Andrea9281

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  1. Lots of plats for me tonight with a few more coming soon, so here's the info on each of the plats I have popped and potentially will pop in the next 24 hours: Prepared percentage prior to 1 June (all others at 0%): Female protagonists: Most of these games were tolerable, but nothing special. Wipeout 2 was actually a fun and not especially challenging UR that I would suggest to everyone (who still has a PS3, lol.) No online boost and a sub-10 hour plat is tough to find among URs. NBA 2k20 is going to see a big rarity plunge with it going free to PS+ in a few days, but unfortunately it won't help much because of the fact that I had all but one trophy done prior to the start of the month.
  2. @jemmie Congrats on an epic blindside! Takes me back to the first competition I competed in with you: THTL season 1, where I did much the same mind games to blindside CJ and make it to the finals. Of course, I didn't end up winning that finals and you won't win this, but that is still one of my favourite memories of a competition. It's satisfying to be the underdog and pull off a stunning upset, and I hope you enjoy it for what it's worth Since I'm sure you'll be retiring on this high note (and I may just do the same) I will just say that it has been a lot of fun competing with you over the years. I regret the stupid drama that happened and my role in it, but I still look back fondly on running and planning events with you. You're good at the mind games and always kept me on my toes, even if I don't think you ever actually pulled a win on me. Maybe when we both un-retire at some point 😉
  3. Excited to see how much lower this will go as a result of PS+ next month. I had a good time with it but not sure that I will be coming back for 2k21.
  4. The existence of packs definitely is gambling to me, and they have other lower stakes things like the weekly spin wheel and ball drops after triple threat offline/for locker codes. Starting this no money spent in July of 2020, I would suggest the following: Make spotlight sims your priority, particularly the finals sims because these have no player requirements (current and historic require 10 players per team on your roster to complete.) Some people would suggest domination, and that's definitely worth doing at some point, but the MT and token rewards are far superior in the spotlight sims, and you'll want to accumulate MT fast. You also get some outstanding free cards through this grind, including a Larry Bird that has 99 in all stats. You might see some of the teams in this mode and find it to be daunting, particularly for your starter team. Luckily there is cheese available to help in the form of the Nets Playbook. A play you can run through that will guarantee you score almost 100% of the time, regardless of your skill level with the game. Here's a good video outlining how to set this up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4406XNqJwFg After you have finished spotlight sims, go back and play domination. All the cards in this mode are outdated now, but they still count toward collector level. You get something like 300 cards for completing this mode + several hundred tokens and perhaps a couple hundred thousand MT. Don't bother with the unlimited multiplayer mode or triple threat offline. Triple threat online can be good if you are an expert at it, but it takes a really good squad to compete and time to master that in my opinion is better spent on the dom/spotlight grind. As you are earning MT from spotlight sims, invest it into the market. Your priority here should be cards from premium sets - I would buy any for under 3k, but start with those you can find at or around 1k (should be plenty to choose from.) I suggest these over trying to get a bunch of current series players because 1.) these cards are far more usable than any current series set - you can find some cards that would've been day 1 gods for like 1.5k now and 2.) we don't yet know what cards will be attainable through packs when 2k stops updating the game. Current series will always be oversaturated in the market, but random premium cards could become scarce and see their value inflate. If/when new super packs are released, priortise these cards. Super packs always mean market crash, particularly for the lower end cards in the collection. As you are playing you will also accumulate tokens. These tokens should be redeemed in the market for ALL emerald, sapphire, and ruby cards to give you a quick boost to collection. After this, it is best to start using the tokens to rip "Lights out" packs in the market instead of acquiring more exclusive players. 30 tokens is simply not worth it for 1 amythest player, when you could rip 5 packs for that price. These packs will almost never give you anything truly good, but we don't care about that - you will be picking up a lot of cards you don't have, AND you will quick sell those you do have to acquire easy MT. In this way, you are efficiently converting your tokens to MT and cards.
  5. Give me 5 days 😉
  6. Have you been able to get the trophies for unlocking other racers after doing this? Such as Teemto in the second race or Fud Sang in the Oovo IV one. I was able to get trophies for winning races with cheats enabled - they don't disable everything, they just seemingly prevent you from getting the racer-related trophies because the game doesn't play the cutscene of the podracer being moved into your garage after you defeat the character. @Avatar_Of_Battle When I tested this I deleted my entire save file from the PS4 menu to be sure I could earn the trophies. I'm not sure if just deleting the one profile would be sufficient. I think the trophy pop is tied to the cutscene so if you were still able to get that on a second profile it might work.
  7. No difficulty options of any sort. I think the controls for this are pretty good. I have played only Jedi Outcast so far and found it so clunky that I lost motivation to finish it (maybe someday...) but the controls here are responsive enough, especially when you upgrade turning. It's certainly not the smoothest racing game on the market, but it's far from a frustrating experience too. Another thing to note for anyone starting this over the next few days: Don't input the cheat codes to unlock the Cy Yunga and Jinn Reeso characters until after you have beaten the entire game and earned the trophy for unlocking the other individual characters. I tested this and inputting the cheat code unlocks all racers instantly now. Beating the original race that would normally unlock a certain racer does not award the trophy if you have previously unlocked them via cheat codes, so you would need to create a new save and play through all the races again.
  8. I loaded up the game so I could share the trophies with everyone. Might make a guide to the game in the next day or two - it's quite a straightforward and fun list that basically just requires you to play the game as normal. Unfortunately the trophy tiles are quite bland and seem to all feature the game's box art, just like the recent Jedi Academy PS4 port. I would've loved to have tiles featuring some of these old character models lol, especially for those where you unlock specific racers. Full list of unlock requirements in spoiler tags:
  9. I was really happy to hear that the song was in the game. I used to be a big Pearl Jam fan, not really of the more recent stuff though Future Days was a favourite of mine off its album. Something silly I'm curious about: in real life, Lightning Bolt (the album this song was a part of) was released in October 2013, whereas in The Last of Us' timeline, the US is already becoming overrun by that date (the first scene takes place in September of that year.) Were albums still being released among the chaos, so that Joel could listen to it and remember it for all those years, or are we supposed to view the song as Joel's original composition in this universe?
  10. I started a game tonight that I was surprised to find had the option for female characters: Super Soccer Blast. You are tasked with creating a custom avatar and team. The avatar can be a man or woman, so of course I made a woman. The customisation is quite nice with enough options to keep things interesting. I was most pleased with the team editor - the game comes with a few prominent national teams (Brazil, England, France, etc. etc.) but it also includes virtually every flag in the world for you to add your own country into the game. So I made my custom team Namibia. Very much appreciated that they put the flags in for us to use like that. It's relatively rare to see a sport game making the effort to include women and a wide variety of nationalities. I can only think of Rory McIlroy Golf, NBA Live 18 + 19, FIFA 20, and the Virtua Tennis games as achieving this among the many titles I've played over the years. The only disappointing part is that, besides the trophies for creating your own avatar and team, you can only actually use your team to work towards the custom tournament mode. The World Tour tournaments that comprise the majority of the game's time to platinum feature teams that are unable to be altered or substituted. So I only got to use my team for two glorious games to capture the custom trophy, and now it's on to the main offering of the game. In spoilers, a pic of my custom character leading my custom team.
  11. I've prepared the game Wipeout 2 for platinum. Won't be popping it for awhile but I might as well ask now: it's an arcade/party game with half a dozen trophies for accomplishing tasks as the various female characters, but no real narrative and you select your character prior to the start of each episode/match. Does this count as a game with a female lead?
  12. AFL Live 2 Completed 30 May 2020 Batman: Arkham City (PS3) Catherine (PS3) Dead Nation PS4 eCrossminton 60% Fast and Furious Showdown Completed 23 January 2020 Grand Theft Auto IV 85% How to Train Your Dragon 2 IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Just Cause 3 Completed 11 January 2020 Killzone: Shadow Fall 92% Lords of the Fallen Completed 21 January 2020 Mirror's Edge Naughty Bear 8% Oddworld:New 'n' Tasty Prototype Quantum Theory 0% -> 28% Red Dead Redemption 2 Shadow Warrior The Sims 3: Pets Unravel Two Vikings: Wolves of Midgard Wasteland 2 X Puppeteer Yakuza 0 15% Zombie Tycoon II Completed 2 January 2020 Backups: Metro: Last Light (PS3) Wolfenstein II Slain: Back From Hell I made progress on this at the end of last month, finishing up AFL Live 2 (my first full completion since January...yikes!) and the online boost for Quantum Theory. For the rest of this month, I will definitely finish Quantum Theory, while also trying to finish at least two of the following: Unravel 2, Slain, Oddworld, Puppeteer. Either way, next month is when the fun begins 💪
  13. I popped a third platinum, hopefully the last one I'll need to use for a few weeks. This one was started after the event, so no prepped modifier: Cabela's North American Adventures Rarity: 18.72 Female lead: No I kind of like the Cabela's games as quick diversions, and this one was mostly no exception. It had a very strange story mode where you played as both the typical hunter guy killing hundreds of wildlife in a region, but also a guy filming it to put on TV. The filming portions were pretty bad - after killing a big game, the game switches you to the perspective of the camera man, where using the analog sticks you must bring the video of the kill into focus. Boring. The rest was mostly fine, a typical Cabela's list with a few on-rails shooting galleries, a tedious mode where you run around the map looking for a particular animal, and an awful multiplayer experience. The multiplayer is worthy of special mention because it actually made me nauseous. It is vs. bots, but you must connect to the internet to start the lobby. For some reason it was extremely laggy, and something about the characters perspective + the lag made me very disoriented. It also has RNG because you need to collect power-ups and use them on the bots, but the spawns are randomised. Overall it's like a 4/10 game, but for Trophy Hunter's League (the reason I played and platinumed it) it's a 9/10 because of how short and easy it is - points deducted for having relatively few trophies and therefore a smaller cumulative value than other short games.
  14. Good match @shadowhood1111! I've never seen a strategy quite like that before, bouncing between that many games and picking off short trophies in each, and it definitely kept me on my toes. Was not planning to use this many platinums this early but I didn't want to take a risk...hopefully it paid off.
  15. Erica was at 88%, Toy Story 3 was at 89% prior to the event starting. Erica does indeed have a female protagonist.