Badge Drop #12: Drop the Mic
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:00pm by andrewjmac
It's the FINAL BADGE DROP of Summer Game 2018, time to drop this year's MASTER BADGES! What is a Master Badge? Why, its a badge you earn for having completed an entire badge series on the Badge List. So if you've been keeping up with your badges all summer long today IS A HUGE BONUS POINT DAY FOR YOU! And if you haven't...well, we have other news.
Today is more than just the Master Badge Drop, it's also the FINAL DAY OF SUMMER GAME, with just SEVEN HOURS LEFT to earn Summer Game 2018 points. AND SINCE it's the last day of the game, that ALSO means that tonight is one of the biggest events in the Summer Game calendar, the Game Over Gala! So drop by the Downtown Library tonight between 6 and 8 pm for cookies, coloring, camaraderie, and CODES!
This alignment comes along only rarely, like a solar eclipse or the passing of a comet or a parking space right in front of the place you are actually going! The game ends at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, you have to get your last-minute scrambling done by then!
So today we get to do that rarest of things and in one day deliver unto you a healthy load of Master Badges AND send Summer Game 2018 off in style. IT'S ALMOST AS THOUGH WE HAD PLANNED IT (note: we have no control over which days of the week certain dates fall on, so we did not in fact plan it).
And now, it's time to bid adieu to catalog badges, wave goodbye to hidden branch codes, say bearwell to ursine puns, cry "GORBLE!" to the Goblin Games, and--
Hold on, I'm just getting word that while Summer Game may be over THE GAMES GO ON! But with no goblins or banners or green sheets or silly catalog searches, what could these games possibly BE?
-REVIEW REVIEWER reviews on, loaded with reviews for you to review from here to eternity!
-FRESH Points-O-Matic modes to be delivered in the coming weeks!
-UNHEARD OF and NEVER-SEE-BEFORE off-season games to astound and delight (and probably seriously stump) you!
But you'll be busy with school and work and soon enough shoveling the driveway out. How could we possibly tempt you to keep playing ALL YEAR LONG? How about if we told you that THESE GAMES ARE THE ONLY WAY TO EARN SUMMER GAME 2019 POINTS BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS?! That's right, the only way to start racking up points NOW for Summer Game 2019 is to play away at the off-season games. And who knows, you might also have some FUN, right?
If only there were a convenient location to visit to check up on when all of these new games might start and exactly what they are and how you can GET THEM POINTSSSS! A convenient location like play.aadl.org! Oh, WAIT. IT'S PLAY.AADL.ORG.
Remember that the Summer Game Shop will stay open until September 9th, so spend time today earning those points so you can take the next two week to deliberate on WHICH AWESOME PRIZES YOU WANT TO BUY.
In the meantime, we've only got one thing left to do between now and when we flip that big GAME OVER switch, and that's to tell you once again and fur real...THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Will players who didn't finish all of the 2018 badges get a chance next summer for fewer points?
In previous years you could do old badges, but I wonder now what will happen.
Today, on September 2, 180,927 points have been earned by 10 players so far. What points are still available? This can't be a carryover from Friday, because far more people than 10 earned points that day.
No worries, you're seeing weird post-game artifacts, mostly transfers I'm making between players in a family at their request. Also you can see today it's negative because it's counting shop orders and there are no points being earned. Don't worry, nobody is still playing!
Looking forward to the off-season games... and hoping this year its not just a big tease like in certain other years past. But if I have to choose between that and getting the MEL-CAT back on line, or that and the new features talked about in the survey blog post on summer game - seriously those things first. Then bring on the OFF SEASON FUN! :-)
Great game this year! Haven't had as much time for it, but really enjoyed the time I did get to play!! Working with Zingerman's was a brilliant choice! Thanks for the game!