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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 Scott.

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

May
- RetroAchievement's Discord server was added.
RAP64, a Nintendo 64 emulator was released by salvadorc17 and GameDragon.

June
- Making changes to core was restricted to Developers by Scott.
- The ticket manager had a major upgrade by Scott.
- The first emoji contest is held in Discord, hosted by kdecks.
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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 Salsa and kdecks.
- Set rating (star system) on game pages was removed by Scott.

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

October
- Leaderboard of the Month was added as a community feature by kdecks.
- The Pumpkin King Halloween/horror themed community event was held by kdecks. Top 3: 1. muskn, 2. Slyshock, 3. FitzG.
- RAHandy, an Atari Lynx emulator was released by salvador17 with assistance from GameDragon.

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

December
- A Holiday themed community event was hosted by FitzG. Top 3: 1. Slyshock, 2. JAM, 3. Theztret00.
- The community events "Guess the PSX Game", hosted by salvadorc17, and "Guess the Game sound", hosted by Dexterspet and sometimes Slyshock, were held in Discord throughout the month.
- "Untracked" status was added to hide players found cheating by Scott.
- The emulator development tools were greatly improved, including many bug fixes by GameDragon and Jamiras.
- 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) ahstro, BerserkerBR, bewatched, Dexterspet, Frol, GameDragon, ivesmt666, luchaos, meleu, Kronoan, NyxChan, Protoblubb, SuperMeatBro, timblr1989, LupineDream and Salsa. If you're a Patron and I've missed you from this list let me (kdecks) know.


New Sets and Set Revisions
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January
7 by GameDragon
8 by MGNS8M
13 by sireture
16 by MGNS8M
16 by Arcaderama
18 by sireture
19 by salvadorc17
19 by Salsa
22 by Arcaderama
23 by Stronghammer22
24 by Salsa
29 by Arcaderama
29 by MGNS8M
30 by Stronghammer22
Monthly total: 14

February
1 by numbthumbs
2 by LordShin
2 by Dunric
5 by MGNS8M
7 by Arcaderama
7 by Salsa
9 by GameDragon
10 by Altomar
12 by PabloTMF
13 by MGNS8M
14 by Stronghammer22
14 by Salsa
15 by Arcaderama
15 by kdecks
15 by Satanos
16 by Stronghammer22
19 by Altomar
20 by Salsa
20 by MGNS8M
21 by Stronghammer
23 by matheus2653
25 by Appretaur
Monthly total: 22

March
1 by ENZYME1
2 by PabloTMF
4 by valkyrov
6 by Aldo
6 by valkyrov
8 by Stronghammer22
9 by Altomar
9 by PabloTMF
10 by kdecks and Salsa
11 by MonsterWith21Faces
12 by Luuh
14 by GameDragon
17 by MGNS8M
19 by WarriorTYS
21 by MGNS8M
22 by PabloTMF
24 by Totaya
25 by Salsa
27 by Stronghammer22
30 by valkyrov
30 by ikki5
31 by PabloTMF
Monthly total: 22

April
1 by kdecks
2 by Dexterspet
3 by GameDragon
7 by kdecks
10 by Dexterspet
11 by AlanRoxdale
11 by MGNS8M
13 by MGNS8M
25 by ENZYME1
25 by Stronghammer22
26 by MGNS8M
28 by Stronghammer22
28 by sunny
30 by Arcaderama
Monthly total: 14

May
1 by MGNS8M
3 by salvadorc17
6 by PabloTMF
6 by anotheruser
8 by ENZYME1
8 by PabloTMF
8 by PabloTMF
9 by jossyhadash
12 by jossyhadash
15 by LodanZark
15 by tuinj
16 by Stronghammer22
16 by tuinj
17 by LodanZark
18 by anty
18 by ENZYME1
18 by PabloTMF
18 by Stronghammer22
18 by Grenade44
21 by Salsa
23 by Protoblubb
23 by MarcusVinicius
23 by TrainerAbu
23 by Delmaru
24 by MGNS8M
24 by PabloTMF
25 by ikki5
25 by salvadorc17
25 by Protoblubb
27 by SamuraiGoroh
27 by Salsa
28 by Dexterspet
29 by coolscribble
31 by SomeGirl
Monthly total: 34

June
1 by Salsa
1 by Delmaru
2 by goodmanjones
2 by Dexterspet
3 by Stronghammer22
4 by PabloTMF
4 by Altomar and GameDragon
4 by dude1286
5 by ENZYME1
6 by Salsa
6 by salvadorc17
7 by goodmanjones
9 by Silv3rSkull
10 by ultamion
13 by noamda
18 by ikki5
19 by Silv3rSkull
21 by ikki5
22 by MGNS8M
23 by Zibroph
24 by Stronghammer22
27 by salvadorc17
28 by Stronghammer22
29 by coolscribble
29 by Grenade44
Monthly total: 24

July
1 by LodanZark
1 by starmaker69
1 by Alena
2 by tuinj and kdecks
3 by MarcusVinicius
3 by Salsa
8 by erfg12
8 by Stronghammer22
9 by Jamiras
10 by LodanZark
10 by Som1
11 by MGNS8M
13 by Stronghammer22
14 by LodanZark
14 by CobraMJD
16 by CobraMJD
16 by Alena
17 by Salsa
17 by Salsa
20 by Som1
21 by Jamiras
22 by CobraMJD
24 by MarcusVinicius
24 by Celeryyy
26 by Alena
26 by Som1
27 by CobraMJD
29 by CobraMJD
29 by deividokop
29 by LodanZark and Salsa
31 by matheus2653
Monthly total: 31

August
2 by Portos
4 by Som1
5 by Lonoke31
6 by Jamiras
10 by MGNS8M
11 by Som1
11 by Salsa
13 by tuinj
14 by Celeryyy
15 by ShadwSonic
17 by ikki5
20 by ikki5
20 by Thoreau
20 by Jamiras
21 by CobraMJD
22 by Celeryyy
25 by Salsa
25 by Som1
26 by Jamiras
29 by Celeryyy
30 by Shikamaru91
31 by Slyshock
Monthly total: 22

September
2 by MagusPC
2 by Totaya
4 by kdecks
5 by Jamiras
7 by kdecks and Salsa
7 by muskn
8 by MGNS8M
8 by Alena
14 by mickyt888
15 by Oceanity
15 by Jamiras
15 by Som1
16 by Portos
17 by mickyt888
18 by Salsa
18 by Slyshock
18 by Celeryyy
21 by MGNS8M
21 by Celeryyy
25 by Som1
27 by VICTORKRATOS
29 by mickyt888
29 by DrackosFlare
29 by Celeryyy
30 by Jamiras
Monthly total: 25

October
1 by Alena
1 by Som1
2 by Webby111
3 by Slyshock
3 by TailsMK4
5 by Celeryyy
6 by Salsa
14 by Thoreau
14 by Thoreau
15 by matheus2653
15 by Salsa
15 by Salsa
15 by Grenade44
16 by Som1
20 by Alena
21 by TailsMK4
23 by matheus2653
25 by JAM
25 by Salsa
25 by Salsa
29 by Jamiras
28 by JAM
30 by Alena
30 by Celeryyy
31 by Slyshock
31 by Slyshock
31 by Som1
Monthly total: 27

November
2 by Slyshock
5 by Corkscrew
6 by DrPixel
7 by MagusPC
9 by TailsMK4
9 by Corkscrew
13 by MoonLegend
13 by Salsa
14 by tuinj
16 by MoonLegend
16 by MagusPC
17 by Som1
18 by Jamiras
22 by Stronghammer22
23 by Slyshock
24 by MoonLegend
25 by Jamiras
28 by jplima
28 by meleu
28 by PabloTMF
29 by PabloTMF
30 by ColonD
Monthly total: 22

December
1 by revixter
2 by jplima
2 by caricatur
2 by caricatur
2 by caricatur
2 by caricatur
3 by ColonD
3 by DrPixel
5 by meleu
6 by MoonLegend
6 by jplima
7 by Celeryyy
8 by jplima
8 by MagusPC and Salsa
8 by meleu
9 by caricatur
12 by Arcaderama
14 by Slyshock
16 by meleu
16 by DrPixel
16 [game=] by Alena
18 by ViperZang
18 by Salsa
20 by ikki5
21 by jplima and meleu
21 by PabloTMF
22 by Tutumos
25 by JAM
25 by caricatur
26 by ikki5
30 by Tutumos
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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27 Salsa
18 MGNS8M
17 Stronghammer22
14 PabloTMF
12 Som1
11 Jamiras
10 Celeryyy
8 Alena, ikki5, Slyshock
7 Arcaderama, kdecks
6 caricatur, CobraMJD, LodanZark
5 ENZYME1, GameDragon, jplima, meleu, salvadorc17
4 Altomar, Dexterspet, MagusPC, matheus2653, MoonLegend, tuinj
3 DrPixel, JAM, MarcusVinicius, mickyt888, Thoreau, valkyrov, Grenade44
2 ColonD, coolscribble, Corkscrew, Delmaru, goodmanjones, jossyhadash, Portos, Protoblubb, Silv3rSkull, sireture, TailsMK4, Totaya, Tutumos
1 AlanRoxdale, Aldo, anotheruser, anty, Appretaur, deividokop, DrackosFlare, dude1286, Dunric, erfg12, , Lonoke31, LordShin, Luuh, MonsterWith21Faces, muskn, noamda, numbthumbs, Oceanity, revixter, SamuraiGoroh, Satanos, ShadwSonic, Shikamaru91, SomeGirl, starmaker69, sunny, TrainerAbu, ultamion, VICTORKRATOS, ViperZang, WarriorTYS, Webby111, Zibroph

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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