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Trail Blazer in EA SPORTS Active 2

Trail Blazer483 (25)

Run 1000km/621.4 mi. in Fitness Trail

  • Unlocked by 14 tracked gamers (0% - TA Ratio = 19.33) 5,236  

Achievement Guide for Trail Blazer

Saluki 00
718,351 (396,816)
Saluki 00
Achievement won on 06 Sep 13
TA Score for this game: 3,937
Posted on 08 September 13 at 17:04, Edited on 08 September 13 at 17:19
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In my opinion, the game is not glitched. It is slightly buggy however. The way I completed Pedal Power and Trail Blazer was to create brand new save for each. I focused on biking ONLY until it was complete, making the occasional backup save. I then started a brand new save w/ zero progress and worked on ONLY running until it was complete. Again, making the occasional backup save. I never experienced ANY issues w/ the progress bar during either achievement. I used a ruler up against my TV screen and measured the progress bar (zoomed in from the milestones screen) after every workout to make sure the bar was moving appropriately. The bar is approx. 18cm long, and after each hour-long workout, netting approx. 9.5 miles the bar would move approx. .275 cm.

Numerous people told me they had no issues w/ the progress bar during their biking for Pedal Power using a single save file. Using the same save that contained the progress for their other achievements. I believe this is because Pedal Power requires far fewer total workouts and exercises to achieve than Trail Blazer. We (oxHARMONxo and myself) believe that the bar locks up because the developers of the game never took into account the huge number of workouts and exercises it would take to run 1,000 kilometers. By the time you experience an issue w/ the progress bar, you have exceeded the total number of workouts and/or exercises the game is programmed to track. By that time, the game has already started to “overwrite” your stats and progress from previous workouts. We believe that is why the progress bar locks up. It’s not that the bar is “locking up” as much as it is you are losing your progress from overwritten workouts.

I asked several members of the community their thoughts on this theory. Here are a few of the responses I received.

From mseweryn:

I can confirm that this is exactly what I did it to get it. The in-game exercise counter is somehow limited. Since old sessions are being removed by the new ones you need to get maximum amount of distance per session. When I completed Pedal Power I started working on Trail Blazer and could clearly see bike distance decreasing after some time - my new running sessions were overwriting old biking ones.

From Earlydaze:

I would agree that there is some sort of limit as I had done all the other complete XXX achievements and most if not all and decreased to zero (progress bar) but by the time I completed 1000k BIKE, I just assumed that it only remembers the last say 500 exercises as I only had progress on this progress bar but thankfully never had it lock up on me.

From Snitty1:

I think the problems with people losing progress are nothing to do with counters locking up, it is simply that the game will only save your stats from a certain number of workouts. Once you reach that number the stats from every new workout will overwrite the stats from your oldest workout. Therefore the best way to go for this achievement is to do only running until you get it and do the maximum number of sprints (31) possible in a workout.

From Roku750:

The tracking in this game is just really weird. I've even seen the bars go down to about 90-95% despite unlocking the achievement weeks before. I can't understand why something so simple has such faulty programming.

I believe all of the above responses prove that the game “overwrites” previous workouts after x number. Of course, nobody knows for sure what this number is.

My suggestion to unlock these achievements. Do the MAXIMUM number of FITNESS TRAIL: SPRINT workouts w/ the MAXIMUM number of repetitions on HARD. Rinse and repeat. There is no need to mix up the exercises in each workout or session. On HARD each workout will consist of:

31 exercises for a total of 59min 20sec., and a distance of approx 9.5 miles. Each exercise on HARD takes approx. 1:55 and nets approx. .305 miles.

My final stats for TRAIL BLAZER were:

624.4 Miles
73h 57m 21s
66 Total Workouts
Approx. 2,046 Total Exercises
68,379.7 Calories
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