As of now the kudosu system has been fully implemented. As discussed at the meeting, this system will be in testing over the coming weeks with an aim of increasing the amount of modding that happens, and reduce ranking turn-around time. Read on for important details!
Kudosu is a new rating system. You will see your kudosu count next to each of your posts (and in your profile soon). You earn kudosu by modding other people's maps
. This means that when you post in another person's beatmap thread with feedback or tips on how to improve their map, they can award you 1 or 2 kudosu
(depending on the age of the map) if they find your response useful.
If you are a BAT member, or the creator of a map, you will be able to allocate kudosu to other people in your threads. Please do this wisely, and only give kudosu when they are deserved. The main thing to think about before rewarding posters: Does this post contain constructive criticism about my map which will help me improve it?
. The feedback doesn't necessarily need to be in-depth and technical - as long as you found it helpful, please give the poster kudosu.
Now you may ask what is the point of collecting kudosu? The second part of the system - the Star system (ETA: tomorrow) will see that you can trade in your kudosu for kudosu stars
. These stars (along with user stars and BAT stars) will stack on your map and make it higher in the BAT modding priority list. The proposed rate of exchange is 3 kudosu for one kudosu star
Once you earn kudosu, you will be able to trade them for kudosu stars which you can assign to a specific map (cannot be removed after they are used) to increase their priority. This means the more you mod other people's maps, the more your own maps will get noticed!
The Star System will be explained in more detail tomorrow, so hold out for that
Please note that all kudosu allocations are logged and abusers will be punished. BATs have the ability to revoke and deny kudosu for specific posts.
Leave any feedback, comments or questions here!
p.s. All current posts in Pending Betamaps and Beatmap Help are subject to kudosu. Please go and give people the kudosu they deserve!