Gamer Goals Completely Revamped

By Rich Stone,
Hey TTers!

We've wanted to add some additional options to the Gamer Goals functionality for some time (in fact, many have been requested in the Site Wishlist Forum).

We've been working on making this a reality for a couple of weeks now, and here's a little run through of the new system that just went live...

Start by going to your Gamer Goals page, then click Create goal button to take you through to the new Create Goal Wizard.

You can choose between making a Personal Target or a Competitive Goal against another Gamer:

Choose the Goal TypeChoose the Goal Type

If you choose to make it a competitive goal, you'll need to enter the PSN ID of the gamer you want to challenge or overtake:

Choose your competitor, friends are listed firstChoose your competitor, friends are listed first

Then you need to choose a Goal Statistic to measure - here's where you will see the most changed:

Choose a Goal statisticChoose a Goal statistic

• TrueTrophy Score
• Trophy XP
• Trophy Level
• True Level
• TrueTrophy Ratio
• All Trophies Won
• Platinum Trophies Won
• Gold Trophies Won
• Silver Trophies Won
• Bronze Trophies Won
• Completed Games
• Games Played
• Site Leaderboard Position (Personal target only)
• Site Leaderboard Value (Personal target only)
• Complete Specific Game
• Win Specific Trophy
• Trophy Streak Days (Personal target only)

If you choose a score based target, you can now additionally choose a Platform or Game Type (Retail or PSN) for the target should you wish to, and if we track that data at that level:

You can now choose a specific PlatformYou can now choose a specific Platform

Choose a Retail or PSN Game Type if requiredChoose a Retail or PSN Game Type if required

As you select a Platform or Game Type, you'll see your score and your competitors score (if you've chosen one):

See your current scoresSee your current scores

If you've chosen a specific game to complete or achievement to earn, you'll need to choose the appropriate items - again you just type in the name and matches will appear.

Complete a Game RaceGame Race Challenge

If you've chosen a Site Leaderboard Position or Value goal, you'll need to choose the particular site leaderboard you are targeting - and this must be one you already tracked on.

Finally, you can choose a specific date to reach your target or leave them open-ended:

Choose a Target Date or leave it open-endedChoose a Target Date or leave it open-ended

Once you're happy with everything, click on Create Goal:

The goal information is much easier to set up nowThe goal information is much easier to set up now

This will add the item to your feed, and also create the goal on your Goals page:

Goals are posted to your Friend FeedGoals are posted to your Friend Feed

Goal progress is shown on the My Goals page. Game races will show both your and your competitors game progress.

More info on the Goals PageMore info on the Goals Page

Another new feature is that the gamer you challenge will now receive a notification of your goal, and if they accept it will also appear on their homepage and Goals page. If not, they won't see it on their pages but you can continue to track your progress on yours.

Note: Regular registered users can have up to 3 active goals at any time, while Pro Account holders can have up to 100!

We hope you enjoy these new features, we've had a lot of fun writing and testing them.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Rich created TrueTrophies in order to reward gamers properly for the hardest trophies they earned. The site has now become one of the leading PlayStation communities around, and Rich is just as passionate as he's ever been about trophies and PlayStation.