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Visual Studio Achievements; they're not Xbox live right?

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  • jonathansam​pson

  • evildictait​or

    If there was a cheevo for understanding sarcasm, I think even Dan would struggle to achieve it.

  • RealBboy360

    It's a 1 page static website, it works.  My tables work fine.  HTML blows, there's no proper use of anything.

  • Sven Groot

    Hold on a sec guys, my popcorn's nearly done.

    I have 45 gamer points on Xbox Live. I'm mightily impressed with that, as it's 45 more than I thought I had. Those points were earned playing Pinball, Solitaire and Mahjong on Windows 8, apparently (don't have an Xbox; I'm PC gaming master race).

  • cbae

    This thread kicks *.

  • RealBboy360

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Hold on a sec guys, my popcorn's nearly done.

    I have 45 gamer points on Xbox Live. I'm mightily impressed with that, as it's 45 more than I thought I had. Those points were earned playing Pinball, Solitaire and Mahjong on Windows 8, apparently (don't have an Xbox; I'm PC gaming master race).

    There are many PC games including BioShock, Gears of War, and Halo that have Xbox Live gamerscore.  The point is with this Xbox live eco system, we have only 1 list of Cheevos and we should stick to it.  It's just not right and it's going to confuse people.

    For for these visual studio cheevos, when people put on their resume I have 67 Cheevos.  What is the person looking at the resume going to think?  Visual Studio Cheevos or Xbox Live cheevos.  Now I have to put 2 lines on my resume

    95,000 Xbox Live Cheevos/Gamerscore

    67 Visual Studio Cheevos

     

    I really haven't tried getting VS cheevos yet, so that's why my score is low.  I'm not even sure if I'm going to try now.

     

  • Kental2

    @Dan276: On a related note, if you ever receive a job due to having either VS achievements or XBox Live achievements listed on your resume, do please let us know here.  I'd like to make sure I give them a wide berth if I ever need to look for employment in the future.

  • DaveWill2

    What if there was a way to convert your earned Visual Studio Achievements into Xbox Live Achievements?  Is there any value in that?

  • PaoloM

    Sven, pass the popcorn. Do you have any Cheetos?

  • evildictait​or

    , Sven Groot wrote

    I have 45 gamer points on Xbox Live. I'm mightily impressed with that, as it's 45 more than I thought I had.

    Awesome! That's going straight to the top of your CV, I'll bet. Don't forget to ask your boss for a raise, and whilst your at it, give that saucy secretary a bigger wink than usual on your way into the building tomorrow and tell her your xbox handle so she can look up your cheevos and swoon every day as you proudly stride back into work - a full 45 cheevos more awesome than the rest of your colleagues Smiley

  • Sven Groot

    You would list your gamer score on your resume? I wouldn't even do that even if I was applying for a job in the game industry.

    And no one would wonder if you just list cheevos whether you mean Xbox or VS, because 1) 99% of people would just be wondering what the word means at all (I'd never heard it before this thread), and 2) VS achievement points aren't called cheevos.

    Wow, this is like those conversations on the ME3 multiplayer forum about whether N7 rank or challenge points say anything about player skill (they don't). I never thought I'd see one of those conversations here, of all places.

    @evildictaitor: I think I'll mention it during my Ph.D. defense next week. I'm sure the committee will be impressed and I'll pass it for sure!

  • evildictait​or

    @evildictaitor: I think I'll mention it during my Ph.D. defense next week. I'm sure the committee will be impressed and I'll pass it for sure!

    Dr Sven "Cheevos" Groot. I like it!

  • RealBboy360

    , DaveWill2 wrote

    What if there was a way to convert your earned Visual Studio Achievements into Xbox Live Achievements?  Is there any value in that?

     

    Well I don't want to promote a site but True Achievements web site could probably do a conversion.  Through some agreement, they are the only ones that have access to xbox live cheevos API.  They do calculations based on how many people on their site got that achievement and have a true achievement number.  They could connect into the VS Cheevos and add that to your total, but an TA number or ration is not the number that you floss on your windows phone at clubs.  It would be much easier for MS to just add it to the Xbox live ecosystem.  

  • Sven Groot

    Too bad I don't study psychology; you'd make an excellent example of the dangers of using Operant Conditioning in games:

  • blowdart

    , Dan276 wrote

    For for these visual studio cheevos, when people put on their resume I have 67 Cheevos.  What is the person looking at the resume going to think?

    They'll think "I won't employ anyone who takes these things seriously and can't even write the word achievement".

  • evildictait​or

    , Dan276 wrote

    It would be much easier for MS to just add it to the Xbox live ecosystem.  

    I think that perhaps it would be much easier for you to get some serious therapy and then maybe, one day, you'll realize quite how little anyone (including girls) actually cares about cheevos.

    You clearly have some kind of problem if you're playing Hannah Montana and Visual Studio in order to get more points for your profile. Seriously. Talk to a doctor.

  • moich4no

    And here I was, thinking that the most bizarre thing I would ever found on the internet was going to be related to porn. How wrong was I? No cheevos for me on that.

  • blowdart

    , DaveWill2 wrote

    What if there was a way to convert your earned Visual Studio Achievements into Xbox Live Achievements?  Is there any value in that?

    What would the conversion rate be though? it would have to carefully worked out, after all, a Halo4 multi-player chuffo is worth a lot more than a Kinectamils one.

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