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Title: Raing star things
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 20, 2006, 11:19:40 am
Just thought i'd float an idea;

Now, the star things go

(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(0-99)
(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(100-249)
(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(250-499)
(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(500-999)
(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(1000+)

And after 1000 they no longer change, whick sucks slightly; what I propose is a system, whereby the stars are gradually replaced by something else, eg:

:)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(1000-1999)
:):)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(2000-3999)
:):):)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(4000-7999)
:):):):)(http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/star.gif)(8000-15999)
:):):):):)(16000+)

(the smileys are just a placeholder, I dont expect them to be used in this for real)

I don't know if this is possible, or if steve has enough time, I'm just floating this idea on the chance that it is and he does, plus I thought it was a cool idea ;D
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Oviraptor on June 20, 2006, 11:20:59 am
If anything, the other thing should come first, and the stars after, since the stars rule.
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 20, 2006, 11:28:06 am
But then us 5 star-ers wont get any cool changes... :-\

How about 5 Keys?
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: crippits on June 20, 2006, 11:44:23 am
you fault for posting so much :P  oh wait i am now a 5 star-er too....
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Danzik on June 20, 2006, 12:00:06 pm
But then us 5 star-ers wont get any cool changes... :-\
Except a reason to go outside ;)
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: LadyM on June 21, 2006, 03:36:23 am
But then us 5 star-ers wont get any cool changes... :-\
Except a reason to go outside ;)

There is an outside?  ???
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: sgore on June 21, 2006, 06:17:16 am
You know, With that rooster you have.

...You have been remembering to feed the rooster, Right?
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: crippits on June 21, 2006, 10:29:19 am
no the rooster is inside too... keeps getting stuck in the oven. heh heh heh
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Vivec on June 21, 2006, 01:34:09 pm
But then us 5 star-ers wont get any cool changes... :-\
Except a reason to go outside ;)

There is an outside?  ???

Wow, didn't expect you to post that.
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: LadyM on June 21, 2006, 03:46:00 pm
You know, With that rooster you have.

...You have been remembering to feed the rooster, Right?

oh yeah, the rooster.. forgot to feed him today  :o  really!

and in an attempt to get back on topic... nice idea QB, Steve has considered some new icons before but not sure he has time to do anything or has found anything he likes...
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: crippits on June 22, 2006, 09:01:35 am
maybe keep the stars, but just change the colours of them?
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: SBD on June 23, 2006, 04:17:35 am
yeah. bronze-silver-gold or something.
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Daxx on June 23, 2006, 04:36:38 am
yeah. bronze-silver-gold or something.

Nice idea. I also vote that below 100 posts you should get nothing.

100 posts - 1 bronze star
250 posts - 2 bronze stars
500 posts - 3 bronze stars
750 posts - 4 bronze stars
1000 posts - 5 bronze stars
1250 posts - 1 silver star, 4 bronze
1500 posts - 2 silver stars, 3 bronze
1750 posts - 3 silver stars, 2 bronze
2000 posts - 4 silver stars, 1 bronze
2500 posts - 5 silver stars
3000 posts - 1 gold star, 4 silver
3500 posts - 2 gold stars, 3 silver
4000 posts - 3 gold stars, 2 silver
4500 posts - 4 gold stars, 1 silver
5000 posts, 5 gold stars
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: 762 on June 23, 2006, 07:39:04 am
For my two cents, we have mario coins made of different metals. Here's an example, but imagine it not spinning:
(http://atrelizblog.bitacoras.com/img/mario%20coin.gif)

100- 1 bronze mario coin
150- 2
225- 3
375- 4
500- 5
700- 4 bronze coins, one silver
850- 3, 2 (You can see the pattern from here)
1000- 2,3
Etc
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: syphonbyte on June 24, 2006, 02:34:24 pm
I am all for the encouraging of massive post counts by making cool shineys that you earn when you get to insane numbers of posts.
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Damned_Zombie on June 24, 2006, 03:05:01 pm
I am all for the encouraging of massive post counts by making cool shineys that you earn when you get to insane numbers of posts.

Seconded!
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Gaming Steve on June 27, 2006, 06:18:09 am
I have tried other icons out other than stars, but they often don't look nearly as good as the stars themselves. The coins look cool, but 5 in a row looks a bit strange.

Also I can't really "mix" two types of icons ... so you can't have something like 2 coins and 3 stars as a single rating. So it has to be either all stars or all coins or whathaveyou.

So how would that work then? Say you get 1000 posts and get 5 coins, would you really want to go back to 1 star after 2000 posts and start building all over again? Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 27, 2006, 08:47:35 am
Just an idea, could you use an image of fourstars and one coin for the higher level? I'd be happy to make the images for you if they could be implemented like that
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: huggkruka on July 02, 2006, 03:32:26 pm
Do it the way it was proposed in the OP.
Star,  :) :) :) :)
Star, star,  :) :) :)
and so on. And instead of smileys silver stars. And then after  :) :) :) :) :)
you get  ;D :) :) :) :)
where  ;D is gold. And so on!
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: SmileyMan on July 02, 2006, 03:35:52 pm
But then us 5 star-ers wont get any cool changes... :-\
Except a reason to go outside ;)

There is an outside?  ???

You need an ultra super wtfpwn graphic card to handle the intense effects in the game "Outside"
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: 762 on July 02, 2006, 03:43:28 pm
You need an ultra super wtfpwn graphic card to handle the intense effects in the game "Outside"

I heard the AI is good, but I tried it one time and it sucked. There was no consistency to what people did, it was almost impossible to know what they were going to do next. One person would act one way, another would act a different way... Gruh! The developers really need to work on their ideas of "AI" in order to make an acceptible game.

[/sarcastic jab at DorianGarrick]
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Flamester_ on August 08, 2006, 10:03:38 pm
And the HDR is terible.
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Samog on August 08, 2006, 10:13:28 pm
I know! I mean, I was looking for the options to turn up bloom the whole time I was playing today!
Title: Re: Raing star things
Post by: Daxx on August 09, 2006, 02:16:02 am
After weeks of playing GTA I woke up one morning to find it was foggy outside. My first thought was, "Someone needs to turn the draw distance up." :-\