Anime-Planet's badges feature launched over 8 years ago with our V3 design. We launched with an initial set of quirky designs, but the badge feature hasn't been updated since then. The badges have become dated looking, and with our new brand and design launching recently, we've begun working on Badges 2.0. What changes are coming? Shiny new badge designs that are more modern, and fit with the new brand. New badges! Removal of some badges. We plan to deprecate any badges that only a selected few have access to. For example, staff badges will be replaced with different non-badge icons displayed on the profiles. The goal is that everyone can have a chance to earn each badge. Long ago, we launched a large set of 'gift' badges that you could give to yourself or a friend with a donation to the server fund. Not many of these were gifted, and we feel it's better to focus on new badges that everyone can enjoy than on redesigning these dozens of badges. When are these changes coming? We've begun to create new designs for the most common badges. We likely will release them in batches, with announcements for each batch. We're also updating our badge tooling behind the scenes, so that we can more easily add new badge types. This will be a later release. Some badges will be difficult to redesign, because they are now hand created - no screenshots are possible. We plan to post requests to the community to help brainstorm ideas for certain badges, which we can then design and create. Be on the lookout for these posts!