Icebrand1270

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  1. I was considering "reviving" a long-dormant trophy checklist of mine. Time permitting, of course. Curious if anyone here would read it with my relative obscurity.

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    2. Copanele

      Copanele

      Do share it! Maybe I will find the motivation to create one myself, or find some hidden gems in your list that I should attempt too 

    3. Avatar_Of_Battle

      Avatar_Of_Battle

      I only post in mine when I hit a milestone or there's a story to tell. I like keeping it just for myself though I never minded if nobody read or commented in it.

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Best of luck with your checklist man. I also have one myself but I haven't updated it in months. Don't really have much of a time for it, sadly. As for reading, I sometimes do and sometimes don't. Really depends if I have time and the checklist is nice but hey, that's me. 

  2. Platinum 100 (as OohYeah127) Vegas Party (PS4 Version) June 18 2019 at 7:23 AM And so my comeback is complete! And yes, that is the Platinum image for this game. My gaming life got turned upside down when I lost my original PSN ID (Icebrand1270) to a bank card hack back in September of 2017. Now, after 21 months and a ton of shameful Plats (I joke that my 3 middle names are Ratalaika, Lightwood and Sometimes You... if you get the joke), I celebrate with a Plat you certainly don't see every day for Platinum 100! This was a port of a Wii party game of years past... and a very poor port at that. Some of the tilting features of the PS4 controller are used to mimic the Wii's motion controller of yesteryear... which does not translate well... at all. If that isn't bad enough, 2 trophies had requirements that were impossible and had to be altered, making this Plat unobtainable for 12 months into the game's history. By impossible I mean circumstances that would NEVER happen during gameplay (ex. One trophy called for bankrupting a player when players got loans before they got a chance to be bankrupted so that had to be altered). Crazy dumb but at least it was fixed. The "payoff" for getting this? It's my first Ultra Rare as OohYeah127! Just 16 people listed here have it with a 4.16% "success rate". Given that I am not a "traditional" trophy hunter (ex. graphics mean absolutely nothing to me, no fear of grinding trophies, and so on), I guess it was meant to be that I would have an extremely rare yet obscure Platinum for Plat 100. Amazing! Comeback Complete! OOOOHHH YEAH!!!
  3. Platinum 100 is the PS4 version of Vegas Party! 2 trophies had their requirements changed to make this Plat obtainable some time back. My first Ultra Rare Plat as OohYeah127 as well! 16th individual listed to Plat this too!

    I'll admit, this wasn't my first or even 10th choice for Plat 100. Then again, I've never been a traditional trophy hunter. Perhaps it was meant to be that Plat 100 would be an obscure yet Ultra Rare Platinum. What a crazy way to come back after losing the old ID (Icebrand1270) to a bank card hack in 2017.

    "Comeback Complete!" OOOOOOOHHHH YEAH!!!

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    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Well done! 💯 

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Conker The horrible controls make the Plat extremely tough.

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Congrats on the Platinum and on reaching your 100th milestone! 👍

       

      Great comeback. ;)

  4. [American Fugitive] Started this obscure digital-only PS4 game 2 days ago. It's only been out a month and it has NA and EU versions, of which the EU version is the more popular one.

    The game seems interesting so far, playing with a plot reminiscent of 80s crime action movies and action reminiscent of early sandbox games. Nearly done with what the trophy guide might consider to be Act 1 of 3. Not easy by any stretch and the game is not perfect but I do enjoy it.

    Now if only I could drive better for these stunt driving and time trial trophies... *sigh*

  5. I haven't felt like myself lately so I've posted even less than usual. I hope everyone is well and not fighting too much.

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    2. lordguwa

      lordguwa

      i hope things improve on your end if they aren't good right now.

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      I know how that is. I sometimes don't feel like coming here to post at times. Either due to a lack of time or motivation, it just happens from time to time.

       

      Hope everything is going well on your end.

    4. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      Thank you all. This means more to me than I can possibly say. Sadly, this week just made it worse.

  6. A site needing more staff as it grows makes sense to me. Less drama can only be a good thing.
  7. [XCOM 2] I recently got the War of the Chosen DLC. I enjoy the new complexity added to it, even if it does make it much, much tougher to beat even on Rookie Difficulty.

    Just now I earned A Rival Silenced for beating a Chosen at their stronghold, which is the only way to "permanently" defeat one. Believe it or not, it came "down to the wire" in storybook fashion against the Hunter Chosen. I was down to my last soldier and I hit a 55% shot on the Chosen for the win with just 5 HP left on both sides. Crazy!

  8. WOW! This made my day! I played both GRID 2 and GRID Autosport on my previous ID so I know I'm in for a good time. The heavy online (and MP trophy) component never bothered me since I'm terrible at racing games anyway. (Me, meet wall... again... *sigh*) Still, I did enjoy it. Let's see how well GRID fares in this generation of gaming, yes? I think it will do well but that's just me.
  9. I'm running out of time to get Platinum 100 this month. It's not looking good. Problem is there is no clear-cut choice.

    Of course, it doesn't help when 73 out of 99 Plats have a "PSNProfiles Success Rate" of 50% or better... and 54 with a "success rate" of 80% or better. My mad dash for Plats went overboard to be sure. Not that it's all bad. I am the First in the World to Plat 8 To Glory and I have some tough ones on my record (5 Star Wrestling PS4, Ashes Cricket 2017).

    I just wish to change the scenery, so to speak. Now that my Internet is better, what do I do? At least when I was still Icebrand1270 I had a clear-cut choice for Plat 100. Not this time around. *sigh*

    1. lordguwa

      lordguwa

      idk if looking for choices but the sega mega drive is a good one or sleeping dogs definitive editon i had trouble finding the events but it isn't too hard difficulty wise.

  10. Same thought pattern. Plat would have been nice but I wasn't sure if it would be. I forsee many tempers and thrown controllers.
  11. Definitely a "blast from the past" to be proud of. I played that a lot when I was still Icebrand1270 and I believe we faced each other quite a bit back then. Sadly, my PS3 burned out in the MP server's "farewell month". Anyway, as Icebrand1270 my proudest was Don Bradman Cricket 14 (PS3 version) due to its toughness and obscurity. As OohYeah127, my proudest Plat is 8 To Glory, as I was the first in the world to earn it. Watching the Sony Rarity of 0.0% disappear and knowing I was the reason for it is a feeling I can't describe. All I kept saying was "It doesn't feel real." It still doesn't!
  12. It did. Kind of surprised that fact got lost in this hate-fest.
  13. Before the "deserving/undeserving" debate grows to epic proportions for the hundredth time, I'll just say that this will be on par with Mega Man Legacy Collection as one of the most difficult PSN 100s ever, due to its incredible old-school difficulty. That said, I am picking this one up as 2 of the first games I ever saw through to the end as a kid were Dracula's Curse and Castlevania The Adventure. Enter nostalgia, pain and younger fans realizing what old-school tough really is all about. I love it!
  14. Well, I'm enjoying my newfound faster WiFi. I downloaded Horizon Zero Dawn in 1 night instead of 7-30 nonstop days. Possible Plat 100? Possibly.

    Eventually I might get the courage to play MP like in olden days... maybe.

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    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      Whoa everyone, behave and slow down! There have been some struggles. My router is a lot closer to my sister's smart tv (and my mother's smart tv) than my PS4, so they will (obviously) have a stronger connection. Especially when they insist on watching Dancing With The Stars highlights on YouTube. (BOOOO!) So I may have to wait to get beat up by "marks" who fight cheap on WWE 2K19... *sigh*

    3. Spaz

      Spaz

      I've been watching porn for 15 years, so it's nothing new.

       

      @Icebrand1270 People still watch that crap?

    4. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      Horray for fast internet! Happy for you. And HZD is a gem. Can't go wrong with making it your 100!

  15. Well everyone, my faster Internet is here! I downloaded a 9GB game in 1 hour when it would have been 5 days with our old router and "closet box" (read: 2007 model).

    It turns out a theory I had was correct: our "Stone Age" router thought old disconnected devices long-since gone were still part of the network. In other words, it couldn't tell that an old PS3, for instance, was no longer connected. So it thought there were 12 devices installed to it instead of 6. No wonder it broke down! I still feel bad my new PS4 that replaced the overheating one "broke the camel's back" so to speak.

    Our stuff was so "antique" to use the technician's words it took 3 hours to do the entire job. YIKES! But it's done. Now to find some WWE 2K19 players who love Internet critics and hate "power wrestlers" because it's the cool thing to do and beat them in Road To Glory Mode... or get beat when they fight cheaply. *evil laugh*

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    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Finally some fast internet, congrats!

    3. ee28max

      ee28max

      Awesome! :) 

    4. Charizarzar

      Charizarzar

      I recently changed internet providers. Last year God of War took me a week to download, and I was so impatient to play that I kept playing every couple of hours to get through the next small section, until I got the popup that I needed to wait for it to download some more. :P It takes a lot of getting used to the same size games being fully downloaded within an hour or two.