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 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 first
Then you need to choose a Goal Statistic to measure - here's where you will see the most changed:
Choose 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 Platform Choose 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 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 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-ended
Once you're happy with everything, click on Create Goal:
The 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 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 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.
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