Global achievement rarity is available to TA???
I was surprised to hear on the latest http://zedtozed.com/
podcast that achievement rarity across all of Xbox live is available via the Microsoft API used by TA for achievement data.
Paraphrasing Rich (Mr. TA), "There were discussions about using those figures, but how do we integrate that into the site? Do we replace our existing ratios with the full Xbox world ratios or do we show them as an alternative ratio?" You can hear the rest on episode 34 of ZedtoZed.
Kudos to spankyNspronkle
for asking the question.
I don't want to get into the ratio discussion right now. I can see arguments both ways. But I do want to say GIVE US THOSE GLOBAL NUMBERS!!!! Please!
I'd love to see a global percentage of gamers who have gotten an achievement displayed as "0.15%" or alternatively "39 of 26,000." It doesn't need to be integrated into the site per se, just make it available to view in the achievement details. If it looks too cluttered there, just show it in the List View of achievements. Or even make it simply a "tooltip" (https://t.co/741QRmeqZw
) popup that only shows when you point the cursor at the site ratio.
What do you all think?