Def Jam: Rapstar achievements

Def Jam: Rapstar

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There are 50 Def Jam: Rapstar achievements worth 2,830 (1,000)

5,496 tracked gamers have this game, 38 have completed it (0.69%)

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Immaculately Polished in Def Jam: Rapstar

Immaculately Polished66 (20)

Upload an "Off The Chain" performance to the Community

  • Unlocked by 500 tracked gamers (9% - TA Ratio = 3.31) 5,496  

Achievement Guide for Immaculately Polished

1,119,498 (546,660)
Achievement won on 06 Oct 10
TA Score for this game: 2,830
Posted on 08 October 10 at 02:14
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An extremely easy achievement to get. Once you finish a performance with a 5 Mic Rating, or "Off the Chain" as they mean the same thing (with a camera active, either the vision camera or the kinect) one of the options at the end will be to "Edit Video". Simply go into that, and choose to save it. You'll give the video a name, and then it will ask if you would like to upload it. Choose to upload, and achievement will unlock, again only if the performance was 5 Mics.

IMPORTANT: As stated above, an Xbox Camera of some sort IS required to get this.

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Achievement won on 27 Jul 11
TA Score for this game: 2,830
Posted on 25 May 11 at 00:01, Edited on 18 October 11 at 05:50
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Update: As of late May 2011, this achievement became discontinued, along with all the other online achievements for this game. The servers were abruptly taken down without any notice and it is impossible to even log in anymore. Keeping the old solution in place in case they somehow bring it back. I also encourage everyone reading to contact them & complain regarding this issue and ask them to bring the servers back.

Update 2: The servers were briefly online again on July 26th, and I was alerted so based on a comment on one of my solutions. I managed to get 3 out of the 4 online ones I still needed, however upon trying to get the second thousand views I needed for the last one, I was greeted with an error message this morning (July 27th). It's a good idea to be on the lookout for the servers to come back up again soon.

Update 3: They came back online again for a couple days around August 13th, 2011, and I managed to get my final online achievement. Unfortunately the servers coming online is very sporadic and rare, and even when they come online there is no evidence they are posting user-uploaded videos anymore. Last I checked the video I uploaded around May 14th, 2011 was one of the most recent 15 or so videos they have able to view, so this game is likely not completable for anyone who doesn't have at least one video already uploaded and able to view/vote for. If you are lucky enough to find the servers online, this particular achievement is still possible - it will allow you to upload videos, but they are unlikely to ever post them.

Original Solution:
There are three hurdles you need to jump through in order to get this achievement. The first is that you need either the Xbox vision camera or a Kinect in order for you to record a video.

The next hurdle is that you need to finish a performance "Off the Chain", or in other words get a 5-mic rating on any song. The good news is that you can do this on easy difficulty, and on easy even a mild knowledge of a song and a half-hearted effort you can probably manage a 5-mic score.

Finally, the only real tough hurdle in my opinion, is that you have to actually successfully upload your video to the terrible Def Jap Rapstar servers. I'm guessing 99% of the people looking at a solution for this are here for help in this aspect.

If anyone's experience is like mine, every time you attempt to upload anything you either get an indefinite message of "Connecting to the DEF JAM RAPSTAR Server..." or after about a minute you get a message saying you are unable to contact the servers and that you should try again later. After many frustrating attempts (one time I waited over 6 hours at the "Connecting to DEF JAM SERVERS" screen hoping it would somehow work) I have still not managed to get this to upload but I do have some tips that I believe will give you a higher chance of success.

Tip #1 - Make your video shorter than 30 seconds! The longer your video is, the bigger file size it will be and thus the harder it will be to upload. This is accomplished by pressing "Y" to go to "advanced options" under the video editing screen and it will actually allow you to set a start and end point to your video (this option is only available directly after your performance, NOT if you saved a performance and are accessing it through "my videos"). Unfortunately, the shortest you can make a video is 13.2 seconds, but that is still far better than the default 30 seconds. You can make shorter videos than this if you start a freestyle performance (you can immediately stop and start one) but that of course will not work to get this achievement. I have, however, managed to successfully upload a very short video using that method, so I can say that the servers are still up and the shorter your video is the more likely it will be able to upload.

Tip #2 - Try to upload when less people are on, considering both the day of the week and the time. Obviously, weekdays are going to be less busy than the weekends in general. Late at night or early in the morning are probably the best times, depending on your time zone.

Tip #3 - A good way to tell how terrible the status of the servers are is to go to "Community" and see if the main screen and the 3 screens below your GT will actually load up. I find that when none of these load up, the servers are in particularly bad shape and you are very unlikely to succeed. If all screens load up then that is a good time to attempt to upload.

Good luck, and comments are appreciated if someone knows any other tips. I will update this if/when I finally get it to upload. I just discovered the trick to make the video shorter, so I am really hoping this will allow for it to upload (Update: Got it during the very short window the servers were back up with no issues uploading).
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