Raphael van Lierop

Backer Level Visible Next to Username

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Hey all,

As you know, our original intention with the Backer Badges was to display them alongside your Username, so that everyone could see what level of contribution you had made (along the 4 categories: Backer, VIP Backer, Founder, VIP Founder).

Unfortunately, making that happen with the way this Vanilla forum is setup was just too complex and time consuming to resolve in a reasonable fashion.

So, as a work-around, we've set up new "roles" in the forums, built up around the 4 backer categories. We've completed Backer (formerly "Backers", which was the bucket everyone fell in to, so we simply renamed this), Founder, and VIP Founder categories. VIP Backers is a big category so we're going to take a bit of time to do it. But hopefully we'll have all of you switched over to your respective roles by the end of the week.

I know this isn't as good as seeing your backer badge (which is visible, but is limited to your profile itself), but hopefully you will feel this is one step closer to providing you with the recognition you deserve for your contribution to The Long Dark. (And, keep in mind that if you want, you can set your Backer Badge as the image you use in your user profile.)

Many thanks!

- Raphael

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While I think it's awesome that you guys are working towards the display, I don't think it's something that people are going to explode over if they have to wait a little bit longer.

I'd like to think we're all mature adults here ;)

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Reading updates and even these forums can give you answers. The game is planned to be released Q4 of 2014. And playable beta at Q1/2 of 2014.

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you might want to give a date when game is coming out if ever.

Thats a bit Pessimistic of you, "If Ever" ?? Im sure the like of @Raph_Hinterland and the rest of the Hinterland Team wouldn't give themselves a Bad name over a game, and one that so many people have put money into, so to say ever, is just down right rude IMHO

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I'd much rather they spend time on the game, than cosmetic functions of the forum.

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I'd much rather they spend time on the game, than cosmetic functions of the forum.

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you might want to give a date when game is coming out if ever.

During our Kickstarter, we said we were aiming for a Fall 2014 release, and that's still the plan. Until you hear otherwise, you should assume that's still the plan.

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