DLC Recalculation: What's Your Take?

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Here at TA we like to seek our community's opinion on the way we do certain things on the site. Remember when we let you guys vote on changing what counts in your completion percentage? Or how about when we let you vote on how your solutions badge would be displayed? Well, we've come to another point where we'd like your input. The question this time around? The possible recalculation of DLC ratios.

This voting process will be a two-part deal. Part 1 is what we are presenting you today. As all of you likely know, the ratio for DLC is presently calculated based on the number of people that have earned at least one achievement in that DLC pack. Let's just take a look really quickly at an example in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. As I write this, the game is been tracked for roughly 83,000 people. This means that the ratios for the game's core 50 achievements are all calculated based on that 83,000-gamer population. If we look at the "Da Vinci Disappearance DLC Pack", however, you'll note it has been played by less than a quarter of the full game's population, and the ratio for its achievements are pulled from this smaller sample pool.

What we get then, is a "difficult" achievement like this:
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhoodil PrincipeThe il Principe achievement in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood worth 238 pointsReceive 100% synch in ACB and full synch in all missions of the Da Vinci Disappearance.

which only has a ratio of 1.53.

Of course, there are two sides to every coin. If DLC were recalculated to include everyone with the game, an "easy" achievement such as this one:
Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodGoing UpThe Going Up achievement in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood worth 8 pointsKill a guard with the bag that drops from a lift.

would be valued much more highly.

The debate over how to calculate a DLC formula is not for today. All we're looking to know now is whether or not you feel the DLC ratios need to be addressed and possibly recalculated. As such, we're presenting a very simple 'yes or no' poll that we'll be keeping open for a week. Once we have the results, one of two things will happen.

1) Should "Yes" be the victor, we'll take the next step in determining a recalculation to use. If you'd like to see some of the discussion about that topic that's happened already, head here - be warned, it's a long (and sometimes heated) thread!

2) Should "No" be the victor, we will inform you all that such is the case, and this issue will be considered resolved, at least for the time being.

Remember, your vote counts as we will go with the majority, so make sure your virtual voice is heard! Also, please use the comments below to state your position on the matter. Debate is, of course, welcomed, but keep it civil and on topic, please!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.