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Offline GerbilSoft

TSC Awards!
« on: December 20, 2007, 11:55:32 PM »
Today, I implemented the basics of the TSC Award System. Currently, it supports non-automated stats (i.e. given out by administrators) and several automated stats, including:

- Most Records
- Most AntiRecords
- Most Submissions
- Most Championships

These awards will automatically be given out to users who qualify for them. If you no longer qualify for an award that you have, you will not lose the award; however, it will be marked as "expired". Note that the award display system doesn't show if an award is expired right now.

To view awards, you can click the "Awards" link in your profile, or click the "New Awards" button in the navigation menu to see the awards given out in the past week.

Also, if anyone can make some good base images for the awards, please do so. By base image, I mean it should have areas where the member's name and the award date can be overlaid using PHP's gd library. (Oh yeah, and PNG format is preferred.)

EDIT: If you click on an award name in the "New Awards" page, it'll take you to the same page. Likewise, clicking on an award name on a member's "Awards" page will take you to the "Awards" page. This is because I haven't implemented per-award pages yet. <_<
« Last Edit: December 21, 2007, 12:44:46 AM by GerbilSoft »

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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 12:21:52 AM »
This is awesome!

I can make some base images, is there anything specific they should be like?
And as long as the image is PNG, can it be drawn by hand and sized down?
« Last Edit: December 21, 2007, 12:28:21 AM by DarkspinesCutiefox »

Offline GerbilSoft

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 12:34:21 AM »
I guess a hand-drawn award would be OK. Just leave some blank areas for the name and date.

I'm not really sure what most of the awards should look like, to be honest. I'm not really the creative-type person who would come up with that sort of thing - I'm the guy who does the backends. <_<

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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 02:33:25 AM »
Thanks! I have some good ideas for the awards you listed, so I'll start drawing them.

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 05:04:26 PM »
Sweet, but ME? Most Anti-Records?!

Wait... 16 PAGES??!! WHAT THE?!
All this time I thought I only had ONE PAGE!!! >_<

Well, the Sonic06 stats aren't a surprise as they were mostly first-time run-throughs but I'm going to have to sit through this and fix them, that's for sure...

But aside form that, I can't wait to see the other new awards.
Championship awards ftw! (Not just for CURRENT champion holders.)

What other awards are you going to add GS?
Oh, and GS, you own. Srsly. You're keeping this site together and that's VERY commendable considering.
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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 01:17:04 PM »
I only made two for now, they're attached here. Both of them are PNG with transparent background.

The one with Sonic is for the 'Most Championships' award. In case you can't tell, he's holding [and wearing] a bunch of gold medals.
The one with Tails is for the 'Most Stats Submitted' award. He's admiring his wall full of stats! :D

Tell me what you think, please. :)

Edit: Thanks, ks8!
« Last Edit: December 22, 2007, 08:05:55 PM by DarkspinesCutiefox »

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 02:09:45 PM »
Great ideas! Pretty good execution, too. I like the Tails one.
Maybe I'll try designing some after all. :)

GS, creativity is where I come in.. and Cutiefox of course. But creativity is one of my strong points.
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Offline eggFL

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 02:22:26 PM »
the thought crossed my mind that I should try to do them...

but I don't know how big they should be. I also don't know how to make the background color of an image invisible.

Offline X-5

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 02:26:14 PM »
finally the awards do something, the current ones kinda suck though(who cares about most anti records or most submissions for example?) both could be obtained by the worst player ever(well anti records award kinda requires that hehe) but hey atleast we finally have them.

I am leaving it up to you guys to think of some super awesome ideas for future awards, make them interesting!

Offline X-5

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 04:23:55 PM »
oh and no i am not saying you suck if you get either of those 2 awards (good players can get them too) it is just obvious that sucky players have the advantage towards getting them, since they can just submit a sucky stat to every division in every sonic game and easily win both awards.

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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 04:26:31 PM »
* Pidgey says hi >_>
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Offline GerbilSoft

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2007, 04:28:08 PM »
Obviously we're going to implement more awards eventually. The Records and AntiRecords awards were the easiest to start out with.

Now, the question is: How do we decide between the various Award graphics? <_< Cutiefox has designed some good ones, but so has SkyLights. Maybe a voting topic later?

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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2007, 05:28:29 AM »
I vote sprites.  They're familiar.
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Offline GerbilSoft

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2007, 05:00:59 PM »
I added a new award today: the "Zero-Point Championship" Award. This award is granted to players who manage to #1 all charts on a game, which ends up giving them 0 points on the Overall chart.

Four players currently have this award on TSC. If you check the "New Awards" column, you'll notice an odd number in the "Value" column for this award. That number is the Game ID. Later I'll have it show the actual game name instead.

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2007, 09:57:28 AM »
I have LOTS of ideas for Awards and I can definitely try making some graphics as that's my area of expertise (more or less), other than creativity, of course.

If you're interested, I can share.

Championship
Championship - Held for 2 to 3Months
Championship - Held for 4 to 5 Months
Championship - Held for 6 to 12 Months
Championship - Held for a Year!

Freestyle Award(s)?

Least Anti-Records

Contribution PTS - Over 1000
Contribution PTS - Top 5/Top 10

Submitted a 1st Place Vid
Submitted an Intensive Guide
Submitted a Map
^ Maybe not...

Sitewide Ranking - Top 5/Top 10/Top 20/Top 30/Top 40/Top 50
Forum Posts - 500+
Forum Posts - 1000+
Forum Posts - 1500+
Forum Posts - 2000+
Subjected to the Moron Archive (the Most?)
Old-School Player (Most/Best records and ranks are for old-school games)
Next-Gen Player (Most/Best records and ranks are for newer, more recent games)
Expert Treasure Hunter - SA
Expert Treasure Hunter - SA2B - Knuckles
Expert Treasure Hunter - SA2B - Rouge
Expert Treasure Hunter - Overall
All A Ranks Achieved - SA2B/Heroes/ShTH/Rush/SRA/Rivals/Rivals 2/S06
Kart Racer - Drift
Kart Racer - Drift 2
Kart Racer - SA
Kart Racer - SA2B
Expert Kart Racer - Overall

Some of these awards, such as the "Expert Treasure Hunter" that aren't "Overall" achievements, should be granted to the Top 3 or 5. The Overall should stick with one person.

ShTH - Best Path
SA/Sa2B/Fighters - Best Character
Heroes - Best Team

^ I don't know how to word these three, esp. the Heroes ones.

Integrity Award
- Great name, but it lacks substance (i.e., I don't know what would justify earning this award. Maybe for having legit stats that haven't been proven otherwise to be false.) Basically involves not cheating, "pure" competition I guess. Do with this idea what you will but keep the name if you can.

An Award for being a Prominent Member

Membership - 2 Years
Membership - 3 Years
Membership - 4 Years+
^ Mmm.. maybe not.

An Award for admins who properly exercise justice, are semi-regular in doing their responsibilities and who generally make TSC a better place I guess.

Submitted Stats for 10 Games or More
Submitted Stats for 15 Games or More
Submitted Stats for 20 Games or More

Some sort of award for amazing video runs.

Badly Beaten Record (re-wording needed but you get the idea)
Very Close Record (more than one? people have done this more than once on some stages.)

I was thinking an award for completing Gems' Museum but I changed my mind. Especially since you can't measure that by someone's stats.

Let me know what you think.
I'm just spilling out ideas here - it's what I do. I have more if you'd like to hear them.

Also, like I said before, I can help with graphics. Just say the word and I can start. Anyone's in particular you need ideas/help with? If you tell me now, I can start with prelimnary sketches, etc. and move onto Photoshop or whatever else I need to make them. And you said PNG ftw, right. I'll have to remember that.

I'll come up with preliminary sketches for existing awards today most likely if not, then I'll keep you posted as to my ideas. Oh, and I was thinking use less-traditional characters for some of the awards (i.e, Chaotix, Chaos, Tikal, etc.)





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Offline Ring Rush

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2008, 02:26:44 AM »
Current Championships: SSR (5/26/08-Now)
Current Leaderships: SSR Chains [0 Point], SC Rings [0 Point], SSR Scores [0 Point], S3D Rings [0 Point], SSR Times, SSR Bosses
Past Leaderships: SA2 Rings, S1GG Rings, SUWii Rings, SBK Times, SBK Chains, SRA Rings, SRA Scores

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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2008, 07:16:32 AM »
I remain of the opinion that leadership awards should only kick in at 100%. (And if there's only one category in a game, its leadership shouldn't count either.) Everything else makes for a good start though.

Rolken's mentioned something about having seven different "types" of award for the major games - obviously extending beyond mere times, rings and scores. He also said it shouldn't be patently obvious stuff that the awards track.

also "The Points Do Matter" really is a shit name. I gave it a bit of thought but couldn't come up with anything better than "High Scorer" - someone else think of something.

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Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2008, 09:39:04 AM »
Stellar list RR. Except you didn't have to do all that. But whatever.
Everyone else's ideas should be addressed to.

I could make a Word document for everyone to keep track of all the ideas but that would be getting right back to my Competition Suggestion topic. >_>

Aaanyway, yse, I'll think of something. No worries.
It's with Scores so...

edit:
I'll keep editing with ideas. You pick which one if you can't come up with anything.
Without prolonged forethought, here's one. Others will appear shortly.

-Points Master (XD)
-Score Settler
-something along the lines of "Brownie Points" with a Sonic twist. (Again, XD)
-Point-Blank Visionary (best I got thus far)

I'm still thinking though...


And yeah, TPDM isn't the greatest name but Speed Demon, and LOTR are great names.

What consititutes the Clockbreaker and "Race-ist" awards?
« Last Edit: January 01, 2008, 09:56:28 AM by knuckles_sonic8 »
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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2008, 11:12:55 AM »
Time Attack and Race, respectively.
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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2008, 12:54:13 PM »
Impossible - Beat a record that was thought to be maxed out - or maybe just beat a record which had a lot of tied 1st places

About time - Beat a record which has stood for over 3 years

Helpful - Submitted a guide which over 10 people have found helpful

For the last one, would it be possible to have some sort of ratings for guides, where you can say if it was useful, or a waste of space?

Some guides such as SDM's Night Carnival Boss guide certainly deserve some recognition.

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2008, 01:24:08 PM »
Ben, instead of "Helpful", how about "Mentor"?
I think that'd be a better name but it could be argued otherwise I guess.

So what aobut all the Award suggestions from the other topic. I'll be starting that Word document to help GS out if he wants me to just for the sake of keeping everything more organized than individualized posts I guess.
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Offline Ring Rush

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2008, 01:37:10 PM »
also "The Points Do Matter" really is a shit name. I gave it a bit of thought but couldn't come up with anything better than "High Scorer" - someone else think of something.

Exactly, I brought that up in chat multiple times, but nobody seems to give a good name. All I can think of is Score Hero, but that might be copying >_>

Also, I agree you should only get a leadership award at 0 points, but nobody else did when I brought the idea up.
Current Championships: SSR (5/26/08-Now)
Current Leaderships: SSR Chains [0 Point], SC Rings [0 Point], SSR Scores [0 Point], S3D Rings [0 Point], SSR Times, SSR Bosses
Past Leaderships: SA2 Rings, S1GG Rings, SUWii Rings, SBK Times, SBK Chains, SRA Rings, SRA Scores

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2008, 01:45:50 PM »
I just gave you some ideas. <_<


oh and no i am not saying you suck if you get either of those 2 awards (good players can get them too) it is just obvious that sucky players have the advantage towards getting them, since they can just submit a sucky stat to every division in every sonic game and easily win both awards.

He's got a point.
I don't suck... far from it. Okay maybe not that far in some people's eyes but I can hold my ground.
I just submit stats when I first do a level and go back later. Sometimes, though, like with Secret Rings and S06 and Shadow, I can't go back because I rented/borrowed the game, and I'd have to own it to improve my stats - which I will soon (S06 and maybe SatSR).

I'm still in disbelief that I got that award... XD
« Last Edit: January 01, 2008, 01:52:05 PM by knuckles_sonic8 »
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Offline GerbilSoft

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2008, 06:14:30 PM »
I added the per-category Zero-Point Leadership award names, e.g. "Lord of the Rings".

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2008, 09:26:39 AM »
Great!

Oh, GS. Last night, I made some preliminary sketches for:
- Expert Treasure Hunter (Naturally, Knux but with sparkling eyes like the one in the Mii Channel.. sorta.. and I also put a big shard beside him like it was blinking from the radar with the clock just behind his head showing that only 1 or 2 seconds have past).
- Rite of Passage (I thought the best way to illustrate this would be a Normal Chao just hatching out of his egg!)
- Moron Archive one (no name; used Big, showed him like he was dazed with eye pupils in opposite directions)
- Old-School Player (Maybe use Sonic running on grass)
- Next-Gen Player (Maybe use SSR/S06/or Brawl photo of Sonic)
- Forum Posts (I actually drew Tails in front of a computer :o! I'm not the greatest artist so it's a feat for me. XD)

edit:
GS, what'd you think of "Point-Blank Visionary" instead of "The Points Do Matter"?
Nobody said anything. That's what I came up with yesterday. It could be a little better but it's an improvement, you have to admit.
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Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2008, 09:35:37 AM »
- Rite of Passage (I thought the best way to illustrate this would be a Normal Chao just hatching out of his egg!)
RITE OF PASSAGE MUST BE REPRESENTED WITH GREEN HILL

Also, "The Points Do Matter" is the best choice for that.  None beat such an awesome choice of words.

Also, I still say it should have been division-champ awards <_<
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Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2008, 06:13:06 PM »
mike said it sucked... horribly. The name, that is. But whatever, it's your call I guess.

And I may not have been clear as I should have been. The Chao IN Green Hill. :P
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Offline Pokemonmaster888

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2008, 06:21:44 PM »
Those lists are great ideas for awards, personally. I thought of something, though. Maybe there shouldn't be an award for anything that involves getting the most hits on a guide/video etc., because you can always keep loading the page to get those hits needed for that award.


     

Offline KnucklesSonic8

Re: TSC Awards!
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2008, 06:28:15 PM »
Well, well. If it isn't the dude who rejected my proposal for a Strikers tourney. Heh. XD

But anyway, more related to your actual post, I was beginning to think the same thing.
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