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05
GTASC 2017 - Period 25Permalink
Howdy and welcome to another recap of what's happening in the world of TA, GTASC and Games with Gold.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:
Available through the end of the month:
Available through July 15th:
X1: Watch_Dogs
MS Link
360: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
MS Link

Available through the end of the month:
X1: Grow Up
MS Link

Available July 16th:
X1: Runbow
360: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been chosen and is available on both platforms. Here are the games you can chose from:
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox 360)
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This seems to have been a good selection since we're barely in the new month and we've already made quite the dent. 211 gamers have started the game so far. 913 have unlocked 6,953 achievements worth 146,330 gamerscore for 239,832 TA points.

Stay tuned for a recap for Alphabet Challenge.

The Bean Dive 2017 is underway. Its the time of year when its in vogue to try to add every unplayed game to your gamertag. dive

  • BONUS RECAP:
34 members have completed the requirements for Give Me Another 20 (Earn at least 20% more for TA, GS and Achievements earned over the previous period)
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
No Safety Nets earned

This period teams are tasked with ending the period having started and completed a minimum of 7 - 1000G titles. As we don't have a simple way to check it, we've asked folks to claim their bonus in the GTASC 2017 - Claim Prizes Here: thread.

Me1tdown101 took on a spelling challenge and wound up fighting Space Pirates and Zombies.

  • PERIOD 24 OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEWS:
This period we have 4 members of Is This Team UHH? for a sit down by the fireside. After a round of s'mores, this is the conversation we had.
1) Did you play anything interesting this past period?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: I would have to say Refunct and Narcosis were pretty cool.
DANIELJJ14: Started off the week with Spheroids meh, touched on I am Bread very challenging but a surprise bit of fun, and finished with a cheeky Deathtrap title update.
But my game of the week was Minecraft Story Mode, thoroughly enjoyed that game. It had a good fun story and I really liked the way it was presented as a whole with chapters 6-8 being self contained little stories as part of the whole adventure.
Infamous: Furi is a pretty incredible hack & slash game, had a lot of fun with that one, still need to go back and finish up the hardest difficulty but gonna have to practice a fair bit if I plan on beating that! I also started Crypt of the Necrodancer which seems like another awesome game, it's a clever mix of a dungeon delving roguelike where your character and the enemies move to the beat of some siq tunes, honestly it's genius but it's HARD AS FUCK. Didn't get to play it much but really looking forward to getting back to it at some point. :D
JimbotUK: The Forza Hot Wheels DLC, Polychromatic and Outlast stood out from the rest. All fun stuff. Mostly spamming out efficient games though, roughly 180 achievements in the 24 hours before cutoff.


2) Are you interested in seeing any particular OG Xbox game made Backwards Compatible?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: Can't say there are any that come to mind. I would just love to put a dent in the games I already own.
DANIELJJ14: Nope not in the slightest, even if they had achievements my backlog is already big enough to even bother with OG Xbox.
Infamous: Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, I probably wouldn't play it, even if it had achievements but this was one of my favorite games on the OG Xbox, it'd be nice to see it make a return.
JimbotUK: Slightly baffled how a lot of people seem excited for this.


3) Which achievement that you've earned is your favorite and why?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: Mental Unblock from Need For Speed. To date it has to be one of the most frustrating achievements I have gone for, but also the most rewarding. I can't even count the number of AI traffic cars that gave me road rage while trying to complete that one.
DANIELJJ14:
RoundaboutSmoke & MirrorsThe Smoke & Mirrors achievement in Roundabout worth 631 pointsDrive the entire "classic" length of Desert Limo without crashing
Just a completely ludicrous achievement and it has some of the most entertaining comments I've ever read on a solution.
Infamous:
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel UnlimitedEmperor!The Emperor! achievement in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited worth 1823 pointsDominate the Alliance War battlefield and become Emperor of Tamriel. Long may you reign!
It's hard, it's grindy, it requires being first on a competitive leaderboard and it's very luck based. Sounds pretty awesome right? Well, maybe not for most people on TA lol, but I really enjoyed the pvp in this game, so much I'd push for it pretty much every week until I finally got it. And even after I got the achievement I continued to push for it just because I love the competition.
JimbotUK:
Rock Band 2Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Rock Band 2 worth 206 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Smashing out Visions on expert at 2am to finish this with my dad was just awesome and something I'll never forget.


4) Is there a particular genre that you enjoy playing? What about it attracts you?
AxDEMONxWITHIN: Card and board probably. It is a fun way to get in family time while working on cheevos. Now that my kids are getting older that will probably change.
DANIELJJ14: I like a lot of genres as long as they're not too heavy in one area, I like a light game but whatever genre it is the game mustn't be too dark I hate not being able to see what I'm playing.
I really like a light Rogue lite that's very light.
Oh and a nice CCG.
Infamous: I like pretty much every genre other than jrpg's and visual novels lol. Lately i've been enjoying Shoot 'em ups and Roguelites more than anything though, I like a challenge and these genres are typically some of the hardest out there, I'm hoping to make a push for the new Roguelite leaderboard too as soon as I get room to breathe from GTASC! I'm also a big fan of platformers and RPG's.. And fighting games like Killer Instinct too, even though I've never been any good at them.
JimbotUK: So like when is a rogue like lite if like Rogue Legacy is not like rogue lite? Amwoousing jokes aside all about the collectible card games! Slowly working towards the Magic series completion and I kinda maybe kinda actually like Lies of Astaroth.


5) Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming? If so, please explain.
AxDEMONxWITHIN: I have a huge love for cars. I enjoy collecting and restoring classic American muscle cars. Mainly Mopar! And since Dodge has come out with THE DEMON my love has only grown. clap red key.....Yes please!
DANIELJJ14: I love a good pub quiz and I often go to Magic the Gathering prerelease events when they come around.
Infamous: Outside of gaming? Ummm nope. laugh
JimbotUK: Badminton, Horror movies / books, Geocaching, Listening to music from Kpop to Metal to Speedcore and everything in between. First thought was Rocket League and osu as they are my non gtasc games haha.


6) Is there anything else you would like to add?
DANIELJJ14: We are the master snipers!

BADGES:
Overachiever: Jay Insomniak 16,205 TA (3,825 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Tropan 3,754 TA (safe by 173 TA)
Achievement grinder: FgnZ DeBroin 8.5010 Ratio
That was easy: omgeezus 1.0237 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Inatimate1 289 Achievements
Achieveaphobic: GIANTKNICKS123 17 achievements
Meta-Gamer:
TBD

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


PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 11,618
GamerScore Earned: 440,817
TA Score Earned: 723,614
Bonuses Used: 31
Average Ratio: 1.6415
Avg Score Diff: 118.8169
Benches Used: 4

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 828,929
GamerScore Earned: 25,624,702
TA Score Earned: 46,715,452
Bonuses Used: 1,061
Average Ratio: 1.7841
Avg Score Diff: 48.5650
Benches Used: 168
Bonuses Awarded: 1,157

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Jay Insomniak with 16,205 TA, 14,485 GS and a total of 276 achievements.
Zaki HUN with 12,380 TA, 8,030 GS and a total of 156 achievements.
xTCx with 11,801 TA, 7,025 GS and a total of 168 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft Achievements with 26,635 TA, 4,315 GS and a total of 168 achievements.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 20,984 TA, 1,650 GS and a total of 65 achievements.
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Achievements with 20,821 TA, 2,505 GS and a total of 60 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Active Soccer 2 DX Achievements with 12,900 GS worth 15,812 TA and a total of 129 achievements.
The Turing Test Achievements with 12,700 GS worth 15,164 TA and a total of 190 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING 2 Achievements with 11,540 GS worth 12,717 TA and a total of 139 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 191 achievements won worth 2,005 GS and 10,674 TA.
The Turing Test Achievements with 190 achievements won worth 12,700 GS and 15,164 TA.
Shred It! Achievements with 184 achievements won worth 11,015 GS and 14,086 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Maker of Labyrinths in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap added 4,765 TA to the leaderboards.
The Trapmaker's Apprentice in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap added 4,518 TA to the leaderboards.
The boss in Clicker Heroes added 4,309 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Complete The Game in The Turing Test added 2,400 GS to the leaderboards.
Toon Star in Cel Damage HD added 1,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Match played in Active Soccer 2 DX added 1,600 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Sparring Eagle in Killer Instinct added 20 achievements to the leaderboards.
Survival Eagle in Killer Instinct added 19 achievements to the leaderboards.
Air Support in Killer Instinct added 18 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: MegalaDongs Assemble 41,428 TA (11,309 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Druken Potty Mouths 18,048 TA (safe by 82 TA)
Achievement grinder: Ninja Squirtles 6.2580 Ratio
That was easy: Multiple Scorgasms 1.1166 Ratio
Achieveaholics: MegalaDongs Assemble 675 Achievements
Achieveaphobics: Team Dysfunction 94 achievements
Meta-Gamers:
TBD

ELIMINATIONS:

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 15,833
GamerScore Earned: 595,941
TA Score Earned: 1,078,261
Bonuses Used: 19
Average Ratio: 1.9193
Avg Score Diff: 482.9231
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 986,089
GamerScore Earned: 30,921,202
TA Score Earned: 56,371,827
Bonuses Used: 487
Average Ratio: 1.8812
Avg Score Diff: 400.4053
Benches Used: 43
Bonuses Awarded: 553

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Jay Insomniak with 16,205 TA, 14,485 GS and a total of 276 achievements.
Naberios with 15,931 TA, 8,030 GS and a total of 150 achievements.
BIGSXY1 with 13,979 TA, 6,735 GS and a total of 229 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 69,678 TA, 6,410 GS and a total of 275 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 48,096 TA, 6,630 GS and a total of 263 achievements.
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap Achievements with 41,158 TA, 5,180 GS and a total of 135 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Active Soccer 2 DX Achievements with 15,600 GS worth 18,903 TA and a total of 156 achievements.
ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING 2 Achievements with 13,960 GS worth 15,382 TA and a total of 168 achievements.
The Turing Test Achievements with 11,450 GS worth 13,630 TA and a total of 171 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 418 achievements won worth 4,335 GS and 24,265 TA.
Chess Ultra Achievements with 339 achievements won worth 8,100 GS and 22,809 TA.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Achievements with 275 achievements won worth 6,410 GS and 69,678 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Maker of Labyrinths in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap added 8,230 TA to the leaderboards.
The Trapmaker's Apprentice in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap added 8,214 TA to the leaderboards.
The Tester in World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap added 7,841 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Toon Star in Cel Damage HD added 2,200 GS to the leaderboards.
Complete The Game in The Turing Test added 2,200 GS to the leaderboards.
We Remember Human Life in Laserlife added 2,000 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Survival Eagle in Killer Instinct added 40 achievements to the leaderboards.
Air Support in Killer Instinct added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.
Sparring Eagle in Killer Instinct added 38 achievements to the leaderboards.

Good luck with that dive recovery!
Posted by planting42 on 05 July 17 at 20:22 | Last edited on 05 July 17 at 20:24
STAGGERILLA Master snipers. Lolz
Posted by STAGGERILLA on 05 Jul 17 at 20:36