Gamer Goals Completely Revamped

By Rich Stone, 4 years ago
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.

Game Race ChallengeGame 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
Creator of TrueTrophies, TrueAchievements and TrueSteamAchievements. Loves racing games, not convinced by RPGs.
Posts on this article have been added to a thread in the Site News Forum.
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Str8Flushin
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Str8Flushin
Posted on 02 April 15 at 13:49
Neato
munchmagic1986
Posted on 02 April 15 at 14:04
Schweet! Fantastic stuff toast

And you will never beat me Dave!
McVexy
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McVexy
Posted on 02 April 15 at 14:24
This is.. actually pretty awesome. Good job, guys!
Prem-aka-Prince
Posted on 02 April 15 at 14:58
The wizard looks pretty slick, nice work.
I've always thought it would be nice to have the option to set your competitive targets against that person's number locked at the current figure- e.g. total TT score today, or percentage completion. The current system works if you're going at a faster rate than them, but if you go at the same pace or they push up their number more than expected then it makes your goal impossible (and there's no way to cancel or amend them). Having the option would avoid the whole 'moving goal post' problem, no pun intended.
Also the 5th picture 'Please choose game type restrictions' says "Include Retail PSN only" which seems like a slight error.
=Semper Fi=
redknightalex
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redknightalex
Posted on 02 April 15 at 15:51
Really fantastic and great work going on here, as usual! Loving that I can just include plats as a goal (something I've been wishing for). In some ways I wish you could edit your goal instead of outright canceling it but maybe that will come in another update?

The interface is nice and modern looking although, like some other areas of the site, it doesn't always fit on my screen the way it should.

But, seriously, munch is EVERYWHERE. laugh
munchmagic1986
Posted on 02 April 15 at 15:56
redknightalex said:But, seriously, munch is EVERYWHERE. laughlaugh
RhinoVanDam
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RhinoVanDam
Posted on 02 April 15 at 16:12
This is awesome *clap clap clap*
munchmagic1986
Posted on 02 April 15 at 16:18
LordRhino said:This is awesome clap clap clap Fixed it for ya laugh
YOUNG_BIZZ
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YOUNG_BIZZ
Posted on 03 April 15 at 01:52
Nice new features!
"My controller is like my palm, always in my hand"- reuben
Nyktohyl
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Nyktohyl
Posted on 03 April 15 at 03:46
Awesome
A_Tennis_Giraffe
Posted on 03 April 15 at 04:28
I must admit I don't use the goal feature much on TT/TA, but I'll check out these new features for sure (and maybe come up with a few more goals to set for myself) smile
Hope for the best but expect the worst.
PureVapour420
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PureVapour420
Posted on 03 April 15 at 10:07
One thing I've noticed since I went full time from MS to Sony is that their gamers don't care too much about Trophies/numbers, and being an older gamer I like this, feels like the times when you gamed for pure fun :)
Are we born not knowing or are we born knowing all, are we growing wiser or are we just growing tall
PalZer0
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PalZer0
Posted on 03 April 15 at 11:52
Now if only we could get the automatic Twitter posting of earned trophies fixed.
Harris59
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Harris59
Posted on 03 April 15 at 17:28
It looks much nicer, I think it adds to making this site look more professional.
We all serve one master, one king... And his name, is gaming, forever may he reign!
EnigmaticFrenzyy
Posted on 03 April 15 at 17:46
Man, way to go.
Everything you do is a balloon.
takutoneko
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takutoneko
Posted on 05 April 15 at 06:49
PureVapour420 said:One thing I've noticed since I went full time from MS to Sony is that their gamers don't care too much about Trophies/numbers, and being an older gamer I like this, feels like the times when you gamed for pure fun :)Me too! It's really nice to see, I think clap
wastedyouth921
Posted on 06 April 15 at 18:22
PureVapour420 said:One thing I've noticed since I went full time from MS to Sony is that their gamers don't care too much about Trophies/numbers, and being an older gamer I like this, feels like the times when you gamed for pure fun :)I agree. It is kind of disheartening to see that there are hardly any guides on alot of the PS stuff but multiple guides on TA for the same game.
Cyanax
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Cyanax
Posted on 10 April 15 at 12:25
PureVapour420 said:One thing I've noticed since I went full time from MS to Sony is that their gamers don't care too much about Trophies/numbers, and being an older gamer I like this, feels like the times when you gamed for pure fun :)I'm trying to get back to gaming for pure fun. I do like achievements/trophies but going for them has changed my gaming experience for the worse. Trophies haven't been so bad but I imagine it's mostly due to the fact that I play PlayStation almost strictly for the exclusives.

On topic, I do like the new setup for goals. In fact I think I'll go take advantage of it right now. toast
Each One Teach One
zidane6915
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zidane6915
Posted on 10 May 15 at 04:18
Has anyone noticed when making a session that the trophies don't show the descriptions how do we know what trophies were choosing to work on or is it just cause I'm on my phone
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