Tag Archives | Achievement

…It’s Website Wednesday: The Universal Record Database?

Universal Record Database

Are you trying to be the best in the world at something? Do you want to recognize that achievement by setting a world record?

If so, then let the Universal Record Database know, because they’re trying to become the definitive site for human achievements.

Current records include the most images of fish sandwiches looked at in one minute (25), the most American quarters fit inside a belly button (6) fastest singing of American Sign Language alphabet by a hearing individual (11.79 seconds) and more, and each comes with either photographic or video proof of the achievement, such as this video of the fish sandwich image record:

Once a record is set, users can then rate that record, and challenges can be made if you think you’re up to it.

So what are you waiting for? Participation is strongly encouraged.

[The Universal Record Database]

…Achievement Farming Servers are lame?

TF2 Pyro

Call me an online gaming Newbie, but the concept of an Achievement Farming Server was news to me.

For those of you in the same boat, let me explain: In certain games like Team Fortress 2, items and weapons are unlocked only after a player achieves a certain number of achievements (milestones that mark goals or difficult tasks within the game). For those that can’t just wait to play through the game and earn the achievements like a normal player, Achievement Servers get set up with the express purpose of unlocking certain achievements for everyone playing.

Thus, though there might be two different teams playing, everyone is basically on the same team, and working together to earn achievements.

Need to kill 10 guys in 30 seconds?

Though this might be a tough task on a regular server, it’s easy on an Achievement Server when you have 10 volunteers join one team and then just stand still in a single spot while players on the opposing team take turns slaughtering the 10 opponents in one fell swoop like some sort of communal firing squad. Then, once everyone from one team unlocks that particular achievement, the roles are reversed, and it’s the next team’s turn.

Seem a little…unfair?

I thought so too, but apparently these types of servers are pretty common for games like TF2, as players are anxious to ‘earn’ their new toys and try them out.

Click the link to follow one man as he journeys through an Achievement Server for the first time, and witnesses the power, and the shame, of Achievement Servers firsthand.

[Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Pyro Maniacs: Achieving Nothing In TF2]

…Threadless picked Bestee award winners?

To “recognize significant achievement in various categories of Threadless participation”, Threadless created the Bestee awards.

Award winners received a significant amount of cash, a hand crafted, ridiculously oversized Bestee The Elephant trophy, and eternal fame, so check out their choices to see if you agree.

[Threadless – Bestee]

…There Internet still has a lot left?

Webware - Web Achievements 101: Things To Do Before You Die

Sure you’ve posted a story that got Dugg a time or two and you’ve got a few friends following you on Twitter, but have you really done all that there is to do on the Internet?

Probably not, which is why Webware’s Web Achievements 101: Things To Do Before You Die is a great source of inspiration.

The bucket list includes skill, repetition and egosphere cred categories, and with goals like Get on Flickr’s interesting picture wall, Acquire Elite status on Yelp.com, and Get publicly slammed by Dave Winer, you’ll be busy for quite some time.

Think you’re ready for the challenge?

Then head on over to Webware and scope things out, because you’re going to need a plan if you plan on conquering some of these momentous achievements.

[Webware – Web Achievements 101: Things To Do Before You Die]