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With My Devil Dogs - still no solution?

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2 hours ago, The_Retro_Maniac said:

Sounds like Infinite Warfare all over again where only certain regions/areas can get the trophy.


it shouldnt be region locked. the people in the top 300 on the leaderboards are from all over the world. mini-bad-brazil is from brazil and he got it years ago, ive played with people on this game from every region i can think of. even the netherlands lol. ea did lower the servers though when bf3 came out and ea origins was made. thats when the horrific lag came out for most levels, alhough some levels already had lag issues, it REALLY became a unstable mess after bf3. not sure why this trophy has been a issue out of no where recently though for some people. again though i can only speak about the past since i havent played in years and trying to offer some sort of help for you guys based on past experience. 

also like i said above, this game originally didnt have trophies. they were patched in. unfortunately random people always had trophy issues since the first time trophies were introduced. if EA didnt take down the original forums people would be able to see tons of threads about this 10 years ago

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Hello guys,

I got the trophy on March 20th with all brazilian friends. Unlike the most of them that played with a NAT1 player, I got the trophy by playing on same network (NAT 2 in my case) with 2 European discs.

 

It's weird but it It seems that it was some occasional event on that day. I left my alt account to try to get this trophy a week later and confirm this theory. If I succeed, I'll reply here, and suggest to you guys to try again, and I'm not sure if is region block or something, but perhaps you guys use a Brazilian VPN and give a shot.

 

When I started this game, I was trying under an USA VPN and sometimes some Europe country, but no success. 

 

Performing a NAT 1 configuration helps to add more players, even if you don't share same network, in this case you have more chances after invite 3 players into your squad, to at least play a match with one guy.

 

Another usefull info, is that you don't have to start a match from beginning. When I got the trophy I joined on a half of ongoing match, and in the end ( screen that shows your K/D ) the trophy popped BEAUTIFULLY. 

 

I wish luck to you all to get this f*cking trophy! Don't give up

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5 hours ago, mr-uchiha94 said:

 

I got the trophy on March 20th with all brazilian friends. Unlike the most of them that played with a NAT1 player, I got the trophy by playing on same network (NAT 2 in my case) with 2 European discs.

 

As always:

1. You was in ingame squad with first try? If no - what you do? exit and try join again?

2. You play on work server, on what crush?

3. You and you alt was in ingame squad? Blue nickname, i mean.

4. You was alone with you alt in ingame squad, or with some random?

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Just tried it with a friend, because we thought Saturday morning at 2am is some sort of magic time. 😄

 

I was on NAT1, he on NAT2, both European disc. Server was quite empty (5vs5) and we were in the same squad the whole time, but none of us got the trophy. No matter if NAT1 was host or not. Very disappointing!

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On 26/03/2020 at 3:21 AM, Vasilij_Kozlov said:

 

As always:

1. You was in ingame squad with first try? If no - what you do? exit and try join again?

2. You play on work server, on what crush?

3. You and you alt was in ingame squad? Blue nickname, i mean.

4. You was alone with you alt in ingame squad, or with some random?

 

Hi, I'm not him, but I'll try to reply:

 

1 - If you squad up, you will be in the squad first try. If it doesn't happen, you exit and try again. Remember you have to START and FINISH the match being in the same squad (light blue color).

2 - I didn't understand your question, but I think you have to play in a working server. If it crashes in the middle of the match, you have to try again, like I said above. If the server crashes, you can't finish the match, so you have to try again.

3 - Same as 1.

4 - It doesn't matter. I did with only GMD_93 in the squad, others did with more people in the squad. Works both ways. Just to be clear, you have to squad up with at least one person (in the menu, before searching for a match), then start the match. If randoms join your squad during the match, it doesn't matter.

 

Also, I saw you sent me a friend request, I already accepted it days ago. I'll try to squad up with you whenever we are both online. It could be difficult though, because I live in Brazil and you live in Russia, so there's a huge time zone difference.

 

On 27/03/2020 at 11:43 PM, woggly4 said:

Just tried it with a friend, because we thought Saturday morning at 2am is some sort of magic time. 1f604.png

 

I was on NAT1, he on NAT2, both European disc. Server was quite empty (5vs5) and we were in the same squad the whole time, but none of us got the trophy. No matter if NAT1 was host or not. Very disappointing!

 

Same as I said above. Add me as a friend on PSN, I'll try to help you. Maybe you can manage to get the trophy by playing with a brazilian player.

 

Best of luck to all. This trophy's really a pain in the ass.

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On 28/03/2020 at 2:43 AM, woggly4 said:

Just tried it with a friend, because we thought Saturday morning at 2am is some sort of magic time. 1f604.png

 

I was on NAT1, he on NAT2, both European disc. Server was quite empty (5vs5) and we were in the same squad the whole time, but none of us got the trophy. No matter if NAT1 was host or not. Very disappointing!

Get a Brazilian.

 

🙄

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I have that trophy already but I don't get the problem. Is it not doable anymore to join up on a Squad, join a game, play the game till the end while being in the same squad for the entire round or is this doable but the trophy doesn't pop? I had more problems to join up a mate and got the trophy after one round  (I think how its meant to be). But yea again - where do you guys struggle at.

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A little bit of both. Some people struggle to connect if both are on NAT2. If one goes NAT1 (or if you have two PS3s in the same network) you can squad up. However, it's luck based if the server squads you up in the game. Often, both are split up after joining. But even if you squad up fine, the trophy won't pop at the end of the match. Only a few very lucky players got the trophy these days - sometimes trying for ages (including me, but I still haven't got it).

 

Nobody knows what exactly make it pop. But it's definitely not enough to just fulfill the trophy description.

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6 minutes ago, REAPER4536 said:

I have that trophy already but I don't get the problem. Is it not doable anymore to join up on a Squad, join a game, play the game till the end while being in the same squad for the entire round or is this doable but the trophy doesn't pop? I had more problems to join up a mate and got the trophy after one round  (I think how its meant to be). But yea again - where do you guys struggle at.

The squad up function doesn't work 99% of the time and if it does eventually connect the trophy doesn't pop another 99% of the time.

Just now, woggly4 said:

A little bit of both. Some people struggle to connect if both are on NAT2. If one goes NAT1 (or if you have two PS3s in the same network) you can squad up. However, it's luck based if the server squads you up in the game. Often, both are split up after joining. But even if you squad up fine, the trophy won't pop at the end of the match. Only a few very lucky players got the trophy these days - sometimes trying for ages (including me, but I still haven't got it).

 

Nobody knows what exactly make it pop. But it's definitely not enough to just fulfill the trophy description.

I'm trying one more thing a little later after adjusting my connection settings but if that doesn't work then I won't lose sleep over it. Would have been nice to 100% the game but meh - it's just a trophy. If I have any luck, I'll report back.

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11 minutes ago, Cyvnyde said:

The squad up function doesn't work 99% of the time and if it does eventually connect the trophy doesn't pop another 99% of the time.

 

11 minutes ago, woggly4 said:

A little bit of both. Some people struggle to connect if both are on NAT2. If one goes NAT1 (or if you have two PS3s in the same network) you can squad up. However, it's luck based if the server squads you up in the game. Often, both are split up after joining. But even if you squad up fine, the trophy won't pop at the end of the match. Only a few very lucky players got the trophy these days - sometimes trying for ages (including me, but I still haven't got it).

 

Nobody knows what exactly make it pop. But it's definitely not enough to just fulfill the trophy description.

 

I had major problems with joining up too - sometimes it worked but I joined a dead server and got DC. So I waited for a better time when healthy servers were half populated and joined in the same on squad on the server and got the trophy first try. So I guess I got lucky.

 

My advice would be trying to play with 4 people and join a dead sever. Capture all flags so that the game ends before the server can die (one team is doing nothing)

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13 minutes ago, REAPER4536 said:

So I guess I got lucky.

 

My advice would be trying to play with 4 people and join a dead sever. Capture all flags so that the game ends before the server can die (one team is doing nothing)

Back in 2017 the trophy seemed to be reliable. In 2018 it started to not pop for European players. Today it's not working for the rest of the world too.

 

Good idea, but I've already tested that: https://forum.psnprofiles.com/topic/78017-with-my-devil-dogs-still-no-solution/?do=findComment&comment=2002641

 

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If there are any Brazilian players out there, is anyone willing to help to try to get it? 🤔

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15 hours ago, woggly4 said:

I'm sorry to crush your hopes, but I'm afraid there's no one who could help you right now. I investigated further and found out a few things about the server structure of this game.

 

There are at least five servers involved in BC1:

- Sony authentication

- EA authentication/profile

- EA matchmaking

- EA game server

- EA messaging (not sure why exactly this is used, but it seems to just put your status "Playing Bad Company 1" in the EA messenger (?) or the like)

 

Authentication are both encrypted (obviously), matchmaking is partly plain text, game server is technically unencrypted but unreadable, messaging seems to be mostly plain text, but not used a lot. What is weird about Sony Auth is, that it uses the US-code of the game (BLUS30118) even though I'm using the EU-version (BLES-00259). EA Auth is mostly a blackbox, because of its encrypted nature. Matchmaking is kind of chatty because it tells us, there are three locations of game servers:

- iad - Washington, D.C.

- sjc - San José, California

- gva - Geneva/Genf, Switzerland

I think EA is just using a smart way to have an always three character code for their locations and is using the IATA-code of the corresponding airport.

 

Interestingly there are around 100 active servers but only two (one for each mode) is playable - this is not always true, sometimes there is a second Conquest server. Both playable servers have a tag O and all others C (could be opened and closed). However, if you search for a game when the server is full, it will create a new dynamic server with the location code "na1" - this is weird, because it could use one of the many iad, sjc or gva servers. This seems to be the reason, why it's crashing after a few seconds/minutes. The stable servers are mostly in iad or sjc. However, don't make the mistake I did, to think the trophy could unlock when you're playing on a gva server, just because it's less frequent. Today the rush server was somehow on gva and the trophy didn't pop.

 

What I think the conclusion of all this investigation(s) is: It has nothing to do with your network settings (as long as you can invite each other it should work). Every connection to and from your PS3 is fine (I claim that because I played with NAT1 with someone who was also on NAT1, thus no firewall and no nothing blocking anything). The issue might be in a connection between two EA servers or one EA server and a Sony server - a connection not meant to reach your PS3 either way. It could be that the what-ever-unlocks-the-trophy-cluster hangs or gets stuck in a loop after a few hours of operation, thus voiding the trophy. When this cluster restarts due to some automatic maintenance or whatever or crashes eventually (thus getting restarted) it works for a little timespan. This would explain why "the Brazilians" got the trophy because they spread the news like wildfire immediately. This could have been any other country.

 

We just have to try again and again and wait for the next whatever-restart and inform each other it happened and the little timeframe of unlock-happiness has come again.

Yes, I totally agree that's the case.

The tricky part is to know when the servers are going to be operational again, we don't know how often this happen, but the timeframe seems to be something like 5 or 6 hours at most.

We, "the Brazilians" (I loved the nickname lol) got lucky by someone trying at the exact right moment, the info spread through our Whatsapp trophy hunters groups and of course, every recent achiever stopped whatever they had planned that night to achieve this horrid trophy.

All evidences seems to point to this issue being server-sided so there's absolutely zero things we can do to render it achievable.

For anyone trying to achieve it, the best bet is to play some match in a squad periodically and if the trophy pops, warn in every forum possible.

 

By the way, get the screenshot trophy ASAP, it has been broken before and upload features breaking out of the blue in old EA games is a classic platinum breaker

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If this is the case, you'd think it would be automatic and it would be at the same time every day, week, or whatever. Looking at some recent achievers, there doesn't seem to be a correlation with time or indeed day (people achieved it on a Saturday, Monday and Tuesday over the last handful of months). I've been in-game at the same time as @woggly4 and seen him attempt this countless times but apparently to no avail. If someone does manage to get lucky and pop this then go out and get yourself a lottery ticket.

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Yes, it seems to be totally random. And you're right, in the last week I tried it pretty often throughout the day and never succeeded - I guess I'm at a total try count of over 500 by now. But you never know, if the next round will be yours. For example, there's currently no stable conquest server. It only spawns dynamic servers that crash after a few minutes. Maybe we're all lucky for the above mentioned (unknown) timeframe, when the stable conquest server is back online. But the last "stable" conquest server crashed 2 to 3 hours ago, so who knows, when it will be back online.

 

Edit: Nope. Server is back online. Played multiple rounds (even full rounds) in the same squad, still no trophy... 😒

 

Edit2: So, I'm monitoring the servers for a few days now and it seems to be even worse than expected. The servers crash a lot - even the seems-to-be-stable ones - and often there's only one stable server at all (currently it's conquest, yesterday it was rush). Even if "the server" is back online, it's a totally different server (speaking of IP address and even location). Throughout the day "the server" changes 2 to 3 times due to crashing. So whenever you think, you can't join, because the stable one is full, it's more likely that there's no server at all.

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Count me in.

On 06/05/2020 at 11:58 PM, kryptor_kris said:

Yes , i would love to see that aswell im really wanna grt this throphy🤣

 

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On 07/05/2020 at 7:15 PM, EdinhoN said:

Yes, I totally agree that's the case.

The tricky part is to know when the servers are going to be operational again, we don't know how often this happen, but the timeframe seems to be something like 5 or 6 hours at most.

We, "the Brazilians" (I loved the nickname lol) got lucky by someone trying at the exact right moment, the info spread through our Whatsapp trophy hunters groups and of course, every recent achiever stopped whatever they had planned that night to achieve this horrid trophy.

All evidences seems to point to this issue being server-sided so there's absolutely zero things we can do to render it achievable.

For anyone trying to achieve it, the best bet is to play some match in a squad periodically and if the trophy pops, warn in every forum possible.

 

By the way, get the screenshot trophy ASAP, it has been broken before and upload features breaking out of the blue in old EA games is a classic platinum breaker

Looks like we all those who need the trophy will need to create a different group for it.may it be on skype,psn message app or what'sapp need that darn bloody trophy so badly.

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Hi guys got question to EdinhoN i found the disc with BLAS50046 is this is US version off game too?

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Thank you Woggly4 just wonder if its worth to try 2ps3 one with us copy and one with eu copy of the game what do you think its can be the key?

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Tried that, didn't work - even with a US disc on a US account with a PS3 on US system settings. By now, I really think it has something to do with something restarting at EA as EdinhoN and I discussed above. 😐

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