Does Vanilla support multiple ranks with custom images for each rank? Something similar to this:
You can have as many roles as you like. What you do with the roles is up to you for instance.
You can create your own css styles for those roles.
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Welcome to the community.
You can certainly create custom ranks.
This plugin should do what you want re: badges
For a more wide-ranging gamification plugin that would also do that, check out