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Apr
20
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 14
Howdy everyone!

Its that time again and we're gathered together to celebrate the members that stood out in the contest. Before we get started however, its time to look at the games with gold and remind everyone about the currently running events on TA.

If you haven't already, don't forget to get your Alan Wake on this month. If you check out the TA Playlist Hub you will see statistics for tracked gamers, achievements won and discussions about the game - with and without spoilers.

Easter Egg Hunt 2017 is now well underway and we've got some eager hunters with more eggs in their baskets than we thought they'd be able to hold. As of the time I checked, v CARRNAGE had 202 eggs while Quickdontdie was close behind with 199 eggs. But don't get eggsasperated, there's another eggciting week of gathering to come!

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available until the end of the month:
X1: Ryse: Son of Rome
MS Store Link
360: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
MS Store Link

Available until May 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link

  • BONUS RECAP:
63 Bonuses won (1K All the Way)
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

3 Earned their Safety Bench
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


No winners this period. There was a recent addition to the pool however.

  • PERIOD 13 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
This week we have all 5 members of Gankers' Reloaded.
1) What pushed you to 1st place this period?
Handydarkness: The community asked. We delivered. rock
KURSED SOULS: i'm going for 500k gamerscore
Mephisto4thewin: We wanted to stop the other team from stacking the badge. Plus it was good fun to knock a few games out.
Oriole2682: Stopping Metaladongs Assemble from stacking a badge for most score
ROGUE 1992: guess I just felt like shaking off the cobwebs


2) What do you consider to be the toughest game you've completed?
Handydarkness: Nothing notable. You can browse all 700 plus though if you wish.
KURSED SOULS: if you look at my card i'm not about completions and what i have completed is relatively easy
Mephisto4thewin: Nothing I would really call tough but a few longer ones; Project Spark, Borderlands 2, The Escapists.
Oriole2682: Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!....even with a guide an extremely tough completion...took me two days to get the last two achievements.
ROGUE 1992: I'm not really sure I judge it like this if I've beaten it it can't be that hard.


3) What about achievement hunting attracts you?
Handydarkness: Prior to achievement hunting, it always bothered me on how does one consider a game complete? I actually used to keep a notebook of my completions as kid playing Sega genesis. It was actually fun completing those 58. (Still have the notebook lol)
KURSED SOULS: the gamerscore nothing better than looking at a list and figuring out how on getting the most gamerscore possible
Mephisto4thewin: I enjoy seeing my gamerscore climb up and up. Without the GTASC I doubt I'd have this much gamerscore but still I like playing things.
Oriole2682: Pretty much everything, I've always been a big stats guy and having so many stats on TA takes it to the next level.
ROGUE 1992: Just fun I suppose.


4) Which game deserves a sequel and why?
Handydarkness: Iron brigade. If you love mech shooters, tower defense, third person shooters, and own a Nintendo switch with a DDR PS3 game pad, this is the game for you. (Insert sarcasm among the latter of those)
KURSED SOULS: i love wrestling and one of my favorite games ever is WWE all stars and i would love to see a sequel
Mephisto4thewin: The Escapists for me loved playing that game. Dont really like the walking dead version so I would love a direct sequel.
Oriole2682: Hydro Thunder Hurricane, one of the best racers ever made and yet V-Unit made Beach Buggy Racing and a couple of Riptide GP's...not that there is anything wrong with those but a real HTH sequel would probably send the HTH Army into a frenzy!
ROGUE 1992: Lots of games need a sequel I personally would be happy with an onimusha warlords remake.


5) What 360 title do you look forward to seeing made Backwards Compatible (if any)?
Handydarkness: None. I have 360s in this room alone and still play the console quite frequently. I'm not knocking you if you spent $600.00 to play bc. When the system you had worked fine. It simply isn't my thing.
KURSED SOULS: dead island and dead island riptide
Mephisto4thewin: I dont play anything backwards compatible I have way too many 360s to not use them. For the people that do I hope all games go BC.
Oriole2682: I have ten working 360's, I don't really see the point of BC especially with that extra half gig file for every single BC game to emulate the 360, couldn't they have come up with a better design where you only had to do the half gig one time per console?
ROGUE 1992: None I've never used backwards compatibility


6) Is there anything else you would like to add?
Handydarkness: Thanks for making this contest my friend. Myself and obviously many members sincerely appreciate all the hard work you and many others have put in behind the scenes. See you next week for part two.
KURSED SOULS: get that gamerscore!
Mephisto4thewin: Thanks as always Planting for running a great comp. Thank you to everyone that competes in the GTASC and to all my TA friends for keeping my friend feed interesting.
Oriole2682: Thanks again for hosting what should be renamed the Gankers TrueAchivement Scoring Challenge :)
ROGUE 1992: Not to much I want to add just looking forward to December and the three beat.
Just think of the computing power in these guys houses! I'm suddenly glad I don't pay their electric bills shock


BADGES:
Overachiever: Oriole2682 15,571 TA (1,882 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: x iAnGieLiC 1,978 TA (safe by 14 TA)
Achievement grinder: Sera Di Siah 10.8737 Ratio
That was easy: DeanChronson 0.6735 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Oriole2682 403 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Sera Di Siah 5 achievements
Meta-Gamer:
BEERME7 has cracked the top 3 and is now in 2nd place.

ELIMINATIONS:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 26,162
GamerScore Earned: 883,231
TA Score Earned: 1,545,041
Bonuses Used: 37
Average Ratio: 1.7493
Avg Score Diff: 37.150901
Benches Used: 8

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 630,442
GamerScore Earned: 18,757,486
TA Score Earned: 35,205,065
Bonuses Used: 703
Average Ratio: 4.4008
Avg Score Diff: 24.4600
Benches Used: 95

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Oriole2682 with 15,571 TA, 9,060 GS and a total of 403 achievements.
saxon1970 BLR with 13,689 TA, 7,265 GS and a total of 147 achievements.
B0ngAAA with 13,583 TA, 10,255 GS and a total of 268 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 44,942 TA, 18,260 GS and a total of 549 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 27,579 TA, 24,680 GS and a total of 297 achievements.
Clicker Heroes Achievements with 25,873 TA, 4,600 GS and a total of 57 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 24,680 GS worth 27,579 TA and a total of 297 achievements.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 19,330 GS worth 22,634 TA and a total of 426 achievements.
Tennis in the Face Achievements with 18,525 GS worth 21,841 TA and a total of 250 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 549 achievements won worth 18,260 GS and 44,942 TA.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 426 achievements won worth 19,330 GS and 22,634 TA.
The Little Acre Achievements with 357 achievements won worth 12,870 GS and 14,668 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 10,142 TA to the leaderboards.
The boss in Clicker Heroes added 6,512 TA to the leaderboards.
We're gonna need a bigger ship in Adventure Pop added 5,151 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
CARAVAN MODE 30,000 points in ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
Brilliant inventor in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 2,250 GS to the leaderboards.
Tennis In The Face in Tennis in the Face added 2,250 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Serves Them Right in Tennis in the Face added 34 achievements to the leaderboards.
Tennis In The Face in Tennis in the Face added 30 achievements to the leaderboards.
25k in Tennis in the Face added 29 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 60,700 TA (10,384 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: The Only Way Is Up 14,152 TA (safe by 87 TA)
Achievement grinder: Sasquatch...ROAR!!#*#@! 3.4511 Ratio
That was easy: Vicious and Delicious 1.0784 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 1,213 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: The Incredibles 117 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 33,176
GamerScore Earned: 1,134,426
TA Score Earned: 1,991,833
Bonuses Used: 26
Average Ratio: 1.8337
Avg Score Diff: 397.9675
Benches Used: 4

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 710,369
GamerScore Earned: 21,235,675
TA Score Earned: 40,018,809
Bonuses Used: 289
Average Ratio: 1.9753
Avg Score Diff: 241.6510
Benches Used: 16

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
MightyLordSeth with 24,693 TA, 17,475 GS and a total of 427 achievements.
TheMaize with 18,200 TA, 10,820 GS and a total of 330 achievements.
MkMaster13 with 16,330 TA, 5,910 GS and a total of 154 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 60,296 TA, 24,245 GS and a total of 789 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 34,211 TA, 30,640 GS and a total of 369 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 34,089 TA, 4,560 GS and a total of 181 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 Achievements with 30,640 GS worth 34,211 TA and a total of 369 achievements.
Goat Simulator Achievements with 24,245 GS worth 60,296 TA and a total of 789 achievements.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 21,840 GS worth 25,594 TA and a total of 481 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Goat Simulator Achievements with 789 achievements won worth 24,245 GS and 60,296 TA.
Yooka-Laylee Achievements with 508 achievements won worth 10,950 GS and 32,014 TA.
Blackwood Crossing Achievements with 481 achievements won worth 21,840 GS and 25,594 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 7,606 TA to the leaderboards.
Master of the worlds in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 5,188 TA to the leaderboards.
We're gonna need a bigger ship in Adventure Pop added 5,151 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Master of the worlds in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 3,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Brilliant inventor in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 3,450 GS to the leaderboards.
Paul in Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added 2,200 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Serves Them Right in Tennis in the Face added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.
Mark high score in ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 added 34 achievements to the leaderboards.
Record score in ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 2 added 33 achievements to the leaderboards.

Until next period!
Posted by planting42 on 20 April 17 at 02:30 | There are 4 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
13
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 13
Good afternoon and/or evening as it may be its time for another GTASC roundup. Period 13 has finished and we'll take a deeper look inside.

Let's dive into what's happening on TA and the world of Games with Gold before we head into the contest stats.

Hopefully you have had a chance to check out the TA Playlist Hub for April - Alan Wake is up. Feel free to join the discussion with the rest of the TA community as well as check out some juicy stats via that hub page.

Also, we have had another event announced - Easter Egg Hunt 2017. If you haven't yet registered, you have until the event starts to do so. It starts in under 24 hours from when this recap was posted.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through the 15th:
Evolve - Ultimate Edition
MS Store Link
360: Darksiders
MS Store Link

Available until the end of the month:
X1: Ryse: Son of Rome
MS Store Link

Available April 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link
360: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
MS Store Link

  • BONUS RECAP:

39 Bonuses won (Back to Back)
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

8 earned their Safety Bench
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

The bonus has swung back to the team side where we see the following task:
1K All the Way - End the period with the GS earned for the team being divisible by 1000.


DANIELJJ14 snagged $3 for blasting through 3 different point and click games.
MLGMakun has found the fabled Survivor Squad.

  • PERIOD 11 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
This week we have 3 members of MegalaDongs Assemble.
1) What drove you to enter the GTASC this year?
BIGSXY1: friends.
wraithrock: A friend recommended it to keep motivated.
xx Kenshira xx: We entered just for fun tbh, we wanted to see how far the team could get by playing no different then we do outside GTASC,

2) Suddenly your disc tray jams and you can only play arcade/indie titles. Chose 5 games that would keep you sane.
BIGSXY1: killer instinct, uno, sonic 2, street fighter 2 hd remix, crazy taxi.
wraithrock: Battlefield 1943 (for classic multiplayer)
The MAW (for good old fashioned fun)
Deathspank (for comedic purposes)
Costume Quest (for the candy, candy, candy)
Peggle (for all the ladies)

xx Kenshira xx: Mortal Kombat, 7 days to die, Street Fighter, Fatal Fury. Kick Beat

3) How do you feel about completing games? Do you like to finish one before diving into another or do you just jump around like Frogger on a busy street?
BIGSXY1: doesnt bother me.
wraithrock: A bit of Disney Crossy Road for me. Even if I plan on completing the latest triple A, I wouldn't hesitate to start another incomplete Little Mermaid or the like.
xx Kenshira xx: I usually stick to about 5 different games at one given time, until competed. usually includes one hard game. one long game. then the remainders are either new releases or back logging. i do get them completed in the end. Currently on my list. Neverwinter, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Ryse. Ghost Recon, Forza Horizon 3. but if i burn out on any of these games. i go back to to a previously started game.

4) What game have you spent the most time playing ever and why?
BIGSXY1: super mario world on the snes 10000s of hours thats when gaming was good.
wraithrock: Hard to pin down one specific title after so many countless hours but Battlefield: Bad Company has likely eaten weeks of time.
xx Kenshira xx: Easily either Guitar Hero 3, or Rock Band 3

5) What is your earliest gaming memory?
BIGSXY1: playing my atari 2600.
wraithrock: Getting an Atari for my birthday is an early and fond memory of gaming for me. Atari was love & back then Atari was life.
xx Kenshira xx: Id have to say donkey Kong.

6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
wraithrock: Gamercards are the gardens where achievements grow & we are hoes NOT whores.
xx Kenshira xx: Another Self Promotion here, Check out my band Guys, Fragmenta. Australian Trash metal band




( possible to get the actual video embedded on the post?) i gave ya a link to one of our songs..
Thanks for that guys! Nice to see back to back appearances on top wink


BADGES:
Overachiever: KURSED SOULS 11,371 TA (400 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Jon81D 1,978 TA (safe by 2 TA)
Achievement grinder: King of Fool 8.1602 Ratio
That was easy: Living Legends -3.3637 Ratio
Achieveaholic: saxon1970 BLR 210 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Erik Seidel 0 achievement
Meta-Gamer:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 26,863
GamerScore Earned: 880,980
TA Score Earned: 1,570,489
Bonuses Used: 36
Average Ratio: 1.7827
Avg Score Diff: 24.273834
Benches Used: 16

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 604,280
GamerScore Earned: 17,874,255
TA Score Earned: 33,660,024
Bonuses Used: 666
Average Ratio: 1.8816
Avg Score Diff: 23.4837
Benches Used: 87

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
KURSED SOULS with 11,371 TA, 7,320 GS and a total of 208 achievements.
BiLLzuMaNaTi with 10,972 TA, 6,240 GS and a total of 204 achievements.
AverageHero with 10,454 TA, 2,815 GS and a total of 112 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Clicker Heroes Achievements with 49,981 TA, 9,850 GS and a total of 134 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 34,114 TA, 3,910 GS and a total of 147 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS Achievements with 27,897 TA, 23,320 GS and a total of 282 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS Achievements with 23,320 GS worth 27,897 TA and a total of 282 achievements.
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space Achievements with 14,400 GS worth 16,840 TA and a total of 432 achievements.
The Little Acre Achievements with 14,230 GS worth 16,361 TA and a total of 392 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 473 achievements won worth 5,125 GS and 21,174 TA.
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space Achievements with 432 achievements won worth 14,400 GS and 16,840 TA.
The Little Acre Achievements with 392 achievements won worth 14,230 GS and 16,361 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
The boss in Clicker Heroes added 13,907 TA to the leaderboards.
Zone conqueror in Clicker Heroes added 11,201 TA to the leaderboards.
Epic hero in Clicker Heroes added 7,949 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Paul in Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added 2,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Mark high score in ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS added 2,320 GS to the leaderboards.
Record score in ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS added 2,240 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Mark high score in ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS added 29 achievements to the leaderboards.
Record score in ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS added 28 achievements to the leaderboards.
Score 400,000 points in ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS added 27 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Ganker' Preloaded 41,584 TA (10,384 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Revenge of the Fifth 12,600 TA (safe by 65 TA)
Achievement grinder: Vicious and Delicious 4.7481 Ratio
That was easy: Genital Jousting 1.2210 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 914 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Vicious and Delicious 60 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 33,006
GamerScore Earned: 1,114,076
TA Score Earned: 1,964,016
Bonuses Used: 16
Average Ratio: 1.8556
Avg Score Diff: 141.9925
Benches Used: 3

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 677,193
GamerScore Earned: 20,101,249
TA Score Earned: 38,026,976
Bonuses Used: 263
Average Ratio: 1.9862
Avg Score Diff: 221.2744
Benches Used: 12

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
ROGUE 1992 with 13,037 TA, 11,005 GS and a total of 241 achievements.
MkMaster13 with 12,749 TA, 5,135 GS and a total of 120 achievements.
MightyLordSeth with 11,947 TA, 9,255 GS and a total of 300 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Clicker Heroes Achievements with 52,281 TA, 10,950 GS and a total of 149 achievements.
Rocket League Achievements with 39,368 TA, 12,710 GS and a total of 373 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 28,188 TA, 6,795 GS and a total of 262 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS Achievements with 23,820 GS worth 28,563 TA and a total of 288 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95 Achievements with 19,360 GS worth 21,427 TA and a total of 232 achievements.
The Little Acre Achievements with 17,840 GS worth 20,527 TA and a total of 487 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 597 achievements won worth 6,385 GS and 27,591 TA.
The Little Acre Achievements with 487 achievements won worth 17,840 GS and 20,527 TA.
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space Achievements with 450 achievements won worth 15,000 GS and 17,492 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
The boss in Clicker Heroes added 12,169 TA to the leaderboards.
Epic hero in Clicker Heroes added 10,395 TA to the leaderboards.
Goldfinger in Clicker Heroes added 8,766 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Paul in Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added 3,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Seanchaidh in Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added 2,700 GS to the leaderboards.
Esther in Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added 2,700 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Full Course in Rocket League added 33 achievements to the leaderboards.
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 32 achievements to the leaderboards.
Score 200,000 points in ACA NEOGEO GALAXY FIGHT: UNIVERSAL WARRIORS added 28 achievements to the leaderboards.

Until next time wave
Posted by planting42 on 13 April 17 at 00:21 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Apr
05
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 12
Hello and welcome to the Period 12 Recap of the GTASC.

Let's dive into what's happening on TA and the world of Games with Gold before we head into the contest stats.

April launched the TA Playlist and the first game up for us to give a community playthrough is Alan Wake. Check out the event hub for discussions with and without spoilers, our stats for the month so far as well as clips members have created.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through the 15th:
Evolve - Ultimate Edition
MS Store Link
360: Darksiders
MS Store Link

Available until the end of the month:
X1: Ryse: Son of Rome
MS Store Link

Available April 16th:
X1: The Walking Dead: Season Two
MS Store Link
360: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
MS Store Link

  • BONUS RECAP:

52 Bonuses Awarded - Dream Team (Spell 'Gankers Reloaded')
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

6 Safety Benches earned
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

If you think you earned the bonus but weren't awarded it, please let me know here (or in PM) and we can dig up the team output for you.

This period the Solo side is working on a goal that is sure to cause some fun. Everyone is asked to end the period with the same amount of gamerscore and achievements won as they earned in the previous period. Don't forget there's the ability to search for achievements by gamerscore.


EmDeeGee is rocketing around in a Chryslus Rocket thanks to some bomb spelling skills.

  • PERIOD 11 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
With us this period are all 5 members of MegalaDongs Assemble. Well, BIGSXY1 has no comment.
1) What brought this team together?
AKA bob marly21: Me and bigs decided to set up a team, and the rest is happenstance.
Cam is Kinected: I'm not entirely sure, I got a last minute invite to join the squad. I'm assuming it's because most of us have known each other for years though.
wraithrock: Happenstance & Rigmarole.
xx Kenshira xx: TBh I'm not 100% sure on this one. i only knew BIGSXY1 prior to the teams formation. He chose me distinctively due to my AVG GS scored. We're not in it to win it. We just play as we always do.

2) What is the origin of your gamertag?
AKA bob marly21: It all started from a clan I joined that would reward you with Microsoft points, if you completed games. Only requirement was you had to have Aka in your name.
Cam is Kinected: I was just looking for a tag that required people to call me by name which is Cam and I used to play and enjoy Kinect (weird right? a person liking Kinect) a bit before I got downstairs neighbors at my new apartment... alas RIP the good ole days of jumping around my living room being judged by my significant other.
wraithrock: Can be found on a poster in Sid's room in the movie Toy Story.
xx Kenshira xx: This is a common one i get. My gamertag was a tag i had on World of Warcraft i went by Kenshira. Which i didn't notice on the date of creation due to being intoxicated, That i had miss spelt Kenshiro. He's a character from Fist of the North Star. and since that day i've kept the typo name as my own tag. but due to someone using it on xbox with less then 1k gs. i changed it to xx Kenshira xx.

3) What NES or older game would you recreate today and why?
AKA bob marly21: I wouldn't necessarily want to recreate a game.
Cam is Kinected: I didn't play anything enough on the NES system or older to have an opinion unfortunately. I am open to playing any recreations of older games for that sweet sweet gamerscore though toast
wraithrock: Rad Racer for nostalgia reasons.
xx Kenshira xx: the one game from Nes i would recreate is Chiller. I grew up playing that game. and it was one of my earliest memory's of a impossible game to complete. no matter how many times i played it. i couldn't beat it. due to it increasing in difficulty each time you beat the game.

4) What game has the best in-game music in your opinion?
AKA bob marly21: I would have to say Donkey Kong Country. The music from the mine cart level to the underwater levels, are excellent.
Cam is Kinected: The Halo series, countless nostalgic memories of gaming into the early morning playing couch co-op and multiplayer with my best friends come flooding back every time I hear the iconic Halo music.
wraithrock: Metroid on NES.
xx Kenshira xx: Best in-game music, HA easy guitar hero... all kidding aside i love the Killer Instinct tracks the most. one of my most played games ever, alongside Guitar Hero.

5) What brought you to TA to begin with?
AKA bob marly21: mainly the boosting sessions, but that quickly turned to all the guides available.
Cam is Kinected: I came for the achievement guides and stayed for the interactive community combined with the leaderboards and gamerscore competitions.
wraithrock: On the recommendation of friends and family.
xx Kenshira xx: What brought me over to TA. .. well it was actually two things. one was all my mates moving over to TA for guides. and second was XBA becoming useless and out dated.

6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Cam is Kinected: Shoutout to The Big Willie 4.0 (Bigger then Ever Before) for the points they were able to put up during Period 11, competing against teams who score like that make this contest so much fun.

I'd also like to give a special shoutout to my teammate wraithrock for upgrading the fanny pack he usually uses to carry our team to a full on backpack this week. The man literally dropped 368 achievements for 11,635 gamerscore equating to an astonishing 23,681 TA in 7 days of play.

wraithrock: Shameless self-promotion @GoinHardGaming via Twitter. & beam.pro/GoinHardGaming
xx Kenshira xx: hmmm...... guys come follow me on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/xbox_alive, We stream as a team 24/7 New content and Unreleased content. It's defiantly worth a watch if you're unsure on a new release or an up and coming release that you're wanting to purchase.
Thanks for that guys!


BADGES:
Overachiever: saxon1970 BLR 13,490 TA (103 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Snatch Snake 1,651 TA (safe by 4 TA)
Achievement grinder: Living Legends 10.0364 Ratio
That was easy: Jzarp43 -1.8595 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Dan Sabia 286 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: Elde 4 achievement
Meta-Gamer:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
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PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 31,501
GamerScore Earned: 970,800
TA Score Earned: 1,671,819
Bonuses Used: 42
Average Ratio: 1.7221
Avg Score Diff: 25.199269
Benches Used: 15

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 577,417
GamerScore Earned: 16,993,275
TA Score Earned: 32,089,535
Bonuses Used: 630
Average Ratio: 1.8898
Avg Score Diff: 23.4179
Benches Used: 71

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
saxon1970 BLR with 13,490 TA, 7,483 GS and a total of 253 achievements.
Dan Sabia with 13,387 TA, 9,615 GS and a total of 286 achievements.
lucas1987 with 11,617 TA, 8,284 GS and a total of 156 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Clicker Heroes with 51,975 TA, 10,800 GS and a total of 160 achievements.
Rocket League with 50,794 TA, 14,325 GS and a total of 379 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with 29,869 TA, 3,555 GS and a total of 137 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space with 24,640 GS worth 28,350 TA and a total of 743 achievements.
Coffin Dodgers with 22,435 GS worth 26,667 TA and a total of 478 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95 with 20,480 GS worth 23,302 TA and a total of 246 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space with 743 achievements won worth 24,640 GS and 28,350 TA.
Killer Instinct with 633 achievements won worth 6,760 GS and 27,618 TA.
TurnOn with 594 achievements won worth 7,290 GS and 9,316 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Goldfinger in Clicker Heroes added 14,192 TA to the leaderboards.
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 12,884 TA to the leaderboards.
Full Course in Rocket League added 9,776 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Close to the Edge in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 3,500 GS to the leaderboards.
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 3,300 GS to the leaderboards.
Death Despiser in Coffin Dodgers added 2,500 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 44 achievements to the leaderboards.
Full Course in Rocket League added 42 achievements to the leaderboards.
Metaverse in Rocket League added 42 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: MegalaDongs Assemble 44,606 TA (5,786 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Genital Jousting 12,027 TA (safe by 26 TA)
Achievement grinder: The Smokers Club 3.1151 Ratio
That was easy: Conquistaria BR 1.1561 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Ganker' Preloaded 959 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Revenge of the Fifth 86 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
No new appearances

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 40,496
GamerScore Earned: 1,208,175
TA Score Earned: 2,064,904
Bonuses Used: 34
Average Ratio: 1.7634
Avg Score Diff: 289.2847
Benches Used: 3

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 644,187
GamerScore Earned: 18,987,173
TA Score Earned: 36,062,960
Bonuses Used: 247
Average Ratio: 1.9971
Avg Score Diff: 227.8812
Benches Used: 9

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Dan Sabia with 13,387 TA, 9,615 GS and a total of 286 achievements.
Cam is Kinected with 13,229 TA, 7,180 GS and a total of 216 achievements.
Strategy One with 12,879 TA, 4,640 GS and a total of 103 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Rocket League with 72,412 TA, 20,430 GS and a total of 524 achievements.
Clicker Heroes with 57,337 TA, 12,550 GS and a total of 186 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with 41,362 TA, 5,300 GS and a total of 205 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Coffin Dodgers with 25,760 GS worth 30,597 TA and a total of 548 achievements.
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space with 24,860 GS worth 28,730 TA and a total of 749 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY with 26,843 GS worth 23,400 TA and a total of 282 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition with 972 achievements won worth 16,395 GS and 24,979 TA.
TurnOn with 880 achievements won worth 10,770 GS and 13,516 TA.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection with 827 achievements won worth 6,480 GS and 17,434 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 18,740 TA to the leaderboards.
Full Course in Rocket League added 14,198 TA to the leaderboards.
Goldfinger in Clicker Heroes added 13,357 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Close to the Edge in The Walking Dead - A New Frontier added 5,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 4,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Full Course in Rocket League added 3,050 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Buckminster x10 in Rocket League added 64 achievements to the leaderboards.
Full Course in Rocket League added 61 achievements to the leaderboards.
Damage Control in Rocket League added 59 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you after Period 13!
Posted by planting42 on 05 April 17 at 20:17 | Last edited on 07 April 17 at 06:03 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.