This rant is for those who take the level-system to seriously:
After being active here for almost 2 months, I've noticed one thing that really disturbs and annoys me. I'm not implying that the level-system is bad. Frankly, I see it as a nice award.
So the problem is that people tend to take the level-system more seriously. Blogs about how to get more XP are made. Spamming/duplicating of the one creation or bad unfinished content happens. All this leads to a uncreative, unoriginal community, filled with people hungering for more XP. You are addicted.
Now why is this XP bar so important? In what way would that change anything? The only thing you can get rewarded with, is the chance to pick some new unlocked names/statuses. For example "Master Enderdragon". I do see that a new awesome name or more exclusive name is kinda cool to have, but I can't see how that alone, could fill the importance you guys are combining with the level-system.
Instead of trying to get a lot of XP and rank up so you can impress someone, try rather to create something unique that takes more time than usual. Post it early so you can get continuously feedback while you are working. By that, you're creating a wealthy comment-section, and a small group that follows your work. Be always open for changes, but stick to your original plan.
Back to the problem...
So why? Why are you whoring for attention and spamming a lot of bad content? Why is this level-system so important for you? What kind of reward do you bind with ranking up?
Please give me a reason below in the comments.
~ Tiger, Uniblue Media
TL;DR: People are addicted to the level system and I am wondering why...