The previous designs looked great, suited the mood of the marketplace, and most importantly provided a lot of motivation for authors new and old. These new badges feel like an unnecessary addition. Why did they need to be changed? They were great the way they were. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
The new badges look boring, cheap and are very jarring to look at in groups - the colour choice is very poor in my opinion. I know the motive behind the redesign was to make them better fit within the site, but I’d argue the originals suited the site far, far better. The new ones are too simple, and just look bad.
I can’t believe such a small thing makes such a big difference, but I feel there is no motivation any more to get the new badges. They just look ugly to my eye. I’d rather have no badges at all, in all honesty. Why do all the seller badges look the same now? They used to look amazing. The colours are boring, there is no detail nor value to any of the badges now. For example, the featured track and author badges I really liked and one day hoped to have, but now they look plain and undesirable just like all the others.
I’m sorry if this post sounds whiny and over-critical, but this is just my opinion. It wasn’t my intention to offend anyone here, especially Roscoe, who clearly put in a lot of effort and time into the new design. I just don’t think they work well.
Please, Envato, consider reverting back to the original badge design. They were so good, and I can’t believe I’ll never get to see that level 7 elite badge
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