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New forum rank ideas!
Kazuya_UK
Seeing as some people here are getting close (or are already at) the highest rank possible (NeoGeoForLife), which is 1000 posts, I figured that now might be the time to look at changing the rank system a little. We have a number of choices:

1. Add new ranks after 1100 posts. Not sure this is a great idea because "NeoGeoForLife" is supposed to be the highest rank anyway and it would take most people here a long time to reach these higher ranks anyway.


2. Change the current system so that there are many new ranks, and they change more often; instead of getting a new rank every 50-100 posts, you would get a new one every 20-50 posts or something similar. The only problem with this is that a lot of people would end up with their rank changing once these were introduced, so in a way you could be knocked back a few levels, but then again you'd change rank again pretty quick after only a few posts.


3. Give some members the option to have custom ranks. We already do this for mods and some of the veteran members here on the site, and I am willing to do this for others too if they want it, but there should be some requirements for it instead of handing out a custom rank and title to anyone. Perhaps it should just be available to anyone that has surpassed the NeoGeoForLife rank?


I am in favour of a combination of options 2 and 3. Things don't have to be perfect because the ranks are only a bit of fun really anyway, and who is to say that "Metal Slug" is better than the "Shock Trooper" rank just because it takes more posts to get there?

Anyways, I have a small handful of other rank ideas and images that I could use, but I could do with more suggestions for both rank titles and the images for them. For example, we need stuff like this:

Raguy
www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif

I was thinking of adding in ranks for Baseball Stars, Pulstar, Art of Fighting and tons of others, but I need ideas. Some fun ranks, maybe something to do with Neo Geo characters etc would be a good idea too - the more we get, the more I can include. I figure if we have a lot of ranks it would be fun when people post because there would always be the surprise of what rank comes next after another few posts (provided people don't spam to get there!).

Suggestions? Smile

Kaz
Edited by on 19. February 2008 19:02
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Shiny
Definitely a combination of 2 and 3 imo. I might see if I can't craft some rank images when I get chance. Smile
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tony starks
I concur.
 
Kazuya_UK
We'll definitely go for 2/3 then, I think that's the best idea myself. Need to start thinking of some various fun rank names, and then start trying to find rank images for them. I'll do some work on this, any help is appreciated Smile

Kaz
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Kurisu
Kaz,

I would like to see an earlier rank awarded for 30 posts (as I now have 31 and want to stop being a weenie! At the moment I just feel like posting anything to get my rank up Smile. Seriously though I think the idea of introducing new ranks is good. How about "Magician Lord", "Ghost Pilot" or "Soccer Brawler"?

Also, how about getting more "credits" for posting a thread that a certain number of members reply to. Say, 10 replies is the equivalent of an additional post or something. That would reward members who post threads that are of wide interest to others. There would clearly have to be a limit on how far you could advance via this route, so it could be capped at say 100 replies (equating to 10 posts). This would encourage new members to really think about the threads they post.

Sorry if any of this has been thought of before, but I am a newbie so have an excuse!!!
 
boogiepop
I dunno... to me the post count isn't something to think about. It's just there so every now and then you notice it's changed and go "oohh, that wasn't there before!" If you start awarding points to people, it might actually encourage more ridiculous thread threads than promote interesting ones. I can foresee a slew along the lines of "games you just bought" or "games you're playing" that are just very open-ended. And to me, these are often uninteresting.
Just my two cents.
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
 
broken harbours
how about making the rank dependent on both post count and/or how much a person contributes to the site e.g. review, news items, links of interest, design work, technical help etc.. say for example someone post a review of a game or piece of hardware, they can make up a rank for themselves.
 
Kazuya_UK
Kurisu wrote:
Kaz,

I would like to see an earlier rank awarded for 30 posts (as I now have 31 and want to stop being a weenie! At the moment I just feel like posting anything to get my rank up Smile. Seriously though I think the idea of introducing new ranks is good. How about "Magician Lord", "Ghost Pilot" or "Soccer Brawler"?


Those are all good ones - it's very easy for me to add them, all I need to do is make some icons for them. If you or anyone else has any more ideas for ranks then I'm all ears, but I'd definitely like to use them! Smile

Just so you know, the "weenie" rank and the one that you will get at 50 posts is a joke based on a very old and infamous Neo Geo advert that SNK did years ago. Grin This one:

http://www.neogeo...to_id=1356

Also, how about getting more "credits" for posting a thread that a certain number of members reply to. Say, 10 replies is the equivalent of an additional post or something. That would reward members who post threads that are of wide interest to others. There would clearly have to be a limit on how far you could advance via this route, so it could be capped at say 100 replies (equating to 10 posts). This would encourage new members to really think about the threads they post.


It's not possible on the current software, the rank is just dependant on post count, and I can't set it to give people more points for new threads over post replies. Good idea though, but to be honest in practice it might make some people post any old thread to improve their rank, as bp said.

Sorry if any of this has been thought of before, but I am a newbie so have an excuse!!!


No, that's cool! I'm always open to suggestions no matter what they are, so your input is appreciated! Thumbs Up

broken harbours wrote:
how about making the rank dependent on both post count and/or how much a person contributes to the site e.g. review, news items, links of interest, design work, technical help etc.. say for example someone post a review of a game or piece of hardware, they can make up a rank for themselves.


I'd definitely like to do this! All the mods have their own custom ranks, and I have suggested in the past that if people have contributed to the site in some way, I would be only too happy to give them a custom rank of their own choosing. All I'd need is a suitable image to use and I could add a custom rank for anyone, no problem at all Smile

This week I'll try to rip a few Neo Geo sprites to make some new ranks, if anyone wants to make up names for some new ones then post them here! Thumbs Up Anyone else able to rip the sprites using an emulator? Some help would be appreciated as I'd like to add a load of new ranks to the site. Post count isn't really important to me either, but I do see it as a bit of fun. Smile

Kaz
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Kazuya_UK
Here's new ones that I need to add that I made today:

www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/ghost_pilot.png
Ghost Pilot

www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif
Little Raguy

www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif
Raguy

Can't find a decent sprite to rip for Soccer Brawl, trying to find one for Magician Lord now Smile

edit:

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Magician Lord

Best I could do... was thinking about making one showing the transformations but to tell the truth I didn't have the time/patience to play through the game so I could take screnshots! Smile Don't suppose anyone knows if there is a sprite viewer that can be used to rips sprites more easily? Not tried anything like that for a while so I'm not sure. Would make things easier!

Kaz
Edited by Kazuya_UK on 30. March 2008 15:15
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vas
how about neo geo drift out as a subaru drive that be cool Pfft
 
Kazuya_UK
Could do but don't think I could fit the cars in. If you think you could make the image then I'll add it no problem. Thumbs Up

I'm not the best with this gfx lark! LOL

Kaz
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boogiepop
I wouldn't mind helping with names and collecting those little sprite rips. If you put a list of all the currently attainable titles, it should prevent us from submitting duplicates.

@vas Oh my god!! Poor Nakoruru!:( sniff!
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
 
Kazuya_UK
Exactly what I thought about Nakoruru! Shock

Here's the rank names:

Neo Geo Weenie
Real Neo Hot Dog
100 Mega Shock!
Southtown Guardian
Crossed Sword
Aero Fighter
KOF Master
Super Spy
Super Spy
Mark of the Wolf
Magical Drop
Shock Trooper
Metal Slug
Ninja Master
Giga Power
NeoGeoForLife!

And correspongding images - the weenie and hot dog ones just use stars:

www.neogeoforlife.com/forum/attachments/ng4l_ranks.gif

Here's the ones I just made and haven't added yet:

www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/ghost_pilot.png
Ghost Pilot


www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank.gif
Little Raguy


www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif www.neogeoforlife.com/infusions/wob_rank_system/images/raguy_rank_2.gif
Raguy


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Magician Lord


Let's try and come up with some name ideas.

Neo Drifter
Super Sidekick
Neo Samurai
Baseball Star
Burning Fighter
League Bowler
Successful Joe
Neo Bomber
Bubble Burster (Puzzle Bobble rank?)
Money Counter (Money Puzzle Exchanger)
Wind Jammer

I'm not too imaginitive, maybe someone can think of some funny/amusing character specific ones?

Kaz
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vas
yeah i suppose thay would be a bit big never tried doing sprites could have a go Grin

lol changed sig was a wee bit violent Grin
 
boogiepop
Character specific like this?:

Tizoc's Wardrobe Maintainer
Ralf's Drinking Buddy
Terry's Jeans Supplier
Benimaru's Hair Stylist
Gato's Father
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
 
Kazuya_UK
Yea they all sound pretty cool, I think we could expand on those. They sound like the ones Neo-Geo.com uses actually Smile.

Saying that, can we find icons that would work well with each of those ranks? I can pretty much add as many ranks as we need I think, just need good images for each one. The other alternative, is if we had for instance, a bunch of Terry Bogard ranks, we could use the Terry rank pic for all of them; but the first one would get one Terry image, the next rank would get two, and so on up to five... then it would go to the next rank/pic. That would save us making different pics for every one. That make sense?

Kaz
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boogiepop
Makes total sense. And yeah, I kept thinking it was a little too neo-geoish. I'll keep brainstorming.
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
 
Kurisu
The Magician Lord looks really good!

How about these as well;

- Moonlight Swordsman (which I think is the literal translation of the Jap title for Last Blade - Gekka no kenshi)
- Mr. Do!
- Nam Veteran
- Last Guardian
- King of the Monsters
 
Kazuya_UK
I found out something a bit unfortunate. It seems that I can only add up to 30 ranks (not counting the custom ranks for individual people), which is a bit limiting to say the least. I will try to fix that, but in the meantime here's a list of ones I came up with, we can sort out the order and how many posts it will take to get to the rank later. None of these are set in stone, so people tell me if you think they suck or would change any of them... I just came up with them from a quick bit of brainstorming.

-------------------------------
First 100 ranks
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20- Neo Geo Weenie
40- Real Neo Hot Dog
60- Successful Joe
80- MPE Money Counter
100- 100 Mega Shock!


Terry Ranks
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Ukey (Terry's Pet Monkey)
Power Geyser!
Terry's Jeans Supplier
Terry's Sparring Partner
Southtown Guardian


Last Blade Ranks
----------------
Setsuna's Owl
Genbu's Tortoise
Amano's Drinking Partner
Shinsengumi Wolf
Lee's Fan Maker
Awakened Kaede
Moonlight Swordsman
Master Of The Blade


Burning Fighter
Super Sidekick
Baseball Star
Wind Jammer
Soccer Brawler
Nam Veteran
Neo Drifter
Crossed Sword
Aero Fighter
Bubble Burster
Neo Bomber
Mr. Do!
King of the Monsters
League Bowler
Giga Power
1000 Posts- NeoGeoForLife!


KOF Ranks
---------
Benimaru's Hair Stylist
Ralf's Drinking Buddy
KOF Master


Samurai Shodown Ranks
---------------------
Neo Samurai
Winner is You!
Victoly!


Slug Ranks
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Metal Slug
Slug Camel
Slug Tank


MotW Ranks
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Gato's Father
Tizoc's Wardrobe Maintainer
Mark of the Wolf


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We could easily cut it down a bit if I can't get more than 30 ranks, but if we can do more then we could refine/add to it, and perhaps make it so that peoples ranks changed every 10-20 posts, to keep the variety up.

Suggestions please! Grin

Kaz
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Shiny
I have to say that Successfull Joe as the first "proper" rank is genius. Thumbs Up

I think, as I believe was mentioned once before, that Giga Power should be the rank for 1,000 posts and NGFL! a bit higher.

I can't believe that nobody's requested a rank called Blazing Star...
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