On my wish list:
A plugin that reinforces users engagement by enhancing the gamification mechanics
Why? The actual game mechanic is based only on ranking users by score witch is not recommended since it leads to a few users dominating the platform: the top 10 versus the VAST majority.
it's too hard, frustrating and annoying for new users to climb the ladder. People need small challenges that guide them along the path.
The perfect game mechanic scheme would be having mile stones to achieve through the platform. Let’s say as new user your first challenge is to earn the beginner 1 level which require 100 score , then you can become beginner2 if you earn 300 point more witch enable some privileges. hit 700 score and you become Novice . the expert status require 3000 points. Experts have great privileges (like having access to jobs offers, I’m saying things bluntly for illustration purpose)
Currently the platform doesn’t fully support that:
Yes you can assign titles to users as they reach a specific reputation score (through admin panel)
But other things are missing :
Seeing who are the titles owners (who are the level 1 users, expert users... , )
users level management :
Showing to user how much is left to jump to the next level, something like " you need 120 points to become expert which enables X,Y,Z privilages "
Celebration: email notification: «congratulation! You are Expert at AbcQ&a",..
Great thanks for our great contributors !