Wednesday, April 29, 2009


That day has come at last. Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. I hit the six-digit gamerscore. I had to hit it on the dot, because that's what all the cool kids do. Silva, Bishop, and Derek all did it, so it's tradition that I must as well. I wasn't too picky about HOW I got there, for the most part, though I did need to do some easy math in the final 100 to make sure I hit it right.

The Final Three achievements were:

Judgement (50 gs) Achieve Ending 3 in Silent Hill Homecoming
100 Minutes Survived (20 gs) in Perfect Dark Zero

and the championship achievement:

I thought it would be nice to hit 100k by re-completing The Maw, which is one of my favorite arcade games. It's a much better choice than Hannah Montana or something (though I know several of you wanted to see that LOL)

I believe my first achievement ever was:
In the original Gears of War, meaning I hit 100k in 2 years, 4 months, 3 days. However, I didn't become serious about achievement collecting until May of 2008, with almost 75k of my 100 coming in the last 11 months (2 GSLs back-to-back will do that to you).

Nobody gets this many points without the help of others, and thus there's several people I'd like to thank of helping my get this high.

Bionik Kommando: My bro gets serious props for being an awesome co-op partner, and general hell-raiser in the MP for damn near ANY shooter. Over 2k of my points can be traced directly to co-op with him, making him the largest contributor (in terms of playing/boosting) to my success.

The Silent Assassins (Ducky Dan, Buck Wyyld, Daywalker, HAK, Silva, Derek): We had some great times in GSL VI. We could laugh and score like demons while the teams around us fell apart at the seams. In a league riddled with drama, our win couldn't be contested. Oh, and we flipping boosted Party Animals at 2am on a Saturday night... can't forget that!

The Hand of Thrawn (Silva, Derek, Sabre, Dark, Bishop): Also a great group to work with. The "new" guys fit in well and gave it their everything. Once again, we scored better than most, avoided the drama, and had fun. That's a model GSL team right there. I'm enjoying the night chilling in Gears with you all.

BL4CK SiLv4: Thanks for being one of the funniest and most generally awesome people to chat and game with on Xbox Live. You truly are the life of the party. The deals you let us know about have saved me a good chunk of cash.

Ducky Dan, Bishop, and Sabre: You have sent stashes of games in my times of need during the GSLs, making the level of success I had in those leagues possible. I would not have done nearly as well w/o the assistance.

Ducky Dan: For being an awesome achievement rival, and keeping me motivated to keep going. You're one of the easiest people to boost with I've ever worked with, and make a fine mobile spawn point in Halo 3. We on for a race to 150k? You might actually win that one =P

The x360a Review Team: For all the feedback on my reviews, and being a great group of people to work with. Of course, the periodic free review game helped this gamerscore quest along too =)

Xbox 360 Achievements: For having a great forum community and dozens upon dozens of helpful guides that I've used over the last few years. If you see a game on my card that I completed, and you wrote the guide, I thank you.

Special Thanks to everyone else I've ever boosted with, or co-oped with. There's a lot of people I've worked with to get this far. Thanks for all the help.

The quest for 200k will not begin in earnest until 2010. Since I've already hit my goal for the year, I'm now shifting focus to playing what I want, and getting the points from that. Overall increase is on the backburner for a while. Also important will be trying to get my completion percentage to 75%. By 360voice's numbers, I need to get almost 24,000 points without ever playing a new game to get there. As you can see, a major part of the quest for 200k will be cleaning up the mess I made chasing my first 100k. I'd like to keep adding more completions to my card, where I can.

New goal: 200k by 12/12/2012!!! =P

EDIT: Ducky Dan was kind enough to start a congrats thread on x360a HERE


  1. Awesome work man. I wish I could have been in the Party when you hit it. Enjoy the break from whoring while it lasts. Only a matter of time utnil you start pushing for 200k!

  2. Congrats on the six-digits dude, certainly something to be proud of.

    Meanwhile I'll be happy with the 50k I achieved last month (it's already pushing 52k) -- 100k? Yeah I'll hit that when you hit 200k! ;)

  3. Major congrats Thrawn! Just like you said all the cool people hit 100k on the dot. Welcome to the Club! Now I suggest you hit 200k by next year. :}

  4. Big props to you for doing that, I remember being a few thousand or so ahead during the start of GSL and you've managed to game extra harder than me and get to 100k quite quickly.

    I'll be there in a month or so I hope. :)

  5. Congrats, bro. And thanks for all the shout-outs in your blog, I feel special now.

    I just unlocked my own achievement: Finish 15 page monster spanish essay. Feels good to have it done. 16days.

    See ya soon.

  6. Congrats man. Now it's full speed ahead to 300k - too many people aim for 200k and don't set realistic goals so I figured you could just go nuts and skip that milestone. ;-)