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Feb
09
GTASC 2017 - Period 4Permalink
Its that time again - Warren wants you to read a wall of text! I'm sure you are prepared by now and ready to go so let's get into it!

I have no idea why I started omitting the Games with Gold program but hey, let's get back to it, shall we?

Xbox One
Available until the end of the month:
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Achievements

Available on the 16th:
Project CARS Achievements

Xbox 360
Available until the end of the month:
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Achievements

Available on the 16th:
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Achievements

Don't forget to at least queue up these to ensure you can snag them when you want them!

As many expected, the achievement values on the new Minecraft updates are crashing and that has taken its toll on the low end of the leaderboard. There's certainly potential for us to have a lower elimination in both contests if things don't turn around significantly.

The Team side has received its 2nd Bonus now. The list of teams that won it as well as the list of teams who have earned their Safety Bench is found below:
73 Bonuses awarded:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

42 Safety benches awarded:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

This period (5) the Individual side is working on a bonus that asks them to push all the way to the top 100 on the board come the end of the period. Those lucky gamers will earn the Reaching Up bonus.

Now a few words from our Overachieving sponsors from period 3 - AxDEMONxWITHIN and the rest of the members of Is This Team UHH?.
1) What drove you to enter the solo contest? / 1) What brought this team together?
AxDEMONxWITHIN - I wanted to boost my Gamerscore and the competition gives me the push to get it done. / The team was already together when I joined. I was lucky they had a teammate leave because it gave me the opportunity to join a good team.
DANIELJJ14 - A bit of friendship and a splash of competition pedigree.
Infamous - Good looks and common interests. smile
JimbotUK - I did! laugh Originally began as a UHH fan club of sorts, then along the way we picked up a ratio wizard and a possessed scorer which has rounded the team nicely.
Triple Triad777 - Daniel and I faced off in UHH (hence the name), and have been in contact since then. Jimbot was Daniels sidekick before all this, and organized the team, recruiting both Infamous and A Demon Within.


2) What is your favorite song?
AxDEMONxWITHIN - Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
DANIELJJ14 - Still Alive - Lisa Miskovsky
Infamous - Idk, I listen to a lot of random music on Spotify and the answer to this question would probably change every week, I can always rely on Imagine Dragons or Fall Out Boy to get me pumped though.
JimbotUK - My music tastes are all over the place... Let's go with Nightwish - The Poet and the Pendulum , Much Drama!
Mentions: Stratovarius - Unbreakable, KARA - So Good, Flight Facilities - Crave You, Anything by Disturbed. Anything by Krewella. Babymetal <3
Triple Triad777 - Due to my guitar hero/ rock band obsession (I have every guitar hero and rock band game....), I would have to say my favorite song is "Through the fire and flames"-Dragon force. I've played this song way to many times....


3) What do you think about the prevalence of easy gamerscore on the Xbox One?
AxDEMONxWITHIN - There is always going to be the want for the easy boost in score. Be it for this competition or just for the extra push to make 300k.
DANIELJJ14 - I was once traveling home from the park on a white night, and when I was about 3/4 of the way there I directed my eyes to outer space, where I saw 6180 moons, and many stars with energy cycling around them.
I thought to myself for sixty seconds and wondered how can the universe be so complex yet so simple. I took a deep breath of life but with no time to explain, my eyes fast & furiously swapped looking at the sky with looking at the road.
I realised I'd never be alone again as a lone goat stand in the middle of the road. I stopped and befriended him. What should I name him I thought to myself, how about Ben, Ben-hur.
Infamous - Easy gamerscore? Idk what is this? I keep trying to boost up my TA ratio (and failing) so I’ve been staying well away from the likes of Ben-Hur. I don’t mind there being games for easy gamerscore though, I just wish games would stop giving it out for free, load up the game for 100gs, complete the first level 100gs, punch an enemy 100gs, Indie devs seem to lack a lot of creativity when it comes to adding achievements nowadays.
JimbotUK - Brothers, a new frontier of easy games is upon us. In contrast it clashes the 360 right out of the park. It would please me spiffingly to draw a red box around these games and submerge them in a bloody boogaloo. It just seems like another world, I mean why play games when you can become a professional farmer?! Triple Triad777 - I think it kinda makes Gamerscore a little obsolete. Having games like "Brothers", "Energy Cycle", and many telltale games, this makes Gamerscore far to easy to get. But I'm no complaining lol.


4) What do you think about the Scorpio?
AxDEMONxWITHIN - To be honest I had to ask a teammate what you were talking about. I am all for better gaming and from what I read it will offer that.
DANIELJJ14 - I'm just waiting for Microsoft to break their "promise"/crappy business line and announce a Scorpio exclusive game, (bets on new Crackdown) just so they can peddle more of their hardware.
Infamous - I’m pretty excited to see how well it compares to the Ps4 Pro, gaming has come quite a long way over the years and the fact it keeps getting better is incredible, probably out of my price point for the first few years though, only recently got the Gears 4 Xbox One S so not looking to buy another Xbox just yet. xD
JimbotUK - Meh, would prefer quality games over quality hardware. Will reserve judgement for when it releases.
Triple Triad777 - I think the Scorpio is a great idea, hopefully the price tag is not too unrealistic...


5) Are you looking forward to any game releases?
AxDEMONxWITHIN - Ghost Recon Wildlands
DANIELJJ14 - I very rarely preorder or buy games day one anymore, I just tend to pick stuff up on offer to throw onto the backlog pile. Companies always announce release dates too far in advance in my opinion which kills the hype factor.
However my next most likely day one purchase for me will probably be RDR2.
Infamous - Halo Wars 2 and For Honor look pretty amazing and Scaleb- Oh wait..
Also Gwent!
JimbotUK - Runner3 will be awesome. Interested to see how Project Sonic and Sonic Mania turn out. I am not expecting too much from Mass Effect but definitely potential there. Red Dead should be good.
Triple Triad777 - I think the only ones that I'm excited for are Red Dead Redemption 2, and Ghost Recon. Other than that, it'll just be cheap indie games to boost our score.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
DANIELJJ14 - I think the contest is bugged? I still haven't seen a list of achievements I'm supposed to get.
Infamous - Yep!
JimbotUK - Massive thanks go to the draconian Planting for running this competition. Might have given you a hard time on the forums earlier but at the end of the day it is probably a good thing we have someone with a firm hand running the show! Good luck to all teams, let’s have fun with as much drama as possible! toast
Triple Triad777 - Long live UHH!
You can find your list of achievements in the donations thread wink

Let's turn to the stats, shall we?


BADGES:
Overachiever: Calex dEUS 24,330 TA (3,500 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: LCDS Titeuf 1,060 TA (safe by 3 TA)
Achievement grinder: FUNERAL PYRE 60.3 Ratio
That was easy: Purce -2.1600 Ratio
Achieveaholic: LeglessHamster 481 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: BarriedU 0 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
LCDS Titeuf

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


PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 55,719
GamerScore Earned: 1,600,727
TA Score Earned: 3,713,281
Bonuses Used: 56
Average Ratio: 2.3197
Avg Score Diff: 19.409629
Benches Used: 3
BarriedU
DavidDoes
Purce

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 248,229
GamerScore Earned: 7,178,391
TA Score Earned: 13,709,408
Bonuses Used: 185
Average Ratio: 1.9449
Avg Score Diff: 17.0952
Benches Used: 3

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Calex dEUS with 24,330 TA, 4,340 GS and a total of 185 achievements.
IKV91 with 20,830 TA, 3,845 GS and a total of 131 achievements.
Revid Cargian with 20,827 TA, 3,745 GS and a total of 138 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 471,431 TA, 28,970 GS and a total of 1,098 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 387,203 TA, 42,715 GS and a total of 1,615 achievements.
DC Universe Online Achievements with 85,632 TA, 27,795 GS and a total of 400 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 42,715 GS worth 387,203 TA and a total of 1,615 achievements.
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition Achievements with 40,595 GS worth 59,350 TA and a total of 920 achievements.
Gimme Five (Win 10) Achievements with 34,835 GS worth 56,705 TA and a total of 2,826 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Gimme Five (Win 10) Achievements with 2,826 achievements won worth 34,835 GS and 56,705 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 1,615 achievements won worth 42,715 GS and 387,203 TA.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 1,098 achievements won worth 28,970 GS and 471,431 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Super Sonic in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 54,742 TA to the leaderboards.
S-No Throw in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 46,480 TA to the leaderboards.
Hotshot in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 45,263 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Master of the worlds in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 7,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Brilliant inventor in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 6,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Top 99 in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 5,850 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Perfect Start in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 141 achievements to the leaderboards.
In For A Penny in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 141 achievements to the leaderboards.
Personal Best in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 136 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Still Game 72,289 TA (14,023 TA ahead of second place)
That Was Close: From parts unknown 8,966 TA (safe by 52 TA)
Achievement grinder: Mouthwash 9.6137 Ratio
That was easy: Killers of Unicorn Killers. 1.2446 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Is This Team UHH? 1,204 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: CaReBeArS N BaRbIeS MaLiBu 78 Achievements
Meta-Gamers:
From parts unknown

ELIMINATIONS:

73 Bonuses awarded: Precisely GS
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

42 Safety benches awarded:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 59,553
GamerScore Earned: 1,749,233
TA Score Earned: 3,968,639
Bonuses Used: 20
Average Ratio: 2.3825
Avg Score Diff: 249.8551
Benches Used: 0

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 259,254
GamerScore Earned: 7,566,506
TA Score Earned: 14,603,560
Bonuses Used: 100
Average Ratio: 2.0655
Avg Score Diff: 209.4655
Benches Used: 0

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS
IReal Showdown with 21,330 TA, 4,960 GS and a total of 171 achievements.
Beard with 21,229 TA, 13,551 GS and a total of 231 achievements.
IKV91 with 20,830 TA, 3,845 GS and a total of 131 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 438,117 TA, 27,295 GS and a total of 1,043 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 394,462 TA, 43,815 GS and a total of 1,651 achievements.
DC Universe Online Achievements with 85,232 TA, 27,745 GS and a total of 401 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 43,815 GS worth 394,462 TA and a total of 1,651 achievements.
Gimme Five (Win 10) Achievements with 35,360 GS worth 55,969 TA and a total of 2,894 achievements.
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition Achievements with 34,525 GS worth 50,452 TA and a total of 802 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Gimme Five (Win 10) Achievements with 2,894 achievements won worth 35,360 GS and 55,969 TA.
Minecraft Achievements with 1,651 achievements won worth 43,815 GS and 394,462 TA.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 1,120 achievements won worth 11,690 GS and 44,572 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Super Sonic in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 49,982 TA to the leaderboards.
Super Sonic in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition added 43,133 TA to the leaderboards.
S-No Throw in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition added 41,550 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Master of the worlds in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 6,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Top 99 in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 5,850 GS to the leaderboards.
Brilliant inventor in Doodle God: Ultimate Edition added 5,250 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Perfect Start in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 141 achievements to the leaderboards.
In For A Penny in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 141 achievements to the leaderboards.
Personal Best in Gimme Five (Win 10) added 137 achievements to the leaderboards.

Let's take a moment to acknowledge the winners of community prizes this past period:
MLGMakun is a firm believer that All Zombies Must Die and that they are hiding on Lost Planet 3

You can see what is available to active GTASC members here:
GTASC 2017 - Donations

See you next period!
Posted by planting42 on 09 February 17 at 02:07 | Last edited on 09 February 17 at 15:38
lfcjohn Thanks planting and lucky for our team to decide to achieve 8068 TA 12 hours before cut-off after all agree no more ach unlocked before cut-off
Posted by lfcjohn on 10 Feb 17 at 03:33