I have been looking at the makeover that the badge system has gotten as of late - in particular the new badge types.
Keeping to just one: The Jasmer cache, I have a few questions.
1. Difficulty curve of Jasmer badge
I have noticed that the new Jasmer has a very steep difficulty curve compared to other badges with max values (only 360 degrees in the circle, only 103 attributes collectable), the Jasmer cache has a very steep curve to get to the gem badges ?
Here it is as a table, comparing the percentages of Diamond level for All round cacher and the Attributes cacher against Jasmer's levels:
Shown are percentages compared to value needed for diamond (max). Highlighted in bold is the highest badge that rounding 90,0% of the value needed for diamond badge will grant you. Here it is as a graph:
Suggestion: Bring the difficulty of the Jasmer cache more in line with the rest of badges.
If you were to align the Jasmer badge to the difficulty of, say, the Attribute cacher, the progression in months requirement would look like this:
Values within the vicinity of the above would be my proposal.
2. Diamond level for Jasmer badge as time moves on
Title says it all. Currently, Diamond is obtained at 237 months. Counting both May 2000 and February of 2020, the total max is now 238 months. Not considering scenarios that include the end of the world or other event that will potentially stop people from getting new cache listings published, presumably there max will pretty much increase by one for each new month we enter. Will the total be revised or is it the plan that 237 will forever be diamond level?