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New How to become a VIP

Discussion in 'Game changes and Updates' started by Ness, Sep 1, 2023.

  1. Ness

    Ness wheelie skatespeare Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator VIP Official Author

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    as with the Ghosting Legends rank, the staff would like to introduce tangible requirements to achieve the rank of VIP trackmaker.

    here are the new ways to become VIP:

    win an official contest
    how VIPs are usually made, tried and true. a well-hosted contest (straight-forward but creative) with VIP as a reward for winning is a motivator like nothing else. an official contest is tentatively planned for the end of the year, with VIP as a prize for 1st place.

    get 10 featured tracks
    looking at the featured tracks leaderboard, there are only seven people that have accomplished this, all VIPs. 3-4 feats is possible by talent, but 10 featured tracks is only possible with serious effort and dedication. a trackmaker with 10 featured tracks will be made VIP (the inclusion of collabs in the count will be considered but not guaranteed, depending on the tracks).

    have the #1 track of the year
    with the top 100 list voting being opened to the public, track of the year will be chosen by forum votes. sometimes a contest is at a bad time or not your style, and you make something amazing on your own terms. the trackmaker with the best non-VIP track of the year will be made VIP.

    hopefully this provides a clear path to achieving VIP! we're excited to see who the next VIPs will be ;)
  2. loge_0

    loge_0 ⁡⁡⁡⁡⁡ Elite Author Official Author

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    this is huge
  3. TPlacella

    TPlacella Well-Known Member Official Author

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    Wayward, loge_0 and BackPain like this.
  4. Volund

    Volund ambition Elite Author Official Author

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    a very welcome update, one that was especially needed after the GL update. i hope this leads to more (active) official contests, more trackmakers pumping out quality features, and more activity for the next while!

    means that CityShep is 1 feature away from VIP, which could potentially happen if an old track of his is ever looked at again (this was featured on BHR and this was up for discussion in 2014/5, so who knows)
    rationalities is (i think?) 1 feature away if all of his collabs counted. even if they arent, he, dantexpress, Coated_Badger, Figured and Eryp are among the EAs closest to 10 feats (who are still active-ish)

    in the future, id love for there to be VIP considerations given to people with multiple massive/iconic featured tracks. someone like WyattStonhouse comes to mind, with tracks like Costa Concorida, Let's Explore and Vanish being multitudes bigger than most featured tracks. something something, quality > quantity... but for now, i'll take what's given :' )

    all in all, very cool change, that may see a couple new VIPs in the near(ish) future. which can only be good for the game, featured track voting and the community!
    Totoca12, Rayb25, Eryp and 8 others like this.
  5. Seasnails

    Seasnails Active Member Elite Author Official Author

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    Cool to see all the rules being fleshed out. Going for VIP by 2050
  6. Wayward

    Wayward Well-Known Member Official Author

    This is huge. I gotta say, I really like how the ability to get these super sought after titles is being put more and more on the track makers themselves, in turn making FRHD authors more accountable for progression and quality of track.
    AfterImage, loge_0 and Volund like this.
  7. Elibloodthirst

    Elibloodthirst You're about to miss EVERYTHING VIP Best Trackmaker Of 2022 Official Author

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    Gotta say man. You crank out the best track of the year, you're golden
    Fluoride, Seasnails, Wayward and 3 others like this.
  8. AfterImage

    AfterImage Well-Known Member Official Author

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    I wonder if people are going to start skewing voting on their favorite tracks of the year with the fact that who they vote will become VIP, instead of their actual favorite track
    dantexpress and Elibloodthirst like this.
  9. Elibloodthirst

    Elibloodthirst You're about to miss EVERYTHING VIP Best Trackmaker Of 2022 Official Author

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    Wow I can't believe asdfgfdhskaloi by Peepee69 won track of the year!?!!
    loge_0 and AfterImage like this.

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