But we already have this, you say! You can already purchase a badge for someone else, you say! Just get a card and put in that their Christmas Gift will be a badge!
Except. Not really.
I've been wanting this awhile but this year it has really hit home. If I purchase my friend a badge, they CANNOT enter the housing lottery for themselves. It would instead count toward my number of rooms to reserve.
Case #1 Say I get my daughter Sarah, a badge. And I get myself a badge. I can reserve one room. She cannot enter the lottery as she didn't purchase a badge. The room I reserve would be for me, my OTHER daughter, who is volunteering this year and ALSO cannot enter the lottery. That leaves Sarah and her BF out. But what about his badge! He is also volunteering!
Case #2 I want to do my buddy Set a favor. He bought my daughters some things last year and refuses to accept anything monetary back. So gifting him a badge would be /spectacular/ but if I buy it...yeah. He can't enter the housing lottery either.
Solution 1: Allow us to purchase badge codes. Just like online tickets. They award them as prizes, why not sell them?
Solution 2: Allow us to purchase system credit. Just like MMO currency. Good until used. That way they can choose to use it on a badge, or they can volunteer and use it for a true dungeon run or something.
Christmas is coming! Either (or both!) of these ought to be possible! Perfect gift also for that procrastinator who got left behind last year!