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2017 Year in Review

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kdecks
Posted: 27 Jan, 2018 20:23
Last Edit: 02 Feb, 2018 19:22
If you've thought of more notable events from the year, or see mistakes, let me know.

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                   2017 Year in Review
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Notable Events
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February
- The ability to delete wall posts and turn off one's on wall was added by .

April
- Patreon was added allowing for the community to absorb server costs previously paid by .
- RAMeka, a Sega Master System emulator, was released by with assistance from .
- The emulator suite source code was updated by to make way for new community contributions.
- User account type (Admin/Developer/Registered) is now publically visible; updated by .

May
- RetroAchievement's Discord server was added.
RAP64, a Nintendo 64 emulator was released by and .

June
- Making changes to core was restricted to Developers by .
- The ticket manager had a major upgrade by .
- The first emoji contest is held in Discord, hosted by .
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July
- ~Bonus~ sets were added as a way to balance difficulty and give the most passionate players more to do after mastering an achievement set. Initiated by and .
- Set rating (star system) on game pages was removed by .

September
- The website and server was migrated to a new host, upgraded to handle the growing community by .
- The second community Emoji contest was held in Discord. Also a discord Logo contest was hosted by
- ~Multi~ sets were added as a multiplayer only option. Similar to ~Bonus~ it uses very slightly modified standard ROMs. Initiated by and .

October
- Leaderboard of the Month was added as a community feature by .
- The Pumpkin King Halloween/horror themed community event was held by . Top 3: 1. , 2. , 3. .
- RAHandy, an Atari Lynx emulator was released by with assistance from .

November
- A community and development wiki was started by .
- Time Stamps showing on comments was added to the site by .
- Major anti-cheat methods were added to all RAemus, other bugs were fixed and the developer toolset was upgraded, by .
- A "lost my password" password reset was added by .

December
- A Holiday themed community event was hosted by . Top 3: 1. , 2. , 3. .
- The community events "Guess the PSX Game", hosted by , and "Guess the Game sound", hosted by and sometimes , were held in Discord throughout the month.
- "Untracked" status was added to hide players found cheating by .
- The emulator development tools were greatly improved, including many bug fixes by and .
- Linking to sets was restricted to developers and admin.
- Set tags ~Hack~ ~Unlicenced~ ~Homebrew~ and ~Prototype~ were added to existing sets for better indexing.

Other
- A special thanks to the current Patrons (as of 27 Jan 2018) , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and . If you're a Patron and I've missed you from this list let me () know.


New Sets and Set Revisions
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January
7 by
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Monthly total: 14

February
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Monthly total: 22

March
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Monthly total: 22

April
1 by
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Monthly total: 14

May
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Monthly total: 34

June
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Monthly total: 24

July
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Monthly total: 31

August
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Monthly total: 22

September
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Monthly total: 25

October
1 by
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Monthly total: 27

November
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Monthly total: 22

December
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Monthly total: 31

Grand total new or revised sets in 2017: 289

12,952 new (official and unofficial) achievements were added in 2017.


By Developer (Includes revisions and Coop. Does not include leaderboards, bug fixes, badge improvements, rich presence additions or other contributions.)
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Total RA developers in 2017: 86


By Console
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NES: 80
SNES: 48
Nintendo 64: 43
Mega Drive: 38
Gameboy: 21
Gameboy Advance: 20
Master System: 20
PC Engine: 5
Gameboy Color: 5
Atari Lynx: 2


Registered Users (Accounts) Site History
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Retroachievements.org registered on 3 October 2012: 1
11 April 2013 (earliest date available): 79

Approximate registered accounts, by year, on Jan 1:
2014: 885
2015: 2715
2016: 10,527
2017: 26,289
2018: 49,897

In 2017 there were ~23,608 new registered accounts.

As of 27 January 2017: ~35,234 "real" accounts, as in accounts that have earned at least one achievement.


Tickets
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Open tickets highest count:
9 November 2017: 2563

Open tickets lowest count:
9 December 2017: 1976

As of 27 January there are 2140 open tickets and 9337 total tickets.
77% of user problem tickets have been resolved.

StingX2
Posted: 31 Jan, 2018 03:44
oh man the chronological sets is cool

MPK90
Posted: 31 Jan, 2018 09:13
Last Edit: 31 Jan, 2018 09:55
Nice statistics and overview!

Thoreau
Posted: 31 Jan, 2018 16:28
Nice data, almost one new set/revision per day!

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