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Hey everyone. Below you'll find a list of forum badges we're going to introduce in the future, including suggested names, a description, and a suggestion for a game or genre I want to use for the badge.

The community's role will be to help come up with the badge images. What we need is a crisp image related to a game that fits the badge in question. The games/genres listed in brackets are just suggestions - you can go outside of these, but it's key that they're related in some way, even if it's obscure, to the badge description.

Key info:

- Images must be 65 x 65 pixels.
- If one of your designs ends up being used you'll earn the rare Designer badge. There are very few opportunities to ever earn it, so make the most of the chance now if you're a badge collector!
- Badge descriptions below that are bolded have at least one suitable design posted already. You can submit more designs for these but only the best will be picked. The current pick will be featured in the OP below.
- You can get a feel for what we're looking for by checking out the existing list here


The list:

(Note not all of these will be added soon, some like the Prediction League badges obviously won't become active until the League is back, but I'd like to have the designs all settled before then so we can just add them in when the functionality is in place. The VG$ purchasable badges also require more work to implement, so won't be added in the near future)

Additional 'Age of Account' Badges:

(images for these must be from games with these numbers in their names. Examples of existing ones here and here)

11 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 11 years - 

12 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 12 years - 

13 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 13 years - 

14 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 14 years - 

15 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 15 years - 

16 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 16 years - 

17 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 17 years - 

18 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 18 years - 

19 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 19 years - 

20 Years - Has been a VGChartz member for over 20 years

 

Additional 'Forum Post' Badges:

Level Cap Increased - 75,000 posts on the forums (open to ideas) - 

No Brakes - 100,000 posts on the forums (open to ideas) - 

 

Additional 'Number of Badges Earned' Badges:

Still Unlocking Achievements - Earned 100 badges (Xbox achievement related image) - 

Or is it Trophies? - Earned 125 badges (PlayStation Trophy related image) - 

Or Perhaps Steam's Your Thing - Earned 150 badges (Steam related image) - 

Nintendo? Hello? - Earned 175 badges (Nintendo related image) - 

 

GameDB Admin Jobs:

Careful Now - Rejected or approved 50 GameDB jobs (Surgeon Simulator related image) - 

Job Simulation - Rejected or approved 100 GameDB jobs (Job Simulator related image)

OK Computer - Rejected or approved 500 GameDB jobs (open to ideas) - 

Viva Databasia - Rejected or approved 1,000 GameDB jobs (Viva Pinata related image) - 

Not Quite a Parable - Rejected or approved 5,000 GameDB jobs (Stanley Parable related image) - 

Must be German - Rejected or approved 10,000 GameDB jobs (any xxxx Simulator related image)

 

Mod Jobs:

Odd Job - Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 25 reports (GoldenEye related image) - 

Marshall Law - Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 50 reports (Tekken character reference) - 

Virtual Cop - Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 100 reports (Virtua Cop related image) - 

Cracking Down - Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 250 reports (Crackdown related image) - 

Noire Problem - Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 500 reports (L.A. Noire related image) - 

Do Feed the Trolls - Dealt with (accepted or rejected) 1,000 reports (troll related image - any game)- 

 

Won a Greatest User Tournament:

Star of the Show - Won any of the annual Greatest User tournaments (Mario related image) - 

So Close, Yet So Far - Was a finalist in any of the annual Greatest User tournaments (open to ideas) - 

A Friendly Welcome - Won any of the Greatest Newcomer tournaments (open to ideas) - 

Welcoming Party - Was a finalist in any of the Greatest Newcomer tournaments (open to ideas) - 

 

Earning VG$:

It's a Start - Earnt 2,000 VG$ (open to ideas) - 

Some Here, Some There - Earnt 5,000 VG$ (Splatoon image) - 

Seriously... - Earnt 10,000 VG$ (Gears of War image) - 

One Heck of a Payday - Earnt 50,000 VG$ (any Payday or Payday 2 image) - 

Gold Farming - Earnt 100,000 VG$ (WoW related image) - 

High Roller - Earnt 250,000 VG$ (Fallout image) - 

Acquiring Additional Minerals - Earnt 500,000 VG$ (Starcraft image) - 

This is Gonna Take a While - Earnt 750,000 VG$ (any series known for long dev cycles, e.g. Gran Turismo or Kingdom Hearts) - 

Tycoon - Earnt 1,000,000 VG$ (any image related to any of the Tycoon games, or Monopoly) - 

 

Longest Time Spent Without Being Banned:

Escape Artist - 1 month (any game involving a prison break or magic tricks) - 

Ride Into the Sunset - 3 months (Sunset Overdrive image)

Vice Free - 6 months (GTA Vice City related image) - 

Breaking Out - 1 year (Prison Architect or A Way Out image maybe?) - 

A Free Man - 2 years (Half Life related image) - 

A Cvilised Man - 5 years (Civilization related image) - 

Man or Robot? - 10 years (any game with robots having a key role)

 

Taken Part in the Prediction League:

Quite a Comeback - Enter your first Prediction League event (any beloved series that was recently reborn, e.g. Crash or Doom) - 

Place Your Bets Now - Enter 10 Prediction League events (any game where betting plays a key role) - 

Rolling the Dice - Enter 25 Prediction League events (same as above but with dice) - 

Not My Idea of a Pub - Enter 50 Prediction League events (Fable II Pub Games image) - 

Not Enough Cash - Enter 100 Prediction League events (Resident Evil 4 image) - 

 

Win a Certain Amount of VG$ from the Prediction League:

Wanted - Win VG$100 in total (Red Dead Redemption image) - 

Dead or Alive - Win VG$500 in total (any Dead or Alive game related image) - 

Gunslinger - Win VG$1,000 in total (Call of Juarez Gunslinger image) - 

It Sure is an Odd World - Win VG$5,000 in total (Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath image) - 

Bounty Hunter - Win VG$10,000 in total (Dota 2 image) - 

Last of a Kind - Win VG$25,000 in total (The Last Bounty Hunter image) - 

Consider Going Freelance - Win VG$50,000 in total (Freelancer image) - 

Intergalactic Bounter Hunter - Win VG$100,000 in total (Metroid image) - 

 

Add Games to Your Collection:

One Piece at a Time - Add your first game to your collection (Minecraft image)

Nuts & Bolts - Add a total of 25 games to your collection (Banjo image) - 

50 in One - Add a total of 50 games to your collection  (Cassette 50 image? Or any game that has a large number of games, e.g. Clubhouse Games) - 

Everything's Falling Into Place - Add a total of 100 games to your collection (Tetris image) - 

Quite a Collection of Parts - Add a total of 250 games to your collection (any horror game - the 'parts' being body parts) - 

 

Score Your Games:

Congratulations on Pressing Start! - Score your first game (start screen related image) - 

Right Tool for the Right Tool - Score a total of 25 games (Legendary related image) - 

Spreading the Disease - Score a total of 50 games (Deadlight or any game involve infectious diseases) - 

Back of the Net - Score a total of 100 games (any football game) - 

MasterRater - Score a total of 250 games (any 'notorious' Japanese game, keep it SFW though please) - 

 

Update Pieces of Game Information in the GameDB:

A Small Correction - Updated 10 Games (open to ideas) - 

An Update of an Update - Updated 100 Games (open to ideas) - 

Greybeard - Updated 500 Games (Elder Scrolls image) - 

The Devil's in the Detail - Updated 1,000 Games (Diablo or Diablo II image) -

 

User Reviews Receiving Upvotes:

Receive an Upvote on One of Your User Reviews (open to ideas) - 

Receive a Total of 10 Upvotes on Your User Reviews Combined (open to ideas)

Receive a Total of 50 Upvotes on Your User Reviews Combined (open to ideas) - 

One for the Vault - Receive a Total of 100 Upvotes on Your User Reviews Combined (Fallout thumbs up) - 

 

Extras Added to the GameDB:

Way to Go! - Added 10 Extras (open to ideas - names also required) - 

A Cool New Armour Added 50 Extras (open to ideas) - 

Brave New World - Added 250 Extras (any sci-fi dystopian series, e.g. Deus Ex) - 

Read All About It! - Added 500 Extras (anything involving newspapers/the press) - 

Thigh High - Added 1000 Extras (open to ideas) - 

 

FAQs Added to the GameDB:

Birth of a Genre - Added 10 FAQs (Herzog Zwei image) - 

No Spoilers - Added 50 FAQs (open to ideas) - 

Still Asking Questions - Added 250 FAQs (open to ideas)

The Stage is Set - Added 500 FAQs (open to ideas) - 

Dropping Hints - Added 1000 FAQs (open to ideas) - 


Points Leaderboard Badges :

Top Tier - Placed in the Top 5 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard (any character in a famous brawler or fighting game that is considered top tier) - 

Final Few - Placed in the Top 10 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard (The Last of Us, The Last Guardian) - 

Slipstreaming - Placed in the Top 15 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard (any popular futuristic racer, e.g. WipEout, Fast, Redout, etc.) - 

Middle of the Pack - Placed in the Top 20 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard (any popular racer, e.g. Gran Turismo, Forza, NFS) - 

Chasing Tails - Placed in the Top 10 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard 3 times - 

King Kong - Placed in the Top 10 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard 6 times (Donkey Kong related image, or a King Kong game image) - 

It's War - Placed in the Top 10 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard 12 times (any war game, e.g. Battlefield series, CoD, Wolfenstein, etc.) - 

Points for Consistency - Placed in the Top 10 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard 18 times (any game series that's been around for ages and is consistently good, e.g. Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart) - 

A League of Your Own - Placed in the Top 10 on the Monthly Points Leaderboard 24 times (League of Legends) - 

 

Badges Purchased Using VG$:

Price List (important to note this is VG$ only - no real money is involved whatsoever and never will be!!):

A Cardboard Box From Nintendo - $80 (Nintendo Labo image) - 

 

Crystalising - $89.99 (Battlefront II image) - 

Don't Throw Now - $322 (Dota 2 image) - 

Sort of Guilty - $343 (Halo's Guilty Spark related image) - 

TV, Sports, TV, Call of Duty, TV - $499 (Xbox One) - 

Not a Crab - $599 (PS3 or Genji: Days of the Blade image) - 

No One Ordered This - $1886 (The Order: 1886) - 

They're Going Quickly - $2,097 (WipEout image) - 

EA Killed for This - $2,098 (Future Cop LAPD image)

Over 9000 - $9001 (Any Dragon Ball Z game image) - 

Heading Home - $50,000 (Homeworld image) - 

(I'm open to ideas for other games to be added to this final list. Prices must be below $50,000, however, and there must be a clear connection between the number and the game in question. Please explain the connection when making the suggestion, in case it's not obvious to non fans).

 

It's a Secret - A Hidden Badge That Users Have to Work Out How to Acquire by Themselves - 

 

Users currently qualifying for the Designer badge:
- Boutros
- WoodenPints
- TheLegendaryWolf
- pleaserecycle
- Platina
- Spurgeonryan
- VGPolyglot
- darwinianevolution
- SuperNova
- MasterVG71782
- Dr.Vita
- Bristow9091
- Acevil
- ZODIARKrebirth
- Cloudman
- Iceland
- TruckOSaurus
- Xen
- okr

Last edited by Machina - on 21 January 2018

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I wonder if any of these badges are retroactive?
Such as greatest user tournament or top ten points for 24 months? For example....



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spurgeonryan said:
I wonder if any of these badges are retroactive?
Such as greatest user tournament or top ten points for 24 months? For example....

Yes and no, respectively.



I made one for 13 years based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII! It's gonna pretty hard to find numbered franchises that have over 15 entries lol

 

Edit: Oh it's already been done! Nvm then!

Last edited by Boutros - on 17 January 2018

hmm... here is a few ideas of mine from a quick browse across whats needed, i will read through more and see if any ideas come to mind for others.

Seriously... - Earnt 10,000 VG$   The original Gears of War achievment pic for the 10,000 ranked kills.

It's a Start - Earnt 2,000 VG$   or  both from the upcoming Penny-Punching Princess, Where money is everything :P



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Machina said:
spurgeonryan said:
I wonder if any of these badges are retroactive?
Such as greatest user tournament or top ten points for 24 months? For example....

Yes and no, respectively.

Lol. Alright. 



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Boutros said:

I made one for 13 years based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII! It's gonna pretty hard to find numbered franchises that have over 15 entries lol

 

Edit: Oh it's already been done! Nvm then!

Your one is better, I'll go with that.

And yes it's very hard. Eventually we'll have to resort to the FIFAs and Maddens of the world, but I'd like to put it off for as long as possible. 



Machina said:
Boutros said:

I made one for 13 years based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII! It's gonna pretty hard to find numbered franchises that have over 15 entries lol

 

Edit: Oh it's already been done! Nvm then!

Your one is better, I'll go with that.

And yes it's very hard. Eventually we'll have to resort to the FIFAs and Maddens of the world, but I'd like to put it off for as long as possible. 

I made one for Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12 instead!



Can't wait to see what people come up with!



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