PDA

View Full Version : An Introduction to Experience



ConfusedCartman
09-20-2008, 11:40 PM
We have a system here at LBPCentral called vbExperience. I've written up this guide to help answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reply with your question if I've neglected to answer it.

What exactly is LittleBigExperience?

LittleBigExperience is a system that ranks users based on their usefulness, and awards Experience Points(xp) according to how useful they are.
How does LittleBigExperience work?

LittleBigExperience keeps track of everything you do on this forum: posts, threads, views, ratings, etc. It then takes that information and calculates how useful a member you are. In layman's terms, the better member you are, the higher your rank is.
Why is rank important?

Rank is important because it dictates the xp you are awarded. The higher your rank, the more xp you have. Remember, the system is automated, so all you have to do is interact normally and it will decide how much you should be awarded.
How can I see how I am ranked? Is there a way to view others' ranks?

Here's how to view your rank:


Click "Experience" in the navigation bar(about the middle of the navbar).
Click "Search Members" and search for your username.

To view someone else's rank, follow the same steps listed above but type in their username. If you just want to browse the different ranks, follow the first step and use the available tools to sift through the users.
What does xp do for me?
You can use your xp to purchase lots of items in the Shop, like profile stickers and profile upgrades. To access the Shop, click "Shop" in the navbar.Do I retain my rank if I buy something from the shop?

Nope. You've gotta decide if your rank is worth more to you than the item you're buying.
Can I buy something and give it away to someone else?

Absolutely. Just head to Items I Own (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/xperience.php?go=shop&do=own) (Shop > Items I Own) and click "Give away" under the item you want to give. It will ask you for the username of the member you want to give it to; just fill it out and click "submit"!
Oops! I bought something and I realized I don't want it. Is there any way to get a refund for it?

Yep! Just head to Items I Own (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/xperience.php?go=shop&do=own) and click "Sell for 75%". You'll receive 75% of the xp you paid. How much is [insert activity here] worth in xp?

We have to keep that information a secret, otherwise users might be able to game the system. It's a fair system, though, so if you interact normally you'll gain xp for it.

DrunkMiffy
09-20-2008, 11:41 PM
Nice work man. I knew most of this already, but it's good for other users, and to know that I was right (in my head :))

Whalio Cappuccino
09-20-2008, 11:53 PM
Just had a lil convo with Clank, he didn't know what xp or trophies or any thing like that was. I'm glad you made this to explain it in more detail to me and anyone else that didn't exactly get it.

ConfusedCartman
09-21-2008, 12:03 AM
Just had a lil convo with Clank, he didn't know what xp or trophies or any thing like that was. I'm glad you made this to explain it in more detail to me and anyone else that didn't exactly get it.
If he's still confused(and this goes for anyone), tell him he can contact me via PM, MSN, or AIM and I'll do my best to help him out. Check my postbit(look to the left where my avatar is) for my MSN and AIM. Unless I'm sleeping or at school, I'm almost always online.

ClankXIII
09-21-2008, 12:08 AM
Hey! You guys make me feel stupid! :(

You're both getting negative rep from me now! Just Kidding! lol :p

cocojen
09-30-2008, 06:56 PM
i just noticed the shop thing and i looked myself up....lol i'm a deadbeat, useless member!!! XD level 1..... :( i've just been so busy with work! i'm surprised that i was even able to get the 21st off for lbp (of course work doesnt know its for a game.... :p) i need to get back to my drawin' board and crank out some art!!!! lol i need to be more active here and i definatly need to come up with my signature in game sticker! but first i need to have the time.... **** work....

edit i did manage to have time to put together my userbar sig! see it below! i actually made the ps3 owner, ice blue ds, and lbp one! they didnt have ones i liked for ps3 and lbp and there wasn't a ice blue ds one at all!!!

MC Banhammer
10-25-2008, 05:52 PM
This helped clear everything up for me.

Thank you :)

Amigps
10-26-2008, 02:10 AM
thanx for the info :) i didnt know XD

whatisnarwhal
11-21-2008, 07:47 AM
This is great. Seriously, it makes posting fun. :)

devilstwin
01-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Thanks for that now i know what Little Big Experience is!!!!!!:p:kz::hero::D

GuyWithNoEyes
01-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Thanks for that now i know what Little Big Experience is!!!!!!:p:kz::hero::D

It wasn't really necessary to bump a two month old thread.....

oldage
01-10-2009, 06:14 PM
It wasn't really necessary to bump a two month old thread.....

You can't be serious, he's new and is excited, like I was :p

Boomy
01-10-2009, 06:23 PM
Its also a pretty critical thread >.<

Forsaken
01-10-2009, 06:27 PM
Well this thread is a FAQ. It's been bumped numerous times before.
It's kept open in case people have any questions, or need any help. Not for off-topic discussions.

Sackdragon
01-10-2009, 07:21 PM
Finally, a forum with a good experience system. My friend said this forum was great, but this is awesome!

Snrm
01-11-2009, 04:42 AM
yay now all those XP help threds will die down and newcomers will get there answers quicker

Andrei101
07-13-2009, 05:19 PM
thanks fo the info man:hero:

Adam9001
07-13-2009, 05:48 PM
Why you bump this thread its from the 1-11-09?

Snappyguy
07-13-2009, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the bump. I had no idea what it was :P

RockSauron
07-14-2009, 12:39 AM
Yes, the necro is good because it now gives people an idea of what it is :p.

... which reminds me... Do we have an auto pm sent out to newer members of important info? That would seem to be good, to me... Well, newer members? did you get a pm for that?

LieutenantFatman
07-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Quick question, I'm guessing the answer is no, but... do you get xp for playing arcade games or participating in arcade game tournaments here?

I was just playing the Asteroids and Snake, great fun. :)
Then I noticed the cool tournaments people set up. Just thought it would be nice if there was a small reward for coming first in these tournaments.

Cheers.

ConfusedCartman
07-19-2009, 08:27 PM
do you get xp for playing arcade games or participating in arcade game tournaments here?
You get some xp for winning arcade tournaments, yes.

baahas
07-19-2009, 11:13 PM
You get some xp for winning arcade tournaments, yes.

Oh that sounds cool. I haven't even checked out the arcade yet.:blush:

LieutenantFatman
07-20-2009, 08:46 AM
Thanks ConfusedCartman, I don't care if it's just a tiny bit, it's just cool to be rewarded for being champ'. :D And some of those arcade games are seriously cool! :)

LittleBigBoss
08-01-2009, 11:55 PM
Thanks! Really useful, didn't really understand the concept until now :D

Ja-lex
11-19-2009, 10:03 PM
Coolio! This makes alot simpler to understand

darksun6578
12-01-2009, 07:59 PM
Thx alot i really needed that XD

Lil'Big'Lion
12-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Thankyou very much dood!
Now i understand!

konniksanders
12-07-2009, 03:48 PM
Thankyou very much dood!
Now i understand!

Hey, you also here?:p
ON-Topic:
Yeah, thanks alot mate!;)

killerofnl
12-26-2009, 07:30 PM
how get i xP

buddy_hamster123
01-10-2010, 08:53 PM
thx
didnt have a clue but do now thx

Silver39
03-18-2010, 12:16 AM
Am I in the right forums. I don't see anything about an arcade or experience. I can't even see a navbar.

SR20DETDOG
03-18-2010, 07:45 AM
Am I in the right forums. I don't see anything about an arcade or experience. I can't even see a navbar.

When the forum had it's major update a while ago experienced sort of stopped, you can't get to the store and things like that. Something along those lines anyway. So you're still in the right forum.

jwwphotos
03-18-2010, 01:01 PM
Well... sorta stopped. The new version of vBulletin that the site was upgraded to was incompatible with vbExperience. It has been mentioned that the original developer of vbExperience is working on a new version. Once that is complete, that will be installed here and things will hopefully all be back to normal. So any activity currently will still count once that is reimplemented.

ConfusedCartman
03-18-2010, 02:45 PM
Well... sorta stopped. The new version of vBulletin that the site was upgraded to was incompatible with vbExperience. It has been mentioned that the original developer of vbExperience is working on a new version. Once that is complete, that will be installed here and things will hopefully all be back to normal. So any activity currently will still count once that is reimplemented.
Exactly this. Once the developer finishes upgrading vBExperience to 4.0, we'll install and be back on our feet. :)

Silver39
03-18-2010, 04:40 PM
OK, whew! I thought something was wrong with my computer.

flamingemu
03-20-2010, 10:41 AM
SO if/when the system comes back can we keep our current avatars and sigs?

Doopz
03-20-2010, 11:32 AM
SO if/when the system comes back can we keep our current avatars and sigs?

I don't see why not... :)

Lilman1101
03-21-2010, 09:38 AM
ROFL i just spent like 40 mins trying to find a nav bar. then i read all the posts and was like *facepalm facepalm facepalm facepalm* anyway i can't wait for the new version cause this sounds like a cool system, when do you guys think it will be up and running?

mr_b_ram
03-24-2010, 07:04 AM
i too was looking for shop. i understand more now, thanks cant wait for xp looks fun

RockSauron
03-24-2010, 08:39 PM
Ok, so apparently, the guy who made this has now installed vb 4.0, and started work on this. He expects the first beta in two to three weeks.

... so CC. Are we going to wait for it's "real" release, or we getting beta as soon as it comes? Because I don't wanna wait any more then we have to <_>

But yeah, now he's working on it, expect in a few weeks... :D

FreeAim
05-13-2010, 03:39 PM
How much XP do you have at beginning. If you don't get any extras I mean.

Silverleon
05-13-2010, 04:23 PM
How much XP do you have at beginning. If you don't get any extras I mean.

Th XP system is down, you necroe'd a usless (for now) thread m8.

Actually rhis isn't the 1st XP related thread you've necroed m8...

eagerneph
07-07-2010, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the info! The only problem is that I can't find the "experience" in the "nav bar".

RockSauron
07-07-2010, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the info! The only problem is that I can't find the "experience" in the "nav bar".

that's because it isn't here right now :p

We upgraded to 4.0 months and months ago (January), and our old exp wasn't compatible. We've been waiting for the guy to port it to 4.0, which he did a few weeks ago- but the shop wasn't added. Right now, we're waiting for another guy to do his shop mod which will be the shop for us, since CC doesn't want exp without the shop. This guy says his new edition will be out on Friday... so here's hoping. D:

AbstractFlesh
07-07-2010, 09:50 PM
I can't wait 'till friday then!

lightningbug1
07-13-2010, 03:35 PM
lot of info there! :D

Boomy
07-13-2010, 04:07 PM
Any news..?

RockSauron
07-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Any news..?

Posted somewhere else, but ya.

vb exp 4.0 has gone gold. That means there are no huge bugs in the current release, so CC can't hold it off on us because it might be buggy now :p

However, now we're waiting for Point Market system- which will be the new shop- to update to 3.0 so it is compatible with vb exp. The guy who makes that is fixing up a few minor bugs, then will release it very soon. then we just need to bug CC until he installs both.

ThePineapplizer
07-13-2010, 05:10 PM
(Extremely nooby question)
I cant seem to find the Shop button...
Is it at the top or the bottom of the forum page?

:SH:

RockSauron
07-13-2010, 05:27 PM
(Extremely nooby question)
I cant seem to find the Shop button...
Is it at the top or the bottom of the forum page?

:SH:

As I was just saying...

there is no Shop button because it isn't here now. It's been gone for... 6 months now. Wow.

Anyway, it SHOULD be back in a few days... Can't see the Point MArket System being that buggy since he only had two bugs which were both easy to fix >_>

Boomy
07-13-2010, 05:27 PM
It doesn't exist at the moment. :)

Assassin492
09-23-2012, 07:18 PM
This cleared a lot up for me. Thanks for all the help

ForgottenEnigma
09-23-2012, 09:57 PM
This cleared a lot up for me. Thanks for all the help

Bear in mind that you have bumbed/found a 4 year old piece of information which may have decreased in accuracy since it was written. For example we no longer have an xp store, those features are now handled through the reputation system and profile upgrades, take this information with a pinch of salt.

Lady_Luck__777
09-23-2012, 10:30 PM
Locking as outdated.