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  1. Nosy Nellie This is a pretty difficult trophy to get, requiring all the secret chests in the High Rift be found before completion of your run. This achievement was added in the Elves, Rogues, and Rifts DLC for Portal Knights. With a lot of practice, this is doable: It's really a large memorization test with a tight timer. You must recall the location of 66-67 chests, and how to access them. It's best done alone, in my opinion, after practicing with others. Each additional person on your team causes the timer to run faster, making it pretty tough even for teams that know what they're doing. Also, as others join you, there is a very, very high chance of encountering the lag bug which freezes your characters in place while the timer drains, breaking most runs. So, again, this is best done solo after practice and study. Special thanks to @DawningEmpire and @thisghere
  2. I feel pretty confident Destiny 2 will have no further trophies. I don’t see another expansion added being much larger than Shadowkeep due to console limitations (memory). If trophies weren’t created for Shadowkeep, it’s unlikely they’d be created for a similarly-sized release in the future. I’m pretty sure Bungie wants to normalize the achievement system across all platforms with their Triumph system. The difference in investment between their Triumph system (which saw yet another update and polishing with Shadowkeep) and their disinterested regard for PSN trophies is night and day. Let’s face it, the base Destiny 2 trophies were not that inspired (13 lackluster trophies), and many eventually unlocked unrelated to their original intention by simply starting a new DLC (character class trophies popping for simply choosing a character in Shadowkeep) and visiting Xûr to unlock the Trials trophy. My feeling is that trophies sort of commit them to narrative/achievement paths that they later may give up on. For instance, they also changed the original Nightfall/Leviathan trophy to Leviathan Prestige to the chagrin of many. The trophy change from NF Prestige to Leviathan Prestige was made, in part, because some prominent YouTubers at the time, like Datto, complained the base game was too easy. (Ironically he never achieved 100% on PS4.) In further response, Bungie temporarily made pathways to earning many of the Forsaken trophies very grindy/difficult, but later relented and made them easier to earn, like now, where many formerly difficult trophies are essentially auto-popped. Frankly, the achievement history for Destiny 2 has been a mess. Some benefited by getting achievements early (NF/Leviathan before the change), while others benefited by waiting (unlocking classes, Trials, seals, and acquiring 10 Forsaken exotics). This happens from time to time in games, and certainly happened to D2. If anything, in regard to pushback against Eververse disincentiving play, in the future, Bungie may dedicate more desirable loot to unlock with the achievement of certain Triumphs.
  3. @TheMightyImp2 Ha, that may have been part of it for me. First time I had to take Dramamine to get through a game...
  4. Did anyone else suffer motion sickness while playing this game? I felt nauseated almost instantly. I suppose I'll have to pop Dramamine before playing again. Apparently others have experienced this in the past with regard to Blackwood Crossing: https://steamcommunity.com/app/453310/discussions/0/1290690926866869435/
  5. I'm thinking you have to advance the story. The answer to your question may be in the link below. I'll just post the link to avoid mentioning story spoilers here....Check out Rycyyn's #2 post, which seems to address your concern... https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/702760-the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/72269909
  6. By completing the story, you will earn a relic that will allow you to set whatever is remaining in your game to your level (Mayhem I, II, and III). Mayhem I will suit your needs. So, yes, they can scale that way, so skip them until you finish the main story. Here is an article that discusses the matter, as a PSA. https://www.fanbyte.com/trending/skip-side-quests-before-borderlands-3-endgame/
  7. The scuttlebutt is, Bungie seeks to unify achievements across all platforms by relying on the game’s internal Triumph system. That is, not all platforms offer trophies and achievements that permit D2 play.
  8. #106: The Limits of the Possible My third run now through the World of Witcher 3. My platinum completion clocked in at 230 hours: A lot of rose-smelling. I have really come to appreciate the depth of lore and detail in this game. I wish they had added trophies for brewing all the oils and potions to their superior versions, and added silver trophies for completing the DLCs on Death March.
  9. The Limits of the Possible
  10. How do you govern your PSN friend list as a trophy hunter? I have found some difficulties managing a large friend list as a hunter for a number of reasons. I find that some new friends, who are often not trophy hunters, come to expect assistance in their games. (That is, why can’t you do X for me…You’ve already done that yourself.) To a certain extent, I can understand some of these expectations: Why else are we friends on PSN if not to at least communicate or game with one another once in a while? However, some believe, apparently, that being a PSN friend means owing random aid. I am Founder of a large clan in Destiny 2. So I am friends with a number of players who I do not regularly game with, for clan administration: I will tolerate a lot to keep them on my friend list for the sake of the clan. However, a number of these players, over the years, have sent invites to random games beyond D2, some of which I don’t even own. Some can be quite persistent, blowing apart my account with invites and desperate requests, and even getting angry in some cases. For instance, when the new Borderlands 2 DLC (Fight for Sanctuary) was recently released, quite a few of these random D2 clanmates would jump into my game uninvited while I was farming. Some would still barge into my game even after I told them I was currently unavailable in a message. (Restarting farming instances in BL2 often resets the party settings to open.) At times, I had to play “appear offline” to get peace and quiet. This led to my decision to remove/block the most aggressive randoms from my friend list. I’ve had some pretty salty messages from randoms I’ve declined assistance to for various good reasons. So I ask, what challenges have you faced as a trophy hunter with regard to your friend list? How did you address those challenges? Are you able to keep a large friend list? (My fellow trophy hunter friends nearly all have very small friend lists.) I have personally found it very difficult to manage a friend list over 100. I simply don’t have time to field the random and persistent requests on my schedule (family/job/PhD/newborn). I have a close-knit group of friends that I hunt with, and finding time beyond this group with a family is incredibly difficult. Who makes it onto your friend list in 2019? Why? How does someone get to stay on your friend list? Do you use the block feature? Some of my friends will unfriend but not go so far as to block, thinking it’s mean or overkill. I’d be interested in reading your thoughts on this matter.
  11. Yes, 1 month for sure...2 months possibly.
  12. There is actually a chance trophies are added in September as well, when the discovery tour update is released. Ubisoft added trophies for that aspect of the game for Origins to encourage engagement.
  13. Ubisoft posted on Twitter that the final achievement will be available to earn in August. Their July 8 post reads, in regard to the contents of Patch 1.4.0, that it includes “In-game support for the next Lost Tale of Greece (August)”
  14. @Gumby114 Correct. With the Leviathan in the rear-view mirror, you're just left with grind. You might take a look at the Lore Seal. Rumor is it's currently the "easiest" to earn...Recent patches have taken a good bit of difficulty, grind, and time off the table in regard to the Forsaken trophies.
  15. After two days of struggling, I was finally able to extricate the pivot (Epsilon) placed inside of a Boston house. My pivot was located inside of a building in South Boston, the same location featured in many videos posted by other fellow sufferers. (I wanted to attach a screenshot of its location, but I'm not sure how to do that on this site.) A YouTube video posted by Christoph Bast, "Pivot Epsilon Glitch in Boston," shows the location of the pivot. At any rate, this is what I did and why: As recommended by others, I tried closely surrounding the stuck pivot with my 11 other pivots, heading to XMB, signing out of my profile, signing in again, and then quickly selecting the problem pivot in the pivot info menu to force re-sync the pivot. I tried this nearly a hundred times to no avail. Days passed, and I thought I was totally screwed until the person who placed the pivot removed it. However, I noticed that the Boston pivot was not quite on ground level. While walking nearby on the street, the pivot was slightly greyed. When I got on top of a barrel or a street vendor's awning, the pivot turned white on the map. Though not visible to me, the pivot was not on ground level. So, I surrounded the problem pivot with my 11 other pivots by placing them in slightly elevated positions around the stuck pivot. I placed them on awnings, barrels, fences, perches, etc.: In other words, I tried to place them at roughly the same height as the glitched pivot. In short, this worked on my FIRST forced re-sync attempt with this new strategy. This is what I did: 1. I surrounded the problem pivot with my eleven pivots, but I placed them in elevated positions...on barrels, fences, awnings, perches, etc. I did not have all of the pivots on lines, as others say was required. 2. I highlighted the problem pivot in the pivot info menu. 3. I pressed the PS button on my controller, went to XMB, went to Account Management, hit triangle, signed out, waited a few seconds, signed back in, then returned to the game. I did not pull the plug on my Internet, as others say is required. 4. When I returned to the game, I immediately highlighted the problem pivot in the pivot info menu. This caused the forced re-sync. My problem pivot re-appeared in a nearby street in South Boston. Sorry for the long-winded post, but I wanted to journal my experience to provide a possible roadmap for others. So what I'm offering is a modified version of the forced re-sync method circulating in forums. I believe that the 11 surrounding pivots need to be on the same plane as the problematic pivot to force the re-sync in Boston. Given that this technique worked for me on the first attempt, I have some hopes this strategy will help others who, more than likely, inevitably find themselves faced with the Epsilon pivot inside of the South Boston home (Adams Tavern, to be precise).
  16. Castaway Paradise has a progress tracker. Especially helpful considering its variety and quantity of collectibles...
  17. Child of Light. You could add trophies for crafting a Princess Stone, for fully completing all perk trees, and for beating the game on Expert / NG+.
  18. I have completed Episode 1: Fields of Elysium, and enhanced 4 abilities acquired from a Keeper's Insight, but I did not earn the associated Club XP/Units for completing this challenge. Anyone else run into this issue? A known fix? Thanks!
  19. There isn't a bright line between difficult and easy trophies in many cases. For example, take a rare group of trophies like the weapon assignment trophies in the Battlefield 1 DLCs. Many players...including some who often post in these "trophy purity" threads...cheese these trophies by having a friend drop all the DLC guns on the ground. In this case, these otherwise difficult trophies are no more difficult than what's offered in Iron Snout, a game that's given moral heartburn to most in this thread. In an ideal world, I can understand why many are bothered. These games, in the ideal, are corrosive to the value of platinum and gold trophies. But as one person pointed out recently in another thread, over half the trophies on PSN are above 50% rarity on this site: in other words, most trophies on PSN simply aren't that hard to earn. There isn't much consistency in terms of difficulty from game to game in regard to what it takes to earn trophies. A friend of mine makes pretty good money by earning rare trophies for highly ranked members on this site. Many players also go onto eBay, for instance, and purchase the difficult raid trophies on Destiny 1 and 2: I personally know players who have done this. Sometimes family members play on one account, and it's difficult to know who's playing what titles (I know many who share their accounts with children and/or their wives). There's no way to regulate how trophies are earned, and otherwise difficult trophies are exploited or cheesed constantly, often by those very eager to virtue signal later. It might be best to evaluate each account as one might evaluate a person's résumé, judging for highs and lows by whatever standard you seek to apply, for whatever reasons. While I do understand the moral angst, I also understand the genie is out of the bottle...
  20. If you can obtain Supergirl and Wicked Witch, your ride to 100% will be much smoother. In my opinion, Supergirl is the best character in the game. In addition to the three base mini-figures, having Supergirl, Wicked Witch, Dr. Who, Abby Yates, Ethan Hunt, Newt Scamander, a character that can break rainbow bricks, and the DeLorean available from the start gives you access to most of the game’s hidden areas in the base and expansion sets. Some of the hidden areas where the mini-kits are located are surprisingly creative and well-crafted. While it’s totally fine to pursue just the 100%, having only the base characters makes probably 40% of the level content inaccessible. Sometimes these “hidden” areas have even another additional layer beyond them. The game has a surprising amount of depth locked behind characters with unique abilities, some of whom are available only in the Team and Fun packs.
  21. Considering that a little more than 1500 players out of 255,000 owners of D2 on this site have earned 100%, I think this thread is dismissive of the difficulty of reaching 100% for most players. Being 650 light doesn’t make Leviathan on Prestige easier, per se. Your light is capped at 300 for this event. Those who say your light isn’t capped at 300 have not read Bungie’s patch notes on this matter. What would make this raid easier is the better gear that has been available since Leviathan was released. The Last Wish raid has been cheesed by many with cluster rockets. But cluster rockets are receiving a hefty nerf next week, so this exploit will likely be closed off now, meaning you’ll have to run Last Wish legit, which isn’t “easy” for most. If you have a good crew to work through D2 with, and a really solid raid crew to rely on, it’s probably a 6/10 to get everything. It’s the grind that is “difficult.” The RNG associated with the Seals causes most players to tap out, and the player base has been shrinking, making reliable people to run activities with harder to find. For most players, earning 100% will take quite an investment of time. Some of that investment will be curtailed now that Xûr will sell Forsaken exotics. Those who do find the 100% easy are the outliers, and they may indeed find it easy. (I’ve earned the 100%...it was quite the journey!!)
  22. I think Lego Dimensions is a solid game. Before buying Dimensions, you'll need to understand it's quite a financial investment if you're looking to 100% this title. You'll need all the story and level packs (13 of those) in addition to the base game, and a number of additional characters beyond these packs. If you're looking for the least expensive route to earn 100%, then you can just buy the necessary tag base discs on eBay, for instance. Yes, you need the USB Portal Base to play Dimensions. So, no, it's not too late...
  23. @Viper I like your logical reasoning there. I checked my account. I used the code some time ago that Ubisoft provided for me. I cannot dismantle my Epsilon, or anything else, apparently, that I obtain from Club. (Not that I want to, and we have the ship’s stash, as you’ve noted.)
  24. I included this code in another post, but some might miss it. I was given a code to unlock one of the blue, rare-quality Club rewards. I was told it would unlock the Mycenaean Dory, but it unlocked the Epsilon Blade Club reward instead for me. The code is ACOD-KASS-FR31-7406. Hopefully the code works for you as well, as I was informed it would work for all accounts. Others have had luck using it as well. https://redeem.ubisoft.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/
  25. @dokkanexpert Odd. I didn’t think the Club Rewards could be dismantled...it drops as a very low level item...perhaps it’s at the bottom of that slot’s inventory? Because players sometimes even complain about not being able to dismantle Club rewards because of limited inventory space. https://steamcommunity.com/app/812140/discussions/0/1728711392744833937/