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Devember 2.0 2021


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SlashTangent
Posted: 20 Nov, 2021 03:36
Last Edit: 20 Nov, 2021 20:45

Back by popular demand Devember! But this time with a twist.

Running from November 15th 2021 00:00 GMT - Devember 15th 2021 00:00 GMT

Devember is an annual event where developers come together to help clear up the backlog of tickets on the site.

This years goal: Resolve/Close 800 Tickets from inactive developers.
If we reach our goal EVERYONE who participates will receive +50 points to their score.

This year we are opening the invitation to players to help out by submitting saves/savestates which can be used to help resolve tickets.

Your objective is simple.

Score 50-149 points and receive the softcore badge.
Score 150+ points and be awarded the Hardcore version of the badge.

Badge:


The scoring sheet can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C7gALkrLeZLqKUPEM-QDuztZGSeqTKl4Y2eyoo_HNzI/edit#gid=494589523

Developers will earn tokens for fixing tickets for inactive/ex developers while users can gain points by submitting saves/save states for achievements/full sets.

Developers can also submit saves but they cannot double dip. I.E. I submit save states for Conker's Bad Fur Day I won't get points for fixing CBFD tickets.

Players
earn points by submitting save states/save files that can assist in resolving open tickets. Players can also submit complete save state packages for sets with inactive developers.

What makes a good save state?
You want to submit a save state for Majora's Mask. There is a ticket for beating the first boss without taking damage. Where should you make your savestate? Right outside the boss door preparing to fight the boss is the best place.

Saves/States can be submitted by sending them into QATeam on the site. https://retroachievements.org/createmessage.php?t=QATeam

Ticket manager link: https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php

Developers can see what saves/states we have available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1znoeZ0uWHL1CgZsl6xlMKF7mnRFEuvGW_5ubqXjF09Y/edit?usp=sharing
Just shoot me a message with which one you want and I'll send em over.

To add yourself just put your username on the next available spot under Users on the main page of the doc. A new sheet will be created, this is your scoring sheet. You will enter your scores here.

The scoring can be found below:
+2 Points - Tickets resolved or closed
+4 Points - RPG Tickets or other exceptionally long games
+10 Points - Clearing a game with 5 or more tickets
+15 Points - Clearing a game with 10 or more tickets
+10 Points - Free an inactive dev that started with 5-9 tickets of all of their tickets
+20 Points - Free an inactive dev that started with 10 or more tickets

Saves/Save state submissions
+2 Points - save/save state for unique ticketed achievements for inactive developers
+4 Points - RPG save/save state for RPGs other exceptionally long games for inactive developers
+10 Points - submitting complete save states for an entire set with an inactive dev
+30 Points - submitting complete save states for an RPG set with an inactive dev
-Some set saves won't be accepted due to no effort needed (See Color a Dinosaur as an example) If you are unsure. Ask.
(If too many people submit saves/states for the same game that game submissions will be cut off)

Bonuses:
The below developers have bonus points associated with their tickets. (Does not stack with above).
+4 Points - Tickets resolved or closed
+8 Points - RPG Tickets or other exceptionally long games
+4 Points per save/save state for unique ticketed achievements
+8 Points - per save/save state for RPG or other long games unique ticketed achievements

Salsa https://retroachievements.org/user/Salsa
elDexter https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=eldexter
Celeryyy https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=Celeryyy
Euclide https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=Euclide
DrPixel https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=DrPixel
monkeytoung https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=monkeytoung
salvadorc17 https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=salvadorc17
Toteman https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=toteman
Rabbids4eva https://retroachievements.org/ticketmanager.php?u=rabbids4eva

Weekly bonuses: TBD
Bonus Challenge 1: Eliminate All 2020 tickets.
SlashTangent
Posted: 20 Nov, 2021 03:36
Last Edit: 25 Nov, 2021 18:31

Bonus 1 is now live! We have 107 2020 tickets remaining. Resolve them ALL by 12/15/2021 00:00 GMT (server time) and everyone who participates will receive an extra 20 points!

You can find all of the 2020 tickets on the document on the Bonus 1 Sheet. Mark your name if you are working on it and check the box if you resolve it!

Please continue to leave the Rayman 2 and Mother 3 achievements alone as they are in an active revisions.
These are excluded.

Good luck and god speed.

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Bonus #2 is now live!

You have until the end of the event to bring the ticket count of Salsa, eldexter*, and MeCKooLL down to 0.

Everyone who participates (in clearing these three out) will receive an extra 25 Points if this goal is met. The bonus 2 doc includes all currently open tickets for these developers.

*eldexter has a set demoted with tickets. You can still fix it and save the set but it doesn't count towards this challenge.
*Rayman 2 N64 tickets also don't count since there is an active revision on the set. Please don't work these tickets.
SlashTangent
Posted: 20 Nov, 2021 03:36
Last Edit: 20 Nov, 2021 03:36

Reserved
SlashTangent
Posted: 20 Nov, 2021 03:36

Reserved
SlashTangent
Posted: 25 Nov, 2021 18:30

Bonus 2 is Live! Come on by and help to clean out our ticket manager!
StingX2
Posted: 26 Nov, 2021 17:53
Last Edit: 26 Nov, 2021 17:53

How to make Save States

In ralibretro you'll want to do this and save it to your Saves folder
Link

The reason is so you can name them to help devs later
Link

IF you use retroarch your process is slightly more annoying
You make save states here
Link

They end up in Retroarch/States
Link

But now you need to rename it because when you make the next save otherwise it will erase it. this keeps it safe, make sure to mark it like I did telling the dev enough info to be able to use it
Link

After you can zip this up and send it away but make note naming your zip DKC2RetroArch so devs know they need to decompress these.

A typical save state collection will include
-right before picking up one of each unique item (So if you think about mario 1: flower, star, and 1up.)
-right before completing a collection
-each stage
-right before or start of each boss and mini boss fight
Devs have the power to alter history and can adjust some memory to recreate situations so dont go nuts!

Then you zip it, upload it and send to QAteam. They should respond if there is an issue!
https://retroachievements.org/createmessage.php?t=QATeam

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