Mirra Appeal (Complete)

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Mirra Appeal (Complete)

Post by Mirra » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:14 pm

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Hello, I would like to come clean in the achievement hunters community!
I have already made an appeal at AStats forum almost two months ago, but it is yet to be seen by any of the moderators there.
Here it is: http://astats.astats.nl/astats/aforum/s ... hp?tid=936

Basically all info about my "misdeeds" is in the AStats post (TL;DR: probably an auto ban for modded TF2 server long time ago, achievements were reset by me in 2016).
But I'm copy/pasting it here just in case:

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"Hello, I would really appreciate you for profile unblocking.
AStats profile link: https://astats.astats.nl/astats/User_Inf...8025693599
I think the ban was triggered because back in 2013 or so I played on Team Fortress 2 server that unlocked all achievements (write some code phrase in chat, boom you get them all). Anyway, I reset all my TF2 achievements through SAM couple of years ago. There are 26 unlocked in this game right now, these are all legit, but I can reset the game again if necessary."
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Re: Mirra Appeal

Post by Xeinok » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:15 pm

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

Post by Fabio » Wed May 01, 2019 11:03 pm

Hi Mirra, I've just finished going through your games. When looking at tf2, there are still several achievements that have the same timestamp from 2016, all unlocked before any others. Do you know what might have caused that?

-I also found two cluster of achievements in clicker heroes. The second one should be from when they added new achievements, but the first one should not be possible in normal game play.
-Poker night at the inventory has the achievements for knocking out each character after they have brought in their special item, and i do not believe this is possible in normal game play either.
-Ace of spades has the first 5 achievements unlocked together. I was unable to find similar patterns among other players.

Once we have these figured out, your appeal should be good to go.
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Re: Mirra Appeal

Post by Mirra » Thu May 02, 2019 12:25 am

Okay, here we go:

1. TF2: Are you talking about the achievements with the 8 Jul 2016 4:19 (UTC+5) timestamp? These were probably given to me the first time I entered the game after reset. I'm pretty sure that I actually unlocked them through normal play before hacking all achievements. I can relock it again though, but it will probably happen again as soon as I decide to play TF2 again.

2. Poker Night: Whoops, this one is definitely my fault, sorry. The 4 special item achievement were hacked by me to get items in TF2. I played the game for some time, but apparently grinding these was too painful to me back in 2011, neither did I have a passion for poker :D. Completely forgot about this game. These are now relocked.

3. Clicker Heroes: Well, I am absolutely confident that I have not hacked this game. I played this one waaaaay more than I should. So the clustered achievements with the 6 Jul, 2015 5:53pm (UTC+5) timestamp happened because I started playing this game while moving to a new place and having no internet access for a couple of days. The game has its own achievements system, so the unlocked ones just transfered to Steam as soon as I got my connection set up. There are a couple of another same-timestamp-achievement clusters, but that is because the devs were adding achievements to the game way before adding them to Steam (2-3 months, probably?).

4. Ace of Spades: Pretty sure I haven't hacked this one either. Maybe same timestamps happened for the same reason (no connecion to steam servers, then syncing a bunch of them)? Or the thing I have seen in some games: achievements are awarded on the game exit? Anyway, I am not interested in the achievement-hunting for this game, I don't even know if this is even possible to get 100%, probably not. Can relock these.

So, what should I do with the ones in TF2 and AoS? Wouldn't want to lock the ones that are probably (like 99%) legit, but the decision is up to the mod team. I have no intention to ever get back to either of this games anyway.

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Re: Mirra Appeal

Post by Fabio » Thu May 02, 2019 1:37 am

Because tf2 auto unlocked those on startup after relocking it the first time, that means you did not properly reset the game. In order to do this, you will need to reset your progress in the game itself, and then relock the achievements and statistics in the relocking program.

Thanks for relocking those achievements in poker night. I updated your other trackers to reflect that they were relocked. AStats might not yet, it has been slower than usual for the last couple of hours. And thanks for the explanations for clicker heroes and ace of spades, those sound fine to me!
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Re: Mirra Appeal

Post by Mirra » Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am

So I installed TF2 to reset stats, and apparently the devs implemented a nice button on the in-game achievements screen that allows you to reset all achievements and counters. I used that button and re-entered the game, and I was still at 0 achievements. Sooo TF2 should be clear now as well.

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Re: Mirra Appeal

Post by Fabio » Fri May 03, 2019 4:30 pm

Awesome, your trackers should also show that you relocked tf2, aside from AStats right now (currently not working). If you have not already, go ahead and post a link to this appeal on your AStats appeal. Now that you've gotten the appeal work done, it will be easier for them to see your profile is now clean. Thanks for completing your appeal! I'll mark it as such within the next couple of hours, and get you verified in the discord.
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