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ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42
Last Edit: 20 Sep, 2021 00:00

๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ Achievement of the Week 2021 ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ

Current Achievement of the Week:

Active until: September 26, 2021 at 9:00pm ADT (midnight server time)

Current Achievement of the Month:

Active until: October 3, 2021 at 9:00pm ADT (midnight server time)

๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ‚

Objective:
The Achievement of the Week (AotW) contest, as the name suggests, is held on a weekly basis. One achievement is chosen, and players aim to earn that achievement during the week of the contest. All you need to do is earn the featured achievement during that week, and you’ll be added to the leaderboard at the end of the week.

In addition, an achievement will be chosen the first Sunday of each month. Typically, these “Achievements of the Month” will be ones that take longer to earn. “Achievements of the Month” may include such things as late-game achievements in RPGs, challenging achievements in longer games, or “completionist” achievements.

Which achievement do I have to earn?
The chosen Achievement of the Week will be displayed on the site’s home page.
The Achievement of the Month will be announced here in this forum thread each month.

Both achievements will be listed at the top of this post.

Scoring:
Scoring system remains the same as for the 2020 season.
1 point is earned on the AotW Leaderboard each week if you earn the achievement in Hardcore mode.
1 point is earned for each Achievement of the Month you earn (in Hardcore).
The maximum number of points you can earn throughout the entire year is 52 weeks + 12 months = 64 total points.

๐Ÿ’ŸLifelines:๐Ÿ’Ÿ
[New!] This year we are offering 4 lifelines which you can use to help you along your yearly adventure. The first 3 are available to you as soon as you join the competition, while the 4th needs to be earned. You will only have 1 of these available each, so use them wisely!

โค๏ธ Achievement of the Month Extension: Gives you an extra week to earn the current AotM. You can decide to use it starting one week after the current AotM has started, and up until one week after it has ended. So for example, for January's AotM, you can decide to use it as early as January 10th, and as late as February 14th (a week after January's AotM ended), but regardless of when you decide you want to use it, you only get until February 14th to earn it.

โค๏ธ Swap out: Gives you the chance to swap out your AotW (only yours, wouldn't affect any other players) for an achievement from one of the other 4 game choices in that week's poll. You'd pick the game, and an achievement would be chosen from it that meets the guidelines (approximate time to earn and win percentage would be considered when picking one). Note: Not applicable for seasonal events, and must be "redeemed" within the first 24 hours of that AotW going live.

โค๏ธ Second Chance: Earn an achievement you missed earlier in the year and use this to get credit for it. Can be redeemed any time before the end of the year and can be used for both weekly and monthly achievements.

๐Ÿ’– Free Pass: This will allow you to skip any Achievement of the Week you wish - but only weekly achievements, it won't work for monthly achievements. You'll be able to use it to get credit for any AotW from 2021, even ones you missed earlier this year. You must earn the Free Pass lifeline by completing any 6 Achievements of the Month.

Rewards:
-Year-End Awards: Awards will be given to players who have earned a certain amount of points on the Leaderboard by the end of 2021. There will be four tiers for this award:
๐Ÿ†Champion’s Tier: 64 points
๐Ÿฅ‡Gold Tier: 48-63 points
๐ŸฅˆSilver Tier: 32-47 points
๐Ÿฅ‰Bronze Tier: 16-31 points

Schedule:
The 2021 season will start Sunday, January 3, 2021, and finish Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The contest will begin weekly at 9:00pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time) or ADT (Atlantic Daylight Time), depending on whether Daylight Saving Time is in effect. DST will come into effect this year on Sunday, March 14 and stay in effect until Sunday, November 7.

Currently, weekly contests start on Sunday evenings at 9:00pm AST (1:00am Monday mornings GMT/server time).

Achievement Selection:
On Monday evenings, five games will be chosen at random and a poll will be created in the #achievement-of-the-week channel on the Discord server. The poll will run until the following Sunday evening at approximately 5:00pm AST/ADT. Vote counts will remain hidden until the results are revealed.
Once the game is revealed, discussion will take place on an appropriate achievement for the week. The new achievement will go live at 9:00pm AST/ADT.

Reroll:
A “reroll” option will be available this year. Sometimes you might just end up with a terrible batch of games in the vote and want something else. Each week, a second poll will be created where players can vote in favour of or against a reroll. This poll will run for approximately 36 hours.
However, there will be a limit on its use. We are allowing a maximum of 10 rerolls for the entire year, so think carefully before you vote for a new batch of games! Once 10 (positive) rerolls have been spent, the option will no longer be available for the rest of the year.
ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42
Last Edit: 21 Sep, 2021 02:24

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AotW 2021 Leaderboard
Last Edited: September 21, 2021
AgentRibinski 46
BahamutVoid 46
CMatador 46
DoctorV 46
Fergdog 46
LogicalFallacy 46
perdiga 46
PlyrPls 46
Pudpod 46
TheLooseGroose 46
Arekdias 45
bonecrusher1022 45
TheJediSonic 45
Tirbaba 45
Dehkon 44
freezestar 44
Akai 43
ConmanTheUber 43
GIGsnake 43
Whynot15 43
warcrymango 42
Xymjak 42
StingX2 41
Haruda 38
Ryudo 38
TheRecognitionScene 38
ZeppelinCafe 37
HeynongMan 36
MrBird 35
Paxtelinks 35
Botch 32
heintsi 32
Nezperdian 31
Bearfax62 30
BeekBeek85 29
Waishler 29
yoshter2011 28
Yoshter2011 28
HolyRayne 27
Tayadaoc 27
h4vok 25
msdmario 25
DrMutagen 24
MrOwnership 24
JigokuNoBanken 23
Retrokaiser 23
BlotchJBMR 22
roli300 22
Braek 21
IcePhoenix 20
Wes13 20
AzazelOwO 19
bobolopster 19
Romanticist 19
Thelos 19
DanielARP 18
miccmike 17
oddgoo 17
senpaisama 17
SnowPin 17
Peterrppl 16
Sef 16
Wimpyfox 16
Ben652 15
christchan 15
DoomYoshi 15
GalacticSpear 15
minibt 15
KingS1zzle 14
ParaParaKing 14
Abigail1905 13
elbearno 13
FlynnChurch 13
japinhamaluco321 13
Nikus 13
ockerjj 13
multonic 12
pantherviking786 12
AFutureFoe 11
alienhuntinyeti 10
Etron 10
Foovatico 10
Lipe33 10
pinguupinguu 10
PulseNBeats 10
sanger 10
Theta0Sigma 10
Annonith 9
Bendyhuman 9
CobaltZeroni 9
Decoy8 9
Olafur 9
Suffa28 9
Szhymphild 9
Chawk 8
ClaudeLv250 8
Freyjasdottir 8
jutke13 8
KyoTheCat 8
LiveFastCyYoung 8
mosher13 8
Probored 8
xRidley 8
Garunaki 7
HolyShinx 7
raemoend 7
ruijian 7
BrainSpoon 6
Gjallarhorn 6
ikki5 6
Infernum 6
Konamon 6
LeFrench 6
Marshmallowzzz 6
SlashTangent 6
Tvols1480 6
clashogames 5
Corra 5
dxtenshi 5
EverElsewhere 5
KaurTube40 5
Pampa50 5
Poppers 5
Sanevin 5
SketchyGalore 5
TheLittleTurkey 5
wolfman2000 5
zombie23470 5
Bananas731 4
Cadaxar 4
DarkSideOfTheMoogle 4
Delmaru 4
DesertWorms 4
FBernkastelKues 4
GuiRainbow 4
GutoPinto 4
heavybass 4
Hotscrock 4
Jakalope 4
mrmistermistermr 4
podorombik 4
PsilocinTHC 4
Rapid 4
Ridlaid 4
Rutton 4
Specter 4
Zio 4
14ausher 3
Adenothe 3
Andromeda0793 3
AngerQuit 3
benmoot 3
BigWeedSmokerMan 3
BionicGecko 3
Brandovsky 3
Countsmegula 3
Deity 3
DerMrSey 3
eleuvox 3
Flara 3
Flashfire42 3
Griffin 3
Jarvis 3
JeffreyDead 3
LevelUpLudo 3
lypsix 3
MaddieKittyTV 3
nikoraev 3
PaddyW 3
PixieStarlight 3
pokesonav 3
RustyJimjob45 3
SufferingSloth 3
Sunclass 3
TripleDeek 3
Zadvoz 3
adroitful 2
Andrey199650 2
Aquator 2
Bartis1989 2
blakyoshi 2
c0de 2
Cheshire 2
DarkArgentino6 2
DarkShade333 2
darkXhadow 2
deathbychipmunk 2
Dest 2
EddieMcMerlin 2
Enagonius 2
Flamon 2
foli135 2
Gemyma 2
gmbgustavo 2
GreninjaMan 2
Hernandezbaladoce 2
Inco 2
jabman696 2
Jamiras 2
KloggMonkey 2
Komojo 2
laerteserdrick 2
LordAndrew 2
malus2200 2
meido 2
mengualivan 2
Miziko 2
Mucambo 2
Nabz 2
Ninban 2
NinjaWithAPegLeg 2
NoamRault 2
Noxter7 2
Pebete 2
pedrojacks02 2
Peterbilt379Fan 2
Prometheus 2
Relm 2
Runecrush376 2
Sairotra 2
ScrimbloBimblo 2
SlimyPennies 2
soopercool101 2
SpaceRaton 2
televandalist 2
ThatAmericanSlacker 2
Themooncow 2
TheoVellum 2
tinycyan 2
TucanoPadilha 2
Tuck510Gamer500 2
Tuddywutwut 2
Urraca3k 2
ViperZang 2
WanderingHeiho 2
whitekirby9 2
Winky 2
xFJSx 2
XymjakThe2nd 2
Yoshikiller109 2
Zowie 2
Aamon 1
adamjohnny5 1
affftedio 1
Akissame 1
aleveliz 1
AlexGatao 1
alexybubble 1
Alfex 1
Andrevus 1
AngelCWarrior 1
AngeloLeonhart 1
Antov 1
Arcelom 1
Archmaster 1
Arimord 1
atma505 1
Avenger42 1
AxelNL 1
AzuchiAkeshi 1
BartStutton 1
bearplane 1
BennyBurrito 1
bentup 1
bexeykyo 1
BigFish 1
BigLaila 1
blackberry 1
blendedsea 1
BongRauch 1
bordy 1
brunold 1
Buiwsterd 1
Burgins 1
Calibos 1
camelion 1
CerebralX 1
ChairmanChives 1
Chauckles 1
Chillymittens 1
ClayShaw 1
CobaltLeafeon 1
ConfectionWitch 1
ConkerBandicoot 1
corydl5 1
cowtzu 1
crillekross 1
Crimar 1
danmeyer1981 1
DarakuOu 1
DarkMD 1
dcmpinguim 1
DigiLog 1
DigitalDusk 1
Dimitroid66 1
DocRobotZX 1
Doctorbeefy 1
Dracc 1
DrMunkee 1
DroctorV 1
drybloxman 1
Dustminion 1
EmperorTroll 1
Enfyyys 1
EpicUmbreon 1
esmorais 1
FabricioPrie 1
faronheights 1
fbbraganca 1
Flam 1
Flufferkrush9736 1
FoxwellGNR 1
Fridge 1
gabrieldomingos0805 1
Galaxy9000 1
Garboy 1
Gjallahorn 1
Gledhreineth02 1
GOGZero 1
goldensun343 1
Gonzal091 1
gordonfirefox 1
Griefor 1
GuardianFlora 1
Guatemala 1
guineu 1
Gustrinha 1
Hdot12 1
hifeeeh 1
hipsterelephant 1
Hitsu2k 1
HydroBobOmb 1
HyruleWanderer 1
jacobsclub72 1
Jazerus 1
Jeffe 1
JetForceGeneric 1
Johny 1
JonnieBleck 1
K1rbYat1Na 1
KamuiMattar 1
KangarooE12 1
KaokenX20 1
Kazblack180 1
kellielouise 1
Kinglink 1
kogitah 1
Kork1nAnton 1
Krylan 1
KrystaUnit 1
Kulkodar 1
Kyhek 1
L0rDh4mst3R 1
leothelyon17 1
lilboge 1
lnn8v6 1
LordDaroth 1
LordKyuubey 1
Lotikar93 1
LuciaBunny 1
m00nshell 1
M4NUSCR1PT 1
Mahogany 1
marikomari 1
markinses 1
Masakitai 1
MasterRoshi85 1
MastuDenton 1
MatheusBrazuca85 1
Mati9319 1
Matroskin1984 1
Max4864 1
maxwin 1
Mekevin255 1
MimimiCaio 1
Mioty 1
moemanclan 1
Murrows 1
Nabas6545 1
NaHielo 1
nextool 1
Nezumi26 1
Nintencats73 1
NoobTry 1
Nypholis 1
Oregano 1
Orimah 1
Panthon13 1
ParanoidAndroid0 1
piehead 1
Plum 1
Proboard 1
psharp03 1
psyduck 1
QRS666 1
RainyDayWednesdayy 1
rbloodriver 1
redmelon424 1
Retro10 1
Reversed2 1
Rezloev 1
Rimoco 1
Rizla 1
robbatata 1
Rossovich 1
RosySquiggle 1
Rubicate 1
RudeBadger 1
s0uth 1
SableSoldi3r 1
SanderDL 1
SaskeTriste 1
Sefler 1
ShaDowDusKer 1
Sharky2107 1
shiklax 1
Shioxus 1
SirRayn 1
sllide 1
soltyd 1
speedruntrainer 1
spiderzim 1
SwDelicia 1
TakumaYote 1
TavaresRochaX 1
TeddyWestside 1
Tehachapi 1
terobero 1
Thanks 1
TheAfterman 1
TheDanish 1
thefuzzyone 1
Thelkor 1
theplayerxyz 1
thetimmey 1
ThiagoBFiorenza 1
thundere 1
tinoperez 1
ToastIron 1
Togeyosh 1
Tomberry 1
ToxicAntidote 1
Val1407 1
ValentinGobert 1
VenHur 1
VetoVeto 1
W0ZZY 1
WarioFan63 1
Wegra 1
Whimsical 1
Will 1
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wully 1
xeiden 1
Xeinok 1
xLogico 1
Xroller 1
xTyrea64 1
YDelirious 1
yhkd 1
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Younivers3 1
Zelaxi 1
ZelnickByDay 1
zener 1
ZeOloT 1
Zerosignx 1
Zombi 1
Zord 1
ZZKer 1

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2021 Achievements of the Month:
January: or
February:
March:
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:

*"Darkwing Drake" has been demoted to Unofficial. If you're looking to use a Second Chance lifeline to make up this week, substitute this achievement instead:

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ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42
Last Edit: 09 May, 2021 23:09

FAQ

Do I have to do anything special to participate?
No – all you need to do is earn the achievement, and you’re in! The Leaderboard is updated only once a week, so don’t worry if your score doesn’t take any new points into effect right away.

Can I play in Softcore?
Only Hardcore wins will be counted. Make sure that if you’re going after the AotW, that your emulator is set to Hardcore Mode.

What are some guidelines for achievement selection?
-Try to keep the time to earn the achievement in mind. Achievements that can be earned within 2-3 hours are preferred, though exceptions can always be made depending on the difficulty and learning curve of the game.
-Anything brutally difficult might be better suited for TBA2021.
-At the same time, ridiculously easy or meme games/achievements are best avoided.
-"Beat the game" achievements may be acceptable if the game is short enough - if it's a longer game where trying to rush through it in a week might detract from the experience, it may be better suited for an Achievement of the Month.

Will passwords/level select/etc. be allowed?
Typically, anything the achievement developer allows in their achievement code, will be allowed here. However, there is no short answer to this – whether passwords are allowed or not will be judged on a case by case basis, depending on the achievement chosen and the difficulty and length of the game. With that said, if it has not been stated, passwords are generally not allowed unless they are your own and if you use a password that is not your own, or are unable to prove it is yours, you may forfeit your point for that week.
In games with a save system, using a downloaded save file isn't allowed (unless specified) - you will need to use your own save file. When such achievements are picked, we will usually check to see if other progression achievements were earned, including their timestamps.

Will alts be allowed?
Yes, alts are allowed, but you'll need to let one of the organizers (ikki5 or Flara) know which alt you're using. As well, if you've previously earned the featured achievement, you can choose to reset that one achievement and re-earn it during the week to get credit.

Do I need to join Discord to participate?
No, but it is highly recommended. Your points will still be counted even if you don’t have a Discord account, but since achievement selection takes place in the Discord server, you will miss out on voting for the new game each week. It’s also much easier to keep up to date on events that are taking place throughout the year, such as themed weeks.

Can games/achievements be changed mid-week?
Typically, no – what you get, you’re stuck with for the week. The only occasion where an achievement would be changed mid-week would be if the achievement code, or the code for the set, is broken or poorly coded, to the extent it needs a complete re-work.

Can a set receive a revision while the game is being featured in the AotW?
No. Revisions can be planned and voted on, but they cannot be put into effect until at least the end of the week, when that game is no longer featured in the AotW. Exceptions may be made for things such as adding save protection, though this is typically put in place before the contest starts or within the first few hours.

I missed earning it by X minutes, does it still count?
9:00pm AST/ADT on Sunday evening is the deadline. The old achievement is considered retired the moment the new achievement goes live on the site. Please keep the end date and time in mind, and plan accordingly - try not to leave things until the last minute.

What do I do if I think my score might be wrong?
We do make mistakes sometimes - names might occasionally get missed due to spelling errors when entering a name in the spreadsheet, accidentally entering an alt's name, or just overlooking it. Contact either of the event hosts, or make a post in this forum topic letting us know your score might be wrong. We'll check for any achievements that you might have missed to see if you earned the achievement during the week it was featured, and adjust your score if needed. It's usually a good idea to avoid resetting any AotWs you have earned until you're sure your score is correct.

Will there be seasonal events?
This is in the works. Seasonal events will be announced in separate forum threads when the time comes.
ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42

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ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42

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ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42

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ikki5
Posted: 03 Jan, 2021 22:42

Reserved
Flara
Posted: 04 Jan, 2021 01:09

Achievement of the Month: January 2021



Active until: February 7, 2021 at 9:00pm AST

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hull
Posted: 04 Jan, 2021 23:10
Last Edit: 04 Jan, 2021 23:13

This is ridiculous.

The whole set is ridiculous.
1. Requires specific multi emulator.
2. Requires specific save(s).
3. Reports of start saves corruption.

You said that games for aotw/aotm are choosen randomly. How? Was there really need for pushing poorly developed set?
Also side note: 100000rp? Really? At this point might rename Retroachievements into Pokeachievements.
ikki5
Posted: 04 Jan, 2021 23:33

It is only the weekly achievement that is selected randomly. Monthly is hand picked, usually a lengthy one that would not be able to normally able to be done in a week. And for the random selection, we use a bot on discord which will choose 5 games at random and winners will be able to vote for which game the achievement comes from.
Chawk
Posted: 05 Jan, 2021 07:02
Last Edit: 05 Jan, 2021 12:02

Sounds like fun, I'm in!
Flara
Posted: 05 Jan, 2021 23:18

โš ๏ธ AotW Week 1 Update โš ๏ธ

We will be replacing the current Achievement of the Week (Wario Land) due to the recent discovery that the achievement set is unprotected from a debug cheat. Its replacement will be the following achievement from the runner-up game in the poll:


Due to the replacement on such short notice, everyone will have until next Tuesday, January 12, at 9:00pm AST (Wednesday, January 13 at 1:00am server time) to earn it. Week 2 will still start at the scheduled time on Sunday night.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, as we're aware that a number of players have earned the achievement in the intended way, but we felt this was the fairest and simplest course of action.

โš ๏ธ AotM January Update โš ๏ธ

Due to the selected Achievement of the Month game (Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver) being incompatible with Retroarch, we're offering an alternative achievement to earn for credit for the month:


We're giving everyone the opportunity to pick which achievement you'd like to earn - the above one or the one from HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Due to this change, we're also extending the deadline for January's AotM until Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00pm AST (1:00am on Wednesday, February 10). February's AotM will still start on schedule on Sunday, February 7.
Garboy
Posted: 06 Jan, 2021 00:56

I'm new to this. As long as I earn the achievement of the week in the time-frame I'm good right? I don't need to post here?
ikki5
Posted: 06 Jan, 2021 01:00

Yes, as long as you get it, you won't need to post. The only time we need to be notified is if you're using an alt and then you can do that via DM.
Garboy
Posted: 06 Jan, 2021 01:08

Ok, thank you!
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