Bean Dive 2013 Details

By Dave Horobin, 3 years ago
As many of you know, the fourth annual international Bean Dive Day is just around the corner. We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the awesome new features that have been added to make it even easier for you to join in the fun and get to know more members of the TA community.

Like last year, The Bean Dive Hub will once again be your one-stop shop for everything Bean Dive related. This time around it will be even easier for you to register and add all of your newly started games. Once the event officially begins you'll be able to click the "Start My Dive" button, which will instantly start your Dive tracking and capture your stats at that exact moment. Any new games that you start after that point will be automatically included in your Bean Dive, meaning there's no need to add them manually like last year. Once you've popped an achievement in your final game, clicking the "Finished Dive" button will allow the site to start tracking your recovery. A message will appear on your friend feed detailing the total number of games added and the total completion percentage drop.

Another big change to previous years is that the registration period has been extended from a single day to nine days. This will allow you to gradually add games rather than trying to rush through them all within a 24 hour period. Registration opens on Saturday June 29th and closes on July 7th (annual Bean Dive Day).

For those of you who have no idea what Bean Dive Day is, it's a community wide event conceived four years ago by our very own Beanpotter. The idea is that you add any unstarted games in your backlog to your Gamertag by popping a single achievement in each of them. Whilst starting all those new games is great, it will obviously also result in your completion percentage plummeting (scary I know). It is here though that the real challenge begins, as over the course of the next year you'll have until the next annual Bean Dive Day to work through as many of the newly added games to try and recover your completion decrease. If you want to find out more information on this year's Bean Dive you can post in the Bean Dive forums or read the handy FAQ thread here.

We'll post a reminder once registration is open and again a day or two before it closes, but in the meantime feel free to share your Bean Dive stories below and to tell us how deep you intend to Dive!

You can also follow the event and share your progress with the TA Community on:

- Twitter, with the hashtag #TABeanDive
- Facebook on the Events tab
- Google+ on our dedicated Events page.

Whatever your network of choice, be sure to dive in and meet some more of the TA community.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.