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Edited by Progo: 5/6/2014 10:13:29 PM
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Concerns about titles and their re-integration

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This is somewhat poorly written, but I think I'll get my point across: The Bnet community is a wild place, it has a lot of awesome people, some really awesome people, and a fair amount of trolls and grumps. What helped me a lot when I first joined were obvious titles. Simply by skimming a group of responses, I could see how the "cool kids" (AKA Mythics) behaved and what was deemed appropriate on this website. The titles I saw denoted good behavior and dedication, and my little nooblet heart wanted nothing more than to be like them. I know this has been addressed, and that we will get a revamped title system with the release of Destiny. But something that concerns me is that next-to-name titles might depend on in-game actions. [b]I don't want a new member to take the advice of some douche who's simply good at videogames, when an obviously superior community member has nothing but the little year tag hidden away on their profile. [/b] Being able to imitate members like Hylebos and Spawn guaranteed I never landed a ban (short of that hilarious bug incident, lel). So, in my own opinion, it is imperative that you bring back titles as our population grows (I mean bring them back BEFORE Destiny is released). This city needs symbols, blah blah, etc. And it is also important that in-game actions do not dictate superiority as a community member, as noobs will listen to whoever they perceive as being the highest ranking person in the room.
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    We agree. What we want to do is install a system that rewards people for deeds and actions that represent a positive influence on the community. You should select your symbols, blah, blah, etc. Previously, they were selected by an algorithm that identified people who posted a lot, but didn't get banned. Can we aspire to loftier heights than hanging out and not getting into trouble? Let's shift this conversation away from what we're not getting (yet), and talk in vague and general terms about what sort of person you think should be an illuminated pillar of this community.
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    • Edited by Ockeghem: 1/4/2014 3:55:20 AM
      I agree. As long as my title is Emperor of DOOOOOOOOOOM
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      • Agreed.
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      • [quote]The titles I saw denoted good behavior and dedication[/quote] I shit posted on B.old just as much as I do now and I'm a Fabled Mythic Member.
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        • I like the sound of what you're proposing, OP. The question, is, though... if these more helpful members are to get anything, what do they get?
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          • Very nice thread Progo, you'll be an "Illuminated Pillar" in no time, but you've smacked the bees nest with this. Speaking of bees, thats sort of how i see this community. On one hand we have the workers delivering the nectar (opinions) to the nest, and then some that decide to sting everything in defence of it. The Queen Bee is of course DeeJ, Queen DeeJ… In all seriousness though, my opinion is that the Mythic members of the community came here largely for Halo, but things have changed and Bungie has moved on to Destiny. With a new IP comes a new wave of fans (including myself), some of which have the potential to become legend and be as recognised as some of the more grizzled beasts on here today. My point is, let the new wave of fans in the community flourish along with the old. Give them a chance, hear them out, rather than concentrating on who's been here the longest, giving people titles for lengths of time like some kind of jail sentence shouldn't be a 'thing'. Of course trust is essential, so don't take it away, just put the spotlight on the guys that work the hardest and bring the most nectar back to the nest. Implementing things such as a 'Thread of the Week'? or 'PvP Hero' for the month, and basically providing a platform to stand on for members who work hard in game AND on the forums would be rewarding. Everyone likes a nice little badge or trophy for their profile too, showing off and proving how skilled or knowledgable they are, along with length of time on the frontline. Maybe I'm just ranting, maybe you guys agree, let me know. :)
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            • Edited by Callbuscus: 1/5/2014 10:59:30 AM
              Lol
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            • I agree with this completely. It gives people more accountability and reasons to act properly which seems to be lacking so much these days. B.next seems so much like the wild west where everyone just does whatever they want without consequence. If there was something to work for/towards I would imagine it would help to keep people honest and hopefully cut down on the 1,000,000 alts around here. Seriously, are there more alts these days than actual members? But I guess if I have anything to add to this idea/discussion it would be that we shouldn't be given titles for negative behavior as I am sure there would be people trying to get as much negative attention as possible to obtain them. Instead maybe reset their title back to the beginning? It is nice to see such a civil discussion around here as they seem to be sorely lacking these days. Cheers!
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              • shut up we dont need those youre wrong bear with me im a genius
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                • Bring them back!
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                  This is my first time on this website since September, so I don't know much about what's going on, but I agree with you. I don't care that my mythic is gone, but I'd rather have it not there at all than have it be based on ingame stuff.
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                  • As much as I like the current format, re-integrating Titles would be a great addition. Besides, I miss them a bit.
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                  • I will admit that it's a little silly that my first post on these forums was as an Honourable Member, but I miss titles.
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                  • Edited by GrandmasterNinja: 1/5/2014 8:02:09 PM
                    I agree, I want my blue hat back.
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                    • Plz bungie, plz.
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                    • I feel like I am after the french revolution and I'm voting for Napoleon...
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                      • Edited by Mumz Opt: 1/5/2014 6:44:23 PM
                        There is a lot of truth here. Newbies tend to follow the loudest, not realizing 'why' they are loud (sadly the mainstream of folks are like sheep ...). It would be awesome to have some respect visibly standing as the community gets more wound for the game. And so Deej's question does stand ... how to determine such things within a huge and growing community ... ? I'll ponder that and be back.
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                      • I'm not sure what this website needs maybe it needs titles or maybe we just need Destiny to come out. At least for me this place is getting more stale as the days go by. Most of the threads in the main page are either collapsed (My own view) or something that I have no interest in. If it weren't for the support forum I'd probably not come here as often.
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                        • Good explanation and I agree with you.
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                          • The new title algorithm should take into account age, the frequency and/or number of their bans, the number of "question"-type threads they have gotten the "best answer" for, perhaps their number of followers if it is to also track popularity, and probably a few more bits of data that I can't think up right now.
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                            • +1, with the exception that Hyleblas is someone to laugh at rather than imitate. >.>
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                              • I just agree because it's a needed system, however just cause Mythic have some years on this community doesn't mean they all deserve recognitions. This post make it harder to achieve the goal. It's immature to expect some blue for years. We should be titled for years but for actions we perform. Not just because you're ancient to the cause. You blue glowing post need to be earned not given for set achievements. This is also the answer to a Mythic further down. I just wanted to make sure this was seen and added on to by everyone.
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                              • I keep reading "titties"...
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                                • #Illuminati #Anonymous We are anonymous We do not forgive We do not forget Expect us 2014
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                                  • I don't demand a lot. Just a simple potato would be sufficient for me. As long as I'm the only potato.
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                                    • Bacon.
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