Here at TA we like to seek our community's opinion on the way we do certain things on the site. Remember when we let you guys vote on changing what counts in your completion percentage? Or how about when we let you vote on how your solutions badge would be displayed? Well, we've come to another point where we'd like your input. The question this time around? The possible recalculation of DLC ratios
This voting process will be a two-part deal. Part 1 is what we are presenting you today. As all of you likely know, the ratio for DLC is presently calculated based on the number of people that have earned at least one achievement in that DLC pack. Let's just take a look really quickly at an example in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
. As I write this, the game is been tracked for roughly 83,000 people. This means that the ratios for the game's core 50 achievements are all calculated based on that 83,000-gamer population. If we look at the "Da Vinci Disappearance DLC Pack
", however, you'll note it has been played by less than a quarter of the full game's population, and the ratio for its achievements are pulled from this smaller sample pool.
What we get then, is a "difficult" achievement like this:
which only has a ratio of 1.53.
Of course, there are two sides to every coin. If DLC were recalculated to include everyone with the game, an "easy" achievement such as this one:
would be valued much more highly.
The debate over how
to calculate a DLC formula is not for today. All we're looking to know now is whether or not you feel the DLC ratios need to be addressed and possibly recalculated
. As such, we're presenting a very simple 'yes or no' poll that we'll be keeping open for a week. Once we have the results, one of two things will happen.
1) Should "Yes" be the victor, we'll take the next step in determining a recalculation to use. If you'd like to see some of the discussion about that topic that's happened already, head here
- be warned, it's a long (and sometimes heated) thread!
2) Should "No" be the victor, we will inform you all that such is the case, and this issue will be considered resolved, at least for the time being.
Remember, your vote counts as we will go with the majority, so make sure your virtual voice is heard! Also, please use the comments below to state your position on the matter. Debate is, of course, welcomed, but keep it civil and on topic, please!