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PermalinkGTASC 2016 - Period 8 Recap
Hello and welcome everyone to the recap of the 8th period of the GTASC. I've been entertaining myself with Episode 11 of the Zed to Zed podcast while I prepared the spreadsheets and awarded bonuses. If you haven't already given them a chance and have a few hours of free time to listen to a podcast, I highly recommend them.

Just another reminder since I see tons of unused benches become lost as their host team (or Soloist) is eliminated... you can use them until the final 48 hours of the period.

We're at a midpoint in the Games with Gold program so nothing new and nothing expiring for this recap.

There is a bonus active for the Individual side:
My Name is GS - worth 750 TA
Earned by any Individual that ends the scoring period with a multiple of 2,016GS. (4,032 would also count.)
Earning 0GS is not a valid multiple of 2,016 as participation is necessary and yes, they must be WHOLE multiples laugh This seems to be much better suited for the contest at this point as 2,016 GS is more than enough to stick the period by far at this point but not a ridiculous amount.

Let's check in with the Overachievers of Period 7 as we added a bit of diversity to that position. Checking in this time are 3 members of Chasing Failure
1) What pushed you to take first place this period?
InjuryProne19: Days off of work and encouragement from others laugh
MidniteDLITE: "Survey says".....Injury wanted it. The rest of us agreed to join as no one wanted to be told "you are the weakest link"
Tressilation: Injury. I mean we all chip in week in and week out, but Injury was on fire this week dragging us (not quite kicking and screaming) to first place on the team rankings while he simultaneously captured top spot on the individual side.

2) What games did you play?
InjuryProne19: I almost exclusively played Project Spark and Project Spark (Win 8). I also played The Walking Dead: Michonne, Level 22, Happy Wars, and miscellaneous others.
MidniteDLITE: "Come on doooown!" Gears of War - Mass Effect - Madden and Knight Squad
Tressilation: Started cleaning up some of my older NHL games and Level 22 among a few other things.

3) If you could recommend one of them, which would it be and why?
InjuryProne19: I would recommend The Walking Dead: Michonne to anyone who enjoys the story-telling of Telltale Games, but unfortunately (as usual) we'll have to wait a month for Episode 2.
MidniteDLITE: If you looking for "Big Bucks, no Whammies!" I would lean toward either Mass Effect or Gears. They are both great and "the tribe has spoken" very highly of both.
Tressilation: Level 22 on Xbox One. It's a quick, bargain priced game with a interesting concept accompanied by some incredibly well executed level design.

4) Does Ratio Decay concern you?
InjuryProne19: No, I won't be concerned about ratio decay until a few more months into the contest wink
MidniteDLITE: "I'd like to buy an E"xtra few months in the comp, so I like to monitor my decay.
Tressilation: Not overly, but I play enough games that even when I'm hit by it that I'm okay.

5) How do you see your team placing overall?
InjuryProne19: I see my team, Chasing Failure, placing very high overall easily in the top 50 - top 20. Of coarse the ultimate goal is to win, but we understand the reality of the incredible teams and competition and the time commitment required that it will take to hang come December.
MidniteDLITE: "I'll take 2016 GTASC Team Competition for $100" - "This team placed 1st in period 7, finished in top 50, but failed to make semifinals" - "Who is Chasing Failure"
Tressilation: We called ourselves Chasing Failure on purpose, obviously. We're a strong team made up of people who understand what it takes to survive from the start to the finish of this competition. We have backlogs, common sense and basic planning ability so we're going deep in this contest -- but we're not going to win it. We're probably not even going to make the finals because well the fun for us isn't in preloading and avoiding every game that looks fun because its a quick easy completion, but rather in pushing ourselves to stay on our own individual achievement paces. Overall surviving past the summer is a must, and being in the top 25 would be considered a successful campaign for us, but it really all depends on what the other teams are willing to do win.

6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
InjuryProne19: Winning a period of GTASC in both individual and team is a great feeling, especially only weeks after the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl headspin
MidniteDLITE: "This portion of the show is sponsored by" Planting for running such an elegant competition featuring 100% real devotion and time and TA for hosting the competition. "Chasing Failure features gamers from xbox live and is intended for a mature audience, TrueAchievements does not condone the activities performed and discourages anyone from attempting them - Enjoy"
Tressilation: Being in the GTASC in the past and seeing it unfold -- well I'm just so pumped about how competitive the cutoff lines have been to start out -- especially on the team side. It has been a lot more fun during the first couple months of the competition than compared to the past so yay!
New faces atop the board this period. Will we see a return of the ASHS or have they decided to pace themselves for the longer event?


BADGES: (GTASC 2016 Badges)
Overachiever: 46,336TA Let The Wookie Win (14,189TA ahead of second place)
That was close!: 7,160TA : Team DoobyDude23 (safe by 13TA)
Achievement grinder: 3.8724 Ratio : Team Awesome
That was easy: 1.0700 Ratio : Microsoft Moneyshot 2: The Twokakke
Achieveaholics: 739 Achievements : Let The Wookie Win
Achieveaphobia: 77 Achievements : Streakers and Tweakers

BONUS WON:
Let The Wookie Win
Pure Escalation
The Undertaking
Slaughterhouse Four
Dude Where's My Achievement
insidegames.ch
XBLA Fans
Cheev after Cheev
Get Down With the Slickness
Charlie Hustle
Achievement Super Hero Squad
Yannick Gropes Useless Lego!
The Elite Four
Chasing Failure

ELIMINATIONS:
ThorsWastedRoman +1 7,147 TA
The Rich Tea Gang 7,108 TA
Cheery Oats Mafia 7,087 TA
The Morghulis Bros 7,060 TA
Team Clarissalover 7,058 TA
Team Dripfeed 2.0 7,012 TA
Team Darth James O 6,987 TA
Albion Knights 6,979 TA
The BEARDS of JESUS 6,909 TA
Soul is Still Our Power 6,857 TA
Liberty Frogs 6,837 TA
Just another loose association of winners 6,800 TA
MurphsModders 6,798 TA
Crash Test Dummies 6,786 TA
The Daltons 6,721 TA
We don't need turbo controllers 6,630 TA
The King's Blades 6,538 TA
Beerteam 4000 6,492 TA
Ultima The French Noob 5,773 TA
Don't Look At Me Version 5 5,455 TA
Team B0ngAAA 4,496 TA
Team CIutch Corey 3,618 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 42,132 - last period: 45,230
GamerScore Earned: 1,271,357 - last period: 1,245,663
TA Score Earned: 2,262,583 - last period: 2,213,104
Average Ratio: 1.830415 - last period: 1.878379
Average Score Difference: 189.017699 - last period: 73.730924
Bonuses Used: 17 + 2 badges (6 proved effective, 4 and a badge were not needed and 7 weren't enough) - last period: 13 + 2 badges
Bonuses Lost: 12 - last period: 12
Benches Used: 2 - last period: 4
Benches Lost: 20 - last period: 24
Badges Used: 1 - last period: 3
Badges Lost: 2 - last period: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 439,707
GamerScore Earned: 12,501,890
TA Score Earned: 22,643,859
Average Ratio: 1.891947
Average Score Difference: 104.524391
Bonuses Used: 174
Bonuses Lost: 155
Bonuses Remaining: 261
Benches Used: 35
Benches Lost: 244
Benches Remaining: 197
Badges Used: 14
Badges Lost: 3
Badges Remaining: 31

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Cower Before me with 16,353TA : 9,325GS : with a total of 224 achievements.
N0RFEN with 15,523TA : 7,797GS : with a total of 262 achievements.
Tressilation with 14,844TA : 8,870GS : with a total of 282 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Need for Speed : 91,059TA from 23,735GS : with a total of 345 achievements.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : 75,909TA from 31,065GS : with a total of 1,449 achievements.
ROBLOX : 72,683TA from 32,415GS : with a total of 341 achievements.
Honorable Win10 mention: 13th place: Minecraft (Win 10) which added 27,116TA to the leaderboard.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
ROBLOX : 72,683TA from 32,415GS : with a total of 341 achievements.
Rocket League : 53,202TA from 31,770GS : with a total of 1,350 achievements.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : 75,909TA from 31,065GS : with a total of 1,449 achievements.
No other platform mentions in the top 20

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS WON:
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : 75,909TA from 31,065GS : with a total of 1,449 achievements.
Rocket League : 53,202TA from 31,770GS : with a total of 1,350 achievements.
Far Cry Primal : 31,792TA from 16,210GS : with a total of 843 achievements.
Honorable WP mention: 12th place: Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) which added 385 achievements.
Honorable Win10 mention: 13th place: Minecraft (Win 10) which added 354 achievements to the leaderboard.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Drag Queen in Need for Speed Won a total of 72 times, this achievement added 5,760GS and 27,031TA to the leaderboard.
Wrap It Up in Need for Speed Won a total of 81 times, this achievement added 6,480GS and 25,681TA to the leaderboard.
Kustom Kar in Need for Speed Won a total of 80 times, this achievement added 6,400GS and 25,263TA to the leaderboard.
No other platform mentions in the top 20

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
10 Day Roll in ROBLOX Won a total of 39 times, this achievement added 7,800GS and 20,697TA to the leaderboard.
Trailblazer in ROBLOX Won a total of 35 times, this achievement added 7,000GS and 11,411TA to the leaderboard.
Wrap It Up in Need for Speed Won a total of 81 times, this achievement added 6,480GS and 25,681TA to the leaderboard.
No other platform mentions in the top 20

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TIMES WON:
Wrap It Up in Need for Speed Won a total of 81 times, this achievement added 6,480GS and 25,681TA to the leaderboard.
Kustom Kar in Need for Speed Won a total of 80 times, this achievement added 6,400GS and 25,263TA to the leaderboard.
Drag Queen in Need for Speed Won a total of 72 times, this achievement added 5,760GS and 27,031TA to the leaderboard.
Honorable WP Mention: 12th place: Auto Spinner in Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) was won 42 times.


BADGES: (GTASC 2016 Badges)
Overachiever: 16,353TA Cower Before me (830TA ahead of second place)
That was close!: 330TA : DunhamSmash (safe by 10TA)
Achievement grinder: 18.8 Rocha12
That was easy: -7.15 Ratio : Pandaman822
Achieveaholic: 313 Achievements : GD BlueMunKi
Achieveaphobic: 1 : Crackerloc

ELIMINATIONS:
acedawg4 320 TA
bigsmok3r 316 TA
ELpanda feliz 316 TA
StupidTag 315 TA
Iceberg082006 310 TA
y2wulff 306 TA
Chief On Kush 305 TA
ll Vendetta ll 303 TA
daneyol 298 TA
Trune 287 TA
JBH III 703757 283 TA
NellumNai 280 TA
BR4NN4Z 279 TA
ch1cag0steve 279 TA
russolini77 277 TA
Ultima22 276 TA
Peskywaabbit 272 TA
TrueAchievement 267 TA
DragonMorley94 262 TA
sXe Jeremy 262 TA
dirtysock47 261 TA
Speak79 260 TA
NonKosherSalt 260 TA
King Chizzy 252 TA
Nic Jessop 251 TA
REALFOX81 244 TA
IgnoringFosters 244 TA
cliffyrood 239 TA
SoulStee 236 TA
Rand al Thor 19 236 TA
Merrus Rus 235 TA
JQ1017 231 TA
Nailz08 226 TA
xUNDEAD CHIEFx 226 TA
Sharp Mistress 217 TA
Scorchy0001 214 TA
JoNNy BoJanGls 208 TA
tecian 193 TA
GtechApocalypse 193 TA
wtbuffs87 191 TA
wbs 101 180 TA
LaLa1289 178 TA
GR1N REAP3R 177 TA
Flynn423 174 TA
KoD And Chips 172 TA
DeadMarten 172 TA
UneasiestWig 162 TA
Priit3 155 TA
Kustomkarz98 137 TA
VegaDark541 131 TA
iKatalytic 130 TA
RATonymous 125 TA
PHT999 115 TA
LMEPHISTO 94 TA
edwiitos 92 TA
VictimOfDesire 77 TA
WearingCone 64 TA
Hostility82 62 TA
RedShark 59 TA
DeliManiac 56 TA
Hurball 46 TA
Striker 805 37 TA
Sawman 23 TA
KindlyMeat 22 TA
FierceMonkeyMan 10 TA
oOo Gandalf oOo 1 TA
St Tony22 0 TA
NoLifeDGenerate 0 TA
J36Miles -4 TA
Evandalist -8 TA
Asqueerj -13 TA
soccer16matt -22 TA
IntoTheDark7 -23 TA
icytower38 -43 TA
Ditto51 -46 TA
Hillenmeyer1 -66 TA
pixelpixel -88 TA
Zavistic Jr -94 TA
Dwabi -108 TA
SuperDarkConker -224 TA
Its Zacca -301 TA
spacedvest2 -319 TA
Lyledriver -330 TA
CIutch Corey -571 TA
AlbeerBeto -737 TA
DreamerUSA -1,008 TA
Al1ka94 -1,295 TA
WhiterValkyrie -1,883 TA

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 59,872 - last period: 63,931
GamerScore Earned: 1,716,751 - last period: 1,712,258
TA Score Earned: 3,103,378 - last period: 3,019,863
Average Ratio: 1.807704 - last period: 1.763673
Average Score Difference: 12.371777 - last period: 8.007643
Bonuses Used: 29 + 2 badges (20 saved teams, 2 didn't provide enough help and 7 and 2 badges were not needed) - last period: 33
Bonuses Lost: 72 - last period: 75
Benches Used: 7 - last period: 5
Benches Lost: 75 - last period: 90
Badges Used: 2 - last period: 0
Badges Lost: 3 - last period: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 571,004
GamerScore Earned: 15,867,014
TA Score Earned: 28,758,147
Average Ratio: 1.815196
Average Score Difference: 11.337678
Bonuses Used: 238
Bonuses Lost: 798
Bonuses Remaining: 1,466
Benches Used: 45
Benches Lost: 873
Benches Remaining: 1,364
Badges Used: 5
Badges Lost: 9
Badges Remaining: 34

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Cower Before me with 16,353TA : 9,325GS : with a total of 224 achievements.
N0RFEN with 15,523TA : 7,797GS : with a total of 262 achievements.
Tressilation with 14,844TA : 8,870GS : with a total of 282 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Need for Speed : 124,682TA from 34,015GS : with a total of 520 achievements.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : 96,166TA from 39,100GS : with a total of 1,854 achievements.
ROBLOX : 93,631TA from 41,725GS : with a total of 448 achievements.
Honorable Win10 mention: 16th place: Minecraft (Win 10) which added 36,105TA to the leaderboard.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Rocket League : 70,807TA from 42,200GS : with a total of 1,782 achievements.
ROBLOX : 93,631TA from 41,725GS : with a total of 448 achievements.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : 96,166TA from 39,100GS : with a total of 1,854 achievements.
No other platform mentions in the top 20

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS WON:
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 : 96,166TA from 39,100GS : with a total of 1,854 achievements.
Rocket League : 70,807TA from 42,200GS : with a total of 1,782 achievements.
Far Cry Primal : 58,478TA from 29,205GS : with a total of 1,494 achievements.
Honorable WP mention: 9th place: Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) which added 562 achievements.
Honorable Win10 mention: 14th place: Minecraft (Win 10) which added 511 achievements to the leaderboard.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Need for SpeedDrag QueenThe Drag Queen achievement in Need for Speed worth 211 pointsWin five Drag Race events
Won a total of 91 times, this achievement added 7,280GS and 34,164TA to the leaderboard.
Need for SpeedWrap It UpThe Wrap It Up achievement in Need for Speed worth 116 pointsDownload a shared wrap
Won a total of 102 times, this achievement added 8,160GS and 32,338TA to the leaderboard.
Need for SpeedKustom KarThe Kustom Kar achievement in Need for Speed worth 178 pointsBuy your first Hot Rod
Won a total of 102 times, this achievement added 8,160GS and 32,210TA to the leaderboard.
No other platform mentions in the top 20

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
ROBLOX10 Day RollThe 10 Day Roll achievement in ROBLOX worth 436 pointsPlay ROBLOX for Xbox on 10 consecutive days.
Won a total of 49 times, this achievement added 9,800GS and 26,003TA to the leaderboard.
ROBLOXTrailblazerThe Trailblazer achievement in ROBLOX worth 247 pointsPlay 15 different ROBLOX games.
Won a total of 45 times, this achievement added 9,000GS and 14,671TA to the leaderboard.
Need for SpeedWrap It UpThe Wrap It Up achievement in Need for Speed worth 116 pointsDownload a shared wrap
Won a total of 102 times, this achievement added 8,160GS and 32,338TA to the leaderboard.
No other platform mentions in the top 20

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TIMES WON:
Need for SpeedWrap It UpThe Wrap It Up achievement in Need for Speed worth 116 pointsDownload a shared wrap
Won a total of 102 times, this achievement added 8,160GS and 32,338TA to the leaderboard.
Need for SpeedKustom KarThe Kustom Kar achievement in Need for Speed worth 178 pointsBuy your first Hot Rod
Won a total of 102 times, this achievement added 8,160GS and 32,210TA to the leaderboard.
Need for SpeedDrag QueenThe Drag Queen achievement in Need for Speed worth 211 pointsWin five Drag Race events
Won a total of 91 times, this achievement added 7,280GS and 34,164TA to the leaderboard.
Honorable WP Mention: 5th place:
Free Slots Fun Factory (WP)Auto SpinnerThe Auto Spinner achievement in Free Slots Fun Factory (WP) worth 17 pointsWin 10 000 coins using auto spins
was won 62 times.

Tressilation was the only lucky winner of a community prize this past period. No worries - you're Never Alone.

A reminder that the Solo bonus available requires you to unlock a whole multiple of 2,016 Gamerscore. (4,032 - 6,048 - etc...) If you want to find those odd achievements you'll need, the site does have a tool that will help:
http://www.trueachievements.com/xbox-achievements.aspx
Tick 'My games only' and either search for 'Not divisible by 0 or 5' or the particular value you desire.

Until next period, keep those slot machines a-spinning!
Posted by planting42 on 08 March 16 at 00:03