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14
PermalinkGTASC 2018 - Period 5
Hello and welcome to another recap of the GTASC as well as a brief look at what's happening on TA and what the Games with Gold are. We're eagerly awaiting several big releases but at least there's some juicy free goodness that Microsoft serves up every month.

This period let's take a look at how the score is calculated for the GTASC. Contrary to popular belief, we do not keep tally of which achievements you've unlocked and award score for them. Actually, its a simple process that really accentuates what TrueAchievement score is all about. At the start of each period, we take a snapshot of your online won achievements, gamerscore and TA score. At the end of each period we take another snapshot of those stats. We then compare the two and that is what determines the ending stats. That means that since we snapshot your TA score and not look at individual achievements, every single achievement you've earned plays a part of your GTASC score. If you play something early and beat it only to have many more finish it in the following weeks, you'll suffer what has been termed 'ratio decay'. See this thread for more discussion on Ratio Decay: Ratio Decay

That said, its vital to ensure that you've scanned in any achievements you wanted to have scanned in before the period ends. Its not possible (especially as its a contest I run personally) to try to scan everyone at the end of a period. For one - with over 2,000 in the Solo this year the scanners would have seriously long queues which would effectively negate the final half hour or so of scoring due to waiting on a scan. It would also make last minute scoring pointless wink as you'd not get those points scanned in before the period ended.

So - be aware of those temporary high ratios as they most certainly will bite you in the end. Also, make sure everything you have intended to scan in for the end of the period has actually scanned in. Hopefully this helps prevent some accidental eliminations due to say... Monster Hunter.

  • 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


Almost 2 weeks into Ryse: Son of Rome Achievements so we must ask - have you been swinging those swords in defense of your country?

953 gamers have played the game. 337 have started it this month. 18 completed it so far (7 since last week). 10,935 achievements have been unlocked totaling 250,555 gamerscore which is worth 386,908 TA score.
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  • BONUS RECAP:

Here are the Teams that won the bonus up for grabs last period by ending with a Team gamerscore evenly divisible by 1,000. As always, if you think you should be in this list but aren't - please PM me and I can show you the data.
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As usual, some of these Teams just earned their first bonus. Here are those that have earned their Safety Bench.
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The bonus up for grabs this period has swung back to the Solo side and they are tasked with ending the period with an odd "weird" (not divisible by 5) gamerscore and achievement count. Yes, that means you have to mess up that "even" achievement score - even if it ends in 5 laugh


Watty8883 proved his worth as an assassin and has earned the right to the Unity of the Creed.

  • OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:

This is when we sit down with the Overachievers from the previous Period. Unfortunately, only the Solo Overachiever -
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - was able to answer the questions I sent.
1) What pushed you to 1st place?
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - For starts I've been trying to go for the bonuses each week to give myself a buffer, if I get crazy busy in a given week due to work (waiter), school (University of West Georgia - Chemistry major), and club lacrosse (club president and starting attack). Because of this week’s bonus, I needed to get 370 achievements for Period 4! shock

2) Did you play anything memorable?
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - I did not play anything that really stood out in a good way. I played a couple of movie/tv games in Period 4, which is an interesting segue into some of the later questions. For Period 5, I did start working on obtaining some of the dlc weapons for Battlefield 1 and I just beat the campaign for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent (somehow the only Splinter Cell games I haven't played yet). For the bad (and it is awful) I trudged through MotionSports on the OG Kinect to re-balance my TA ratio. Man, talk about a broken game... A game that wants a high level of precision for some of its challenges and has terrible tracking. 10 out of 10 do not play, you might throw your Kinect out of the window.

3) What is the origin of your gamertag?
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - The origin of my Gamertag is boring. I am adopted from Seoul, South Korea and my dad is a retired Air Traffic Controller. On top of that my childhood friend/buddy who got me into achievement hunting thought of it.

4) How would you describe your gaming den? Feel free to include pictures if desired.
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - I currently live in a three-bedroom apartment that is around five minutes from my school. One of my roommates is the face-off midfielder and treasurer on my club team and the other guy is a random who kind of keeps to himself.

In the apartment, we have a living space/kitchen and three separate bedrooms. Currently on what is supposed to be my desk I have a 50-inch 4k Sharp Smart tv (had to get one on the cheaper end since I got it right after I got my Project Scorpio X1X). I have the aforementioned Scorpio, a white PS4, and a Nintendo Switch hooked up right now. I have an older Bose system running through the headphone jack on the tv (shoutout outdated tech). I have a Netgear AC1750 router and run my Scorpio and PS4 through that. I'm going to have to avoid pictures right now cause my room is a mess and nobody needs to see that. facepalm


5) What TV show would you like to see made into a game? Why?
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - I feel like a game could be made from the FXX show Archer. They just added Archer Dream Land to Hulu so that is currently background noise for me while I'm gaming or studying and then I actually watch an episode or two before bed. I guess the issue here would getting a developer to be able to adequately capture the humor without being over-the-top. I'm assuming this would be a point-and-click though and everyone and their brother are making those and walking sims nowadays.

6) Heading the other way, what game do you think would make a good show/movie?
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - This answer might be a bit of a cop out because they kind of did a short web-series on it but Alan Wake. With Remedy taking the approach they did with Quantum Break, it would make sense. Can someone get them to make Alan Wake 2, please? Another game that could be successful is The Witcher trilogy. If they could make a great show out of it, they should make it air between seasons of Game of Thrones so I can have my high fantasy fix year-round. For the movie route make a movie for Spec Ops: The Line, that game is still one of my favorites from the last gen.

7) Which video game character wold best fit into your life? For instance - if you are a spy, having Solid Snake take over for a day might shake things up a bit.
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - That is honestly something I've never really given any thought to. Even though their intentions aren't necessarily good it would be cool to get a job at a place like Abstergo. With what that company is doing behind the scenes there would definitely be jobs there for chemists. Plus, with how big pharmaceuticals go to fix the symptoms rather than cure the disease it's not like everything my degree would open for me down the road would fit in with my ethics.

8) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
TH3FLYINGK0R3AN - Quick thoughts right now. As a sports fan, the Cleveland Cavaliers fire sale today was interesting and of course Portland is just over there sitting on their not-so-great overpaid role players wasting Dame and CJ's prime...

For gaming: I'm cautiously optimistic about Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The recent list looks promising, that trailers have me excited, Deep Silver as a publisher, not as much. I'm also probably passing on Sea of Thieves (not my cup of tea) but if Microsoft puts Rare on rebooting Fable I'd be oozing with joy. And again can we please have Alan Wake 2? Lol.

Best of luck to everyone in GTASC!

BADGES:
Overachiever: Unmet Player 29,757 TA (8,218 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Dibbs93 768 TA (safe by 3 TA)
Achievement grinder: Elem3ntal80 11.7481 Ratio
That was easy: platinumpwnzor -0.5792 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Triple Triad777 692 Achievements
Achieveapobic: DA NAK3D G04T 8 0 Achievements

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

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 58,155
GamerScore Earned: 1,782,711
TA Score Earned: 2,891,861
Bonuses Used: 53
Average Ratio: 1.6222
Avg Score Diff: 21.7440
Benches Used: 1

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 346,244
GamerScore Earned: 10,984,992
TA Score Earned: 17,292,186
Bonuses Used: 251
Average Ratio: 1.5801
Avg Score Diff: 16.0842
Benches Used: 1
Bonuses Awarded: 601

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Unmet Player with 29,757 TA, 17,550 GS and a total of 537 achievements.
negiis with 21,539 TA, 13,105 GS and a total of 273 achievements.
Triple Triad777 with 18,383 TA, 14,935 GS and a total of 692 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 46,590 TA, 44,700 GS and a total of 447 achievements.
Killer Instinct Achievements with 39,622 TA, 9,900 GS and a total of 991 achievements.
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 36,148 TA, 8,320 GS and a total of 358 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 44,700 GS worth 46,590 TA and a total of 447 achievements.
DreamBreak Achievements with 19,100 GS worth 20,597 TA and a total of 213 achievements.
Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Achievements with 17,815 GS worth 23,694 TA and a total of 534 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 991 achievements won worth 9,900 GS and 39,622 TA.
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Achievements with 938 achievements won worth 15,755 GS and 26,248 TA.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements with 806 achievements won worth 7,425 GS and 22,365 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Better Than Bacon in Gears of War 4 added 8,218 TA to the leaderboards.
The Loop in Asemblance added 4,909 TA to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 4,706 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The Loop in Asemblance added 4,900 GS to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 4,600 GS to the leaderboards.
AI Shutdown in Asemblance added 4,600 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
The Loop in Asemblance added 46 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 46 achievements to the leaderboards.
AI Shutdown in Asemblance added 46 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Period 1 Survivors 29,935 TA (7,085 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Team FZurBia 2,313 TA (safe by 20 TA)
Achievement grinder: Evan Evander Evangelist's 1.5 Stringed Ballvini Cover Band 8.7628 Ratio
That was easy: We Did it Cause Why Not? 0.5458 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Dilly Dilly 735 Achievements
Achieveapobics: Team saertna92 15 Achievements
* Evan Evander Evangelist's 1.5 Stringed Ballvini Cover Band wins the first Hardcore Badge for earning back to back Achievement Grinder badges.

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

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 50,343
GamerScore Earned: 1,577,165
TA Score Earned: 2,549,323
Bonuses Used: 31
Average Ratio: 1.6164
Avg Score Diff: 50.3037
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 309,810
GamerScore Earned: 9,950,772
TA Score Earned: 15,665,164
Bonuses Used: 209
Average Ratio: 1.5810
Avg Score Diff: 45.6927
Benches Used: 4
Bonuses Awarded: 657

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Unmet Player with 29,757 TA, 17,550 GS and a total of 537 achievements.
negiis with 21,539 TA, 13,105 GS and a total of 273 achievements.
Triple Triad777 with 18,383 TA, 14,935 GS and a total of 692 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 45,217 TA, 43,400 GS and a total of 434 achievements.
Gears of War 4 Achievements with 35,591 TA, 7,990 GS and a total of 341 achievements.
Monster Hunter: World Achievements with 31,032 TA, 9,070 GS and a total of 553 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Asemblance Achievements with 43,400 GS worth 45,217 TA and a total of 434 achievements.
DreamBreak Achievements with 21,000 GS worth 22,652 TA and a total of 223 achievements.
Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Achievements with 15,980 GS worth 21,326 TA and a total of 468 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Killer Instinct Achievements with 759 achievements won worth 7,550 GS and 30,650 TA.
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition Achievements with 655 achievements won worth 10,995 GS and 21,990 TA.
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Achievements with 640 achievements won worth 10,410 GS and 17,028 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Better Than Bacon in Gears of War 4 added 8,414 TA to the leaderboards.
The Loop in Asemblance added 4,809 TA to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 4,604 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The Loop in Asemblance added 4,800 GS to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 4,500 GS to the leaderboards.
AI Shutdown in Asemblance added 4,500 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
The Loop in Asemblance added 48 achievements to the leaderboards.
The Infinite Loop in Asemblance added 45 achievements to the leaderboards.
AI Shutdown in Asemblance added 45 achievements to the leaderboards.

It's close to midnight and he's barking at the moon.
Posted by planting42 on 14 February 18 at 23:54 | Last edited on 15 February 18 at 16:10