Development: Elite Gold, Addons and future plans

vexx February 27, 2014 17 Comments » Share

We’ve been a bit quiet regarding development here at Teso Elite but we’ve worked hard on bringing you guys 2 awesome features: The Elite Gold system & Addons. We have some other nice features in the lab (*cough* Guild Directory *cough*) but more on that later.

The Elite Gold

I think most of you are familiar with the traditional forum gold system, popular on sites such as d2jsp – we’re doing something similar here but different in many ways. Basically, you’ll be able to earn Elite Gold (as we like to call it) by doing different things on the site such as: creating threads, replying to posts, getting likes, followers…the works. I’ll provide a bigger list with some of the major gold earners below. Long story short, stay active and involved with our community and you’ll earn alot of gold. Now the question remains, what would you do with all that gold?

- participate in our future contests/giveaways
- trade in-game items from our Market (in development)
- buy REAL items (gaming gear, codes, apparel etc) from our Store (in development)
- buy a featured slot in our Streams section
- buy ESO pre-paid cards
….and many more

Earning gold is pretty easy, like I said, being an active member should paint the whole picture, but here are some major earners:

  • being logged daily
  • referral awards (getting people to register to our site using your own referral link, more on that below)
  • earning Trophies (more on trophies here)
  • following and getting followed by fellow members
  • creating new threads (longer threads will earn you more gold than smaller ones)
  • getting your threads stickied (class guides for example)
  • getting likes on your threads
  • custom daily actions & events
  • adding/uploading addons

For more details, give this a read.

Addons

Due to popular demand, we’ve also implemented an Addon repository.

Main features include:

- categorized sections
- the ability to add an external url or uploading them to our servers
- icons & screenshots
- community reviews
- version history (we’ll also keep the previous versions)
- featured addons
- popular addons
- earning gold for uploading/adding addons

The Referral System

The referral system is a sub-feature to our Elite Gold System. Every TE member can earn additional gold by referring our site to their friends, using their own custom referral code. Once the referred users register to the site, you’ll get a set amount of gold for each referral. Evidently, you’ll be able to see your referrals and how/if they converted to Elite Gold. You can get your referral code by going to the Referrals page from the drop down menu or simply by getting in from the “Your Information” tab on the left side. Here are some screenies:

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Our future plans

As I said, we’re actively working on a bunch of projects and while we’re getting closer to the finish line with some, others may be delayed a bit due to the nature of the testing. Without getting too boring, let’s see what we have cookin’:

- Guild Directory – a place where any member can create his promo guild page, invite members…the works.
- The Shop – this will be THE place to spend your forum gold. Supplies will be limited in a given time frame but will include but not limited to: gaming gear (mice, keyboards, headsets), ESO pre-paid cards, apparel (t-shirts, statues, chains etc),  ESO shop items
- The Marketplace – a place where you can trade in-game items (armors, weapons etc).

As always, we love to hear your feedback/suggestions – don’t be shy, let us know what you think.

17 Comments

  1. John Labrier May 3, 2014 at 4:22 am
    Lord Walter Bernhard

    I just click on my profile& from there head to the forum.

    Yeah, I guess that works too :/

  2. Lord Walter Bernhard May 3, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I just click on my profile& from there head to the forum.

  3. John Labrier May 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Hey, just a suggestion, Can you add a "home" button on the top bar that stays while you scroll down? It's a little bit of a pain having to scroll all the way up after reading a long post.

  4. Lord Walter Bernhard May 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm
    vexx

    at the moment no – but we'll think about adding this one. The reason is simple, if we allow this, then a lot of spammers will start creating dummy accounts to earn gold, then transfer from the clones to the main account. While we have some firewalls against that, it's not bullet proof and until we find a way to battle all these tactics, we decided to postpone it.

    Good call. You should probably just make people earn it.

  5. vexx May 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    at the moment no – but we'll think about adding this one. The reason is simple, if we allow this, then a lot of spammers will start creating dummy accounts to earn gold, then transfer from the clones to the main account. While we have some firewalls against that, it's not bullet proof and until we find a way to battle all these tactics, we decided to postpone it.

  6. SpernedKnight May 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm
    vexx
    Ardis

    Sounds like a fun system! SO I referred three of my buddies to the site, but don't think I earned any gold for them. I see them on the referral count list, is there any other way to confirm the gold they got for me? Thanks!

    Hey Ardis..well, it's simple, your referrals must post something on the site, it's not enough to just get them to register. Otherwise everyone will just abuse the system in different ways :)

    Can we give our gold to friends on this site if they want it more than us?

  7. Lord Walter Bernhard April 29, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I'm trying to make elite gold as quickly as possible. I want a custom title! Also its "a lot", not "alot."

  8. Elcono April 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Well I think this is awesome. I am so glad I came across this website! : )

  9. Medicinall April 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Love this place…

  10. santos Robles iii March 7, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I will try and take advantage of every offer you guys do. I love this site and have been watching your streams all the time.

  11. vexx March 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm
    Ardis

    Sounds like a fun system! SO I referred three of my buddies to the site, but don't think I earned any gold for them. I see them on the referral count list, is there any other way to confirm the gold they got for me? Thanks!

    Hey Ardis..well, it's simple, your referrals must post something on the site, it's not enough to just get them to register. Otherwise everyone will just abuse the system in different ways :)

  12. Possum March 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I think it's a nice idea and should encourage active participation. Hopefully it doesn't also encourage some to post meaningless crap just to boost their count.

  13. Ardis March 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Sounds like a fun system! SO I referred three of my buddies to the site, but don't think I earned any gold for them. I see them on the referral count list, is there any other way to confirm the gold they got for me? Thanks!

  14. vexx February 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    KnightoftheAltmer

    Pity it dosent include current followers or previous threads posted.

    We're gonna reset the gold for everyone after we finish the testing, so everyone will start at the same gold level and earning chance. Depending on the internal balancing, we may add current followers to our calculus. We'll keep you posted.

  15. KnightoftheAltmer February 28, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Pity it dosent include current followers or previous threads posted.

  16. Grayson February 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Love it, love it, love it. I think this'll help bring an awesome and consistent userbase to TESO Elite.

  17. Keihndeth February 27, 2014 at 2:11 am

    This is some really amazing stuff that all our members should be taking advantage of.

    Never heard of anything like The Elite Gold anywhere. Amazing stuff @vexx

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