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#61 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:30 PM

Went through the list today. Doing much much worse than I thought.

 

What if I don't know how to pronounce a word, but it might rhyme? I'll make this potential entry public even though it will hurt my chances of winning, but I'm so far behind it doesn't matter. "Sancti Sepulchri" Does that rhyme? 

Nope, sorry, doesn't rhyme.



#62 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

I was originally gonna play BioShock 2 next, since I just finished BioShock and I'm playing them on the Xbox Game Pass trial, but I realized another game I own (which I won't mention) has a lot of achievements that fit categories and are higher gamerscore than the ones I had in.

 

Sometimes, it's just about finding the right game, whether it's easy to get the achievements or not.

That's true.  Zed to Zed does achievement-based contests each month, and I'll sometimes hold off on games that I'm thinking of playing, or specific achievements I'm going after until the calendar changes to the next month so I can use it for the next month.  Right now I'm holding off on my last couple of achievements in Thimbleweed Park and certain ones in Injustice 2 so I can use them for June contests.



#63 macontosh2000   Dirty Scumbag CAGiversary!   874 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:18 PM

A couple questions
For the one where you need an achievement with a type of food in it will a beverage count?

And would Radio be a music related word?

#64 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2017 - 11:27 PM

A couple questions
For the one where you need an achievement with a type of food in it will a beverage count?

And would Radio be a music related word?

I'm going to say a beverage is a no for the food category.  I will accept radio for the music word category.



#65 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:11 AM

What about "Return of the Jedi" for movies or is that technically not a full title?

 

"Dancing" for music related?



#66 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:29 AM

What about "Return of the Jedi" for movies or is that technically not a full title?

 

"Dancing" for music related?

"Return of the Jedi" is technically not the full title, but I'm going to make a special exception to my hard fast rule and accept it.  It sort of comes down to letter of the law vs. spirit of the law for me; I'm a spirit of the law guy, and in my whole life, when talking about that movie, I don't think I've ever referred to it as "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi".  So that one is OK for the movie category.

 

I'll also accept "Dancing" in the music word category.  It's borderline, but dancing without music seems ridiculous to me, so it passes.

 

Guess I'm feeling lenient this morning.  :)



#67 WalkingWiki  

WalkingWiki

Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

If you're feeling lenient, does "defeat" count as a sports word?

I literally got a 100 GS achievement and can't put it anywhere, this is stupid


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#68 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

I'll accept "defeat" as a sports word. Also, "victory", "win", or "loss". Hard to imagine listening to sports talk radio for 5 minutes without hearing at least one of those words.

#69 WalkingWiki  

WalkingWiki

Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:10 PM

YES, thank you

That's literally the only category this one achievement would fit in


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#70 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:54 PM

I'll accept "defeat" as a sports word. Also, "victory", "win", or "loss". Hard to imagine listening to sports talk radio for 5 minutes without hearing at least one of those words.


Looks like I may be changing my submission. :p

#71 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2603 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:17 AM

I'm having a hell of a time trying to find one with the pun.



#72 WalkingWiki  

WalkingWiki

Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:18 AM

I'm having a hell of a time trying to find one with the pun.


Yeah, I only found one and I may have to explain the achievement or it'll sound dumb, lol

Also the mammal one is looking impossible for me


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#73 macontosh2000   Dirty Scumbag CAGiversary!   874 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:30 AM

I am pretty much done. For me the palindrome, food, and especially the color ones were the hardest for me. I kept coming across ones with colors in it but they seemed to always involve playing the game for days and I don't have time for that.

The Pun one will also be an issue if the one I plan to submit isn't accepted.

#74 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:27 AM

The pun category can be tricky.  I've noticed that games tend to either use a bunch of punny, word-play type achievement titles or none at all.  When I entered a contest like this on Zed to Zed, there was a pun category in their contest, too.  The game I found mine in had a ton of punny achievement titles.



#75 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:02 AM

Seeing as it is now June 1st (Happy Anniversary to my parents), the time for unlocking is done, and the time for submitting is here.  Just wanted to bump this to remind everyone that you've got a week to pm me your entries.  I'll accept entries through June 7th, then I'll determine if we have any overlap on entries and how points need to be divided if we do.  Everyone will be assigned a range of numbers based on that, and then a random number generator will pick our winner.

 

If you're just discovering this contest now, you're not too late!  If you look back over the achievements and/or trophies you unlocked in May, there's a good chance you got a few of the categories in this contest without even trying to.  Even if you only unlock one of them, that's enough to get you in the drawing.  You've got nothing to lose, and potentially an awesome game to gain.

 

One other note- I've updated the scoring explanation in the OP of the thread to include platinum trophies.  It's always been that trophies will be worth the gamerscore that the XB version of the game rewards, and if a game is a PS exclusive, bronze trophies are worth 10, silver are 30 and gold are 100.  It was an oversight on my part to not include platinums in the explanation.  They are worth 200.

 

EDIT- Thought of one more thing.  Category 5 (palindrome) seems to be a tough one, so in case there's any confusion, I wanted to clear one thing up- the entire title of the A/T does not need to be a palindrome, it just needs to have a palindromic word in it, so something like this or this would work just fine.



#76 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2017 - 12:29 PM

Had a long day at work and didn't do the last minute achievements I wanted to do. Still will enter what I've unlocked and love the idea. Now that I'm more settled at work, I should be able to plan for future ones.

Thanks for hosting this

#77 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

had fun with this. Hope to see you do more.



#78 WalkingWiki  

WalkingWiki

Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

had fun with this. Hope to see you do more.


This, I really enjoy contests like this


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#79 ShadowX   Tiny Little Robots CAGiversary!   243 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:51 AM

Thanks for hosting this

had fun with this. Hope to see you do more.

This, I really enjoy contests like this

 

My sentiments exactly.  Good luck to everyone!



#80 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:49 AM

Just wanted to bump this thread to remind anyone following it that you need to get your entries in if you haven't already.  Deadline is Wednesday, the 7th at midnight.  Thursday morning I'll let random.org determine our winner.  So far, only six (6!!) people have entered.  This does not bode well for the prospect of more A/T Scattergories type contests in the future, but it does bode well for your chances if you've been on the fence about entering this one.  When was the last time you found yourself with 1 in 10 (or possibly better) odds of winning a $60 game with the price of entry being 2 minutes of copying and pasting?  When do you think that will happen again?  Come on and enter already!  You've got nothing to lose and some sweet sweet South Park gaming to gain!   :joystick:  :hot:



#81 Shinra_Soldier7  

Shinra_Soldier7

Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:09 AM

I might enter this then, is it too late to earn trophies for it. If so, I might still have a few I can submit to you

Edit: just got my answer in the OP, still have some I'll submit though, hopefully tonight I'll get them to you.

#82 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2603 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:04 AM

I just sent my entry to you... I did a lot better than I thought I would.  There were only 3 categories that I wasn't able to get done... The music related one (which I had a couple that I could have stretched it with), Big/Bigger/Biggest, and the Rhyming one (which unfortunately I had one that rhymed, but it was 3 words with only the first and second rhyming.

 

All in all, not too bad. 330 Gamerscore from 9 achievements. 



#83 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:45 PM

If you do another one, I can sneak an advertisement for it in xbl deals thread. I'm sure they would love the idea as well

#84 jnam101006   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:56 PM

PM Sent.  Awesome contest man.  I think one of mine might not count but you never know.  Looking forward to see how this turns out!



#85 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

One final bump to the thread to let everyone know that today is the final day to enter the contest.  If you haven't done it yet, do it now!! :whee:  :whee:  :whee:  :whee:  

 

 

 

Tomorrow morning I will double and triple check for any overlap in achievements or trophies submitted (there has been at least a couple of duplicate entries), then I'll divide the points for those entries (as explained in the OP) to figure out how many points everyone has, assign all entrants a block of numbers, and pick our winner using random.org to generate a random number.

 

:-k Question for anyone already entered:  Would you like to know everyone's number of entries and odds of winning before I select a winner?  Or would you rather not know?  In other words, would you like me to post a list in this thread tomorrow morning something like this:

 

DarkKnight81286:  350 entries, 14% chance of winning

Monster Salad:       200 entries,  8% chance of winning

CAG4LIFE92:         680 entries, 26% chance of winning

etc.

 

Post in here to let me know.  Yea or Nay, majority rules.



#86 WalkingWiki  

WalkingWiki

Posted 07 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

I'd definitely like to know. Not only am I interested in how well I did compared to other people, but I wanna see my chances of winning, of course


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#87 ShadowX   Tiny Little Robots CAGiversary!   243 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:22 PM

Post in here to let me know.  Yea or Nay, majority rules.

I vote yes. Additionally, you should also pick the best entry (aka Danimal's favorites) for each category and post them too. But only if you have time/feel like it Danimal!



#88 The Dark Enforcer   Thunderstruck!!! CAGiversary!   919 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

The Dark Enforcer

Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:14 PM

 

:-k Question for anyone already entered:  Would you like to know everyone's number of entries and odds of winning before I select a winner?  Or would you rather not know?  In other words, would you like me to post a list in this thread tomorrow morning something like this:

 

DarkKnight81286:  350 entries, 14% chance of winning

Monster Salad:       200 entries,  8% chance of winning

CAG4LIFE92:         680 entries, 26% chance of winning

etc.

 

Post in here to let me know.  Yea or Nay, majority rules.

I haven't entered, but I would definitely post the entries/odds table because it would add an extra layer of transparency to the contest.

 

Just my 2¢.



#89 Danimal   12/2003 - 9/2018 CAGiversary!   2920 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:54 PM

I haven't entered, but I would definitely post the entries/odds table because it would add an extra layer of transparency to the contest.

 

Just my 2¢.

A fair point.  All right, you've talked me into it.  Tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. EST, I'll post a list of all the entrants, the points their entries earned them, and their odds of winning, based on those points.  It will be like the NBA Draft Lottery, seeing who has the best chance at landing the #1 pick.  Except in this lottery, there is only one pick.  But all of this begs the question.... why haven't you entered?

 

I vote yes. Additionally, you should also pick the best entry (aka Danimal's favorites) for each category and post them too. But only if you have time/feel like it Danimal!

But what if they're all my favorites?  :grouphug:



#90 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:27 PM

The tension is rising.