Tag / TrueAchievements
TrueAchievements is a website that tracks player’s Achievements in games and applications for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Games for Windows – Live, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 platforms. It is published by TrueGaming Network, which also publishes the TrueSteamAchievements sister websites catering to Valve ‘s PC platform Steam and TrueTrophies which caters to the Sony Playstation. TrueAchievements uses a novel method of assessment, titled “TrueAchievement" score, in addition to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gamerscore. The site is a member of the Xbox Community Developer Program, and as of October 2015, TrueAchievements has over 306,000 registered users including the 2 highest scoring Xbox players. In 2014, the TrueAchievements Xbox One application was made available to allow users to access several of the site’s features directly on their consoles.
For Extra Life this year, I'll be focusing on moving up the Fighting games (Oceanic) leaderboard on TrueAchievements. These boards recalculate at 7AM GMT each morning so I'll try to record my placement increases before the 2nd session each night.
Ultimate Head to Head always likes to throw me curve balls when it comes to the achievements that it picks for the matchup, but I wasn't expecting to go up against someone like OzBundyBoy first round. For once the achievement list wasn't as bad as I had previously seen from this event, but it wasn't lacking those few achievements that seem to haunt me every event... You have completed Disc X. from Lost Odyssey and anything really from Eternal Sonata. From what OBB told me later on, procrastination and sickness prevented him from competing so I welcome the challenge again some day.
Early this year TrueAchievements ran The Ultimate Head to Head Contest where "Each week, competitors are drawn against a random opponent and a shared target list of 20 achievements is generated. The winner is the person that earns the most off their list before the end of the period, and the loser is eliminated." - Even though I didn't last that long, I had a lot of fun being forced to play games that I had previously abandoned or wasn't actively looking at going back to play. I was pleasantly surprised by a few of the games that I played again having either forgot how good they were, or hadn't reached the point where the game went from average to amazing.
In a week's time I will be taking a forced break from achievement hunting. Even though it'll be for a bit over 24 hours, it will cause my almost two year TrueAchievements streak to come to an end. Surprisingly, this is something that I'm not upset about.