Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Iven, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Iven Antonius Bayle


    Posting on the forums should grant the account special ingame rewards just like Overseer.
    The forums are definetly the better mini game and much more time consuming.
    It would increase the forum activity which should be a positive experience for Daybreak/EG7.
  2. Celephane Augur

    UGH, yuck
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  3. Rijacki Just a rare RPer on FV and Oakwynd

    No. It would reward forum trolling, not constructive posting.
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  4. Iven Antonius Bayle

    Why should it ? There could be rules like a specific post lenght and that the post has to receive a specific amount of likes.
  5. Waring_McMarrin Augur

    Just encourages people to post longer posts and have everyone like each others threads.
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  6. Spacemonkey555 Augur

    They'd need to make it paying accounts only to weed out the free to play trolls who would otherwise face zero consequence for poop posting bad ideas and cross liking with infinite unpaid accounts, of course. Come to think of it, DPG should probably do that even if they don't add rewards to forum posting.
  7. Rijacki Just a rare RPer on FV and Oakwynd

    So, a popularity contest? And crap posts just to make a word count?

    A post with "Jack is a dull boy" over and over to make the word count and then "Liked" by the members of that poster's guild would get rewarded. Whereas a limited audience post that's very well crafted and very 'participatory' would likely not get many likes so would not be rewarded.
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  8. Rijacki Just a rare RPer on FV and Oakwynd

    The problem with making the forums restricted to paying accounts is then you block new players or those returning who are asking newbie questions while being Free account before they take the plunge into All Access. However, having some areas of the forums restricted to paid account to post while other parts are open to all wouldn't be as bad.
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  9. CatsPaws Boy, that one flew over your head

    90% of the posters post in the wrong sub forum anyway. It would be great to have a big ole thumbs down and have it count against the poster so after so many of them then they get a vacation from the forums for a week or so. Another UN-popularity contest!
  10. Rijacki Just a rare RPer on FV and Oakwynd

    ahh a griefing mechanism. No matter how relevant the post, if there was someone who disliked the poster, they could gather a group (or multiple free accounts) to down vote it to get the poster banned. Perfect.
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  11. Iven Antonius Bayle

    I cannot see anything bad in encouraging people for longer posts, and liking each others is already the habit. Most people would prefer to play EQ instead of posting stuff anyways but that might depend on the rewards. The forums however would benefit from an increase of active users and players. It seems like just 1% of all EQ players are also active in the forums.
  12. Iven Antonius Bayle

    I already made that suggestions awhile ago but a social credit system would go to far.
  13. Nennius Curmudgeon

    I have to disagree on this. When I refer to ForumQuest it is in the nature of a joke. For me, the forums are a support mechanism for the game. And also, a place to have a bit of fun at times. And, as others have stated, rewards for a post count are far too easy to abuse.

    Now, on the hand, if a special award were to be made available for those who are especially helpful, I would certainly not object.
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  14. Rijacki Just a rare RPer on FV and Oakwynd

    In many ways, that's what the Community Council is or has been in its various forms over the years.
  15. kizant Augur

    The current CRC is supposed to be closer to a job not an award.
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  16. Rijacki Just a rare RPer on FV and Oakwynd

    There have always been tasks and responsibilities for those on the Council, probably sometimes less or more in certain years, but that doesn't change it being people they think might be able to express themselves as a representative of the community at large or a particular portion of it. It's a "reward" in the same way getting a part time volunteer job is from your participation in the activities involved.
  17. Waring_McMarrin Augur

    Longer posts don't make it better and overall what you are suggesting is way to easy to game and it won't make the forums any better.
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  18. Smokezz The Bane Crew

    There are bad ideas. Then there are BAD ideas.
  19. Koshk Augur

    What CRC? Who and where?
  20. Loup Garou De loop de loop