Update "The Critic" - new daily achievement for rating tracks

Discussion in 'Game changes and Updates' started by Eric, May 13, 2014.

  1. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Hey all, just pushed out a new daily achievement called "The Critic" - Rate 10 tracks to earn 10 coins.

    Our hope is that this will help get more people rating tracks, currently I would say the "rate to play" ratio is less than 0.1%, we can do better!

    http://www.freeriderhd.com/achievements
     
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  2. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    Some people might say that people will only rate tracks for coins, but the thing is that is what it is meant for.
    No. of likes/dislikes in tracks are far less than plays. A lot of people forget or don't bother to rate the tracks they play.
     
  3. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Exactly, this achievement should be a nice reminder :)
     
  4. niclauzon

    niclauzon Well-Known Member Official Author

    There should also be an achievement when you comment constructive criticism on a track (there could be an approved button or something like that)
     
  5. WheelieMaker

    WheelieMaker Well-Known Member Official Author

    Sweet, love the new ways for getting coins.
     
  6. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking of that.
     
  7. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    We considered that but we would need a way to filter out spam.
     
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  8. niclauzon

    niclauzon Well-Known Member Official Author

    Eric
     
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  9. Sono

    Sono Well-Known Member Official Author

    I can see this achievement going downhill.. People just voting on random tracks (probably voting down, because people are jerks), just to get coins..
    On the bright side, this is the smartest way to approach including something like this. Hopefully it turns out well :)
     
  10. Pityboy

    Pityboy Well-Known Member Official Author

    Yeah, I don't rate tracks if they are good/so so/ bad, unless they are really good/really bad.
     
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  11. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    That's why I prefer the 5-star system than the current one.
     
  12. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    I am a new member of Free rider and this forum. when ever I play a track I always try to rate it. I think that this is a good thing cause it gets people to click that little rate button, which then gets the creator (sometimes me) to either improve or make more tracks. I think this is good cause it gives people a higher standard
     
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  13. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    Nah I like it how stars are based on +/- rate ratio. and I've been on sites where the 5 star meathod just got EVERYBODY 5 stars, cause no one wanted to be mean.
     
  14. Sono

    Sono Well-Known Member Official Author

    Technically, there is a 5 star system. Beside each track there is a 5 star rating based upon the ratio of likes/dislikes. I understand what you mean though. This system is either "WOO! 5 stars!", or, "BOO! You suck!".
    I do prefer the star system as you can leave a 3 or 4 star rating, and then leave some constructive criticism. This way you can support the author, and leave some information behind to help them improve.
     
  15. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    Yes, you read my mind completely. I want to tell them that it's good but it could be better. But I cannot rate the same way.
     
  16. RobertU

    RobertU Active Member

    In response to that: I think down votes shouldn't count.
     
  17. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    Then everybody would upvote every track. Problem still not solved.
     
  18. RobertU

    RobertU Active Member

    Oh yeah
     

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