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Oct
17
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 40
"Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played a girl bunny?" Some of life's most important questions also are the most bizarre. With that said, what is happening in the world of TA?

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through October 31st:
X1: Gone Home: Console Edition
Marketplace Link

360: Medal of Honor: Airborne
Marketplace Link

Available through November 15th:
X1: The Turing Test
Marketplace Link

Alien: Isolation is what we've been working through this month. Hopefully you have been churning out achievements and not chestbusters.

629 gamers were blasting away. 182 started it and 21 completed it. 4,634 achievements have been unlocked for 69,695 Gamerscore which is worth 140,413 TrueAchievement score. Still a slow game compared to other selections.

Its that time again. Vote on which game you wish to play next after checking out the article announcing them here:
Vote Now for November 2017's TA Playlist Game

The games up for vote this month are:
Firewatch
Inside
Ori and the Blind Forest
The Turing Test

We've now made it to the Knockout rounds. Anyone that didn't make the cut that elected to continue to the Just for Fun rounds has been given their first list. As the knockouts happen, the losers can also join the JFF round and continue getting lists. Just for Fun continues until there is a crowned champion in the Knockouts.

  • BONUS RECAP:
7 teams won the 'Alphamatised' bonus which asked them to end the period with their scoring being alphabetical by teammate (A-Z highest to lowest)
Vicious and Delicious
The Godz Reborn
Victorious Secret
We Got This! v3
It's Raining Hell Dawgs and Krazie Munkehs
Team Finnish(him)
Dirk Gently and the Rowdy Three

That also means that the following 2 teams have earned all bonuses on offer which grants them each an extra bonus for completing the set.
The Godz Reborn
Team Finnish(him)

The final bonus for the Individual contest is currently running. Its time to spell the English alphabet using the 1st character of newly unlocked achievements. No apps and no special characters if you want to pull this off.

No new winners. The end is fast approaching so if you want to have a chance at these... time is short.

  • PERIOD 39 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
For our fireside chat this period we have 4 members of Vicious and Delicious as well as the solo Overachiever - Weredog51.
1) Did you play anything you'd recommend this past period?
Danno Omen: Actually a game i failed to mention before (at least i think i failed to mention it before) is Aven Colony. If you like sim city type games then this is definitely something you need to try.
oxy71: I played something I do not recommend, bulb boy. Don’t do it!
SnipedByAGir1: Well Tokyo 42 looked sorta interesting. I quit pretty quick though. Played some more Earthlock and I still really like that game. Fitting in an old school RPG is nice.
Stevano61 PB2A: Canadian Football 2017! Gotta love sports games without the license. In reality, when I first heard of the game, I thought it was stupid and pointless.... but when it went Games with Gold on the One and I tried it, Goat Simulator was actually really fun! Even got the DLC's.... so I went back and played the Payday DLC, and then started the stack on 360.
Weredog51: Enjoyed Injustice 2 and Cabela's African Adventures until the Shooting gallery.


2) What one food do you absolutely detest? (thanks discussion thread smile)
Danno Omen: Well im picky as hell so there is a lot lol but the worst thing to me is mushrooms and peanut butter. The sight of both just disgust me.
oxy71: I’m a weirdo, pork.
SnipedByAGir1: I really dislike cold tofu. Also cilantro. I can handle cilantro in small amounts if it's mixed with something, but ... UGH!
Stevano61 PB2A: Squash.... I even hate the smell of it when it's being cooked in the oven for certain dishes.
Weredog51: Brussel Sprouts. Gross.


3) Do you have a game on your tag you want to complete but never get around to? What is it?
Danno Omen: Final Fantasy 15 is what comes to mind for me. Its probably the first game i get back to once GTASC is over for me.
oxy71: Fallout 4
SnipedByAGir1: I really want to play and finish Final Fantasy XIII. Actually all of the Final Fantasy games on my tag that I just can't play this year cry.
Stevano61 PB2A: Call of Duty: World at War. I had really, really poor internet back in that time, so getting 10th prestige would have taken me years. I'm not even 2nd prestige, so I doubt I'll ever really finish it.
Weredog51: Way too many for this question but the Gears of War series comes to mind.


4) How do you feel about microtransactions? Is it ok to buy skins but not items or is buying a completion acceptable? *cough* Touchdown Hero: New Season (Win 8)
Danno Omen: I hate the fact that companies put microtransactions into games but at the same time i have used them in the past. Id rather see them gone but while they are in if it saves me some time and is cheap enough ill still buy the completion/achievement.
oxy71: Not a fan of micro transactions. I do use them but I vomit each time I do.
SnipedByAGir1: Yeah I'll buy a completion. I hate that developers make those types of games and give you that option though. But I paid for Touchdown Heroes. No way was I actually playing that garbage if I didn't have to.
Stevano61 PB2A: Bought an achievement that won a period in the final minutes a couple week ago, so can't say that I'm against it at all. Plus, your example in the question is exactly what we used earlier in the year to great effect.
Weredog51: *Cough* Totally didn't use that example this week *Cough* I don't like that some games you can buy a completion but I understand some shortcuts could be helpful for some who don't have as much time.


5) Do you have any current gaming goals? completion %, ratio, TA, GS, etc?
Danno Omen: Honestly the only goal right now is to win GTASC,everything else kinda falls in line with winning it,though my ratio has certainly taken a hit from this year lol
oxy71: Do better in GTASC than we did two years ago.
SnipedByAGir1: I want to hit 500K GamerScore. Hoping that happens next week. I set a goal to hit 525K by the end of the year, but I'll be way over that by year end laugh.
Stevano61 PB2A: Getting pretty close to 600, 000 TA, might even have it by the time this Q+A is read. Other than that, I don't have any set goals right now outside of trying to win this competition with my great team.
Weredog51: 500,000G by the end of the year is mine.


6) What video game would you want to be placed into and what would you be?
Danno Omen: Ive never ever thought about this lol,i guess id say Assassin's Creed because it would be pretty cool to go back and relive some of the other eras in history through the animus.
oxy71: Oh my, um i would have to say bioshock. The game is beautiful and being a big daddy would be amazing.
SnipedByAGir1: I would be the main protagonist of Dragon Origins and I would be the Queen of Ferelden of course.
Stevano61 PB2A: It'd be awesome to be Alan Wake in Alan Wake and fight off the enemies with a flashlight. Or the avatar that drives a Lamborghini in Forza!
Weredog51: Definitely not Gears of War! With my luck I'd be a Carmine! laugh I guess I would be a Crazy Earl type NPC in a Borderlands game.


7) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Danno Omen: Congrats to Godz for breaking one of our streaks it was a big push by them and much respect to them. Also i thought id throw an idea out for discussion. A lot of talk on podcasts and such lately have revolved around achievements and if they arent really important anymore to most gamers. I had a thought about MS using a reward system kind of like Youtube. When a youtuber hits so many subscribers they give them a..trophy?Im not quite sure what you'd call it,but i thought it would be cool if MS would give out milestone achievements for certain milestones as a gamer. I know it will probably never happen,but it would still be cool i think! Would be interested to hear others takes on it.
SnipedByAGir1: Kudos to Godz putting up some insane achievements last week. Like loads. Good times!
Stevano61 PB2A: Don't feed the trolls. NEVER feed the trolls.
Weredog51: Thanks for running this great competition every year Planting. Good luck everyone in the weeks to come.

BADGES:
Overachiever: xSTAGGERxLEEx 17,134 TA (3,147 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Wakapeil 7,694 TA (safe by 22 TA)
Achievement grinder: Oriole2682 2.6416 Ratio
That was easy: BemusedBox 1.1197 Ratio
Achieveaholic: DeAtHisLaNd 350 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: DaXXaa 66 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
p MEMI q o0w0o 7,672 TA
BiLLzuMaNaTi 6,003 TA
Inatimate1 2,761 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 4,865
GamerScore Earned: 175,317
TA Score Earned: 285,243
Bonuses Used: 10
Average Ratio: 1.6270
Avg Score Diff: 449.1563
Benches Used: 0

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 928,753
GamerScore Earned: 29,200,902
TA Score Earned: 52,874,183
Bonuses Used: 1,384
Average Ratio: 1.7622
Avg Score Diff: 114.9966
Benches Used: 224
Bonuses Awarded: 1,299

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
xSTAGGERxLEEx with 17,134 TA, 8,165 GS and a total of 261 achievements.
DeAtHisLaNd with 13,987 TA, 10,490 GS and a total of 350 achievements.
Oriole2682 with 12,270 TA, 4,645 GS and a total of 228 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 9,065 TA, 6,830 GS and a total of 289 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 6,550 TA, 1,840 GS and a total of 82 achievements.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Android) Achievements with 5,193 TA, 1,840 GS and a total of 89 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 6,830 GS worth 9,065 TA and a total of 289 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO REAL BOUT FATAL FURY Achievements with 2,800 GS worth 3,160 TA and a total of 34 achievements.
Turtle's Quest (Win 10) Achievements with 2,500 GS worth 2,958 TA and a total of 27 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 289 achievements won worth 6,830 GS and 9,065 TA.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Android) Achievements with 89 achievements won worth 1,840 GS and 5,193 TA.
Blast 'em Bunnies Achievements with 84 achievements won worth 1,165 GS and 1,591 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Survivor of The Center in ARK: Survival Evolved added 3,554 TA to the leaderboards.
Gotta collect'em all in Pinball FX3 added 1,523 TA to the leaderboards.
Certified Bro! in Super Dungeon Bros added 1,445 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Letters to Katie in Gone Home: Console Edition added 1,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Speedreader in Gone Home: Console Edition added 800 GS to the leaderboards.
Speedrun in Reagan Gorbachev added 800 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Decay Master 3 in Decay - The Mare added 7 achievements to the leaderboards.
Decay Master 2 in Decay - The Mare added 7 achievements to the leaderboards.
Decay Master 1 in Decay - The Mare added 7 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Vicious and Delicious 54,215 TA (1,983 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: The Big Willie 4.0 (Bigger then Ever Before) 19,435 TA (safe by 48 TA)
Achievement grinder: Saber One this is Saber Actual 2.3904 Ratio
That was easy: We Got This! v3 1.2462 Ratio
Achieveaholics: The Godz Reborn 1,267 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Crushed Memes & Dank Dreams. 233 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Team Hungary 19,387 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 8,332
GamerScore Earned: 302,702
TA Score Earned: 482,235
Bonuses Used: 5
Average Ratio: 1.6691
Avg Score Diff: 1934.8889
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,144,095
GamerScore Earned: 36,761,121
TA Score Earned: 66,572,026
Bonuses Used: 728
Average Ratio: 1.8838
Avg Score Diff: 679.5094
Benches Used: 60
Bonuses Awarded: 655

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
xSTAGGERxLEEx with 17,134 TA, 8,165 GS and a total of 261 achievements.
DeAtHisLaNd with 13,987 TA, 10,490 GS and a total of 350 achievements.
Danno Omen with 13,357 TA, 9,985 GS and a total of 258 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 24,218 TA, 6,475 GS and a total of 286 achievements.
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 17,644 TA, 13,320 GS and a total of 569 achievements.
Super Dungeon Bros Achievements with 8,068 TA, 1,400 GS and a total of 36 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 13,320 GS worth 17,644 TA and a total of 569 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 6,475 GS worth 24,218 TA and a total of 286 achievements.
Gone Home: Console Edition Achievements with 5,550 GS worth 7,637 TA and a total of 57 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 569 achievements won worth 13,320 GS and 17,644 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 286 achievements won worth 6,475 GS and 24,218 TA.
Shiny Achievements with 138 achievements won worth 2,433 GS and 3,673 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Survivor of The Center in ARK: Survival Evolved added 4,146 TA to the leaderboards.
No Brainer in Warframe added 2,592 TA to the leaderboards.
Sniper Duel in Minecraft added 1,807 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Decay Master 1 in Decay - The Mare added 1,5000 GS to the leaderboards.
Decay Master 3 in Decay - The Mare added 1,300 GS to the leaderboards.
Decay Master 2 in Decay - The Mare added 1,300 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Decay Master 1 in Decay - The Mare 15 achievements to the leaderboards.
Coin Collector 1 in Decay - The Mare added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.
Master of Drawings in Decay - The Mare added 15 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Oct
12
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 39
Celebrate good times, Come on!

Here we are with another look at what's happening in the GTASC, the Games with Gold program as well as a look around TA.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through October 15th:
X1: OXENFREE
Marketplace Link
360: Rayman 3 HD
Marketplace Link

Available through October 31st:
X1: Gone Home: Console Edition
Marketplace Link

Available October 16th:
X1: The Turing Test
360: Medal of Honor: Airborne

Alien: Isolation is on our collective plates. A little over a week into the month, here is what the TA community has accomplished. Only 9 have completed it since last recap so this seems to be a slow burner like Dark Souls.

463 gamers played the creepfest. 127 started it and 15 completed it. 3,126 achievements have been unlocked for 47,120 Gamerscore which is worth 94,489 TrueAchievement score.

The final period of Group Stage is now in progress. Are you still in the running for the Knockout stages? Remember the top 256 move on to the Head to Head proper. Also, you needed to have met certain conditions upon registration so anyone that doesn't have a green checkmark on the leaderboard will not move into the Head to Head mode. That means there are 17 folks below the 256 line that will make it into Eliminations as of the time I write this. As we saw today, we can stay in the Just for Fun competition (and receive more matches) even if eliminated from the Knockout rounds.

  • BONUS RECAP:
What's the Point? was the bonus on tap last period and it required Individuals to unlock at least 7 - 0G achievements. 19 were able to complete it.
This period the Teams are tasked with Alphamatised. Its one of the bonuses added by the winners of last year. It requires you to end the period with your teams order of scoring also being alphabetical by gamertag. (need 5) (A-Z High to Low scoring so gamer A should score the most and Z the least) This may mess with teams that have a member who isn't as active as the others.

No new winners.

  • PERIOD 38 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
This period we have most of Vicious and Delicious along with us as well as the Solo Overachiever.
1) Did you play anything you'd recommend last period?
Danno Omen: Its starting to get hard to remember what i played what period since we are playing so many different games. The only thing that sticks out to me from last week is NBA 2K18. I love how this franchise,and sports games in general have started to embrace making campaigns with a story,it makes them that much more enjoyable to me.
DaXXaa: I really liked The Assembly, so that game would i recommend.
oxy71: totally addicted to plague inc.
SnipedByAGir1: I started playing This is the Police last week. Didn't get too far into it, because I wasn't getting many achievements in it, but I was really intrigued by the game. Sort of a police station sim, while having to deal with the mob on the side too. I'll definitely go back to this one once this competition is over.
Stevano61 PB2A: Thanks to the wonderful spelling bonus, I highly recommend WHEELS OF AURELIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In all seriousness, NHL 18 yet again! (I cannot stress this enough), Madden 18, FIFA 18 & Forza Horizon 3 are all wonderful in their own way and need to be played by everyone.


2) Do you play anything 'just for fun'? If so, what is your guilty pleasure?
Danno Omen: Lately no,the time for playing for fun was up months ago now that GTASC is getting down to the elite teams and scoring as much as possible is a must. I dont really have a specific game or franchise that is my guilty pleasure but i guess the closest thing would be the NBA 2K franchise.
DaXXaa: That would be Guitar hero games. I´m just playing on medium/high level just for fun and enjoy to be able to interact with good music that I like.
oxy71: Trivia with friends
SnipedByAGir1: I play all games just for fun laugh. There's just some games I have way more fun playing than others. I really want to get back to playing the Final Fantasy series.
Stevano61 PB2A: For fun? My team would call me hypocritical if I didn't say NHL..... but a game I completed a long time ago, and a game I still enjoy for fun is Slender: The Arrival. Still on my Hard Drive and it's not going anywhere.


3) What is your favorite comfort food? Gaming takes its toll on us you know...
Danno Omen: Anything to do with a potato lol. My girlfriend gets sick of me making them all the damn time but i could literally eat some form of potatoes every night and be happy.
DaXXaa: Taco. I love it and it´s easy to prep so It´s enough for the whole weekend so I have more time to game.
oxy71: Ice cream but trying to be good so haven’t had it in a while
SnipedByAGir1: I like to snack out on dill pickle crispers. Usually when I'm gaming I forget to eat though ...
Stevano61 PB2A: I'd rather not eat when I game. Don't wanna have greasy thumbsticks. Outside of gaming, I enjoy chips.


4) What made you chose your gamerpic?
Danno Omen: My gamerpic comes from the first Medal of Honor,and it was i believe only available in canada so it was a pretty unique one and ive just never changed it.
DaXXaa: It is almost an exact a copy of me, if I would be a cartoon figure. It was an obvious picture for me.
oxy71: It’s me lol
SnipedByAGir1: My 360 gamerpic is Mass Effect. My favorite game so easy choice. My Xbox One pic is my favorite impromptu selfie I took with my kids when I was trying to lay down on the couch and they decided to jump on me.
Stevano61 PB2A: Microsoft's selection on the One isn't that great for gamerpics. Definitely can't find one that's unique, so I just uploaded a picture of myself from the Honda Indy Toronto 2014. Was a great day.


5) How would you say your gaming has changed since visiting TA?
Danno Omen: Honestly im not sure TA has changed my gaming so much so as GTASC has changed it. I used to never care about achievement lists and would just buy whatever interests me,but now because of GTASC i am checking daily for new games with easy achievements for quick points. I used to say id never put Avatar,fallout pc etc etc on my card but this comp has made me do said things.
DaXXaa: Completely. It really boosted my interest for hunting achievements. And just not only for achievements but also news in general for games.
This has also led me to open up my mind for much more games and genres.
oxy71: Was less then 20k ta score when I found this site. Now it’s an addiction.
SnipedByAGir1: I find I don't start a lot of new games anymore, unless people have started updating achievement tags, providing solutions or walkthroughs. Luckily with this community all of that happens in pretty short order.
Stevano61 PB2A: How has it changed.... well I certainly have more achievements, that's for sure! The TA scoring system is sort of addicting too, when it comes to seeing achievement values.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Danno Omen: A big congrats to the top 3 teams overall on reaching over 1 million TA so far. That is a huge number and massive accomplishment. Good job team on another week.
DaXXaa: It´s my first year in GTASC and I have really liked it. It´s a fun challenge for me to be consistent and stay over the line each week.
oxy71: Four weeks in first is pretty cool
SnipedByAGir1: I still love my team smile
Stevano61 PB2A: Winter is coming.

BADGES:
Overachiever: Weredog51 12,460 TA (1,865 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: EVACxCAVE 6,971 TA (safe by 921 TA)
Achievement grinder: JimbotUK 2.6625 Ratio
That was easy: EVACxCAVE 0.9530 Ratio
Achieveaholic: DeAtHisLaNd 301 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: p MEMI q o0w0o 63 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
gabrielguns 6,050 TA
Kah xp 5,452 TA
MO Guns37 4,870 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 4,636
GamerScore Earned: 161,699
TA Score Earned: 267,725
Bonuses Used: 11
Average Ratio: 1.6557
Avg Score Diff: 216.8571
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 923,888
GamerScore Earned: 29,025,585
TA Score Earned: 52,588,940
Bonuses Used: 1,374
Average Ratio: 1.7657
Avg Score Diff: 106.4284
Benches Used: 224
Bonuses Awarded: 1,299

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Weredog51 with 12,460 TA, 5,430 GS and a total of 222 achievements.
Woodster 86 with 10,595 TA, 7,180 GS and a total of 239 achievements.
DeAtHisLaNd with 9,893 TA, 7,190 GS and a total of 301 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Reagan Gorbachev Achievements with 9,759 TA, 7,000 GS and a total of 154 achievements.
Pinball FX3 Achievements with 8,478 TA, 2,200 GS and a total of 31 achievements.
N++ Ultimate Edition Achievements with 7,534 TA, 2,290 GS and a total of 69 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Reagan Gorbachev Achievements with 7,000 GS worth 9,759 TA and a total of 154 achievements.
Gone Home: Console Edition Achievements with 4,200 GS worth 5,802 TA and a total of 41 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO BURNING FIGHT Achievements with 2,560 GS worth 2,962 TA and a total of 31 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Reagan Gorbachev Achievements with 154 achievements won worth 7,000 GS and 9,759 TA.
Human Fall Flat Achievements with 98 achievements won worth 2,030 GS and 3,681 TA.
Injustice 2 Achievements with 90 achievements won worth 1,365 GS and 2,699 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Barely legit in Pinball FX3 added 2,246 TA to the leaderboards.
Gotta collect'em all in Pinball FX3 added 1,604 TA to the leaderboards.
100% in SpeedRunners added 1,526 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Letters to Katie in Gone Home: Console Edition added 1,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Speedreader in Gone Home: Console Edition added 800 GS to the leaderboards.
Speedrun in Reagan Gorbachev added 800 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Weapons Specialist: Blowgun in Reagan Gorbachev added 9 achievements to the leaderboards.
Weapons Specialist: Shotgun in Reagan Gorbachev added 9 achievements to the leaderboards.
Weapons Specialist: Katana in Reagan Gorbachev added 9 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Vicious and Delicious 47,624 TA (5,508 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Crushed Memes & Dank Dreams. 18,653 TA (safe by 1,935 TA)
Achievement grinder: Ganker' Preloaded 2.5877 Ratio
That was easy: We Got This! v3 1.2533 Ratio
Achieveaholics: The Godz Reborn 1,169 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Crushed Memes & Dank Dreams. 187 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Leave Us Alone, We Know What We're Doing 16,718 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 8,489
GamerScore Earned: 295,241
TA Score Earned: 504,199
Bonuses Used: 2
Average Ratio: 1.7939
Avg Score Diff: 1626.6316
Benches Used: 0

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 1,135,763
GamerScore Earned: 36,458,419
TA Score Earned: 66,089,791
Bonuses Used: 723
Average Ratio: 1.8893
Avg Score Diff: 647.3202
Benches Used: 59
Bonuses Awarded: 648

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Har Miggido with 12,969 TA, 8,215 GS and a total of 163 achievements.
Danno Omen with 12,464 TA, 8,410 GS and a total of 238 achievements.
Weredog51 with 12,460 TA, 5,430 GS and a total of 222 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 40,004 TA, 10,195 GS and a total of 444 achievements.
Gone Home: Console Edition Achievements with 20,398 TA, 14,700 GS and a total of 147 achievements.
SMITE Achievements with 15,214 TA, 2,325 GS and a total of 164 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Gone Home: Console Edition Achievements with 14,700 GS worth 20,398 TA and a total of 147 achievements.
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 12,575 GS worth 14,427 TA and a total of 361 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 10,195 GS worth 40,004 TA and a total of 444 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Minecraft Achievements with 444 achievements won worth 10,195 GS and 40,004 TA.
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 361 achievements won worth 12,575 GS and 14,427 TA.
The Little Acre Achievements with 185 achievements won worth 6,775 GS and 7,619 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Speedreader in Gone Home: Console Edition added 4,506 TA to the leaderboards.
Barely legit in Pinball FX3 added 4,492 TA to the leaderboards.
Letters to Katie in Gone Home: Console Edition added 4,210 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Letters to Katie in Gone Home: Console Edition added 3,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Speedreader in Gone Home: Console Edition added 2,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Written In The Stars in The Food Run (Win 10) added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Behind the Scenes in Gone Home: Console Edition 17 achievements to the leaderboards.
Pull Out All The Stops in The Food Run (Win 10) added 17 achievements to the leaderboards.
Meow Meow Meow in Gone Home: Console Edition added 16 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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Oct
05
PermalinkGTASC 2017 - Period 38
Testing 1, 2, 3... is this mic on?

Hello and welcome to another edition of the GTASC recap. But wait, its not just the GTASC we'll look at here. We also will take a look around TA to see how UHH and the Playlist are doing. Its a new month so we'll check out the new titles we've got thanks to Games With Gold. We'll also check in with the majority of our Overachievers from Period 37. Without further ado... let's dive in!

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through October 15th:
X1: OXENFREE
Marketplace Link
360: Rayman 3 HD
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Available through October 31st:
X1: Gone Home: Console Edition
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Available October 16th:
X1: The Turing Test
360: Medal of Honor: Airborne

Dark Souls month has ended and we've started in on our new Playlist. Before we get into this month's game however, let's look at how we ended October.

938 gamers have been collecting weapons. 272 started it and 58 (only 4 more since last recap) finished it. 4,700 achievements were unlocked worth 106,130 gamerscore and 226,299 TA.

Moving into this month's playlist - we're now working through Alien: Isolation. Here's hoping that you enjoy it more than I did when I tried it. This is one I didn't mind handing back to my buddy. Here's what we've accomplished in the few days since the month started.

218 gamers played the creepfest. 51 started it and 6 completed it. 1,084 achievements have been unlocked for 16,005 Gamerscore which is worth 31,984 TrueAchievement score.

We're now in Period 3 of the UHH with over half the week to go still. It sure is competitive for those competition spots. You need to be putting in the effort if you want to make that group. With my library I have no chance so I'm just using it as a way to work on my backlog but I'm sure there are a few folks in the GTASC that are also planning a deep UHH run. I'm looking at you Is This Team UHH? wink

  • BONUS RECAP:
10 Teams won the 'Where Are We?' bonus for spelling 'TrueAchievements' using the 1st character of newly unlocked achievements.
Vicious and Delicious
The Godz Reborn
English Warriors
We Got This! v3
The Original BackLoggers
Saber One this is Saber Actual
Wolfos Team
The Big Willie 4.0 (Bigger then Ever Before)
It's Raining Hell Dawgs and Krazie Munkehs
Team Finnish(him)

This period, the Solo side is tasked with unlocking at least 7 - 0G achievements. Its the egg hunt but harder since you can only use games. Thankfully, we've had a few new 0G achievements added since the springtime.

No new winners.

  • PERIOD 37 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
This week we have all 5 members of Vicious and Delicious along for a chat. Without further ado, let's see what they had to say.
1) Did you play anything interesting this last period?
Danno Omen: The Turing Test was pretty interesting and so was Late Shift. Knee Deep had a good story but kinda boring.
JakeJones04: Bard's Gold. I'm not sure why but I just am enjoying this. Haven't gotten too far in it but other games have taken the top of my priority list.
oxy71: Plague inc is loads of fun
SnipedByAGir1: I played a lot of garbage, but Planet of the Eyes was not too bad.
Stevano61 PB2A: Have I mentioned NHL 18? Yes? No? I've had a busy week... but it was pretty interesting Sunday morning. Maize was quite interesting as well surprisingly...


2) Do you have any hobbies outside of video games?
Danno Omen: Im a huge sport nut,i still play baseball,hockey and golf and will watch just about anything outside of soccer. I also like to cook and garden,though the garden has been neglected this year due to the gaming.
JakeJones04: I play and teach tennis outside of video games. I work with some local kids to teach them the game and hopefully pass down my knowledge. It's very rewarding to see them learn and enjoy it like I did when I was their age.
oxy71: Sleep lol
SnipedByAGir1: Not so much hobbies, but sports (that's a hobby right?). I'm really involved with coaching my kids in Ringette (like hockey sorta, but with a stick and ring). I've gotten so into it that I'm actually playing it now as well. My husband and I are still pretty involved with our kids in Judo too. We both used to be on Team Canada competing at the US Open and stuff.
Stevano61 PB2A: Hobbies.....I almost forget what those are with how busy my year has been between work & gaming. I try to see at least one movie a week, go see rock concerts, play a little golf on the rare off day now, play fantasy sports. It's tricky to do stuff on the side!


3) If you could only play 1 Xbox One and 1 Xbox 360 title for the next year... what would they be and why?
Danno Omen: Wow um assuming this what if included an active community id probably say Battlefield Bad Company for the 360. As for the one ill go NBA 2K18. Not a sexy choice but pretty much any sp game will eventually get repetitive after a few playthroughs
JakeJones04: I would probably choose Forza Horizon 3 currently so I can get back to that and complete it at some point (I do enjoy the arcade racer side of it) and for 360 I would choose Halo: Reach. I love the online in that and still need to finish off that lone wolf achievement at some point in time.
oxy71: I would like to finish the new mass effect, not enough time to stay in this comp and play long games like that.
SnipedByAGir1: For Xbox One it would have to be Mass Effect Andromeda. I really loved that game and there's still so much I haven't done in it. On Xbox 360 I'd probably go back to the original Destiny. I still have to finish the King's Fall Raid on Hard and finish off flawless raider. I'm sure I could keep myself entertained with that for quite a while.
Stevano61 PB2A: Xbox One: Forza Horizon 3. I've got a lot of stuff to do yet in that game and I love the franchise. It's definitely one of the best, complete game experiences out there. Xbox 360: LA Noire. I have the complete collection, it's been on my shelf for 5 years and I haven't even touched it. Should be a crime in itself, and such a shame I haven't invested my time into it yet.


4) Is there anything in particular that annoys you when gaming?
Danno Omen: Only thing that really bugs me is achievements that are based purely off luck. Some of them can be fun,but when you have to do things 100 times just to maybe get an achievement,it sucks.
JakeJones04: I thoroughly hate not being able to mute people in online games. I can not stand listening to someone with a Kinect set up to pick up every background noise while playing.
oxy71: Glitching in multiplayer
SnipedByAGir1: Glitches annoy the hell out of me. Or game freezing at the most inopportune moments. I was playing that Fey game last week and near the end of the game your controller just starts vibrating and won't stop till you finish off the game for some stupid reason. Drove me nuts. My buddy said the same thing happened to him too.


5) What is your favorite game ending of all time?
Danno Omen: Probably Portal 2 since its the only thing that pops in my head atm.
JakeJones04: Probably The Walking Dead Season 1. I'm not much of a completionist but it was the fact that at the time I initially played it I was so enveloped in the story and the characters.
oxy71: Bioshock - would you kindly?
SnipedByAGir1: I really loved the ending to Dragon Age: Inquisition with the Trespasser DLC. It did a great job of tying up the game and hinting at the sequel. It was just a really nice finish to an already great game.
Stevano61 PB2A: Wolfenstein: The New Order was pretty cool for an ending. I'm excited for the sequel in a couple of months. Tomb Raider was great too.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Danno Omen: Another great week team,and shoutout to Team Uhh as they pushed us right to the end.
JakeJones04: Glad to be in the top 20. Thanks planting for this contest and thanks team for the awesome run thus far. Best of luck all!
oxy71: My team is awesome
SnipedByAGir1: I'm really enjoying the competition this year. It's been really great making a lot of new TA friends this year. Hopefully we can boost some stuff next year together when this is all over. I'm also very thankful that I'm actually around now for most cutoffs on Sunday mornings laugh.
Stevano61 PB2A: "Fight every battle everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend. Every possible series of events is happening all at once. Live that way and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before.”
Perhaps GTASC is a bit like Game of Thrones. Someone gets axed every week and there's nearly always a twist come the end.


BADGES:
Overachiever: DaXXaa 13,344 TA (1,955 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Kah xp 5,753 TA (safe by 81 TA)
Achievement grinder: ZippyAdam 3.0046 Ratio
That was easy: GuruThaGreat 1.1953 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Zalexzy 311 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: MO Guns37 38 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
Jay Insomniak 6,172 TA
Majinbro 5,328 TA
IllegallySam 5,271 TA
TheMarkOfPower 495 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 4,829
GamerScore Earned: 163,785
TA Score Earned: 270,187
Bonuses Used: 23
Average Ratio: 1.6496
Avg Score Diff: 329.4615
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 919,252
GamerScore Earned: 28,863,886
TA Score Earned: 52,321,215
Bonuses Used: 1,363
Average Ratio: 1.7686
Avg Score Diff: 103.5224
Benches Used: 223
Bonuses Awarded: 1,287

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
DaXXaa with 13,344 TA, 10,620 GS and a total of 194 achievements.
SnipedByAGir1 with 11,389 TA, 7,115 GS and a total of 254 achievements.
EVACxCAVE with 9,402 TA, 3,417 GS and a total of 101 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 14,105 TA, 11,745 GS and a total of 365 achievements.
SMITE Achievements with 5,461 TA, 1,295 GS and a total of 83 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 5,355 TA, 1,210 GS and a total of 48 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 11,745 GS worth 14,105 TA and a total of 365 achievements.
The Little Acre Achievements with 4,135 GS worth 4,657 TA and a total of 113 achievements.
Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard Achievements with 2,750 GS worth 3,303 TA and a total of 60 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 365 achievements won worth 11,745 GS and 14,105 TA.
The Little Acre Achievements with 113 achievements won worth 4,135 GS and 4,657 TA.
Disney Fairies Hidden Treasures (Win 8) Achievements with 95 achievements won worth 1,000 GS and 1,186 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements added 2,073 TA to the leaderboards.
Top Of The Food Chain in The Food Run (Win 10) added 1,400 TA to the leaderboards.
Icing On The Cake in The Food Run (Win 10) added 1,037 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Written In The Stars in The Food Run (Win 10) added 1,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Top Of The Food Chain in The Food Run (Win 10) added 1,100 GS to the leaderboards.
Shoot For The Stars in The Food Run (Win 10) added 900 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Main Course in The Food Run (Win 10) added 17 achievements to the leaderboards.
Bite To Eat in The Food Run (Win 10) added 17 achievements to the leaderboards.
For Starters in The Food Run (Win 10) added 17 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Vicious and Delicious 36,649 TA (3,218 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Team Finnish(him) 23,567 TA (safe by 552 TA earning them the first Bottom Feeder badge of the contest.)
Achievement grinder: Ganker' Preloaded 2.3447 Ratio
That was easy: We Got This! v3 1.1979 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Vicious and Delicious 796 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Dirk Gently and the Rowdy Three 316 achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
The Cool Dudes 22,964 TA

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Zaki HUN with 13,305 TA, 5,655 GS and a total of 134 achievements.
SnipedByAGir1 with 11,389 TA, 7,115 GS and a total of 254 achievements.
RedBlinky with 9,691 TA, 5,160 GS and a total of 93 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 31,816 TA, 9,380 GS and a total of 440 achievements.
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 24,559 TA, 20,530 GS and a total of 635 achievements.
SMITE Achievements with 15,953 TA, 3,495 GS and a total of 216 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 20,530 GS worth 24,559 TA and a total of 635 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN II Achievements with 9,500 GS worth 10,057 TA and a total of 114 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 9,380 GS worth 31,816 TA and a total of 440 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
The Food Run (Win 10) Achievements with 635 achievements won worth 20,530 GS and 24,559 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 440 achievements won worth 9,380 GS and 31,816 TA.
TurnOn Achievements with 251 achievements won worth 3,090 GS and 3,878 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Written In The Stars in The Food Run (Win 10) added 3,916 TA to the leaderboards.
Gotta collect'em all in Pinball FX3 added 2,766 TA to the leaderboards.
The Beaconator in Minecraft added 2,557 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Written In The Stars in The Food Run (Win 10) added 3,400 GS to the leaderboards.
Shoot For The Stars in The Food Run (Win 10) added 1,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Top Of The Food Chain in The Food Run (Win 10) added 1,700 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Main Course in The Food Run (Win 10) 31 achievements to the leaderboards.
Bite To Eat in The Food Run (Win 10) added 31 achievements to the leaderboards.
For Starters in The Food Run (Win 10) added 31 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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