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Hardware failures

We have currently some extended downtime due to serious hardware failures. One SSD is completely broken and the other hard drive has some bad sectors damaging the database. So far we have backed up the remaining readable data, exchanged one SSD and right now sync'ing the RAID system again. Stay tuned for more updates

Written on June 01, 2018 at 02:15 AM

Check Your Game Details Privacy Setting

I guess you've already read about some new profile privacy settings, so I'm keeping this short and simple: Make sure your "Game details" are set to public again or AchStats won't work as expected! Here's the full announcement from the Steam Blog:https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1667896941884942467

Written on April 11, 2018 at 11:42 PM

Statistics insights

We recently hit ONE MILLION achievements and 400,000 profiles being tracked. Also to conclude our 6th birthday, let's run some numbers!Achievements added per yearYearNumber2011 and before16,954201211,543201319,253201434,015201551,586201682,0422017578,8582018 so far264,978A constant flow of newly added achievements, but a really steep curve at the end - due to spam games. So what would the table look like without them?Achievements without spam added per yearYearNumber2011 and before16,954201211,543201319,253201434,015201551,581201680,5652017131,0932018 so far27,935More than 130k added in one year is still a big chunk. And we can expect even more for 2018. We also started tracking deleted achievements in 2017. So let's take a look at that:Achievements deleted per yearYearNumber201728222018 so far699Achievements without spam deleted per yearYearNumber201724792018 so far589It is also interesting to note the lifespan of a deleted achievements. Some are really quickly removed again, while others last for several years. Let's break down the deleted cheevos by their added year:Deleted achievements added by yearYearNumber2011 and before52012920132920145920151712016564201725312018 so far153The oldest deleted achievement is from Lead and Gold - Gangs of the Wild being "Detonator / Win 30 powder keg matches".The fastest deleted achievement again is from ANIMALITY being "Hamster High Score - 90 / Reach a high score of 90 with the Hamster" with a life span of only 33 minutes.Now let's take a look at the public profiles. What about the Steam (not AchStats!) join date for each year?Steam profiles created per yearYearNumber20039165200415,88720059565200610,483200717,718200820,892200928,860201033,514201144,920201248,537201347,407201425,844201516,744201610,350201765832018 so far914The most achievement hunters joined Steam in 2012, closely followed by 2013.Hope you liked this little insight! Keep on hunting!

Written on March 26, 2018 at 12:43 AM

Happy AchStats Day!

Today is our 6th anniversary! And another year means another version! Most of the features are already well-known and deployed, like the achievement spam handling. Currently are 493 games marked as spam and not tampering with your hard earned cheevos. See the full announcement here.So what are the newer features of 1.19? We have now a dedicated view for deleted achievements of a single game. The most notorius example would be Rise of the Triad[www.achievementstats.com] dropping from 95 to 80 achievements.Other enhancements include substraction of voided achievements in your extended stats and bug fixes for displaying time periods in the calendar.Hope you like the new release! See you next time!

Written on February 18, 2018 at 08:47 PM

Merry Christmas 2017

We wish you all a merry Christmas! Enjoy the festive achievement hunting season and don't forget to unlock all the x-mas related ones!

Written on December 24, 2017 at 08:29 PM

Maintenance downtime

The current maintenance downtime is required due to some necessary database work. We've no idea how much time this will take, but you should expect at least several hours. We're converting the encoding of our database to utf8mb4, which allows us storing every existing character in the world.Stay tuned!

Written on November 12, 2017 at 02:07 AM

Get free Distrust game and enter Achievement Contest

Just a quick heads-up, the developers of Distrust[www.achievementstats.com] are giving away ten free copies of their game in our group right here:http://steamcommunity.com/groups/achstats/discussions/0/1520386297683107146/They are challenging you to unlock the Lucky ticket[www.achievementstats.com] cheevo and getting a chance to win a real (!) cruise to Antarctic. Please note that this prize is limited to US and Russian citizens only.Since this is not a spam game, I'm feeling free to promote this nice contest by an announcement.

Written on September 28, 2017 at 09:42 PM

Spam games removed from Steam

Regarding the recent removal of 173 spam games by Valve, I would like to point out that AchStats has tracked more than 260 spam games plus another 60 spam DLCs. You can see the list here (it's a long one, beware of loading time):https://www.achievementstats.com/index.php?action=games#spamMore important, you might not want to touch them. Besides of not wasting your money on worthless spam, it is possible you get a lot of unobtainable achievements. Just minutes before being banned, the developer updated some of his "games" with spam achievements without making it to the depot builds, i.e. you're now stuck on a lot of dead cheevos in that case.

Written on September 28, 2017 at 12:11 AM

A new type of achievement spam?

I recently notified an increased rate of games having exactly one achievement only. So what's suspicious about them? Where is the spam you might ask? Well these achievements are pretty meaningless, i.e. named after their game, and seem to fulfill just one purpose: Cranking up the number of 100% completed games as fast as possible. *ba dum tss* Go figure.And guess what? AchStats has been upgraded with game completion spam detection to nip things in the bud. Those "games" are now also marked as spam and consecutively excluded from all rankings, stats, etc, too!

Written on September 18, 2017 at 09:10 PM

Two new features from upcoming 1.19!

While working on the next feature version it was quite itching to get the new stuff out ASAP, so here it is! The biggest change is the aforementioned FINAL handling of achievement spam games. Those are now exactly listed as beta games. They have their points back, but are totally ignored for ranking and all other calculations. Even your total number of unlocked achievements is now "fixed" again. Just like beta cheevos, the spam ones are noted in your extended statistics and displayed in a separated table listing at the end of your profile.The other enhancement targets the DLCs of a single game. There's now an additional listing for a quick overview of DLCs having any achievements plus their owners and even a filter! An improvement like this was requested a couple of times, so there you have it! The other DLC listing by their smaller game logo remains btw untouched and continues to act as a quick jump/selection to a specific DLC.Enjoy these early features from 1.19 while I'm working on the next fine stuff! Stay tuned!

Written on August 12, 2017 at 02:18 AM

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