GameSpot User Level Discussion

#1 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -

With such a wide array of rank names, differing max caps, and sentimentality held by some users, Levels are a great part of the forums, which here in this thread you can discuss favorite levels, levels you don't like, levels you ended up on multiple times, point/level losses, what have you.

These are my favorite levels I've passed through so far:

Level 11, Atomic Punk (my union was made while I was on this level)
Level 12, Rad Racer
Level 16, Magician Lord
Level 18, Flicky
Level 20, Metal Slime (since it wasn't so slow and I loved reaching the 20s)
Level 21, Rescue Ranger
Level 22, Blaster Master
Level 23, Super Bagman
Level 24, I Feel Asleep!!
Level 27, Sheng Long (made my biggest post day, 930, on this level, and became an officer here)
Level 30, Wicked Sick!
Level 31, Ippon! (began hating it, by 50% in I fell in love with the rank name)

#2 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -
I feel asleep because of the name! :P
#3 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
I never really cared for any except level 20.
#4 Posted by LightR (17433 posts) -
Levels 13 to 16 because they mark the best times I've had so far on GS.
#5 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
I guess I kinda miss the low levels (1-10) since that was back when I didn't know much about the site and was brand new.
#6 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
I never really cared for any except level 20. julian_jr
Are you talking about the level name or the notoriety of that level?
#7 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
[QUOTE="julian_jr"]I never really cared for any except level 20. lancelot200
Are you talking about the level name or the notoriety of that level?

Prolly its former curse of before 2009 taking 50 days to finish.
#8 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
I guess I kinda miss the low levels (1-10) since that was back when I didn't know much about the site and was brand new. julian_jr
I've had an interest in levels since being active on GS in March 2009.
#9 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
The fame the level got for taking so long. I actually kinda enjoyed it since back then all the levels went by fast..
#10 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
[QUOTE="julian_jr"]I guess I kinda miss the low levels (1-10) since that was back when I didn't know much about the site and was brand new. Cloud_765
I've had an interest in levels since being active on GS in March 2009.

I was more interested when I registered for the site. I thought it was cooler back then, especially since it went by so fast back then. Now that it's so slow I don't care anymore.
#11 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
The fame the level got for taking so long. I actually kinda enjoyed it since back then all the levels went by fast..julian_jr
They took less time before?
#12 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cloud_765"][QUOTE="julian_jr"]I guess I kinda miss the low levels (1-10) since that was back when I didn't know much about the site and was brand new. julian_jr
I've had an interest in levels since being active on GS in March 2009.

I was more interested when I registered for the site. I thought it was cooler back then, especially since it went by so fast back then. Now that it's so slow I don't care anymore.

Well you're also going through terribly slow levels. :P
#13 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
[QUOTE="julian_jr"]The fame the level got for taking so long. I actually kinda enjoyed it since back then all the levels went by fast..Cloud_765
They took less time before?

It was a little faster. Some levels were automatically skipped, and I think it was 18 that went by super fast. Level 20 was made to make up for those levels that went by so fast, and then they made it to where 16-20 were more even.
#14 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
Well you're also going through terribly slow levels. :PCloud_765
Pretty much all the levels now are close to what 20 used to be like.
#15 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cloud_765"]Well you're also going through terribly slow levels. :Pjulian_jr
Pretty much all the levels now are close to what 20 used to be like.

And you'll be hitting the worst for a while when you reach Level 45. :P It takes 45 days to complete. @other post: Ah, well I never experienced the old level system, I was only active enough to reach Level 8 in my first year. :P
#16 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
[QUOTE="julian_jr"][QUOTE="Cloud_765"]Well you're also going through terribly slow levels. :PCloud_765
Pretty much all the levels now are close to what 20 used to be like.

And you'll be hitting the worst for a while when you reach Level 45. :P It takes 45 days to complete. @other post: Ah, well I never experienced the old level system, I was only active enough to reach Level 8 in my first year. :P

Yeah, although I really don't care anymore.

That system was better in my opinion. :P It was nice being able to completely skip some levels. :P
#17 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
They should raise the caps up a bit, make things a bit faster. But GS hates itself and will do nothing to improve itself.
#18 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
I was more interested when I registered for the site. I thought it was cooler back then, especially since it went by so fast back then. Now that it's so slow I don't care anymore.julian_jr
That's why I like it know. Less people in the higher level means more value. :P
#19 Posted by papermariofan57 (121947 posts) -
They should raise the caps up a bit, make things a bit faster. But GS hates itself and will do nothing to improve itself.Cloud_765
They should for at least level 64 and level 65, those takes like a year:|
#20 Posted by kitty (114445 posts) -

Defias brotherhood

Radicial Ninja

Level 45's name :P

Strawberry Candy

Simon Says Bleed

Stylish Crazy Action

 

Those are my favorite levels.

#21 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
They should raise the caps up a bit, make things a bit faster. But GS hates itself and will do nothing to improve itself.Cloud_765
ah the caps. The reason levels are pointless to me.
#22 Posted by msudude211 (44516 posts) -
[size=11]Level 45 is going to take a long time... [/size]
#23 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="msudude211"][size=11]Level 45 is going to take a long time... [/size]

Why? Is that one of the slow ones?
#24 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
[size=11]Level 45 is going to take a long time... [/size]msudude211
But the name kicks ass.
#25 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="msudude211"][size=11]Level 45 is going to take a long time... [/size]lancelot200
But the name kicks ass.

I disagree. I have no idea how to even say it -.-
#26 Posted by msudude211 (44516 posts) -
[QUOTE="lancelot200"][QUOTE="msudude211"][size=11]Level 45 is going to take a long time... [/size]fastesttruck
But the name kicks ass.

I disagree. I have no idea how to even say it -.-

[size=11]Neither do I. :P But yah, it takes pretty long. Leveling guide says 42 days.[/size]
#27 Posted by Teh-lurker (8 posts) -

[QUOTE="lancelot200"][QUOTE="msudude211"][size=11]Level 45 is going to take a long time... [/size]fastesttruck
But the name kicks ass.

I disagree. I have no idea how to even say it -.-

Which makes it awesome.

#28 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
They should raise the caps up a bit, make things a bit faster. But GS hates itself and will do nothing to improve itself.Cloud_765
I wish there weren't any to begin with, and the amount of time you've spent on the site would raise your level faster or slower. I know I'd probably be a higher level if it was like that.
#29 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="msudude211"] [size=11]Neither do I. :P But yah, it takes pretty long. Leveling guide says 42 days.[/size]

Ah thats not that bad tho
#30 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="julian_jr"] I wish there weren't any to begin with, and the amount of time you've spent on the site would raise your level faster or slower. I know I'd probably be a higher level if it was like that.

I think a lot of us here would be at a much higher level if that was the case
#31 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
Imagine being able to get like 20% at this level for being really active or something like that.
#32 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
Imagine being able to get like 20% at this level for being really active or something like that.julian_jr
Oh that would be great! and with all that time we used to spend on here and still do... we'd not only be taking over the post list but also that level list
#33 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69539 posts) -
WEll i think the leveling system is great on the site. Few sites can actually match it, but the unions is a whole other deal
#34 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cloud_765"]They should raise the caps up a bit, make things a bit faster. But GS hates itself and will do nothing to improve itself.julian_jr
I wish there weren't any to begin with, and the amount of time you've spent on the site would raise your level faster or slower. I know I'd probably be a higher level if it was like that.

Without caps users would spam the system.
#35 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
Imagine being able to get like 20% at this level for being really active or something like that.julian_jr
Then levels would be more meaningless as you wouldn't spend much time on any level.
#36 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
It's not like people don't already try to spam them anyways. A lot of people would still spend a long time in the high levels, but those that are active for a much longer time period would level up faster. The way it's set up right now, someone who is online for like 2 hours can get the max cap for the day, while someone online for 8 hours would get the same amount.
#37 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
It's not like people don't already try to spam them anyways. A lot of people would still spend a long time in the high levels, but those that are active for a much longer time period would level up faster. The way it's set up right now, someone who is online for like 2 hours can get the max cap for the day, while someone online for 8 hours would get the same amount.julian_jr
That's why I said with a higher cap the more active users will get the cap and those less active wouldn't get the cap for example a level could have a 7% cap, say level 42, and more active users would get the 7, those that are only on say 2 hours could get maybe 3%.
#38 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cloud_765"] Then levels would be more meaningless as you wouldn't spend much time on any level.

So? you'd spend the same amount of time on the site in that level tho. If you clear a level in 3 days b/c you are on a lot well so be it. Its like Pokemon. Train a lot and they gain a lot of levels
#39 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
It's not like people don't already try to spam them anyways. A lot of people would still spend a long time in the high levels, but those that are active for a much longer time period would level up faster. The way it's set up right now, someone who is online for like 2 hours can get the max cap for the day, while someone online for 8 hours would get the same amount.julian_jr
Ugh I hate that argument of people spam up the levels. You can't when its got such a low silly cap on them :|
#40 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
[QUOTE="fastesttruck"][QUOTE="Cloud_765"] Then levels would be more meaningless as you wouldn't spend much time on any level.

So? you'd spend the same amount of time on the site in that level tho. If you clear a level in 3 days b/c you are on a lot well so be it. Its like Pokemon. Train a lot and they gain a lot of levels

TBH if you can get through higher levels that easily there shouldn't be a level system at all.
#41 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cloud_765"] TBH if you can get through higher levels that easily there shouldn't be a level system at all.

I'd vote to see it **** canned. One point per day just for logging on FTW!
#42 Posted by Cloud_765 (111386 posts) -
[QUOTE="julian_jr"]It's not like people don't already try to spam them anyways. A lot of people would still spend a long time in the high levels, but those that are active for a much longer time period would level up faster. The way it's set up right now, someone who is online for like 2 hours can get the max cap for the day, while someone online for 8 hours would get the same amount.fastesttruck
Ugh I hate that argument of people spam up the levels. You can't when its got such a low silly cap on them :|

You could if the cap wasn't there but if the cap was higher and the highest percents before the cap were progressively harder to obtain, it'd be possible to have a system where you'd actually have to be really active to get the cap.
#43 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cloud_765"][ You could if the cap wasn't there but if the cap was higher and the highest percents before the cap were progressively harder to obtain, it'd be possible to have a system where you'd actually have to be really active to get the cap.

But the cap isn't there so who cares? And really are we going to lose sleep if someone wants to mess around to get more? WTFRC?
#44 Posted by LightR (17433 posts) -

They should raise the caps up a bit, make things a bit faster. But GS hates itself and will do nothing to improve itself.Cloud_765

Hmm, perhaps faster levels then you can restart with something like prestige from the CoD series. :P

#45 Posted by _rock_ (7071 posts) -
Its taken me ages to get passed level 27, Probably because of inactivness :(
#46 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
Its taken me ages to get passed level 27, Probably because of inactivness :(_rock_
Oh it only gets worse with each level. :P
#47 Posted by msudude211 (44516 posts) -
[size=11]Ten percent through level 45 so far... [/size]
#48 Posted by kitty (114445 posts) -
[size=11]Ten percent through level 45 so far... [/size]msudude211
I'm only 4.something % into level 63. :cry:
#49 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
[QUOTE="msudude211"][size=11]Ten percent through level 45 so far... [/size]

You've only been there what like two days?
#50 Posted by fastesttruck (25353 posts) -
Its taken me ages to get passed level 27, Probably because of inactivness :(_rock_
At that rate think how long Level 63 will take you if you get there :P