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Old 07-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #51
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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As someone that's been trapped into playing more by achievments many times this seems like a very good idea to get casual players to play more.

One thing I would change though would be to have only a few achievements per month (say 5 or 7) and have them all change after a month. Or maybe add 3 weekly ones with enough points for Moneymaker memorial coins and the likes, just so people always have some reward/award/badge to clear for a few close to meaningless points =)

If you balance it well enough so people have some incentive to play at higher stakes as well this could easily be the best thing ever for game quality.
This could also help promote some of the rarer games on stars. Imagine the action if there was some badge/reward for playing x amounts of hands at stud8 or 2-7, with x ideally being higher for the low levels and lower for the high levels, so people want to suddenly play mid-highstakes games they aren't too familiar with. God so many possibilities!
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Thought about it some more:

Maybe make Tasks that are "easy", "medium" and "hard" so fish don't get scared off by the system and can easily start collecting some of the easy awards for low points, luring them to get some medium ones thereafter.

You might even make a challenge out of it like "complete all easy tasks of the month to get an extra x achievements points" or "complete all medium tasks of the year to get y" like a 500$ cash bonus or a nicer thing from the store, or a wcoop entry or something. Depending on how hard those are it might be more or less.

You can also make so many different challenges, like win 50 pots in No-limit cashgames with 72 or "get 1k/5k/15k in prizes from the 9mans" (which is cool bc people can get it by grinding low or shotting high! or cash in 15 rebuys or whatever. Win 7 headsupgames in a row at 50$+, 10 at 20$+ or 15 at 1-20$.

This looks like a really good system, I'd gladly give away like 500 to 1k in vip earnings if that got implemented well because the value for us would be so much higher over the year.
really like those two posts.

i think it's important to have smart tasks and not just "play 100k hands / month" badges.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:31 PM   #52
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

This would be an amazing idea if it was implemented correctly.

There definitely would need to be a way to display your achievements though, perhaps around your avatar.

And I love the idea of having weekly/monthly/maybe yearly achievements instead of lifetime achievements because then it keeps it fresh and there's always something to work for.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:30 PM   #53
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

Eh, maybe I'm an online poker purist or something, but I'm not a huge fan of this at all.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:58 PM   #54
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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This would be an amazing idea if it was implemented correctly.

There definitely would need to be a way to display your achievements though, perhaps around your avatar.

And I love the idea of having weekly/monthly/maybe yearly achievements instead of lifetime achievements because then it keeps it fresh and there's always something to work for.
yes, this is also what i was thinking. I also believe that achievements would be a way for people to get volume in in other types of poker. Convince ppl to play more 8game, horse, razz, 2-7 lowball, ect.

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:09 AM   #55
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:09 AM   #56
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

sounds good, leave cash games out of it though. Stellar awards are good enough for small volume players.

































ok give'm a hat.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:10 AM   #57
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yes, this is also what i was thinking. I also believe that achievements would be a way for people to get volume in in other types of poker. Convince ppl to play more 8game, horse, razz, 2-7 lowball, ect.
Diff achievements for diff games seems cool
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:34 AM   #58
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

Achievement List:
[ ] 10 pts - Use at least half your time bank before calling an all-in bet with AA preflop.
[ ] 10 pts - Type "thank you" in chat after winning an all in pot of 50 big blinds or more.
[ ] 15 pts - Have at least 5 observers type in "VAMOOOOOOOOOO" after winning an all-in pot of 100 big blinds or more.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:41 AM   #59
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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[ ] 10 pts - Use at least half your time bank before calling an all-in bet with AA preflop.
[ ] 10 pts - Type "thank you" in chat after winning an all in pot of 50 big blinds or more.
[ ] 15 pts - Have at least 5 observers type in "VAMOOOOOOOOOO" after winning an all-in pot of 100 big blinds or more.
lol if stars ever has a ripoff of FTP academy, this should be Alex Gomez's challenge. need atleast 10 O's after "vam" or it doesn't count as a vamoooooooooo
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:12 AM   #60
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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Achievement List:
[ ] 10 pts - Use at least half your time bank before calling an all-in bet with AA preflop.
[ ] 10 pts - Type "thank you" in chat after winning an all in pot of 50 big blinds or more.
[ ] 15 pts - Have at least 5 observers type in "VAMOOOOOOOOOO" after winning an all-in pot of 100 big blinds or more.
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seriously tho, + 1to the OP
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:41 AM   #61
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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This would be an amazing idea if it was implemented correctly.

There definitely would need to be a way to display your achievements though, perhaps around your avatar.

And I love the idea of having weekly/monthly/maybe yearly achievements instead of lifetime achievements because then it keeps it fresh and there's always something to work for.
In b4 this guy ^ owns every achievement we are currently hatching itt.

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:06 AM   #62
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

If done correctly I think this could be fantastic.

Some ideas for achievements:

'Coolest of the cool' - make a royal flush against a straight flush
'Surface of the sun' - win 2000bbs in any 1-hour period
'Unbluffable' - correctly calling on the river with K-high or worse 5 times
'Jamie Gold' - bluff in a 100bb pot 20 times
'Couldn't hit a barn door' - missing 10 flush draws in a row
'Bubble bobble' - busting within 5 of the money in any two mtts in a row
'Poo flingin' - get someone to fold by clicking it back (with min. pot and bet size stipulations obv) 5 times
'Turbo grinder' - acting within 5 seconds for 1000 hands in a row
'The deadliest catch' - take someone's entire bankroll on a cash table
'Trup QQ' - bet KK into QQQ, ****ing moron

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Achievement List:
[ ] 10 pts - Use at least half your time bank before calling an all-in bet with AA preflop.
[ ] 10 pts - Type "thank you" in chat after winning an all in pot of 50 big blinds or more.
[ ] 15 pts - Have at least 5 observers type in "VAMOOOOOOOOOO" after winning an all-in pot of 100 big blinds or more.
LOOOOOOOOL
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:37 AM   #63
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LOL wat?
excellent argument.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:43 AM   #64
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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excellent argument.
Actually it was. He highlighted pretty clearly why your post was completely counter-intuitive.

(Yes, regs will hate have 24-tabling droolers at their tables, makes perfect sense.. )
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:39 PM   #65
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

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[ ] 10 pts - Use at least half your time bank before calling an all-in bet with AA preflop.
[ ] 10 pts - Type "thank you" in chat after winning an all in pot of 50 big blinds or more.
[ ] 15 pts - Have at least 5 observers type in "VAMOOOOOOOOOO" after winning an all-in pot of 100 big blinds or more.
sooooo awesome
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #66
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Re: Pokerstars "Achievement-Point System"

while i dont hate the idea, stars already had the best VIP system there is and hitting them up for more rewards seems unnecessary.

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Old 07-30-2010, 01:02 PM   #67
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The rewards can be pretty minimal. But the system will encourage people to play a lot more which is good for everyone. And it will be fun to chase achievements.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:18 PM   #68
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The rewards can be pretty minimal. But the system will encourage people to play a lot more which is good for everyone. And it will be fun to chase achievements.
This is exactly what the system is about.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:25 PM   #69
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OMG WOULD WE GET BADGES?
Only way it would work...gotta remain competitive with FTP.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:31 AM   #70
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bumpage.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:36 AM   #71
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'Trup QQ' - bet KK into QQQ, ****ing moron
hahaha, so much win.

don't think that the general idea of achievements is too bad, let's see what happens.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:40 AM   #72
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Actually it was. He highlighted pretty clearly why your post was completely counter-intuitive.

(Yes, regs will hate have 24-tabling droolers at their tables, makes perfect sense.. )
Actually it wasn't, I can't picture too many cash regs wanting 40/0 players to turn into 10/6 players.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:50 AM   #73
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What did stars say in response to your e-mail?
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:16 AM   #74
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What did stars say in response to your e-mail?
nothing as of yet....
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:54 AM   #75
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'The deadliest catch' - take someone's entire bankroll on a HU cash table
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