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PermalinkGTASC 2019: Period 11 (Level Up!)
Hello folks and welcome to this week's recap of events in the GTASC. For those with the desire for bonuses, there was a Solo one on the table that asked people to level up over and over. Some went for the more active Kinect Sports Gems as there are some real low hanging fruits there and others went for current hot games like Gears 5 and Borderlands. I ended up getting most of mine from WORLDS Builder: Farm & Craft (Win 10) for simplicity sake - though I'd not recommend the game. Its a time sink and pretty cookie cutter at that.

The scoring on the Individual side has taken quite the nosedive. While eliminations on the Team side have stagnated around 2,500 for the last few periods, the Solo side dropped significantly the period folks shooting for the Community Challenge badge could shift focus elsewhere and took yet another dive this last period. Whether it be due to serious decay of new games (Gears 5 and Borderlands 3 no doubt are somewhat to blame), time spent working on 'Level' flagged achievements or just a continuation of Challenge folks sliding into oblivion - it was much easier to keep alive in Solo than Team last period. Interestingly enough, the average ratio for all teams was the highest yet last period. Here's a look at the recent eliminations:
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  • BONUS RECAP:

As I mentioned earlier, last period was a Solo bonus that asked members to unlock at least 15 achievements with the 'Level' flag. Shockingly, there are quite a few more of those in the wild than you may have expected going into this challenge. As this is one that requires scanning, it will be taken care of within the next 24 hours or so.

Looking towards the bonus that's currently up for grabs - we have Cheesing It which we've already seen on the Solo side. The requirement is to unlock at least 6,000 GS as a team. You can split it any way you like. Even have one member push it all out if you want... just remember to survive the period in Solo if you're competing there as well!


None this period.

  • OVERACHIEVER INTERVIEW:

This period we have Ingen kommentar of Enzane Danes Continnum as well as the Solo winner, Lambent Lail.
1) What pushed you to 1st place last period?
Ingen kommentar: I didn't actually do anything on purpose to reach the nr. 1 spot, i guess i just unlocked some high ratio chievos :D but again, im pretty sure i got passed on the last day or something by GT: Lambent Lail
Lambent Lail: I was definitely gunning for 1st place, but not in GTASC! laugh The only reason I it the number one spot in GTASC was because I was the first gamer to unlock
Gears POP!Seriously POP!The Seriously POP! achievement in Gears POP! worth 3025 pointsDefeat 100,000 pins, win 1000 Versus Battles, reach highest Versus League and clear 1000 Horde Waves
and that was the thing I was gunning for. It just so happened that the ratio was ~180, which rocketed me to the top of GTASC. I mean, I only unlocked 8 achievements in the period!


2) Did you play anything you'd recommend while pushing to 1st place?
Ingen kommentar: Atm. im playing a lot of Gamepass games, and i gotta say there really are some good gems hidden there. The hack & Slash Ruiner really surprised me in a positive way, it's quite difficult but addictive. and i really gotta give some love to Moonlighter that i really loved from the start to the end.
Lambent Lail: I only played two games during the period: Gears POP! and Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360). Of the two, I would definitely recommend Tomb Raider, since Gears POP! has extremely predatory microtransactions that I do not agree with, but ultimately fell prey to anyway. And if it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody, so buyer beware!


3) What are your thoughts on Project xCloud? Would you use a streaming service?
Ingen kommentar: Can't really say to much about it i, haven't put that many thoughts into it yet. But yeah i think i would, The xbox is more or less only digital for me today so it would feel more or less the same for me i guess.
Lambent Lail: I think the service is a step in the right direction and I am hopeful it will succeed. I have typically been the chanter of "long live physical releases," but the reality is that digital has many benefits for both producers and consumers, and as an academic economist, I understand the market swinging that direction.

That said, they only personal downside I see for me with the service is the constant temptation to play high quality games on my phone when I'm doing other more important tasks laugh


4) What made you choose the gamertag you use?
Ingen kommentar: haha my GT is danish and it means No comment :D It's many years old, and from a time when i played Counter Strike 1.3 and 1.6 on a high level. It was a kind of my smurf account when playing and to ignore alot of comments when ppl was whining about everything from here to the moon haha
Lambent Lail: My original gamertag was Lail5, which was a combination of my last name and my favorite number. However, people constantly mistook the "5" as an "s" and treated the gamertag like a numeronym by calling me "Lails" in chats. I liked having my last name in my gamertag, but I wanted to get away from that misrepresentation.

Therefore, since I love the Gears of War series, "Lambent Lail" had four advantages: 1) it shows my love of the series, 2) it keeps my last name in the tag, 3) it has nice alliteration with the double L's, and 4) it would keep my gamertag roughly in the same spot on my Xbox friend's friend list, since it sorts alphabetically. It drives me nuts when one of my friend's changes their tag to something completely different without notifying me, and then I'm like, "Who the hell is BillyBobX720 and how do I know them?"


5) Do you play any games 'for fun'? What keeps you playing after the achievements are done?
Ingen kommentar: Gotta admit that lately im not playing a game that much after i gotten my full completion, then i simply move on to the next game. The older im getting i need new stuff to keep me motivating, otherwise i simply grow tired of the most games in the long run. Sometimes i fancy to go back and play some Blood Money in BF Hardline laugh for some reason that game never seems to get old for me haha.
Lambent Lail: There are some word based mobile games I will play with my wife while sitting at a restaurant waiting for our food, such as Wordscape. Other than that, I am generally playing games for achievements. I really enjoy completing games and have been working hard on my completion percentage and back log recently.

However, every now and then a game will suck me in so hard that I will continue playing even after getting all of the achievements, the last of which I believe was Diablo III which worked our great considering that when Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (Xbox 360) and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition were released, I was able to transfer my super power character over and blast through those achievements very quickly! toast

That game kept me playing mostly because I was a huge fan of Diablo and Diablo II on PC years ago and played consistently for nearly 3 and 10 years, respectively.


6) What is your favorite in-game weapon to use?
Ingen kommentar: All since back in the days when playing UT and CS on my PC i've always been the sniper, the run in your face up close kind of sniper type smile
Lambent Lail: I often find myself sticking with weapon defaults in a game for far longer than necessary. Obviously playing around with other weapons in a game is fun and sometimes necessary, but usually a default layout can take you a long way in a surprising number of games.

And I appreciate when games do allow starting gear to still be viable in the endgame. Gears of War is a perfect example. The Lancer and Gnasher, the default weapons since the start of the series, still reign supreme in many enemy altercations.


7) Overall, what would you call your proudest completion? (across all platforms)
Ingen kommentar: hmm that is tough. In pretty happy about my recently completion of Blazing Chrome (also on Game pass :D) or maybe Grip and Mortal Kombat vs. DC on the 360.
Lambent Lail: I wish there were a way to display all of the Resident Evil games I've completed, including PS1, PS2, Wii, etc. Of all the game series available today, the Resident Evil Series has always, and will always, be my favorite, and I am proud to display that fact with my 100% series completion on my TA profile.


8) Has anything stood out to you as game of the year?
Ingen kommentar: I think i played way to few games, that released this year to have a opinion about that warning but if i should say the best game i played this year i think i maybe is Mutant year Zero - Road to Eden. Can't rush it to much when saying everyone that have the slightest interest in turn based combat, should give that a try. rock
Lambent Lail: I haven't played the "latest and greatest" games for quite a while now. As mentioned earlier, I've been working on my backlog of games much more lately. But, if I had to pick based off of the TA articles I have read alone, I would assume that Borderlands 3 is going to take home a lot of awards this year, GOTY most likely among them.


9) What would you say was your hardest achievement to unlock?
Ingen kommentar: if we talk overall i really can't choose, there have been so many tough once. but if we talk for the last week, it gotta be Colonel in Blazing Chrome for beating the game on hardcore, or even maybe the perfect naja and perfect energy flux in Moonlighter, where you have to beat the bosses without getting hit.
Lambent Lail: Well, according to TA statistics, it is apparently
Rare ReplayAmber WarningThe Amber Warning achievement in Rare Replay worth 369 pointsGrabbed by the Ghoulies: Complete Challenge 21
(I'm not including the recently earned Gears POP! achievements, because though are bound to decay). Although, recently the absolutely horrible DLC for Resident Evil 2 had the frustrating
Resident Evil 2Secret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Resident Evil 2 worth 137 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
which took me far longer than necessary, in my opinion.

However, I wouldn't necessary classify either of those as "hard" per say. My answer, one day, will definitely be
LEGO Rock BandThe Final CountdownThe The Final Countdown achievement in LEGO Rock Band worth 328 pointsScore 100% on the Guitar Solo in "The Final Countdown" on Expert
because this is the last achievement I have to complete LEGO Rock Band and I will get it! Someday... laugh


10) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Ingen kommentar: Nothing else than beside, that i'm looking forward to see how far i end up in this competition, and good luck to everyone out three still competing toast
Lambent Lail: I accepted a new job recently and am in the process of moving. I just packed up all my gaming systems into boxes yesterday! That fact, combined with the super decay I'm now facing from Gears POP! means my GTASC run is effectively over. I have 3000 TA score of bonuses to use, so I'll try to stay in the competition as long as possible (despite recently saying this would be my last week), but I highly doubt I'll survive... So good luck to everyone else, and thank you for the fun competition!

BADGES:
Overachiever: Whisperin Clown 37,932 TA (567 more)
Achievement grinder: l306l PoRkRoAsT 29.4909 Ratio (6.8019 higher)
Achieveaholics: Corrupt XBA 608 Achievements (108 more)

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

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 30,441
GamerScore Earned: 843,790
TA Score Earned: 1,705,230
TA Difference Earned: 861,440
Bonuses Used: 68
Average Ratio: 2.0209

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 616,983
GamerScore Earned: 20,964,013
TA Score Earned: 36,321,753
TA Difference Earned: 15,357,740
Bonuses Used: 1,058
Average Ratio: 1.7775
Bonuses Awarded: 1,746 (bonuses not processed yet)

TOP 3 INDIVIDUALS:
RuneSlayer4421 with 12,877 TA Difference, 14,172 TA, 1,295 GS and a total of 63 achievements.
TangerineGamer with 9,327 TA Difference, 14,403 TA, 5,076 GS and a total of 187 achievements.
Thulgrum with 8,299 TA Difference, 16,114 TA, 7,815 GS and a total of 212 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY SCORE:
Gears 5 with 80,944 TA Difference, 101,569 TA, 20,625 GS and a total of 1,977 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,676 TA Difference, 51,796 TA, 19,120 GS and a total of 1,464 achievements.
Gears POP! with 30,237 TA Difference, 38,902 TA, 8,665 GS and a total of 500 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Gears 5 with 80,944 TA Difference, 101,569 TA, 20,625 GS and a total of 1,977 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,676 TA Difference, 51,796 TA, 19,120 GS and a total of 1,464 achievements.
Gears POP! with 30,237 TA Difference, 38,902 TA, 8,665 GS and a total of 500 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Hero Express with 6,807 TA Difference, 31,157 TA, 24,350 GS and a total of 651 achievements.
Gears 5 with 80,944 TA Difference, 101,569 TA, 20,625 GS and a total of 1,977 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,676 TA Difference, 51,796 TA, 19,120 GS and a total of 1,464 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Gears 5 with 80,944 TA Difference, 101,569 TA, 20,625 GS and a total of 1,977 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,676 TA Difference, 51,796 TA, 19,120 GS and a total of 1,464 achievements.
Killer Instinct with 12,129 TA Difference, 18,034 TA, 5,905 GS and a total of 670 achievements.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA DIFFERENCE:
Master of My Domain in Gears 5 added 6,909 TA Difference to the leaderboards.
Endless Summer in Gears POP! added 6,660 TA Difference to the leaderboards.
Brought a Knife to a Gun Fight in Gears 5 added 5,434 TA Difference to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Master of My Domain in Gears 5 added 6,984 TA to the leaderboards.
Endless Summer in Gears POP! added 6,960 TA to the leaderboards.
The North Star in Creature in the Well added 6,916 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The North Star in Creature in the Well added 1,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Master Driver in Hero Express added 1,800 GS to the leaderboards.
Barreled Right Over Them in Borderlands 3 added 1,695 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
You Got Skills in Borderlands 3 added 127 achievements to the leaderboards.
Welcome to the Crimson Raiders in Borderlands 3 added 126 achievements to the leaderboards.
Barreled Right Over Them in Borderlands 3 113 achievements to the leaderboards.


BADGES:
Overachiever: Team No Sleep 84,672 TA (1,040 more)
Achievement grinder: Roast House 11.1048 Ratio (0.4653 higher)
Achieveaholics: Team never gonna do it 459 Achievements (160 more)

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

PERIOD TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 26,132
GamerScore Earned: 741,125
TA Score Earned: 1,588,874
TA Difference Earned: 847,749
Bonuses Used: 40
Average Ratio: 2.1439

CONTEST TOTALS:
Achievements Earned: 542,426
GamerScore Earned: 18,626,721
TA Score Earned: 32,334,535
TA Difference Earned: 13,708,134
Bonuses Used: 334
Average Ratio: 1.7841
Bonuses Awarded: 752

TOP 3 TEAMS:
Spiro and two women with 20,916 TA Difference, 24,432 TA, 3,516 GS and a total of 113 achievements.
Strapping Young Lads with 13,856 TA Difference, 17,911 TA, 4,055 GS and a total of 98 achievements.
Team ROGUE 1992 with 13,429 TA Difference, 21,999 TA, 8,570 GS and a total of 282 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY SCORE:
Gears 5 with 97,746 TA Difference, 118,356 TA, 20,610 GS and a total of 1,878 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,496 TA Difference, 49,396 TA, 16,900 GS and a total of 1,284 achievements.
Gears POP! with 30,553 TA Difference, 38,598 TA, 8,045 GS and a total of 444 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY TA SCORE:
Gears 5 with 97,746 TA Difference, 118,356 TA, 20,610 GS and a total of 1,878 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,496 TA Difference, 49,396 TA, 16,900 GS and a total of 1,284 achievements.
Gears POP! with 30,553 TA Difference, 38,598 TA, 8,045 GS and a total of 444 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY GAMERSCORE:
Gears 5 with 97,746 TA Difference, 118,356 TA, 20,610 GS and a total of 1,878 achievements.
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition with 1,985 TA Difference, 19,135 TA, 17,150 GS and a total of 276 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,496 TA Difference, 49,396 TA, 16,900 GS and a total of 1,284 achievements.

TOP 3 GAMES BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Gears 5 with 97,746 TA Difference, 118,356 TA, 20,610 GS and a total of 1,878 achievements.
Borderlands 3 with 32,496 TA Difference, 49,396 TA, 16,900 GS and a total of 1,284 achievements.
Minecraft with 23,076 TA Difference, 35,276 TA, 12,200 GS and a total of 505 achievements.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA DIFFERENCE:
Master of My Domain in Gears 5 added 11,515 TA Difference to the leaderboards.
Endless Summer in Gears POP! added 7,771 TA Difference to the leaderboards.
Carnival of Chaos in Overcooked! 2 added 6,039 TA Difference to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY TA SCORE:
Master of My Domain in Gears 5 added 11,640 TA to the leaderboards.
Endless Summer in Gears POP! added 8,121 TA to the leaderboards.
The North Star in Creature in the Well added 7,685 TA to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY GAMERSCORE:
The North Star in Creature in the Well added 2,000 GS to the leaderboards.
hWhere Is Your Dignity? in DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition added 1,620 GS to the leaderboards.
The End in DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition added 1,615 GS to the leaderboards.

TOP 3 ACHIEVEMENTS BY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Welcome to the Crimson Raiders in Borderlands 3 added 115 achievements to the leaderboards.
You Got Skills in Borderlands 3 added 115 achievements to the leaderboards.
Barreled Right Over Them in Borderlands 3 104 achievements to the leaderboards.

See you next period!
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