This week we are celebrating the second birthday of the Mozy community. We wanted to thank you all for the countless hours you have spent making this community great. With your help we have not only been able to get many user issues solved faster but we have also been able to improve the product through your ideas in the idea exchange. We really wanted to do something big for our second birthday so we decided that we want to add a new level of excitement to the community.
Many of you have personalized your avatar to better suit you. Well I want to announce the release of our new category of avatars in the community. Over the next few weeks you will see some changes that revolve around these avatars. For example, you might have already noticed that the rank names changed. We have set up the ranks in the community so that the higher level you become the higher in the ranks you will be. Start off as a villager, get promoted to cook and after that watch your ninja skills improve.
We have some pretty cool new characters and ranks for you. We will also be having a contest to help you get more avatars to choose from. Right now there are a total of 10 avatars that I will list below. You will start with the first avatar if you are a new user. The first time you level up, a new avatar will be available to you. But if you like one of the avatars from a lower level, you will still be able to use it. We will also be introducing even more characters to choose from in the near future.
Furthermore, we have set up a tiered system so that once you reach higher ranks in the community you can have the option to be invited to special events, beta programs, customer advisory boards and other cool perks. We will be sharing this information with you in the near future, so stay tuned! And in the meantime, if you try to change your avatar but don't see the ninjas listed then just post in this thread and we will get it taken care of for you right away.
Click here to see Brian provide more information on the new avatars and ranks!