Gamer Goals Completely Revamped

Rich Stone - March 31st 2015

UPDATE:

Several people asked in the comments below for Genre based goals. We have now made a way for you to set a Site Leaderboard Value goal which effectively accomplishes this.

For example, if you wanted to set a goal for 20,000 GamerScore in all Shooters, go to that Site Leaderboard, track yourself in it, and then create a new Site Leaderboard Value goal with a Target of 20,000. You'll get your progress tracked towards this every day!

Original Story
Gamer Goals have long been a favourite feature on TrueAchievements, with well over 100,000 of them being set by our users over the last few years (and over 75% of them being achieved!).

However, it has been a feature of the site that's not really been touched for a while, so we thought it was time we gave it a bit of an overhaul and bring in lots of new options...

To create a new Goal, go to your My Goals page from your menu or just click on the Goals tab on your homepage.

You'll see a new Create Goal button that takes you to the all-new Create New Goal page

The first thing to do is to choose the Goal Type - is it a personal target or a competitive goal?

If you choose to make it a competitive goal, you'll need to enter the GamerTag of the gamer you want to challenge or overtake:

To make it easier, you'll see your friends appear at the top of the list as you type the GamerTag.

Next, you'll need to choose the Statistic. There's a whole lot to choose from:

• TrueAchievement Score
• GamerScore
• TrueAchievement Ratio
• Achievements Won
• Challenges Won
• Completed Games
• Games Played
• Site Leaderboard Position (Personal target only)
• Complete Specific Game
• Win Specific Achievement
• Achievement Streak Days (Personal target only)

If you choose a score based target, you can now additionally choose a Platform for the target should you wish to:

As you select a Platform, you'll see your score and your competitors score (if you've chosen one):

If you've chosen a specific game to complete or achievement to earn, you'll need to choose the appropriate items - again you just type in the name and matches will appear.

If you've chosen a Site Leaderboard Position goal, you'll need to choose the particular site leaderboard you are targeting - and this must be one you already tracked on.

Finally, you can choose a specific date to reach your target or leave them open-ended:

Once you're happy with everything, click on Create Goal:

This will add the item to your feed, and also create the goal on your Goals page:

Goal progress is shown on the My Goals page. Game races will show both your and your competitors game progress, and if you choose to earn a specific achievement that has Xbox One progress tracking, we'll show that too!

Another new feature is that the gamer you challenge will now receive a notification of your goal, and if they accept it will also appear on their homepage and Goals page. If not, they won't see it on their pages but you can continue to track your progress on yours.

Note: Regular registered users can have up to 3 active goals at any time, while Pro Account holders can have up to 100!

We hope you enjoy these new features, we've had a lot of fun writing and testing them.