"Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.... wait! They give you Titles now? YES. YES WE DO! GIMME THE STINKING BADGES!"
Yesterday, we changed the database so that some badges will now award you titles. For example, if you completed the Frogzard Hunter challenge, you will get both the badge and unlock the title "Frogzard Hunter". Other titles include things like "Closed Beta Tester", "Guardian", "Kickstarter Backer", "Founder", "Brutalnub" (for slaying Brutalcorn), and moving forward... anything that gives you a badge can also give you a new Title!
We are working on a new feature that will let you select which title you want to display from a list of all the titles you have unlocked. You can have one title equipped at a time. Which one you choose is purely on your personal taste. When a player inspects your character, they will see your tile. It will also be displayed on your character page.
Titles is one of the few remaining promises to the Kickstarter Backers. It also happens to benefit all players-- and is pretty quick to do. This will either release with the next game client update, or the one right after.
Post your ideas in the comment section below. What are titles you would like to see obtainable in the game? And how do you feel you should get them? Maybe you want to have something in game that just because you like the way it sounds or what it means to you? For example: "Dark Souled" or "Pony Knight" or "Whovian" or "Sith Poster" :P The community can probably help you come up with some clever ways for them to be earned in game that make sense :D The main categories for badges/titles include:
P.S. Any ideas on what title should come with the T-Shirt on Heromart? While I added titles to all of the badges on the loyalty, special, Kickstarter, and also for existing in-game achievements-- I am having trouble thinking of a good one for the T-Shirt.
P.P.S. Charfade did a mockup treatment for the Guardian and Kickstarter custom nameplates yesterday. Will post a preview as soon as it is ready
P.P.P.S. We had our first round of play testing where we new players who never played before go from just having the name of the game to installing it, playing it, and getting through the intro to town. OMG, we had no idea people were having THAT much trouble with the mobile camera! We already have good ideas on how to improve it.