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#1 Posted by Yehaw4Jihad (18 posts) -

Just logged in first time this week and I get that the site has had a makeover, but where are all my multi platform achievements/trophies?


#2 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

This has been known for a while now, but achievements and trophies are no longer being actively tracked due to API headaches that caused the feature to constantly break. It might come back, but not for the foreseeable future.

#3 Posted by Bass (706 posts) -

Achievement support on the site has been (temporarily?) discontinued. The guys (Jeff and Dave) have talked about it in the past at length. The basic reasoning is that the API for achievements from those places is always changing and its a huge pain to recollect that information if it changes in any significant way. This link shows Dave saying that they aren't planning on working on it any time soon, but maybe in a couple months they will revisit it.

Here's a response from jeff's tumblr that talks briefly about why they aren't doing achievements at the mome

"Everyone wants achievements, too, but that’s a much stickier situation. We’ll probably wait until the new consoles launch and see if anything related to achievements/trophies change and then consider our options. Building site scrapers and all that other junk only to have them break whenever anyone makes a change (or blocks your IP because you’re scraping their achievement/trophy data) was a colossal pain. I feel bad for anyone trying to build an entire business around that data."

I'm pretty bummed about it, too. But I understand their reasoning.

#4 Edited by NoelVeiga (1228 posts) -

@hailinel: Which... sucks.

I know it's boring to hear it over and over again, but hey, it's so easy to go "we've made the call so we don't want to hear about it ever again" and then never get around to it. So yeah, with respect, a nudge every now and then is in order :)

#5 Posted by Pr1mus (4107 posts) -

Gone until Sony and Microsoft make this stuff easily available in some official fashion that doesn't break every other day.

#6 Posted by Yehaw4Jihad (18 posts) -

Ok wow thanks for all the answers and links.

Now does anyone know if there is a similar site that does track it all?

Otherwise I think I am done here, as I get my gaming news from a different site.Ta

Thanks in advance.

#7 Edited by Fredchuckdave (7690 posts) -

They don't exist. To quote Newman: "They're meaningless, muahahahaha." Though from my end I absolutely never use the wiki function of this site so it's down to forums and videos.

#8 Posted by TyCobb (2005 posts) -

Now does anyone know if there is a similar site that does track it all?

Otherwise I think I am done here, as I get my gaming news from a different site.Ta

Really? Really... Really? Achievements mean that much to you that you'll leave the entire site because you can't track a stupid pointless stat? Adios!

I guess I am just old, but I never understood the appeal of achievements and why people get all creamy over them. I think they are dumb and wish they would just stop.

#9 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

I always enjoyed that feature. Was one of the neat things that kept GiantBomb unique. I hope it comes back.

#10 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -