With regards, to the latest kickstarter update, I just hope you bear this in mind. http://penny-arcade.com/report/editoria ... ont-starve You mentioned "winner of a 40 player game" as a possible badge, which is fine, because that's what people would be aiming for anyway, but as soon as you start adding badges for anything other than that, it becomes a goal in itself and changes the way people play the game, even if it doesn't have any reward other than the badge itself. In battlefield 2, which sort of started the whole persistent badge system, you'd see people using the pistol where it wasn't appropriate, just to get the pistol badges, and that had a detrimental effect on the gameplay. So stick to the "badges for stuff people would be doing anyway" approach, with great care, even if it means having hardly any badges. Because you don't want badge chasing to ruin the game. Pet peeve of mine.