Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
In 2008 I first started making badges for members of this esteemed forum. The world was a simpler place back then, where the colour of the forum itself was a deep blue and social networking was in its infancy. Forums were the sole source of information and from there a whole community was born.
8 years later and while the community has shrunk a little, it's still thriving. This despite the ever encroaching influence of Facebook/Reddit/[insert yet to be invented social networking thingy here] the PAX Community forums is a unique place that has people swapping tips on how to get the most out of PAX. I created the forum badges as a means to get people to put faces to the weird little handles we attribute ourselves to in these forums that are worn while at PAX. So far they have only ever existed at 2 of the 4 PAXs, with South and Aus not yet adopting the forum badges. This will hopefully change in 2017, but for now only East and West are covered.
So here we are again in 2016 where PAX West, the new name of Prime rolls up and after the ticket sales are over, the design of the forum badges can commence! Historically I have put up a choice of concepts for people to vote and choose from. This year I have decided to drop that in favour of presenting a single concept that we can all hone to perfection. That concept is the Early Access Forum Badge. It's a forum badge that is lacking a lot of features but is still a forum badge. It looks like this:
So what do we need to do to it to make it better? Answers below!