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Adelante
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Extra curricular rewards

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1) Final Fantasy X:
You dodged lightning 100 times (it took about 40 minutes of steady pressing X) you were reward a nice sword for Tidus.
2) World of Warcraft
You raised a pet dragon, trained it, educated it. (it took 3 months) You were granted a mount or companion pet.

Would be fun to have those bonus rewards for small bits in the game that are of the main game but more of a minigame or just that extra for the fans who want everything.

Mini-games would be fantastic.
1) World of Warcraft went up a level of amazing when in their 2nd expansion, they included a repeatable daily quest that involved a Simon Says type of mini game.
2) Have you tried Warframe? New mmo where you open doors, you have to hack the computer system and it's a puzzle involving either tetris style or simple mathematics.

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If I remember correctly it

If I remember correctly it was more like 200 times. In a row. For Kimahri's weapon.

Tidus' was unlocked via an intensely frustrating chocobo riding minigame that earned my never-ending ire.

FFX is a good example of ways NOT to do extracurricular rewards, because most of them were goddamned obnoxious.

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Sounds to be in the vein of

Sounds to be in the vein of Accolade powers, but more challenging and interesting. (Didn't like griding for that last badge)

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Von Krieger wrote:
Von Krieger wrote:

If I remember correctly it was more like 200 times. In a row. For Kimahri's weapon.
Tidus' was unlocked via an intensely frustrating chocobo riding minigame that earned my never-ending ire.
FFX is a good example of ways NOT to do extracurricular rewards, because most of them were goddamned obnoxious.

They're supposed to be tedious. If they're easy, they aren't extracurricular.

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Fishing/Gathering/Crafting

Fishing/Gathering/Crafting/Exploration

All extracurricular activities (unless there is a quest/mission that requires you to do it). Although depending on the MMO, some of these are core gameplay mechanics (Eve Online and their crafting/mining/exploration are valid game play routes... you *dont* have to kill a single thing to do them, although being able to defend yourself is a major bonus, if not essential for *some* area..)

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I wouldn't mind having some

I wouldn't mind having some interesting challenges to do to unlock some neat stuff. Long as they aren't hindered because of say the camera (looking at you DCUO and placing a waypoint on the tip of a tower so that when you crawl up it in acrobatic the camera suddenly spins around and ya direction automatically changes so you are suddenly crawling in the wrong direction) And as long as they aren't unlockables that I need to feel powerful or something. (also looking at you DCUO putting skills points in those time trials which i could play without but will never be as strong because i dont have them for that added bonus to stuff)

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Adelante wrote:
Adelante wrote:

Von Krieger wrote:
If I remember correctly it was more like 200 times. In a row. For Kimahri's weapon.
Tidus' was unlocked via an intensely frustrating chocobo riding minigame that earned my never-ending ire.
FFX is a good example of ways NOT to do extracurricular rewards, because most of them were goddamned obnoxious.

They're supposed to be tedious. If they're easy, they aren't extracurricular.

I wouldn't care if these things were relatively challenging to do or were easy but took a long time to accomplish. I'd rather have something have those qualities than anything "tedious" or "annoying" just for their own sake. I'll probably be collecting Badges again in this new game, and some people consider doing that tedious enough.

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Lothic wrote:
Lothic wrote:

Adelante wrote:
Von Krieger wrote:
If I remember correctly it was more like 200 times. In a row. For Kimahri's weapon.
Tidus' was unlocked via an intensely frustrating chocobo riding minigame that earned my never-ending ire.
FFX is a good example of ways NOT to do extracurricular rewards, because most of them were goddamned obnoxious.

They're supposed to be tedious. If they're easy, they aren't extracurricular.

I wouldn't care if these things were relatively challenging to do or were easy but took a long time to accomplish. I'd rather have something have those qualities than anything "tedious" or "annoying" just for their own sake. I'll probably be collecting Badges again in this new game, and some people consider doing that tedious enough.

Considering that *Some* of them took a LONG time to achieve, unless you gamed the system, I can say that quite a few of the achievement badges *were* tedious to get. Thankfully, for those ones, there was nothing additional unlocked when you got them (looking at the healing/held/damage taken) badges

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1) I reject your reality.... and substitute my own
2) Not to be used when upset... will void warranty
3) Stoke me a clipper i will be back for dinner
4) I have seen more intelligence from an NPC AI in TR beta, than from most MMO players.

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Gangrel wrote:
Gangrel wrote:

Lothic wrote:
Adelante wrote:
Von Krieger wrote:
If I remember correctly it was more like 200 times. In a row. For Kimahri's weapon.
Tidus' was unlocked via an intensely frustrating chocobo riding minigame that earned my never-ending ire.
FFX is a good example of ways NOT to do extracurricular rewards, because most of them were goddamned obnoxious.

They're supposed to be tedious. If they're easy, they aren't extracurricular.

I wouldn't care if these things were relatively challenging to do or were easy but took a long time to accomplish. I'd rather have something have those qualities than anything "tedious" or "annoying" just for their own sake. I'll probably be collecting Badges again in this new game, and some people consider doing that tedious enough.

Considering that *Some* of them took a LONG time to achieve, unless you gamed the system, I can say that quite a few of the achievement badges *were* tedious to get. Thankfully, for those ones, there was nothing additional unlocked when you got them (looking at the healing/held/damage taken) badges

Some of those Badges took a long time even if you "gamed the system" (whatever that means to you). My main point was this - CoH already had plenty of Badge related "extracurricular" activities that most people avoided because they saw no purpose in doing them. Hopefully if the new game has any "tedious" mini-games assoicated with it they'll either have good reasons to do them or, better yet, they'll make them not so tedious to begin with.

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I've never understood

I've never understood grinding for badges for their own sake. Or doing a boring/tedious activity over and over again to improve your skill in some tertiary aspect of gameplay. I wouldn't mind getting a little perk after completing some regular gameplay activity for the umpteen-thousandth time, though. Then it's just a little attaboy for playing. A lot.

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Lothic wrote:
Lothic wrote:

Hopefully if the new game has any "tedious" mini-games assoicated with it they'll either have good reasons to do them or, better yet, they'll make them not so tedious to begin with.

That sounds like a tedious goal.

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