I've done some pondering on various badge matters and have a few ideas:
Badges tracked per account, not per character
This doesn't have to be 100 percent one way or the other. It's just that there were some badges that I felt would be more suited to being assigned and track on a per account basis rather than a per character basis.
The meta-game badges, the grindy badges, time-limited badges (which I hated), and the like.
Don't tell me that the "Heal Eleventy Bajillion Damage" and their ilk wouldn't have been much more pleasant if they were being tracked per character rather than account wide. Especially when some characters aren't exactly easily able to attain some of the requirements. I'll never heal a millions of points of damage with just my one self-heal on a Brute, and I'll never be able to soak millions of points of damage on my Mastermind.
Maybe having some badges working more like modern Achievement systems. "You have defeated 1,000 bears, here is your "I hate bears" achievement and badge." "You have slaughtered bears and retrieved 100 bear asses, here is your "Bear Buns" achievement and badge." "You have defeated the evil Ronaldo McDonaldo and stopped him from dropping tons of bear bottoms into the city's water supply throughout this storyline, have a badgechievement." etc etc.
No More Memory Hole
I joined City of Heroes just before the CoV launch, so there were badges that I could never get simply because I hadn't heard of the game before then.
Similarly, if I found my Spines/Regen Scrapper to be absolutely and utterly horrible to play, but latched on to a /Shield scrapper instead, there were badges forever lost to me. I don't mind having to collect defeat badges all over again, but I feel that there ought to be a way to always get a badge from a bygone era (or an equivalent copy, like how you could never have more than one Arachnos Patron badge). Like a "Reminiscing of Years Past" badge that could be unlocked in some way during the time when the yearly anniversary badges would be handed out or something.
It also bugged me that there was a badge/item/power that I was never able to get, despite having purchased 3 CoH collector's editions (all of which turned out to have used codes.) Limited edition RL goods make VK's sad.
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