Lionheart22 Appeal (Complete)

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Lionheart22 Appeal (Complete)

Post by Lionheart22 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:46 am

Hello Moderators,
I'm here to make an appeal so I make my account clean and have my progress be fair within the community.
I appreciate the voluntary time you've put in into helping me get the ball rolling on this and answering any questions I have regarding this process.

Discord: Lionheart22#9038
Steam Profile: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198121965127

Games:

Clicker Heroes:
I relocked ten achievements:
1. Proficient Clicking - Click 1,000 Times
2. Killer - Kill 100 Monsters
3. Butcher - Kill 1,000 Monsters
4. Boss Slaughter - Kill 10 Bosses
5. Boss Massacre - Kill 100 Bosses
6. Zone Explorer - Beat Zone 10
7. Zone Warrior - Beat Zone 25
8. Guide - Level Up Heroes 100 Times
9. Coach - Level Up Heroes 1,000 Times
10. Considerate - Get 25 Hero Upgrades

I relocked these achievements as I then subsequently removed this game from my Steam Account.
AStats still lists these achievements as unlocked, despite updating the game page.

PAYDAY2:
I relocked seven achievements:
1. You Gotta Start Somewhere - Reach Reputation Level 5
2. Guilty Of Crime - Reach Reputation Level 10
3. No Turning Back - Complete Your First Job
4. Throw Some Oil On The Fire - Complete The Big Oil Job On The Normal Difficulty Or Above
5. Basic Capitalism - Complete The Big Oil Job On The Hard Difficulty Or Above
6. I Knew What I Did Was Wrong - On Day 1 Of The Big Oil Job, Enter The Basement, Open The ATM Machines And Take The Loot
7. I Want To Get Away - Jump: Unlocks The 'Funnyman' Mask

I relocked these achievements as I then subsequently removed this game from my Steam Account.
AStats still lists these achievements as unlocked, despite updating the game page.

Sid Meier's Civilization V:
I edited the text file to unlock "Connoisseur - Rate A Mod". This achievement has now been removed from the game.
I have been accused of using save files that are not my own to complete or in this game cheese the achievements related to Scenarios within this game.
I am open to relocking such achievements, although would like the option to relock all achievements related to this game.

Team Fortress 2:
I relocked some achievements. I would say approximately five to ten of them.
I relocked these achievements to remove the game from my Steam Account.
As this is a Free To Play Valve game I was unable to remove it from my Steam Account.
AStats has however unlisted these achievements and displays as having zero on this game.
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Re: Appeal

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Re: Appeal

Post by Xeinok » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks for appealing, staff will review shortly.
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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Xeinok » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:27 am

Can you tell us why you were relocking so many achievements across various games?

Are you aware that these games still affect your average game completion percentage, etc.?
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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Lionheart22 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:47 am

Hi Xeinok.

As stated above I relocked these achievements across the three games as I was removing them from Steam Account.
No I was not aware these still affected my average game completion percentage; but I suppose that makes sense.

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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Xeinok » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:11 pm

Ah okay - yeah we refer to this practice as "vanity relocking". Unfortunately, it is ultimately detrimental because once you have unlocked an achievement in any Steam game it will FOREVER affect your affect game completion percentage (AGC) - and therefore, reducing your unlocked achievements in a game to 0 makes you have a highly-AGC-damaging 0% game computed in your total. Not to mention achievement tracker sites will always know that you had previously played that game.

So yeah, that's kinda why relocking achievements on games is only done under mod supervision (99.9% of the time, done as part of appeals for cheated games).

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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Xeinok » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:38 pm

Anything strange go on with your Adventure Capitalist? How did you "cheese" or go about completing Civ 5?
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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Lionheart22 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:00 pm

I see; so if I ever went for a 100% average game completion rate, these games would still need to be completed?

I am not aware of anything strange happening for Adventure Capitalist.

For Civ V many of the leader, map, map sizes, and difficulty achievements are easily obtained by setting up a Civ game with teams and giving yourself a teammate verus one person. Setting the game to TIme Victory and forcing a maximum of one turn. As for the difficult scenarios ones I had set up maps for the easier difficulties, but for the harder ones I would sometimes use a save file. I understand this isn't very specific and on a broad note I am happy to relock all achievements related to Scenarios or the whole game.

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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Xeinok » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:51 pm

That's right, if you wanted to increase your AGC you would very likely want to target your lowest average games, which would be all of these 0% games drastically pulling your AGC down (and yep, makes 100% impossible).

Your AdCap is auto-invalidated by AStats because certain events had a very short timeframe between them - do anything at all out of the ordinary for that game? Micro transactions/etc.?

What exactly do you mean by "use save files" for Civ 5?
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Re: Lionheart22 Appeal

Post by Lionheart22 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:52 am

Last time I had looked at AStats it had said my Adventure Capitalist achievements were invalidated because of the game having such a variation of completion times, I have noticed the change in the reason.
I did make some micro-transactions whilst playing the game.

Loading a save file that someone had played up until a few turns before victory.

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