Jared

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May
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comment Who created the idea of Experience Points?
Deeply impressed by how far this has gone. While the theories I was just throwing out there were more 2-cent opinions (sorry person-who-I-think-is-a-Mod), it's downright exhilarating to see someone else with better researching skills has hammered down the Merit Badges/Origin of Numeric Grades Hypothesi (Not a real word). Praising aside, I'm now diving into the Roman Catholic Church's "Treasury of Merit" as an XP origin. While its use varies, the idea that X deeds = Sainthood or at the least release from Negative Levels of Sin, seems interesting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasury_of_Merit
Apr
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Apr
26
comment Who created the idea of Experience Points?
...Continued because the Auto-Submit-Enter Button Tomfoolery cut me off when I wanted a new paragraph....As for a source concerning the College Credit to XP theory...sadly no. I'm failing to find a source documenting an origin of placing a numeric value on educational courses. I do, weirdly, keep stumbling upon the Boy Scouts & the Order of the Golden Dawn/etc ranking system and how Certain tasks had to be done before one leveled up in the organization. Which is, as stated, weird.
Apr
26
comment Who created the idea of Experience Points?
The funny thing is that perhaps it's my cynicism but I'm not sure which refers to XP & which refers to marks when you talk about the difference between "a flat recognition of achievement" and "a currency of achievement." Look forward to that paper.
Apr
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