When I released badges way back in the beginning of Maxcape, I never intended for those ugly gold circles to be permanent. Unfortunately, due to my lack of ability when it comes to art and graphical design, I've never been able to come up with something that I liked enough to put up.
Today, I'm glad to announce that there are FINALLY proper badge icons! Along with that, some of the badges have been fixed, removed, and/or renamed, to create a better system.
I owe huge thanks to two people. First of all to Fogolicious, for volunteering to create the first bunch of badges. Unfortunately, due to lack of free time he wasn't able to complete the set. AngelMayCare then stepped in and completed the set. Without her, we would have less than half of the badges completed!
I also owe a huge thank you to Tamal for the original concept, and Arengeir for coming up with most of the badges!
Below is the list of changes I have made to badges
- Professional Skiller (2x 200m skills) - REMOVED
- Combatant (higher average combat levels than skill levels) - Changed to 'Killer'
- Master of Combat (max combat level) - Outdated, changed to 99 Attack, Strength, Magic, and Ranged. Renamed to 'Combatant'
- True Master of Combat (all combat skills @ 99) - Outdated, Changed to 138 combat. Renamed to 'Master of Combat'
- Portmaster (all port skills @ 90) - Outdated, added Hunter, Cooking, and Construction.
- Doubly Skilled (26m in a skill) - Changed to 25m. Renamed to 'Experienced'.
- Experienced (50m in a skill) - Renamed to 'Skilled'.
- Semi-pro (100m in a skill) - Renamed to 'Expert'.
All badges are now visible on all profiles. If you do not have a badge earned, it will appear as a grayscale version of the lowest tier of the badge.
I'm super excited to announce that I'm going fully transparent on what I'm planning for the future of Maxcape! I want 2015 to be an amazing year here, and I would love to get everyone's feedback on what all is planned!
Over the last two years, Maxcape has grown from literally nothing, into the much used tool that it is today. Over the last few months, I've been wondering why we have all these people coming to the site every single day, but no way for us to interact with each other. The comments on front page news posts is a start, but it is extremely limited.
As some of you my remember, I was originally hesitant to include ads here, but I was left with no choice because of my financial situation at the time. Since then, I have recovered and gotten back on my feet. While this has left me with less time to work on programming, it has left me with the ability to cover costs on my own.
Today, I'm happy to announce that I have fully removed ads from maxcape.com! If you see any that I might have missed, please let me know so that I can remove it. I always feel like I should give back to everyone for the love and support they have provided for this site, and this is, in my opinion, a great way to do it.
For those of you who would like to help out in some way, there is a paypal donate button on the main page that you can use to donate anywhere from a penny to however much you can spare. These donations are always greatly appreciated, and I personally reply to each one with a thank you and a personal letter. While donators used to receive Ad-Free browsing, I will be finding a new advantage for them.
In other news, I feel like I owe you guys an update, and an explanation of sorts. In recent months, I have been very quiet, with no new updates to the site and no updates. This is, as partially explained above, at least partially due to the fact that I have work and school, and have much less free time than before. However, that's hardly an excuse in my eyes.
I have two other projects currently, one a clan website for a friends clan, and one a personal project that I am receiving college credits for. While I'd rather not go into detail to either currently, I will say that I have been slacking on these as well.
There's nothing to blame on this besides myself. So, from today forwards, I am resolving to get back into programming work. I am going to finish the forums (sorry about that forums link in the navbar...), then finish my friends site, and then get back into active development of maxcape. I have some pretty big plans that I think you would all enjoy, but more on that later.
Thank you everyone for sticking with the site and continuing to use it. It means a lot to me that you are all still here after my longer-than-expected break, and I hope you all will enjoy what I have planned for the future.
- Evan/The Orange
Congratulations to those who won! New (rerolled) winners are in bold, and those who have claimed their bond are in green.
- M 1KE
- lol max cape
- flying level
- Cute or Cute
Winners have one week to contact me to claim their prize. I will add each winner in-game and attempt to get in contact with them when possible.
RSN: The Orange; Twitter: @The__Orange
Edit 6/30/14: I have rerolled those who have not claimed their prize yet. The following names have lost their Bond reward as I have not been able to get in contact with them after two weeks. I will no longer try to contact them, but if they do get in contact with me, they are still elligible for 1m rsgp.
- luismi jr