Hey Guys.. I wanted to apologize about the way Kings of Badges were changed. I was very focused on adding fun to that feature that I didn’t think about the excitement of finding a badge first and being able to show off you got it first. I’m going to go over what the new way is below, so you can see that I was trying to add fun, not take it away. Unfortunately there isn’t a way to go back and give users the Kings back. We only store the last time a badge was claimed, not the first time.
The intention was to bring Sitizens like fun where the King was the person who claimed it the most. People really had fun with that, and let’s face it some of those badges are really hard to get every day so for someone to have claimed say the surf 1000 badge the most, that’s quite the accomplishment. I wanted to reward that accomplishment with team bonuses.
The reason I changed it from the old way, quite simply, was because the only way to give people a chance to be King, is to create a new badge. The old way once you are King, you are King for life, so nobody else could have a chance at being King.
On top of that, especially for our partner exchanges that give out badges, it adds an incentive to keep coming back. Maybe you really are the most hardcore surfer at SurfSkeleton. The old way someone who went one time could have your King badge. The new way now you could claim it back.
I realize now my post made it look really bad. I got excited and didn’t talk to the team about it in depth. We could have added a different feature in, keeping both, but I didn’t think of it at the time. I just remember how fun it was to compete against the guys on Sitizens that I wanted to bring that to CTP Teams as well.