MaurickShepherd

MaurickShepherd

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I wish games would just stop releasing for like, 6 months. I'm so far behind gaming I feel like I'm talking about games from 2014 all the time

MaurickShepherd

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Jan09
Wandersong is a solid game: let's stop arguing over the cheat code
I'm about to finish Wandersong after attempting to do so for about a month--I've been slacking badly. While it's not a masterpiece, it's a solid 7/10 game for me. It has a lot of cute characters and is teeming with personality, and although the middle portion was a drag, it definitely has enough changing scenery and the story is so back and forth that I'm really looking forward to finishing it tonight.

Last night, I also happened to read through the article (Wandersong's Scene Select Can Get You 1000Gs in an Hour – But Please Don't Do It) posted to ask gamers NOT to activate a cheat code that allows them to obtain all achievements in an hour or less. What I noticed in the responses really concerned me: people went on the defense. Taken like a full-frontal assault on their ways of finding the shortcuts to obtain as many achievements as possible, the community had a lot of people treating the subject like it was an us vs. them mentality of those who take short cuts vs. those who try and do things legitimately. I see this argument pop up now and then: boosting vs. just playing, cheat codes vs. just playing, exploits vs. just playing.

I think it's important to remember: we are all on an achievement website. Our very objective being a part of this website has been to help people track and almost game achievements across all platforms. It's really been an amazing experience being a part of this website for a little over nine years. So it's sad to see the modern culture where everything comes off aggressive to people has bled into TA.

Long story, short: I am coming to the defense of the author. They didn't attack you if you for using cheat codes to get achievements. They're simply reminding you behind the cheat codes is a fairly rewarding game that you could maybe get more from if you play through instead of using cheat codes and deleting the game after the one-hour 1000G.

I'm not so sure why people vehemently reacted. As a journalist for my organization, I'd like to think my bullshit detector is fairly calibrated, and I didn't get anything judgmental from the article. Simply put, carry about doing your business: so long as you aren't using third-party exploits (hacking, basically) to get achievements, you are as valid as any other person on this website. The author wasn't suggesting otherwise, and I think this could be a great opportunity for people to sort of curb their defense mechanisms a bit to realize not everything that comes off like a call out actually is.

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Sep28
CognitiveCaveatProdeusCognitiveCaveat started the game Prodeus
Bewick UKButterfly 2Title Update 2Bewick UK completed the Title Update 2 DLC for Butterfly 2
Bewick UKButterfly 2Bewick UK won 5 Achievements in Butterfly 2 for 1000 Gamerscore
Bewick UKButterfly 2Level 18 achievementBewick UK won the Level 18 achievement in Butterfly 2 for 200 Gamerscore
Bewick UKButterfly 2Level 20 achievementBewick UK won the Level 20 achievement in Butterfly 2 for 200 Gamerscore
Bewick UKButterfly 2Level 19 achievementBewick UK won the Level 19 achievement in Butterfly 2 for 200 Gamerscore
Bewick UKButterfly 2Level 17 achievementBewick UK won the Level 17 achievement in Butterfly 2 for 200 Gamerscore
Bewick UKButterfly 2Level 16 achievementBewick UK won the Level 16 achievement in Butterfly 2 for 200 Gamerscore
Sep27
ChewieOnIceWhat The Dub?!ChewieOnIce won 5 Achievements in What The Dub?! for 676 points
Sep26
DaveKineticFIFA 23DaveKinetic won 2 Achievements in FIFA 23 for 40 points
ChewieOnIceWhat The Dub?!ChewieOnIce won 23 Achievements in What The Dub?! for 977 points
DaveKineticFIFA 23DaveKinetic started the game FIFA 23
MaurickShepherdFIFA 23MaurickShepherd started the game FIFA 23
ChewieOnIceChewieOnIce has reached a new milestone: 29,000 Achievements Won
Comment by Ahayzo at 21:23 on 26 Sep 2022

Hmm well that's too close not to try and overtake you

ChewieOnIceWhat The Dub?!ChewieOnIce started the game What The Dub?!
Dat Boi TreezyDat Boi Treezy has reached a new milestone: 410 Completed Games
Dat Boi TreezyZumaDat Boi Treezy completed the game Zuma and is the 313th gamer on the site to complete it
Dat Boi TreezyZuma Dat Boi Treezy won 2 Achievements in Zuma for 357 points
Dat Boi TreezyZumaScore Champion achievementDat Boi Treezy won the Score Champion achievement in Zuma for 228 points
Comment by DougSnow625 at 14:07 on 26 Sep 2022

Nice! This one was a pain in the ass!

Comment by Dat Boi Treezy at 14:17 on 26 Sep 2022

Thank you! I held all my emotions in until the final scores tallied up. When it popped I nearly started crying 😢 🤣

Comment by Dat Boi Treezy at 14:18 on 26 Sep 2022

I paused the screen before the scores started and thought I was going to end up with 1,979,000 points. Glad I was wrong!

ChewieOnIceRiffTrax: The GameChewieOnIce completed the game RiffTrax: The Game and is the 80th gamer on the site to complete it
Sep25
ChewieOnIceRiffTrax: The GameChewieOnIce won 20 Achievements in RiffTrax: The Game for 870 points
ChewieOnIceChewieOnIce has reached a new milestone: 1,600,000 TrueAchievement Score
Comment by BenL72 at 08:07 on 26 Sep 2022

Nice!

Weekly Leaderboard Pos Gamers %ile
TA Difference Week 40 2022 61,827 73,154 84.52
TrueAchievement Week 40 2022 65,900 73,154 90.08
Gamerscore Week 40 2022 66,976 73,154 91.55
Site Leaderboard Location Pos Gamers %ile
TrueAchievement in All Games 29,672 View history chart 707,918 4.19
Achievements Completion %age in All Games 45,173 View history chart 707,918 6.38
User Leaderboard Access Pos Gamers %ile
UpcountryTripod <> GAMERS STILL ON THEIR ORIGINAL ACCOUNT <> Public 1,035 2,905 35.63

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FIFA 23

42/11,32830/1,0002/39

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