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allnighter

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 3:23:54 PM

Example: Once you get to Level 4 Reporter it takes 100 prices for every 1% of change on the progress bar. It would be handy to have an exact number as well as the progress bar. So like above, below or within the bar itself, it might say 6,435, but the percent at the end of the bar would say 64%. It would just help to know where you are in the percent.

This would be especially helpful for things like the Pioneer, Explorer, and Adventurer, where you need many states, stations, or cities for each percent.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 2:20:47 PM


myphenix wrote:

"more levels"

Why would you want more levels or think more levels are needed? After all, it's not as if your levels are seen by others for "bragging rights". It's simply something you alone can see or know about unless you feel it necessary to tell people about it.

Maybe the question is, is reaching levels known only to you really important or rewarding enough that there needs to be more?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 2:20:46 PM


myphenix wrote:

"more levels"

Why would you want more levels or think more levels are needed? After all, it's not as if your levels are seen by others for "bragging rights". It's simply something you alone can see or know about unless you feel it necessary to tell people about it.

Maybe the question is, is reaching levels known only to you really important or rewarding enough that there needs to be more?
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myphenix
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 7:21:15 AM

more levels
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 2:32:12 AM

driveonby1, the "awards" are a feature of the smartphone app; they don't exist on the main site.
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driveonby1
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 4:59:53 PM

Wow, I am really lost. What are you talking about here? What awards, what levels? Am I in Kansas anymore?
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allnighter
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 8:35:54 PM

As for the mystique, a quick search will tell you all 5 levels of all 9 awards. It isn't that tough. You can't string someone along for 2 years and not have them know that 2 years is level 5 on Iron Man. I mean come on!
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allnighter
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 8:33:47 PM

Oh I already have a full breakdown of all of the awards and have since day one. It would just be nice to be a little more accurate within each level, espicially in the higher levels.

Also it would be handy to have an AM and PM part on the Commuter Award that would turn green when you posted in the AM and PM. So you could avoid getting it reset 4 times for missing a price post by like 1 minute.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:53:00 AM

How about just adding another digit of precision to the percentage display? Would that address the "it doesn't seem to be moving" confusion without losing the mystique?
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:50:57 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.

Well, GB doesn't want to do it. They like the mystery. OK, then.
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Don
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:29:59 PM

Hi allnighter,

When you select the award, it will give you a brief description and progress level of the award. These descriptions are intended to be vague in order to challenge users into gaining them, the progress levels are in percentages instead of numbers purposefully to be less specific.

The trick is to figure out how to unlock an award and keep the levels going. Once you unlock an award level, you will be notified directly in the app.

Good luck!

-Don
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