Hello Xbox Ambassadors! Welcome to the New Year and the first 30 days of Season 17!
There is a lot in the blog today, so here’s a quick summary for those in a rush. Read on below the TLDR:
Whether you made some New Year resolutions or not, we are proud of you 😊! If you are in the resolution market and hoping to make those news habits easier, check out this TED Talk on building and keeping a habit. It’s all about the psychology of habit development and provides some great usable steps to make the habits you want!
The pledge is in full swing and as of January 6, is a requirement to get experience in the program! We were wondering how the pledge would be received when we posted it, and so many of you rushed to sign it…you broke our website! It was like getting a big hug and it’s a bit hard to breathe. Thank you for allowing the website to come up for air. We totally love you all for that btw.
The Daily, Weekly, and Monthly mission structure is changing. Daily Missions are moving to a farm up North, and you won’t be seeing them anymore. Now, instead of having to log in everyday to complete your Weekly Mission, the Weekly will be 15 missions you complete anytime during the week. You will still need to complete the 3 Weekly Missions to complete a Monthly Mission.
This month, we selected our group of Alpha Ambassadors to be awarded the title of Ambassador of the Month.
When you think of the words dedicated, trustworthy, and leader in the Xbox Ambassadors community, there’s isn’t a question of who comes to mind. Always there when you need them and leading by example, we give you the Alphas – aka Scratch, Bowski477, FearedNightmare, Kiesey, Mistress Sara, NorthernZoot, RandyAU93, Smwutches, and WPAK!
Be sure to check out the full Spotlight and give them a big ‘Thank you” next time you see them online.
We are going to try something a little different for this month for our playdate. We are going to do a Twitter Poll with some of our favorite previous games. We’ve pinned a poll with several options for you to vote on: Destiny 2, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft. Y’all feeling like Space Wizard, Skurvy Dogs, or Cube people? We are quite curious!
👋👋 Hello Ambassadors! For January’s play date, we want to try polling you! Out of the options here, which game would you like to play for the Playdate?
— Xbox Ambassadors ❄️ (@XboxAmbassadors) January 2, 2020
The Season 17 Celebration Stream is tomorrow, January 3rd, on the Xbox Ambassadors Mixer channel! Come see the various Team members who make the Xbox Ambassador program run, hear their updates, and hang out. We’ll be going live at 12 PM PST and will end before 2. I, ProCrow, will be hosting for the first time! Expect it to have lots of birdseed, bad jokes, cawing, and eyeglasses.
Based off Ambassador feedback, Academy Quizzes have been reworked to be more friendly with screen readers. Quizzes will now start with the “Question #” before each question, and randomization has been removed. Thank you for providing this feedback to us. We are dedicated to making the site accessible and this kind of feedback is a great help. If you have additional accessibility feedback, remember you can contact a Community Manager directly, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 13, we are sunsetting the personal email addresses for the Community Managers. See contact information below:
You can still directly contact Community Managers on Twitter, Discord, and Xbox. Remember you can talk to ANY Community Manager, regardless of if they are “yours” or not.
Ask your fellow Ambassadors questions in the #ambassador_help channel in Discord and become friends with them on Xbox.
We have added new Starter Missions that contain a new way to unlock XP. These are called “Website Activities” and reward various amounts of XP for visiting a URL and other link clicks. This will allow some more variety in future mission design, so look forward to that. If you haven’t completed the Starter Missions, go and give these new ones a look!