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May
30
PermalinkCompletions 147-149 -Renewed Success
It’s time for another update. Usually I wait until I’ve made good progress with my blog goals, but I feel like this one has been due for a couple weeks. This update was both a struggle and a success and next post should be me hitting my goal of 75% completion. When I started this project, I was raising my percentage at about 1 per month. Once I hit 74%, it was like I hit a wall. I was struggling to keep my achievement streak per day, and the dreams of one day getting to 80 or 90 completion were fading. I had completed most of the easy games left to do on my card with little motivation to play the few left. With about 20 minutes left in the day, I was forced to start one of the many unstarted games I have laying around for times like that. Madden 09 was started and that seemed to have sprung a new bit of motivation, as I completed Kinect Adventures shortly after that. As for Battlefield 4, I have hundreds of hours in the online portion of that game and felt it was finally time to complete it. Tales From The Borderlands was purely used for my achievement streak. I did not want to complete it, as it meant I had used the whole game just to pop a quick achievement instead of making progress in other games. But since it’s done, I don’t have that to fall back on.

My completed games number is a bit off as I started the DLC for Minecraft W10, but I still consider it to be completed. It will be back to completed for the next update.


Tale From The Borderlands – 1000/1000
Current Trueachievement Score - 1137
Trueachievement score I feel it should be – 1001
Achievement Difficulty – 0/10
Estimated Completion Time - 6 Hours
Estimated Completion Time If Restarted – 5
Achievement Frustration - 1/10
Days to Completion - 148
Overall Rating – 6/10

I’m not a huge fan of the point and click story games. It was free, had easy achievements, and was a guaranteed completion. I had an issue where achievements wouldn’t pop which is a slight frustration, but overall it had no issues.

Battlefield 4 – 1120/1120
Current Trueachievement Score - 2144
Trueachievement score I feel it should be – 1800
Achievement Difficulty – 4/10
Estimated Completion Time - 45 Hours
Estimated Completion Time If Restarted – 20
Achievement Frustration - 3/10
Days to Completion - 1592
Overall Rating – 10/10

I enjoy the battlefield games. Between battlefield 3, 4 and 1943, I probably have about 2000 hours in them. It was time to finally finish all the random campaign and online stuff I had, but I will still likely play this.


Kinect Adventures – 1000/1000
Current Trueachievement Score - 3110
Trueachievement score I feel it should be – 2000
Achievement Difficulty – 4/10
Estimated Completion Time - 15 Hours
Estimated Completion Time If Restarted – 10
Achievement Frustration - 4/10
Days to Completion - 2660
Overall Rating – 7/10
I somewhat enjoyed this game. I didn’t have many issues with getting all of the platinum medals, but I know many other do. So with that, I know that my opinions on it are slightly tailored towards me. Initially, I just was going to go for gold in everything, but decided to give the game another chance before leaving it with just one achievement left. The max I had to replay a level was only 3 times, which may just be luck. This is a great completion, and will be put on my trophy case.

Stats
Games with unlocked achievements:
Battlefield 4 – 15*
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 3
Contra - 6
Crackdown – 2
EA Sports Active 2 - 2
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West – 3
Fable 2 -11
Forza 5 - 2
Just Dance 4 – 2
Kinect Adventures – 13*
Kinect Sports – 6
Kinect Star Wars - 2
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 - 20
Madden NFL 09 – 14 ***
Minecraft Windows 10 - 4
Pure – 6
Quantum of Solace - 2
SBK 08 Superbike World Championship – 1
Split Second - 1
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – 2
Tales From The Borderlands – 2*
Terraria - 5
Transformers The Game - 6
*Denotes completed game
** DLC Completed and Game Already Completed
***New Game
As for games with no achievements unlocked that I made progress in.
Gin Rummy
Peggle
Shadow Complex
Texas Hold’em

Last Blog Goals:
1.Complete my next predicted game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
-Kind of got bored with this game. Will most likely complete it in the coming months.
2. Have more than one completion for next post, but done in a timely manner
- 3 games. DONE
3. Make progress in Peggle
-Got a couple more levels cleared
4. Get 10 achievements from games starting with letter, O **
Didn’t even try ?
5. Get To-Do list down to percentage of year remaining. Currently at 84/100 *
-At 75, but nowhere close to where it needs to be.
* Denotes a goal that was not completed last time
** Letter was generated from a random Letter Generator

Next Blog Goals
1. Complete my next predicted game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
2. 20 Different games with achievements
3. Unlock 10 achievements from racing games
4. Get 10 achievements from games starting with letter, O **
5. Get To-Do list down to percentage of year remaining. Currently at 75/100 *
* Denotes a goal that was not completed last time
** Letter was generated from a random Letter Generator

2018 Goals:
1. 170,000 Gamerscore - Current amount away – 24,228
2. 300,000 Trueachievement Score- Current amount away – 44,809
3. 7500 Achievements - Current amount away – 910
4. 80 Completion Percentage - Current amount away – 5.6
5. 175 Completed Games - Current amount away - 26
6. 1.8 Ratio - Current amount away - .0494
7. Achievement streak continues
8. All reasonable games at or above 50% completion
9. Gamerscore to a 5 or 0
10. Complete To-Do List

Current Stats:
Trueachievements – 255,191 (+8,056)
Gamerscore – 145,772 (+3,190)
Achievements – 6,590 (+130)
Completed Games - 149 (+3)
Played Games - 314 (+1)
Completion Percentage – 74.40 (+1.2)
Current Session Ratio – 2.525
Trueachievement Ratio - 1.7506 (+.0173)
Days since last stats: 46

Stats for the Year:
Trueachievements – 19,303
Gamerscore – 8,995
Year Ratio – 2.145
Completed Games - 11
Achievements – 382
Games with achievements won - 50
Posted by Maelstorm95 on 30 May 18 at 14:44 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
15
PermalinkCompletion 145-146 – Slow Times
Usually with my blogs, I keep a template and slowly update it every few days and publish it once I feel it is at a good length. This time it is not the case, as real life has gotten real busy. An internship, spring break, mid-terms, finals preparation, attempting to make time to exercise, and other hobbies have loaded up my schedule. As for gaming, I have made slow, but very steady progress. My achievement streak has continued, and I have made some decent progress in a few games I haven’t touched in a long time. Much of this past period is fluffed with Minecraft achievements that have overinflated ratios due to achievement worlds. I have been against starting DLC, but for the Birthday TA challenge I was struggling and gave in. The Happy Birthday Trueachievements challenge really sparked my interest in working on a few games again (mainly Skyrim, Pure and MW3) which has been really great for my completion percentage. I had a single started game, Lego Harry Potter 1-4, and that will end up as a completion eventually. I hit a glitch that’s going to cause me to restart game after I was 56% complete, but I know I will eventually get motivated to restart it. The Lego games have been a great coop game for both my girlfriend and I so I do not mind starting a new one at all.

Just Cause 2 – 1000/1000
Current Trueachievement Score - 2306
Trueachievement score I feel it should be – 2500
Achievement Difficulty – 5/10
Estimated Completion Time - 90 Hours
Estimated Completion Time If Restarted – 50
Achievement Frustration - 6/10
Days to Completion - 1792
Overall Rating – 7/10
One completion for this post is Just Cause 2. I am beyond proud of this, even if it isn’t too difficult of a completion. A couple years ago Just Cause 2 was my lowest completion percentage game. Out of the blue one day I decided to work on it, and slowly over the course of a few months I made some great progress. However, once it became time for collectables, that progress halted. I slowly began collecting and it took six months of work to get to where I needed to just do my hard playthrough. By this time, I had nearly 70 hours in the game, and did not want to spend another 15 in it. But again, slowly I made progress and after nearly a year it was complete. After nearly 90 hours of playtime, I took my lowest completion game to one of my proudest completions.



Sonic & Knuckles – 200/200
Current Trueachievement Score - 303
Trueachievement score I feel it should be – 250
Achievement Difficulty – 4/10
Estimated Completion Time – 6 Hours
Estimated Completion Time If Restarted – 3
Achievement Frustration - 5/10
Days to Completion - 2794
Overall Rating – 8/10
All the arcade sonic games are fun platformers that offer a well thought out challenge that anyone can complete. While some of the ratios are higher than others, a game that has a save feature like this does not deserve to have a high Trueachievement score. However, with a save feature like that, my frustration levels rose due to constantly feeling like I had to save. I do hope to finish the last Sonic game I have started, so I can have them all knocked off the list.


Stats
Games with unlocked achievements:
Assault Heroes - 1
Battlefield 3 - 1
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – 4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 7
Crackdown – 1
Fatal Inertia - 1
Fight Night Round 4 - 1
Forza 5 – 24
Grid – 2
Halo 4 - 2
Halo Wars - 1
Just Cause 2 – 2*
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – 11***
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition – 23**
Need For Speed: SHIFT 2: Unleashed – 1
Pure – 2
Quantum of Solace – 1
SBK 08 - 2
Sonic & Knuckles – 1
Star Wars Battlefront 2 – 4
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 16
Tales From The Borderlands - 4
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 17
Tom Clancy’s GRAW 2 – 4
Trials Evolution - 1
Wordament Snap Attack - 1
*Denotes completed game
** DLC Completed and Game Already Completed
***New Game
As for games with no achievements unlocked that I made progress in.
Fable 3
Forza Motorsport 3
Rocket Riot

Last Blog Goals:
1. Complete my next predicted game, Sonic & Knuckles
2. Complete a game that wasn’t played for this blog.
3. Complete all gamer goals
4. Get 10 achievements from games starting with a letter, T **
5. Get To-Do list down to percentage of year remaining. Currently at 84/100
* Denotes a goal that was not completed last time
** Letter was generated from a random Letter Generator

1. Spent an hour, finally knocked it out. Done and ready to move on to the next.
2. Just Cause 2 was listed on my last blog under progress with no achievements, Sonic as well.
3. This is more of a cross off because it isn’t valid. I wanted to start having 2 complete game goals per month, but that only lasted a month.
4. The Elder Scrolls is a bit of a stretch, but I need an actual goal completion.
5. Barely looked at the to-do list :( I dislike this goal, as my to-do list is full of games that aren’t my focus now. I could make a new to-do list with the games I’m currently playing, but I think I will eventually go back to some of the ones of the list.

Next Blog Goals:
1.Complete my next predicted game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
2. Have more than one completion for next post, but done in a timely manner
3. Make progress in Peggle
4. Get 10 achievements from games starting with letter, O **
5. Get To-Do list down to percentage of year remaining. Currently at 84/100 *
* Denotes a goal that was not completed last time
** Letter was generated from a random Letter Generator

2018 Goals:
1. 170,000 Gamerscore - Current amount away – 27,418
2. 300,000 Trueachievement Score- Current amount away – 52,865
3. 7500 Achievements - Current amount away – 1,040
4. 80 Completion Percentage - Current amount away – 6.8
5. 175 Completed Games - Current amount away - 29
6. 1.8 Ratio - Current amount away - .0667
7. Achievement streak continues
8. All reasonable games at or above 50% completion
9. Gamerscore to a 5 or 0
10. Complete To-Do List

Current Stats:
Trueachievements – 247,135 (+6,397)
Gamerscore – 142,582 (+2,880)
Achievements – 6,460 (+211)
Completed Games - 146 (+2)
Played Games - 313 (+1)
Completion Percentage – 73.20 (+1.78)
Current Session Ratio – 2.221
Trueachievement Ratio - 1.7333 (+.0098)
Days since last stats: 46

Stats for the Year:
Trueachievements – 11,457
Gamerscore – 5,805
Year Ratio – 1.97
Completed Games - 8
Achievements - 252
Games with achievements won - 38
Posted by Maelstorm95 on 15 April 18 at 02:19 | There are no comments on this blog - Please log in to comment on this blog.