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  1. Seripha The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

    Player Chronicle -- Posted on Oct 21 2010

    Those of you who know me know that I am a tiny bit of an achievement whore. I love challenges, and I love to compete. Furthermore, having a numerical representation of my accomplishments caters to my being in ways only an olympian could understand.

    That being said, I have recently returned to console gaming from a stint in the PC world where I spent all my spare gaming time playing League of Legends. Along with this return came my old achievement seeking habits. These habits, of course, are tied closely to a fantastic website called trueachievements.com. A website which, in short, fuels my achievement addiction into scary places. Then I started to make goals for myself...

    Now, at first, my goal was just to pass RyuBlitz in TA points, since I have always wanted to do this. I calculated how many points I would need per month to accomplish this by the end of the year (assuming he didn't go on a rampage). This led me to the monthly stats portion of the website. As I looked over all these stats for me and those on my friends list, I decided that it would be more fun to try to light a fire under everyone's feet, instead of just my own...

    The following is a list of gamers with their best TA points month:
    IM SilentBob: 7,390 (May '09)
    Seripha: 4,728 (April '09)
    ZMaine: 4,728 (April '09)
    DynafireSH: 4,552 (May '09)
    JackDaniels624: 3,575 (June '10)
    RyuBlitz: 3,574 (September '09)
    Hobben: 3,013 (January '09)

    So, what am I getting at exactly? I'm challenging everyone (who cares about achievements) to try to post their highest month ever in November. Simply beating your old high score is all I am really challenging you all to do, but if you are like me, you'll be vying for that top spot, and all the glory that comes with it Wink . At the end of November, I'll post another chronicle to see how everyone did.

    If your name isn't on this list and you would like to be included, just say so in the comments section, and I will be more than happy to add you to the list. I only added those people who were on my TA friends list and a part of the GoG. This also means that you will need to go to trueachievements.com and make an account, if you haven't already. Don't worry, though, it's completely free and very easy. If you are on the list and don't want to be, too bad. You get to suffer the humility of defeat if you choose not to compete. Wink

    Good luck and good (achievement) hunting!

    Cheers,
    Seripha



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Seripha has 4 comment s on this chronicle.

  1. Seripha Seripha
    Posted On Oct 22 2010

    Yeah, I couldn't believe that score either when I fist saw it, Silent Bob. It would be tough for you to topple that in one month Wink .

    As for you Dyna, used games! I am sure there are plenty of cheap, used titles you could pick up that you have been wanting to play. I know I can think of a handful of them.

  2. Silent Bob Silent Bob
    Posted On Oct 21 2010

    Wow! 7,390? Really? If I remember right, we had a team from Cyber Ops (3 guys) competing in a Gamerscore contest with other game centers across the United States. I really thought we had a shot at it, with a combined GS achieved that month of right around 40,000 for the three of us (I was the lowest of the bunch, but also the one with least amount of spare time).

    When the dust cleared, we ranked about the middle of the pack, with the top team having ONE guy with about 38,000 Gamerscore BY HIMSELF. We were humbled to say the least.

    Also, that contest is the sole reason why you'll see Avatar on my completed games list. I like achievements and all, but I'm not that much of a whore!

    Some other easy ones are Fight Night:Round 3, Disney PIXAR's Up, Truth or Lies, Madden 06, and believe it or not Dante's Inferno (minimum 2 play-throughs, but it's only about 5-6 hours).

    Some of these games I completed for the contest (and another one we did later). Some I played through with my boy (Up and Backyard Football '10) . Dante's Inferno was just plain fun, and when I saw how close I was after a single play-through, I just went for it on the second time through. Some of my other completed games are harder than most of you would think to 100%, including Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, different iterations of the Scene It games, but they are just plain fun. LIPS is really time-consuming and NOT an easy 1K, but again, just stupid silly fun.

    I've yet to complete Terminator:Salvation on HARD (I'll have to do it co-op for sure because I suck at shooters), but that's the only achievement left for that game and would be a good one if you're looking for something easy.

    I might set a goal for myself of hitting 50K GS by the end of the year (I'm sitting just shy of 47,000 as of this writing). After that, I've got some other plans and may be gaming less frequently in 2011. It's been nice not having to juggle so much between jobs, son's activities and whatnot. I actually get a chance now and again to PLAY the games I saw everybody else having so much fun with when I was running Cyber Ops. I'd still rather play shooters with a mouse and keyboard though!

    As for this particular challenge, best of luck to the rest of you. I'll be really hard pressed to beat my own score. Having fun right now with a mix of genres: Green Day Rock Band, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

  3. Dynafire Dynafire
    Posted On Oct 21 2010

    I'd be down for the challenge, but I doubt I can do it. That's a lot of gamerscore to beat, and the only game I don't have achievements in yet is Saints Row 2, which will take a looooooong time to earn achievements in. That's not to say I won't try it, but I just don't think my previous high is getting beaten.

  4. Hobben Hobben
    Posted On Oct 21 2010

    And if your like me you want the easiest way possible to win soo. With a little research and if your willing to rent some games i give you.

    A list of a few games that TrueAchievements lists as easy and pretty much the fastest way to whore achievemetns.

    Avatar: The Burning Earth 1,001 (1,000)
    Backyard Football '10 1,005 (1,000)
    NBA 2K6 1,023 (1,000) 1.023
    College Hoops 2K6 1,026 (1,000)
    Night at the Museum 2 1,030 (1,000)
    TMNT 1,038 (1,000)
    CSI: Hard Evidence 1,038 (1,000)
    Hannah Montana The Movie 1,041 (1,000)
    Dash of Destruction 209 (200)

    If you need more than that just go http://www.trueachievements.com/games.aspx and sort by TA ratio. 1.0 means easy!

    Don't worry Serphia would never stoop this low so you'll at least beat him.

    Hob