1. Introduction 2. What are WI
bucks? 3. A break down of features & what they are. 4. What can I do with them? 5. Banking -- savings & loans. 5. FAQs.
This guide is simply a user-friendly feature to explain WI
bucks & what they are for & what can be done with them. As this is a new feature
, it will be going through multiple edits as we understand the system and it is changed. -- Please consider this a living document!* *a living document is a document exposed to frequent updates and/or changes.
For a quick over view of the features & how it works please visit this announcement - http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...-bucks-479352/
- written by Justin explaining in over-view what WI
bucks can do.
Just a few notes before we get into the fun stuff!
When you see this icon -
- it is a good idea to make a note (mental or paper ~) about the information. It's just little tidbits to pay close attention to. Generally they are information on rules & how they relate to WI
When you see this icon -
- this is a known user group influenced interaction. the fee or reward depends on the user group. For example a moderator may not receive a fee for private messages as they are required to send many out.
============================================= What are WI bucks - WI
bucks are a new reward feature put into place in WI
on ____(official date here)which "rewards" members with a "play" cash and allows them to purchase features later available.
But what does it reward?
WI bucks are designed to reward activity based on user groups.Basically, it looks at everything you do on WI
and estimates a increase or decrease in your funds. Certain things cost bucks but others increase them significantly.
These activities are also affected by your user group. For example, a webkinz may not gain as much WI
bucks by posting as a gifted member. And vice versa. What is a user group?
This is the rank of users you belong to, for example I belong to the user group "gift coach" - while you may belong to webkinz, lil kinz, gifted, gift guru, etc.
============================================= A break down of features -
Here is a simple break down of the features & what you can expect to find. Some features may take away bucks but there are plenty of them that reward bucks to balance that.
There is no "set" reward/fee yet for these features as it is being adjusted to find a fair balance. More helpful threads may receive more bucks then others, etc.
In some features, the fee or reward depends on the user group interaction.For example a moderator may not receive a fee for private messages as they are required to send many out.
As mentioned before, when this is known it is noted by the
icon. User group induction - What it is:
a feature that rewards you with "bucks" when you move up in user groups. For example when you move from being a gifted member to a gift guru.
What is is:
a referral is like an invitation to join something. - When you tell your friends about WI
and they put your username into the referral box - you get bucks! Visits & Activity based on user group -
What this means:
The activity (participation) and visits to WI
and how much "bucks" you get for participating in things are based upon your user group. For example - if a webkinz may earn more then a lil kinz for visiting, this may be not be as high as a gift guru. Birthday present - What this means:
Remember that birthdate you gave WI
when you registered? Well now you get a birthday gift on your birthday! Woo hoo! Reputation given & received - What this means:
When you give reputation to another user, you will earn bucks. Same with giving it away. A nice reward for spreading a little bit of joy around!
New threads & popularity - What this means:
When you create a new thread - you are rewarded for participating in WI
& the community. When people post on your thread you also may receive bucks.
Thread ratings - What this means:
By rating threads you also will receive bucks. Give it an honest rate & Let the user know how much you appreciate that information! You may also receive bucks for people rating your own threads. Posts - on your threads & else where! What this means:
When you post on your own thread, you will receive some "bucks" for participating in the community. You will also receive bucks for posting comments on other people's threads as well. - It should be noted that "fluff" or copy & pasted messages may result in a loss of bucks as well.
Profile popularity - What this means:
When someone visits your profile, expect to see some bucks awarded! So get out there & visit some friends, you'll be leaving a friendly smile and some bucks to help out as well! PM usage -
What this means: Update - thanks dogluver620.
No user should be charged for PMs anymore, if you are let an admin know~ Calendar Usage - What this means:
when you put in an event or view the calendar, you may find yourself rewarded with WI
bucks! Voting in polls - Thanks to Ilovemom619 for the information!
What this means:
when you vote in polls you will receive some bucks!
============================================= Okay - so what can I do with them?
Currently the WI
bucks feature is undergoing development and testing. There are no features available to purchase at this time.
This section will be updated as the information becomes available.