PURE Awards

PURE is built by the community, for the community.  We rely entirely on our members (that’s you) to survive and thrive!  We created the PURE Awards system to publicly recognize those who choose to actively support the PURE community.

PURE Awards consist of icons that show up next to one’s name in our community spaces (such as TeamSpeak and our Reddit forum), and perks to enhance one’s experience at PURE.


Social Contribution 
(Permanent Awards)

Social awards are the community’s way of recognizing those whose participation makes PURE a more enjoyable place for others.  Most social awards are given based on peer nominations, and never expire.  For details, see our Social Awards page.

Icon Description Title PURE Credits* Perk Level
Black Dog Tag Black Dog Tag Community Member n/a n/a
Bronze Dog Tag Bronze Dog Tag Established Member n/a n/a
Silver Dog Tag Silver Dog Tag Veteran n/a 1
Gold Dog Tag Gold Dog Tag Senior Veteran n/a 1
 New_blank-platinum Platinum Dog Tag Distinguished Veteran n/a 1

* PURE Credits are used to award Lifetime Contribution medals (see below).

Financial Contribution
(Temporary Awards)

Coins represent those who support the PURE community financially.  Coins expire about 1 month after a donation is made.  For details, see our donation page.

Icon Description Minimum Monthly Donation PURE Credits* Perk Level
Bronze Coin Bronze Coin $5 1 credit per dollar donated 2
Silver Coin Silver Coin $10 1 credit per dollar donated 3
Gold Coin Gold Coin $25 1 credit per dollar donated 4
Platinum Coin Platinum Coin $50 1 credit per dollar donated 5

* PURE Credits are used to award Lifetime Contribution medals (see below).

Volunteer Contribution
(Temporary Awards)

Volunteer badges signify current members of the PURE volunteer organization.  Badges expire when a community member leaves their volunteer role.  For details, see our volunteering page.

Icon Description Volunteer Role Category PURE Credits / Month*’ Perk Level
Bronze Shield Bronze Shield Independent Contributor 10 3
Silver Shield Silver Shield Integrated Contributor 25 4
Bronze Lead Shield Bronze Lead Shield Project Lead 50 5
Silver Lead Shield Silver Lead Shield Team Lead 100 5
Gold Lead Shield Gold Lead Shield Community Lead 150 5

* PURE Credits are used to award Lifetime Contribution medals (see below).
‘ Individuals volunteering for multiple roles will only receive awards for the most senior role.  For details, see “Volunteer Award Footnotes” below.

Lifetime Contribution
(Permanent Awards)

Lifetime contribution medals represent a substantial contribution to the PURE community over time.  They are awarded based on the total number of PURE credits one has accumulated from other PURE awards.  Medals never expire.

Icon Description Lifetime PURE Credits Required
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 50
Silver Medal Silver Medal 100
Gold Medal Gold Medal 250
Platinum Medal Platinum Medal 500
Bronze Pentagon Medal Bronze Pentagon Medal 1,000
Silver Pentagon Medal Silver Pentagon Medal 2,500
Gold Pentagon Medal Gold Pentagon Medal 5,000
Platinum Pentagon Medal Platinum Pentagon Medal 10,000


Award Perks 

As a token of gratitude, some contributions to PURE entitle one to certain community perks.*  The tables above detail which contributions correspond to which perk levels.**

Perk Level Benefits
  • TeamSpeak channel creation: Create temporary channels on our TeamSpeak server.
  • Larger TeamSpeak avatar: Size limit increased from 250 KB to 1.5 MB.
2 All the benefits of Level 1, plus:

  • Battlefield VIP server queue access: Nobody can join our servers faster than you.
  • ArmA & CS reserved slots: Access to priority player slots.
  • In-game recognition: Your support will be acknowledged to other players.
3 All the benefits of Level 2, plus:

  • Battlefield mid-round balance immunity: Never get teamswitched in the middle of a round again!
  • ArmA & CS: Additional cosmetic donor perks coming soon!
  • TeamSpeak channel longevity: Temporary channels you create on our TeamSpeak server last for 24 hours after the last person leaves, letting other community members know what game(s) you were playing, thereby encouraging them to do the same.
4 All the benefits of Level 3, plus:

  • No additional perks for level 4 at this time.
5 All the benefits of Level 4, plus:

  • Monthly Key Supporters meeting:  Invitation to attend a monthly meeting with PURE’s Community Lead to discuss PURE’s vision and strategy.

* Perks may change from time to time as the Awards program evolves.  We hope that most of these changes will be positive ones as we add new rewards, but if we ever need to reduce rewards for a particular level, we promise that such changes will happen with clear notice given at least 1 month in advance.

** Perks may “stack” based upon the “minimum monthly donation” required for that perk.  For example, a Bronze Shield volunteer  (perk level 3, $10 minimum monthly donation) that donates $15 per month would receive perk level 4 ($25 minimum monthly donation).


Volunteer Award Footnotes

As a token of recognition and appreciation, our active volunteers receive PURE Awards.  The level of award is determined by the Role Category of the volunteer role, and is described in the “Volunteer Contribution” chart above.

We offer all active volunteers in a given role the same perk level, regardless of number of hours donated.  For this reason, awards do not “stack” if an individual is volunteering for multiple roles; it would be unfair to reward multiple roles without rewarding extra hours.  This includes award icons, perks, and PURE credits.  Individuals volunteering for multiple roles will receive awards commensurate with the highest volunteer role they hold. 

If a volunteer has other non-volunteer PURE Awards (from donating, for example), their volunteer awards will stack with their non-volunteer awards.  Examples are given under “Award Perks” above.