damienjablonski

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  1. When I got the platinum back in December I attributed a higher platinum percentage (I think it was about 3% back then) to a low number of game owners compared to platinum achievers. At the time there were under 600 achievers. However, I noticed like everyone here how the percentage has sadly been on a huge rise since then due to game save cheaters. It’s getting to a point where the platinum trophy will be moving out of the ultra rare territory, which is ridiculous considering that it takes over 100 hours of dedication to get it legitimately. The crash 4 auto pop on PS5 should be a reward or icing on the cake for those that put the grind in on PS4 for 106%, but all it’s doing is giving the cheaters a second platinum trophy for free. I’ve also reported cheaters on other games since January but they still haven’t been taken off the leaderboards, it’s ridiculous how blatant cheaters can get away with this. If the staff are overpowered with the amount of reports, why don’t they bring more trusted reputable volunteers in to go through them? It makes you wonder
  2. This feature seems to be broken, it gives a connection error each time. I got the trophy today though so I won’t need to stress out anymore haha. After having done all of them I still think Mental Block was the hardest. On The Dream Team however turned out not to be the hardest race which I found interesting and not what I expected, but it might just be due to experience. I think that some of the spike races were a lot more challenging than the dream team event
  3. I’m currently at 24/41 golds and the Mental Block drifting event was by far the hardest one I’ve done so far. It took 11 hours worth of attempts whereas the longest any other event took me was 3 hours, wherein most events take under an hour for comparison. Edit: I got 41/41 today and received the trophy as a result. I still think that Mental Block was by far the most difficult event. On The Dream Team was not the hardest race in my opinion but that might have been due to the experience I gained in the 40 events prior.
  4. I agree with you, I started this trophy because I wanted to challenge myself as should everyone else doing it, I knew what I was getting into. But personally I enjoy these kinds of challenges, it’s similar to the platinum time trial relics I had to do on crash 4. Practice makes perfect, as well as doing many runs until you get that perfect one, which by the way always gives a great feeling
  5. I’ve 24/41 so far, have done all of the spike, manu and Amy events. The hardest by an absolute mile is Mental Block (8th Manu event). The longest any other event has taken me was 3 hours, most take me under an hour. However, Menal Block took me 11 hours of attempts to get gold on. There are many skill and luck based factors to consider. The skill based factor is obviously your ability to drift and get the most points out of every single turn over an almost 7 minute long period of time, but you also have a time limit to reach the ridiculous score. There seems to be a bug on PS5 though where timers are broken and throughout the event I couldn’t see how much time I had left, I just had to do it fast! The luck based factors are: bad server connection popups which prevent your score from counting for a few seconds at a time, which kills the run and makes you restart, traffic spawns which are probably the biggest problem, you need them to not spawn in some places as when they do, they’re unavoidable and you crash, losing your combo. There are also very random AI spawns where they’re racing up the hill and can also make you crash which ruins the run. Lastly (this happens more often than you think) you can even have players starting events that overlap with the Mental Block drifting track. I’ve had to change servers a few times because players started events which made many AI cars and themselves go through my track in the opposite direction, where they were impossible to dodge. I also had two runs that were extremely close about 9-10 hours in, I was about 3,000 points off the target, but I persisted and after 11 hours of playing I got the score. I recommend you do the Manu events after spike so you can get this ridiculous crap out of the way. Manu does have other very hard events but this one just broke me a little. Oh and lastly, I had to tune the build slightly from what you’ll find online. They usually recommend the extreme grip wheels which I’ve used for every event except mental block, I had to change the tyres to extreme drift so I could pull more points per drift, albeit it was harder to control the car.
  6. The default controls worked for me. If you're going for the platinum relics it's much easier to triple spin (Square,Square,Square) than to slide spin (R1, Square) to obtain the relics. Ideally you want to combine both movement techniques but I found myself triple spinning about 90% of the time rather than slide spinning.
  7. The game runs at 60 FPS on PS5. The menus and and UI are rendered in 4K but everything else is rendered in a lower resolution, hence it might appear slightly blurry or lower res. It’s only really noticeable on the map, not so much in-game
  8. Bears Repeating and Building Bridges were definitely the most frustrating for me, the bear sections are bullshit and you have to replay them quite a few times to get the run you need
  9. In 2009 I was 12 years old. One of my favourite games at the time was Resident Evil 5. I played it every day that summer and it soon became my first ever platinum trophy, on the 28th of August 2009. It was a huge milestone for me, as a gamer. When the remastered version was released for the PS4 it was a no brainer for me, I had to get it. A remaster was a dream come true! After buying the game I realised that the the 10th anniversary of my first platinum was right around the corner. This made me come up with something special that would help me celebrate this occasion. Something I don't think many others, if anyone, has done. So, exactly 10 years later, at the age of 22, on the 28th of August 2019, I earned the platinum trophy for the PS4 version of the game. I loved the game as a boy and I still hold it close to my heart as a man. It will forever remain a timeless classic for me. Here is an image showing the two trophy stamps, I was off by 6 seconds but I'm still very happy with it! What are your thoughts and has anyone done this for any other games? I also purchased the remastered version of Burnout Paradise, but I will have to wait until 2021 to do that one!
  10. If you want you can throw in some of my footage from doing Missile Boy, I think it demonstrates where using The Kid really makes a huge difference.. Until this point it was alright without him but he just made some of the levels here so much easier..
  11. It most certainly is patched, it is now also impossible to download a digital game without the patches because both the game and the patch download as one entity, whereas in the past the patch was separate. There is no way to delete the patches from a digital game or to download a digital game without them.
  12. Just keep practicing! You need to find the easiest ways to do every level and after dying a few hundred or thousand times you can get them all done without dying! I used to think that the hospital dark world was extremely difficult before but today I nailed all 20 levels in a row without dying and got the Blood Clot Boy trophy, believe in yourself!
  13. I got the first 4 no death runs done without the kid.. I still haven't unlocked him and I'm about to do the Salt Factory light world without him..
  14. I can't use the chat because of the ad you see at the bottom of the screen, no matter what orientation I use my phone in, the ad is always in the way of the bar that I need to tap in order to type something, making it impossible to use the chat on my mobile device.
  15. It's fixed now for me
  16. Perhaps an option somewhere for us to toggle round or square avatars at will? (If it already isn't a thing)
  17. IN THIS CASE what you are essentially doing is speeding up the boosting, it is very comparable indeed. Look, if people want me to not help others with the Wanted trophy then I won't, as I said I just wanted to debate the topic as mature adults in a mature manner which is starting to fail. I'll let Sly decide what to do in the case of the Wanted trophy. I'll stick to whatever he says.
  18. I just want to look at the Wanted trophy specifically, could we have a poll to decide whether or not people should be able to reduce the week long grind to 10 minutes or so? All I wanted to do was to help..
  19. Auto popping is the big difference in this case.. I don't auto pop (and auto popping as far as I know gives you all trophies for a game instantly, which is waaaaaay beyond what's going on here).. I explained this stuff 2 or 3 times already so I guess I'll just give up trying to get my point through I know it's "cheating" but so is boosting and the only other way people get this trophy is through boosting.. It IS a lot different from auto popping, it really is.. Auto pop once and your account gets banned by Sony. I don't even have a jailbroken console so I couldnt do that stuff even if I wanted to, the mods I use can be obtained via a system restore from a USB, it's pretty effortless and it is not a jailbreak.. These mods are very limited and can only really mod Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer (on what is called a "bypass", which means you will ONLY play with people who mod or want mods, plus there are no trophies affiliated with that multiplayer mode) and GTA IV. I just wanted to debate this topic, like civilised adults. I didn't want to offend anyone or cause anger..
  20. CO-OPs still take some time if you teleport directly to objectives (Hangman's Noose takes about 2m, Dealbreaker about 5m, Bomb da Base II about 4m30s), as for winning the other game modes that's true but the chances are everyone will leave the session prior to the modder being able to win (which means that match does not count as a win) which is a good thing. I don't condone of using mods this way, those are mods that affect some players in a negative manner which is why I don't offer help in such ways. The trophy is not being hack opened (I think you are talking about auto popping, that is not what we're doing here), the way it is works is that money drops have an increased value, allowing you to reach level 10 in one match. This does not instantly pop the trophy either, you have to complete another match after that for it to appear. I think that trophies that take ~40 hours of grinding like Wanted on an 8 year old game are ok to speed up via mods, that being said, I can't think of any other trophies like that which you can get faster with mods..
  21. Auto popping isn't what's being done here (there is no reason to be flagged and no reason to be removed from the leaderboards) and as has been said, you are reducing the Wanted trophy to take about 10 minutes instead of a week or so of grinding (all in all the IV mods only affect one trophy in a big way which is Wanted because of how much time you save in this particular case). The odds of you getting Wanted accidentally through being given money drops by a random modder are pretty high on IV as well and it has happened to many, many people. The way I look at it is and also why I started offering help is because it's an old game with a terrible trophy. (Wanted is mainly what I wanted to speed up for people), so many people have already received the trophy through money drops already and people have actually PAID for this service, since Wanted is a grind barrier between the player and the platinum trophy. Keep in mind that the trophy was unobtainable for a while. What if that were to happen again and people end up without any way to obtain the platinum? Get it while you can.
  22. AWP can't be modded And yes, Fly the co-op is pretty easy if you're good at the game The leaderboards on GTA IV have been down for over a year and will stay that way forever on the PS3(due to GameSpy being shut down if I remember correctly). In fact, Wanted was unobtainable for a short period of time because of this but an update made it so that your rank is now tied to your game save rather than the leaderboards and the trophy is once again obtainable.
  23. http://i67.tinypic.com/bhhogx.jpg Comments part 1 http://i66.tinypic.com/iodzqa.jpg Comments part 2 ^ to avoid naming and shaming In reply to your arguments here: 1. There will not be a rise in modding help being offered for two reasons, the first being that you cannot in any way mod the next gen systems and the second being that 99.9% of mods dont in any way affect how fast you get trophies and in fact they don't affect trophies in any way. 2. This isn't cheating, this is saving time. In the case of the Wanted trophy you are still "boosting" (as you put it), except you receive the money at a faster rate. In the case of Fly the co-op, teleportation allows you to save around 10 minutes in total, but you must still complete the missions in their entirety. (Fly the co-op and Wanted are the only two online trophies that can be sped up via mods in GTA IV, as for single player using cheat codes is way more useful mods, an annihilator is the best way to get around and spawning the NRG900 is pretty useful too for stunt jumps, spawning those vehicles with cheat codes is faster than via a mod menu). Oh and there aren't any other games I 2. Not every person that has mods uses them for griefing purposes. You are generalising (as has been said in those comments). There are also COUNTLESS modding communities out there that have become huge. Look at Garry's Mod, it became its own standalone game, same with Day Z. In games like GTA IV and V on the PC modding is actually encouraged and the community has created some outstanding mods. In Just Cause 2 there was a mod that allowed you to have a multiplayer mode, a feature missing from the original game.