Hiya folks! Earlier this year, the Massively OP website underwent a big change: With Livefyre shutting down, we switched over to a brand-new commenting system. While the positives have outweighed the negatives so far, one thing we couldn’t easily port to the new comments was the badge system that we’d originally commissioned. It allowed us to reward our most generous and loyal Kickstarter and Patreon donors with a clear symbol of their awesomeness. And we’d like to get that restored!
So over the past few months we’ve been working on a new badge system, and I’m happy to say that it’s almost here! The tech is functioning and the art is almost complete, which means it’s time to start figuring out who gets what — just in time for a whole bunch of you to ding 24 months on Patreon.
Kickstarter and Patreon donors were once asked to submit Livefyre names for badges, but since those are no longer in use, we’re asking our donors to fill out a brief online form to tell us their current commenter name and allow us to match up contact info from Kickstarter and Patreon to verify your total contributions so we can sort out earned badges. That form is right here:
We’ll be going through the form submissions one by one and adding badges by hand over the next few weeks once the art is complete, so stay tuned.
The best part about the new system is the fact that it’s actually badges rather than a floaty line of text — it’s been a challenge, but it’s much more flexible and far closer to what I originally wanted (but it proved impossible in Livefyre).
If you’re still lost on the whole comment system thing, check out our updated commenting FAQ. Thanks everyone!