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Can someone explain to me how these achievements work for premium members...
So I had Westra in my team for the Tour of California, and he won the first stage, but i didn't get an achievement, should i not have gained the following?

Stage Podium
Podium placing on any game stage

I thought the achievements were quite obvious what they would be awarded for, but now I'm confused. Should they appear straight away?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, as I said the first time you asked:

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Stage podium is for finishing in the top three fantasy teams for the stage. So, your team needs to have one of the highest three scores out of all the teams playing the stage to get that.

Also, yesterday was classed as a HM (High Mountain) stage and there isn't a badge for that, the King of the Mountain badge is for Summit Finishes only.

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andyp [1448 posts] 3 years ago
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It's all in here. http://fantasy.road.cc/howto

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 3 years ago
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sorry for the multiple posts, figured that the first few boards might have run their course so created a new one.

K think it makes sense now.
Out of interest how many badges have you guys got??

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Quite a few, only one I'm missing is 10k and I reckon I'll have that before the end of the Giro (not even including Tour of California points).

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't even want to see Wig_Billy's little lot!!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

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That's the benefit of doing the scores  4

Managed 7th place in the Algrave, Paris-Nice and Catalunya and 9th in Romandie on my standard team plus 6th purist for Pais Vasco.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Don't even want to see Wig_Billy's little lot!!

This is Billy:

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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i can see i'm going to have to go and do the little number things from 50-100 some time soon  1

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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there will be some more badges coming online for the TdF, by the way  4

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Don't even want to see Wig_Billy's little lot!!

No, nor do I. I don't play purist much though, so my haul isn't too bad considering.

Can't be bothered to grab a screenshot but the numbers are

3 2 10 6 6 5
6 28 9 2k 5k

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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does anyone have any particular badges they'd like?

probably do six more cause that's neat. clearly we're going to need some more total score ones.

other things that have been mooted:

bookends: picking first *and* last on any stage

jersey comps: mountains and sprint. separate leagues for these, with intermediate KOM point and summit finish points counting for the mountains one, and intermediate sprints and flat stage finishes counting for the sprint one. badge would be for a podium placing in one of the leagues.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Perhaps a TT stage prize although that might be too easy to predict?

How about a 220+ points badge? 180 is fairly easy to get in the mountains, a higher badge would be more difficult to get.

What about a single rider score prize? Picking a rider who scores 60+ points or maybe set the bar even higher? Set it high so you can only get it from picking a breakaway rider. 60 may do it as it'd be higher than the maximum for a first stage sprint win (35 + 10 GC + 5 PC).

Then a badges badge  4

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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a badge for getting all the badges?  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Dunno, just went a little badge crazy...  13

Just thinking about what's scored, you could always do a 'playing it safe' badge for if a team scores a certain number of points just from jerseys or if they score some points from all the jersey standings (youth, GC, points, KoM).

Also, most combative. A badge for picking the most combative rider on a stage should be a good one and easy to implement.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:

FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

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That's the benefit of doing the scores  4

Managed 7th place in the Algrave, Paris-Nice and Catalunya and 9th in Romandie on my standard team plus 6th purist for Pais Vasco.

what do you mean by 'Scores' is that the less popular races?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:

FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

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That's the benefit of doing the scores  4

Managed 7th place in the Algrave, Paris-Nice and Catalunya and 9th in Romandie on my standard team plus 6th purist for Pais Vasco.

what do you mean by 'Scores' is that the less popular races?

It was a joke  4 I run the score updates for some of the races and ran some of the early season races (scores, roster updates, stage updates etc).

One of the benefits of taking the smaller races seriously is being able to get the harder badges that are nigh on impossible to get when 4000+ teams are competing.

That's a point, if you want exclusive badges Dave then some grand tour specific badges may be worth adding, stuff like top 10 on a GT stage, top 20 at the end of the GT etc.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Maybe a TT winners badge to go along with the sprinters badge and mountains badge, as the Dr says, as for it being too easy to predict, there aren't all that many TT's throughout the season, so getting it right all the time may not happen, especially during the middle of a tour etc, or if you have Wiggins, Martin, Cancellera etc all to choose from for the stage

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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How about WORST transfers for the next stage badge, I would be ruling that.....

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letsgoup [121 posts] 3 years ago
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Do you have a box of lollypops in the store cupboard. Could send one out each time someone gets a badge. I only suggest this as you all clearly have too much time on your hands  30

Seriously what about a badge for biggest defference in highest position and lowest position on stages of a grand tour. Eveyone seems to be complaining of inconsistency lately. eg win one stage then come 1000's on another. On a similar theme to the bookends thing  39 Quite easy to play for though I guess.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I was thinking badges for poor performances. Something like a badge for getting 0 points with riders who are actually in the race. Easy to manage but not if you are actually trying in the race.

Along the same lines, maybe a badge for having the most number of people abandon from your team in one stage? Either that or one for having 3+ people abandon.

Then some purist specific badges, one for managing to get a full team through to the finish of a grand tour (called 'forward planning'?), one for getting no riders through to the finish (or less than a fixed number, called 'chute master'?) of a grand tour and things like that.

Given that the badges are for premium members who all have purist teams on their account it might be worth looking at some purist only badges.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Agree on the Purist-only badge, especially 'Forward Planning'.

I like the TT one, and the 'Bookends' one is good too - pleasingly difficult/random to achieve. As for TdF-specific one, how about some kind of 'Hor-Hee-Hor, Croque Monsieurs Pour Tout le Monde' badge for picking a winning French rider?

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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What about badges for the MM and HM stages? That way you have all the types of stage

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AWPeleton [3329 posts] 3 years ago
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Like the HM and MM badges plus the bookends and young riders / King of the Mountains / Points. TT is an option but not difficult to get.

How about last in a comp badge - you must score some points to qualify, bit daft but different

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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How about these:

'Manx Missile' - pick the stage winner on five stages of a single race
'Cannibal' - pick the winner of eight stages in a single race
'Value for money'/'Bargain hunter' - win a stage with a rider costing 10/5 credits or less
'Most combative' - pick the most combative rider on a stage
'All rounder' - pick the winner of a flat stage, medium mountain, high mountain, summit finish and ITT in a single race

I still think some purist badges would a great addition, especially one for picking a team that all make it to the finish of a grand tour.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Bargain Hunter's a good 'un.

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Mikeh789 [132 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

How about these:

'Manx Missile' - pick the stage winner on five stages of a single race
'Cannibal' - pick the winner of eight stages in a single race
'Value for money'/'Bargain hunter' - win a stage with a rider costing 10/5 credits or less
'Most combative' - pick the most combative rider on a stage
'All rounder' - pick the winner of a flat stage, medium mountain, high mountain, summit finish and ITT in a single race

I still think some purist badges would a great addition, especially one for picking a team that all make it to the finish of a grand tour.

Would the 'Bargain Hunter' badge be called the Aldi/Lidl badge...

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enrique [2341 posts] 3 years ago
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How about best points to value ratio award? Divide the total points scored by a team on any given day by the value of their team budget? Whoever got the most points per budget value wins?...  39

How about highest scoring team that did not incur penalty transfers?...  37

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d_jp [126 posts] 3 years ago
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Idea for another badge if you're still looking...how about a badge for scoring 100 or over for all stages on a multi-stage event...?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Mikeh789 wrote:
drheaton wrote:

How about these:

'Manx Missile' - pick the stage winner on five stages of a single race
'Cannibal' - pick the winner of eight stages in a single race
'Value for money'/'Bargain hunter' - win a stage with a rider costing 10/5 credits or less
'Most combative' - pick the most combative rider on a stage
'All rounder' - pick the winner of a flat stage, medium mountain, high mountain, summit finish and ITT in a single race

I still think some purist badges would a great addition, especially one for picking a team that all make it to the finish of a grand tour.

Would the 'Bargain Hunter' badge be called the Aldi/Lidl badge...

Or the David Dickinson award....definitely needs to be mahogany coloured!!

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