The Third Annual Bean Dive Approaches!

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Last year, we brought your attention to the second annual Bean Dive Day, a community wide event that invites you to put all those backlog games you own onto your tag by popping a single achievement in them, so you can stop pretending that they don't exist.

We have an exciting new feature for this year's Dive that will make seeing what games you and your friends are Diving even easier:

The Bean Dive 2012 Hub!

As the intro on the hub states, this will be your one stop shop for all things Dive related. You can also register from here and tell us all the games you intend to dive. Through the magic of the hub, the site will keep track of how many you successfully get on your tag! You can also use this to easily see what other Divers are working on and to see the latest news and threads related to the event.

Additionally, you can post your list into your blog and give that blog a nice, obvious, Bean Dive-related title so your friends know what that list is all about. Also, just like last year, you can sumit the games you're intending to dive in the Bean Diving Board thread.

Of course, the Bean Dive, conceived by our very own Beanpotter, is about more than just putting your unplayed games on your tag. Starting so many games will naturally mean that your completion percentage will plummet - which gives the event it's name.

The true goal of the event is to recover your lost completion percentage by the start of next year's Dive, which takes place annually on July 7th. For those of you keeping track, that means you only have three more days to fix the damage that was done last year before jumping in this year!

How does one go about recovering from the Bean Dive? Now that you have those games tracked, just go ahead and work through them. For multiplayer projects, you can take advantage of the gaming sessions here on TA. Just remember that your goal is to get your completion percentage back to recovery before the next annual Bean Dive Day on July 7th, 2013. Since that's your goal anyway, why not go ahead and set one so that you can track how close you get to recovery throughout the year?

Also, for those of you still participating in the Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge, there's a special contest lined up this week just for Bean Diving. For full details, head over here. You'll notice from the hub that some of the GTASC competitors have already started their Dives, as the contest is running for the whole of this week. If you also want to start diving early, feel free! Keep in mind that Bean Diving is open for ALL, there is just a special perk for those still involved on the GTASC.

Good luck with your Dives, and don't forget to register! Feel free to share you 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! That's all folks!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.
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157,396 TrueAchievement Points97 posts
Last post: 06 Jun at 22:03
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:37
Hmmmm, Very Interesting.... May have to give it a shot
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 17,277 out of 312,539Achievement Completion Percentage: 71.33% (Includes owned DLC) - 55 more achievements required to reach 72%285 posts
Last post: 12 Jun 15 at 16:14
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:37
Damn i did this about a month or 2 ago when i got a bunch of new ones. i could put in dragons dogma though i guess.
Chunkeh Munkeh
Chunkeh Munkeh
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Last post: 04 Jun at 10:19
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:38
Missing this one out...did a bean dive about 3weeks back.
Message me if you want to be part of my random stats in my blog
36,508 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 46.54% (Includes owned DLC) - 13 more achievements required to reach 47%35 posts
Last post: 07 Jul 12 at 19:56
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:38
I would... but then I would never get anywhere with it. I need to finish Enslaved/Alan Wake first (DAMN YOU ORBS/COFFEE THERMOSES!)
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Last post: 07 Nov 15 at 17:48
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:41, Edited on 04 July 12 at 18:07 by CrankyBauer24
I always pop an achievement or 2 the day i buy a used/new game . Im weird like that lol and i dont have any games sitting around i havent started but i may change that
Achievement Completion Percentage: 96.93% (Includes owned DLC) - 3 more achievements required to reach 97%TrueAchievement Ratio: 2.0498488 posts
Last post: 09 Jul 14 at 18:20
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:42
Oh man, maybe I should complete Kingdoms of Amalur by Saturday. That would let me dive from 100%. Of course, I only have 3 games but still...
329,332 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Ratio: 1.6327181 posts
Last post: 07 Dec 14 at 23:42
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:43, Edited on 05 July 12 at 21:57 by KSU BIGMIKE
Must resist, still recovering from last years 109 game dive! but the good news is I only have 4 games back logged this year! Or 78 games damit!facepalm
Its all about the rip'n and the Tear'n
TrueAchievements Walkthrough Supervisor46 walkthrough contributions1,272 posts
Last post: Today at 07:44
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:49
I have 25 games to start... at the moment.
Achievement Completion Percentage: 90.54% (Includes owned DLC) - 59 more achievements required to reach 91%253 completed games(Includes owned DLC)1,237 posts
Last post: Today at 16:22
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:49
So this is officially an event? Yuk.
Behold: Animals As Leaders -
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 8,419 out of 312,539125 completed games(Includes owned DLC)181 posts
Last post: 15 May at 15:11
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:50, Edited on 04 July 12 at 17:50 by Cornerscout
Wait, do you have to be competing in the GTASC to join this? Or is that just for winning prizes?
Achievement Completion Percentage: 41.42% (Includes owned DLC) - 145 more achievements required to reach 42%88 completed games(Includes owned DLC)3,472 posts
Last post: 07 Nov 15 at 08:13
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:52
Generally I start games as soon as possible in order to get them on my card however this year I did have a few titles waiting to start. However as I started them at the weekend before the hub went live as part of the GTASC dive which is a week long I was unable to add them to my list.

It would of been good to be able to add games that were started within the last week to the list so that us early divers could more accurately track our stats.
devil in cain
devil in cain
186,873 TrueAchievement Points93 completed games(Includes owned DLC)162 posts
Last post: 21 Feb 15 at 13:50
Posted on 04 July 12 at 17:55
Once you register is there a way to add more games? I completely forgot that I downloaded Haunt while it was free. Also have a couple of other downloads that have been sitting on my hard drive I also forgot about.
N0t mY F4u1T y0u 5uCk!
157,340 TrueAchievement Points63 posts
Last post: 09 Feb at 20:31
Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:01
devil: Look on the right. "Edit registration details"

Is there a way to delete your registration? Did register by mistake :-)
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Last post: 02 Jun at 08:07
Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:09
CrankyBauer24 said:I always pop an achievement or 2 the day i buy a used/new game . Im weird like that lol and i dont have any games sitting around i havent started but i may change thatI am in a similar boat. I get a few achievements then finish off what I am working on, then go to the new games
TrueAchievements Community Events Organizer7,921 posts
Last post: 23 May at 05:47
Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:15
I'm very disappointed. I thought I had significantly more games I needed to start. Apparently I've started most of them.
Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?

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Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:16
bemod said:devil: Look on the right. "Edit registration details"

Is there a way to delete your registration? Did register by mistake :-)
Like the flaw with the previous one no, it postbacks before the form is completed... can't do anything about it, but you can marvel at the many flaws, bugs [troll]
Hi i'm Terre. I break things.
380,734 TrueAchievement Points39 posts
Last post: 24 Jun 14 at 07:29
Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:17
hmm i only have about 10 backlog games im surprised

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Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:19
i guess this is only useful for people that either don't care about their completion or people that don't hve a high completion
Lord Agrius
Lord Agrius
Achievement Completion Percentage: 97.56% (Includes owned DLC) - 62 more achievements required to reach 98%TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.969699 posts
Last post: 24 Jun at 21:34
Posted on 04 July 12 at 18:22, Edited on 04 July 12 at 18:23 by Lord Agrius
I did this dive last year and dropped from 95 to 83 %, must of started about 35 + games. I currently am 1.1% away from my start percentage from last year! Though alot of time was spent towards seriously 3.0.

Think il give this year a miss and just try to finish some longer grinds.
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