AHPM Now Looking For Contestants!

By Michelle Balsan, 3 years ago
Hello there TAers!

As many of you well know, occasionally, some of the amazing members of our community put together contests that you, the users of the site, may participate in for fun and (sometimes) prizes. One such example is the currently running GTASC.

For those of you who either couldn't participate in the GTASC for whatever reason or are looking for even more TA-based competition in your lives, the hosts of the Achievement Hound Podcast, moroniccow, http://www.trueachievements.com/EliteEdawg420.htm, and Raviolicaponi, along with site member, Sashamorning, have organized a brand new competition dubbed the "Achievement Hounds Podcast Marathon", or AHPM.

Just how will the AHPM work? Teams of four will enter the fray in a six-month scoring competition. Scoring will be counted weekly, with the week ending Sundays at midnight. Standings are based strictly on your TA score. Depending on your team's finish in a given week, you'll be awarded points as follows:

1st - 10 points
2nd-10th - 9 points
11th-25th - 8 points
26th-50th - 7 points
51st-75th - 6 points
76th-100th - 5 points
101st-150th - 4 points
151st-200th - 3 points
201st-250th - 2 points
The contest will be split into two phases. Phase one begins on April 7th. Phase two begins on July 7th. In order to make it to phase two, your team needs to be among the top 100 in points during the first phase. The top 100 teams from phase one will have their scores reset and will start fresh for a stretch run to some prizes and, of course, bragging rights! The contest will run to October 7th, meaning it's six months long from start to finish, so this may fit what you're looking for if you didn't want the year-long commitment.

Do you want to participate in the AHPM? Then get your team of four together (you MUST have four!) and head here to register. Just be sure to observe a couple of things before you do so.

1) Each Gamertag must have either earned an achievement prior to January 1, 2012, or have registered for TrueAchievements.com prior to August 1, 2012
2) Each Gamertag must have more than 20,000G by the close of registration
3) Each Gamertag must register
4) All team members must have an Xbox LIVE account and be registered on TrueAchievements.com, as well as have internet access.
5) Each team member must join the AHPM Leaderboard

Registration closes on March 31st! For the complete run down on the rules, head here. You can also keep track of the goings on in the AHPM via our contest hub. You may also want to register and check in on the Acheivement Hounds forum for even more contest updates and reminders.

Good luck to everyone who enters!
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.