ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal (Complete)

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ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal (Complete)

Post by ToKillaTwiinkie » Sun May 02, 2021 12:54 am

Good morning, I am issuing an appeal on my account as I have been banned - something of which was brought to my attention by a moderator in 100pals.

After thoroughly reading the rules, as found here: https://achievementhunting.com/rules I do believe this ban to be correct and justified. Below I have provided some lists of the games and the reasons I believe them to have been flagged or at the very least, part of the reasoning for the ban.

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The below list is of games which I believe to have been flagged as I have recently reset all of the achievements to null; I did this as they were achievements obtained by people other than myself - my younger siblings prior to me moving out and I wanted my account to reflect my own achievements, hence the reset.
  • Alien Swarm
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Zombies
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - Multiplayer
  • Dirt 3 Complete Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • Kingdom: Classic
  • Loadout
  • OldTV
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Solar 2
  • Starpoint Gemini 2
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Trine
  • Trine 2
  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power
The following list is of games which I'm uncertain to why they've been flagged, but I have a hunch it's because of the timestamps on the achievements - something which is a product of having played the games offline/without internet connection.
  • Absconding Zatwor
  • Homefront
  • Refunct
Finally the following game(s) have had their achievements unlocked using external tools/trainers/in-game commands.
  • Zup! X - I wanted the achievements as they have massive letters to spell things on the Steam achievements showcase. I can't remember how these were unlocked and I have not re-locked them, unless it's a requirement.

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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by Fabio » Sun May 09, 2021 3:46 pm

Hey ToKillaTwiinkie, thanks for creating an appeal about this, and apologies for the delay. As you read in the rules, we do require accounts to be used by only one person for fairness' sake. Thankyou for going ahead and relocking the achievements in these games.

In regards to homefront, absconding zatwor, and refunct, i do believe the reason is due to their timestamps. With having played offline, this would make sense so these are fine.

For Zup! X, it would be better to go ahead and relock this game as well.

For the games that you have relocked any achievements in, can you please go ahead and reopen each one to make sure nothing automatically unlocks on startup? If this happens, there may be relevant save data that needs to be deleted.
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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by ToKillaTwiinkie » Sun May 09, 2021 6:16 pm

Hi Fabio,

Thanks for getting back to me and not to worry re: the delay, I am sure many are being kept busy with their daily lives - more so with the current climate.

With regards to my account, historically I have allowed my siblings to use my PC and by consequence my Steam account and the games on it. I have now moved out of the family home and have since discovered the family library feature - which I have set them up with. So no-one will be using my account except myself from here on.

Per request, I have relocked all the achievements for "Zup! X" and I had preemptively checked all the aforementioned games I relocked, per the guide here: https://achievementhunting.com/guides/relock

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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by ToKillaTwiinkie » Sun May 09, 2021 9:18 pm

The following games were missed in my original post:
  • Audiosurf
  • Audiosurf 2
Both the aforementioned games had been modified extensively by my own code for a project external to the game(s); I have since discovered that the same project caused the incremental values found in the statistics of Audiosurf 2 to change - by consequence and most notably the achievement: Tres Commas kept popping. There wasn't an achievement popup but it kept showing on my account as pointed out by another user and confirmed for myself.

I have since migrated the project I believe causing the issue, removing all the files from my local machine into a hypervisor and I will create another Steam account for use specifically within this hypervisor as to mitigate further issues my "tinkering" might cause.

Following the above I have also relocked (again) the achievements in Audiosurf 2 due to this issue and I have checked the statistics/loaded the game to ensure the achievements don't pop again.

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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by Fabio » Wed May 12, 2021 6:17 pm

Alrighty, thanks for doing that. Now that we have those games cleared, I have several more to ask you about.

Poker night at the inventory, lego worlds, deceit, wallpaper engine, dirty bomb, warframe, subnautica, and the uncertain last quiet day all have several clusters of achievements in them. Do you know what this might be from?
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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by ToKillaTwiinkie » Wed May 12, 2021 9:45 pm

Hi Fabio, I have had to research "Poker night at the inventory" as this is a game I didn't even know was in my library - nor do I know where and when it came from. Regardless due to that alone, I will relock/reset the game and its' achievements.
  • Lego worlds was one of a few game(s) I installed around 2017 on a laptop as I was travelling at the time, I have more recently purchased the DLCs as to complete the remainder of the achievements for it.
  • Deceit is one I am unsure about. I am certain it has only been played by myself and it has never been modified in anyway so I don't know what to say regarding this game.
  • Wallpaper Engine I am unsure about in its' entirety so this will be relocked/reset.
  • Dirty Bomb is a weird one, originally the game was linked to an old Steam account and I had it migrated to this new one which I recall having caused a number of achievements popping on my account simultaneously. There were also a few occasions which I recall where updates released and the second I launched/logged the game I had a number of achievements pop too.
  • Warframe used to have a standalone launcher; not sure if they still do. When I bound my Steam account a lot of achievements popped.
  • Subnautica has had a mixed amount of gameplay online and offline.
  • The Uncertain last quiet days was played online initially but was later played offline whilst working away from home.

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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by Fabio » Mon May 17, 2021 4:30 pm

Looking at lego worlds, almost all achievements for the game were unlocked on the same day within a 3 hour period, so this would not be possible offline.
Deceit would need to be invalidated either way as relocking these achievements does not work.
For warframe, you had the True Master achievement unlocked several years before this was obtainable.

Subnautica, last quiet days, and dirty bomb are likely fine then.
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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by ToKillaTwiinkie » Mon May 17, 2021 5:30 pm

I don't mind resetting/relocking the Lego:Worlds base game achievements as the game itself is really enjoyable and quite fast to complete; but can I keep the DLC achievements since I purchased the DLCs this month and did those.

Deceit being invalidated I am fine with as again, I am unsure about that game and since it cannot be relocked that would be the best and in this case; only option to take.

I was about to get really defensive about Warframe, but, now you have mentioned it; you're correct in saying that I should not have the achievement "True master" as I am only MR25. In fact, there are a few that should not be there!!! Warframe is my "go-to" and I have invested countless hours and money in to it. Needless to say I will reset/relocked the achievements on this and then login to the game.

The issue is, when I login I know almost all of the achievements will pop. Having said this, can I provide screenshots, a video or video call of the achievements from the in-game menu to prove these are legitimate.

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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by Fabio » Fri May 21, 2021 3:41 pm

For lego worlds, that is fine! The DLC achievements were not unlocked in the same cluster as all of the base game achievements.
Warframe should be good since you have the save of your own already, this time we just know for sure that the cluster is entirely due to a save file.
And like I said, deceit will just be invalidated then, sorry we don't really have any solution for that game. The devs made our lives harder with that XD

Once lego worlds has been taken care of, i believe you'll be good to go!
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Re: ToKillaTwiinkie Appeal.

Post by ToKillaTwiinkie » Fri May 21, 2021 6:29 pm

I reset/relocked the whole of Lego:Worlds as I had issues relocking specific/select achievements using the tool the community recommends.

Regarding Deceit, I have no issue with it being invalidated. I have been looking in to the achievements for it and I did manage to force a few to reset; but it appears most of them rely on "increment only" values which are a pain-in-the-ass. LOL.

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