I've recently noticed a trend on the site with regards to the achievements sections for games. I used to come to GB to read up on achievements and discuss the tough ones with the community. Lately however, I am finding big empty pages of achievements with no comments. Now I am constantly going to xbox360achievments.com to get details on some of the tough or confusing stuff, and I'm sort of bummed that the GB posts have decreased in volume. Anyone have any insight into this? Is there something I'm missing? Also, just finished Mark of The Assassin and want to say that Dragon Age 2 has the best writing and voice acting of almost any game I have played. Seems like no one is talking about the DLC and the guys talked mess about it on the Bombcast, but I think the combat get's really run as you acquire more skills and the story really takes you through a lot of cool peaks and valleys. Not a complaint or a troll, just curious about my perceived lack of interest on these two things on the site. GLHB
What happened to the achievement community?
I get all my achievement related info from trueachievements.com. Most people here on Giant Bomb are very dismissive at best and aggressive at worst when you say something about achievements, claiming that they've ruined games and all that. Atleast on the threads I've seen so I keep my achievement whoring to myself.
I may start perusing the achievement section a bit more often and post there and see if there are some achievement enthusiasts there. Though I suspect most go to other sites like x360a or TA because they have a whole community of like-minded achievements and better guides than the sentance or so most achievements on GB have.
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As to the OP, maybe once Jeff stopped caring the community stopped? He always seemed to be the most "serious" about it. Personally I've always been of the mind of "If I enjoy the game and want to squeeze everything out of it I can, or the achievement/trophy seems interesting, I'll go for it".
I used to comment on loads of them. But my achievements have been broken for months and only update if I remove my account and re-add it. It's really squashed my Giant Bomb achievement interest (funnily enough, the thing that bought me to the site in the first place!).
@Czarpyotr: Yeah, sadly since the tracking of my achievements here have been busted for months I took my discussion and such to trueachievements instead. Nothing against GB of course, but combine the busted tracker along with hostile forum users who insult you for enjoying achievements, I rather take that discussion elsewhere.
@demonknightinuyasha: I think it has more to do with the achievement updating completely breaking. I don't know if it's since been fixed, as I have completely stopped caring about achievements, but when nobodies profiles were updating with their new achievements, there really wasn't any way to keep discussing them in the same way.
Trueachievements does seem like the best place for proper discussion of them, if you do want to.
@Czarpyotr: Since they broke here just stopped worrying about them, if it is ever fixed I would get back on it but until then could care less, also Dragon Age 2 *Fart Noise* I have no interest in anything else that game has to offer DA1 was fucking amazing, 2 was a fucking mess.
Yeah, I blame the broken achievement tracking as well. Which is a shame, cause I really enjoy the system here on GB
It's one of the things that definitely made me stop focusing AS hard, but I'm still an achievement whore. I'm not a MASSIVE achievement whore, but I still have my goal of hitting 100,000G. However, if the achievement system on GB got a necessary overhaul (which thanks to PSN Trophies being introduced again, that might happen), I would totally get knee deep in achievement whoring shit all over again.
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