im not farming, i am collecting. you can both collect and relax and make art. i joined botb to make and share art and i stayed on botb to make and share art.
botb aims to be an online community for making and sharing art but also works as an mmorpg due to its mechanics. just acting like these mechanics dont exist is fair, but it is also taking a giant fun factor out of this whole thing. i could simply start a soundclown account if i just wanna relax and make art without these game-features.
theres nothing in the way of both having fun/making art and go for cool badges and trophies on ur profile. for me, its more the mix of both which keeps me motivated and i bet im not the only one.
promoting new feature ideas around the game/badge-mechanics is not a thing i simply do to have one more silly icon on my profile. i know i "won", theres no reason for me to keep collecting apart from doing it for myself. to keep having fun with botb and the art i create on here. i would compose that much anyway, even outside of botb, because its my passion and i enjoy it. doing it on botb just means its easier for me to keep track of my work, my (personal) achievements and things i can still improve. i dont need more reasons to be motivated, i already have a million reasons that come from myself rather than botb's mechanics at this point.
if i ask for a button, which i would get immediately once implemented, it would be pointless for myself anyway, because theres no need for me to aim for it and work towards it. i could also just go to puke and ask him to add random icons to my profile. new ideas around the game mechanics coming from me are usually things that i think could motivate other community members more. if features/new badges can get other people more excited to create art and share it with us, i think its an ultimate win for both us(the community) and the site itself.
thx for reading.