Author Topic: Point of badges?  (Read 9612 times)

Offline Arturo Sanchez

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Point of badges?
« on: April 09, 2015, 07:03:02 pm »
Not like anyone will look for them, nor can people really see them on you.

So... why collect them? Why even have badges as a thing?

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 07:04:43 pm »
I think it is because they serve as a milestone for the player earning them, a reminder that you have done something to earn a reward.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 07:04:55 pm »
It's like eating cookies. Nobody can tell you had one (unless you had more than one) but it makes you feel good inside.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 07:07:26 pm »
I have my CA badge so people know I'm a CA, my Swabbie badge ( <3 ) and my Notorious Bounty badge. I just like the colour scheme

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 07:22:10 pm »
I have my CA badge so people know I'm a CA, my Swabbie badge ( <3 ) and my Notorious Bounty badge. I just like the colour scheme

I don't see them though.

I only know you have them by your lvl and your text chat colour. As for the bounty? Nothing to suggest that at all.

case in point. Badges themselves serve no purpose to inform anyone of these facts.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 07:26:26 pm »
You are aware of the fact that you can have three badges displayed on your profile... for people to see... right?

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 09:36:39 pm »
You are aware of the fact that you can have three badges displayed on your profile... for people to see... right?

Only recent ones amongst achieves.

but no one really bothers looking at them.

Its not like steam badges either where you can arrange what people see.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 12:36:46 am »
Are we playing the same game? You can customize what badges you have on your profile

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 02:09:34 am »
You are aware of the fact that you can have three badges displayed on your profile... for people to see... right?

Only recent ones amongst achieves.

but no one really bothers looking at them.

Its not like steam badges either where you can arrange what people see.

You can pick which three to display on your profile.

I often check other peoples profiles, and know a lot of people check  mine.

Really surprised you didn't know this.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 04:45:17 am »
I want to answer this question by asking "What is the point of achievements?".

Very similar stuff.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 06:50:12 am »
What is the point of life? :O It's totally meaningless.

Offline Arturo Sanchez

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 09:20:47 am »
I want to answer this question by asking "What is the point of achievements?".

Very similar stuff.

Achieves are a thing I work towards.

Badges are just thingies that comes with said achieves.

Offline Omniraptor

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 11:49:13 am »
the cool badges can't be gotten with achievements.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 12:52:45 pm »
Perhaps we could one day have a place on the ships where the chosen badges of the captain show. Hang them on the plants or something. If you're not a captain, of course, there's still much surface on your top hat left unused for advertisement -- or badges.

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Re: Point of badges?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 01:48:05 pm »
Perhaps we could one day have a place on the ships where the chosen badges of the captain show. Hang them on the plants or something. If you're not a captain, of course, there's still much surface on your top hat left unused for advertisement -- or badges.

I wanted it to be possible to have badges displayed on clan pages. But only specific ones that require actual clan achievements, and not just randomly slapping a expert engineer badge on a clan page - more in the sense of competitive event badges.