I learned a lot in running the first season of the Achievement Challenge League. It did run for an entire year after all. That is why I’m proud to announce the commencement of the next season, which will be launching on October 1st. More on that in a bit. I’m going to start off by explaining just what the Achievement Challenge League is. Both new and returning competitors should read this though, as the second season WILL differ from the first.
How it works
So what is the Achievement Challenge League? Well it’s a competition of people challenging each other to accomplish certain tasks in video games. Imagine everyone competing all randomly sitting in a giant circle. You come up with challenges for the person to your left, and likewise the person to your right will come up with challenges for you. YOU decide on how many challenges you want to take, either three, four, or five. To participate you can sign up in IN THIS THREAD for each month you’d like to compete. The way signups work is that they’ll be open from the 1st to the 20th of the month before hand. Here’s an example. To sign up for the month of October, you have from September 1st to September 20th to sign up in the thread that was linked above. After the 20th, I take everyone that’s signed up and randomly assort them in a picture like below.
From here you have until the end of the month to talk to both people that you’re next to. You’re responsible for creating challenges for someone and communicating how many challenges you would like from the other person. Don’t just tell me how many, tell the person making them. So be sure to share your Gamertag, PSN, steam name, or game library with them. Now what can these challenges be? Pretty much anything under the sun that is reasonable to do within a month. Some examples are:
- Get a specific achievement in a game.
- Beat a game on a certain difficulty.
- Find a certain easter egg in a game.
- Level up in a multiplayer in “X” game a certain amount of times.
- 1v1 against you in a game.
- Build something crazy in Minecraft.
- Anything else that you can think of.
There is one major caveat to this. YOU CAN DECLINE ANY CHALLENGE THAT IS TOO DEMANDING OR TOO EXTREME FOR YOU! That way people won’t be dickheads about the “no more limits” change from season one. Hopefully this way people won’t feel limited as to what they can come up with. Also, please be sure to tell me what challenges you get. That way I can track who does what and if I need to implement a failsafe. This failsafe is simply if you don’t have challenges by the 2nd of the month, then I will intervene and give you the proper amount.
Now these challenges are tied to points and here is how that works.
- Each completed challenge earns you +1 point
- Each uncompleted challenge earns -1 point
- If you complete every challenge you will earn an additional +1 point
So for an example:
- Person A and Person B both take five challenges.
- Person A completes all of them, while person B only completes four out of five.
- Person A earned six points, but Person B only earned three points.
Now these points all mean something as there are prizes at stake. There are three different ways to get them.
Anyone who has a positive score for a specific month will be put into a drawing. One person selected at random will win something of a $10 value. If it is buyable on the internet and is within that price point, it is fair game. As long as there isn’t an obscene amount of shipping.
2.) Top Prizes:
This isn’t simply just the top seven people score-wise like it was last season. Although the very top *may* be involved. Throughout the entire season, there will be special bonus challenges that I would track everyone’s progress for. Only the person that first completes one of these or does it the most will get the prize in question. The prizes are substantial, like a game of your choice with $60, but I’m not going to show every card in my hand just yet. Now what are these challenges? Well I’m not telling you outright, as that could spoil the fun. I’ll give you hints for each of them though. These are the names of the challenges and if you think about them, you WILL be able to figure out what the entail. To a degree that is.
- "Alone At the Top"
- "First Place Loser"
- "Third Wheel"
- "Renaissance Man"
- "The Road Less Traveled"
- "Tag! You’re it!"
- "Fox Only, Final Destination"
- "The Most Popular Girl at School"
3.) End of Year raffle:
As long as you end the season with a positive score, your name will be entered for this raffle. The prizes here range from shirts to posters from the RT store
So that pretty much sums up the second season for Rooster Speak’s Achievement Challenge League. Lastly, in an effort to centralize news, updates, and so on, I created a Twitter account for this. That way you can be reminded of when signups open/close or results are posted and so on.