You may be wondering why a site that wants to help save the world has turned it all into a game. It's not a frivolous idea, and it's certainly not meant to undermine the seriousness of the quests. On the contrary it's meant to help. Frankly it was Morag's idea, she'd been reading a lot of book on behavioural change and game theory if you'd like a quick summary watch this short talk by Jane McGonigal.
If you are worried about intrinsic motivation, then please don't, the points aren't actually worth anything and the badges are virtual (unless you come to one of our events). The coins though, well, we are keeping that up our sleeve for the moment but don't worry there will be a intrinsic way to use them.
How can I earn points?
Every time you check in to a quest you earn points in the World Changing areas the quest affects. The number of points varies for each quest depending on how World Changing it is.
How can I earn coins?
Coins are given to things that build community the World Changing Me website.
|Create an account||5||No|
|Decide to do a quest||1||Yes|
|Add a photo of you doing the quest||5||Yes|
|Write a blog post about achieving the quest||25||Yes|
|Complete a quest set (3 quests)||3||No|
|Complete a quest set (6 quests)||6||No|
|Complete a quest set (9 quests)||9||No|
|Suggest a video that we add to the site||10||Yes|
|Someone you invite using the email box on your profile joins the site||5||Yes|
|Get a follower||5||Yes|
|Someone likes your blog post||2||Yes|
|Someone likes your photo||2||Yes|
|Someone likes your comment||1||Yes|
|Complete a collection of quests||12||No|
How many points do I need for x level?