FAQs/Help - Leveling Up

Benefits of Leveling Up
As you level up you'll gain the ability to give out more rating points for pixel art and more karma points* for rating other members comments. You'll also get new rank titles for the rank theme you've selected as you move up. Another benefit comes after you move up to Level 2 when you'll be able to vote in the Public Pixel Art Queue -- you'll have a say in what goes in the gallery.


How to Level Up
You go up in rank by accumulating points which you collect by contributing to Pixel Joint. Points can be collected by commenting on pixel art and news, posting pixel art, rating pixel art, posting links and posting news. Contests and having top notch pixel art will also get you special bonus points.

  • Posting Pixel Art = 6 points
  • Submitting News = 5 points
  • Submitting Links = 4 points
  • Submitting Quotes = 4 points
  • Posting Comments = 3 points
  • Rating = 1 point


  • Why Bother?
    Mostly just for fun, but we also want to help newer pieces get exposure in the hall of fame. As more and more people gain rank newer pixel art pieces will have a chance to "catch up" to the point total of older pieces because most people won't take the time to re-rank older pieces. This should help keep the top ranked art a nice mix of fresh work and old favorites. Plus, it's always nice to have more power (feel free to toss your head back and let out a hearty villain laugh).

    Minimum Requirements for Leveling Up

    LevelMin PointsMin PixelsMin RatingsMin CommentsMembershipRating Upgrades
    100000 Days+0 Rating (5 Total)
    250052001030 Days+0 Rating (5 Total)
    3100074002530 Days+1 Rating (6 Total)
    4150096005060 Days+0 Rating (6 Total)
    5200011100010090 Days+1 Rating (7 Total)
    64000151500150180 Days+0 Rating (7 Total)
    76000202500225365 Days+1 Rating (8 Total)
    88000254000300365 Days+0 Rating (8 Total)
    911000306000500365 Days+1 Rating (9 Total)
    1015000358000750730 Days+0 Rating (9 Total)
    112000050100001000730 Days+1 Rating (10 Total)

    Member Rank Themes

    Many thanks to the lovely and talented Ensellitis for creating the initial rank icons and [thUg] for the icons you see here.

    LevelLaw and OrderCrime SyndicateArmyNavyKarateWorking StiffKillerPsycho
    1
    Rookie

    Thug

    Private

    Seaman

    Jukyu

    Intern

    Gangster

    Depressed
    2
    Flatfoot

    Dealer

    Corporal

    Petty Officer

    Kukyu

    Peon

    Hired Gun

    Quiet One
    3
    Private Eye

    Enforcer

    Sergeant

    Chief

    Hatchikyu

    Corporate Drone

    Hatchet Man

    Stalker
    4
    Deputy

    Button Man

    Lieutenant

    Ensign

    Shichikyu

    Team Leader

    Mercenary

    Murderer
    5
    Detective

    Soldier

    Captain

    Lieutenant

    Rokkyu

    Assistant Manager

    Sniper

    Killer Klown
    6
    SWAT

    Made

    Major

    Commander

    Yonkyu

    Manager

    Hitman

    Serial Killer
    7
    Sheriff

    Underboss

    Colonel

    Captain

    Ichikyu

    General Manager

    Assassin

    Mass Murderer
    8
    Marshal

    Regional Boss

    Brigadier General

    Rear Admiral

    Shodan

    Partner

    Guerrilla

    Cannibal
    9
    Federal Agent

    Boss

    Major General

    Rear Admiral

    Nidan

    Vice President

    Executioner

    Necrophiliac
    10
    Operative

    Capo

    Lieutenant General

    Vice Admiral

    Godan

    President

    Master Sniper

    Maniac
    11
    Special Agent

    Godfather

    General

    Admiral

    Sensei

    CEO

    Master Assassin

    Psychopath