 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Besides, Flopsy, just because some people hate the game does not mean other badges aren't deserved for it.


I don't think Flopsy was saying there shouldn't be any more badges, just that adding badges is not going to make a lot of people who hate the game (hand up here) play it. Making it a team game, however, would definitely force me to face it, just as I keep slaving away at the easy game and hope that I can get a contributing score despite my slowness.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 22 2011 06:31 PM

That's exactly what I was saying LT, though heaven forfend it should be a team game (my opinion, I'm allowed it). I remember when the monthly badge was introduced in FMI - in the first month all the real badge tarts materialised, got the badge, then they disappeared again. In months 2 and 3, the slightly less zealous badge tarts, me included, turned up, got the badge, and disappeared whence we came. Then we all turned out to get the Triple badgelet and I expect we'd do the same for a new badge before avoiding it again. I'm pretty sure there were some regular FMI players who were really ticked off by being beaten to the monthly badge by people they'd never seen before but just because they're rarely seen playing the game doesn't mean they're not any good at it - they just hate it. You can add badges to it if you like but it won't increase playing of the game, all it will do is bring some people out of the woodwork for a nanosecond.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 22 2011 07:35 PM

Making it a team game like some of the hourlies would curtail much of that problem of players just coming and going. Considering some hourly games like WW have as many as 8 badges and FMI only has 3, a little more badge parity would be nice.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 23 2011 08:28 AM

As a touchtypist greatly aware of the pinky/elbow move needed to get to the Backspace key in the performance of a successful FMI experience, a long term 50,000 mega type badge would be worthy of all those back-up the cursor moves required to get there. Call it the "I hope my Backspace key lasts that long" Badge.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 23 2011 09:49 AM

Flopsy, I apologize, I misread your message. And what you said is true, but it is true with any of the hourlies, not just fill me in.

There are always people who hate a game but are good at it; and will pop in to play it just for a badge. It has happened with every other new badge for an hourly; I don't see why fill me in is any different.

Fill Me In does get the least amount of plays of the games; but perhaps it is more than just because people dislike it. Perhaps it is because it is one of the easier games to get the monthly and other badges (not as much competition) so people play and forget about it. More badges, I think, would encourage more to play, WHO ACTUALLY LIKE IT. I understand that there are a ton who don't play because they despise the game... But players, like me, don't play it anymore because nothing will come from it. More badges would get more players who like the game, like myself, to actually play again.

Same is true with any other game, in my opinion. :P
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 23 2011 08:03 PM

Hey Terry,
How about a badge for 4 set wins in the 6 daily games?
Barbara
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 24 2011 09:03 AM

Fill around(Badge):
Score 750 in 9 games over a 24-hour period.

Fill All(Badge):
Score 750 in 150 games over a month.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 24 2011 11:45 AM

It's hard for me the FMI...I speak spanish, but it's nice another badge or two, three badges for this game it's a short number vs the word wizard with 8 badges.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 24 2011 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: joecali
It's hard for me the FMI...I speak spanish, but it's nice another badge or two, three badges for this game it's a short number vs the word wizard with 8 badges.


Joecali, I just realized that you are from Cali, Colombia, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which also has some of the most delectable food, the best music and lovely people. I lived in Bogota, Colombia, for almost 20 years, and will hopefully get to go back there to live someday.

Sue
Posted by: abechstein

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Dec 24 2011 11:36 PM

Just a comment, since 2 players have brought up that Word Wizard has 8 badges: 5 of those badges are associated with the minigame within WW, which is a gold member perk. It's not entirely accurate to say that there are 8 badges for Word Wizard; the game itself has the same three badges as FMI. It's just not a good comparison, because of the unique nature of the minigame.

If we're voting, by the way, I don't see any need for more badges in FMI. Why should this game be favored for more badges over the other hourly games? I really don't enjoy the game -- it's bad enough that I feel obligated to play WMI and the easy game for the team points (and the elusive hope of a WMI megabadge). Just expressing a preference, as I recognize not every game is for everyone.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 25 2011 12:02 AM

Because all of the other hourlies that don't have more badges add team points. The question is not why should FMI be favored, but why is it so much less favored than the other hourlies? What does the easy game have that FMI doesn't so that is is a team game yet FMI is not?
Posted by: abechstein

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 25 2011 10:05 PM

That's a fair point, but then why all the advocacy for badges instead of making it a team game? It's not like there are badges to be won in the team games simply by virtue of their inclusion in the team stats.

And, by the way, WW isn't a team game, either.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 25 2011 10:11 PM

No, but, they added in more badges for WW because it is Not a team game. FMI has neither. No extra badges or team points. Some of us have advocated FMI as a team game for years, that is not happening, so why not throw in a few badges for the diehards. Something to give it some juice.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Dec 25 2011 11:51 PM

I do believe you'd get more participation if it was a team game. If that can't happen, adding another badge or two couldn't hurt.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 26 2011 07:22 AM

Sounds like the best compromise solution is to add both FMI and WW as team games and then add a couple of badges to FMI.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 26 2011 08:21 AM

When/if they get added, please also make sure that they get put in the monthly final score overview - otherwise I can't use them for the Team of the Year calculations! (Same for hourly mixed which still isn't there)
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 26 2011 08:37 AM

I think Terry has said pretty clearly that FMI won't be a team game. So, the best hope is for a few badges.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 26 2011 08:47 AM

I would like to see some new badges for FMI, anyway. I do enjoy the game, but haven't played in a while, and I think this would be a bit of encouragement for some players - when I don't have much time on FT, I tend to play those games that I'm working up to Mastery badges for, as they're such long haul.

I'm sorry that some feel obliged to play a game they don't like for a badge, but my advice is that if you really dislike a game so much, don't play it! There are badges that I haven't achieved from games I don't enjoy so much, but that's just the way it is. It's good that those badges are there for those who want to play for them. Those who don't - it's not the end of the world to miss out on a badge or two! smile
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 26 2011 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: reeshy
it's not the end of the world to miss out on a badge or two! smile


I do hope one of my team mates doesn't read that or you'll be forced to wash your keyboard out with soap until you wish the words had never left your fingers. A true badge tart must get all available badges or they go purple around the gills!
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Dec 26 2011 11:49 AM

Haha, well, in that case, I'm afraid you must acknowledge the obligation to play games you may not like as well as others. laugh I do value my sanity (:P) and am thus able to let more than a few badges slip by!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Dec 27 2011 09:29 AM

If neither Fill Me In nor Word Wizard are team games, AND they have only 3 badges each (not counting the mini-game, of course), they are BOTH a bit low in comparison to the other hourlies. All the other hourlies have at least 4 badges each, and are counted as team games.

So, Fill Me In and Word Wizard both deserve to be included into the team status and both deserve another badge, even Word Wizard, with 9, counting the mini-game.

However, it is in my opinion that the mini-game badges SHOULD be counted as Word Wizard badges. You need to play Word Wizard to play the mini-game, correct?

I am sure no one would argue that you cannot play the Word Wizard mini-game without playing Word Wizard itself. Therefore, there area 8 badges that you can win by playing the game, so more people play it then Fill Me In, which only gives 3.


Anyway, instead of rambling, my point... If Terry has said somewhere that FMI will not become a team game, it needs more badges. If Word Wizard will never become a team game, it's fine; it has 8 badges. Fill Me In needs something... Some games have 4 badges and are team based... WW has 8 badges. Fill Me In is not team based, and there are only 3 badges. Less than he team games, and a far cry from Word Wizard. FMI needs SOMETHING.

It is also my opinion that people would not be voting AGAINST new badges if this discussion was about easy game, or hard game, or expert game. We've seen many new badge recommendations throughout this thread, and most are accepted with a quick "sounds fun, let's do it".

However, one suggestion for adding something to the Fill Me In game and suddenly this board goes to war as to whether badges are deserved in the game or not.

Some people actually do LIKE Fill Me In, and want more badges. More badges are added in other games every now and again, and people love those badges. Others don't like the easy game, or hard game, or whatever, and could case less about the badges.

But the Fill Me In game gets mentioned, and all the "haters" of the game start saying they don't want more badges in the game. Well, to them I say "tough". There are games on here I don't like, and I don't like new badges because I can never win them.

However, I can win Fill Me In badges. Just because people don't like Fill Me In does not mean it should not get any new badges. I don't like the Hard game, let's never make a badge for that again. Surely people would hate me for saying that.

But that is what is being said with Fill Me In. I say, in summary, that some people want badges in Fill Me In. They like the game. Others don't. To each their own.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Dec 28 2011 03:14 PM

I don't think the odds are very likely FMI and WW get added as team games. I wish they would though. I would gladly settle for an extra badge or two in lieu of that.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 14 2012 10:38 PM

New badgelet idea: 'Parting Gift'
--Score an identical score to the first-place player of any hourly, but miss out on the lead position because you scored after them.

"We wouldn't want you to be miffed by such a good score, but unfortunately, there can only be one winner, and they were here first with that time and score. Here's a lovely parting gift, just to show we appreciate the effort. It's not the win, but it's better than walking away empty-handed."
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 14 2012 10:47 PM

FMI is a nightmare if you have dyslexia.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 15 2012 09:53 AM

Re the Parting Gift badgelet idea: I'm going to add my support as it's just happened to me.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 19 2012 05:42 AM

When a decision is made on new badges, which, as far as I can recalll, Terry was going to do in January, but I could be wrong, can we not forget the non-gold members?

I know these people don't add to revenue, but not all people can afford to be gold members, but they do enjoy playing funtrivia and we don't want to keep these people from having a great time smile

How about we start thinking of them instead of ourselves, gold members smile

Sorry Terry, but this site wouldn't be as great as it is, if wasn't for them, nor would our teams!
Posted by: underscored

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 19 2012 12:42 PM

Fun trivia is the only site on the web that I have given money to ( that includes charities - on the web I mean)
Even though I am a sandgroper and my computer does suffer from sand storms, I believe that I will win all badges eventually - did I mention I was horrendously competitive, in a nice way.
Many people have put in many hours of time for my enjoyment of FT and in my opinion - generally not humble- people who have made it to Champion could theoretically open up a whole bonus section - like a video game with lots of badges and badglets, available only at the champion LEVEL - for people who reach that level/
Yes you say I am at the risk of calling myself a 'carrot on stick person' BUT I seriously interject with the truism that many civilizations crumbled for the sake of another mountian to conqeur, another territory to seize and lost in a huge way simpy by sitting back to suck on the grapes of victory (frozen grapes are delicious) So on I say to more badges, more conquests and this is my say for this week. So Fare Thee Well my World Citizen Fellows and may we calm the desire for conquest (this beast that will not die) with moore badges Thank You
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 29 2012 11:37 AM

Terry, since you're probably busily working away on the new badges, I thought I'd make another suggestion. Just as we accumulate points for our teams each month, how would you feel about creating a badge for individual points which would result in a Top Player of the Month badge? All the daily games that are awarded team points would be considered for this challenge, each allocating points for the win, i.e.,

Top spot overall for each game would get 100 points
2nd would get 99
3rd would get 98
and so on...

Each day's score would be tallied showing the top 100 players over the 6 team games in the same way Pot of Gold weekly points are tallied. I'm not suggesting we include Heroes or TvT. Top player who hasn't won it already would be awarded the badge. I think it would keep a lot of people interested in playing ALL the games - a great badge to win. What do you think?
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 29 2012 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
While the suggestion by cubs is the most logical one, it may not be the best because it would mean that you only have 15 minutes where all three games are active - any other time you'd have to wait for the games to reset and might easily miss the hour.


I am thinking this sort of thing might be fun.

I think the easiest for scheduling is to generate a "Triathlon" scoreboard at the top of each hour.

So at 7 PM we'd use "the three games that most recently closed". So:
the 6:00-7:00 smartest
the 5:30 to 6:30 cake
the 5:45 to 6:45 mixed

I'd suggest we scale all scores for each game to be out of 1000, giving everyone a score out of 3000.

We could have an hourly Triathlon badge for highest triathlon score site-wide, and an hourly badge for highest triathlon score in each division.

Since we're adding scores (not ranks), the divisions used in the individual games are irrelevant -- we'd just division-ize the triathlon scores.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jan 30 2012 05:56 PM

Well I've started building the triathlon:

While I can see the merit of "scaling" the easy game scores, I think it would just add to confusion. I can see people who score 800 in easy looking at a scoreboard and wondering why it says they only have 500 contribution points.

So I'm siding with simple addition. Score A + B + C.

While the low variability of the "easiest game" scores means that a bad game there isn't a killer, I suspect we'll end up having quite a few close scores when all 3 get added, which would make those few easy game point differences important.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 01 2012 02:13 PM

Ok need opinions... how should level divisions work for triathlon?

My initial thought:

Division A: players who are a champ in any of the 3 games

Division B: players level 70 or higher who aren't champs

Division C: players less than level 70


Awards:
Badge for highest total score in each division above.
Badge for highest total score of all players in that triathlon.
Mini-badge for anyone scoring at least X.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 01 2012 02:20 PM

I'm not sure that is the best one as these three games are those that most target the speed players and thus have a different skill set than that you use for level. How about a setup based on the total number of badges in these games (3 Achievements, 3 Division winners, 2 Overall winners and 3 Monthlies) instead:

A has 8 to 11 of these badges.
B has 4 to 7.
C has 0 to 3.

This ensures that we do it based on skill particularly in these games, not overall level.

The division badge and the badgelet sounds good, but I am not sure about the overall - with only three divisions, the overall is less meaningful. I'd rather see one for 10 or 25 victories.

By the way, along these lines, I would also like to see a daily decathlon competition using the "top 200" scores from the team games. This would strictly be a point-based award from getting, say, 1200 (easy version) and 1800 (hard) or more points on the same day (You'd need to add a 10th game to the list, preferably Obscure) and a persistence award (100,000 total?). This would add replay value to these games and thus give teams more players doing them.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 01 2012 02:23 PM

Hmmmmm that's actually not too hard to do given the database setup too. I can try that sort of thing and tweak those numbers to ensure that there are a reasonable number of people in each division.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 06 2012 08:00 AM

Something that I can't believe I hadn't noticed until now. WTS, Mixed, and P of C all have badges for Monthly, divisional winner, and Achievement. However, only WTS and Mixed have a badge for site-wide hourly winner. P of C doesn't. Not a huge deal, but adding it in there would make the three more uniform. Plus, having another badge to go for wouldn't hurt.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 06 2012 12:13 PM

Dave, you might encounter many ties. How to decide if the best score in division 12 and in division 19 are the same? (Numbers are just used to clarify an example.)
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 06 2012 12:19 PM

P o C is scored using hundredths of a second.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 08 2012 12:57 PM

Added mini badge "Code Breaker".

Nothing for you to add there Wesley, except try to solve it yourself wink
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 08 2012 01:11 PM

Good god! You are without doubt an evil man!
Posted by: highfells

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 08 2012 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added mini badge "Code Breaker".


Well the first bit isn't too bad smirk but the gobbledegook is unspeakable! crazy
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 08 2012 04:34 PM

I'm faring better with the last half as opposed to the first half.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 08 2012 04:59 PM

The first took me 3 minutes... the second isn't getting anywhere :P
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 08:20 AM

I'm exactly the same as Wes. I have several sheets of paper with scribble all over them where I've tried to work out this code. wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 09:45 AM

I have absolutely no clue. It's all gobbedygook, gibberish, I just don't understand the first half or the second half. frown
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 09:53 AM

I have by now realized the meaning of one vital clue (related to the thing that one might feel Terry does not when presenting us with this smile ) but there's just something I am still missing and can't crack.
Posted by: Matthew_07

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:02 AM

Hm, solved the first part, but no clue for the second part... frown
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:03 AM

That didn't make any sense, Wes, and it didn't help.

And how the heck are you guys solving the first part? It's a bunch of half triangles, squares, and dots. frown
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:04 AM

I felt pretty smart getting through the first part, but the second half may as well be in Swahili. Hey, haven't tried Swahili yet. See ya!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:07 AM

The first helps with the second smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 10:10 AM

Does the Terry help the Salami with the First? :P


I figured that the first half would help with the second, but, unfortunately, it is NOTHING to me... It is so totally blah to me that it might as well be left blank. :P
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:24 AM

The first half does help with the second, unfortunately I have only figured out how the second half of the first half would help with the second half and that is just not enough to solve the second half. Terry will know what I am saying and the rest isn't getting any help since this isn't a team game smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:38 AM

Yes it is. Help me, your quiz team guy. wink lol
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:08 PM

Read it carefully, Wes.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:21 PM

I can swear in Swahili but that's not helping.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:22 PM

I only know how to say "no worries" in Swahili... But, that's not too impressive, since just about everybody can. wink
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:29 PM

Hakuna matata.

I remember the days of Empire, we Brits could swear in many languages back then. wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:54 PM

Terry, I have read every letter from all directions and in all possible combinations. I have also googled various combinations of words that I would have thought make sense for that part but came up blank except for one word that just reinforced my already existing interpretation of the second part.
Posted by: demurechicky

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 01:05 PM

I too have solved the first part and have my ideas re the second, but have tried various combinations with nixy plonk lol

I shall leave it for a while, but I shall return smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 01:12 PM

keeptrying !
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 02:00 PM

Okay-- now I have the first half (I think) but don't know how to tie it in with the second.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 02:00 PM

Me too.
Posted by: Juggernaut314

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 04:33 PM

There's something in the first half that has me suspicious of what needs to happen to the second half, but further attempts to decrypt in that method yield more garbage.

I'd hope you wouldn't get super evil and throw in a ROT-n or substitution in addition to the initial encryption of the second part... I could wind up getting fired trying to figure it out.
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 04:45 PM

I must admit that when I first viewed the page I stared and then just entered "FunTrivia" or I love FunTrivia and got the wrong code. wink

Darn, I thought. Guess I'm going to have to figure it out mad
Posted by: Verbonica

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 05:42 PM

I have the first part worked out too, but am still stymied at the second part confused

Great fun, though... I will keep at it, for sure.
Posted by: Juggernaut314

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:09 PM

Whoa I just had a terrific coincidence if I'm not on the right track.
Posted by: Juggernaut314

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:24 PM

Not a coincidence.
Posted by: asm1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:30 PM

Congratulations, Juggernaut!
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:31 PM

Well done Jugger! You've just made everyone else on the site jealous.
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: leith90
Well done Jugger! You've just made everyone else on the site jealous.


Yeap lol very jealous indeed sick Honestly well done, now i shall leave clutching my Klingon dictionary in hand while the old piano music from the Hulk is playing.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:54 PM

Ooh, excellent, well done! So it's not only Terry who has a weird and evil mind then. wink
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 07:01 PM

Well done to both people who have it figured out so far.

I think I'm in the same boat as most people and am only certain of the first part, of which I have no idea how it relates to the second frown
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 08:36 PM

Maybe on the weekend I'll have time to take a look and see what all the fuss is about. laugh
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:54 PM

I think I have the first part solved. However, it makes such little sense...
Posted by: Juggernaut314

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 10 2012 07:18 AM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Ooh, excellent, well done! So it's not only Terry who has a weird and evil mind then. wink


I plead the fifth
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 10 2012 09:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Juggernaut314
Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Ooh, excellent, well done! So it's not only Terry who has a weird and evil mind then. wink


I plead the fifth


Would that be Beethoven's
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 11 2012 06:56 PM

Okay-- I completely get the first half but I'm stumped on part two. I'm probably missing something blatantly obvious, of course.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 11 2012 07:25 PM

You and me both, Kyle. I even downloaded one of those alphabetic codebreaker applications which should have cracked it wide open. It didn't, which no doubt serves me right for trying to be clever. smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 11 2012 08:21 PM

I think the puzzle is more clever than both of us. One of my long-winded attempts at decoding the thing has given me either a cleverly-placed, but snarky comment in the wrong place, or a gentle nudge in the right direction with no real clues.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 11 2012 08:36 PM

Whereas I just got a compliment out of it and a load more gobbledygook, lol. Terry, you are evil!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 11 2012 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Whereas I just got a compliment out of it and a load more gobbledygook, lol. Terry, you are evil!


You're about where I am.

But I am also going back to doing actual work. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 11 2012 08:52 PM

smile
Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 10:12 AM

Terry that was definately evil - but also very clever!

That is 24 hours of my life that I don't want to relive - my head hurts and my family aren't talking to me anymore LOL
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 11:08 AM

lol! congrats you three for getting it.

It's not TOO difficult if you are already somewhat familiar with ciphers and codes, but I can imagine that if this stuff is all new to you then you've got a bit of research to do to be able to even approach the topic.

Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 11:35 AM

I definately had to do some research.

Part One was okay - I am familiar with those - but after getting nowhere with part two I eventualy decided I'd better spend some time doing some research before I even looked at it again.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 12:03 PM

I am missing one vital clue somewhere - I did recognize the name of one cipher and there's a possible second one (even though that's far fetched), but there is no clue to the key and even an automated dictionary attack completely failed.

There should really be a way to earn some hints on this one, say one hint for every 15,000 points of Brain Teasers played.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 12:14 PM

Wes, how about two hints for everyone who gets to Immortal in Hardcore? wink

According to Marvin the first ten million years are the worst, then I shall go into a bit of a decline.

(And yes, I tried Marvin as a keyword, lol.)
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 01:26 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who found the first part to be fairly straightforward, only to be totally bemused by the second. I have (I think) managed to rule out some options, and hava few general thoughts, but am so far still stumped. It doesn't seem to follow any of the code systems that I could think of.

But it's early days yet smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 01:50 PM

I thought I might know the cipher, but there is one bit that doesn't seem to fit. I'll have to try again when my brain is less frazzled.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 04:48 PM

Here's a clue for everyone: "You will needapassword"
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 05:09 PM

Well yes, lol.
Posted by: Ghosttowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 05:22 PM

Hmmm, interesting Terry. Now have solved both sections but still cantgetthepassword!
Posted by: Juggernaut314

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 06:39 PM

I'd actually argue that this can be solved without solving the first half. Had I not been so dead set on getting it the right way, it would've fallen to some educated brute force. Still an element of luck in there, but it's not like you'd have to start with a, then b, ..., aa, ab, ..., zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, ...

Also, the amount of effort/skill for this to *only* be a minibadge doesn't seem right. Maybe I'm biased, though. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 07:50 PM

Well it's not intended to be something that most people should aim for.... it's just a silly little side show, and thus a mini badge.

Besides, ultimately people will cheat and tell other people the answer. If it was a badge cheating would be worse.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 07:59 PM

A "silly little sideshow"? shocked I don't live far from Bletchley Park you know, round here code-breaking is a way of... going grey overnight, lol. They rebuilt Colossus a little while ago, now I know why. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 08:54 PM

Well we are a trivia site, not a codebreaking site. Although I love codebreaking myself smile I could create a 2nd one if people were interested.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
I could create a 2nd one if people were interested.



Please do.... smile
Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Ghosttowner
Hmmm, interesting Terry. Now have solved both sections but still cantgetthepassword!


If you have solved both sections correctly you must have the password.

I find it amazing that after all the effort to solve it yourself that people would tell other people the answer - that just boggles my mind.

My curious mind wants to know the rationale behind that LOL
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 10:31 PM

I think there's a definite difference between telling someone the answer and helping someone out with a hint or to let them know that they are on the right path smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 11:36 PM

A fellow member and I are trying to figure it out together am have nothing. Lol
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 12 2012 11:42 PM

Ihaven't had any real time to work on it. What really irks me is that I know I have seen at least the symbols for the first code before, but can't remember where. It could even be the same one! For the second, I am assuming that the first one will help me work out what seems the most likely sort of code from the messages I have seen here - it needs a keyword that should be obtainable from the first part, which I hope is a straight substitution cipher which can be broken with a bit of time. Unfortunately, time is in short supply just now laugh
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 12:12 AM

Looney, I also think the second half needs a keyword contained in the first half. Unfortunately, I think I have the first half solved, but alas, no keyword is contained. Lol
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 12:28 AM

I can't figure out if the capitals in the second half are significant.
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 02:41 AM

Originally Posted By: leith90
I can't figure out if the capitals in the second half are significant.


Agreed - that is just one of the things that I have noted down as "possibly important"!
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 03:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Well we are a trivia site, not a codebreaking site. Although I love codebreaking myself smile I could create a 2nd one if people were interested.


Absolutely! Bring them on. I'd never say no to more riddles either.

I have to have some badges I can go for since I can't compete for anything that needs a fast time.
Posted by: Ghosttowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 03:46 AM

Oops, obviously I have erred on what I really know about the second half! Big surprise. I think I have the right cipher but the "for sure" keyword was not too sure apparently. :-)
Posted by: KayceeKool

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:49 AM

Terry, your "silly little sideshow" has given me more hours of fun than I have had for ages and I don't even have the answer yet laugh
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 09:05 AM

Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
Ihaven't had any real time to work on it. What really irks me is that I know I have seen at least the symbols for the first code before, but can't remember where. It could even be the same one! For the second, I am assuming that the first one will help me work out what seems the most likely sort of code from the messages I have seen here - it needs a keyword that should be obtainable from the first part, which I hope is a straight substitution cipher which can be broken with a bit of time. Unfortunately, time is in short supply just now laugh


I've seen those symbols before as well and I can't remember where. mad
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 09:12 AM

So have I, Starlord, and like both of you, cannot remember where!
Posted by: demurechicky

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 09:15 AM

I have deffo got Part 1- am on the right track for Part 2...time to take another break afore I start banging my head on the desk lol I shall be seeing 'password incorrect' in my sleep! smile
Posted by: trev1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 11:16 AM

Cheers Terry, I enjoyed that,(I think :))
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 01:07 PM

I have definitely cracked the first half. The second half I have partly solved. Just not the important half. I am so stuck I have clue what to do now. :-(
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
I have definitely cracked the first half. The second half I have partly solved. Just not the important half. I am so stuck I have clue what to do now. :-(


I believe I'm in the exact same boat.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Originally Posted By: salami_swami
I have definitely cracked the first half. The second half I have partly solved. Just not the important half. I am so stuck I have clue what to do now. :-(


I believe I'm in the exact same boat.


Me too frown
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 04:08 PM

I am now adopting a position of feigned indifference regarding this puzzle, in the forlorn hope that the answer will at some point whack me across the back of the head.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 04:18 PM

I have gone so far as to download a learned discourse on the theory behind, and principles used in, the encryption and decryption processes of the methodology adopted for the second part of the puzzle.

Of course I can't be bothered to read it, and even if I could... You know that line from Jerry Maguire "You had me at hello"? - well, this lost me at "Firstly..."
Posted by: Muspratt

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 05:31 PM

I have the first part done and think I know what to do to solve the second. If only a word would just pop out at me to help me along !!!!!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 05:44 PM

Added a few clarifying tips and hints on the challenge page.
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 06:09 PM

Thanks for hints, as the floor in my house is covered with letters from the keyboard after headbutting it. Maybe thats a way to solve it laugh

like a few people here i was the same with the first part, knew i had seen it somewhere. However it was my daughter who found it for me (grounding her that) after many hours of me swearing at the moniter. That lead me to what i fought was the final cipher, which until this mini badge came along i had never heard of. Will admit frustrating as hell, but its been a good to think i think. Going for lie down now as i got the space bar in forehead
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:06 PM

The hints helped not. I am still stuck at the final stage... Absolutely no clue what to do. I'm officially giving up. frown
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:10 PM

Remember that you are looking for "The final password"
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:25 PM

I am pretty sure I know what I'm looking for - I just can't find it.
Posted by: turtle12

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:45 PM

Same for me. I got the first part but can't get any further. I have a feeling that this may end up with me banging my head against the wall as with The Riddle challenge. ugh!
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: surdoux
I am now adopting a position of feigned indifference regarding this puzzle, in the forlorn hope that the answer will at some point whack me across the back of the head.


That sounds like a plan. May I join you?
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 01:08 AM

It would have helped with the first part if you could cut and paste each individual line of code so you could paste it into a word document or the like and leave a line underneath for the decoded letters as it is I've had to use several pieces of paper to work on the code.
Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 05:07 AM

I think the problem with that might be that people could possibly paste it into programs that might solve it for them.

Although I admit to sacrificing quite a few trees while I was solving it LOL
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 11:10 AM

Oh! The first bit is dead simple. it took just a few minutes to solve once I'd written the code down. The second part isn't!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 01:55 PM

*facepalm*. Could it really have been that simple? Thanks for an awesome challenge terry. More please!!!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
*facepalm*. Could it really have been that simple? Thanks for an awesome challenge terry. More please!!!


That sounds like what I tell people about the other 'hunt' challenges. Yes, it's always simple for people who know it. wink
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 06:37 PM

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Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 07:59 PM

Please no specifics.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 11:06 PM

I'm not sure if this is getting too specific, but is this final password a word, a sentence, or a phrase?
Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 11:13 PM

That is part of what you need to work out Buddy.

Once you've figured the code out you will know smile
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 14 2012 11:58 PM

Of course, once I figure out the code, I will know. When I figured out the first part of the code, I knew whether it was a word, sentence, or phrase. smile

(Maybe I was hoping that, if it was a word, I could be able to just randomly guess the word--don't think that would help me though).


One more thing: How many ciphers are there (meaning "in the world", how many possible ciphers are there to choose from)?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 12:07 AM

Quote:
One more thing: How many ciphers are there (meaning "in the world", how many possible ciphers are there to choose from)?


I'm starting to wonder the same thing considering the amount of options I've taken for part 3.
Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 02:06 AM

Don't know how many actually exist but there are quite a lot.

I actually went and researched codes and ciphers - I personaly wouldn't have been able to solve it without doing this.

I would suggest that anyone else who is not familiar with them do the same (and that's not 'giving anything away' - Terry has also mentioned this earlier in the thread)
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 10:18 AM

I went into Liverpool today with my daughter and grandchildren, and we went into a cheap bookshop. My granddaughter came out with her purchase, which turned out to be a book of codes and ciphers! I hadn't mentioned this puzzle to her at all, but I have now! We've verified the bit I'd already solved, and I've left her to study the rest (aided by my mathematician daughter). Maybe a ten year old will succeed where I've failed! I just thought this was worth sharing - it amused me.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 03:41 PM

I tried (and still am) researching ciphers. The problem I keep running into is not knowing if I covered all possible ciphers. I think I know what one of the two chipers are--for the second part of the cipher--I just can't think of what the other cipher is, even with help from the Internet.

Since this question deals with ciphers in general, I think it's an okay question to answer. If you use two ciphers on the same word, phrase, sentence, or whatever, does it matter the order you apply the two ciphers?
Posted by: Juggernaut314

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 03:56 PM

Depends on the ciphers. In some cases it really makes no difference.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 06:15 PM

Some, however, are not commutative, so order does matter.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 09:27 PM

Juggernaut314 said in some cases, it makes no difference--which means in some they do and some they don't. looney_tunes, you said, for some order does matter, which was exactly what Juggernaut314 was implying (since some don't make a difference that must mean some do make a difference). Is that suppose to be your way of saying that the order of the two ciphers do matter?
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Feb 15 2012 10:40 PM

I haven't even had a good look at this one - I am simply saying that order can matter with ciphers. For instance, a two-stage encryption might be (1) move forwards two letters in the alphabet, (2) use the letter whose numerical value is double the current one, using a modular number cycle; this will give very different results if the steps are reversed.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 16 2012 05:58 AM

Maybe I should send this to the army to solve. Makes absolutely no sense to me. I can't even solve cryptic crosswords.

This is cruel and unusual punishment!
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 16 2012 12:37 PM

Creedy, you don't have to try and figure out this code. I resigned almost instantaneously, and I'll have a peek at it in some months or so.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 16 2012 12:51 PM

I worked out the first code relatively easily. I can work out what the second half refers to but not the first half so I can't apply it! I give up for the moment, and hope it hits me square in the face months down the line when I want another peek. smile Same with the riddle!
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 16 2012 02:55 PM

Originally Posted By: reeshy
I worked out the first code relatively easily. I can work out what the second half refers to but not the first half so I can't apply it! I give up for the moment, and hope it hits me square in the face months down the line when I want another peek. smile Same with the riddle!


I was thinking of sending it to GCHQ! grin
Posted by: demurechicky

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 16 2012 04:30 PM

Yay! I cracked it! Now that took some doing! I shall be able to sleep tonight now smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 20 2012 09:30 AM

Congrats, Demurechicky.

It's a toughy for sure. wink
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 20 2012 09:56 PM

Where do we research codes on the web? Is there a good link for that? Please. I found one that deals with ordinary codes, but not with that digital one.

I go in every day and stare at the puzzle, hoping for revelation - but it just stares back at me unforgivingly.
Posted by: kevro03

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 21 2012 12:21 AM

Have not looked at it yet. Generally, the best ciphers are the least complicated.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 21 2012 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Creedy
Where do we research codes on the web? Is there a good link for that? Please. I found one that deals with ordinary codes, but not with that digital one.

I go in every day and stare at the puzzle, hoping for revelation - but it just stares back at me unforgivingly.


First, cipher is the term you are looking for. Ciphers can be solved through a system, codes can mean anything. Subtle difference. :P

I recognised the cipher in the first half (although I'm sure I would have found it through researching). It didn't exactly give me the next cipher, but I have worked out the next cipher, through the use of Wikipedia.

If I were you I'd just research famous ciphers in general, and the best link I can give you is below (although I'm sure you've used it before).

http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 21 2012 01:28 PM

I didn't recognize the cipher in the first half, but found it easily by Googling a description of it if you will. You just have to have a look around on the net. I know one of the ciphers from part 2 just by reading online about ciphers in general, but have yet to crack the rest.
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Feb 21 2012 04:32 PM

I solved the first half with just pen and paper, no research needed.

The second half though- I've read about every cipher I can find and have tried a combination of things, but just caan't get anywhere. This is truly evil.

Mind you- IF I ever get this thing figured out, I'll be looking around for the next one. A bit like the treasure really. Once the excitement of winning it wears off, you feel lost.
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 23 2012 11:52 PM

Next one, Leith? No, nooooo!
Posted by: ff7gal

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 24 2012 10:58 PM

I figured out the first part rather quickly, and I THINK I know what the clue hints at for the second part... just can't get it to work correctly.

Grr...
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 08:15 PM

Well starting tomorrow I'll be looking to add a few new challenges. Any votes for what to add first? smile
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 08:24 PM

I'll go with World Monthly, Pot of Gold Monthly, Daily Monthly, and something for FMI, (perhaps making it a team game or having a cumulative badge) please.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 08:48 PM

I'd like to see some more that involve locating and playing quizzes, such as tracing in the footsteps of the Amazing Trivia Race, and maybe a Lizards badge to go with the Cats mini and Dogs full badges.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 09:00 PM

I'd also be happy to see a monthly badge for Daily, World, and Pot of Gold. Otherwise, I'm happy with anything. laugh
Posted by: CliftonClowers

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 10:21 PM

A cumulative points badge for fantasy knockout.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 10:58 PM

I'm sure you'll come up with something that will surpass our hopes and dreams!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: CliftonClowers
A cumulative points badge for fantasy knockout.


This!
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 11:11 PM

There need to be more mini-challenges for the Level 150 Challenge Mastery challenge!

I'd like to see:

- A badgelet for submitting a word via word wizard that you've won the Crystal Ball with.
- A badgelet for having every possible game checked off at a particular time. (maybe not include the Gold Member games).
- A badge for finishing all the scavenger hunts.
- A badge or badgelet that somehow encourages people to play and rate the New Questions Game.

I'd also like to see the number of challenges updated from 198 to the correct number on the main screen, and a way to see how many knockout wins you have.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 12 2012 11:46 PM

Originally Posted By: eyhung

- A badge or badgelet that somehow encourages people to play and rate the New Questions Game.


I was thinking the same thing tonight...how about a badge for cumulative points, perhaps say, oh, if someone (maybe even me shocked ) has reached 203940 points for instance. That would be all right. smilee
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 12:41 AM

I forgot, I'd also like to see a badge that rewards multiple wins in the Champion Division of the Expert Game. Say, 20-50 wins, against at least 15 opponents. It really doesn't feel like winning the Expert Game is very meaningful unless it's against the very best.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 03:01 AM

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 cumulative award.

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 quiz

Hero of Heroes: Make it onto your team's hero roster in 100 different categories.

Should be enough for a week or two of coding smile
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 04:45 AM

How about a version of the GC 'Zero' Impossible badge and keep it a badgelet (because it's just a GM available item) for getting blanked in the KO Fantasy? Use a blank token indicator, no graphic/no image just a blank token. The pointer roll-over could explain what its for.
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:35 AM

Couple of extra point precisions.

Odd get a score 13579 and Even 2468

Think there was a higher Iron Brain badge talked about at one point.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:38 AM

I love the triathlon. And I really love FMI.
How about having a pentathlon by adding FMI and Obscure to the existing three?
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 11:22 AM

I support Wesley's idea for the people authoring at least five quizzes in a particular category.
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 12:05 PM

Wes --

Not sure why a 1650 Expert Rating is better than many multiple wins in the Champion division. Right now, a 1650 can be compiled by only playing in the hours where you are a super-expert in the category, not just an "expert". You may not beat guys like bigdog but you'll beat enough "experts" on a regular basis to inflate your rating. The badge should award expertise in a variety of topics, not just one or two.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 12:22 PM

I mostly proposed the rating-based approach because it's different than "collect a large number of wins" and a different skill set than the one we are already checking with the "Jack of" badges. The people who win the 20 Champs badge would just be the same as those who already got the Jack of Many Trades early when there was no Champs division. Playing for a rating (possibly with some additional requirements to ensure you don't always cherry-pick your categories, say, by needing to have the 1650 with at least 100 games played) is a different thing - it means you are above average in many fields.
Posted by: Midget40

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 01:00 PM

I would like to see some more scavenger hunts and endurance games for us non speed freaks.

Not just mini ones either but ones that will take ages to finish that you have to work towared not just sit and play and get it within a day or two.

I would still like to see a badge for people who play every single set of the GC for the entire game. I know people have said it's too hard but thats the point and its more attainable for most people than winning Immortal or HC and its doable for anyone that chooses to put the effort in.

I'd also like to see some of our badges we have now have another goal to strive for once we reach the highest : another quiz authoring badge above 100 quizzes - maybe 200? and another knockout level? Maybe something else to do with brains as they count for nothing after a while.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Midget40
I would like to see some more scavenger hunts and endurance games for us non speed freaks.

Not just mini ones either but ones that will take ages to finish that you have to work towared not just sit and play and get it within a day or two.


Hear, hear!

Originally Posted By: Midget40
I would still like to see a badge for people who play every single set of the GC for the entire game. I know people have said it's too hard but thats the point and its more attainable for most people than winning Immortal or HC and its doable for anyone that chooses to put the effort in.

I'd also like to see some of our badges we have now have another goal to strive for once we reach the highest : another quiz authoring badge above 100 quizzes - maybe 200? and another knockout level? Maybe something else to do with brains as they count for nothing after a while.


Interesting idea about GC, it sounds good.

If we do have a badge for authoring over 100 quizzes, I'd go for something a lot larger, almost like a mega badge - 500 maybe.

Knockout... maybe a badge for 5/10 wins or something. I think 200 KO points is enough.

Brains, again, possibly a mega badge - 15,000?
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 01:41 PM

A badge for people who get to Immortal in Hardcore, backdated please. Wesley can have stripes on his. wink

And a badge for the overall winner of the World Game on any given day. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:15 PM

Added mini-scavenge "Lizards"
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:16 PM

"A badge for people who get to Immortal in Hardcore, backdated please. Wesley can have stripes on his. "

Who has earned this?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:17 PM

*raises hand*

P.S. Awesome on the Lizard badgelet. I always love to see the Lounge get more hunts. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:18 PM

"A cumulative points badge for fantasy knockout."

Yep, this is needed. How's 3000 points sound?

And what do we want to call this one?

Knockout....
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
"A badge for people who get to Immortal in Hardcore, backdated please. Wesley can have stripes on his. "

Who has earned this?


In GC 16, Wesley has kept track, but he noted that those who were in the following positions were Hardcores who had also made it to Immortal: Hardcore Immortals: 6 (in 1st, 4th, 13th, 14th, 18th and 34th overall)

The GC 16 results are not on the stats page yet, which is why I can't give you the names.

------------------

GC 15: Slava1616, lones78, magijoh1 (for the second time), rossian (for the second time), and kyleisalive all made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC 14: Jules44, mcdubb (for the second time), magijoh1, DomiNeyTor, deaconnblues63, and rossian all made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC 13: WesleyCrusher and mcdubb made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC 12: Goobas made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC 11: Louise17 and kthnos made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC 10: hammerdjh made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC 9: whee made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.

GC?? (ended on July 15, 2007): Incognito101, Triviaballer and WorldB made it to Immortal while playing Hardcore.


Sue




Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:43 PM

How about a badgelet for winning a Knockout round as a Fantasy pick?

The Fantasy 'MVP' Badgelet, in other words.
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
"A cumulative points badge for fantasy knockout."

Yep, this is needed. How's 3000 points sound?

And what do we want to call this one?

Knockout....


How about Sparked Out, just a different term for knockout
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 03:26 PM

3,000 points for Fantasy sounds good.

500 quizzes? That's an awful lot, more than I could ever get, I think. It may not be a big deal for someone who has done 350 but for a lot of us it becomes a life goal. And some of us don't necessarily have a lot of years left either so some intermediate goals would be appreciated. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 05:22 PM

added badge "Armchair Champ" -- 3000 pts cumulative in fantasy knockout.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 05:43 PM

Added badge "Crossworder": Awarded to a player who completes 250 crossword puzzles in hard mode or 750 crosswords in any mode.
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:03 PM

May I humbly suggest that...I think we need some more interesting challenges for regular members. Half of the challenges (roughly) are for gold members. Could you, like, give us some more challenges that don't include scoring super high in games or getting a cumulative something?
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: leith90
I solved the first half with just pen and paper, no research needed.

The second half though- I've read about every cipher I can find and have tried a combination of things, but just caan't get anywhere. This is truly evil.

Mind you- IF I ever get this thing figured out, I'll be looking around for the next one. A bit like the treasure really. Once the excitement of winning it wears off, you feel lost.


This.^
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Mariamir
May I humbly suggest that...I think we need some more interesting challenges for regular members. Half of the challenges (roughly) are for gold members. Could you, like, give us some more challenges that don't include scoring super high in games or getting a cumulative something?


Sure, what would you suggest?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:32 PM

Could I recommend a badge(let) for the authors who've participated in the Commissions in the Lounge? We're up to our twenty-first commission and more are planned to occur (about one every month and a half/two months). It might encourage more authors to jump outside their comfort zones and new authors to join in. smile

I could hand it out like the race badgelet fairly easily, as they release.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:39 PM

Added 24 hours of science, open to non-GMs.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 06:41 PM

In GC16, the HC immortals were
WesleyCrusher (repeat), Slava1616 (repeat), flopsymopsy, strnog1, ghosttowner and bubblesfun

I'll deal with the challenge texts tomorrow, it's already 2:45 am here and I prefer to spell them right.

Terry: Is there a reason that 24 hrs of Science is only 2400 points while all others are 3000?

(Also, while I have your attention - the little code snippet I asked for behind the scenes would be needed by Sunday so we can launch the sprint on the announced date. Thanks smile )
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Originally Posted By: Mariamir
May I humbly suggest that...I think we need some more interesting challenges for regular members. Half of the challenges (roughly) are for gold members. Could you, like, give us some more challenges that don't include scoring super high in games or getting a cumulative something?


Sure, what would you suggest?


Maybe a scavenger based on EC quizzes? Play three EC'd quizzes in each category?

Also possibly a small version of the teamplay millionaire: Using the personal best daily "top 200" scores for each non-GM game, achieve 700 points or more (that's a 100 average). It's challenging for the average player but probably not too hard to get. The pros will likely make it in one day, others just accumulate a good score here and a good score there until the total makes it over the line.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 07:10 PM

Quote:
Maybe a scavenger based on EC quizzes? Play three EC'd quizzes in each category?


Wouldn't that be a Gold Member one? I thought the scavenger ones were all GM because the system won't track plays otherwise.
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 07:14 PM

Buzzy Bee Hunt isn't GM. Yeah, that sounds great, Wes.
Maybe something like play tough/ impossible ranked quizzes and score 70% or above.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 13 2012 11:09 PM

I lowered science to 2400 because it has fewer quizzes/choice and tends to be more specialized. Want to make it accessible to people who aren't big into string theory wink
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 12:24 AM

Then there's all us nerds who had already played almost all of the quizzes in the category, and really had to look around to find some unplayed quizzes to play for this.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 12:31 AM

Not to mention those who love the medical/biology type questions but who find string theory ties them up in knots wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 03:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry
I lowered science to 2400 because it has fewer quizzes/choice and tends to be more specialized. Want to make it accessible to people who aren't big into string theory wink


Okay, just making sure it wasn't a typo.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:06 AM

Are you including Newest Mixed Quizzes in this Wes?

The reason I ask is that it is just so easy to go back and start again in these quizzes. I don't know why people do it but they do, and won't that get them the scores needed?
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:07 AM

I've mentioned this before, but I would like to see a badge(let) for the top all rounder in each set of GC - one for normal and one for HC. I think this would reward the best players and would be hard to obtain.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:09 AM

Oh, by the way, thanks for the Lizards and Science category additions Terry! They were hard, but I got there ......... eventually smile
Posted by: fredsixties

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:31 AM

Are we receiving back points for the Fanasy KO minigame, or is everyone starting from zero. Also where would the cumulative points be posted?
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:39 AM

If you click on Fantasy KO in the headings on your team page, it shows cumulative points.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 04:55 AM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive

Wouldn't that be a Gold Member one? I thought the scavenger ones were all GM because the system won't track plays otherwise.


Actually, there are a few non-GM scavengers (Quizversity, Amethyst and Topaz, Buzzy Bee). Their quizzes can be played and tracked even by non-GMs so a non-GM can get slightly above 100 scored quizzes by playing these.

It would thus be possible - the only question is whether the availability of those extra tracked quizzes would cause a decrease in GM subscriptions, but I wouldn't fear so. There are only 300 EC quizzes out of 110,000 (unless the list is cut off, but even then there are not many more since it goes back to 2004), so even allowing an extra 60 scored games out of this very limited number shouldn't prove too much of an issue - in fact, it may be more motivating for some free members to stay and go gold since many new members reach the free ceiling after only one or two days of play and then are hit with the need to subscribe before they're really ready for it. If we can extend that wall by a few days, it might actually help. (Only Terry would know for sure however)

Originally Posted By: bubbatom1
Are you including Newest Mixed Quizzes in this Wes?


Definitely not. The mixed quizzes are totally separate from regular ones. My goal was to encourage more early play so that more new quizzes in less favored categories have a chance to get their 20 ratings.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 08:13 AM

Is now a good time to add the 25000 Monster and the Brains points badges?
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 08:50 AM

"Then there's all us nerds who had already played almost all of the quizzes in the category, and really had to look around to find some unplayed quizzes to play for this."

They actually don't need to be unplayed. This is how we can let non-GMs do this badge... we base it on "recent scoreboard" data, which includes 2nd/3rd plays (a few weeks apart) for all players. FYI smile

So as long as you haven't played a quiz in a few weeks, your play will count for 24 hours badges.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 09:55 AM

Added a new badge. This one is interesting smile

It was inspired by those movies where you've got people who need to turn keys at exactly the same time to launch a missile.

Three Keys:

Awarded to a set of 3 players who meet the following requirements:

1. Each of their total scores for a day are at least 5000 points.
2. All three total daily scores are equal.
3. No more than three people score that exact number of points.
4. None of the three people have this badge yet.

i.e. if Wes, me, and Loony score 5234 points, and we're the only ones to do it, we each get the badge.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 10:54 AM

I like it!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:10 AM

How naaasty. Point precision for experts!
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:15 AM

I just had a total WarGames flashback. What a great, but potentially frustrating, badge!
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:20 AM

I don't. It would be very hard to synchronise for people in different time zones, and therefore I think it favours those in larger teams who have more people readily available to organise this with. I also think it's extremely harsh to take away the earning potential if someone else equals that score; that effectively means that all the three players have to stay active until the end of the FT day just in case someone else is close to their score, and they need a final adjustment.

It's a also a new concept; your badges are not just dependent on you, but also on other people working with you. Many players may not wish or be able to find someone to take part with.

I know the standard response will be that if I don't like it, then I don't have to go for it; I'm used to hearing that from some players. However, if it's acceptable for Kyle to post that he likes it, then I think it's equally acceptable for me to post that I don't.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:27 AM

I think this one is a great little piece of variety - it asks players to do something they would not normally do: work together and coordinate efforts. You don't necessarily need to stay up until just before FunTrivia midnight as it's not that hard to go for 5,000 points. In fact, you can just agree with three people that all will independently go for a specific random number. If anyone accidentally passes it, adjust or just go at it again the next day. If someone duplicates you, well, try again next day. I would say that any dedicated trio can nail this within five attempts (note that you don't even need to have those players in your FT team. Any three can make it.)
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:27 AM

I don't see it as a team combined effort. It doesn't need to be a pal who has your same score. I think it is going to be more luck of the draw rather than a planned attack.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:38 AM

It's probably not for everyone, but then again, neither is "hardcore" and about 20 other badges. I for one would never have the slightest interest in trying for ANY of the monthly badges.

It most certainly will be easier if you purposefully work together with others to achieve. They don't need to be on your team. You are able to mail any player online, group up on chat boards / forums, etc.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:45 AM

It's definitely not a random thing - it's Point Precision III with a social component. You may get unlucky with someone else hitting your number, but even between just 5000 and 7000, there were only 130 scores yesterday (some of which were surely duplicates), so unless someone maliciously interferes and knows your number, any group of three correctly making the score will thus have a 93% chance at the badge without even considering what anyone else does.

If you go above 7000, your chances increase exponentially smile
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added a new badge. This one is interesting smile

It was inspired by those movies where you've got people who need to turn keys at exactly the same time to launch a missile.

Three Keys:

Awarded to a set of 3 players who meet the following requirements:

1. Each of their total scores for a day are at least 5000 points.
2. All three total daily scores are equal.
3. No more than three people score that exact number of points.
4. None of the three people have this badge yet.

i.e. if Wes, me, and Loony score 5234 points, and we're the only ones to do it, we each get the badge.



"Interesting". That's not exactly what I would call it. I just hope I get it by accident and never have to worry about it again. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 12:47 PM

It actually doesn't particularly need much planning. You could look at the scoreboard, realize that a few people near you could catch you up, and then you have to try to talk them into scoring 30 points to reach your score.

Of course, they may have other plans for the day like playing team games, which could mean you're out of luck... but, you certainly can just score 5000 points and then "just try to work it out" then through mails smile
Posted by: WorldB

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 03:04 PM

Still hoping for an "expert" version badge for Triathlon for which I've posted several suggestions in the past.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
"Then there's all us nerds who had already played almost all of the quizzes in the category, and really had to look around to find some unplayed quizzes to play for this."

They actually don't need to be unplayed. This is how we can let non-GMs do this badge... we base it on "recent scoreboard" data, which includes 2nd/3rd plays (a few weeks apart) for all players. FYI smile

So as long as you haven't played a quiz in a few weeks, your play will count for 24 hours badges.


Oh, how I wish I had known that yesterday! There are some really nice quizzes I would have enjoyed visiting again. cry
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 05:52 PM

Originally Posted By: bubblesfun
I just had a total WarGames flashback. What a great, but potentially frustrating, badge!


What I don't get is if John Spencer's character gets shot in that scene, how are they to get both keys turned? His partner clearly didn't think that through! lol
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 08:17 PM

I have to ask, is anything new going to be done for FMI? We've been patient, and FMI seems to be the neglected child of FT. We could use a little love here.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 14 2012 11:54 PM

Uh oh-- I think the person who won the Three Keys badge was only meant to win the 12345 badgelet-- the rest of us who went for Three Keys haven't been rewarded thus far.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 12:26 AM

Hmmmm will check the code...
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 12:31 AM

Got it! Thanks Terry! smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 12:31 AM

Fixed. Congrats to the first 6 winners smile

PDAZ
eburge
kyleisalive

eyhung
TriviaFan22
WesleyCrusher
Posted by: naerulinnupesa

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 01:12 AM

How about a nice little badgelet for the runners-up in the Chrystal Ball? It could be called (as Maxwell Smart would say) Missed It By That Much...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Fixed. Congrats to the first 6 winners smile

PDAZ
eburge
kyleisalive

eyhung
TriviaFan22
WesleyCrusher


...and I know from both Kyle's group and my own that this was a completely planned for and coordinated attempt - this should hopefully prove that this one isn't random but that you can very successfully play for it.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:31 AM

I thought you had to be in the same team to win this badge?Eyhung is not in the same team as Wes and TriviaFan.

I did notice that they all won the 6789 mini badge, so perhaps there is a problem with the formula.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:41 AM

Bubba, the 6789 was part of the plan. It was eyhung and me strategizing but we couldn't find a third player. Then we saw TriviaFan comfortably resting on 6789 and were quite sure he didn't want to go for any more points that day, so we messaged him and he was quick to join, killing two birds with one stone. (eyhung and I already had the 6789 badgelet anyway)

And no, you don't need to be on the same FT team. It would be way too difficult on the smaller teams which might have only six or eight active members.

Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 02:48 AM

Oh, okay, thanks for that Wes. I thought you did have to be on the same team.

Congratulations on your wins!
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 04:22 AM

Three Keys might be easier to organise with two of your team mates, but you could also create a special chat on the forums to coordinate (as most competitors did in the FT Race and most pairs can use in the FT Sprint).
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 04:54 AM

Seen the 6789 idea as it was happening and thought "like your thinking there" but since i was over that went for the next one 12345 and joined someone who had that same score. Alas for me lol as badge tarts are like buses never one when you need one cry

Still a great idea and ideal for good team work if your on team. Confident i will nab this badge so thumbs up from me for what its worth smilee for this idea
Posted by: tazman6619

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Apr 15 2012 11:41 AM

Has a monthly badge for the Word Wizard mini-game ever been considered for the Top Ten finishers each month? I would think that would be a badge worthy of pursuing.
Posted by: Daddy19

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 02:41 AM

It occurs to me that for most badges/badglets, it's possible to know whether you've achieved the requirements for the challenge, however with regards to the three keys challenge this is less clear and may result in lots of posts into the forum saying "We've met the criteria, why haven't we got the badge". Particularly if another player from another team manages to coincidentally score the same as your team.

In the challenge page, assuming the information is stored, it may be worth adding something along the lines of... "The scores qualifying for the badge yesterday were xxxx, xxxx, xxxx and xxxx. If you did not achieve one of these scores it is likely that one of the other criteria for the badge was not met. Good luck next time!"
Posted by: Dagny1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 05:54 AM

The latest winners are listed and you can check their scores either on their profile or on the final scores for the previous day at http://www.funtrivia.com/yesterday.cfm
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:37 AM

Our success at Three Keys was definitely planned. It was a nervous final couple of hours hoping that no-one else would finish on our score! I did actually e-mail someone who was temporarily on our score (6928) asking them to kindly keep scoring (pretty please) - fortunately they did so!
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:44 AM

Well done, Mike (and your two cohorts). It is a bit amusing that they both got one more brain than you, but I think you would be willing to overlook that trifle. smile
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:59 AM

At last have a set of keys i can't lose down the back of the couch grin. Did pm the other two players i joined on there score in case it was a team run since they was on the same team, as i would have moved on if that was the case. The evilside of this is fighting the urge to carry on playing after spending a few hours monitering the scores. Maybe in the future they could be a team based one set around getting the same score over a few days, my partner would be happy as it mean me not on here but i'd be bouncing of the walls.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 08:13 AM

Yes ozzz2002, I'm absolutely livid about that! Not really... I was the third member of the trio to get the score so it's only fair that I be the one to miss out on one brain. Like zonko, I had to resist the temptation to keep playing. * Word of advice to prospective key collectors - obviously make sure you've completed all essential tasks for the day (e.g. GC, Pot of Gold, Daily Quiz New Question Game - had to put that in there!!) before deciding on the target score for your trio. And watch out for those hourly point bonuses, so try to get finalised with probably 2-3 hours left in the day to allow for any late adjustments required.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 12:20 PM

And there is of course the obvious remark: a day is according to FunTrivia Standard Time. Some trios will have to synchronise different time zones.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 12:47 PM

Reads posts with smug satisfaction, having gained keys at first attempt.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 01:39 PM

Originally Posted By: surdoux
Reads posts with smug satisfaction, having gained keys at first attempt.


Same here. smile

To be quite honest, it wasn't too hard. I might have got lucky because I found 2 people with the same score just waiting and hoping that someone would match theirs so they could get the badge. If you can find people going for the badge, then the challenge is exactly the same as point precision with a different number.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 01:42 PM

HELP WANTED:Looking for two others to colaborate on may 1, 2012 (5112) to gather 5112 points to earn this new badge thingie. Would that make it a key date in History?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 02:48 PM

Mehaul - it might not be a good idea to post your target so openly. Someone not in your triad might take some inspiration smile
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Originally Posted By: surdoux
Reads posts with smug satisfaction, having gained keys at first attempt.


Same here. smile

To be quite honest, it wasn't too hard. I might have got lucky because I found 2 people with the same score just waiting and hoping that someone would match theirs so they could get the badge. If you can find people going for the badge, then the challenge is exactly the same as point precision with a different number.


You didn't get lucky. We weren't just waiting and hoping that someone would match our score. It was prearranged with another member of our team that the three of us would go for a particular score. Two of us had got there; before the third arrived, you came along and stopped on the same score. Unfortunately, by that time, we had stopped playing for the day. Our third member opted to carry on scoring, rather than deprive two of us of the badge. I believe you were sent a message about this. Of course it's not too hard if you want to do it that way.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 03:16 PM

People must hate me then. For the past two days I've had the same score as someone else, and a third person (not even the same one) has gone past the target. So the two of us were left sitting there and no one else joined us. Not that I'm bitter. wink
Posted by: DomiNeyTor

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 04:10 PM

Since I'm typically not awake around FT 11:50 PM when the scores lock, I just plan to stop at the same total as someone else who seems to be done for the day (and doesn't have the 3 keys yet), then hope a third person stops there. I'll just keep doing that until I win it.

This will probably take a long time since only a tiny handful of players read this forum and NO announcement about this badge has been made anywhere like the News section or the category boards.
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 05:00 PM

I do believe Three Keys is not a Diamond Dome challenge; all the other Diamond Domes I've completed felt much harder. It's just Point Precision with a social component.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 05:36 PM

I was not quite sure where to put it, but it looked harder to me than Point Precision 2, so I set it one higher than that one.

If we continue to get a lot of winners in the next days, not just the most dedicated ten groups, I will send the entire series down by one grade each. (When Point Precision was initially created, it was much harder to hit due to the Class point bonuses and the lack of a reliable "10 points per question" source.)
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:31 PM

Hi Wes,
I'm definitely in agreement with eyhung regarding the difficulty of this cf other Diamond Dome challenges. Three Keys was much easier.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 16 2012 10:19 PM

So it IS 11:50 FT time when daily point oounter resets to zero?
Posted by: Lottie1001

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 02:03 AM

I've no idea how difficult it is to get the badge if you're trying to, but it's a very nice surprise to find it when you weren't expecting it! :-)
Posted by: george48

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 03:49 AM

I saw two of my team mates who more often then not, finish in the same general area pointwise most days,so i started a flurry of notes with them trying to coordinate our efforts, but alas time ran out, so close... after all, Scarlett said, tommorrow's another day.
I think it will be more sweet to win the Badge with your team.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 04:12 AM

Based on the feedback (and due to the fact that they have become easier to solve since the original came out), I have shifted both Point Precisions and the Three Keys down by one gem grade. The original Precision is now Emerald, More Precision Sapphire and Three Keys a Ruby.

Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 04:41 AM

Does that mean you're taking the Three Keys winners for a Ruby?
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 04:55 AM

I'll put a toilet roll in the fridge just in case.
Posted by: Dagny1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:12 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Based on the feedback (and due to the fact that they have become easier to solve since the original came out), I have shifted both Point Precisions and the Three Keys down by one gem grade. The original Precision is now Emerald, More Precision Sapphire and Three Keys a Ruby.




Good idea. I didn't want to post yesterday because of the 'jinx' factor, but won it with two teammates. We all agree that the hardest part was not playing for several hours once we were on our number. I'm so used to rushing to the computer for a few quick games that for about eight hours, I was almost afraid to click anywhere in Fun Trivia for fear my mouse would automatically start playing something. crazy
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 07:43 AM

This "looking for two people and trying to match their score" is interesting. I just checked yesterday's scores, and my 5141 (reached totally by chance) put me 30 points behind 2 on 5171, which would have been easily reachable by me if I'd thought of it.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 07:58 AM

"I was almost afraid to click anywhere in Fun Trivia for fear my mouse would automatically start playing something."

lol!
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: dippo
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Originally Posted By: surdoux
Reads posts with smug satisfaction, having gained keys at first attempt.


Same here. smile

To be quite honest, it wasn't too hard. I might have got lucky because I found 2 people with the same score just waiting and hoping that someone would match theirs so they could get the badge. If you can find people going for the badge, then the challenge is exactly the same as point precision with a different number.


You didn't get lucky. We weren't just waiting and hoping that someone would match our score. It was prearranged with another member of our team that the three of us would go for a particular score. Two of us had got there; before the third arrived, you came along and stopped on the same score. Unfortunately, by that time, we had stopped playing for the day. Our third member opted to carry on scoring, rather than deprive two of us of the badge. I believe you were sent a message about this. Of course it's not too hard if you want to do it that way.


I don't want to start an argument. I'm not going to talk about this after this post.

I received no message apart from one, from someone I assume was a teammate of yours, saying "congratulations, and well done for helping the other 2 out". If I had received a message saying "score some more points, please" I would have done so.

I'm sorry if I ruined someone else's chances of getting a badge.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 01:48 PM

You're quite right; there really is no point in any further discussion.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:17 PM

Ok, so here's the stupid question of the day...

Where can I find this list of people's scores for the day (so I can possibly find some names to contact to try this challenge with)? You'd think after so long here I'd know by now.... smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:21 PM

Added mini-badge "24 hours of World"
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:29 PM

Added mini-badge "Quiz Commission", which Kyle or Wesley will be able to give out to participants of author quiz commissions.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Lones78
Ok, so here's the stupid question of the day...

Where can I find this list of people's scores for the day (so I can possibly find some names to contact to try this challenge with)? You'd think after so long here I'd know by now.... smile


Click on Me/Sitewide/Today for today's current scores, and click on Me/Sitewise/Yesterday to see if you got lucky without knowing it. smile
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:36 PM

How about a badge for the completing all the quizzes from the Amazing Trivia Race?

It has been brought up before, but would be great if it came to fruition.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 06:53 PM

"It has been brought up before, but would be great if it came to fruition."

Yes, this is coming.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
Originally Posted By: Lones78
Ok, so here's the stupid question of the day...

Where can I find this list of people's scores for the day (so I can possibly find some names to contact to try this challenge with)? You'd think after so long here I'd know by now.... smile


Click on Me/Sitewide/Today for today's current scores, and click on Me/Sitewise/Yesterday to see if you got lucky without knowing it. smile



Thanks ozzzz smile
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 07:56 PM

Can someone update the number of challenges it has been 198 for ages. I didn't even know there were new challenges.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Lones78
Ok, so here's the stupid question of the day...

Where can I find this list of people's scores for the day (so I can possibly find some names to contact to try this challenge with)? You'd think after so long here I'd know by now.... smile


http://www.funtrivia.com/today.cfm

It's likely not accurate though. Verify by clicking on their name to get their profile page. That IS accurate. Good luck!
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: cubswin2323
Originally Posted By: Lones78
Ok, so here's the stupid question of the day...

Where can I find this list of people's scores for the day (so I can possibly find some names to contact to try this challenge with)? You'd think after so long here I'd know by now.... smile


http://www.funtrivia.com/today.cfm

It's likely not accurate though. Verify by clicking on their name to get their profile page. That IS accurate. Good luck!


thanks Cubs smile
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: cubswin2323
So it IS 11:50 FT time when daily point oounter resets to zero?


Yes, Alex! Quoting myself becuase I didn't get an answer.

Is 11:50 when FT resets the daily point counter?
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 17 2012 09:57 PM

Looks like 11:50pm local time to me.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 01:12 AM

11:50 FT time give or take one minute is when scores are being counted (to ensure Brains and all related processing are complete when the reset happens) - the reset itself is a few minutes closer to midnight.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 05:13 AM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Originally Posted By: dippo
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Originally Posted By: surdoux
Reads posts with smug satisfaction, having gained keys at first attempt.


Same here. smile

To be quite honest, it wasn't too hard. I might have got lucky because I found 2 people with the same score just waiting and hoping that someone would match theirs so they could get the badge. If you can find people going for the badge, then the challenge is exactly the same as point precision with a different number.


You didn't get lucky. We weren't just waiting and hoping that someone would match our score. It was prearranged with another member of our team that the three of us would go for a particular score. Two of us had got there; before the third arrived, you came along and stopped on the same score. Unfortunately, by that time, we had stopped playing for the day. Our third member opted to carry on scoring, rather than deprive two of us of the badge. I believe you were sent a message about this. Of course it's not too hard if you want to do it that way.


I don't want to start an argument. I'm not going to talk about this after this post.

I received no message apart from one, from someone I assume was a teammate of yours, saying "congratulations, and well done for helping the other 2 out". If I had received a message saying "score some more points, please" I would have done so.

I'm sorry if I ruined someone else's chances of getting a badge.


You might not take this further AdamM7 but perhaps others should stick up for you! Nor should you be held responsible for the third team member not getting the badge, you weren't told that you were imposing, you were actually congratulated on helping others.

I, with two other people got the badge on the first go, but only two of us belonged to one team but we co-operated with Mike from another team. Thanks Mike! Although we might all live in the same hemisphere, we have time differences and jobs!

If you are going for for this badge then you need to get your act together, and not blame others, but maybe blame a lack of communication between yourselves.

Well done to the player who sent AdamM7 a note of support instead of the brick bats that have been sent to him by dippo.

Well done to AdamM7 for getting the badge smile
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 08:09 AM

Four or more people getting the same score is a potential hazard for this badge. Finding two players with the same score should be the cause of a PM to ask if they have another friend catching up and it probably will be now for people reading this thread. BUT - probably the vast majority of players don't read the forums, some probably aren't even aware of this badge and many don't check the brain page before they sign off for the day. My 'teamlet' got the badge yesterday; we matched our scores with two hours to go. Two of us are from the U.S. and one from Oz so we were in different stages of fatigue and weren't available to make a last-minute change to our scores if we suddenly discovered we had a fourth dance partner.

It would be very frustrating to have to start all over on another day but sometimes things happen for totally innocent reasons.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 08:29 AM

"Four or more people getting the same score is a potential hazard for this badge."

Yes it is. You need to keep this in mind as a possibility when you go for it.



"If you are going for for this badge then you need to get your act together, and not blame others, but maybe blame a lack of communication between yourselves."

Exactly. That's part of the challenge. If someone else scores the same amount and you don't like it.... well move to another number! Interference, either accidental, random-people-joining-you, or even intentional is a designed twist of this badge.

You didn't think we'd make it easy did you? smile
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 08:38 AM

I bet you pulled the wings off flies when you were a kid, eh, Terry? smile
Posted by: playmate1111

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 08:41 AM

Lol ozzz! He must have been a right little terror!
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 08:46 AM

My intrepid band of Brits went for it yesterday and I'm pretty sure the worst part was the long sleepless night of waiting to see if someone else got there by dumb luck!
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 18 2012 11:18 AM

You and I both had a sleepless night then, Flopsy. Not sure why, when there was nothing we could do about it!
Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 10:47 AM

24 hours of Religion?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 11:05 AM

Leo, let's take them slowly smile We just got two new ones, let's wait until the next set for more
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 11:18 AM

24 hours of religion... Hmmm, 1000 points? Haha

I like Wes's quiz writing badgelet ideas. Id like to second his motions.

And super excited for the amazing race badge...
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 12:05 PM

"And super excited for the amazing race badge..."

This one is pretty complicated. I didn't realize initially how many stages and things there were! I've thought of a good way to implement it though, so it's in the works.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 01:08 PM

If the 20 category author badgelets are on the agenda, how about this for images? (Individual details can be changed as I have a layered file, I did swap around things a bit for a better category fit and the background is a public domain NASA image, so no issue there)

http://www.krath.org/authorbadgelets.png

(Of course you'd want these to be the first 20 on the badgelet list just to make people go for the full set smile )
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 01:49 PM

Added mega badge: Legendary Author

200 quizzes
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 02:11 PM

Slight issue with this one - "Legendary" is the moniker used for level 125 specials, so this either needs to be moved to the 125 list or renamed ("Epic"?)
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 02:12 PM

Woohoo! I love badges for things I have already done. laugh
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 02:24 PM

Changed
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: bubbatom1

If you are going for for this badge then you need to get your act together, and not blame others, but maybe blame a lack of communication between yourselves.


Too funny. One American and two players from England for example. An 8 hour difference where I live. Kind of hard to communicate when two players are asleep.

Originally Posted By: bubbatom1
Well done to the player who sent AdamM7 a note of support instead of the brick bats that have been sent to him by dippo.


I happen to be in complete agreement with Dippo here. The odds of two people having the same score, while not scoring anymore, and not having a third player doing their thing, are pretty low. What should have happened was AdamM7 should have sent a note to Dippo or the other player and asked if they needed a third. Not just stroll on by and butt in.
Posted by: Tatisboy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 02:39 PM

I have a suggestion for a new badge. How about a Mastery Badge for a certain number of points scored in a particular category for those of us that like to take quizzes away from the games. I know that we have the "24 hours of...", but how about like a Masters of Television for those that score ?????? in the Television Category.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Leo, let's take them slowly smile We just got two new ones, let's wait until the next set for more


24 Hr of Sports, Geography and Music all came in together in Sept./10 so it's not like overkill.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 03:28 PM

Quote:
Added mega badge: Legendary Author

200 quizzes


Woo!

Quote:
Leo, let's take them slowly smile We just got two new ones, let's wait until the next set for more


Maybe since a lot of the remaining categories are a bit more niche we could combine some of them.
24 hrs. of Miscelleny in which you need to get 3000+3000 pts in two of three categories (Ent., TV, VG) or 2000+2000+2000 in all three.
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 03:39 PM

Hey, thanks for updating the front page to show "215" instead of "198". You may also want to update the Scavenger Hunt page to show the new 24-hour hunts.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 08:43 PM

I love getting new badges unexpectedly. And my first mega badge at that!!!

And I sure hope Wes's quiz badgelet series is implemented. I wonder how many I qualify for...
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 19 2012 11:14 PM

Need one more person to score 12719 points, if anyone is around that score.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 06:55 AM

Originally Posted By: AntonLaVey
Originally Posted By: bubbatom1

If you are going for for this badge then you need to get your act together, and not blame others, but maybe blame a lack of communication between yourselves.


Too funny. One American and two players from England for example. An 8 hour difference where I live. Kind of hard to communicate when two players are asleep.

Originally Posted By: bubbatom1
Well done to the player who sent AdamM7 a note of support instead of the brick bats that have been sent to him by dippo.


I happen to be in complete agreement with Dippo here. The odds of two people having the same score, while not scoring anymore, and not having a third player doing their thing, are pretty low. What should have happened was AdamM7 should have sent a note to Dippo or the other player and asked if they needed a third. Not just stroll on by and butt in.


Wow! And that whole 1 hour time difference between Dippo, Horadada and AdamM7 really made such a big time difference didn't it? Wonder which one of them was in bed!

One wonders why Dippo and Horadada didn't move off to try again another day, if they were so worried that their other team mate who was sleeping wouldn't get the badge?

What's that I hear? We want the badge? Get real Anton.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 07:47 AM

Enough.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 04:48 PM

What about a mini-badge for a super-hour? Players need to score some extremely high number of points from quizzes, games etc. If there's any traction in that idea, what would be a target number for such a badgelet? 3000 points? The 3000 is based on correctly answering all of a 10 question quiz every 3 minutes for that hour. Clearly that will be easy for some but possibly a challenge for many.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 06:39 PM

24 Hours of Video Games? wink
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: eburge
24 Hours of Video Games? wink


How about 24 hrs of Kyle and Ethan whistling in the wind? LOL.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Originally Posted By: eburge
24 Hours of Video Games? wink


How about 24 hrs of Kyle and Ethan whistling in the wind? LOL.


I think I've already done 24 hours of Kyle. grin I've certainly done plenty of his quizzes.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 20 2012 10:13 PM

Quote:
I think I've already done 24 hours of Kyle. grin I've certainly done plenty of his quizzes.


And it is always much appreciated. wink
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 11:35 AM

Quote:
Requirements:

A cute little frog. It is rumored that some participants of the Great Quiz Race can discover it.


Quote:
Requirements:

A cute little fish. It is rumored that some participants of the Great Quiz Race can discover it.



I understand that it's supposed to be vague, but are these mini-badges related to playing quizzes from The Amazing Trivia Race or for something else (like the Sprint)?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 11:51 AM

We can't tell yet! wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 12:45 PM

Whatever they are, like other pond-dwellers of the more avian nature :), these two badgelets are not meant to actively be tried for. Wait till they fall in your lap (or vice versa).
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 01:09 PM

Hmmm....
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 05:36 PM

So my idea of playing all the quizzes for the race is a no go? I found a fish quiz and a toad quiz, that ain't the answer.

Not actively try for? Avian pond-dweller badges? So it's like the lucky duck? Great. Just great. And only certain quiz racers might discover it?

I don't mind when the badges are super sadistic, but vague? I don't like vague. ;-)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 08:12 PM

All in good time! wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Apr 23 2012 08:31 PM

Will we ever get more information eventually, or only after accidentally winning them? Haha
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 04:25 PM

I don't get it, can only people who participated in writing the Race win those?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 04:55 PM

You read A while we wrote B smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 05:21 PM

Quote:
Will we ever get more information eventually, or only after accidentally winning them? Haha


You will know when the time comes. I hate to say things will only get more confusing and frantic, but knowing our badge-hunters, it's only inevitable.

I will say, however, that you can not get them yet. It will be obvious when you can. Consider their early appearance a sign of amazing and great things to come. You've never seen something quite like it.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 06:01 PM

Hmm, I am listening very closely to all these clues... I have a few ideas as to what to do. :-)
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
You've never seen something quite like it.


And yet that's only the beginning.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 06:15 PM

Quote:
I have a few ideas as to what to do.


There is very little you can do to get yourself closer. Not even I can get them quite yet-- and I'd have them if they were available. wink
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 06:18 PM

You two are just evil, you know that? tongue
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Apr 26 2012 07:05 PM

Guitar goddess, be glad I don't have the power to make my own badgelets. ;-). Bwahahahahahahaha.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 27 2012 12:08 AM

The Great Quiz Race should be ready in a week or two. Kyle and Wesley have put lots of work into it. It is inspired by the authoring race, but is its own thing.
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 27 2012 06:44 AM

Is there a glitch with the Crossworder badge? The Challenge page states that "Reward is automatically given out immediately upon completion", but looking at the list of winners, it seems that it is given out at specified times. I hit the 250 requirement yesterday and thought I would get the badge during the night, but it hasn't shown up yet.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 27 2012 08:23 AM

You're right -- it is awarded periodically by the system. The badge will come smile
Posted by: PDAZ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 27 2012 09:42 AM

And there it is -- thanks smilee
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 27 2012 05:33 PM

Terry those badges look mighty fine. I cant wait to start this quiz race!
Posted by: leith90

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 28 2012 01:33 AM

Now there's a password badglet as well! The plot thickens...
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 28 2012 06:26 AM

And a Level 50 Challenge badge, with a bit more information smile
Posted by: coachpauly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 28 2012 08:41 PM

Loving the intrigue smile
Posted by: playmate1111

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Apr 28 2012 11:58 PM

Curiouser and curiouser .... laugh
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 02:48 PM

The Great Quiz Race begins tomorrow sometime!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 03:04 PM

WOO!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 03:18 PM

Hehehe... expect the unexpected!
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 04:38 PM

you three are so devious (love it) Can't wait to see what it's about!
Posted by: szabs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
you three are so devious (love it) Can't wait to see what it's about!


I am as excited as you are Jakeroo, to top it all its a great birthday present.
Thank you Terry
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 05:32 PM

I am so excited I might just wet my pants
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 08:08 PM

The Depends can be found in Aisle 3.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 01 2012 08:37 PM

Too late
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 02 2012 12:53 AM

Mops can be found in the Housewares Department, aisle 7. Sorry, the laundromat next door is closed for a race of some kind. Maybe you could just toss the wet pants and run the race as a streaker?
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 02 2012 04:12 PM

lol sheesh salami, I thought you were a "big boy" now - TMI : )

Szabs: hope your day is as FABulous as you are!
(hey, you know I kind of like the sound of the word "Szabulous") : )
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 03 2012 12:31 AM

The szabulous Szabs - it fits perfectly. Sorry it's a bit late, but Happy Birthday! You share the day with my younger sister and I passed my driving test (first time) on that date too.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 01:59 PM

Post by joecali(Nov/2011)
The challenge idea acepted in this list...
Author Badges:
Author Answer/ WesleyCrusher: 10 commissions in Autor Challenge.

Another with 3000(the Armchair Champ)
Fantasy Master/joecali: Reach 5000 points in the KO Fantasy.
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Compilation of Post(1/2)

New Games:
Countdown(Tizzabelle) There are ten clues given one by one and in flash format it would be fine as you couldn't go back to the first clue after you've already bypassed it.

There would be 10 questions. Answer correctly on the first question and get maximum pts. Answer correctly on the 2nd q and receive 90% of the pts and so on. If you fluke the answer on the first go, bravo to you! The subject could be almost anything – people, plants, animals, minerals, rivers, mountains, mountain ranges, tv shows, movies

Flash Quizzes:
"990/Emerald" challenge WesleyCrusher :playing any one Flash robot game with a 990 or higher score.

"24 carat Sterling/Garnet" WesleyCrusher would be a good one - play 24 Flash games with scores of 925 or higher.

All Games
"Overachiever/75 s’" WesleyCrusher: meeting the score for any five different achievement badges in half the listed time (e.g. 20 secs for easy, 150 for mind melt, etc.) . Probably a level badge for the 50s or 75s.

Mega Master/ salami_swami: which you receive when you have 50,000 points in all the games that you can get points, thus receiving all the mastery badges, which then qualifies you for the mega master badge?

Team Playing:
TEAM CONTRIBUTOR/WesleyCrusher - Topaz badgelet

Awarded to a player who has posted at least one qualifying top 200 score in at least seven of the nine games providing these scores.

TEAM REGULAR/WesleyCrusher - Sapphire badge

Awarded to a player who, over the course of one calendar month, has posted at least 100 qualifying top 200 scores over the nine games.

TEAM LEGEND/WesleyCrusher - Level 125 badge

Awarded to a player who, over the course of one calendar month, has obtained at least 25,000 total points for their top 200 rankings in the nine games.

Team quizzer(kyleisalive/badgelet ): Heading a team quiz



Compilation of Post(2/2)[/b]

[b]OLYMPIC BADGES


The concept is that a lot of badges have a bronze, silver and gold upgrade. They keep the same icon and title, but the background looks more like a metal thing. They also have requirements that are typically much higher than those of the normal badge.

A few examples:

Point god - Bronze at 2.5 mil, Silver at 5 mil, Gold at 10 mil
Achievement: Mind Melt - Bronze for 240 secs, Silver for 180, Gold for 120 (all with 30/30)

When I checked, about 70 badges (not even counting badgelets) had criteria that would make them upgradeable this way. About half of those are based on data that we can retroactively track and thus award, the others (like hourly win counts) would be something everyone would be starting fresh on - lots of replay value.

The criteria should be set such that ambitious players can get the bronzes with some decent effort, silvers should be difficult enough that they'll remain quite exclusive (a few hundred) and golds should really never be more than 100 of each.



LEVEL OLYMPIC BADGES:

Then of course, the real prizes (level-triggered megabadges):

Bronze Challenger (75th) - gain 25 bronze (or better) awards
Silver Legend (125th) - gain 35 silver (or better) awards
Gold Eternal (175th! and pretty much impossible to get) - gain 50 gold awards


Word Wizzard mini Game

Word Safari badge here you have to visit the various continents collecting animals as you go. Here is the list: -

Africa - Zebra
North America - Moose
Central America - Sloth
South America - Llama
Asia - Tiger
Australia - Dingo
Europe - Otter


Overall winners:
Awesome Newest /flopsymopsy: Best overall in New Question
Final World/Barbarini: Best overall in Word Wizard


Scravengers:

24 hr Cats: Adding more badgelet for score X point in a category in a single day.

Alphabetical Sound/joecali: Score over the 50% in 26 quizzes selection, 1 for every letter in the alphabet.

Decathlon Race/joecali: Score over the 50% in 10 quizzes about 10 different sports.


Monthly Badges:


Monthly Endurance/joecali:Most points during the month (top 10)

Monthly Bonus/joecali: This medal only counts for bonus points earned in the month and is more open to be won by gold and standar members.

Monthly Brainiac/joecali: 530 brains in a month. Fantastic. It's almost 17 brains every day.



Fantasy KO Badges

Fantasy Scorer/joecali (mini): Reach 500 points in the KO Fantasy.

Quizes Badges:[/b]

500 miles from FT/joecali: Achieve 500 questions correct in the 20 categories.

Marathon Quizzer/joecali: Score 42.195 answers correct. (Marathon=42195 Km)

Ten Perfection/joecali: Score 100% in 10 quizzes in 10 consecutive days.

DiMaggio Streak/joecali Score 100% in 5 quizzes in 56 consecutives days.(Changed)


Global Challenge Badges

18-mini badges/joecali for top score across all categories of the Global Challenge.

All Challenge/joecali:Win the 18 mini-badges of Global Challenge


Other Games:
Perfect Mad/Barbarini:
It would be very nice to see a badge for a perfect score in this one, much like the Obscurity Research badge.

Ball of Platinum/ salami_swami
A crystal ball 100 win badge? A "send a note to salami_swami, chat with him a bit, because he is awesome" badge? lol. Play 100 photo quizzes?

Green Monster/ssabreman: 20000 Monster question.

Honeybee Buzzer/joecali: Win in 10 bee buzzy scravengers.

Master of the Hour/joecali: Completed 10.000 quizzes of the hour.

Others:
Hide and run/ BxBarracuda: Have the badgelet randomly appear if certain tough but not impossible criterias are met somewhere on the page when checking how one did on the quiz. Or even have it be totally random for the badgelet to show up once an hour or something. So people would always have to keep their eyes open.

Maybe even have it hidden in the pull down of the ratings menu. Excellent, Good, BADGE, Average etc.


Braniac/ssabreman: 20 000 or 25 000 Brain

I try to put all proposal in this thread.

[b][/b]
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 02:34 PM

Thanks for keeping this thread alive. I will be looking through these for inspiration when adding the next set of stuff, scheduled to start in Jan after the hols.

Terry
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 03:25 PM

Terry, also don't forget about the possibility we discussed re: team games. Around the year change would be a very good time for that.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 03:25 PM

The post in this year:



Word Wizard:
eyhung(Apr/2012)
- A badgelet for submitting a word via word wizard that you've won the Crystal Ball with.

Scravengers:
eyhung(Apr/2012)
- A badge for finishing all the scavenger hunts.


Authoring

eyhung(Apr/2012)
- A badge or badgelet that somehow encourages people to play and rate the New Questions Game.

Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.

Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.


Expert

eyhung(Apr/2012)
I forgot, I'd also like to see a badge that rewards multiple wins in the Champion Division of the Expert Game. Say, 20-50 wins, against at least 15 opponents. It really doesn't feel like winning the Expert Game is very meaningful unless it's a gainst the very best.


Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.

I see another idea...but I dont remember who write.

Expert Tour: Win in South America, Central America, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia.


***************************

Crossword
Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.

Dialy Question
Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.


Quiz playing

Trending! Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
Trending! award for playing 250 quizzes within 24 hours of release.

Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
Just for the speed demons: A 990 badgelet for achieving said score in any of the Mixed quizzes.

Millenarium authors-joecali(13-dec-2012)
Play and score over 50% in 25 Nightmare, kyleisalive,CAGuy0206,thejazzkickazz quizes.




Fill In
joecali(Dec/2011)
Fill around(Badge):
Score 750 in 9 games over a 24-hour period.

Fill All(Badge):
Score 750 in 150 games over a month.
joecali(Dec/2011)




Team Player
Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.

Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
A badgelet for heading a team quiz

Hero of Heroes/Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012): Make it onto your team's hero roster in 100 different categories.


"Team Superhero" Daddy19(Dec/2011)- awarded to a player who holds the team record for xx categories in the Team Heroes game.

"Top Team" Daddy19(Dec/2011)awarded to anyone who contributed to a team ranking #1 in a Team Hero category

Another Games:
Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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.

Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
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).


Wesley Crusher(Apr/2012)
Also, for the same game, a 5000 Quick Questions cumulative award.

Obscure Wizard(Nov/2011):
* Best in the obscure game with 30 participant min.





Mixed
Hour power/MikeMaster(Apr/2012):
What about a mini-badge for a super-hour? Players need to score some extremely high number of points from quizzes, games etc. If there's any traction in that idea, what would be a target number for such a badgelet? 3000 points? The 3000 is based on correctly answering all of a 10 question quiz every 3 minutes for that hour. Clearly that will be easy for some but possibly a challenge for many.

eyhung(Apr/2012):
- A badgelet for having every possible game checked off at a particular time. (maybe not include the Gold Member games).


'Parting Gift'/kyleisalive(Jan/2012)
--Score an identical score to the first-place player of any hourly, but miss out on the lead position because you scored after them.



500 questions correct/salami_swami(Dec/2011) - mini badge
This can be achieved in a week by most players. 10 hours of a game with 10 right each day for a week equals one new mini-badge.

5,000 questions correct/salami_swami(Dec/2011) - regular badge
This can be achieved in 50 days. 10 hours a day, 10 right every time, 50 days.

50,000 questions correct/salami_swami(Dec/2011) - mega badge/salami_swami(Dec/2011)
This can be achieved in 500 days, assuming players play 10 hours a day every single day, and get 10 right every single time. Realistically, it would take a bit longer than that for most players

Endurance of the Hour-joecali(Dec 13/2012)
Score the highest score across all hourly games.

Endurance of the Year-joecali(Dec 13/2012)
Score in the top 5% in a year. Very difficult and a hard task.



Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 05:15 PM

Badgelet-Level Perk

Use all level perks and complete the four categories of the Point Tree.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 05:51 PM

First, there is no Level 80+ badgelet (maybe you mean Level 75?)
Second, that appears to be a little too easy for a badgelet (especially at that high a level). Maybe if a player were to achieve a certain score--either 1) a cumulative score or 2) a certain score for each game.

If that were to happen (and it were to become a level badgelet), then maybe Level 50 and not Level 75 (I think level 75 might be too high). The only problem with that is that you could only play 2 of the 5 Point Tree games instead of 4 of the 5.

Also, regarding the crossword badge that WesleyCrusher suggested, we already have a badge for that (Crossworder: 250 hard mode or 750 any mode), so that can be taken off your list.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By: joecali
Level 80+ badgelet

Use all level perks and complete the four categories of the Point Tree.


Point Tree is already a game devoted to bonus points, why would we need a reward for a reward?


Quote:
=joecali]- A badge or badgelet that somehow encourages people to play and rate the New Questions Game.


I believe we've already discussed this-- we don't want to encourage players to rate simply for the reward. This is kind of why we don't have any ratings-based badges (other than the one).
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 08:38 PM

How about a badge for coming first in your team in six of the 11 team games played for the day. Might be a nice way to start off the New Year, Terry. smilee
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 09:28 PM

The final level perk it's for a player in level 80...

Use all weeakly perks isn't too easy, the player must be in the level 80+ and the Crossword of Week it's the real challenge.

Colorful You
Bonus Game: The Point Tree IV
Crossword Puzzle of the Week
Expert Mulligan
More Monster!
Expert Vision II
Change the Future
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 09:35 PM

Hi Kile I compiled the suggestions, without see any discution about them.

The reward isn't for play the Point Tree is for used all perks in a week...a player with a level 40 only can play 2/4 categories(he can't elegible to win the badgelet), a player with a level 80 can play the four categories.

Hi Buddy isn't a level challenge, a player under the level 80 cant't win the badgelet.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 10:06 PM

It is a level challenge (you yourself say Level 80+ badgelet). However, the only level X badges (badgelets) are for Level 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Dec 13 2012 10:28 PM

Hi I edit the suggestion, it's a normal badgelet suggestion.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Dec 14 2012 01:12 AM

Quote:
Hi Kile I compiled the suggestions, without see any discution about them.


It is much appreciated, but please make sure to read up on all the possible discussions as we go along. The ones which have been ruled out should be omitted.
Posted by: joecali

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 05 2013 06:24 PM

Suggestion: Filter quizes by difficult level.
Posted by: fado72

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 16 2013 09:21 AM

When?
Posted by: fado72

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 16 2013 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Thanks for keeping this thread alive. I will be looking through these for inspiration when adding the next set of stuff, scheduled to start in Jan after the hols.

Terry


Hope very soon.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 16 2013 10:52 PM

How about a badgelet for having your idea for a badge or badgelet accepted and made into a challenge.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 12:09 AM

Yep, plan is to start adding some new things next week! I think I'll do a combination of adding a few new badges + a few new daily challenges.

Also may add an epic or two that aren't part of the "flag" epic daily challenge series but are stand alone awards of their own.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 12:41 AM

Will the standalone Epic Daily Challenges require a Gold Membership?
Posted by: froggyx

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 05:44 AM

It would be nice if we were somehow able to achieve both, the 'Fish' and the 'Frog' badge, once one completed ALL the Great Quiz Race quizzes.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 06:49 AM

froggyx - the whole point of these badgelets is that you can get only one. They're essentially the same badgelet with two different images.

There may one far future day be a means to get both, but then most likely there will never be. Or even if it will be, it might be something you don't expect at all.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 09:14 AM

Cryptic. I look forward to the fish finding my page, then. Unexpectedly, of course. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 01:42 PM

No, but I'll be adding a couple more animals to be won smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 02:13 PM

YAY!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 02:25 PM

I'm learning from disney. People love animals.

Now to make them talk and have big dopey eyes.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 02:33 PM

Oh, that would be wonderful, Terry! Can the Lucky Duck say "Quack, I'm the Lucky Duck"?
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 02:44 PM

I was kidding :P
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 17 2013 03:05 PM

I will be in heaven if one of the animals is a duck-billed platypus. smile
Posted by: froggyx

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 18 2013 04:40 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
froggyx - the whole point of these badgelets is that you can get only one. They're essentially the same badgelet with two different images.

There may one far future day be a means to get both, but then most likely there will never be. Or even if it will be, it might be something you don't expect at all.


Yay, sounds interesting

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Cryptic. I look forward to the fish finding my page, then. Unexpectedly, of course. :P


LOL

Originally Posted By: Terry
No, but I'll be adding a couple more animals to be won smile


Nice one, looking forward to them
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 18 2013 08:56 PM

I'm crossing my fingers in hope for Wes' Team-based challenges get added. Anything which encourages team enthusiasm and participation is always a plus in my book.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 20 2013 02:51 AM

How about a crystal ball minibadge? Win three times in 24 hours.

That'll probably explode a few heads smile. I don't think I've ever managed this myself.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 20 2013 04:36 AM

Originally Posted By: nautilator
How about a crystal ball minibadge? Win three times in 24 hours.

That'll probably explode a few heads smile. I don't think I've ever managed this myself.


I think that Terry said somewhere that he's not going to add any more badges for crystal ball, because it's already quite far away from trivia, and it's already got 2 badges. Personally, I agree with him, but if crystal ball did get another badge, I think that would be a good idea.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 20 2013 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: nautilator
How about a crystal ball minibadge? Win three times in 24 hours.

That'll probably explode a few heads smile. I don't think I've ever managed this myself.


Bill would LOVE that! LOL

Man, he is REALLY good at it!

I hope. I have a soft spot for him. Bill's a good man. He really cares about Crystal Ball, and he works hard at it. He reminds me of how much I love FMI. I don't play it nearly as much now, but I always like the challenge of it! I was really bad at it at first, but through hard work and sweat equity, I've achieved success in the game. The payoff has been very rewarding to my heart.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 20 2013 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
I think that Terry said somewhere that he's not going to add any more badges for crystal ball, because it's already quite far away from trivia, and it's already got 2 badges. Personally, I agree with him, but if crystal ball did get another badge, I think that would be a good idea.

That's why I suggested it as a mini...


Originally Posted By: cubswin2323
Bill would LOVE that! LOL

Have you been playing it recently? I think we're giving him some serious competition now, and his wins are somewhat less frequent than they used to be. I know because I've been winning it more often than he has lately smile.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 20 2013 11:02 PM

Three in a 24-hour period is too great a task to be a mini-badge. However, I agree that no more badges (regular, mini, or mega) should be added to the Crystal Ball game.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jan 21 2013 01:12 AM

Originally Posted By: nautilator
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
I think that Terry said somewhere that he's not going to add any more badges for crystal ball, because it's already quite far away from trivia, and it's already got 2 badges. Personally, I agree with him, but if crystal ball did get another badge, I think that would be a good idea.

That's why I suggested it as a mini...


Badge, mini-badge, it doesn't make much difference unless you win it. It's still a challenge, and when Terry has said that enough is enough, it's not going to get added.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:30 AM

Alright, let's see... what to add first...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:32 AM

laugh

Suspense. It kills me.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:46 AM

Added mini-badge "990".
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 12:03 PM

Geez, I'm out of shape. Needed five tries to nab it smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 12:05 PM

Me too, Wes.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 12:08 PM

Added "24 Carat"
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 12:08 PM

24 Carat looks really good! Thank you, Terry smile I'm excited for any new additions.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 12:32 PM

Added badge "Word Safari" !
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 01:08 PM

Count me out of the 990 badgelet, that's unobtainable for me.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added badge "Word Safari" !


And this is a full BADGE! Great!
But poor vowel 'u' has been left out of both the Alchemy and Safari awards. May I suggest 'lemur' instead of 'otter'. And it fits with the Safari idea.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:03 PM

'990' will be tough. I just hit a 985, which I think is my best ever!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:22 PM

The 990 is a bit about getting the right technique. My best is a 995 in multiple choice and 996 with a T/F quiz.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:40 PM

It's not as hard to get 990 as I thought it would be. Seriously! I didn't think I had a chance, and I had a few mishits, but it really didn't take that long. I can't wait to start collecting more animals for the Safari. I have two already, so only need a few more.. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:40 PM

I've gotten 995, I have never gotten a 996.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added mini-badge "990".


The requirements for this... Is 990 an exact figure or a minimum? Sorry if already asked.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: gracious1
Originally Posted By: Terry
Added mini-badge "990".


The requirements for this... Is 990 an exact figure or a minimum? Sorry if already asked.


It's a minimum - I scored 991 and got awarded the mini.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:10 PM

I have a HYENA, but unfortunately I am on the wrong safari. smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:11 PM

Added badge "Crossword Crusher", for 400 hard-mode completions.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
It's a minimum - I scored 991 and got awarded the mini.


Added clarification to challenge text
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:24 PM

400 hard-mode crosswords? I am struggling to even get my 250! :P
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added "24 Carat"

Would it be possible for this one to list the quizzes that qualified, as it does for "Mission Impossible" and other challenges? I looked and saw that I had 3 down already, but I don't know what they are!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:25 PM

Never mind.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
The 990 is a bit about getting the right technique. My best is a 995 in multiple choice and 996 with a T/F quiz.


I got this one after half a dozen tries, or more, today. What I found destroys my time is if there's a fill-in-the-blank. Even one can just pull it down below the threshhold -- and I'm a pretty swift typist!
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
I've gotten 995, I have never gotten a 996.


I just got 999. :S
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:33 PM

Can you give me the quiz link to verify the score? I want to put that into the challenge finish text if true.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:35 PM

Was it your own quiz, Ethan? wink

I would like to never mind my never mind. I'm going to go ahead and post it anyway. :P


Wouldn't the Crossword Crusher be better as a mega-badge, for two reasons? One, the Challenge Crusher is a mega-badge, so to keep with the Crusher theme, perhaps this should be mega (which also means I think Crossword Crusher should be a level challenge, perhaps).

Also, we have a regular badge for 250 hard-mode crosswords. Since 400 is upping the bar, it seems the badge should also be upped. smile
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Can you give me the quiz link to verify the score? I want to put that into the challenge finish text if true.


http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/ForChildren/Odd-One-Out-228008.html wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:42 PM

Immortalized in the challenge finish text
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:43 PM

Salami, Challenge Crusher is the level 75 badge for 50 minis. You're thinking of Challenge Mastery smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:45 PM

You are correct, Wes. That is what I am thinking.


Crap, does that mean there will be a crossword mastery? GULP!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:47 PM

Level 150 exclusive. 999 crosswords played in hard mode and 25 authored smile
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:51 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Level 150 exclusive. 999 crosswords played in hard mode and 25 authored smile


Haha, that would be pretty epic. laugh
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:52 PM

Well, I have the 25 authors part. 850 hard-mode to go. :P
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 04:55 PM

I am immoooooooortal. For now. wink
Posted by: abechstein

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:13 PM

I did despair of making 990, but I managed it (even with my computer hanging for a second -- I got 97 on one question, and had to get a few 100s). Now I'm going to take a breath and work on 23 more... I don't think I've ever done a flash quiz that quickly.
Posted by: Ghosttowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:21 PM

Am I correct in assuming that the Mixed Quizzes don't count for the 990 mini? Just got 991 and was not granted the mini badge. It didn't mention that mixed quizzes were not eligible in the description.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Ghosttowner
Am I correct in assuming that the Mixed Quizzes don't count for the 990 mini? Just got 991 and was not granted the mini badge. It didn't mention that mixed quizzes were not eligible in the description.


It could be made a little more clear in the description. I went for exactly 990, but it seems that some have gotten it in fewer than 10 seconds...
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Added badge "Crossword Crusher", for 400 hard-mode completions.


Why should I have to pay 20 bucks to get a badge?
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
It's a minimum - I scored 991 and got awarded the mini.


Added clarification to challenge text


I can see that people are still tripping on the '990 in 10 question (exactly)' phrasing. It could seem to include both the score and number of questions in the 'exactly'.

May I suggest: Awarded to a player who scores at least 990 points in a 10 question quiz played using our Flash Quiz Game mode.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 08:22 PM

I want to nominate RJ (Morpheus) for a special badge right now. I don't know if FT will ever see a 10 in 12 in the hourly mixed game again!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: ssabreman
Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
It's a minimum - I scored 991 and got awarded the mini.


Added clarification to challenge text


I can see that people are still tripping on the '990 in 10 question (exactly)' phrasing. It could seem to include both the score and number of questions in the 'exactly'.

May I suggest: Awarded to a player who scores at least 990 points in a 10 question quiz played using our Flash Quiz Game mode.


I like it.
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 10:15 PM

This is kind of cheap, but I finally found a quiz I could score 1000 on. :P

quiz title edited out to make the badgelet not completely irrelevant to play - sorry.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:02 PM

The phrase "10-question quiz" in the challenge text needs a hyphen, though. smile
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:12 PM

What's exactly the rule for that? It doesn't look like it needs a hyphen, and I normally spell it without a hyphen (although I think I've spelled it both ways).
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 12:26 AM

Anytime you combine an an adjective with a noun to collectively modify another noun, such as numerical phrases like "a ten-page report" or "a one-horse town", you need a hyphen.

It's called compound adjective. The adjective "ten-page" modifies "report". It also applies to phrases like "high-quality quiz" and so forth.

You hyphenate when you combine...
* an adjective with a noun, as in the examples above ("one-horse town" or "middle-class neighborhood")
* an adjective with a participle, as in "tight-lipped man"
* an adverb not ending in -ly with a participle, e.g. "much-needed addition"
* an adverb not ending in -ly with an adjective, e.g. "little-understood rules" (like this one?)

That's according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

HTH grin

P.S. You don't use a hyphen when adverb ends in -ly, e.g. "a highly paid staffperson", which I am sure you all are. wink

I did some edits here.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 02:15 AM

I just scored 990 in the Tricky Literature game (Newest Mixed Quizzes) and didn't get my 990 badgelet. Am I being too eager or do those games not count?
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 02:29 AM

It's okay I got it, I played a real quiz, albeit a Children's quiz smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:14 AM

A note on the 990:

Please DO NOT post links to quizzes that can easily be exploited for an extremely high score. There is at least one quiz on the site that makes getting this badgelet mindlessly easy - if that one becomes widely known, it would ruin the challenge.

Terry: I've PMed you a link the quiz in question and an explanation of the exploit. We might consider actually pulling that one entirely.

Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:24 AM

I didn't did I?
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:31 AM

I may have actually played that quiz and failed, because my reactions are too slow even if I know exactly what the answer is, and where it is going to appear on my screen. I got a score in the 980s. But for most players it would have been a lay down misere.

edited to remove a typo
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:33 AM

Bubbatom, no, you did not. There was a player above who managed a perfect 1000 - definitely an admirable feat to be the first to do so, but the truly admirable part of it was finding the quiz on which it was possible. I've edited out the link from that post - the quiz makes it much easier than it should be.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:24 AM

Last night when I went to bed, I had (I swear) five or six quizzes (I think six) complete in the new Diamond challenge. I just completed another one and the Challenge page says I've only done four. So is there a diamond thief about? Who's stealing my results? It's bad enough having to use that silly quiz mode but then to have half the scores taken away is a bit much!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:34 AM

I can't reproduce that one. I still have the same number of completions as yesterday (and I have a lot more than just five, so a random stealer of completions should have affected me worse than you).

You can look at your scores of yesterday at http://www.funtrivia.com/myplayscores.cfm - pretty much all "Interactive 10/10" scores should be qualifying. If there's a discrepancy, please paste the appropriate lines into a PM and send it to me so I can check your scores.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:48 AM

Hmm, they're not in that list either - but I can tell which ones have disappeared, it's QuizBot Mix quizzes from the Home Page which I took to see if they would count. It doesn't matter, I'll try to remember to screenshot that list this evening and will check again tomorrow, assuming I haven't got the badgelet by then...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 07:31 AM

Yeah, that explains it. A quizbot result set is deleted as soon as the game expires.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 08:38 AM

So the quizbot quizzes can count, but you can't hang about as they'll disappear if you don't complete the challenge that day. I was surprised to find they counted at all - but I finished the challenge before they went walkabout.
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 10:23 AM

Oops, sorry about posting that link. It didn't occur to me until after I went to bed that I shouldn't have done that.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
A note on the 990:

Please DO NOT post links to quizzes that can easily be exploited for an extremely high score. There is at least one quiz on the site that makes getting this badgelet mindlessly easy - if that one becomes widely known, it would ruin the challenge.

Terry: I've PMed you a link the quiz in question and an explanation of the exploit. We might consider actually pulling that one entirely.


lol! If you're going to just pull that quiz altogether, make sure you check ALL of the author's quizzes, as there are quite a few that follow the same way smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 11:00 AM

In fact, that particular author has several quizzes that would be easy to score 1,000 on. :P
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
You can look at your scores of yesterday at http://www.funtrivia.com/myplayscores.cfm -


I think I've seen this page before but can't find it anywhere. Is it in a pulldown menu somewhere? If not, could it be?
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
I may have actually played that quiz and failed, because my reactions are too slow even if I know exactly what the answer is, and where it is going to appear on my screen. I got a score in the 980s. But for most players it would have been a lay down misere.

edited to remove a typo


Looney, I had the same experience. Some of us are just not speed-demosn!

Sue
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: bubbatom1
I just scored 990 in the Tricky Literature game (Newest Mixed Quizzes) and didn't get my 990 badgelet. Am I being too eager or do those games not count?


990 modified to work with mixed quizzes now.
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Starlord
Count me out of the 990 badgelet, that's unobtainable for me.


Is it? You seem to have managed to get it ok!
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By: stedman
Originally Posted By: Starlord
Count me out of the 990 badgelet, that's unobtainable for me.


Is it? You seem to have managed to get it ok!


Yep, would have been, but for the hint that was posted on here and now deleted. I failed that one, but it led me elsewhere even then it was a close run thing. Arthritis in my hands restricts their movement, I can't make a fist with my hand, far from it.
Posted by: bubbatom1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 02:10 AM

I seem to be having trouble with the 24 carat badgelet. Twice now the quizzes I have completed have gone down in number completed. I can't remember the first number that went down, but today I checked and I'd gone from 10 completed to 4.

Any suggestions?
Posted by: pmarney

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 02:29 AM

Yes it is the quizbot ones that get deleted from your total when they go off line, see above
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 09:28 AM

Ahhhh, interesting side effect. Might be best if I just remove the Quizbot ones counting entirely, and clarify the challenge text.
Posted by: Dagny1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 11:06 AM

I think it adds an interesting twist.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 12:18 PM

At the very least it needs to be documented so we don't get people asking why their completions keep going down.
Posted by: Dagny1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 01:26 PM

Just saw the notice added for 24 Carat:
'Don't forget - if you are just one or two short of the needed 24, playing Quizbot quizzes can save the day, but their scores won't be around for long, so reserve them for the final push!'

Perfect!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 01:30 PM

That is the perfect way to use Quizbot games; that sentence is exactly what was needed. smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 01:38 PM

Terry has also put a formal explanation in the "official" text, so it should be well covered now.
Posted by: TimBentley

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
A note on the 990:

Please DO NOT post links to quizzes that can easily be exploited for an extremely high score. There is at least one quiz on the site that makes getting this badgelet mindlessly easy - if that one becomes widely known, it would ruin the challenge.

Terry: I've PMed you a link the quiz in question and an explanation of the exploit. We might consider actually pulling that one entirely.


Perhaps the quiz game option should be eliminated for certain quizzes.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 02:58 PM

Tim, it's been fixed for now. The exploit was possible with exactly three quizzes on the site, all three of which were very old (2002) and were now taken offline because they violated basic quiz guidelines (which had not been in place back then).
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 04:25 PM

Why take off quizzes that didn't violate anything when it was placed on-line, even though it does now? Surely, people know that back then, guidelines weren't what they are now, and I don't think people would look at one of those quizzes as a guideline on how to make a quiz. Wouldn't that be the same as taking quizzes off-line even though don't have any interesting information? On the other hand, it could be something about the specific quiz that doesn't apply to other sub-par quizzes.
Posted by: mdurnanj

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 04:28 PM

I thought that "Flash Game mode" in the 990 badgelet meant click on the button "Play: Flash Quiz." But it apparently means click on "Play: Quiz Game."

Maybe the instructions could say which button to click ... or maybe I am the only one who got confused.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 04:32 PM

Language fixed.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 04:43 PM

Buddy1, yes, there was something that doesn't apply to other quizzes that violated guidelines: The introduction explicitly gave away all the answers.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:00 PM

Added 3 more minis: 3 pet monsters, for 20,000 30,000 40,000 questions played. Considered another badge, but don't want to level-inflate.

Will probably add a mega for 50,000.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:03 PM

Oof-- that means I REALLY have to catch up.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ssabreman
I think I've seen this page before but can't find it anywhere. Is it in a pulldown menu somewhere? If not, could it be?


It is on the pull down under Me > Gold Member Perqs (at the bottom) > My recent quiz scores (at the top)
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:19 PM

Wasnt happy with the image for the 2nd one, so replaced him with a new monster.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:19 PM

Monstrous texts added as well smile And #2 is a her smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:25 PM

haha love it
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:34 PM

I was just looking through our challenges and was stunned by how much STUFF there is to do here when you take it all in... a new player likely has 10 years worth of challenges ahead of them.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:39 PM

Soon to be 12... smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 06:07 PM

While you're coding, Terry, any chance to add the hourly mixed to http://www.funtrivia.com/tvt_lastmonth.cfm ? If it were in there like the other games, I could include it in the Team of the Year scores (as that's the file I get my source data from) and January is the best time to add it to the standings calculation.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 06:14 PM

Is there a reason why the 20/30/40,000 Monster Quiz questions are mini-badges and not regular badges like the others? Essentially, you have to do more to get the mini-badge than the regular badge.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 06:19 PM

Yes, the reason is to prevent level inflation - we want to keep the top players below or at least not much above 200. The next full badge is planned at 50,000 but that's almost 8 years of play from 10k, so we put in some minis to line the way.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: mehaul
Originally Posted By: ssabreman
I think I've seen this page before but can't find it anywhere. Is it in a pulldown menu somewhere? If not, could it be?


It is on the pull down under Me > Gold Member Perqs (at the bottom) > My recent quiz scores (at the top)


Thanks for that response Mike.
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 07:36 PM

What a nice surprise to see a brand new mini monster in my messages this morning smile
Thanks Terry!
Posted by: satguru

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 08:21 PM

Two monsters just arrived! I am always amazed when I see new players and within maybe six months they've reached level 100. Besides the time required for the points there's no guarantee you can actually win many of them but have seen some new arrivals eat up the badges which most people have taken many years to add. But there's always hard core to go if they do wink
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
While you're coding, Terry, any chance to add the hourly mixed to http://www.funtrivia.com/tvt_lastmonth.cfm ? If it were in there like the other games, I could include it in the Team of the Year scores (as that's the file I get my source data from) and January is the best time to add it to the standings calculation.


Being how both NQ and hourly mixed are both QQ-based, maybe Terry could just replace NQ with Hourly Mixed? The questions in Hourly Mixed are more fully vetted and of higher quality.

That was supposed to be "are" more fully vetted, not "is". Geez that's bad grammar.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 09:56 PM

How about a badge for a certain amount of (valid) error reports submitted?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By: nautilator
How about a badge for a certain amount of (valid) error reports submitted?


This has been discussed in the past and there are too many blind spots to be had with something like this. We already get people submitting 'suggestions' as corrections when there are no issues to be had.
Posted by: mdurnanj

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 24 2013 10:33 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Originally Posted By: nautilator
How about a badge for a certain amount of (valid) error reports submitted?


This has been discussed in the past and there are too many blind spots to be had with something like this. We already get people submitting 'suggestions' as corrections when there are no issues to be had.


And seeing your concern addressed is its own reward. wink
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 03:42 AM

I like the new badges. Thanks. smile

Idea for a future badge: I periodically get scores on quizzes that have a "meaning" such as 747 (jumbo jet) or 666 (!) or 911. I wonder if a badge/let for collecting a group of certain scores might make a nice companion to the 990? Admittedly it's a bit of a luck-based challenge, but perhaps fun?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:22 AM

I'd love that one.

"Final Countdown"

Get these exact ten scores playing game mode quizzes (shouldn't have a time limit, just go collect):

256 (Byte)
365 (Year)
451 (Fahrenheit)
555 (Telephone)
666 (Beast)
747 (Boeing)
777 (Jackpot)
911 (Emergency)
969 (Metuselah)
1337 (Leet)

The last one will of course require a 15 question or larger quiz...
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:00 AM

Er... just being a pedant, but before it gets carved in stone, please remember that 911 is not the emergency number in many countries. But otherwise it could be a fun badgelet to get smile
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:32 AM

Ooh, I like that list!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:40 AM

Flopsy, I know, but it's still known worldwide. Besides, the alternatives of 999 and 112 both make for pretty poor gameplay smile
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:45 AM

I'm for anything which reduces confusion about emergency numbers. You already have a number between 900-1000, why not leave Methusalah to count his age on his fingers and get rid of the only thing on that list which isn't international?
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:51 AM

If the badge happens, is there a way to let quizbot quizzes count (once a number has been ticked off it remains ticked) because I think they would be very suitable quizzes to play for such a badge.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:55 AM

I have nothing else to competently fit in the gap between 777 and 969 (which is already understaffed - I would rather have one MORE number there before I replace the 911). The only reasonably well-known alternative from a number list I found would be 888, but that one's very religion-specific and as such a worse culture-bound reference than the 911.

By the way, 911 is just as common in movies and TV series as the stereotype 555 prefix (which also has a very US origin).
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:02 AM

Throw a spanner in the works and go with the Australian emergency services: 000. ;p
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:06 AM

888 - Three Fat Ladies (Extreme Bingo - it's an emerging sport set to overtake planking in popularity.)
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:07 AM

Originally Posted By: eburge
Throw a spanner in the works and go with the Australian emergency services: 000. ;p


Ha!

Or 007!
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:09 AM

I posted this in the Daily Challenge addition thread a few months back. Maybe it could work as a mini as well?

Re-win all of the Achievement badges (score 10/10 in 40 sec on PoC, 10/10 in 80 on Smartest, 10/10 in 90 on Mixed...) in a certain length of time.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:24 AM

888 - in England we call that "three fat ladies", I'm not sure what it has to do with religion.

Oh wait, it's 88 and two fat ladies, well I'm sure they can budge up. wink

Edit: Chavs beat me to the Bingo... but did she call "House!"?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:45 AM

I really like the idea for this one. I'd also like to see either 2001 (Odyssey) or 2112 (Rush) in there for larger quizzes. wink
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:45 AM

I realize "Americentrism" can be a problem sometimes on such sites as this, but I honestly don't see a problem here. 911 is a pretty well-known thing internationally, while I'm sure people in their own countries know that their own emergency numbers are different. Just my two cents. smile

I think the badge sounds like fun. smile
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:03 AM

Quote:
I realize "Americentrism" can be a problem sometimes on such sites as this, but I honestly don't see a problem here.


It's not just an American number-- 911 is emergency in Canada.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:12 AM

There are other numbers on that list that confound me more than 911...
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:13 AM

"North American", then. smile It's just that people usually complain about the focus on the USA, whether it applies to countries like Canada or not!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:28 AM

2001 would be pretty heavy, Kyle - there are not that many 25Q quizzes of a difficulty people could get a 2001 with out there. Unless we start a big "write 25Q" drive, I don't see that one happening smile
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:02 AM

It doesn't actually matter what the numbers are, it's the challenge of getting them that's the important bit...
(not that I've ever managed a specific score in my life lol)
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:27 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
2001 would be pretty heavy, Kyle - there are not that many 25Q quizzes of a difficulty people could get a 2001 with out there. Unless we start a big "write 25Q" drive, I don't see that one happening smile


It would be part of the challenge to find a decent 25Q quiz, and it's not like you have to get 2499 - you would only have to get 21 questions right and you could even afford to get 1 of those right on the second try if you were quick enough. And if you're a bit slower than average, you can always do it by getting a 22nd question right (or even more than that).

BUT, I would suggest that you replace the 1337 and keep them all to 10 question quizzes - it's not really a challenge to get 969 in a 20 question quiz.

If you need more numbers, you don't have to go with "famous" numbers - numbers like 123 would work. I would think that any of these numbers would be fine:

789
890
987 (also the highest 3-digit Fibonacci number)
876
777
888


EDIT:

Originally Posted By: George95
I posted this in the Daily Challenge addition thread a few months back. Maybe it could work as a mini as well?

Re-win all of the Achievement badges (score 10/10 in 40 sec on PoC, 10/10 in 80 on Smartest, 10/10 in 90 on Mixed...) in a certain length of time.


I would suggest that you re-win a certain number (maybe half of them) in a single day. I don't think many of them are particularly hard, and you would get 24 shots at all of the hourly ones.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:36 AM

Adam, remember that these games only work on quizzes you have not played yet. Lots of players have already played most of the 25Qs and a lot more of them are also not available in game mode, so for some long-time players, there may be very few options!

Also, the very charm of this idea (to me at least) is that it is something you can do while normally playing quizzes and not necessarily going 10/10 or 25/25 all the time. Try to time your last answer so that you get one of the key numbers for this while just normally playing a tough or difficult quiz. It's an incentive to do something in game mode that isn't "get a really high score on something easy".
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:47 AM

I like it.

How about:

256 (Byte)
365 (Year)
451 (Fahrenheit)
555 (Telephone)
666 (Beast)
747 (Boeing)
777 (Jackpot)
867 (-5309)
911 (Emergency)
969 (Metuselah)
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:50 AM

And to implement this most easily, it will have to involve the approx 30 day window, so all scores would have to be made within that time or the oldest ones start to drop off.

Still doable though I think even with that limitation?

(this also allows this one to be a non-GM award)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:52 AM

Quote:
867 (-5309)


Thank you for this. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:53 AM

Yes, still doable. Certain strategies can still achieve the scores quickly.

I LOVE 867. Clever. And now the numbers are more varied.

Yes, create it. :P But what the heck will you use for the picture?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:57 AM

How many badgelets are we adding this time around? I think we need to add about 8 more... So at least ONE person can finally get the 100 badgelet megabadge. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:00 AM

Ive got a new icon clipart package to play with, so I'll find something in there wink

As for number... I dunno... I'll add a few more. And a badge or two. And some new daily challenges.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:00 AM

Sure, doable enough and fun to play. I would still not limit it to 10Q quizzes so you CAN score it when playing a difficult longer quiz making them attractive targets for this game.

(Long difficult quizzes seem to get rather little love in terms of challenges, so it would be particularly nice to have them be a good option here)
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:10 AM

But, the problem... People will intentionally get questions wrong; do we really want 25 question quizzes getting the same treatment?

It's already going to be odd having to specifically get 7 wrong to get 256. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:14 AM

You just need to get the right scores playing (non-quizbot) quizzes. The number of questions is not considered.

Technically, quizbot quizzes WILL count, but only for the few-hour period that they exist, so for the purposes of this badge I'll tell people they don't count. But they do. If you know what I mean wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:15 AM

Well, gosh, I didn't know it was under construction. I guess my 256 didn't count. :P
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:16 AM

Ooh, it's retroactive, apparently.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:20 AM

I just un-retroactived it wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:25 AM

So the 256 I had just got is removed too? frown
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:25 AM

Psst, Terry, just for flavor, list the scores in the exact inverse order. It's a final countdown smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:28 AM

Done, and challenge active.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:33 AM

I guess I could nitpick the icon as well smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:41 AM

I replaced the icon entirely. Wasn't happy with the original.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:41 AM

Also, maybe I'm just dense, but isn't it "Methuselah", with an H? I Googled it, and cannot find anything without the H?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:42 AM

Whoops. Typo.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:43 AM

Hey can you list what each of the numbers represents in the intro Wes?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:46 AM

Sure can.
Posted by: daBomb619

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:57 AM

I just got 969, but it didn't count my score. Does it only work for quizzes you haven't played in the last 30 days?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 12:11 PM

That's usually how it works, daBomb... I would suggest adding that in the info, Wes and Terry. smile


Also, dang Buddy1, being faster than me. I wanted to win it first, not second. wink

But that was great fun. laugh
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 12:24 PM

Ahh interesting, didn't think about that. Yes, I suppose since it uses the last month data it won't count quizzes played recently. Will clarify text.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 12:38 PM

Yep, one of the best "just for fun" additions lately. Great material for a daily challenge as well with fewer, randomly selected numbers to hit (maybe 1 easy, 3 medium, 5 hard).
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 12:39 PM

Good idea, Wes!


Oh, and we should have a special, limited badgelet...

Supreme Awesomeness

Requirements: Be salami_swami cuz he is supremely awesome.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 12:46 PM

I think you need some time in a maze if you're that confident...
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 01:02 PM

So is this one working so far? I'm not good enough to get any of them. How many do you folks have already?
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 01:02 PM

Geez 4 of you have completed it already?!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 01:03 PM

I'd have it done, but I'm writing quizzes. wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 01:05 PM

Terry, there is a technique to it... Once you find a quiz you know you can score so and so on, and you know the strategy, it's easy. :P

I would have been quicker, but someone reset the retroactive part, so I had 2 less than I had. wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 01:16 PM

I missed quite a few by one point, but ultimately made it as well smile
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 02:10 PM

Add one for all the numbers from 1 to 1000 while you're at it.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Geez 4 of you have completed it already?!


Make that 7. :P

Really, apart from 969, it wasn't that hard - and even 969 could be easily overcome by choosing a longer quiz. Once you get used to going for specific points, the only real problems are getting the questions correct and reaction times (if you've got, say, 850 points and you need to get exactly 61 points on the last question, you need to click at just the right moment).

Thanks to Chavs for suggesting the idea, to Wesley for coming up with most of the numbers and of course Terry, for actually making the challenge. I really enjoyed this one.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 03:25 PM

From Wes' previous post, I resurrect this suggestion.

"Overachiever/75 s’" WesleyCrusher: meeting the score for any five different achievement badges in half the listed time (e.g. 20 secs for easy, 150 for mind melt, etc.) . Probably a level badge for the 50s or 75s.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 03:54 PM

I just stumbled across the Finders Keepers badge (I won't say where) - I got it years ago but I didn't realise that it was hidden on the page I found it in and I was just wondering... how many different places is it hidden in? Because I think that it would be a good idea to make another mini for finding it in ALL (or most) of the places it is hidden in (if that's possible), or to make another set of things to find on different pages. It would probably be another fairly easy mini, but there's nothing wrong with that.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 03:59 PM

Wow, that was impressively quick work - developed and placed online before you could say "Jack Robinson", and the first wins in the blink of an eye! Talk about instant gratification. Great!

I tried to play a quiz using Wesley's instructions, but this challenge requires basic maths so I only scored 745. Bah! But it was fun. Thanks.

(Oh, and Flopsy.... HOUSE!)
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
I just stumbled across the Finders Keepers badge (I won't say where) - I got it years ago but I didn't realise that it was hidden on the page I found it in and I was just wondering... how many different places is it hidden in? Because I think that it would be a good idea to make another mini for finding it in ALL (or most) of the places it is hidden in (if that's possible), or to make another set of things to find on different pages. It would probably be another fairly easy mini, but there's nothing wrong with that.


I like that idea.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:04 PM

Quote:
I just stumbled across the Finders Keepers badge (I won't say where) - I got it years ago but I didn't realise that it was hidden on the page I found it in and I was just wondering... how many different places is it hidden in? Because I think that it would be a good idea to make another mini for finding it in ALL (or most) of the places it is hidden in (if that's possible), or to make another set of things to find on different pages. It would probably be another fairly easy mini, but there's nothing wrong with that.


Quote:
I like that idea.


Ditto.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:15 PM

Hmm I just thought of a nasty little challenge I could add. tee hee...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:20 PM

Uh-oh...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:21 PM

He says uh-oh, I say oh-ya.
Posted by: triviaking162

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:24 PM

That can't be good wink

This Final Countdown badge is so much fun! 2 to go for me!

Oh, and I was finally able to retake a topaz scavenger quiz I couldn't retake for a year because I was a regular member. What happened? That badgelet was really bugging me wink

But I got it! laugh
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:48 PM

That's mean. I don't know what to do. :P Unless I'm jumping the gun and it's not done yet... wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:51 PM

Jump the Gun I did!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:58 PM

Bad salami. Back into the maze you go!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 04:59 PM

Okay, but I don't know where any mazes are. I guess I can wait until October and go to Fritzlers. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:34 PM

Ok, the new challenge is ready.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:38 PM

Terry, there's a problem with the video. Youtube does its usual music blocking thing for Germany (an endless and needless dispute between our federal music licensing agency and Youtube) meaning the challenge is unplayable from here.

(I have found a playable alternate hosted in Germany that has the same preview image and length, should be the same video. Maybe it can be linked below the frame as a "Can't play the video? Try this one instead")
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:39 PM

Sure, what's the link?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 05:43 PM

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/4516411/Abba_The_Winner_Takes_It_All
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:02 PM

Does the video work in Australia?
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Does the video work in Australia?


Yes, it does.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:12 PM

It's weird, it's not just the video. I can now watch Dancing Queen if I so chose. Lol.

I did it! Well, no, I didn't, but I did.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:15 PM

I can see from the logs that some people are getting there...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:16 PM

It definitely looks as if "uh-oh" was a fitting comment. Terry, since I have absolutely no clue as to what it means (I thought I had an idea, but seems my memory played a trick on me), you'll have to give it some finish text yourself.

I've moved it to the misc section until we can have any idea about its actual difficulty smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:22 PM

Someone is very, very close...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:28 PM

Is it me? No, can't be. Where I'm at makes zero sense.

I need a gentle shove as to what this even means. Lol.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:30 PM

It's not my style of challenge - completely trial and error and you don't get any indications of whether you're even moving in the right direction.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:30 PM

Yes you do, Wes. You must not be very far. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:33 PM

Yes, you get hints smile A number of people are at the mid-stages.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:34 PM

I'm stuck. I got through a few...the one I'm on keeps changing...you must have been fiddling, when I retyped the previous password to see the clue again...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:36 PM

I don't even know where to start. A music video whose content could lead to several dozen pages on the site.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:36 PM

I must be where kads is as well. I think I have an idea what it means, but it doesn't help me one iota.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:38 PM

I'm a few steps in and totally flabbergasted. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:39 PM

kaddar -- I suspect the step you are on is the one I have been tweaking, trying to give some more clues.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:42 PM

Ah, okay. You might want to give people a gentle nudge on HOW to play this. The start is pure blind guessing and some may never find it - it's not the style of play one would expect on a trivia site.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:43 PM

The start was easy for me...figured it out as soon as I started the video, but maybe that's just me.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:45 PM

Yes, by the song I was clear on what to try first, but to others, I guess it might not be intuitive. I'm certainly stuck now!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:46 PM

Kaddar / reeshy, reload that clue. I've added a big hint. It was a little over-ambitious without the hint.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:46 PM

Yeah, I'm befuddled on my current one. I'm trying everything I can think of but it's not working so far. Looking for other possibilities...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:47 PM

I got it fairly quickly. It's this one that Terryis tweaking that had me befuddled
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Kaddar / reeshy, reload that clue. I've added a big hint. It was a little over-ambitious without the hint.


Those first couple words you changed...looking at them, but still can't figure it out. Argh! Hoping for inspiration to hit.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:53 PM

Yes! On to the next one smile Darnit, back to the beginning...false alarm.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:57 PM

lol one of you is SOOOO close you're missing the I's though wink
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:58 PM

You're not going to tell us who it is, are you...?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 06:59 PM

It was me. I got the Is now. wink
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:01 PM

I'm so embarrassed you can see my crazy guesses. :P
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:02 PM

Lol me too reeshy
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:02 PM

IP address would indicate that salami made a guess that was very close.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:02 PM

Woot. Yay me.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:02 PM

This is so frustrating.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:03 PM

I added a hint for those that come behind you salami, if they guess the non-I one smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:04 PM

Good. I will go look at it.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:04 PM

I wonder how anyone could even get that far. I'm stuck on something that looks to be completely ambiguous to me and it doesn't of course even tell me if I get close.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:05 PM

Out of curiosity. Is collaboration discouraged for this mini?
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:06 PM

I don't think I've seen Wes frustrated before wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:07 PM

All of these are supposed to be single-person efforts
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:07 PM

That's what I figured. Just checking smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:08 PM

Wes' frustration is so entertaining to me wink
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:09 PM

I'm trying to work it out from how there could possibly be a "non-I" version, haha; not getting me anywhere!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:10 PM

You have - that crypto-thing. I perfectly know two of three and have spent way too many hours researching every word of your clues in context with the task. The third eludes me completely.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:10 PM

This seems a little too difficult to be an "Intro" challenge.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:11 PM

Lol, I think Wes doesn't know where to put it yet. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:11 PM

Wes you're actually very close. It's right in front of you wink
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:11 PM

What about me? Am I close at all?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:12 PM

It's placed in "misc". Intro is only the default place they appear when they're new.

Edit: Or when Terry accidentally overwrites my edit smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:15 PM

Terry, thanks, that allowed me some more false tries - enjoy your laugh smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:15 PM

Kaddar, you need to get the "trick" that Salami worked out. Think about what it may be asking you. Wes will kick himself when he finds out how close he was with a couple of his guesses. lol
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:16 PM

ok enough commentary from me. good luck smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:17 PM

I am so close! I know it, it told me. But I am stuck. Lol. What I thought it meant was apparently wrong.
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:18 PM

Noooo, I need more hints! :L
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:19 PM

AHA!! I totally did it! On to the next one.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:23 PM

Well, this is frustrating - I was going to bed and now look, I'm still here getting my mind warped. Again!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:23 PM

Terry must be laughing at the bizarre gibberish I'm putting I'm there.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:24 PM

Nope... nope... nope... nope... oh well. Maybe I'll try this again when I have nothing to edit, author or otherwise do smile

Terry, have you had a chance to look at my latest idea in part 6? That one would allow me to recombine several existing things into something new and unique with hopefully very little coding from you.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:25 PM

Yeah, I've typed some interesting things into the blank. And even after that I's bit...I totally forgot the I's the first time...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:31 PM

Sob. What I THOUGHT is clearly not working. It is probably so simple... Terry fixed the clue and it didn't help. :P
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: triviaking162
That can't be good wink

This Final Countdown badge is so much fun! 2 to go for me!

Oh, and I was finally able to retake a topaz scavenger quiz I couldn't retake for a year because I was a regular member. What happened? That badgelet was really bugging me wink

But I got it! laugh


Did Europe have any other hits? Just wondering....Har-har!
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Sob. What I THOUGHT is clearly not working. It is probably so simple... Terry fixed the clue and it didn't help. :P


I got the one after the "I"s one, but now I'm stuck again.

Got it! laugh
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:53 PM

You're making me jealous. I haven't even gotten to the "I"s yet. I'm wondering if there are parts that aren't in any way related to the video. Obviously not, but that doesn't keep me from wondering.

Also, while we're on the topic of weird things we've typed in, I typed in "Terry Ford". Nothing interesting happened when I did that.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl
Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Sob. What I THOUGHT is clearly not working. It is probably so simple... Terry fixed the clue and it didn't help. :P


I got the one after the "I"s one, but now I'm stuck again.

Got it! laugh

I'm on this one too. Not sure why what I'm doing is wrong. confused
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:58 PM

Solved it! First winner laugh
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 07:59 PM

Just Barely smile Congratulations!
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: tiddybitnibbly
Just Barely smile Congratulations!


Congrats to you too! Awesome job!!
Posted by: triviaking162

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:05 PM

I'm a little confused. What are we talking about here? Is it a scavenger hunt around the site? Or just trial and error passwords with the video?

I don't know what I'm really supposed to do.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:06 PM

Ooh, well done both! I'm still stuck at the third screen... maybe it will be clearer in the morning... or maybe not, lol.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:07 PM

I had to go run errands. So I missed my chance. :P
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:08 PM

The last one took me a lot of time trying to figure out what it meant.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: triviaking162
I'm a little confused. What are we talking about here? Is it a scavenger hunt around the site? Or just trial and error passwords with the video?

I don't know what I'm really supposed to do.

The first password relates to the video that is posted in the challenge text. As someone who has never heard the song before, I was able to get it. You don't need to go around the site, just stay at the challenges page.
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 08:15 PM

I am confused about it. Solved the first clue, and now stuck...

BTW I got 1000 points on a Quiz Game Mode on the 22nd. Somebody posted here about it on the 23rd, although I would have posted here if I had checked the forums...
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:28 PM

What am I missing? I have no clue what the last challenge you all are discussing is.
Posted by: pyonir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:35 PM

bubbles, it's a new mini under "The Annex" called "The Winner Takes it All".
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:35 PM

Thanks!
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:51 PM

While you're adding stuff, Terry, is it possible to add a couple of links in the challenges page that sorts the challenges by category? As in, just like the "Sort by incomplete challenges" link, there's a link that will bring up only the Intro challenges, another for just the Diamond Dome, etc. I can't scroll through the challenges on this phone, but am raring to see the new ones you added, and this would help a ton. Please? smile

And FYI, YouTube is blocked in China, although Youku.com is basically the Chinese equivalent, and the song can be found there.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 09:55 PM

Sigh still stuck. Absolutely no CLUE what to do.

Though I should be grateful.... I've made it farther than most. :P
Posted by: ASA

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:16 PM

I have got nine of the final countdown. Now my problem is should I go for the tenth or try and hold on for the next nineteen days, so that I can get a badgelet should it be required in the daily challenge. I guess I will hold out for one day as I have to go out now, and the new challenges will be on when I return.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:17 PM

Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Ooh, well done both! I'm still stuck at the third screen... maybe it will be clearer in the morning... or maybe not, lol.


Ugh. I think I am with you.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:39 PM

There's a third screen...???

Can you send me one of your subliminial messages please Salami...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:40 PM

Lol, my subliminal message is directed at Terry or Wesley. Still hasn't worked. wink
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:42 PM

Saying there is a third screen implies that there is a second one. I cannot even get past the first one. frown
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: triviaking162
I'm a little confused. What are we talking about here? Is it a scavenger hunt around the site? Or just trial and error passwords with the video?

I don't know what I'm really supposed to do.


It's the new challenge in the Challenges List entitled 'The Final Countdown'.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 10:54 PM

I'm stuck on the third screen/stage/password as well. I wonder how many of them there are.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:27 PM

Ah! I see Terry is trying to drive us insane again with his new puzzle The Winner Takes It All. grin
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Jan 25 2013 11:44 PM

I tell you what, it worked. I went BONKERS.
Posted by: demurechicky

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 01:04 AM

I'm stuck on the third screen too! It's driving me nuts smile
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 01:26 AM

I'm stuck on the fifth screen. The rest were easy, this one has me stumped frown
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 01:44 AM

I think what they mean is the third password.
Posted by: gracie3

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 05:17 AM

Ive cocked up....Ive got the first clue right and went on to the second clue which I cobbled up...Now I can't get the second clue to come up again...I need to read it.....
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 05:20 AM

I'm keeping a record of each word that yields any result, and the message I got. It may or may not be useful at some stage, but it can't hurt, and it gives me something to stare at when I can't figure out exactly what I am supposed to be seeing on the screen.
Posted by: gracie3

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 05:36 AM

Ive tried putting the right answer to the first clue so I can go to the second clue and it's telling me I'm wrong....
Posted by: gracie3

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 05:40 AM

Sorted.... smilee
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 05:41 AM

Gosh, Terry. You sure know how to frustrate me. wink
Posted by: Plodd

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:07 AM

I am stuck on what I think is the very last clue and I am pulling my hair out! crazy
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:09 AM

Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
I'm keeping a record of each word that yields any result, and the message I got. It may or may not be useful at some stage, but it can't hurt, and it gives me something to stare at when I can't figure out exactly what I am supposed to be seeing on the screen.


Same here.

Originally Posted By: gracie3
Ive tried putting the right answer to the first clue so I can go to the second clue and it's telling me I'm wrong....


Are you absolutely sure you're putting in the right answer? Because I've put in previous answers and it's always worked fine.
Posted by: zippolover

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:12 AM

How many pages do I need to go back to work out what you are all going on about please?
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:20 AM

On the main site - go to challenges and scroll down to the annex. There you will find the new challenge called 'winner takes it all'. Try it at your peril. I'm not good with cryptic and codes, although I have made a little progress.

Edit to add 'info for zippolover'. As this started a new page, it doesn't follow as logically as I expected otherwise.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:25 AM

Ooh, that third one was sneaky.
Posted by: fredsixties

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:28 AM

Do the hourly quizzes count for the Final Countdown?
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:55 AM

Still stuck after the first password...
Posted by: Pegbshack

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:59 AM


I don't think so--unless you're asking about Quiz of the Hour. The challenge page states "...scores playing Quizzes (non QuizBot) using Quiz Game mode"
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 07:07 AM

And I have NO clues except for the one given to me after the first password...
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 07:31 AM

I think there should be a badge for authoring a crossword in each category.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 07:35 AM

Originally Posted By: superfan123
And I have NO clues except for the one given to me after the first password...


Really? I found the the second bit quite easy.

Speaking of that, Terry, there's a typo in it - the last two words of the clue don't have a space between them.


If anyone wants some general advice: when you get stuck, re-watch the video. It's worked for me.
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 07:51 AM

I think I know what the clues may be talking about, but nothing works for a correct password.
Posted by: playmate1111

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 08:04 AM

Adam, I think if I play that video one more time, I am going to get thrown out by dear old hubby LOL!

I am stuck on question 4 and don't have a clue!
Posted by: malik24

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 08:07 AM

I feel like I'm missing something terribly, terribly obvious. I've passed the video clue and... am just not getting the next one whatsoever. Nothing I try gives any hints so I'm pretty much shooting in the dark. Oh dear. Usually I'm not quite so bad at things like these!
Posted by: demurechicky

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 08:28 AM

I'm stuck on question 4 too! I'll be singing that song in my sleep! My daughter said she knew how to annoy me from now on, by singing, 'The winner takes it all'! Ha! smile
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: malik24
I feel like I'm missing something terribly, terribly obvious. I've passed the video clue and... am just not getting the next one whatsoever. Nothing I try gives any hints so I'm pretty much shooting in the dark. Oh dear. Usually I'm not quite so bad at things like these!


Ah... but that's just it. Have you passed the video clue? There's a reason that it still appears on the page after you get the first clue right.

Originally Posted By: playmate111
I am stuck on question 4 and don't have a clue!

Originally Posted By: demurechicky
I'm stuck on question 4 too!


I actually got the fourth password right quite quickly. But maybe that's because I always jump to the most complicated conclusion.

I'm stuck at question 5 and I can't figure out for the life of me what to do. I must have typed in at least 2 dozen answers already.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 08:53 AM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Ah... but that's just it. Have you passed the video clue? There's a reason that it still appears on the page after you get the first clue right.


I'm stuck at the same one and I've tried about everything that could match the clue - there are so many options that could fit and I've given up after three times through everything. I guess I'm just not the person to easily understand Terry's specific style of clue - I am missing a key piece of the coded password game as well even after spending many hours researching every single possible word in that game's clues to find something that would make sense in the context.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 10:49 AM

This is indeed a silly little challenge. It was actually a complete accident. I started making a different challenge with the title "Winner Takes it All" and it reminded me of the ABBA song, so I took a detour wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:15 AM

Finally lucked out on the third clue, the rest was 20 mins.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:16 AM

I very much enjoyed this one, Terry. After the Codebreaker, Riddle, and Treasure Hunt, I needed something like this. I wish there were more of them, actually....
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:20 AM

Wow Wes, once you get going you don't mess around!

Now go finish that other one...;)
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:41 AM

I finally for the "non-Is" thing today, as the previous clue had been changed since I saw it last night! laugh
Posted by: reeshy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 12:09 PM

Cracked it and got the badge! Terry, that was rather diabolical! But I had the right idea when I thought I was stuck, and was either looking in the wrong place or using the wrong term. :P Very fantastic!

P.S. This song will give me nightmares now. :P
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 12:14 PM

Nice one, Richard! laugh

I'm stuck at #7. The clue's throwing me off.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 12:51 PM

Never mind. Challenge conquered. laugh
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 01:44 PM

How are you doing it? Nothing for me seems to work for the second password...
Posted by: ArlingtonVA

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 02:51 PM

So much fun! More of these, Terry. Please!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 03:37 PM

Terry... PM smile (part 6 and the new one I sent today)
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: superfan123
How are you doing it? Nothing for me seems to work for the second password...


I'm wondering the same thing.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
But, the problem... People will intentionally get questions wrong; do we really want 25 question quizzes getting the same treatment?

It's already going to be odd having to specifically get 7 wrong to get 256. :P


Well, you don't have to get them wrong; just be really, really slow.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Hmm I just thought of a nasty little challenge I could add. tee hee...


What is this one?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:30 PM

You could play a 5-question quiz for your 256. Or just play something difficult so you won't have many intentional wrong answers smile
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:31 PM

I think I am correct in assuming this; I just want to make sure. It doesn't matter whether the passwords have spaces in them or not. "this song" and "thissong" counts as the same thing, right?
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
I think I am correct in assuming this; I just want to make sure. It doesn't matter whether the passwords have spaces in them or not. "this song" and "thissong" counts as the same thing, right?


The challenge hints explain the rules. You can always go back to read them by typing in previous passwords.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 07:51 PM

Well, it says that "this song" can be written as "thissong" but it doesn't say anything about both being options. Maybe it wants no spaces in the answers.
Although now that I think it about, I'm guessing both would work, and I'm being a little too paranoid.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 08:18 PM

Read the instructions after the first password was correctly entered - I remember seeing a clear statement there. If you're still on the first one, then I don't know what applies, but a bit of trial and error should make it clear, since I managed to guess it without knowing.

Edited to correct the information and avoid misleading information.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:34 PM

In profiles, the pet monster badgelet comes after the pet monster II badgelet. It's not necessarily a bug, but it is a bit unusual...
Posted by: lorance79

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Jan 27 2013 10:09 PM

I've only just stumbled across these and am such a nerd that adrenalin is now coursing through my veins.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 02:45 AM

Terry - I don't know if it's possible but since we now use quiz game far more (both for badges and daily challenges), it can sometimes be mildly frustrating that I suddenly get hit with a FITB question in a series of multiple choice or vice versa. Do you think there could be an icon for the question type displayed along with the question text during the pre-read time so that the player knows whether to prepare for keyboard or mouse input? Saves a few seconds smile

Essentially all this would take would be a pen or similar icon displayed with the FITB text (T/F and MC use the same way of inputting the solution)
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:33 AM

Hmm a good idea, I'll add it into the next revision of that app, but that might be a bit in the future since that bit is not done by me.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:34 AM

I'll add your part 2 today too wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:39 AM

I completely misread that line as "I'll 'ave a party 2 today too".

But you're adding part 2. Darn, was wanting a party. wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:57 AM

It may be a party for you anyway smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:01 PM

Just when I thought I'd got the song out of my head, too.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:15 PM

Added mini "Winners Takes in All 2", a sequel to our first challenge.

You can blame Wesley for this one.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:25 PM

Woot!
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:38 PM

When I type in the same password twice (don't ask why I'm doing this, maybe it's because I think there's a hint there or maybe I just want to further examine the message), I'm getting different messages. Some say "Sorry" and some say something else like "Close" or "if you're hearing it...". Why am I getting different messages?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:40 PM

I was wondering the same thing, Buddy.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:48 PM

I don't like it. frown I don't even see any hints. It seems no matter what I put in there, random stuff appears. frown
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:50 PM

There are hints galore...
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:51 PM

shh
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 12:52 PM

I don't see them. lol. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I guess I need my hints to be much more.... obvious.


Oh well, back to the drawing board. I have a snippet of an inkling of a wisp of a... It's gone.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 01:30 PM

This thing reminds me of Cleverbot (http://cleverbot.com/) - no matter what I type in, something random and completely unrelated to what I wrote comes out.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 01:58 PM

Amen to that, Adam. I love Cleverbot. :P
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 02:00 PM

This one is weird. I haven't the faintest idea of what's going on.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 02:28 PM

Yeah, it's strange. I can type in anything random, over and over, and get different clues. I don't know what's going on.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 02:56 PM

Terry's clues made sense, eventually. Wes's are just all over the place. This is going to keep me up all night. laugh
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:01 PM

Me too, Ethan. I'm not sleeping tonight. wink
Posted by: croatoan

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:03 PM

It would probably take about four years to load a video on my internet connection, but at least I was able to get the first password without the video for help. Now I just have to wait for a trip into town or a visit to a relative to work out the rest.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:15 PM

That's it. I give up. Just cycling through the same set of "clues". I'm going back to listening to Boney M on repeat.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:21 PM

Quote:
I'm going back to listening to Boney M on repeat.


Ugh.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Challenge Page
Awarded to a player who submits the correct password below...
NOTE: Return here to claim reward when you feel you have met the requirements.


That sort of contradicts itself - the first bit says that you complete the challenge when you submit the password, but the second bit implies that you have to go somewhere and do something else to complete it.

Terry/Wes - are you sure both bits of information should be there? Because it looks like the first bit might have just been copied from Part 1 without much thought about whether it also applies.


Edit reason: added quote box
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:34 PM

Yay, I was the first to get it! I feel so special.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:36 PM

WHAT?! How?! How are you so good at these things?! How many times can I end a sentence with ?! ?!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:37 PM

I'm not sure.

Do what I did; go to the restroom, play a game on your phone... The answer will all of a sudden occur to your brain out of nowhere! :P
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:38 PM

I doubt the answer will be 'Temple Run 2'.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:38 PM

Ooh, another winner.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:38 PM

ingenious isnt it salami smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:39 PM

You're right, it's not, Ethan. Nor was it "hearts".

But, playing a game, keeping your mind off of things... Simplifies your mind, and your brain sorts out the clues itself without you realizing. While you're mindlessly playing Temple Run 2, your brain pieces each bit together until....

BAM! The answer interrupts your game, and you leave the restroom even though you aren't quite done, and voila, the answer was correct. lol.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
ingenious isnt it salami


Most definitely. So clever, I'm still smiling each time I reread every clue I discovered. :P
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:43 PM

And this once again proves where the best ideas are usually hatched smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:43 PM

An idea egg?
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:46 PM

Okay. I'm in the bathroom. No inspiration yet.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:46 PM

LOL
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:51 PM

Well, that's your problem, Ethan. You aren't supposed to tell us you're IN the bathroom. That's private. Only tell us when you're OUT of the bathroom and already have it solved.

Silly panda.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 04:10 PM

I'm out of the bathroom. Tried two passwords. Nothing. frown

*slaps head* Come on, brain. Think creatively.

If only I could extract the password from your head, Salami.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 04:11 PM

Did you actually USE the bathroom? That may be your issue.
Posted by: superfan123

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 04:12 PM

The bathroom didn't help me, and playing Checkered Flag on my phone probably won't either... (My iPad has all my games, but that didn't help anyway.)

Another badge suggestion could be to play 10,000 quizzes, but to have an average of at least 60% over all quizzes played. Super Quizzer or something.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 04:14 PM

Without wanting to get too graphic, yes, the bathroom was used.
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 04:18 PM

Yes, dear forum visitors, I will be publicly displaying my annoyance at this badgelet until I get it.

This is almost as bad as the Centurion's Conundrum, frankly.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 04:29 PM

Please keep it family-friendly and dinner-compatible...
Posted by: ASA

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 05:52 PM

when you submit a wrong answer in part 1 it returns you to the page with the puzzle on it, but when you do a wrong one in part 2, it takes you back to the challenge page and you have to page down and select the challenge again.
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 06:24 PM

Well the hints in the game seem to be rather meaningless as the same hint comes up to separate random wods.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: ASA
when you submit a wrong answer in part 1 it returns you to the page with the puzzle on it, but when you do a wrong one in part 2, it takes you back to the challenge page and you have to page down and select the challenge again.


This seems to be a caching issue - normally when you return to the challenge page, you always get the challenge you last looked at (at least in Firefox). The new one isn't any different for me.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Starlord
Well the hints in the game seem to be rather meaningless as the same hint comes up to separate random wods.

Not to mention when you type in the same word more than once, the hints are usually different.
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 08:32 PM

Originally Posted By: eburge
Okay. I'm in the bathroom. No inspiration yet.


Love it! You gave me the best belly-laugh of the day.

smile
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
Originally Posted By: Starlord
Well the hints in the game seem to be rather meaningless as the same hint comes up to separate random wods.

Not to mention when you type in the same word more than once, the hints are usually different.


That wasn't the case when I completed it. I typed the same word over and over again into the box to look at a previous hint and I always got the same thing (I think I typed password 3 or 4 about 50 times...), except when Terry was fixing the one password's hint, and that one kept changing...but they should all be stable, I assume. They were for me.
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl

That wasn't the case when I completed it. I typed the same word over and over again into the box to look at a previous hint and I always got the same thing (I think I typed password 3 or 4 about 50 times...), except when Terry was fixing the one password's hint, and that one kept changing...but they should all be stable, I assume. They were for me.


They are talking about part 2.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Jan 30 2013 10:53 PM

I thought I had while in the bathroom, but no luck. I've got a few hints from previous failed attempts, but I'm still trying to connect it all. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes to me as I'm falling asleep or right after I wake up.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:34 AM

Originally Posted By: AntonLaVey
They are talking about part 2.


Thanks. My mistake. I didn't see that Part 2 had come out already.
Posted by: demurechicky

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 06:07 AM

I've cracked Part 2- Oh Yes smile

Back to clue 4 on Part 1 now...I may need to bang my head on the desk lol

Good job I don't smoke any more, cos I'd have had gone through hundreds trying to solve this...;)
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 07:29 AM

Originally Posted By: demurechicky


Back to clue 4 on Part 1 now...I may need to bang my head on the desk lol

Good job I don't smoke any more, cos I'd have had gone through hundreds trying to solve this...;)


My head is starting to look at little patchy smile Terry sure knows how to fuddle our brains! - and all for a teeny, tiny little icon on a screen grin
Posted by: eburge

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 07:37 AM

I feel like such a nonce still scratching my head trying to work this out. The wine didn't help. Nor did the long sleep. Hmph.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 10:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
Originally Posted By: Starlord
Well the hints in the game seem to be rather meaningless as the same hint comes up to separate random wods.

Not to mention when you type in the same word more than once, the hints are usually different.


That doesn't make the hints meaningless, it just makes the passwords a bit meaningless.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:21 PM

This one's to make up for the last two mind benders wink

Added mini "Don't Stop", an easy scavenger.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 12:49 PM

Aaah, so relaxing after those two strenuous ones. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:00 PM

And added "Elementary, My Dear", which combines an author's challenge and some extras I threw in smile
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:10 PM

Wow loony won that second one fast... you must have played a LOT of quizzes wink
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:14 PM

I always play all the quizzes produced by Author Lounge activities, which made that pretty easy for me! I have never been first to win a badge or badgelet before - it makes a nice change from my frustrations with ABBA and animals over recent days. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:21 PM

I was second with both the new ones. :P
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:22 PM

looney and salami - guess you have to go back to the challenge page to get your finish text. That one took me a few minutes to complete smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:26 PM

lol, alright, I'm heading back. smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:27 PM

How clever!
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:31 PM

I need more badgelets! I want to catch up to Rossian before she wakes up and discovers the new badgelets to jump even farther ahead. :P
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:54 PM

Added new badge (yes badge) "Two Years of New"
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:04 PM

Excellent! I am going to get that before Meathead - which almost makes up for that Winner Takes 2. wink
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:05 PM

MEATHEAD?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:07 PM

That would be me, Terry. It's been a nickname for years. wink

730 games? I'm at 241. Sigh. lol.

I need to start playing daily again. Or, there needs to be a coded error adding 300 to my tally. That would make me feel better. :P
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Terry
MEATHEAD?


That'd be salami. Not you, in case you were wondering. laugh

Speaking of which, how *did* that nickname come about?

And is there a scoring limit for a NQG to count for the badge?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:12 PM

Quote:
Speaking of which, how *did* that nickname come about?


I really don't recall.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:29 PM

Thanks for all the great, new challenges Terry. Loving them all. Well, perhaps with the exception of the one that keeps telling me I'm soooo clooooose... ;-)
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:34 PM

How can you tell how many New Question Games you've have played?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:37 PM

Terry, any chance of a Mega for GC Hardcore Immortals? This has moved from a "less than once per year" event to a pretty steady top-level achievement with usually 2-3 takers per semester.

Right now, we have 27 in this elite club.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:43 PM

Hard luck, Meathead. I'm like Kyle. I never sleep...

Edit to add -I'm close on Flopsy's heels in the NQG too.

Buddy1 - click on top cumulative scores on the game page.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
How can you tell how many New Question Games you've have played?


http://www.funtrivia.com/today/points.cfm

The link on the challenge brings you to this page, as does the "cumulative scores" link on the New Question page.
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 02:58 PM

Good grief, it's a full time job to keep up with Terry lately. Not that I'm complaining!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:02 PM

Wesley, not sure about a mega, but I think a regular badge would be a good idea...
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:06 PM

It's more difficult than a regular HC champ which is already clearly a Diamond-grade award, so it sounds Mega to me. It's also most likely the highest we'd ever do for GC (the next step up would be a Season winner) But it's your call.
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:10 PM

That song and video is desperately ill suited to my mood at the moment...it should have had the people jumping about, tearing out hair and screaming instead. wink
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:17 PM

Terry, any chance that a running total can be added to the "Two Years of New" challenge page, to save people from having to go scouring to find out how many they've played?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:20 PM

I don't know about a mega-badge, Wes. There are a few I thought should be mega, and aren't. :P

I haven't gotten immortal nor hardcore.... Now you expect me to do them both at once? wink Too bad I went for immortal this time, not hardcore; otherwise I'd try for both now just cuz. :P

I want to be in the elite club. lol.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:24 PM

Thank you for the additional scavenger hunt badgelets.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: rossian
Buddy1 - click on top cumulative scores on the game page.


Originally Posted By: Chavs
http://www.funtrivia.com/today/points.cfm

The link on the challenge brings you to this page, as does the "cumulative scores" link on the New Question page.

Thanks! One more question: Does anyone know when this tally began? I don't think I played only 49 games since it began (although that is possible). I know I haven't played much recently (especially for the months leading up to the Daily Challenges), but I thought I played more than 49 since the game began.


EDIT: Something I didn’t notice until right now was that there is a “games” column with the highest number being 667 (and others close by), so I would imagine, around 667 days ago.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:34 PM

677, I think. Genoveva and a couple others have that many.


I think that tally began when the game became a daily. I also think my 241 seems low, but a long time ago, this was brought up, and the answer was because the tally was reset when the game transitioned to a daily. smile
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:41 PM

http://www.funtrivia.com/today/points.cfm

It's all here guys...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:53 PM

Yes, as I recall, Barbarini was another that I saw with 677. :P I knew I had seen a few with 677. :P
Posted by: AlonsoKing

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 03:57 PM

Imagine this. I can solve 'Winner Takes All 2', but not 'Winner Takes All'. How weird is that?
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 04:08 PM

Terry, Wesley, you both have very weird brains. Just saying. wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 04:20 PM

Mine is weirder. If I were to make a challenge, it would quite possibly be unwinnable.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 04:26 PM

Wesley, it looks like the HC Immortals are all listed on the Global Stats page except the one ending 2/18/2011. Is there a reason for that?
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 05:02 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Yes, as I recall, Barbarini was another that I saw with 677. :P I knew I had seen a few with 677. :P


Might be the only one I ever snag before you manage to get your sticky little fingers on it dear one... :-)
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: bubblesfun
Wesley, it looks like the HC Immortals are all listed on the Global Stats page except the one ending 2/18/2011. Is there a reason for that?


It's not the only one - it's also missing from one in 2009. Plain oops I guess (the date should also read 2/18/12).

I have compiled a list from the actual standings pages.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 05:11 PM

I'd vouch for this megabadge...only because I'd already have it. It'd be insane of me to do it again.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 05:18 PM

Kyle, your next goal is the Ultimate Championship - winning HC and beating the top normal player while doing that. (NOT going to be a badge. Ever.)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 05:42 PM

Not going to happen. Ever.
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Kyle, your next goal is the Ultimate Championship - winning HC and beating the top normal player while doing that. (NOT going to be a badge. Ever.)


That was me, Wesley, and I always felt you should have recognition for that! smilee
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Mariamir
Originally Posted By: Terry
MEATHEAD?


That'd be salami. Not you, in case you were wondering. laugh


I've just seen this and yes, yes, it would be Salami, lol. Gosh, I think I just escaped the chop there. Phew, *wipes sweat from brow*.
Posted by: fredsixties

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Jan 31 2013 10:18 PM

Any chance we can do something for a new badge with the Brains we have earned. Last badge is at 2,000 brains. I have over 27,000. My head is starting to hurt. smile
Posted by: daBomb619

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 01 2013 12:11 AM

Can there be a mini-badge for getting rid of all your letters in the Word Wizard Gold minigame?
Posted by: Starlord

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 01 2013 10:12 AM

Originally Posted By: daBomb619
Can there be a mini-badge for getting rid of all your letters in the Word Wizard Gold minigame?


Never managed to do that, I've had twelve letter words before, but none that the game would accept and that includes endings such as -ing and -iest.
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 01 2013 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Starlord
Originally Posted By: daBomb619
Can there be a mini-badge for getting rid of all your letters in the Word Wizard Gold minigame?

Never managed to do that, I've had twelve letter words before, but none that the game would accept and that includes endings such as -ing and -iest.
I could be wrong but I think what dabomb619 meant was to get rid of all your letters, even if it took two or three words to do it. For example, if you had Head, foot, and hand as your three words.
Posted by: DomiNeyTor

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 08 2013 07:27 PM

It's been a year since the Triathlon started.

Will there ever be another badge beyond the Iron Badge/1000 Triathlon points?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 08 2013 09:14 PM

As I recall, it was determined not to make another one.

Though I would welcome it. smile
Posted by: pmarney

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 02:44 AM

I always thought there was to be another Badge as per note 2 when originally announced, as I believe a lot of other players did.

http://www.funtrivia.com/bb.cfm?action=details&qnid=26978&boardid=1000000
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 02:58 AM

You are right! It says,
"2. We shall add a second cumulative badge for the triathlon, but it will be at a relatively high value. The intent is that it should only be available after a number of months. We will choose a value and post that new badge sometime soon."
Posted by: nasty_liar

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 05:27 AM

Really! Oh my goodness, it's hard enough trying to get to 1000! I'm about half way there...
Posted by: Julia103

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 07:04 AM

In the Don't Stop challenge the description says "Oh, and get half of the answers correct." but I've gotten credit (green check mark) for one where I scored 4/10 and one where I scored 7/15. Is this a bug?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 10:33 AM

Ooh, I misunderstood. The triathlon makes more sense. My mind thought you said brains. Lol. Late night last night. wink

Blech. I can't stand triathlon. I will never win a badge for a high value. I stink at the mixed game.

Oh well, can't win them all. wink

Bring on a new triathlon badge!
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 11:42 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Blech. I can't stand triathlon. I will never win a badge for a high value. I stink at the mixed game.


You and me both. laugh I could not get more than 700 points in that game to save my life...and on top of that, I'm awful at Who's the Smartest.

But if people want more Triathlon badges, then so be it. It'll just be one I can never get...like the Winner Takes It All. :-P
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 12:17 PM

Triathlon is OK. I've even managed the first Winner Takes it All, but the second one is driving me crazy. It's even more annoying to know Salami has it...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 12:44 PM

Lol. To top it off, rossian, I got it first. wink
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 01:30 PM

No need to rub it in. Maybe inspiration will strike one day. I've had a couple of ideas, but just can't make it all fit.
Posted by: Rowena8482

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 02:00 PM

I never ever thought I'd get the Triathlon because I just can't match the speeds of the usual suspects in the Piece of Cake up in the Champs division (and ended up in Champs because I had the badges when it was set up so got Grandfathered in) but I did it last week laugh
I'm still not quite sure how lol, I was playing various hourlies for my daily challenges and the badge just arrived, even though I was about 12th or so in the PoC. It is possible if you keep at it, honestly laugh
I may even get the ABBA thing one of these days! I think I'm at the last password and eventually I'll get it!
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 02:32 PM

My Triathlon theory is that speed is less important than getting the questions right. If I get under 20 seconds in POC I think I've done well, and getting all three scores into the 900+ range gives you a fighting chance. Getting 10/10 is the hard bit, of course. I have to hope that the Smartest game is a topic I like and take my chances with the other two.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 03:18 PM

I found that, for me, the key to Triathlon is finding a time when I get all 10 for Who's the Smartest, preferably with a score around 920. Then if I can manage all 10 fast enough to get over 900 in Mixed, I can take my time in Piece of Cake, making sure I get them all right. Doing it in 40 seconds is snail's pace for that game, but still worth enough points to get a respectable total for Triathlon. I won it when I managed to do that in a lucky hour, and still tend to use that approach for collection Tri-points.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 04:37 PM

I can get my 10 in easy just fine. The trick is the other two. I score 10 right in hard game once every few days, and the mixed game even less frequently. To match all three at once.... Is tough.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 04:39 PM

10 in easy, 9 in hard, 5 in mixed. Well, that's better than the average. Lol.

Sigh. frown
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat Feb 09 2013 05:25 PM

Salami, you need to play mixed every hour - the questions start to look familiar, and you get faster and more accurate. I decided that I wanted to contribute to the team score in that game, and needed to get at least 900 points to do so. Playing until I reached that target each day led to steady improvement for me, and you can do it too. smile

For hard, it's a matter of doing the same thing for a few chosen categories in which you already feel you have a reasonable chance, and hammering them every time they come up.

As a bonus, all of this helps in the GC, too.
Posted by: pmarney

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 10 2013 02:48 AM

Just wondered why "The Daily Game Champ Badge" is not a badge issued to the highest score who has not yet got the badge like so many others.

Last year out of 365 days only 22 badges won and again this year so far only 2 Badges won. I know that makes it more enjoyable when you do actually win

The same players seem to be 1st every day, making almost impossible for us mere mortals to get a look in.
Posted by: themonarch

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Feb 10 2013 09:46 AM

That's the point, the Daily Champ badge is one of the few badges where you still have to beat everyone to get it, a true accomplishment indeed beating over 2000 players. I remember there use to be a time where that was the norm, beating everyone in an hour to win a badge instead of all of these divisions. I hope this will stick around as is and I'm sure many of the older players who had to work their way to the top agree with me.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 11 2013 04:56 PM

Have there been some recent changes or tweaks to the Badgelet pics?

Here's something I noticed awhile ago when I was reviewing the badges and badgelets on my profile and on some others. I notice that almost all have a little pop-up window with the description for each. Exceptions to this are the Underdog KO, Underdog 2, and 4 of 7 badgelets where it just says 'badge', no pop-up window. Badges missing the description are 6 of 7 and Dogs. I don't have some of those myself but checked some other profiles to see.
Posted by: TimBentley

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 11 2013 08:41 PM

Dogs hasn't had the pop-up description as long as I remember.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Feb 11 2013 09:02 PM

Nor the Fantasy KO badges mentioned. It was brought up at one time before... I wonder why it wasn't ever fixed?
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Feb 15 2013 11:12 AM

Mouse-overs fixed. Was an issues with quotes messing stuff up.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 01:44 PM

Added mini "New Question Rater".

Will award all existing players once Wes gets around to writing the text stuff.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 02:15 PM

Nice to come online and get a badgelet.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 02:20 PM

Isn't it, Kyle? I can't wait for Wes to get around to writing the text stuff. :P
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 03:18 PM

Your wait is over. Now Terry just needs to see it.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 03:22 PM

lol, I like the text, Wes. laugh
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 03:50 PM

Thanks Wes -- awards sent out smile
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Feb 21 2013 03:54 PM

On the days when a set of questions are particularly tough and you get only 1 or 2 right but take over 100 seconds, you score 0. The score does not show in the Team stats. Even though you have played and rated the questions, you are not credited with the day's Play or the Ratings, are you?
Posted by: dsimpy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Terry, any chance of a Mega for GC Hardcore Immortals? This has moved from a "less than once per year" event to a pretty steady top-level achievement with usually 2-3 takers per semester.

Right now, we have 27 in this elite club.



Originally Posted By: Terry
Wesley, not sure about a mega, but I think a regular badge would be a good idea...



Any chance of this before this GC ends? grin
Posted by: genoveva

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 07:57 AM

Me? I'm still hoping for the badge for reaching 100,000 points in the Funtrivia Triathlon - oh, wait ... ;o)
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 04:15 PM

Terry, any chance the two Barbaras could get their Two Years of New badge before the end of the day? Thanks!
Barbara
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 04:30 PM

I don't see anyone on 729 (or above 726) so it looks like you're safe from someone "stealing" the first award even if it goes across midnight. It might check only once per day. If it doesn't give you the badge by Wednesday morning, I'll do them manually to ensure you're rightfully listed as the first two.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: ssabreman
On the days when a set of questions are particularly tough and you get only 1 or 2 right but take over 100 seconds, you score 0. The score does not show in the Team stats. Even though you have played and rated the questions, you are not credited with the day's Play or the Ratings, are you?

This was a question that hasn't received an answer yet. Even though time was spent on the NQG, playing and rating the questions, do you get credit for that day's play if you score a zero because the time was greater than the score?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 06:12 PM

I'd be interested to know too, ssabreman. If it doesn't count it, I'd have a ton more if it did. wink
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 06:22 PM

Well, not a ton, but a few more for me. I thought I'd played everyday but didn't take note if I got credit when I 'earned' those zeroes.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 06:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Barbarini
Terry, any chance the two Barbaras could get their Two Years of New badge before the end of the day? Thanks!
Barbara


The system awards that badge every 12 hours or so I think.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Mar 25 2013 07:29 PM

Thanks Wes and Terry. It's been 19+ hours...perhaps needs a little nudge? Thanks again!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Mar 26 2013 12:32 AM

Ohhh you are the first people to win the award... fixed. Congrats!
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Mar 26 2013 07:08 AM

Thank you Terry!
Posted by: maninmidohio

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Mar 29 2013 07:08 PM

There are at least three of us who are sitting on 730 plays for the Two Years of New badge waiting for the badge to be awarded. I played 19 hours ago and it still has not arrived (in spite of saying it is awarded every 12 hours).
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 07:36 AM

It would appear to either take over 25 1/2 hours to process, or it waits until you have MORE THAN 730 and hit the 731 before the badge is awarded. Looks like I get mine tomorrow even though it says on the standings that I have 730 from yesterday.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 10:07 AM

Well, 2012 was a leap year, so 2 years would be 731!
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 10:20 AM

lol, then thou too shalt wait an extra day.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 11:19 AM

I doubt that. What happens if you don't play consecutively? How will it know the difference between 730 and 731 in that case?
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 11:51 AM

You could test to see what happens by getting to 730 and not playing the next day, but I'm not planning on running the test - I want my badge, which is so close.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
I doubt that. What happens if you don't play consecutively? How will it know the difference between 730 and 731 in that case?

That's what I wanted to know. Does it make you wait until a day after you get 730, or is it waiting until you get MORE THAN 730 in the total?
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 04:16 PM

I did my 730th today so tell you what ssabreman, you skip tomorrow's game as a trial run then I'll know when I'll get my badge. smile
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 04:50 PM

Too late, I've already played my 731. frown I thought about testing the system, but decided against that idea. But maybe you could try it, since you're at 730. Don't play tomorrow and see what happens on Friday. If you get the badge, we'll all know that it takes more than 24 hours for system to recognize the 730.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Apr 03 2013 05:08 PM

Or we can just say "Terry, give it a kick will you? Please?" smile
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 05 2013 07:00 AM

After strenuous stress tests, timed delays, and painstaking examinations (okay, it's a complete guess)... Terry, does the counter for this badge take account of leap years?
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 05 2013 07:27 AM

I suspect it's probably just wrong!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 05 2013 10:05 AM

It was set to reward if over 730. I just changed to over 729. Next award cycle will trigger them.
Posted by: cubswin2323

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Apr 05 2013 11:07 PM

I didn't know what everybody was talking about at first. I've never even bothered to look and see how many NQ games I've played. I was kind of shocked I was at 697!
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 06:25 AM

Are the new badgelets and new mega-badge today meant to be totally enigmatic or is some explanation of requirements forthcoming? I'm intrigued!!
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 06:33 AM

Sounds scary, but fun. Bring it on!
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 06:58 AM

And what is the significance of one of them being spelt wrong?
Posted by: themonarch

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 08:46 AM

I remember a few months back people were talking about getting medals for certain scores in various games maybe it correlates to this? Can't wait to know what my quest is, I'm sure I started it I just want to know what it is smile.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 08:52 AM

Exciting! I'm wondering if it's another either/or, where we get either the unicorn or the dragon. The text on the dragon badgelet mentions unicorn - I'm not sure if this is meant or an error. Wes?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 08:53 AM

It looks like an error to me. lol.

I hope it's not another fish/frog thing. It kills me to not be able to ever win the other. :P
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: rossian
Exciting! I'm wondering if it's another either/or, where we get either the unicorn or the dragon. The text on the dragon badgelet mentions unicorn - I'm not sure if this is meant or an error. Wes?


A powerful copy/paste error, raised from the editing of badge texts at 3am... smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 09:26 AM

"Questian" is not an error by the way. It's a special title for a person on a quest. Not to be confused with "question" which is what a questian will encounter smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 09:26 AM

Well, Wes is up...

Now tell us how to win these badges. :P

---E (that's my pitchfork, someone bring a torch)
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 11:13 AM

---#

More of a sparkler, really.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 11:23 AM

Looks like a meat tenderizer.
Posted by: rustic_les

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 12:56 PM

New badges...? Spidey senses are tingling...
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Apr 30 2013 09:15 PM

I’d really like to know what people are saying about The Ascension Quest in the chat boards. It sounds exciting. Too bad we can’t see comments anymore. frown It's also a little disappointing that I'm not a gold member anymore and won't be able to take part on this quest.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 01 2013 04:31 AM

Is more information coming or is that it?
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 01 2013 05:07 AM

I trust more info is coming as soon as the Quest starts. Meanwhile, stay put on your marks.
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 01 2013 05:08 AM

Wait, let me get to my mark, first. Only 30 levels to go! laugh
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 01 2013 03:27 PM

In the thread on the chat boards called "Coming Soon: The Ascension Quest", the last ingredient says "And you â?? on your quest for greatness". Does anyone know what the â?? is suppose to say?
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 01 2013 03:39 PM

I've seen that a few times, and generally it represents punctuation.

My guess would be the "you're" messed up and put the a?? thingamawhatsit.


Edited to add: Although, looking at it, "you're" doesn't really make sense. Hmmm....
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 01 2013 04:16 PM

It was a dash, likely a longer one, pasted from Word.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 02:21 AM

"The Ascension Quest" was created by administrator WesleyCrusher, and will be open soon!

Is "soon" the soon that the bank tells me will be the length of time it will take to credit my account when it has made an almighty cock up of transactions; or is it the "soon" that is the amount of time it takes the bank to snatch an amount of money it THINKS I owe it due to aforesaid cock up. . . . . Just asking.
Posted by: pmarney

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 02:24 AM

Brian, something tells me you're not too happy with your Bank at the moment.

You have to give them a bit of slack as they don't often mess up
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 03:34 AM

"How long is soon?" is a bit like "How long is a piece of string?". I expect we will be slowly worked up into a fever pitch over a period of weeks, in similar fashion to the TV promos for the new season's shows, but hopefully without the overkill sell that makes me sick of the new things before they arrive. smile We need to have some time to wonder and buzz - it increases the excitement.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 03:37 AM

For those of you who believe in these things, I would point out that Ascension Day is May 9.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 08:14 AM

Wes would most likely do something like that... I'm with Dippo; next week, May 9. wink
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 08:57 AM

I'm not religious but this is a holiday weekend in the UK so maybe start tomorrow and give us something to do!
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 02 2013 01:13 PM

__1____)

(a badge scythe for reaping FT rewards)
Posted by: paa2isback

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri May 03 2013 11:23 PM

Well here I see a Ascension challenge in challenges page. Is it it? Coundn't understand a word it said.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 01:48 AM

Originally Posted By: paa2isback
Well here I see a Ascension challenge in challenges page. Is it it? Coundn't understand a word it said.


I think the idea behind that is the same as what happened when the Great Quiz Race was released - Terry (and Wes) are getting ready for the release of the challenge, so they're adding the badges in, ready for when we will be able to earn them. Currently, however, you're not really supposed to understand what it means because the challenge hasn't started yet.

That and the fact that Terry and Wes are evil and want to make us all wait for ages before they actually start the game. :P
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 03:39 AM

[quote=AdamM7 That and the fact that Terry and Wes are evil and want to make us all wait for ages before they actually start the game. :P [/quote]

Oh no, Terry and Wes are not evil. They just want to keep us busy.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 03:42 AM

They are evil, and that is why we love them.
Posted by: paa2isback

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 04:50 AM

Ho ho I can't wait. Aren't we also are equally impatient to earn that free badge.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: paa2isback
Aren't we also are equally important to earn that free badge.


What does this mean?
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 07:16 AM

Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl
Originally Posted By: paa2isback
Aren't we also are equally important to earn that free badge.


What does this mean?


Maybe he's referring to the Lucky Ducky?
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 01:09 PM

I think his spellchecker may have put 'important' instead of 'impatient'. smile
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 01:22 PM

If that is the raisen, I wood change my spell checker for a butter one.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 05:32 PM

LOL at surdoux (as always)
Posted by: paa2isback

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 07:18 PM

Yeah. I hate the swype keyboard on Samsung SP. Gets it all wrong.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 04 2013 08:31 PM

My HP Spell Checker don't work a hoot. I keep reciting "Broom to sweep, floor to keep". The checker says it's the right spell yet my floors remain dusty!
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 05:39 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
I hope it's not another fish/frog thing. It kills me to not be able to ever win the other. :P


And of course as a frog owner, you are part of a much less exclusive club than we fish people. Currently, a massive 681 people have frogs, but only 178 are lucky owners of a fish grin
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 05:41 AM

Originally Posted By: stedman
Originally Posted By: salami_swami
I hope it's not another fish/frog thing. It kills me to not be able to ever win the other. :P


And of course as a frog owner, you are part of a much less exclusive club than we fish people. Currently, a massive 681 people have frogs, but only 178 are lucky owners of a fish grin


I love my frog dearly, but I do also wish I could have a fish smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 07:21 AM

The frog is better looking though. wink
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
The frog is better looking though. wink


I would check your glasses if I were you Salami, that frog has got a face like a bag of spanners.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: surdoux
Originally Posted By: salami_swami
The frog is better looking though. wink


I would check your glasses if I were you Salami, that frog has got a face like a bag of spanners.


But the fish looks like Don Knotts mixed with a Don Mafia. wink
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 12:35 PM

Admittedly the frog has not got the film star looks of someone I would like to propose marriage to, but I wouldn't be in a rush to take the fish out to dinner either.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 12:41 PM

I would love to take the fish out.... FOR dinner. Yum.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 12:56 PM

Taking either of them out to dinner would be as good an experience as driving up the motorway in an open top sports car behind a lorry full of cows... I can't imagine who would do that. whistle
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 12:57 PM

Don't you start Flopsy! Rabbit stew could soon be on the menu!
Posted by: postcards2go

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 01:16 PM

Fish (poached)... rabbits (stew)... frogs (legs)...

Time for dinner!
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: postcards2go
Fish (poached)... rabbits (stew)... frogs (legs)...


Just don't eat steak. It's made from cows. smile
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: surdoux
I would check your glasses if I were you Salami, that frog has got a face like a bag of spanners.


My HP Glasses Checker don't work a hoot. I keep reciting "Give a view, let me see through." and I still can't stop bumping into things. And I'm not too sure what it was I kissed goodnight last evening, so I may be on the plus side in that regard. Fish, Frog, Back of hand, what's the difference?

I am using version 8.5 ...
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 02:54 PM

I'll have a pint of what Mehaul is having. Sounds effective.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 03:30 PM

Hmmm... 10 new Centurions in the last 10 days. A total of 786 possible candidates for being the first to Ascension right now. I really, really don't think we'll make it to 800 before the gates open. Unless, of course, those current level 99s and 98s all put in a little sprint very soon...
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 03:35 PM

Kaddarsgirl gave us a 10 level sprint to become a centurion... I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility those level 99 players will sprint to 100... Only 14 needed. That can happen rather quickly, provided they actually read the announcement. Maybe I'll just start locating level 99s and telling them to reach 100. lol.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 04:54 PM

Is there some significance to having 800 centurions?
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 06:31 PM

A centurion is simply someone who reaches level 100, correct? There is no other requirement to be a centurion? Just checkin'... grin
Posted by: paa2isback

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 06:43 PM

Isn't today the Ascension day?
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 06:51 PM

gracious1: Yes, you simply need to reach level 100 and thereby gain the Centurion mini-badge. Nothing else.

paa2isback: According to some people in either this thread or the one on the Chatboards, yes it is, which is why I was hoping (even though I can't participate in it because I'm not a gold member) it would start today. However, there is still time left.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 07:15 PM

They were just guessing about the possible date. Since Thursday 9 May is the Feast of the Ascension for those who follow the Western Church ecclesiastical calendar, it was suggested as an apt date. Of course, many celebrate on the nearest Sunday (which would be 12 May), and the Eastern Church celebrates Easter on an entirely different date, so that Ascension Day, 40 days after Easter, will be 13 June this year.
Edited to fix a typo.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 07:59 PM

not sure what any of these speculations have to do with "centurion". Got that ages ago. Not that levels are important to me in any case. I find the "hype" kinda interesting though - makes for fascinating reading : )

Not a reference to "When Harry Met Sally", but I want whatever mehaul and surdoux are having (preferably a combination of both as I'm in dire need of a few giggles ~~~)
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
not sure what any of these speculations have to do with "centurion".


They're speculating about the released date of the new Ascension Badge. Only Centurions can try for it.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 08:04 PM

ah. Well if I can get 100, anybody can. Go for it, 95% of you are much smarter/younger/quicker than me : )

ya never know til ya try....
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 09 2013 09:27 PM

My HP Level Checker don't work a hoot. I keep reciting, "Give level some wise, bring to it some rise.", and I'm led to understand it is the correct stratum changer. Yet here I hoist, drinking Surdoux's surprise aperitif and superb digestif and never a lift from Leven Ninety-sevel do I receive.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 12:07 PM

Ascension Quest begins this afternoon or tomorrow.
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 12:39 PM

Gulp ! ! !
Posted by: habitsowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 12:45 PM

I noticed the badge on the Challenge board, but don't quite know how to join the game.

Is it appropriate for me to have hint? I am over 100.

Thanks,

Lee
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: habitsowner
I noticed the badge on the Challenge board, but don't quite know how to join the game.

Is it appropriate for me to have hint? I am over 100.

Thanks,

Lee


It hasn't started yet. Terry just said it will start soon, but currently, all that's there are some badges that you can't win yet (interestingly, a new one just popped up).
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 01:13 PM

I am more excited than anyone. I will be at the airport when it starts today, no doubt. Sigh I leave in an hour. Lol

EXCITEMENT! ! !
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 03:11 PM

Ok tomorrow morning it will be. It's ready to go now, but I'd like to be able to monitor it for a while when it launches, so we'll do it tomorrow morning.

Amazing work by Wesley... this thing is mind-bogglingly large and involved. You'll see what I mean!
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 04:55 PM

I'm guessing since people have already won them that the Winner Takes It All badgelets aren't part of this Ascension thing, but what are those for?? I've missed something or I'm very confused.
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 05:25 PM

They are for the sole purpose of driving you totally insane. They're not linked to anything else but a hotline to a mental hospital would have been nice. wink
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon May 13 2013 05:31 PM

Ah one of 'those' challenges. I think I shall just forget I ever saw them, and save myself the trouble!
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 09:24 AM

Terry must have slept in this morning.
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
"Questian" is not an error by the way. It's a special title for a person on a quest. Not to be confused with "question" which is what a questian will encounter smile


But there is still another tiny typo in the "Questian" Badgelet info - an errant extra "c" in "Ascension":

"Awarded to a player who is on or has completed the Ascenscion quest. This award has multiple levels."
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 10:05 AM

*opens the cages of monsters, sets all the traps and recruits the last powerful enemies in preparation for the grand opening*
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 10:13 AM

Eep gasp excitement!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 10:20 AM

*watches as a monster from the Underworld takes the wrong exit, wanders out of the game and eats Salami whole before he can even so much as load up a quiz to defend himself with*
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 10:22 AM

Lol what just happened to poor little salami? Lol
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 10:32 AM

Oh, the humanity!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:00 AM

Ok, game is live!

http://www.funtrivia.com/centurion.cfm

Links will be added shortly to homepage and under Games menu. Nice work wes!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:16 AM

*and a quiet Greek town was swiftly reduced to rubble under the weight of dozens of heroes starting their quest all at once* smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:21 AM

You should have anticipated that, Wes. I think Salami was in the vanguard. I'd already played the game allocated to me and scored high enough, but it isn't counting, so I'm assuming it is like some of the Daily Challenges where you have to play them after you receive the challenge.

Ah well, I'll have to wait for tomorrow.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:22 AM

Well I'm stuck already. Won't be moving for months and months...looks like it's going to be an awesome game though. By my calculations it'll take me at least 2 years to get past the next part....
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
*and a quiet Greek town was swiftly reduced to rubble under the weight of dozens of heroes starting their quest all at once* smile
I first read that as 'Geek town', but it didn't seem too inappropriate wink

Will there be, or is there already and I simply can't see it, a link thing on the front page to access Ascension in a similar way to the Great Quiz Race?

Edited to add that I see things are changing on the home page. I now have two links to the Great Quiz Race so I presume one of them will be the Ascension link. I'll keep quiet now wink
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:32 AM

Lol, it's a premium quest, kads. You should have expected that wink

Forgive my unknowing, but what is vanguard? Lol
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:35 AM

Wow, I'm stuck too, at least until a nice game turns up. Today's was not nice. wink

But Wes, Terry, so far this looks amazing - I can't imagine how much work has gone into this. Or rather, I can imagine and I am truly impressed. Well done, and thanks so much for the challenge! Even if I don't get anywhere fast, it looks great already. *Huge round of applause!*
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:40 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Lol, it's a premium quest, kads. You should have expected that wink


Hmph. It could at least have been Heroes :P I can play that game! smile Maybe I'll get lucky with the other...
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:42 AM

Apparently it helps to know which badges you've already got, because once you make a mistake about that, there doesn't seem to be a way back!
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:43 AM

Vanguard - those in the front of an advancing army. Suits you perfectly, Salami.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:46 AM

From what I understand about this game, you need to be very careful what you click, and what you answer when asked a question. Clicking the wrong thing can sometimes lead to circles smile
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:48 AM

.............or insanity.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:49 AM

This seems overly in-depth and difficult - I love it. smile

I've filled about 5 different prerequisites, and they were all quite difficult challenges to accomplish, and I've still got the feeling that I'm no-where near anything yet. Considering how some people won't have met any of the requirements I did, this could take years to finish!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:51 AM

Yes -- for some people this will be a 5 year experience.

For even the best and fastest I think Wes figures it will take at least a couple of months.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Terry
Yes -- for some people this will be a 5 year experience.


Something to keep coming back for each day smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:57 AM

I'm happy too. I love a good challenge, and this looks like being a real humdinger.

Thanks, Wes - it obviously took a lot of work to set up & I appreciate your efforts. In a few days, though, I may be cursing you...
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:00 PM

Seconded! It looks great. Thank you. smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:15 PM

Kaddarsgirl, I'm sure it won't take you that long to get past that one. Remember that requirements that look high at first will most likely ultimately come down.
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:31 PM

Well I'm screwed already. Not a member of a team anymore.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:40 PM

You wouldn't by chance love cats? In that case, I'd know a team you could join smile
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:47 PM

It is a great game. Really well done, so far. My one complaint would be requiring daily games not to have been played until you get to that level. It seems like if you have already played a daily game that meets the required score there should be retroactive credit.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:51 PM

I'm still being forced to rest, and I've just woken up to the frenzy.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 12:57 PM

Originally Posted By: bubblesfun
It is a great game. Really well done, so far. My one complaint would be requiring daily games not to have been played until you get to that level. It seems like if you have already played a daily game that meets the required score there should be retroactive credit.


Sorry, this can't be done with the way the game backend works (and it would also severely mess with some things in the game logic).

The best solution is to get into the right routine:

- First thing mornings, grab daily challenges.
- Then play through the day, getting as far as you can in AQ before doing anything not required for it.
- Once you're stuck for the day, play all remaining dailies.
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 01:02 PM

Thanks, Wes. That is great advice. As a former team leader I am just not a fan of anything that puts the onus on delaying team games for the purpose of individual challenges. Sometimes it is hard enough just getting enough players to garner team points! But, that is just how I look at it, and, as I said, I think this is a tremendous challenge you have put together!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 01:07 PM

You'll also find that a half day wait to be able to play a daily won't matter in the long run. Your overall completion time will be determined by skill and persistence, not by the order of the individual challenges. (You won't usually see the same daily twice in a short time without an alternative)
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 01:41 PM

Wes, am I right in thinking that you should should pick up your Daily Challenges, but NOT play them unless they come up in Ascension? The way I think of it, you might get a Daily Challenge which asks you to get 1500 in the Daily Game. You play, but then as you progress through Ascension, you have to score higher, and the chance to play is gone anyway. Am I reading that correctly? You should just check your challenges without playing them unless demanded by Ascension?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 01:47 PM

Yes - just pick them up so you can fill anything non-retroactive while you quest.

(And of course, you can play any hourlies you want. Those regenerate quickly enough)
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 01:55 PM

Cheers smile
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 02:55 PM

There were some instructions/FAQ on the very first page -- I read them but wouldn't mind another perusal. Is there a way to see them again?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 02:57 PM

I'll add the important points to the game FAQ over the next days which can be found here

http://www.funtrivia.com/faq.cfm?system=4

(Maybe Terry can add this link to the game's header)
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 03:05 PM

Thanks. You can have a 10 minute break now. wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 03:28 PM

I've just lowered one specific requirement in the early stages ("No support?") a bit because it seems more people than anticipated need this particular way of passing the barrier (I thought most 100+s would have the badge... I was wrong) and I don't want to hold you up too long.

Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 03:45 PM

I just got the Questain badgelet, and at the bottom of the page it says:

Searching for var replay to jump to... Invalid varjump found.

and there is no link to continue. Is that an error or some kind of puzzle I'm supposed to figure out?
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 04:13 PM

I keep clicking on the Ascension Quest link acting like I'll actually get to the play or something like that. I suppose it's like on The Great Quiz Race or Adventures in Authoring where there are rest periods. I guess I'm thinking that I am at a rest period rather than unable to play.
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 04:14 PM

You have to be a gold member, Buddy
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 04:15 PM

That's an error tiddy -- Wes will have to fix that one! Looks like a variable in the game is not defined for you.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 04:53 PM

guitargoddess: I'm not sure if you're joking or serious, but I know you have to be a gold member. I'm saying that I keep checking the link acting like something will change.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 04:57 PM

Tiddy, try it now. It seems I put something in the wrong place and it didn't trigger. Changed it.
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 05:03 PM

Thanks! It works now.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 05:03 PM

And congrats on being the first to make it beyond the prologue! I was hoping someone would find the right path and get that far on the first day.
Posted by: habitsowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 05:18 PM

Gad. I've just read all the comments since Terry gave us the link and all it makes me want to do is go to bed and put the pillow over my head.

I'm almost afraid to click on the link!

Good luck to everyone.

Wes, has it ever occurred to you that everyone "used" to like you, and then you came up with this new challenge...I'm sure you can stand the raspberries you might get.

Lee
Posted by: habitsowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - FORGET THIS - Tue May 14 2013 05:46 PM

Well, I can see I'm going to do REAL well. I'm at the page where it says I can continue in one minute...and that's the longest minute in the world. I've clicked on everything possible, even the sword, but...here I sit.

I think I was right the first time and need to go to bed and put the pillow over my head. If I can't even figure out how to start to play the game I obviously shouldn't be playing!

Or, just MAYBE, there's some problem between my new computer and FT as I've found in other places????

Lee

I WENT BACK TO THE HOME PAGE THINKING TO IGNORE THIS GAME, BUT THERE IT WAS, CALLING TO ME. SO, I CLICKED ON IT AND IT LOOKS AS IF IT WILL WORK FOR ME. I HOPE. I'M OFF TO TRY!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - FORGET THIS - Tue May 14 2013 05:53 PM

I still haven't explored 95% of the game myself... I'm going to walk through it from start to end over the next little while.

Of course, I'll skip over all the challenges wink
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - FORGET THIS - Tue May 14 2013 06:45 PM

For an unqualified player, the preview (as in the first few pages) I got was pretty awesome! laugh Looks challenging, to put it mildly.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 06:49 PM

You're lucky, Mariamir. I only get one page, and the FAQ, (being over Level 100 but not a gold member)...but that page was exciting to read!
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 10:18 PM

Originally Posted By: guitargoddess
Well I'm screwed already. Not a member of a team anymore.


You could always join one. grin
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue May 14 2013 11:21 PM

Whew! Made it to part 2. And now I remember all the things I was planning to do this evening. I'm sure it only gets easier from here...
Posted by: surdoux

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 01:21 AM

One pair of lucky pants free to good home. Owner doubts if 'lucky' function is working. Clean but still warm.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 01:34 AM

Originally Posted By: surdoux
One pair of lucky pants free to good home. Owner doubts if 'lucky' function is working. Clean but still warm.


If you're referring to a certain topic, yes, this is indeed extremely Ascension-unfriendly and unlucky smile
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 01:39 AM

I failed where I was stuck yesterday again. Not trying very hard though since I'm on vacation
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 02:59 AM

I failed, too, Salami and I don't even have the 'holiday' excuse. I didn't have much hope when I started, though.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 03:25 AM

Yes, someone must have offended the Olympians that they made passing this particular fight so tough today.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 03:47 AM

Still, tomorrow's another day.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 03:54 AM

You should all make some sacrifices to the Olympians. Large numbers of trivia questions authored will be looked upon extremely favorably smile
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 04:00 AM

You mean that you're open to bribery, Wes? Surely not!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 04:09 AM

I'm not doing anything. However the powers that control the availability of trivia topics as weapons for heroic battles (commonly known as "random number generator") are obviously displeased and need to be appeased. According to the Oracle of Delphi, sacrifices of bulls and virgins are no longer their preferred method, they would rather receive well-written trivia questions.
Posted by: stedman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 04:10 AM

I couldn't help a wry smile when I saw the topic - knowing I wouldn't be the only one held up today. wink
Posted by: froggyx

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 05:28 AM

laugh I'm hooked already and loving it

although will probably be stuck where I am at the moment for a few days, unless one of my favourite topics comes up crazy
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 08:07 AM

I think I'm going to be stuck here for a while so my inner bunny occupied herself and made a new avatar to show stairs at the start of your quest, Wesley. Well, I think the word was 'stairs' - it begins with 's', ends with 'rs', what else could it be? wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 08:33 AM

We have one player in chapter 2 already (at the very start of it). A second one is at the final fight of chapter 1 and the currently third placed has just made it past the prologue.

30 folks have made it past what has proven to be a very high hurdle today; the next 71 are at that very hurdle and should hopefully mostly make it onwards soon - unless the bad luck continues smile
Posted by: bubblesfun

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 09:27 AM

As if Wes isn't haunting me enough with his new game, my Daily Challenge for today is: "Play a quiz authored by player WesleyCrusher and score 4 questions correct".
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 09:36 AM

Wait... that should read "score 27 questions correct" smile
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 03:46 PM

Could we possibly start a new thread for Ascension Quest feedback?
Posted by: Lones78

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 05:18 PM

And I'll be stuck for a few months whilst I find a new team that will let me lob with them for a while smile
Posted by: shuehorn

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 05:22 PM

Anyone who needs to join a team is welcome at Yo' Mammas. Technically, everyone should be a mom, but my husband was both mother and father to his daughter for a while there, and we would have allowed him to join! Also, some of our members are the parents of pets.

I also agree that we need a separate thread for the Ascension Quest.

It is sure to be a very addictive and rewarding exploration, albeit demanding and frustrating at times!

Sue
Posted by: habitsowner

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 06:12 PM

I assume one can begin this game at any date and didn't have to start yesterday. was planning on starting last night but knew I couldn't stay up long enough to get the required points. Can't tonight, either, for the same reasons (morning medical appointments).

If that's not true, please let me know.

Thank you!

Lee
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 06:28 PM

You can start any time. According to Terry, this game may take years to complete so one day won't make the slightest difference. smile
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 06:37 PM

This will be in place for people who are not even members yet - but they will be starting only when they manage to get to Level 100.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 06:46 PM

I'm not even sure there has been a game that had a date in which you must start and can't join in later...and it's a good thing to, because I really want to play this.

By the way, does anyone know why I keep clicking the link even though I can't play and I've read both the introduction and FAQ more times than I'd like?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 07:56 PM

Quote:
I'm not even sure there has been a game that had a date in which you must start and can't join in later.


The FT Amazing Race (the authoring one) had sign-ups and was retired upon completion. I think that's the only one.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 07:57 PM

Buddy, it's called OCD. Treatment is simple, but comes at a cost - you will need to give up several cups of coffee to pay for a year's Gold Membership. Dose may need repeating annually.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed May 15 2013 09:41 PM

That's not going to work for me--I don't drink coffee.
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 12:37 AM

I won't give anything away, but, Wesley, you are even more evil than I could have imagined. I've learned my lesson the hard way.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:02 AM

Are you referring to the 7th score needed in a certain pattern? That one might need adjusting (the balance for this pattern was based off the achievement badges, I just checked it against some stats)

Three chapter 2 games adjusted to now require one fewer correct - that should unevil it smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:17 AM

daBomb619 is by the way the first player to have crossed into chapter 3. He seems determined to get through all this in record time!
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:22 AM

No, the scores are tough, but not impossible. I just accidentally undid a lot of what I had accomplished.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:23 AM

Uhm... ouch! Sorry - can't put a confirm box on those links. Terry would have to do that (but it seems like a good idea, although you found one of the worst places in the game to misclick)

Want me to put you back where you were? (and that score was a bit higher than I want it at this stage anyway, so changing it wasn't too bad a move. Didn't have all the data I had later when I wrote the first stages.)
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:33 AM

Yes please. I'm sorry I called you evil smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:34 AM

Back to the sixth fight you go!
Posted by: tiddybitnibbly

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 01:38 AM

Yay! Thank you. I'll be careful where I click from now on.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 05:26 AM

I've fallen into a trap, too, by failing to concentrate. The only consolation is that I'm far from alone.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 05:48 AM

One of our team, user name horadada, was given the task yesterday of scoring 20,000 points. She did, and won the Endurance Badge in the process, but tells me that today she faces the same challenge of scoring 20,000 points. Is this correct?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 06:23 AM

I see what happened... she has completed the task but not returned to the stage to register the success. Now she came back today and of course the system didn't see the 20,000 points any more.

I'll move her to the correct location and add a note that you should always return to the stage and advance after meeting a points per day requirement.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 06:27 AM

Thanks Wes.
Posted by: lolleyjay

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 10:34 AM

Help please. Did not have the Endurance Badge so played and reached the 20,000+ points for the Ascension Quest and did not go back until later after the reset. Surprised to see I had to do it all over again. Would very much like to have this corrected if possible. Thanks.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 10:39 AM

Corrected!
Posted by: lolleyjay

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu May 16 2013 10:43 AM

Thank you so much. Looking forward to see what comes next.
Posted by: dippo

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 18 2013 06:32 AM

One of our team (Tigershark79) can't access the video for the 'Winner Takes it All' challenge. She's in France, and has tried the alternate links, but they don't work either. Is there any other possible solution (apart from moving)?

Our team leader (beergirllaura) would have asked this, but she's logged out of the forums, and the temporary password solution she's been sent doesn't work.
Posted by: Mariamir

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 18 2013 07:14 AM

Is there a French site with the video on it, like a French version of YouTube? I can't access YouTube here in China, but there are several Chinese sites similar to YouTube with that video on them. Or I suppose someone who can access the video could download it and email to her, although I've never tried that, so that's just a guess. smile
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 18 2013 07:58 AM

One option would be for her to use a proxy server to log on to YouTube - if she chooses one in the USA it should (with luck) fool YouTube into thinking she's in the US and let her watch the video. If you need further help on how to do this, please send me a PM.
Posted by: bloodandsand

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 18 2013 08:12 AM

Hecky thump, flopsymopsy! Could you set one of those proxy server things up for me and perhaps a couple of fictitious bank accounts in the Cayman Islands? ;))
Posted by: flopsymopsy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sat May 18 2013 08:48 AM

Ha! If I had accounts in the Cayman Islands, think I'd be on here trying to get out of Wesley's snares?
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jun 17 2013 09:07 PM

I woke up this morning to the Monster II badgelet in my profile. But, that came in only as I'd finished 19980 questions. I did the next 15 (to 19995) today, so I won't reach 20,000 until tomorrow. There must be something wrong with this, as it arrived long before I reached the milestone.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jun 17 2013 09:16 PM

I remember this being a problem for the Monsterrific! 2 badge as well.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Mon Jun 17 2013 09:26 PM

There is a reason for it, though I'm not sure what. For instance, the 10,000 badge is won at 9990, because tat is coincidentally 666 games. So it is awarded early. As I recall, that was what was once said...

Not sure the reasoning for the other numbers though.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jun 18 2013 01:02 AM

I would suspect that the database stores number of games, not questions. So Terry took 10000/15 = 666.67 and rounded down to 666. 666x2=1332... smile (Should be 667 and 1334 to give the exact targets)

But then it's not a big problem I guess. You get a 0.1% discount for being awesome smile
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jun 18 2013 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
I would suspect that the database stores number of games, not questions. So Terry took 10000/15 = 666.67 and rounded down to 666. 666x2=1332... smile (Should be 667 and 1334 to give the exact targets)


Well, by that logic, then, one should round up, not down. A player doesn't answer 10,000 questions until he has played 667 games, not 666. Question #10,000 comes in the middle of the 667th game.

It wouldn't actually prevent anyone from getting their badge before being entitled to it. By the end of the 666th game, a player has answered 9990 questions. (No badge; that's less than 10K.) By the end of the 667th game, he has answered 10,0005 questions. (Badge! Yay!)

Not saying I don't appreciate the discount. Just saying that NOT having the discount wouldn't be unfair, either. wink
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jun 18 2013 10:26 AM

Grace, I know (I've studied some math, so there) - I've just been trying to explain the likely reason for the discrepancy.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Jun 18 2013 01:36 PM

Wes, your mathematical ability far exceeds mine. I was just suggesting that it could be changed without being unfair. smile
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 10:54 AM

Just a thought about Daily Challenges. What about a 1000 level badge/badgelet for those who went beyond the Buccaneer 200. Earn at least 300 in each level, D/M/E, and at least 1 Epic completed for a total of 1000 challenges.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 11:33 AM

Actually, 300 in each level is 900, plus 1 Epic is 901 not 1,000.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 11:45 AM

But it's a requirement of AT LEAST 300 in each... That way you cannot win the badge with 1,000 easy challenges and nothing else.


I would say maybe increase it by a lot more than that, though; we went from 20 to 200. I'd say maybe 2,000 total challenges, at least 500 in each.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
But it's a requirement of AT LEAST 300 in each... That way you cannot win the badge with 1,000 easy challenges and nothing else.


Thanks s_s, you got my point exactly.
Or maybe 3 Epics with the 300 each.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 12:28 PM

300 seems so soon after 200. Maybe a mega at 1000 each. Most regulars can get 300 in jut over (or under) a year depending. The other megas take longer.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 12:37 PM

Yeah, 1,000 may seem good.

But, the other mega badges are at around 500 days, minimum, if you win every day. I'd say 500 each is best. 500, 500, 500, and 5, maybe, for the Megabadge (if you complete all every day, you can reach 500 each in 500 days, but most people will take longer, similar to the other mega badges.)
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 12:40 PM

Just because some of the others take 500 days minimum doesn't mean this one should. I just thought I'd point it out.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
Just because some of the others take 500 days minimum doesn't mean this one should. I just thought I'd point it out.


True, but the other Megas taking longer was pointed out. If we don't want this one smaller for continuity, I think they should remain about the same as all the other Megas.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 01:24 PM

Ok, 400 each and 4 Epics, total 1500, and that's my FINAL offer. smile
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 07:14 PM

Sounds very complicated. Let's put those triple-flag repeats to good use and simply ask for 42 epics of any shape and color (You'll get way too many of the other levels along the way anyway). Okay, maybe not 42 smile
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 07:50 PM

Hear hear. Nothing sucks more to get a triple flag again (which has happened to me twice).
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Aug 02 2013 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: eyhung
Hear hear. Nothing sucks more to get a triple flag again (which has happened to me twice).


At least you're getting epics. wink I'd rather get a third flag again than nothing. :P
Posted by: Creedy

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Aug 04 2013 04:17 AM

I haven't had an epic for quite a while.

(Hmmm, that doesn't sound quite nice, but you know what I mean)
Posted by: Eisenherz

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 08 2013 09:05 AM

I've completed the "Dogs" challenge yesterday and the badge hasn't been added to my profile yet. Wonder if there's some bug or so going on? Since usually the badges are added automatically within minutes after challenge completion.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Aug 08 2013 09:18 AM

The badge was awarded to you yesterday at 2:04 pm server time and I see it on your profile just fine. It may be that you're seeing a cached version of your profile page in your browser. Please make sure to force a reload on the page or clear your browser cache.
Posted by: lorance79

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 06:57 AM

An idea for a new badgelet inspired by the Point Precision pair: how about setting a target for a specific number of brains to accumulate over a week or month - no more, no less. It could be called The Brains Trust.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 10:11 AM

That would be rather frustrating especially for those in the wrong timezones who have almost no control over where they end up in the standings at the end of the day and the price of failure (losing a week or month of work) would be too high.

A more viable longer-term precision target might be to be exactly on a point level boundary (or one point below it) at a change of day. That's within the control of the player although even for that one, it might be quite frustrating for a high level player to overshoot and be stuck with a million before trying again.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
A more viable longer-term precision target might be to be exactly on a point level boundary (or one point below it) at a change of day. That's within the control of the player although even for that one, it might be quite frustrating for a high level player to overshoot and be stuck with a million before trying again.


Maybe instead of having exactly the point boundaries, set it at regular intervals - end the day on an exact multiple of 100,000 or (if you really want to be harsh) 1,000,000.
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 11:45 AM

Idea for a mini still using the brains called Prime Brain, similar to how the Final Countdown mini is done.

Over a 28 day period end a day with these prime numbers in the brains 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19 and 23. Collecting all these numbers will earn you the mini
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 11:54 AM

Zonko, this still has the same problem - if you're not online at the change of day to fix your position in the rankings, it's almost impossible for a player to control just how many brains they can get because others will score. (This problem actually affects a very large part of our player base - East Coast US has the day change at 1 / 2 am, UK at 6 / 7 am, depending on DST.)
Posted by: zonko

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 12:16 PM

Not denying that fine tuning is a problem. Being in the UK i know the placement in the brains i have at the time when i go to bed will not be the same, as when i check back yesterdays results when i wake up. Just thought that if done over a rolling 28 days similar to the final countdown you could get more chances to hit the required scores.

Or you just get rid of the 28 days all together and just need to get those amounts whenever you get them. Yes still the problem of fine tuning put over a unlimited period of time more doable

No probs anyhow, was just an idea smilee
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Aug 20 2013 02:44 PM

As a "whenever", it would certainly work. Sooner or later you'd get it if you just put in enough days with decent points.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 28 2013 04:24 AM

Just an idea. I know word wizard already has a lot of badges, and this might be considered tedious I suppose, but I quite like the idea of collecting things over time.

Word Wizard: Badge: 12 days of Christmas (echoing the badgelet)

Collect the key words in the song, but collect each word the corresponding number of times. For example, the word 'maid' would have to be collected 8 times, the word 'dove' just twice. Not in order, just over time. It's a bit of a long haul, hence a badge might be suitable.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..

12 x Drum/mer
11 X Piper
10 x Lord
9 x Lady
8 x Maid
7 x Swan
6 x Geese
5 x Ring
4 x Bird
3 x Hens
2 x Dove
1 x Partridge
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 28 2013 10:41 AM

Nice idea Chavs, but WW needs words of at least four letters. "Hen" will not do. Maybe "hens"?
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 28 2013 02:15 PM

Thanks Jan, I've edited that in. smile
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Aug 28 2013 03:00 PM

I like that one, Chavs, and am glad that there is only one partridge! smile
Posted by: HairyBear

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Sep 03 2013 02:59 PM

I have an idea for a new badge, one for regular players, not just gold members. How about a Decathlete badge, for the best combined score on the day from the following games:

Hourlies: Smartest, Mixed, Cake, Word Wizard, Fill Me In

Dailies: Daily, Mind Melt, New Question, Who Am I, Team Heroes

It would have to take the highest score on the day from the hourlies, but the Team Scores system does that already, so it should be available. Each person only gets one score a day on the others. Combine all 10 as is or divide Daily by 2, Mind Melt by 3, etc., to get scores less than 1,000 for each game and then combine them.

Since only one person a day could get the badge, this would be TOUGH.
Posted by: Nammage

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 18 2013 04:59 AM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
300 seems so soon after 200. Maybe a mega at 1000 each. Most regulars can get 300 in jut over (or under) a year depending. The other megas take longer.


300 is soon. I have 258 (I think) on Easy, yet haven't broke 200 yet on Medium or Difficult. Though I'm close on Medium.

-Nam
Posted by: Nammage

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 18 2013 05:03 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Originally Posted By: eyhung
Hear hear. Nothing sucks more to get a triple flag again (which has happened to me twice).


At least you're getting epics. wink I'd rather get a third flag again than nothing. :P


I'd rather get a 3rd flag.

wink

-Nam
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 11:19 AM

Well our next round of additions is fast approaching. Feel free to post your favorites, and starting in a week and a half from now we'll get underway with some new badges and minis.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 11:28 AM

Might I ask for a set of 6 new level challenges, one for each tier? I'll come up with some ideas if that's a go.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 11:40 AM

Sure, sounds like a good idea to me.

We can make them a little more visible too -- let people know what new things await them if only they get those 3 extra levels...
Posted by: MiraJane

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 11:59 AM

I admit to not having read the previous 48 pages so I'm sure these may have come up previously:

1. Another badge or even Champion badge for getting more than 25 correct In The Crystal Ball.
100? 250? 500? Big flashing dictionary for Hurricane Bill? Whatever number others think is the best.

2. A badglet or badge for being #1 in the Team vs. Team game after.. 10? 25? times.

3. Being the team Hero for a certain number of times. Ether among the heroes or, again, #1.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 12:28 PM

An idea...

Any badge I can win that Rossian cannot. I will NEVER catch up if we give her MORE badges. wink


No, but really, how about an upgrade to the point God badge? The 10,000,000 Point Almighty.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 01:10 PM

How about more badges that I can win and Salami can't - just to wind him up? Note - they don't GIVE me badges - I do have to win them.

How about a badge for the Top All Rounder (one for normal, one for hardcore) for each completed Global Challenge set. I think this would be a tough one to win, and should only be given out to the player who finishes at number one - not to the highest ranked player who has never won it before.
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 01:16 PM

Since there are 8 daily and 3 hourly team games, may I suggest a badge for a team member who has the highest score in at least 7 of those games in a day?

And I like salami's suggestion too. :-)

Thanks T!
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Barbarini
Since there are 8 daily and 3 hourly team games, may I suggest a badge for a team member who has the highest score in at least 7 of those games in a day?


That's going to be very difficult for someone in a large team, but easy for anyone in a very small team.

Originally Posted By: rossian
How about a badge for the Top All Rounder (one for normal, one for hardcore) for each completed Global Challenge set. I think this would be a tough one to win, and should only be given out to the player who finishes at number one - not to the highest ranked player who has never won it before.


I think this would make a nice badge - there don't seem to be that many available for the Global Challenge.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Originally Posted By: rossian
How about a badge for the Top All Rounder (one for normal, one for hardcore) for each completed Global Challenge set. I think this would be a tough one to win, and should only be given out to the player who finishes at number one - not to the highest ranked player who has never won it before.


I think this would make a nice badge - there don't seem to be that many available for the Global Challenge.

There are 4 badges and 2 mini-badges for Global Challenge. I wouldn't call that "not many".

Personally, I think that's too difficult--too high of a score. I think that these badges should be achievable by quite a few people, not just a handful.
Another thing to consider is whether these will be mini-badges or regular badges. I know that there has been talk of limiting the total number of badges, and some of these wouldn't work for well for mini-badges, which are suppose to be somewhat easier than badges (although I am aware there are some difficult mini-badges like some of the Daily Challenge epics and the Pot of Gold ones).
I guess one thing I'd like to avoid if possible is something like what happened with the monster quiz, where you have to answer more questions but it's only a mini-badge instead of a regular badge (because of the limiting the number of badges thing).

As for my ideas:
It's probably going to be said, so I'll say it: more of the "24 Hours of..." mini-badges (perhaps even finish the set, I don't think anybody would mind). Perhaps either taking quizzes based off commissions or challenges or a scavenger hunt type (like where you have to play quizzes with a certain word or words in the title).
Posted by: Nammage

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 02:20 PM

On the Global Challenge, how about a mini-badge for one who plays 800 or 900 games (minus brain twist, of course).

-Nam
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
There are 4 badges and 2 mini-badges for Global Challenge. I wouldn't call that "not many".


Word Wizard is just an hourly and it has 7 badges and 2 minis. Don't get me wrong, Word Wizard is great, but it's only one game and the Global Challenge has 6 games which offer less badges than just that one.

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
It's probably going to be said, so I'll say it: more of the "24 Hours of..." mini-badges (perhaps even finish the set, I don't think anybody would mind).


Another dozen minibadges is probably too many, but having said that, I don't think it's fair to have 24 Hours of some categories but not others. Possibly a mini where you have to combine categories - score x points (probably a bit under 3000) in each of x categories (3/4) - e.g. in a 24 hour period, score 2000 points in each of the following categories: hobbies, humanities, literature, television.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
Originally Posted By: rossian
How about a badge for the Top All Rounder (one for normal, one for hardcore) for each completed Global Challenge set. I think this would be a tough one to win, and should only be given out to the player who finishes at number one - not to the highest ranked player who has never won it before.


I think this would make a nice badge - there don't seem to be that many available for the Global Challenge.

There are 4 badges and 2 mini-badges for Global Challenge. I wouldn't call that "not many".

Personally, I think that's too difficult--too high of a score. I think that these badges should be achievable by quite a few people, not just a handful.
Another thing to consider is whether these will be mini-badges or regular badges. I know that there has been talk of limiting the total number of badges, and some of these wouldn't work for well for mini-badges, which are suppose to be somewhat easier than badges (although I am aware there are some difficult mini-badges like some of the Daily Challenge epics and the Pot of Gold ones).
I guess one thing I'd like to avoid if possible is something like what happened with the monster quiz, where you have to answer more questions but it's only a mini-badge instead of a regular badge (because of the limiting the number of badges thing).

As for my ideas:
It's probably going to be said, so I'll say it: more of the "24 Hours of..." mini-badges (perhaps even finish the set, I don't think anybody would mind). Perhaps either taking quizzes based off commissions or challenges or a scavenger hunt type (like where you have to play quizzes with a certain word or words in the title).


Seconded. smile
Posted by: Barbarini

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: AdamM7
[quote=Barbarini]Since there are 8 daily and 3 hourly team games, may I suggest a badge for a team member who has the highest score in at least 7 of those games in a day?

That's going to be very difficult for someone in a large team, but easy for anyone in a very small team.


There are other challenges on FT that aren't that easy which is as it should be. Ultimately up to Terry.

Edited to fix quotes...
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 04:46 PM

Are there any current recognition awards for Brain Twist participation?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 05:46 PM

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Are there any current recognition awards for Brain Twist participation?


Brain Twist ties into GC. Progress in Brain Twist and you earn more from GC.

Badge/Badgelet rewards for Brain Twist would be equivalent to receiving badges/badgelets for completing any series of quizzes from the Brain Teasers category.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 06:00 PM

Brain Twists are played between GC rounds and don't count for anything then (but helping get a Level 9 badge). And of all the competitions with multiple awards, GC has Immortal, HC and Level 9. That's way under representation for a key FT activity. And, as you dance around saying, there is NO individual Brain Twist award..
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 06:13 PM

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And, as you dance around saying, there is NO individual Brain Twist award..


I never danced around anything-- Brain Twist was made for the GC, regardless of whether or not it's played separately now. Its points contribute to your GC score. You win other badges from GC.

I also reasoned why I felt it wasn't necessary to have a Brain Twist-specific reward, in my opinion-- it's a reward in itself to get the point boost in GC. It would be more beneficial for plays for our Brain Teaser quizzes to have a 24-Hrs badgelet for the category rather than having players not get the points reward/give the ratings for/get counted as having played the title from Brain Twist. I wouldn't be surprised if players looked up the quiz they have for the Brain Twist, since it's not timed, and get the answers through other means to ensure their success in the game (but don't let that become a topic of discussion in this thread.)
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 08:27 PM

Brain Twists play into the Do The Twist badgelet, which probably everybody has by now.


I'd like to suggest a "slow and steady" style badge for completing 500 My Daily Quizzes and banking 10,000 single questions.

Also, a "winning streak" badge/badgelet for completing a certain number of daily challenges in a row without any failures in between (20? 100?).

Also, not a badge but an opportunity -- to win certain animals that are at the time being unwinnable. One thing I don't think we have enough of is team (or pair) style challenges where two or more people work towards a goal. Perhaps two people with different animals can work together to clone each other's.
Posted by: mehaul

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 08:29 PM

Brain Twist (edit: Teasers) is a category that stands with all the other categories in the Quizzyland Home Page Left Hand Column. Just about every other topic there is covered in the Challenges award menu. Just about all those other topic awards can be won using untimed play.
If this is a brainstorming session to help Terry decide on new badges, the first rule of brainstorming is you don't poo-poo on any idea. You let them all be presented without demerit. Just new ideas are voiced. Later the moderator decides to seek pros and cons on certain of those ideas to further discuss towards a final decision.
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 08:37 PM

I would like to second nautilator's Slow and Steady badge idea.

I'd also like to see a badge that involves playing a certain number of quizzes by some of the more prolific authors on the site. Maybe a perk to authors with over 100 quizzes online to make a list of their 10 or 15 favourite to play as a challenge.
Posted by: ssabreman

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 10:22 PM

Or slow, steady prolonged FT activity to accumulate 10 000, 20 000, 30 000, or 40 000 Brains. Kickaha...you get a special lifetime achievement award.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Sep 25 2013 11:48 PM

I would love to choose my favorite few quizzes for players to play.

We have similar challenges, I think that would make one amazing badge, or a bunch of badgelets.

For a badge, maybe the top 15 or 20 active authors chooses ten of their quizzes to add to a large list of 150 quizzes or so to win the badge. I love the idea George!
Posted by: maninmidohio

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 12:34 AM

My suggestion is for something a little different. Piece of Cake and Smartest both rotate over many of the standard FT categories (although not all of them). I would like to see achievement badges for getting 10/10 in all of the categories with a minimum of some time (possibly 40 seconds for Piece of Cake and 50 for Smartest). However once you get the badge the badge would become dynamic in that it would show the number of seconds that you took in your slowest category. As you improved the number would reflect the new slowest time.

I like this idea because it would allow one to continue to try to improve, it would not be a single goal. The number on my badge would not be one of the lowest because I am fairly slow in taking quizzes. But such a badge would be encouraging for me to keep working at getting a better result. Users should be able to see their best times in all of the categories so they would know which ones they need to try to improve.

I realize that this would mean creating some new storage for each member in which there best time would be stored and that would make the creation of the badge more difficult, but I think it would be worthwhile to have for this new kind of badge.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 12:42 AM

I love the idea, MIMO.
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 12:45 AM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
I wouldn't be surprised if players looked up the quiz they have for the Brain Twist, since it's not timed, and get the answers through other means to ensure their success in the game (but don't let that become a topic of discussion in this thread.)


You can't - if you try and play the quiz, you'll receive a message saying that you can't play because it's being used as a brain twist that day (it's happened when I've tried to send corrections and once by coincidence).

Originally Posted By: nautilator
Also, a "winning streak" badge/badgelet for completing a certain number of daily challenges in a row without any failures in between (20? 100?).


This sounds interesting - I'd say 100 is too much but 20 could be about right. One question I have: if you've completed 19 challenges without failure (and the target is 20), and the next day you complete the easy but fail the medium and difficult, do you get the badge or have to start again?

Originally Posted By: George95
I would like to second nautilator's Slow and Steady badge idea.


I'll third it.

Originally Posted By: Barbarini
There are other challenges on FT that aren't that easy which is as it should be. Ultimately up to Terry.

Edited to fix quotes...


Sorry if I'm misunderstanding you here, but my point was not that it would be too difficult (there certainly are much harder challenges), but that it would be unfair because those in a smaller team would have a massive advantage. I suppose there might be a way around that, though.

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
I love the idea, MIMO.


Same here, if it's not too difficult to code.
Posted by: bucknallbabe

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 01:11 AM

A Global Challenge Hardcore Achievement Badge, please. This could be reaching Level 8, or scoring in a particular number of games over the course of the tournament; just something for those out of the running for the top 10 badge spots to work towards.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 01:58 AM

There was some discussion much earlier in this thread about a badge for reaching Immortal in Hardcore mode, which I thought had been agreed, but it hasn't been implemented. Is it on the short list?
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 03:16 AM

A (sort of) variation on the Temporal Rift mixed with the Bus Ride - for regular members and gold alike: A festival badge.

A badge/let for completing a set of quizzes, each of which have to be played on a particular day of the year.

Eg A quiz about love that is played on Valentine's Day / a quiz about Ireland that is played on St Patrick's Day / a quiz about Christmas that is played on Christmas Day. I am sure between us that we could find some more esoteric days to play as well such as a quiz about pirates played on Speak Like a Pirate Day or a quiz about cocktails on Arthur's Day, and so on.

1. The number of days eligible could exceed the number needed to win the badge. Or there could be a badge for completing them all and a badgelet for completing a specified lesser number.

2. The quiz could either be hand-picked/specified, or it just needs to have a particular word in the title, or there could be more than one quiz (of either of these types) to be played or to be picked from.

3. Once the quiz is played on the correct day it remains 'ticked off' rather than having to play a certain amount within a limited time, so one can play the game slowly over a number of years if so desired. OR: see 4

4. There's a quiz per day, 366 festivals, and a badgelet for playing 28 in one month. Or similar.

I'm sure there are other several variations that might work, such as locating and playing a quiz that was placed online on Valentine's Day / Christmas Day etc.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 03:33 AM

My heart sinks a little bit at the thought of a badge for playing specific author's quizzes, partly because the prolific authors here do a really fabulous job both at being prolific and at producing high quality quizzes, and therefore we are playing quite a lot of their quizzes already! I wonder if a badge might be overkill. And I wonder if it might offend by accidentally leaving someone out? Or create a feeling that some quiz makers are more valued than others? Just..wondering.

However, some sort of chain-mail badge might be nice, whereby our current prolific authors are invited to create a chain reaction set of quizzes where one quiz tells you what quiz you need to play next.

For example, Creedy might write a quiz and in it hide a clue or solution (either in the i/i or question) that is the title of a quiz by kyleisalive, and Kyle similarly has hidden a title of a quiz written by Swami... and so on for as long as we think we can make it without driving the badge-seeker insane - a bit like Russian Dolls, never knowing when we might find the smallest one.

This might take a little more working out, and the opportunity is there to create it as a pretty simple scavenger hunt or a devilishly difficult riddle (hopefully somewhere inbetween) and I think the quizzes should be written especially for the job. But I feel the Author's Lounge posse are up to the challenge!!
Posted by: Chavs

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 03:41 AM

Incidentally, finding an author who has more than a hundred quizzes online and then playing x amount of them might make a good Daily Challenge, if such a challenge doesn't already exist.

Is there a Daily Challenge that asks someone to play x number of quizzes from the Completed Author Challenge list? http://www.funtrivia.com/special_lists.cfm?challenges=1

That could also be a badgelet, I suppose, but I think Daily Challenges fits it well.

Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 03:52 AM

Here's my draft list of possible level challenges, comments and alternate ideas welcome:

25 - Quiz Perfection (mini, Gold): Play ten 25-question quizzes, scoring perfectly on each.
50 - Newsmonger (mini): Play 50 quizzes within an hour of their release. You need a score of 50% or better for a play to count.
75 - Quick Question Race (mini, Gold): Bank 75 correct quick question answers within 15 minutes of first calling up the game. (It doesn't matter how many you get wrong)
100 - Centurion Achievement: During one month, meet the requirements of the various hourly/daily game Achievement badges 100 times (total over all games).
125 - Legendary Monster (mini): Play perfect 15/15 Monster Quizzes on 5 successive days. (Note that you can afford to miss once - use the "more Monster" perk!)
150 - All-round Mastery (mega, Gold): Play all 16 hourly and daily games during one day, scoring a total of 20,000(? - might need adjustment) points or better. For the hourlies, you get to use your best score during the day. (That's Smartest, Easy, Word Wizard, Obscurity, Hourly Mix, Fill Me In, Who am I, Expert, World Quiz, Daily Game, New Question, Pot of Gold, Mind Melt, Heroes, TvT and GM Madness. You'll need a pretty good day for that!)
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 04:30 AM

Going through the ideas submitted so far since Terry's post, in one handy post, with some comment. The overall quality of ideas so far is excellent - keep them coming!

I'm trying to keep overall balance in mind here - we don't want to add too many full badges nor should any specific game or activity yield too many levels. We also want something for all levels of play:

If you want to do some unbiased brainstorming, please skip this post.

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Another badge or even Champion badge for getting more than 25 correct In The Crystal Ball.
100? 250? 500? Big flashing dictionary for Hurricane Bill? Whatever number others think is the best.


I'd not add more full badges to CB, but I'd like to see some goals that yield interesting minis. Like, "Win a CB game with a word of 4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 letters each" or needing to win with 20 different first letters. They'd still be quite tough to collect.

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upgrade to the point God badge? The 10,000,000 Point Almighty


I'd second that - although I'd suggest 5M and 25M for better scaling. Maybe also rename "God" since that one had seen a few objections in the past. Overlord at 1M, Sovereign at 5M and Emperor at 25M?

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Top All Rounder (one for normal, one for hardcore) for each completed Global Challenge set


I assume that's for the 12-hour set. Nice one, seconded. For the overall championship, it could maybe be done as a visual upgrade of the regular Immortal / HC, without an extra level.

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a badge for a team member who has the highest score in at least 7 of those games in a day?


Very dependent on team composition and could also be manipulated (by teammates taking turns playing low scores so that one can win). Good idea, but probably not workable in practice.

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more of the "24 Hours of..." mini-badges


Add another two and keep the rest for future upgrades. They're good entry-level minis.

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recognition awards for Brain Twist participation


I would second a mid-level mini for a certain number of perfect scores on Twists. It would encourage more playing for perfects instead of just the needed 50%.

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"slow and steady" style badge for completing 500 My Daily Quizzes and banking 10,000 single questions


Seconded for the 10k singles, not so sure about the 500 My Daily - the badge might encourage people to play very narrow settings over and over. Speaking of which, how about a medium/hard daily challenge to set your Daily Quiz to include only [random category 1] and [random category 2] subcategories and score 7/10 or better? It would do something to discourage "play the easiest setting at all times".

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I'd also like to see a badge that involves playing a certain number of quizzes by some of the more prolific authors on the site. Maybe a perk to authors with over 100 quizzes online to make a list of their 10 or 15 favourite to play as a challenge


This could be implemented quite easily as a stage game and managed without Terry needing to do a lot of work. I like it and it provides incentives to get to 100 authored.

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steady prolonged FT activity to accumulate 10 000, 20 000, 30 000, or 40 000 Brains


It shouldn't yield more levels, but upgrades to the top badge would certainly be welcome.

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I would like to see achievement badges for getting 10/10 in all of the categories with a minimum of some time (possibly 40 seconds for Piece of Cake and 50 for Smartest)

However once you get the badge the badge would become dynamic in that it would show the number of seconds that you took in your slowest category. As you improved the number would reflect the new slowest time.

I like this idea because it would allow one to continue to try to improve, it would not be a single goal. The number on my badge would not be one of the lowest because I am fairly slow in taking quizzes. But such a badge would be encouraging for me to keep working at getting a better result. Users should be able to see their best times in all of the categories so they would know which ones they need to try to improve.


I am discussing something similar (although not quite the same) with Terry already which would cover a wider scope than just these two games.

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Global Challenge Hardcore Achievement Badge, please


I'd prefer that as a mini since GC already has an achievement. Otherwise seconded.

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badge for reaching Immortal in Hardcore mode


Yes.

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badge/let for completing a set of quizzes, each of which have to be played on a particular day of the year


Might be somewhat difficult to code, but it would make an interesting mid to high level scavenger badgelet. Seconded.

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chain-mail badge might be nice, whereby our current prolific authors are invited to create a chain reaction set of quizzes where one quiz tells you what quiz you need to play next


Great idea here! I'd love to see that.

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Is there a Daily Challenge that asks someone to play x number of quizzes from the Completed Author Challenge list?


No, and it might be a very good addition next time we revisit the dailies.

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We have hourly winner badges for the Mixed and Smartest games -- what about others, namely the Easy game? Since the question refreshing it's no longer constantly won by one or two people.


Could be a cool addition by now - I understand the original reason behind not having a sitewide here, but with the new question database and the lesser reliance on pure memorization, the symmetry between the three main hourlies would be nice to have.

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Quizzer badge for playing 1000 quizzes. Can there be 'upgrade' badges for that one? Perhaps even a full set, much like the point badges.


Would be a nice candidate for an upgrade path without additional levels. 2500, 5k, 10k, 25k, 50k?


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how about an A to Z mini badge where a player has to play 26 quizzes each with a title begining with a different letter of the alphabet.


Very nice idea. Possibly even two: Version 1 is the basic "Do it", and the higher level requires doing it on one day, playing exactly the 26 quizzes on that day (and no extras). Can't afford to miss a score on that second variant!

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I'd prefer a badge for playing each of the 365 quizzes rather than just 365 in total. However, there might be a problem when it comes to February 29th in a leap year.


The problem here would be if a player misses a day and would need to wait an entire year for the next chance to play the quiz, plus of course the tracking. It could be coded more like the Monster - the 365 (366) quizzes are placed into a rotation and each day the player starts the game, the server looks for the most recent unplayed quiz. So you play around the year, and then it starts giving you the missed ones from the current date backwards (i.e. if you play on Feb 7, it'd look for Feb 6, Feb 5, etc... until it can serve you an unplayed quiz.)

I'll update this with further ideas as they get posted

Updated Oct 8
Posted by: agony

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 07:32 AM

When the question pool for Who's the Expert was overhauled, there was some talk of a new badge for maybe 100 categories - has that been implemented?
Posted by: George95

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 07:38 AM

I believe the idea of a quiz for a certain holiday/event has come up before, as something similar to the Bus Ride, a different specific quiz each day, and anything from Christmas, to Brad Pitt's birthday. I think it would work better as a game, with similar to the Bus Ride, a badge for 80 and 365 days participated in. It would also cover a broader range of categories instead of just Geography/General/World in the Bus Ride.

I would very much be interested in this.
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 07:56 AM

I believe the Who's he Expert? stuff involved winning a certain number of specific categories. That's a badge I wouldn't mind seeing.
Speaking of that, would it be possible to separate the general category wins from the specific category wins when seeing our list of Expert wins?
Posted by: AdamM7

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 08:09 AM

Originally Posted By: George95
I think it would work better as a game, with similar to the Bus Ride, a badge for 80 and 365 days participated in. It would also cover a broader range of categories instead of just Geography/General/World in the Bus Ride.


Maybe making it into a game would probably be a nice idea, but (especially if there's only one specific quiz for each holiday) I'd prefer a badge for playing each of the 365 quizzes rather than just 365 in total. However, there might be a problem when it comes to February 29th in a leap year.

This is all assuming we could find a holiday/event for each day of the year (plus an accompanying quiz) without having to resort to something really obscure.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 08:42 AM

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chain-mail badge might be nice, whereby our current prolific authors are invited to create a chain reaction set of quizzes where one quiz tells you what quiz you need to play next


If other authors are okay with this, I would love to see this implemented. That could be loads of fun!
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 09:04 AM

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Brain Twist (edit: Teasers) is a category that stands with all the other categories in the Quizzyland Home Page Left Hand Column. Just about every other topic there is covered in the Challenges award menu. Just about all those other topic awards can be won using untimed play.
If this is a brainstorming session to help Terry decide on new badges, the first rule of brainstorming is you don't poo-poo on any idea. You let them all be presented without demerit. Just new ideas are voiced. Later the moderator decides to seek pros and cons on certain of those ideas to further discuss towards a final decision.


I know where and what Brain Twist is and I know the situation. I still stand by what I said because I feel that way about the game and its synergistic relationship with GC.

While this is a brainstorming session it's also in the Feedback Forum, and it's a bit unreasonable not to expect people to agree or disagree with ideas posited here. I don't feel like my opinion is any less important. Heck, maybe I'm a one-man minority; doesn't really matter. It's a bit narrow-minded to feel like my idea doesn't have merit, just because it happens to run averse to yours. While it is ultimately Terry's decision, it would be relatively less helpful if this were just a wall we threw stuff at to see what stuck without weighing out anything. Otherwise it's just Terry looking at a to-do list instead of what people are actually concerned about. Like I said-- it's a Feedback Forum.

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You can't - if you try and play the quiz, you'll receive a message saying that you can't play because it's being used as a brain twist that day (it's happened when I've tried to send corrections and once by coincidence).


They're still available from the FT Encyclopedia which can be Googled, I believe.

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However, some sort of chain-mail badge might be nice, whereby our current prolific authors are invited to create a chain reaction set of quizzes where one quiz tells you what quiz you need to play next.

For example, Creedy might write a quiz and in it hide a clue or solution (either in the i/i or question) that is the title of a quiz by kyleisalive, and Kyle similarly has hidden a title of a quiz written by Swami... and so on for as long as we think we can make it without driving the badge-seeker insane - a bit like Russian Dolls, never knowing when we might find the smallest one.

This might take a little more working out, and the opportunity is there to create it as a pretty simple scavenger hunt or a devilishly difficult riddle (hopefully somewhere inbetween) and I think the quizzes should be written especially for the job. But I feel the Author's Lounge posse are up to the challenge!!


We've toyed with this idea before on Terry's recommendation but it fell by the wayside (remember Bob, anyone?). It's something I'm up for trying again at a later date though I currently have a scavenger-type thing in the works I think people will enjoy just as much involving some of our most popular authors. But hush hush. wink

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more of the "24 Hours of..." mini-badges


I'd love to see this or a variation therein. Perhaps something like 'Cinephile', where you have to play Movies quizzes in hundreds of different movie-specific categories. Just a thought. Could work for Literature, TV, VG, etc.

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badge/let for completing a set of quizzes, each of which have to be played on a particular day of the year


I love the idea of time-sensitive challenges and would love to have an automated one for authoring (like Time Crunch in the Lounge) but haven't pursued it too far yet.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 09:14 AM

Originally Posted By: salami_swami
If other authors are okay with this, I would love to see this implemented. That could be loads of fun!


We can always run a call for participation. Everything would have to be managed via PM so the game isn't spoiled for anyone else. I'd volunteer to coordinate and plan it out smile

Essentially, here's how it could run:

Every interested author would sign up with a well-received quiz they want to submit for it (it should mostly be existing quizzes so no one will know which ones do get involved). Then, I'll go through them and map out clues which then get sent to the respective authors for working into the quiz any way they see fit. You coordinate with your editors to get them entered and reviewed. Finally, when everything else is in place, a starter quiz is written and placed online as the place to begin the hunt. It will be such that none of the clues will make sense without having at least two of them - so you can't accidentally win without having worked through it from the start.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 09:33 AM

I'd certainly be willing to take part in the chain reaction. It sounds interesting & I can never resist a challenge.
Posted by: Nammage

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 10:40 AM

Just a slight reminder that some of us are on phones and pads and certain timed games (that require flash) don't work for us. There are badges (mini or major) that we can't get because of this handicap. Not saying that such games should not be implemented, they should, but take those of us unable to get such badges into consideration, if you don't already.

-Nam
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 11:10 AM

I really like the chain game suggestion.

For the festival proposal, I would prefer something as the Bus Ride, spread out over many categories. In Literature we could have Bloom Day, for example.
Posted by: Anton

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher

We can always run a call for participation.


I'm in, but define well received. Top 25%? 50%?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: AntonLaVey
I'm in, but define well received. Top 25%? 50%?


I've used rank 40,000 as a guideline cutoff for Ascension Quest, but we'd need to make this a bit dependent on the author - someone with 50+ sunglass quizzes should certainly apply stricter criteria than someone with 5.

Important: All this is at the moment still speculative - if and when this activity goes ahead, a call for participation will be published. Don't try to sign up just yet - it's too early for that. We've understood there's significant interest, but we need to discuss the how and when first.
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 03:56 PM

I'd be willing to help coordinate the idea in any way I can, Wes!
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Sep 26 2013 04:24 PM

We'll see if I need any help for that - like with any puzzle, the fewer people know the solution, the better. But back to the original topic of suggesting new badges - if/when this idea will happen, I'll make a separate thread for it.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Fri Sep 27 2013 10:05 PM

We have hourly winner badges for the Mixed and Smartest games -- what about others, namely the Easy game? Since the question refreshing it's no longer constantly won by one or two people.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Sun Sep 29 2013 04:32 PM

There's a Quizzer badge for playing 1000 quizzes. Can there be 'upgrade' badges for that one? Perhaps even a full set, much like the point badges.
Posted by: mcsurfie

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 12:54 PM

Having achieved getting my 195 Day Bus Ride badge, I have the feeling it is not really worth playing this anymore, especially given the amount of quizzes that I have played that re-occur. Perhaps there is a need for a Gap Year Bus Ride badge, which a player has to complete 365 quizzes to keep player interested beyond getting the 200 points bonus for playing the quiz.

Another though that occured to me that given the are quizzes starting with each word of the alphabet, how about an A to Z mini badge where a player has to play 26 quizzes each with a title begining with a different letter of the alphabet.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: mcsurfie
Having achieved getting my 195 Day Bus Ride badge, I have the feeling it is not really worth playing this anymore, especially given the amount of quizzes that I have played that re-occur. Perhaps there is a need for a Gap Year Bus Ride badge, which a player has to complete 365 quizzes to keep player interested beyond getting the 200 points bonus for playing the quiz.


What's a gap year?
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 02:07 PM

Updated the summary post above:

http://www.funtrivia.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/1012437#Post1012437
Posted by: zebra101

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:01 PM

I have a couple badge ideas:

1. There are badges for having quizzes in 5, 10, and 15 different categories. Why not one for having a quiz in all 20 categories?

2. A second badge for writing crosswords. There's already one for having just five, so maybe one for 10, 15 or more?

3. Maybe one for suggesting a certain amount of Author Challenge titles. The titles would have to be made into quizzes and put online to count. This could just be a badgelet.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:19 PM

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3. Maybe one for suggesting a certain amount of Author Challenge titles. The titles would have to be made into quizzes and put online to count. This could just be a badgelet.


This we already have (for 1 and 10 challenge quizzes) but I'd love to see more.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
This we already have (for 1 and 10 challenge quizzes) but I'd love to see more.


The idea was for providing the titles - I could see that one as a fun little badgelet. Having 25 of one's titles written. (Would certainly get more people to suggest some)
Posted by: malik24

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl
Originally Posted By: mcsurfie
Having achieved getting my 195 Day Bus Ride badge, I have the feeling it is not really worth playing this anymore, especially given the amount of quizzes that I have played that re-occur. Perhaps there is a need for a Gap Year Bus Ride badge, which a player has to complete 365 quizzes to keep player interested beyond getting the 200 points bonus for playing the quiz.


What's a gap year?


In the UK, some people take a gap year between finishing college and starting University. A familiar stereotype is that the students go on travels to explore the world, to help the disadvantaged, boost their CV, work, gain new skills, whatever.

In this case, I don't think the Bus Ride really needs any more badges. It seems a bit redundant to have another badge when there is already one for (theoretically) visiting every country and thus having a 'round the world trip'.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
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3. Maybe one for suggesting a certain amount of Author Challenge titles. The titles would have to be made into quizzes and put online to count. This could just be a badgelet.


This we already have (for 1 and 10 challenge quizzes) but I'd love to see more.


Those are for writing the quizzes, though, aren't they, Kyle? I think the question is asking for a badge for suggesting the titles.
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: New round of badge additions! - Tue Oct 08 2013 05:30 PM

AHHHH...yeah. Misread.
Posted by: nautilator

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 12:39 AM

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
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steady prolonged FT activity to accumulate 10 000, 20 000, 30 000, or 40 000 Brains


It shouldn't yield more levels, but upgrades to the top badge would certainly be welcome.

This'd be a bit dicey with three badges dedicated to brain accumulation -- but could those three be merged as part of a set of brain upgrade badges, and the two-badge vacuum filled with other brain-related challenges? Perhaps one where you have to get exactly 25, 24, 23, ..., 1 brain, each on a different day would fill one of those.

A number of the badges are relatively redundant in this sense, and may work better being merged as upgrade series. It'd allow for the addition of more levels of some things, like crystal ball, without barely-meaningful level inflation. You suggested something like collecting a list of 4, 5, 6, ..., 10 (12?) letter words, and it'd be similar to what I've just suggested for brains. It'd be like having an upgrade series for quantity, and a single badge for variety/collecting scenarios. Even a collecting badge could have upgrades, like if you got 10 different brain amounts, then eventually got all 25.


Update: oh, and what about the positioning of the badges in the profile? Those that come after team magnate seem a bit tossed in at the end. Why doesn't QC2 come after QC, fortune teller after i see all?
Posted by: Buddy1

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 08:50 AM

Not to mention 195 Days comes before 80 Days instead of after. Same with FunTrivia Cadre and FunTrivia Agent.
Posted by: kaddarsgirl

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By: nautilator
Perhaps one where you have to get exactly 25, 24, 23, ..., 1 brain, each on a different day would fill one of those.


Below is Wes's response to a similar proposition two pages back (#1004816):

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
That would be rather frustrating especially for those in the wrong timezones who have almost no control over where they end up in the standings at the end of the day and the price of failure (losing a week or month of work) would be too high.

A more viable longer-term precision target might be to be exactly on a point level boundary (or one point below it) at a change of day. That's within the control of the player although even for that one, it might be quite frustrating for a high level player to overshoot and be stuck with a million before trying again.
Posted by: WesleyCrusher

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 09:35 AM

Nautilator's is more workable, however, since it doesn't create a time limit. You just get to try again the next day. In fact someone playing 4000+ points per day with some regularity would be bound to win it by pure chance in the long run.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 11:29 AM

Added minis "GC All Rounder" and "GC All Rounder Hardcore"
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 11:49 AM

Added mini "24 hours of General Knowledge"
Posted by: CmdrK

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 12:50 PM

Go Terry, go!
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 12:53 PM

More to come smile Will be adding them periodically over the next couple of weeks.
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 01:07 PM

Incidentally, the Crossword Crusher badge doesn't appear in the list of "Challenges you can complete here" on this page : http://www.funtrivia.com/crossword/hard.cfm
Posted by: salami_swami

Re: New round of badge additions! - Wed Oct 09 2013 01:40 PM

When you say "will add more over the next few weeks", it makes me check this page and the challenges page every 4 1/2 minutes. Lol.
Posted by: rossian

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Oct 10 2013 12:31 AM

I'm actually excited to see one of my suggestions adopted, even if it's for badgelet(s) I may never be able to win.
Posted by: bucknallbabe

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Oct 10 2013 09:11 AM

Thanks, Terry, for the GC All Rounder badgelets - certainly an incentive to play again and more fun than a straightforward achievement badge.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Oct 10 2013 01:35 PM

Wes brought up a good point with the All Rounder badges... they will be modified to only count players in divisions 3 and up. That stops players from just resetting their division back to 1 over and over trying to win this.
Posted by: Terry

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Oct 10 2013 02:21 PM

Added badge "Brain Twisted". Available even to non-GMs.

(And, the stats for this one start as of right now. Everyone starts at zero.)
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Oct 10 2013 03:49 PM

I mentioned the idea to Wes about making it at least div 3 or higher. Actually, I find the difficulty of the GC escalates greatly after level 7 when certain categories (Lit, Sports) become very difficult. If you really want to have a level playing field, you should require a higher min, maybe div 7, especially for Hardcore. Hardcore Level 3 vs. Hardcore Level 8 or 9 is really not a fair comparison.
Posted by: eyhung

Re: New round of badge additions! - Thu Oct 10 2013 03:54 PM

Also, having a non-rank 1 min ma