Server announcements for beating your first yellow and/or orange difficulty map.

Maple_1

New Fish
Whitey
Jul 12, 2021
5
4
Hiya everyone!

I think there should be an announcement in chat whenever a player beats their first yellow/orange map, similar to how an announcement is made when a blue player completes a HC map or a red/black map is completed. It would be a fun way to uplift and encourage newer players, who I'm sure would be very happy to see the chat erupt in "gg"'s for them. Also, since it'd only be one time per player I don't think it would clog up the chat very much.

Thanks for reading, let me know what you think! Have a nice day ^^.
 

Shpeckly

Hihi
Mod
Jan 5, 2020
211
192
I do think this is a good idea, but I do believe it would become a bit spammy, especially with a first yellow map completion message. Many new whities do yellow maps, and I would not be surprised if this caused upwards of 25 announcements a day, which I believe is too many. Orange maps will have less of a problem (because they are generally less completed than yellow maps by whities), but it may also be a problem. Even though it would only be once per player, see how many new people join every day. Though many of them don’t stay for too long or play hard maps, it will probably still cause a chat spam problem. An alternative to this would be to give an announcement for 100 points or for earning blue rank, which I think are bigger milestones now than, say, a year ago when getting blue was fairly simple. I would be more for this type of announcement. These are just my thoughts on this idea, but I do think it would be a good motivation for new players to have some sort of completion/milestone announcement.
 

franana06

Procrastinating <3
Mod
Feb 18, 2021
26
78
shpeck definitely brings up a good alternative here. I agree that posting for the first yellow or orange completion could get super spammy (especially as FAQ quiz is a yellow). I would argue that if getting blue rank was announced, then it would essentially be a double announcement as it does already announce when someone starts hc, but there are a lot of blue players who wait a bit before starting hc. I also know a lot of players have a lot of pride in getting blue and often announce it in chat themselves as it when it happens so I would be down to see it automated.
 

_Trains_

off the rails!!
Greenie
Board
Jul 26, 2019
319
477
Another thing I'd like to quickly mention is that the current color for hitting 10% is white, which doesn't stand out in chat at all and is both easily missable and downplays a cool milestone - maybe this could be any other color?
 

CreepaShadowz

Maze Connoisseur
Op
Apr 21, 2014
1,442
729
An alternative to this would be to give an announcement for 100 points or for earning blue rank, which I think are bigger milestones now than, say, a year ago when getting blue was fairly simple.
We already have this, just in the form of "X started Hardcore!" (which was intended to cover getting blue as well).

Another thing I'd like to quickly mention is that the current color for hitting 10% is white, which doesn't stand out in chat at all and is both easily missable and downplays a cool milestone - maybe this could be any other color?
It's meant to follow the rarity tiers (White -> Green -> Aqua -> Purple -> Gold) (for 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%).
 
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