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May
17
PermalinkGTASC 2018 - Period 18
Hello everyone. Its an infectious recap this period. That's right, its Viral time again on TrueAchievements. If you haven't already, check out the article explaining the event here: TrueAchievements Viral Event 2018. Its a chance for you to spread your germs and get to know other people in the community. For those that need to find a few of those elusive germs, this is a great chance to find hosts for them. The event is much more than just viral achievements though - you can also snag some progress on achievements that require community interaction. if you are interested in helping spread your germs, click the register box on the page here: Viral Event 2018. If you are looking to find sessions, check out the Community Event Sessions.

  • GAMES WITH GOLD:

Available Now
Xbox One: Super Mega Baseball 2
Xbox One: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Xbox 360: Vanquish


We're about halfway through Alice: Madness Returns as it was this month's TA Playlist game. Hopefully you are enjoying this take on Wonderland.

263 are exploring Wonderland with 120 having just jumped in. 18 escaped Wonderland. So far Alice has found 2,400 achievements worth 39,160 Gamerscore for 65,763 TA score.
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  • BONUS RECAP:
Raise the Bar was quite the popular bonus as it only asked you to score a minimum of 5,000TA. 185 in total were able to put in the effort to reach that target. Here's the lucky list:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

4 of these high scorers also popped their first bonus. Congratulations to:
NightHawk673
DoofyGiant
The Fury I84I
snuffdaddy01

The bonus up for grabs this period is one the Team gets to work on. This one is certainly a big ask - you have to get your team to end the period with a ratio over 4.0. That means we take the ending scores for the period and do the following math:

TA/GS=ratio

That means your team's ending TA score has to be at least 4 times the gamerscore earned to be eligible for this bonus. See if you can join the Mile High Club!

No winners this period.

  • OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:
Another period gives us a chance to sit down with the Overachievers - both the Solo Overachiever as well as a member of Period 1 Survivors.
1) What pushed you to 1st place?
Inferno118: I wasn't going to get first until I saw on Tuesday morning that the top place was pretty achievable in a day if I spammed easy games and some more preloads. The main reason I went for the stack is because I expect to be able to get overachiever for this week as well, due to an inflated quarterly year release wink. Also before I get too far into this, a quick shoutout to staggerxlee because he was going to do a funny interview, and everyone was pretty pissed I passed him. He should've technically won had I not used Giana preloads.... sorry to the GTASC juggernauts that actually read these each week redface
Unmet Player: We won this week because of my teammate Jinus2015. He has been preparing for a while now to do a huge 24 hour gamerscore grind, and this week happened to be the week he did it. He didn't score as much as he wanted to, but it is still very impressive what he managed to do. I know how hard it is for him to find free time, and he was going on very little sleep. He also didn't score for the full 24 hours. We plan on using this to start a good streak.


2) Did you play anything you'd recommend?
Inferno118: Aaero! Seriously one of the most entertaining games I have played in awhile, you won't regret it. It's an electronic music game, which would turn most ppl off, such as I expected myself to be, but the songs and gameplay are entrancing. Huge recommendation
Unmet Player: My teammate did almost all of the scoring this week which gave me lots of time to play games for actual fun. This mainly included Dead by Daylight which I would absolutely recommend. I also played Korgan and Slayaway Camp which were not the worst things in the world, especially if you like easy gamerscore.


3) Red Dead is all the rage. What are your thoughts about them working in a battle royale mode?
Inferno118: I actually hadn't even heard of this so I just searched it up. Anyways considering the massive explosion that is Pubg and Fortnite, I think battle royale is a smart business move. I feel that most gamers enjoy the whole last man standing aspect, it adds a huge sense of accomplishment for winning.
Unmet Player: I have always have been interested in battle royal games. I like the concept of being in a game world with 99 other players, and knowing you will lose everything on death. It makes the game very intense when you are fully geared up and in the final few players. I think PUBG and Fortnite are both doing a great job creating the battle royal experience. I don't find it necessary to add it to other game franchises, but it would be interesting if Rockstar could pull it off.


4) Is there any game or genre you won't put on your gamertag?
Inferno118: Hannah Montana, Sesame Street, Dance games, and maybe a few more. After some newfound consideration, I wouldn't put any extreme kids games on my tag. I regret buying open season and cloudy with a chance of meatballs now that I've really seen what type of game I'm playing, but what else did I expect...
Unmet Player: Any game with unobtainables I will always avoid. I also don't put games on my tag that will take a ridiculous amount of time, specifically MMOs, for example Elite: Dangerous and Elder Scrolls: Online, but I think I have already made a huge mistake by putting Sea of Thieves on my tag.


5) Have you set any gaming goals for yourself this year? If so, what are they?
Inferno118: 500k by end of the year. Considering the fact that Im barely even at 400k now, it's a long shot. I think i can reach 470k though. If this new job over summer takes a lot of my time away, I might have to trash that goal.
Unmet Player: My main goal this year is to just score as much as possible, but I am also trying to clean up my tag a bit. Right now my goal is to hit 700,000 gamerscore, which I should be able to easily accomplish at this point. I am also currently cleaning up some of the Gears of War games on my tag.


6) What would you say is your hardest (most challenging) game completion?
Inferno118: Hmmmm maybe Kalimba? I take a lot of pride in almost having the cod series completed, which only 6 or so people have done. Still working on a few of em. Honestly it's a toss up for hardest individual game, but the discussion would definitely involve Kalimba, 10 second ninja, and Outlast1/2.
Unmet Player: I haven't done anything too difficult at this point, but Dead by Daylight and some of the Call of Duty games were somewhat difficult.


7) What achievement would you say you had the most fun unlocking?
Inferno118:
OutlastENERGISERThe ENERGISER achievement in Outlast worth 1223 pointsFinish the game in Insane Mode without reloading camera batteries
Off the top of my head, this is my most memorable 'journey' for an achievement. The Halo vidmasters are up there as well, albeit a bit of rage here and there.
Unmet Player: I can't just decide on one achievement. Games I actually enjoy are the ones I will have the most fun unlocking achievements. These include Dead by Daylight, Need for Speed Rivals, Arkham Asylum, Viva Pinata, Dark Souls, and Dead Space 2. Usually I have lots of fun doing regional or platform stacks of my favorite games which include all of the games I just mentioned with the exception of Dead by Daylight.


8) Do you prefer physical or digital games? Each have their benefits.
Inferno118: Digital. I have 700 games installed on the one. Recently I started buying physical 360 games, I've doubled my collection in the last 4 months. I prefer digital because of the current state of physicals being a hassle. They are usually more expensive since I buy all my games in sales. Also my disc reader is effed up so that doesn't help.
Unmet Player: I prefer physical games. Most retailers will offer physical games at a cheaper price, I like to have a physical collection of my games, and you can resell the games you no longer play.


9) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Inferno118: Good luck to everyone who is still in! If you're still in at this point it's something to be proud of.
Unmet Player: Nothing much to add. Thanks to the TA staff for organizing the event, and thanks to the other teams for always pushing me to score as much as I possibly can. I have seen some really tough competition so far this year and I plan to try to keep going as long as I can.

BADGES:
Overachiever: Inferno118 18,804 TA (862 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: ELBaRTii 3,417 TA (safe by 29 TA)
Achievement grinder: Sarsars 13.9035 Ratio
That was easy: Inatimate1 0.5997 Ratio
Achieveaholic: Inferno118 345 Achievements
Achieveaphobia: SeaWoodStage 7 Achievements

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

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 25,669
GamerScore Earned: 1,069,575
TA Score Earned: 1,635,834
Bonuses Used: 55
Average Ratio: 1.5294
Avg Score Diff: 53.0932
Benches Used: 22

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 829,630
GamerScore Earned: 28,174,141
TA Score Earned: 44,518,782
Bonuses Used: 1,131
Average Ratio: 1.5828
Avg Score Diff: 41.0322
Benches Used: 217
Bonuses Awarded: 2,108

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Inferno118 with 18,804 TA, 13,325 GS and a total of 345 achievements.
Aristophane with 17,942 TA, 14,855 GS and a total of 328 achievements.
Unmet Player with 16,935 TA, 13,780 GS and a total of 238 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
InkSplosion Achievements with 108,688 TA, 96,080 GS and a total of 1,253 achievements.
Super Lucky's Tale Achievements with 41,398 TA, 13,525 GS and a total of 439 achievements.
Conan Exiles Achievements with 40,314 TA, 19,050 GS and a total of 483 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
InkSplosion Achievements with 96,080 GS worth 108,688 TA and a total of 1,253 achievements.
Korgan Achievements with 31,100 GS worth 38,188 TA and a total of 340 achievements.
Conan Exiles Achievements with 19,050 GS worth 40,314 TA and a total of 483 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
InkSplosion Achievements with 1,253 achievements won worth 96,080 GS and 108,688 TA.
Conan Exiles Achievements with 483 achievements won worth 19,050 GS and 40,314 TA.
Super Lucky's Tale Achievements with 439 achievements won worth 13,525 GS and 41,398 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Kill them all in InkSplosion added 9,208 TA to the leaderboards.
Without any mercy in InkSplosion added 9,152 TA to the leaderboards.
Getting used in InkSplosion added 9,042 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Leveling up in InkSplosion added 8,000 GS to the leaderboards.
Little by little in InkSplosion added 7,920 GS to the leaderboards.
Without any mercy in InkSplosion added 7,600 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Getting Started in InkSplosion added 104 achievements to the leaderboards.
Overpowered in InkSplosion added 104 achievements to the leaderboards.
Leveling up in InkSplosion added 100 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Period 1 Survivors 26,308 TA (10,077 TA ahead of second place)
That was close: Server Closure Chasers 1,314 TA (safe by 37 TA)
Achievement grinder: Roast House 7.8427 Ratio
That was easy: Our top guys couldnt make it 0.9949 Ratio
Achieveaholics: Dilly Dilly 448 Achievements
Achieveaphobia: Server Closure Chasers 20 Achievements

ELIMINATIONS:
PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 20,126
GamerScore Earned: 828,808
TA Score Earned: 1,283,855
Bonuses Used: 38
Average Ratio: 1.5490
Avg Score Diff: 169.6405
Benches Used: 2

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 717,427
GamerScore Earned: 24,427,144
TA Score Earned: 38,725,116
Bonuses Used: 816
Average Ratio: 1.5875
Avg Score Diff: 106.9633
Benches Used: 105
Bonuses Awarded: 1,354

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
Unmet Player with 16,935 TA, 13,780 GS and a total of 238 achievements.
RubensX with 9,571 TA, 4,295 GS and a total of 109 achievements.
d4rk antares with 9,550 TA, 6,815 GS and a total of 126 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
InkSplosion Achievements with 74,884 TA, 66,200 GS and a total of 863 achievements.
Super Lucky's Tale Achievements with 34,182 TA, 10,035 GS and a total of 349 achievements.
Super Mega Baseball 2 Achievements with 29,827 TA, 6,435 GS and a total of 274 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
InkSplosion Achievements with 66,200 GS worth 74,884 TA and a total of 863 achievements.
Korgan Achievements with 22,600 GS worth 27,770 TA and a total of 249 achievements.
Conan Exiles Achievements with 11,630 GS worth 24,551 TA and a total of 290 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
InkSplosion Achievements with 863 achievements won worth 66,200 GS and 74,884 TA.
Super Lucky's Tale Achievements with 349 achievements won worth 10,035 GS and 34,182 TA.
Conan Exiles Achievements with 290 achievements won worth 11,630 GS and 24,551 TA.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Kill them all in InkSplosion added 6,368 TA to the leaderboards.
Getting used in InkSplosion added 6,282 TA to the leaderboards.
Without any mercy in InkSplosion added 6,262 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
Little by little in InkSplosion added 5,520 GS to the leaderboards.
Leveling up in InkSplosion added 5,520 GS to the leaderboards.
Go get them in InkSplosion added 5,360 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Getting Started in InkSplosion added 71 achievements to the leaderboards.
Overpowered in InkSplosion added 71 achievements to the leaderboards.
Little by little in InkSplosion added 69 achievements to the leaderboards.

If you want to have something to listen to while toiling away getting achievements - check out the Zed to Zed Podcast for games discussion, reviews and the occasional rain cloud.

Its OK to spread your germs the next 2 weeks. Be friendly, infect your neighbor.
Posted by planting42 on 17 May 18 at 00:47 | Last edited on 17 May 18 at 00:47