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Jul
26
The First Great TrueTrophies Score Challenge
It's time to finally introduce the TrueGaming Network's biggest contest to TrueTrophies. The Great TrueTrophies Score Challenge enters players into a weekly elimination league based on their TrueTrophy score -- based on the TrueAchievements equivalent created by planting42.

How does it work?
There are two separate but concurrent contests - the Individual and Team Contest. This year, the Teams will consist of 2 gamers.

The contest runs for 12 periods of one week, and at the end of each period the lowest scoring teams in each contest are eliminated and the leaderboards are reset for the next period. Periods will end on Mondays at 13:00 UTC.

GTTSC 2019 Elimination: Elimination is based on the TrueTrophies score of the individual or the combined TrueTrophy score of the team. Remember, your TrueTrophies score can decrease over time due to "decay" (trophies earned by more gamers become less valuable in TT score).

You must try to keep yourself or your team above the elimination line at the end of the period. Those falling under the line at the end of the period go home empty-handed.

Important note: TrueTrophies only tracks trophies that appear on the PlayStation Network and are publicly visible. If you have your Trophies or Games activity hidden on PSN, we will not be able to track your trophies.

When does it start?
Registration for the event is open now, and the first period will start on Monday August 5th at 13:00 UTC.

How do I register?
Head over to the GTTSC Event Hub and hit "Register" to choose to enter the individual or team contest, or both. Note that entering the team contest will not put you into a team - you'll need to create one or accept an invite into one. If you are not in a team by the time the contest starts you will be put into a random team with other registered gamers not yet in a team.

See the GTTSC contest forum for more info.

We hope you will join us for this exciting new event, and please share this story around so we can make the event as successful as possible!
Added by kintaris at 16:47:00
Jul
23
Say Hello To TrueGaming Network's Brand New Content Team!
Part of our mission at TrueGaming Network is to make sure that our community gets top quality news and content on a regular basis. As part of that, we've set up a new full-time content team in a dedicated office.

I'm Sam, and I've been a writer for the Network since 2016. After half a year writing exclusively for TrueTrophies in 2018, I took over as Content Editor for the whole Network. We saw a lot of growth on TT at the end of last year just by having a dedicated full time writer around, and so we want to continue that success across both sites with a couple more hands on deck.

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With all of that said, I'm proud to introduce you to our two new full time writers!
Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!

Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but I'm looking forward to improving my TT Score and completion percentage!

You will likely see more of our lovely faces in the coming months as we plan to take over streaming and video content, freeing the development team up to work on some exciting site stuff. We have some more plans for future content too, which we can't wait to share with you. In the meantime, please give a warm welcome to our new writers, and be kind as they learn the ropes!
Added by kintaris at 11:05:00
Jul
08
The New Annual International Bean Dive Starts This Week!
The dust of E3 has settled, and the quiet summer months of the gaming calendar are here. Does that mean you should go outside? Of course not, silly. It means you should close all the curtains, refuse all calls, crack open the backlog and take a sip. That's right, it's time for the Annual International Bean Dive -- you know, the one that runs every year that we totally missed for two years! Here's how you can join in with the event when it launches on Friday July 12th.

Bean Dive

What is a Bean Dive?
A valid question, truth-seekers. The Bean Dive is a community-wide event that was originally brought to life ten years ago by known scoundrel Beanpotter. The idea is that you add any games in your ever-increasing backlog to your PSN ID by popping a single trophy in each one. On the one hand it means you will finally try at least a little bit of all of those abandoned games in your hoard. On the other hand, your completion percentage is going to take a hit. Your goal over the next 12 months is to try and work your way through as many of those newly added games as possible, to try and recover your completion percentage to its former glory.

How to Register
Registration for the event officially begins on Friday July 12th at midday UTC and will close on July 22nd at midday UTC. To register, simply head over to the Bean Dive 2019 Hub and click the "Start My Dive" button once the event is officially underway.

Once clicked, we'll instantly capture your current TT stats and begin tracking your Bean Dive stats. To add a game to your Bean Dive simply pop one trophy (or as few as possible, but ideally one) in each of them, and they will automatically be included in your Bean Dive stats. Once you've added your last game, clicking the "Finished Dive" button in the Bean Dive Hub will allow the site to start tracking your road to recovery, and a message will appear on your friend feed with the total number of games added and your total completion percentage drop. Don't hit Finish my Dive until we've scanned in all the trophies you want to include!

Useful Links
Bean Dive 2019 Hub
Bean Dive 2019 Forum
Bean Dive 2019 FAQs
Bean Dive 2019 Leaderboard
#TABeanDive on Twitter
Bean Dive Guide
We'll post a reminder once registration opens, and then again a day or two before the registration closes, but in the meantime feel free to share your past Bean Dive day experiences and let us know how many games you intend to dive in the comments below.

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Added by kintaris at 13:43:00
Jul
05
PSA: Our Scanners Are Back in Action, Working Through the Backlog This Weekend
The TrueTrophies trophy scanners are back up and running as of today, and are currently chugging through the site backlog to get everyone's stats up to date.

What Has Changed For Me?
Nothing has changed for folks looking to keep their trophy stats up to date -- we've just repointed things behind the scenes thanks to some unexpected changes on Sony's end of the process. Normal service should resume over the next week.

You may notice that your trophies are not fully up to date immediately; given the length of this outage we have a bit of a backlog to get through. Though we have dedicated all of our trophy scanners to the task, this is still going to take a while to filter through.

Those of you without a Pro account may notice that some of your scans show as Pro in the next few days -- that's because we've temporarily put the Pro scanner on general duty to get through the pile a little quicker.

Do I need to do anything?
We're gradually scanning everyone individually and updating any unlocked trophies since the outage began, so there's no need for individual gamers to manually start a scan. Everyone should be back up to date in the next few days.

A huge thanks to Jack and Ollie for their work in finding a new scanning route now that Sony have changed the playing field.

If you have more questions about the issue, please let us know!
Added by kintaris at 16:14:00
Jul
03
The TrueTrophies Walkthrough Team is Now Recruiting!
Hello TT'ers!

In order to keep up with the current number of requests, we're looking to expand the walkthrough team with new volunteers. So if you're interested in becoming an Overseer for the site, read on!

Walkthrough Hero

What does the role involve?
If you've volunteered to write a walkthrough before, you'll be familiar with what overseers do. Every walkthrough on the site needs to pass through a quality check to confirm it can be used to gain all of the trophies within the corresponding game. Overseers are responsible for this quality check, on top of ensuring that the walkthrough is written in a timely fashion. They work with the writers to correct spelling, grammar, and vocabulary, while also providing advice to create the best walkthrough possible.

To summarize, the role typically includes:
Proofreading walkthroughs that are written by the community
Keeping track of the progress of assigned walkthroughs and writers
Assisting writers in the use of the site editor and answering any questions they have in the process
Staying updated on walkthrough forums and threads and commenting when necessary
Participating in group discussions about walkthrough standards and possible improvements

We're not just looking for overseers with the technical skills. We're also eager to find those who are passionate about the role. Much of an overseer's time is spent reading and correcting walkthroughs written by members of the community. And, although having good knowledge in both spelling and grammar is crucial, it's also important to be patient. We often work with first-time writers who are unaware of how to use the editor, and sometimes even non-English writers who need a bit of assistance with the language. Being able to properly – and professionally – communicate with these writers is key, while still keeping up with the standards needed for a proper walkthrough.

What’s in it for me?
As said above, the team is made up entirely of volunteers. However, overseers do receive credit for every walkthrough that they proofread on the site. In addition to this, you'll get to interact with other staff members across TGN, as well as introduce your own ideas to the walkthrough system. It's also a great way to simply interact with other members of the site.

How do I apply?
In order to be considered for the role, all applicants must answer the following questions below:
Tells us about yourself! Give your name and age, and anything else you'd like to share.
What languages are you familiar with? Are you fluent in English?
What games do you enjoy playing? What genres do you prefer?
Do you have experience with writing walkthroughs? Do you write reviews, solutions, or anything else on the site?
Have you previously applied/held a volunteer position on any of the TGN sites before?
How much time could you commit to the team? Give an estimate for a week.
How often do you log into the site on average per week? How often do you post?
How would you choose to check spelling and/or grammar within a piece of writing?
What methods would you use to discover content that is plagiarised from other sources?
If you were assigned to a walkthrough for a game that you haven't played, how would you determine whether or not the content is accurate?
Do you prefer to work alone or in a group? How would you prefer to communicate with other members of the team?
Do you feel that walkthroughs should be short and simple, or long and detailed? Explain why.
If you could make any suggestions to improve walkthroughs or the walkthrough team here on the site, what would they be?
Do you have any questions for us? Feel free to ask about the team! Enthusiasm is always a bonus.
And finally, proofread the following paragraph, making all necessary changes:
when u arive at the next room open th Chest too get a new item,Up on opening teh Chest. u will get an story trophee.. save now other wise u mite have to restart game if u die. On the nex t area youll fite a boss. IF u beat it with out deaths you will get trophie.but not any morebcause a pAtch broke it henceforth its unobtainable! Unless you have a physicle copie of the Game. If u do, install game offline & u can get it and also the other tropies broke In the patch… thx for using MY walk through and i hope you got all the tt score bye
Your application should be submitted via a private message to me, NicoleRenee00. We ask that all applications be submitted by Sunday, July 21st, 6:00 PM UTC at the latest. Please separate each question clearly in your response.

As always, thanks to everyone in the community and good luck to all who apply! The Walkthroughs Roundup for Q2 of 2019 will be here shortly.
Added by NicoleRenee00 at 10:08:01
Jul
02
Alert: Our Trophy Scanners Are Currently Down, Stay Tuned For Updates
Hello TT'ers,

We are currently unable to scan gamers due to unexpected changes on Sony's end of the process. We're looking into it as a priority and will let you know as soon as we have an update.

We have turned off scanners completely for now while we investigate this issue.

We will still receive new trophy lists and DLC lists in the meantime.

Please note that as this is a Sony-side issue, we can't guarantee exactly when the fix will be in place. However rest assured we are looking into workarounds that can get everything up and running as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience!
Added by kintaris at 15:18:27