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It has been a week since BadgeGen v4 BETA with its new design and features has been introduced. We have had massive feedback from you guys and many people wished for more colors, more contrast, and more lively icons.We have sorted all that feedback and I went back to the table and redid most of the artwork. It is a bit going back towards the old design, with keeping many of our modern ideas. I tried do add more contrast as well as more "shine". I opted against going too realistic, because then the icons would have looked bad on them.Reasons for the change and a lot of feedback, critics and suggestions can be found in this Q&A-thread.
Today, we're launching the redesigned artwork in BadgeGen_v4.0.c (so still a BETA) and again wish for your feedback. Please be constructive, if you don't like something, please tell us what we can improve.If you spot some smaller errors in the artwork, please make me aware too, then I can change this in a later update.Country badges will be tend to later, as soon as the general design is done.Badge requirements may also be reworked in some cases.
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clappyUPDATE 1: The ribbon font is smaller that it is supposed to be, we are aware of this.
With a new update rolled out today, we will close this thread.Feel free to post feedback here: https://project-gc.com/qa/?qa=23154/update-badgegen_v4-0-f
Good work guys!
The last iteration was an improvement on the High and Low Altitude Badge graphics, and this is so much better again.
The Matrix Cacher definition is much clearer now.
The new borders for the gems work really well.
Probably only 2 modifications I would like to see implements are; PLEASE can you make the Adventurous Cacher graphic read as D 5 / T 5 (not D 5 / 5 T), and I think the FTF medal on the FTF Addict Badge, could do with being bigger for clarity on smaller screens.
PS I'm glad you've kept the Author Badge, and equally glad you've scrapped the loops. I believe this badge encourages more than a simple "TFTC" as log entries, without having to endure 'War and Peace' logs.
I won´t judge the new design but from my point of view the old one was better. I like simple and minimalist design and this is simply too jazzy for me. Anyway, I noticed that some of the level requirements have been changed, so I´d like to put here some of my suggestions regarding this as well:
The All Around Cacher - really like this badge and the requirements seems ok to me. Good work.
The Attribute Cacher - can´t see any benefit in this badge and could cancalled (or switched off).
The Caching Veteran - rather change it back to the old requirements. I mean first level award after just one year seems to me pretty simple
The Jasmer Cacher - can´t see any benefit in this badge and could cancalled (or switched off).
The Busy Cacher - I think there was a discussion about that and I also think that two top award as not reachable if you not playing in team or bending the rules. +/-5mins per cache gives us 288caches per day (no sleeping, no eating, etc)
The Favorite Cacher- can´t see any benefit in this badge and could cancalled (or switched off).
The Odd-sized Cacher - good idea for badge, requirements are bit tough for me but I can live with that. Just wonder how did you calculate them?
The Trackable Lover - better than the previous separate categories travel dogs and coin collector
The Giga Social Cacher + The GPS Maze Cacher + The Achiever - good ideas for badges and happy for have them here
The Author - Well, think I´m not the only one who rather cancel this award rather than reading stupid logs without any reasonable content
The Night-owl + The Scuba-Cacher - like them more than new attribute cacher and will be happy for these two if you can bring back to life from the old BadgeGen
The Lost & Found Cacher - As there are new giga and maze cacher awards, what about this one?
Finally, I would like to thank you for doing this job and looking forward to other suggestion how to improve the badges.
Here is my personal opinion.
I found the former version with more modern icons and fewer colors much easier to look at. More organized, more stylish, more simple. I find this new one with colors a bit messy, and it tends to trigger my OCD nerves saying that it's a bit of chaos.
However! With the former version, I had a hard time to find the badge I was looking for when scrolling through the badges. With the new colored version it's much faster for me to lay my eyes on the badge I am looking for. Therefore I see it as a huge upgrade compared to the former version. Going back to six badges per row might have helped this as well, since it's fewer to scroll past. It was a mistake/bug that there only were five per row in the former version though.
I am not a super fan of the gem-styled edges, but it was wished for. It was also one of the original ideas that the gem badges should "look better/more expensive" than the others. My favorite background is either Diamond or Platinum, haven't been able to decide yet. Of the gem badges, I find Diamond to look best at least.
I can understand that some don't find the new icons as recognizable as those in version 3 ("the original"). But one should keep in mind that many of us have looked at the old badges for 10 years, maybe even on a weekly basis in average.
With this in mind I did a test! I looked through all the badges, without looking at the ribbon at all. There is a total of 46 unique badges right now. I scrolled through all of them, did not spend more than 2-3 seconds on any of them. After scrolling through them all, in less than a minute, I had guessed which badge-type belonged to each icon.
The result was this:
Disclaimer: While I haven't made any of the graphics, I do have strong influence on clappy, so I am not 100% impartial.
I find the new graphics pretty confusing. My opinion ... What about:http://imgworld.cz/s3/AYSi6Z5aPl.pngImage cannot be inserted in comments ...Beauty in simplicity.Attribute cacher - attribute pictures
The new artwork looks great, thank you clappy for adding some color where it works!
Looks like the URL to the wiki page for BadgeGen changed. The link last week was either https://project-gc.com/wiki/Category:BadgeGen or https://project-gc.com/wiki/BadgeGen which now redirects back to the dashboard page.
The new link for the overview is https://project-gc.com/w/BadgeGen
The comparison page for V3 and V4 is now at https://project-gc.com/w/BadgeGen_v3_vs_v4
I don't see a link to the wiki pages anywhere on the FAQ's or profile stats, where would the wiki page link be located so that users could find it easily? Maybe add it to the bottom of the BadgeGen tab in profile stats?