Greetings Mercenaries, and welcome to the new and improved Vindictus official forums. If you’d like to learn about some of the new features, and how to best get around this new space, keep on reading below so you can really take advantage of all we have to offer.
First and foremost, we’re sure you’ve seen the new front page layout, the Nexon Tracker has been revamped. You now have a brief snapshot of the latest announcements from the Vindictus team, feel free to scroll through all the content. We have a new color scheme to help let everyone know if a Vindictus team member or forum moderator has responded to a thread. Here is how it will look like:We’ve separated our teams by color to help differentiate individuals better.
- Blue = Nexon
- Yellow = Vindictus Forum Moderators
- Green = AdministratorsIf a thread has been started by an Administrator, there will be multiple markings to indicate this.
- A color-coded bar on the left side
- A color-coded name under the “Started By”
Assignments and Rep Points
Within the forums, we’ve applied a large amount of badges to earn. These ranges from small things like sending a private message or actually using the search bar (seriously people, use it!), to larger tasks such as post counts or even streaming the game or creating some Vindictus fan art.
Each badge will reward you with 100 points towards your overall rep in the forums. You can also earn rep by “Liking” other posts, calling out “Insightful” posts, or having other users do the same to you. Those points add up and become part of an overall global leaderboard, which we not only update each week, but will remain a running tally while you’re a part of the Vindictus community.
Posting and Polls
Posting to specific sections is just as you would think. Jump into a section you wish to post in, and click the “Start A New Discussion” button. Fill in your title, add everything you want to talk about, and click either the “Preview” or “Post Discussion” button.
You can also add a poll to any post, by clicking on the checkbox for “Attach Poll”. Clicking that will reveal a new section with a “Question” and “Option” categories to fill in. Right now, you can add up to 10 total options for each poll.
Let’s say you see someone being awesome, or someone trolling the thread and not following the rules. Underneath every post in the forums, you’ll see a few options. First, there are buttons for “Like” and “Insightful”, when those certain users are awesome, but there’s also a “Report” button. Feel free to use that and fill out the form, and we’ll be sure to take a look and see if they are violating our forum rules.
It should be noted that we have more plans in terms of additions to the forums, so if you have any suggestions for improvements, feel free to post in the “Suggestions and Feedback” Thread as we’re more than open to new ideas and additions to make forum life more enjoyable for everyone.
Here are some things already being worked on:
- More assignments
- Updated text/HTML editor when posting
- Ability to link to your own custom avatar (instead of just the default)