Achievements - Understanding

by backflipbedlem   May 13, 2013  

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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Dave Atkinson wrote:
FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

Big Grin

That's the benefit of doing the scores Big Grin

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

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:23

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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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posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:25

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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 Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:26

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there will be some more badges coming online for the TdF, by the way Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:27

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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

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:27

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:34

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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 Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:44

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a badge for getting all the badges? Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:47

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Dunno, just went a little badge crazy... Surprise

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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 13:55

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drheaton wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:
FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

Big Grin

That's the benefit of doing the scores Big Grin

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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posted by backflipbedlem [683 posts]
13th May 2013 - 14:00

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backflipbedlem wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:
FIVE tour top tens? FFS.

Big Grin

That's the benefit of doing the scores Big Grin

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 Big Grin 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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 14:06

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3861 posts]
13th May 2013 - 15:06

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How about WORST transfers for the next stage badge, I would be ruling that.....

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posted by Gkam84 [8795 posts]
13th May 2013 - 15:14

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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 Loser

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 Thinking Quite easy to play for though I guess.

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
13th May 2013 - 16:27

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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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 16:51

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1079 posts]
13th May 2013 - 17:56

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What about badges for the MM and HM stages? That way you have all the types of stage

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
13th May 2013 - 18:48

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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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posted by stumps [2697 posts]
13th May 2013 - 18:55

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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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th May 2013 - 20:10

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Bargain Hunter's a good 'un.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1079 posts]
13th May 2013 - 20:27

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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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posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
13th May 2013 - 20:36

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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?... Thinking

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

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posted by enrique [1684 posts]
13th May 2013 - 23:20

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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...?

posted by d_jp [104 posts]
16th May 2013 - 14:41

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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!!

posted by ray silvester [1807 posts]
17th May 2013 - 11:57

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Are the coggs clever enough to work out who won the most badges in the Giro. Confused

Perhaps a prize or recognition or a badge Laughing for the winner of most badges in a competition?

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posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
24th May 2013 - 14:38

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How about highest jump in the overall placings - in the running competition and/or the overall competition - in one day? Or maybe after (!) a competition has ended?

How about a badge because you placed on the podium of the overall of a Grand Tour? Or a competition? So you can include the Classics? Smile

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posted by enrique [1684 posts]
27th May 2013 - 14:15

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How about an Enrique badge , if you finish a stage with minus points you win it
It has a big whiney face on it ......

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posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
27th May 2013 - 16:46

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chiv30 wrote:
How about an Enrique badge , if you finish a stage with minus points you win it
It has a big whiney face on it ......

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posted by livestrongnick [1762 posts]
27th May 2013 - 17:03

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chiv30 wrote:
How about an Enrique badge , if you finish a stage with minus points you win it
It has a big whiney face on it ......

Devil Devil Devil

Big Grin Ha ha ha ha ha! Good one! Too (!) good to ignore! Wink Thinking Hmmm..... How about a chiv badge, which I stick up your ass?... Big Grin Ha ha ha ha ha! Thinking Hmmm... Well, maybe I shouldn't be that rude to you... I mean you might be a real person with real feelings and not just a stranger on the forum and take offense to that.... Nah! Who are we kidding? Smile We're just joking here, aren't we? Well, anyways, maybe I shouldn't use that language here in the forum... Big Grin Sorry! Thinking

Actually that was a pretty good joke... Wink No offense taken!... I mean , I do (!) whine a lot, but I think it's unfair to portray me as a whiner, I also have a humanitarian side to me and I contribute to society in many ways and I've learned to speak English pretty well... and... I... ummm... well... Ok Smile I authorize my name and likeness to be used for the award... It can be a representation of a horse's ass.. Aw, crap... Sorry again! Wink All's fair in love and war... and in the forum! Smile I'll be happy to sponsor that award... Will I get a Free Premium Account so I can display that badge when I earn it? Wink Or do I have to pay for that, too? Sad

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posted by enrique [1684 posts]
28th May 2013 - 17:50

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How about a badge for a 'Perfect Score', where your 9 riders came in 1-9? I wonder if anyone's ever gotten that? Thinking

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posted by enrique [1684 posts]
31st May 2013 - 4:17

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