Players should be rewarded with a physical item to show off their achievement
ship colour or design
unique back pack vanity
top or bottom vanity
a special quarter master
a permenant add on to your ship that cannot be gained any other way such as a telescope or a map table or a food barrel
There could even be a cool little quest where you go to the sailors lodge and find a mysterious explorer sitting in the tavern. You can only interact with them if you have the title equipped otherwise it would say “the explorer ignores you.”
The explorer could ask for a small request to prove that you are worth the title and upon completing the quest will reward the player.
honestly I kinda want a sort of badge collection thing in the cabin, where there’s preset spots for every single cool thing you get per badge
maybe stuff like the open test badges are little models of things in the tests, like maybe that fountain in ironport, meanwhile bronze sea explorer is some model of the sea, abolitionist is the burnt flag, etc
stuff like leaderboard badges wouldnt be items because FUCK THAT BRUH
100% bronze sea exploration should give you items related to the sea for when ship cabin customization and building on islands is added properly.
Redwake and Ravenna flags/banners
A model sailor’s lodge to put on a table
A map of the bronze sea to also put on a table
A purple flower from Akursius
A smaller version of Calvus’ throne
Similar little unique momentos from the various bronze sea islands
Golden statues of the bosses? (might be a bit too over the top)
A lot of these really make sense, I’m not sure about having all of these in the same package though.
Instead of getting all of this when getting the badge, you should get these items by 100%ing their correlated islands. Sailor’s Lodge model for Sailor’s Lodge, the purple flower for completing Akursius, etc. Of course the map of the Bronze Sea and the banners/flags should be from getting the badge since that’s the entire sea’s exploration.
To add a couple of my own ideas to island specifics:
A skull replica decoration with a pirate captain hat on it for completing the Northern Jaws
Giant Banana decoration for completing Shell Island
Something pumpkin related for Harvest Island, or maybe just a model of it because the whole island looks kinda pretty
A chair adorned with a wolf pelt for Wind-Row Island
Honestly, just give us cosmetics/accessories for all the hard to get/rare achievements. Perfect cooking, Expert/Master Angler, Bronze Sea, ect ect. It would give people more of an incentive to get the titles and achievements, as you can actually flex it in a more cool/outright way.