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08
PermalinkGTASC 2018 - Period 4
Here's one for you. 2 gamers walk into a bar. One says to the other, how many cheevos do you have? Are they asking about your gamerscore or achievement count? What has this world come to?!?

All kidding aside, we're in a serious competition here. Let's dive into what's happening in the world of gaming and TrueAchievements.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:

Available until February 15th
Xbox One: ZOMBI
Xbox 360: Split/Second

Available until February 28th
Xbox One: Shadow Warrior
Xbox 360: Crazy Taxi

Available until March 15th
Xbox One: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India


Its a new month and that means a new game for us to pursue. This month its an oldie but goodie. Ryse: Son of Rome Achievements is on our collective plates. We're just about a week in so let's see how we're doing.

So far 575 gamers have played the game. 197 have started it this month. 11 completed it so far. 5,673 achievements have been unlocked totaling 126,590 gamerscore which is worth 190,556 TA score.
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  • BONUS RECAP:

The bonus up for grabs last period was Gotta Have My Pops which asked Individuals to end the period with at least double the achievements they had the period before (Period 3). This one was well received by the community as the 472 bonus winners are listed below. If you think you earned double or more than double the achievements in Period 4 than you did in Period 3 and aren't listed below, please contact me.
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Along with a bonus comes a slew of Safety Benches. Again, these are special bonuses that are worth a bit more (2,000TA Solo | 4,000 Team) that are given to you when you earn your first Bonus. Prove to me you want to play and I'll give you a little something in return. Here's the list of all 376 that picked up those juicy points.
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As always, please give us upwards of a day to get these applied.

This period the bonus up for Teams to grab is 1K All the Way. This one is pretty straightforward. Your team needs to end the period having earned Gamerscore that's a multiple of 1,000. That means if you score 1400GS and your partner scores 1600GS - that's 3,000GS and you're good to go!

This period we'll take a quick look at the GTASC 2018 - Donations thread. If you are still active in the contest, you are eligible to win prizes listed in there. You'll find anything from Steam games to Xbox games, DLC, maple syrup and whatever else we have in our collections that we'd rather a community member have. Things are added randomly as the event unfolds so make sure to check back frequently. With that said, here's who earned goodies during the last period.


ChinDocta earned himself more delicious syrup.
Watty8883 went the distance to earn Fester Mudd Curse of the Gold Episode 1
XTRA 2kofawsome blitzed the list and earned 1953 - KGB Unleashed, Bob Came in Pieces, Dream Pinball 3D, Gravity Badgers, McPixel, Deathstate and of course Dungeon Souls
j12damax picked up a game in the bloodbath as well - Deathstate

  • OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
Here we are again sitting down by the fire with our Overachievers from Period 3. This time we have all 3 with us. The Solo Overachiever as well as Cheer After Cheev.
1) What pushed you to 1st place this period?
CinamonTstCrnch: Still trying to get that 365k this year!
Conor x420a: Honestly I was just working my way through some easy 1-2 hour games as the period started so I could push my gamerscore past the 600k mark, Then I got talking to my teammate Rush about how the backlog of games we both have is massive so he popped a few Neo geos in and next thing we know we’re sitting in second place for the week, at that point we decided we would push a little farther to nab that first place finish and get ourselves a few extra bonuses.

Hats off to the team ‘Partridge ah ha’ as it was obvious they also wanted the 1st place finish and were not going to let us take it without a fight.
oI 420 RUSH Io: we as a team didn't originally plan to push for the top spot but after a bit of cheeving to clear a small amount of the backlog we were sitting in 2nd and just thought why not go for it. Credit to partridge ah ha for pushing us too... made it more worthwhile.


2) Did you play anything you'd recommend?
CinamonTstCrnch: Mages of Mystralia was actually a pretty fun 5-6 hour completion I would recommend it to anyone going for some quick points without a lot of frustration.
Conor x420a: That’s a though question, although I must have played 10+ different games I can’t say I was to fond of any of them, I did enjoy certain stories on ‘what remains of Edith finch’ and mopping up some ‘resident evil 5’ stuff apart from that nothing really stands out.
oI 420 RUSH Io: nothing too exciting was played this period but I'm currently working on lords of the fallen. I'm making progress in it to tidy it up and would highly recommend it. Great game and the guides made by people on ta for it are great.


3) What are the origins of your gamertag?
CinamonTstCrnch: I think we can all agree that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best cereal there is so I was just paying my respects.
Conor x420a: Well I’ve had a few different gamertags over my Xbox career but all rather similar to one another, I’ve always liked to include my name in my gamertag just so when I’m talking with people they refer to me by my real name, as for the x420a part it was in reference to the website x360a.org were I spent a lot of my time using game walkthroughs and gathering boosting partners, the 420 came into it in the way you might have guessed lol 7 years ago when I made my gamertag I was 18 and very much enjoyed inhaling a certain plant, I still do from time to time nowadays laugh and with the combination of these 3 things Conor x420a was born.
oI 420 RUSH Io: Hahaha if you know... You know. The name sort of speaks for itself. Makes some of the boring games so much more enjoyable. I've had this tag name for years so it's been like that for a long time.


4) Is there any game or genre you won't put on your gamertag?
CinamonTstCrnch: I usually won't start any games that have discontinued and unobtainable achievements. I like them completions man.
Conor x420a: Games I wouldn’t put on my gamertag would probably be anything I don’t think I have a shot at getting 100% on although I’m in two minds over Monster Hunter.

Mostly sports games to be honest games like FIFA, NBA and NHL.
oI 420 RUSH Io: I'm open to almost any style of game as long as it's within reach to complete. I do generally try and avoid some of the more harder online related games. The reason behind this is mostly to do with server closures as I hate not having the ability to complete a game say 2 years down the line. I wish game companies would provide methods to obtain these types of achievements after server closures to allow people to continue to enjoy their games and more importantly to get them cheevs


5) What originally brought you to TrueAchievements?
CinamonTstCrnch: Well TA is pretty high on googles list for achievement guides so just finding it through google when I started achievement hunting.
Conor x420a: From what I remember I stumbled on to TA the same way I do most other websites just through googling the name of a certain game or achievement and putting the word guide after it haha but now days TA is always the first place I look to for tips, guides, boosting etc. And with things like GTASC and leapfrog it helps push me to start and finish off achievements I would have otherwise not looked back on.
oI 420 RUSH Io: My team mate did. I always liked achievements and did wonder about how you stacked up in the world of gamers and luckily he came across TA. Absolutely banging find imo.


6) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
CinamonTstCrnch: Shoutout to Maka91 his 100% walkthrough videos are extremely useful!
Conor x420a: I would just like to add a thank you for giving me the chance to answer these questions and I wish everyone good luck with the remainder of the GTASC and I hope everyone achieves their gaming goals this year.
oI 420 RUSH Io: Just for the guide makers and people who provide easier methods or info on TA to keep up the good work. Not all heroes wear capes. ;)

BADGES:
Overachiever: TH3FLYINGK0R3AN 25,039 TA (2,860 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: lilyngunns 675 TA (safe by 7 TA)
Achievement grinder: Hurball 13.7077 Ratio
That was easy: fez34 -3.1401 Ratio
Achieveaholics: TH3FLYINGK0R3AN 422 Achievements
Achieveapobic: IanK1987 0 Achievements (Tiebreaker is highest TA)

ELIMINATIONS:
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PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 71,403
GamerScore Earned: 2,073,764
TA Score Earned: 3,250,934
Bonuses Used: 51
Average Ratio: 1.5676
Avg Score Diff: 16.7167
Benches Used: 0

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 288,089
GamerScore Earned: 9,202,281
TA Score Earned: 14,400,325
Bonuses Used: 198
Average Ratio: 1.5696
Avg Score Diff: 14.6692
Benches Used: 0

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN with 25,039 TA, 11,905 GS and a total of 422 achievements.
Achvment Freak with 22,179 TA, 5,550 GS and a total of 246 achievements.
TheMaize with 18,563 TA, 12,175 GS and a total of 306 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 86,025 TA, 81,900 GS and a total of 819 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 48,855 TA, 16,775 GS and a total of 828 achievements.
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Achievements with 45,617 TA, 29,945 GS and a total of 2,066 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 81,900 GS worth 86,025 TA and a total of 819 achievements.
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 34,335 GS worth 37,770 TA and a total of 1,478 achievements.
Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Achievements with 32,720 GS worth 45,334 TA and a total of 1,091 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Achievements with 2,066 achievements won worth 29,945 GS and 45,617 TA.
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 1,478 achievements won worth 34,335 GS and 37,770 TA.
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition Achievements with 1,315 achievements won worth 22,370 GS and 42,956 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Better Than Bacon in Gears of War 4 added 9,858 TA to the leaderboards.
White in Asemblance added 8,911 TA to the leaderboards.
Green in Asemblance added 8,753 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The Loop in Asemblance added 8,600 GS to the leaderboards.
Nice Try in Asemblance added 8,300 GS to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 8,300 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
The Loop in Asemblance added 86 achievements to the leaderboards.
Nice Try in Asemblance added 83 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 83 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Our top guys couldnt make it 36,296 TA (5,313 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Wyld Stallyns 2,420 TA (safe by 2,003 TA)
Achievement grinder: Evan Evander Evangelist's 1.5 Stringed Ballvini Cover Band 6.2618 Ratio
That was easy: Night's Pride 0.7092 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Our top guys couldnt make it 703 Achievements
Achieveapobic: Team DingiestParrot 18 Achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
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PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 62,319
GamerScore Earned: 1,811,108
TA Score Earned: 2,836,511
Bonuses Used: 49
Average Ratio: 1.5662
Avg Score Diff: 55.2885
Benches Used: 0

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 259,467
GamerScore Earned: 8,373,607
TA Score Earned: 13,115,841
Bonuses Used: 178
Average Ratio: 1.5722
Avg Score Diff: 44.5399
Benches Used: 2

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN with 25,039 TA, 11,905 GS and a total of 422 achievements.
Achvment Freak with 22,179 TA, 5,550 GS and a total of 246 achievements.
TheMaize with 18,563 TA, 12,175 GS and a total of 306 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 73,656 TA, 70,100 GS and a total of 701 achievements.
Monster Hunter: World Achievements with 48,559 TA, 13,965 GS and a total of 930 achievements.
Minecraft Achievements with 39,004 TA, 13,355 GS and a total of 656 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 70,100 GS worth 73,656 TA and a total of 701 achievements.
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 28,895 GS worth 31,792 TA and a total of 1,243 achievements.
Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Achievements with 25,550 GS worth 35,505 TA and a total of 842 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Achievements with 1,662 achievements won worth 24,220 GS and 37,034 TA.
Decay - The Mare Achievements with 1,243 achievements won worth 28,895 GS and 31,792 TA.
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition Achievements with 1,081 achievements won worth 18,335 GS and 34,948 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Better Than Bacon in Gears of War 4 added 12,726 TA to the leaderboards.
White in Asemblance added 7,723 TA to the leaderboards.
Green in Asemblance added 7,579 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Green in Asemblance added 7,100 GS to the leaderboards.
Nice Try in Asemblance added 7,100 GS to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 7,100 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Green in Asemblance added 71 achievements to the leaderboards.
Nice Try in Asemblance added 71 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 71 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
Posted by planting42 on 08 February 18 at 01:18 | Last edited on 29 March 18 at 16:43