You spoke and we listened, and now YOU can show everyone that you were invited to the premiere with this special badge!
Get it while you can, before you know it, it may be gone. Of course, once you have it, you can show it off forever to remind everyone that you were here during this big change!
Squeak! (ruffles whiskers and pirouettes)
Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so proud of my new blingalicious look created just for me by justephy10
Who would ever have dreamed how popular badges would be. It's a craze sweeping across the pixels of IMVU like a giant, sparkly tornado! Thank you all for being so creative, and for your complete inability to resist ... the call of bling!
My friend Purplehaze (Congrats again to you 2 ;-) has written this useful, black and white stripey guide to badges you see below. Enjoy! (preens whiskers contentedly)
the wave of the new badge craze!
by PurpleHaze (who has a collection of over 1,200 badges and counting)
Once upon a time an experiment was created. Bling Badges were
created. And it was good!
We dropped 100k cr. We were artistically inclined. Badges
Collecting badges became the new IMVU craze.
A new IMVU phenomenon was born.
Badges can beâ€¦
A marketing tool for developers.
A creative outlet for artists.
A mark of distinction.
A group insignia.
Badges are more
than the image displayed next to an avatar; they also include a sizeable pop up
area when clicked upon. The pop up area can contain other links and
images, kudos or words of wisdom, or a message of exclusivity as governed by
the owner's discretion.
Badge collection is... FREE to all users! You can collect badges in one of four
1.You create your own badge.
2. You can be granted an earned badge (for some action).3. You can be granted
a requested badge.
4. You trade badge for badge.
Etiquette and hints for Badge Collecting
A little genuine friendly courtesy and respect goes a long way; use please and
a return thank you frequently.
Be sincere, don't use copy-and-pasted compliments to request bling and then
complain about badge owners publicly in group and forum threads.
Be nice and don't assume anyone owes you anything or will give you something
Be prepared to give something if you want something.
If someone informs you a badge is non-requestable, honor their rule and do not
press the issue.
If someone makes a mystery badge and you discover who the owner is, do not spoil
the fun by exposing the owner publicly.
Once you collect over 100 badges, or your pop up message display grid is
filled, consider giving other badges you've been granted 'airtime' and swap
them out periodically.
Network often - becoming acquainted with other users on the site. Joining and
participating in groups open more than badge opportunities as well.
While badge hunting you may just earn something more precious than the badge, FRIENDSHIP.
Badge Trading, a Higher Level of Badge Collecting
Once you become a badge owner, why not offer your precious bling in trade for
Your badge is an expensive precious commodity. Each 20 x 20 pixel square costs
100k credits - use them wisely. Here are a few tips to do just that:
- Be creative when coming up with a unique design.
- Create your badge at a larger pixel size and then resize to the 20 x 20 (or
whichever affordable dimension) size.
- When you resize you may need to recolor lines and detail that has lost its
pixel resolution in the process.
- DO NOT USE '0 0 0' BLACK in your badge design unless you wish it to be
transparent - detailed outlines in black may disappear if you use true black;
try a slightly off black instead.
- Should you wish to use a canned image and color design, there are badge
generating tools in popular badge groups.
- Your pop up can be a link to your products, your homepage, your group,
anything you want! Get creative!
New Badge Owners
When your badge is introduced publicly, be prepared to receive a massive wave
of requests (I request you use the newly released Badge Auto Granting tool).
If your badge is private or exclusive to a unique group of grantees, please
provide a courteous response for those that will inevitably request it.