In an attempt to boost activity around here I think it's time for a good, long lasting, competitive and proper game.
So what is this game?
Well the clue is in the title really. It's a game whereby gaining Trophies earns you more points which increases your score. That's pretty much the jist of it.
How does it work?
Whenever a new, somewhat popular game is released you are challenged to earn as many trophies as you can for that game within a certain time period. The person with the most trophies at the end of the deadline earns points depending on the trophies he/she has earned.
The Points Explained
1 Point for Bronze
3 Points for Silver
6 Points for Gold
10 Points for Platinum
However any Trophies that you have NOT earned will be deducted from your score.
Example: If you earn 8 Bronze, 3 Silver and 1 Gold but did NOT earn 4 Bronze, 1 Silver and 1 Gold your score would be:
8 Bronze = 8 points
3 Silver = 9 Points
1 Gold = 6 Points
Total so far 23 points...
4 Bronze = 4
1 Silver = 3
1 Gold = 6
So your final score would be 10 Points (23 - 13 = 10).
How long will the Deadline be?
Due to every game being released at different times in different countries a new system is now in place.
There are 2 deadlines. The first deadline will always be one month from the time a Challenge begins. Once that deadline has passed no one can enter that particular challenge anymore.
The second deadline is for collecting the trophies.
The deadline for this will vary dependig on the game and the trophy difficulty of the game. For Retail Games the deadline will probably be about 7 days from the time you earn your first trophy. For PSN games the Deadline will be around 3-4 days from the time you earn your first trophy.
The idea is to earn as many trophies as you possibly can from the time you earn your first trophy.
I don't want to have the deadline too long because then most us would have platinum by the end so instead I'm going to try and anticipate the difficulty of the trophies before the game is released and try to come up with a challenging yet doable deadline.
So when do we start?
As stated earlier only new games that have yet to be released will be used for the challenge so that people don't get a head start if they already have a certain game. I was hoping to start this challenge before Killzone 2 and RE5 was released but the released date kind of crept up on me.
The first Trophy game will be Red Alert 3 which is released next week.
Sounds cool so how do I participate?
Simply post in this thread saying you want to join. Because this game is based on your PSN Trophies you will ALSO need to post your PSN ID so that we can verify your trophy count when it comes to checking the scores.
But I don't have that game!
Don't worry if you never plan on getting the game in the current challenge. There will be many more challenges with a wide variety of different type games. You will always have a chance to catch up with the scoreboard leaders because they might not get a game that you do plan on getting.
Remember, you can join the challenge for a certain game up to a month after the challenge has begun and you need to earn trophies within a certain time period.