With the support of a mod, I've decided to go ahead and finally make this thread, conveniently placed in Fun Stuff so as to not make it look like we, who already have bigger post counts than several users combined, are farming post count.
... That is if anyone else chooses to join me in this... Q.Q
To start things off, I thought I would take us back to a time when there was hardly a soul above 10k posts, much less as close to 20,000 as -Apathy- now seems to be. O_o
Dec 1, 2010. http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...-15-Blue-Posts
I recall a number of us nerds being on the edge of our seats, for we had heard these were coming, but didn't know when. Then, I checked that day's news on the front page, and lo and behold, the new titles were here at last! Having been Deltrus the Insane (RIP) in WoW, I saw the 'The Insane' title and knew I must strive for it, but back then, oh it seemed like such a task. Now, with having seen -Apathy- getting it at 15,000 and over 2 years later I am so close, even though I have long since moved on from WoW, I still hope to one day have my title I worked so hard for back again, where I can wear it with pride once more.New Forum Titles are here!
The new titles are finally deployed on the forums and I'm only a few months late! Hopefully it will make the regular forum posters happier and it will be an awesome opportunity for the 40 new moderators I will promote tomorrow to ban hundreds of people trying to boost their post count. See the list below, the post count required for the last 3 titles will remain secret for the moment, it's ridiculously high anyway.
0 Keyboard Turner
50 Field Marshal
100 High Overlord
200 The Patient
350 Stood in the Fire
1000 Bloodsail Admiral
1750 Pandaren Monk
2250 Pit Lord
2500 Herald of the Titans
3000 The Lightbringer
4000 Scarab Lord
5000 I am Murloc!
8000 Elemental Lord
9000 Over 9000!
10000 Old God
????? The Insane
????? The Unstoppable Force
????? Merely a Setback
Now, however, it has become something more. I've realized I'm sticking with mmo-champion, beyond my WoW days, thanks to the amazing atmosphere over on the computer forums and good competition I have with vesseblah, who probably doesn't even realize he's been in my crosshairs for a good year (another user once told me I'd never catch and pass him, I DID IT!) and frankly, the community is just awesome. I've moved into other sections and just love discussing games, computers, audio, and the like, and the odd topic in gen off-topic.
You might be wondering, what's the purpose of this thread? Well I thought, you know, there's really no way we can keep good track on the high post count people and I thought, maybe if we are all (or some of us) here and get to know each other, we can at the same time, push more people and each other to up their post counts, but in the way that keeps you from getting in trouble (I learned my lesson that one time...) and it will only strengthen the community bonds.
Obviously some will think this is stupid, childish, silly, but I say nay! Why does it have to be? The ancient and still alive website www.newgrounds.com, while having stuff people actually voted on whether to keep on the website or not (audio and videos) it also had neat forum titles among other ranks to up, and it gave a sense of pride and dignity in the work you have completed. Boub started it with giving us these fancy titles, why not recognize them with pride? I'm not saying boast, but have chats, discuss what your dream forum title, is/was like I did, or what new ones you'd like to see added.... Since we know now that The Insane is at the 15,000 mark thanks to -Apathy- (don't believe any other non-mods got there before him) we can make an educated guess the final title is probably at 25,000, but WoW has seen so many new titles added since this! Agent of Shen'dralar and the like!
My philosophy, is to up my post count with as many meaningful posts as possible. Whether they are helping people in the computer forums, or discussing current events in gen off-topic, to talking about Rift, Path of Exile, or other video games in their designated forums. I'd like to hear from others, whether you are already up at this tier of post count or have a dream to be, tell us why and who (user) or what (title) you have your eyes set on!
Hopefully that about gets the thread on a roll!