When we launched the Advanced Gamification module in March, we set up new status levels at the same time. We had four easy, get-your-feet-wet levels and then a series of belts based on martial arts tradition, culminating in Black Belt. We already have 24 "winners" who have achieved Black Belt status, so I am thinking about what levels to use for the next game we launch. The idea is to keep things fresh by starting the game over periodically.
Looking for theme ideas for future levels. I have heard of Star Wars themes, Star Trek, movies and more. What levels have resonated with your communities?
At Jive, our status levels have historically made no sense wrt "levels," but here are some of my favorites - some were accompanied with a complete theme change:
Facial Hair (in honor of Movember)
Hot Beverages (went with a Winter theme)