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Xbox Game Pass Quest 10,000 Gamerscore for 10,000 Reward Points in 10 Days is Back

  • EvilBilboXBLEvilBilboXBL461,601
    Posted on 01 December 19 at 13:15Permalink
    Mysterio400 said:
    vSully said:
    Gonner is a very reasonable completion worth 6k TA and has a killer walkthrough ;)
    Second this. The Scythe and Shark Fin combo make the game a breeze.
    Man, I'm definitely not finding the game a breeze. It took me a while to get the scythe and I can't even imagine trying to play the game without it, but it just feels... floaty? I guess I just need more time with it but I'm finding it super difficult.
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285297,370
    Posted on 01 December 19 at 15:26Permalink
    Do DLC achievements not count? I unlocked one a few days ago and no progress so just stopped
  • Posted on 02 December 19 at 01:50Permalink
    EazyE2285 said:
    Do DLC achievements not count? I unlocked one a few days ago and no progress so just stopped
    I would guess that it doesn't count when the DLC itself isn't available via Game Pass.
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285297,370
    Posted on 02 December 19 at 12:36Permalink
    Heptagrammaton said:
    EazyE2285 said:
    Do DLC achievements not count? I unlocked one a few days ago and no progress so just stopped
    I would guess that it doesn't count when the DLC itself isn't available via Game Pass.
    Good call didn't think about that. Oh well still got 1500 or so
  • TOXICxFURYxXTOXICxFURYxX319,569
    Posted on 02 December 19 at 16:37Permalink
    Is this event still live? It isn’t showing up on my Microsoft Rewards app anymore.
  • Posted on 17 December 19 at 01:50Permalink
    It would be great if Microsoft actually granted you the points they said they would, even if you don't make 10K. It says you still get the points you earn, but 10,000 was the goal. If that's not true, then this quest is such a terrible waste of time, because you're grinding for 10 days straight trying to earn at least 1K per day on games, which many of take at least 24 hours to get that. Not to mention, on the last day, the quests suddenly disappeared, so you couldn't even click on the reward bag icon to claim them! Microsoft has been pulling a few things like this lately. I purchased a Elite 2 controller during their 15K points promo period as well and it just shipped to me and it still hasn't given me the points, even though after an email, it said that it should appear in my account. Microsoft needs to fix these issues, because it's annoying that something that they put together themselves and promoted isn't activating in the way it should be for everyone. It's a very broken system still.
  • Silver1337Silver1337351,311
    Posted on 17 December 19 at 02:37Permalink
    ACrtnShadeOfR3d said:
    It would be great if Microsoft actually granted you the points they said they would, even if you don't make 10K. It says you still get the points you earn, but 10,000 was the goal. If that's not true, then this quest is such a terrible waste of time,
    I was paranoid about not getting credit for my achievements, so I tracked my Rewards points meticulously during this promotion (screenshots and a detailed log!). After the 500pts that needed to be claimed, all of my Rewards points were credited within seconds
    (other than for the 360 games, which weirdly took a few days) as I earned the GamerScore -- just refreshed my Rewards phone app and they had been added to the total, no claiming required for the remaining amount.

    I don't doubt there have been issues with the current spending promotion and I agree the 10k in 10 Days has a near-impossible list of games (which is ridiculous), but I'm not sure what you mean by your complaint about the points claiming for this promo. If you're sure you didn't get your earned points, Microsoft Rewards support might be able to help.
  • Posted on 14 January 20 at 14:04Permalink
    J4CKA1 said:
    SneezeSomeMilk said:
    saturnsailor said:
    To continue the discussion from an older thread: I firmly believe each achievement should be worth exactly 1 GS. All games would be equal this way, and the number of achievements would only be limited by the developers' laziness. They put 1 achievement in their game? Let 'em but their game would certainly be less desirable than one that has 200 of them. Why do we need those misleading thousands and millions of GS for? To impress? This is not a stock exchange.
    You can't be serious.
    So... Avatar and Gears of War should be equal? Gotta be trolling....

    Maybe limiting these indie games to 200 points would be good like the old arcade games, but I doubt MS really gives 2 thoughts to the point values and their relation to other games. lol
    Having indies forced to have their games worth less than greedy companies like Activision is a terrible idea and glad that changed. AAA games are nothing more than casinos where the player always loses. I never touch that garbage anymore and don't want AAA companies to have all the advantages.
  • J4CKA1J4CKA1188,487
    Posted on 14 January 20 at 14:16Permalink
    Ostrowidzki1989 said:
    Having indies forced to have their games worth less than greedy companies like Activision is a terrible idea and glad that changed. AAA games are nothing more than casinos where the player always loses. I never touch that garbage anymore and don't want AAA companies to have all the advantages.
    OK, I see what you're saying. I don't think AAA games are as bad as you say, but I understand. Personally I don't like most indies, but I respect what they are doing. Seems like it's one of those things that doesn't really have a perfect solution.
  • Posted on 15 January 20 at 01:20Permalink
    J4CKA1 said:
    Ostrowidzki1989 said:
    Having indies forced to have their games worth less than greedy companies like Activision is a terrible idea and glad that changed. AAA games are nothing more than casinos where the player always loses. I never touch that garbage anymore and don't want AAA companies to have all the advantages.
    OK, I see what you're saying. I don't think AAA games are as bad as you say, but I understand. Personally I don't like most indies, but I respect what they are doing. Seems like it's one of those things that doesn't really have a perfect solution.
    When you have AAA studios going to court to justify predatory practices saying gamers appreciate, "surprise mechanics", or "loot boxes", it kills it for me. Knowing that the best way to get the ultimate gear or have the ability to store more than 100 items in a storage box is to pay more money on top of already having dished out $60 USD.

    I remember Banjo Kazooie had that secret double health thing after you've pretty much completed absolutely everything in the game and earned it. That's a feature that wouldn't be in modern games within the base game, but rather a pay to win mechanic that could be bought at the beginning.

    GTA 5 recently went too far putting in a casino where you can gamble real money. How the gambling commission hasn't banned that game at this point is ridiculous.

    Indies, remasters of old RPGs and a few AA studio's games are all I'll play. The only way I'll pick up a AAA title is if it's under $10.

    So in short, some indies might not be perfect, but you can see the pride, passion and love of their project a lot more than say, anything made by Activision or EA.

    I find it pretty sad that a lot of really cool IPs from the past will never be what thry used to be. Single player games selling xp boosters and a bunch of weapons, armors and cosmetics that should have been unlockable in the main game are all behind pay walls.

    I couldn't support Microsoft going back to giving openly greedy companies unfair advantages again.
  • EazyE2285EazyE2285297,370
    Posted on 15 January 20 at 03:44Permalink
    Ostrowidzki1989 said:
    Ostrowidzki1989 said:
    Having indies forced to have their games worth less than greedy companies like Activision is a terrible idea and glad that changed. AAA games are nothing more than casinos where the player always loses. I never touch that garbage anymore and don't want AAA companies to have all the advantages.
    GTA 5 recently went too far putting in a casino where you can gamble real money. How the gambling commission hasn't banned that game at this point is ridiculous.
    I haven't been on GTA (360 version) since before Heists even got thrown on so I'm not familiar with it but someone who chooses to buy a shark card and puts $4M down at the casino can't ever cash it out and profit is the reason no commission will ever worry about it.
  • Posted on 15 January 20 at 13:26Permalink
    EazyE2285 said:
    Ostrowidzki1989 said:
    Ostrowidzki1989 said:
    Having indies forced to have their games worth less than greedy companies like Activision is a terrible idea and glad that changed. AAA games are nothing more than casinos where the player always loses. I never touch that garbage anymore and don't want AAA companies to have all the advantages.
    GTA 5 recently went too far putting in a casino where you can gamble real money. How the gambling commission hasn't banned that game at this point is ridiculous.
    I haven't been on GTA (360 version) since before Heists even got thrown on so I'm not familiar with it but someone who chooses to buy a shark card and puts $4M down at the casino can't ever cash it out and profit is the reason no commission will ever worry about it.
    Which is why I actively make sure no casinos or live service games are allowed on my consoles, unless I'm confident I can buy the game under $10 and finish all achievements without spending anything after its initial purchase.
  • J4CKA1J4CKA1188,487
    Posted on 15 January 20 at 13:46Permalink
    This is all well and good, and I've died on that hill before, fighting the same battle. I gave up. There's not enough people that care to make a difference and it's not going to change. Best to just play stuff that you enjoy and not worry about 'taking a stand', because in the end it's only affecting the gamer who chooses to not play the game as people like this (us) aren't going to buy into these MTX anyways.
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