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Eliminate the Point Cap

Discussion in 'Stratics Help and Suggestions' started by TheScoundrelRico, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
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    Coming from a long time poster who has accumulated a few posts, likes and points...I'd just like to see the point cap removed.

    Also for post count, you may want to make some additional tiers. If you look at the member list, you'll see that a lot of of folks at the top hit the cap a long time ago.

    The reason I bring this up is the idea of gamifaction which I think is the reason for those systems to be in place in the first place. Just a thought...la
     
  2. Taylor

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    Capped, meaning your points are no longer increasing? Your points are currently 36,931. Does that number go up when you post or receive a like? I'm not aware of an indigenous way to cap trophy points.

    When we migrated to the XenForo 1.0, trophy points were the only way to assign titles. That's why points corresponded virtually exclusively to post numbers--so nobody lost their titles upon migration. Over time, XenForo enabled a post-based title hierarchy, which would allow for more creative gamification through trophy points. Back when Dawngate was a thing, we used trophy points at The Shapers Guild to assign little badges under users' avatars. See:

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    For reference: Trophies | Stratics
     
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  3. TheScoundrelRico

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    I've been at 36,931 since the new system was implemented. Since that time, I've posted numerous times and received numerous likes. No change. If you look at the member list, you'll see that nobody has more than 36,931. That's why I assumed it was capped...la
     
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    @TheScoundrelRico Yep, that definitely sounds like a bug. They make need to run a cron to recalculate the points or something.
     
  5. Captn Norrington

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    I'm not sure if it's a bug or not, but it's been that way for years. Here is the page that shows how many points are given for each trophy, when you add them all together it hits the 36,931 cap Rico mentioned. Trophies | Stratics
     
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    That's a good clue! I'm not sure.
     
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    Oh, wait! I know why! Maybe... Maybe we set the trophy criteria to award points after X number of posts, instead of per post. I bet that's what's going on.
     
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    I'll poke around :p
     
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    I'll poke around :p
    OK from what I see in the back end, you don't actually get points added until you achieve specific criteria, which would explain why it has an effective cap, there isn't any criteria to be met that would continue to net you points. I'll bring it up to the rest of the staff and we'll see what gets tossed around, i can't make any promises though.
     
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  10. Barok

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    I like my current title and would like a way to lock it and/or choose from any of the lower titles.
     
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    Well, at a certain point, you can customize your title - so you could always customize it to whatever tickles your fancy.
     
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