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Old 01-26-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Overview
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Offline: 19/30 (555)
-Online: 10/30 (415, 'Gold Digger!' is unobtainable)
-Approximate amount of time to 970: 25-50 Hours
-Minimum number of playthorughs needed: 5
-Number of missable achievements: 4 (Hall of Famer, Call me ''No Touch!'', Where's my bonus check?, Trophy Collector)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: 1 (Gold Digger!)
-Extra equipment needed?: None

Introduction
Welcome to the Octagon! Here, you will be pitted against the best fighters in the world to establish yourself as the top rated fighter among them. You will be spending a large amount of time playing through the career mode, as you will need to complete it 5 times, in order to obtain, 'Pound-for-Pound Champion', which is unlocked by winning the UFC championship with a fighter in each weight class. Besides your lengthy excursions into the career mode, you will also be spending a lot of time online, even with boosting, this will take you a while to unlock the online achievements. There is 1 achievement, that, due to an early update to the game, has been rendered unobtainable. This is, 'Gold Digger!' which is to obtain all the gold medals in an xbox live ranked match weekly mission. This is of course an online achievement and not being able to obtain this means you cannot get more than 970 total for this game.

Step 1: Career
So your first step, naturally, is to complete the career mode. You can start as any class you want to, but to help keep track of the weight class you have completed it with, you may want to start at lightweight and work your way up the weight. While you are in the midst of your 5 playthroughs, you should be aware of the missable achievements, that are obtained during the career mode. If you do happen to miss any, you will have to start a new career to attempt them again, so to avoid the game becoming stale, try to get these in 1 of your 5 playthroughs, as i'm sure a sixth would not be especially desirable. These missable achievements are, 'Hall of Famer', 'Call me ''No Touch!'', 'Where's my bonus check?' and 'Trophy Collector'. All of these achievements take time and you must be conscious of the prerequisites of them as you play through your career, as missing them, means you will have to try again on a new career save.

Step 2: Exhibition
Exhibition is a mode in which you can pit 2 fighters against each other, with you of course having control of 1 of them. There are achievements to be obtained in this mode that are unlocked after fulfilling a certain objective within a single fight or that are obtained through accumulative progress towards a total. None of these achievements are especially difficult and can be obtained at any time by selecting the exhibition mode from the main menu.

Step 3: Online
The online achievements in this game can be a pain to unlock without the help of a boosting partner. They may also be a huge grind, even with a boosting partner, as you cannot set up matches between yourself and someone else specifically, you can only increase the chances of fighting your boosting partner by both searching for the same game criteria. Regardless, it is recommended to find someone to boost with, as the online community of this game, may not be what it once was, so finding games will be difficult and obtaining the online achievements will take even longer, with only a small chance of finding a match. Try to enjoy the time you spend fighting online and try choosing different fighters and fighting with different techniques as you will become very acquainted with the game during your many hours playing online.

The majority of the online achievements are for ranking up and the way the game works isn't necessarily that you need to constantly win, but the performance you put in, whether you win or lose will also be a big deciding factor in how much xp you earn for each fight. If you are attempting these achievements with a boosting partner, you should consider fighting with style and trying to have the fight be a close decision so as to both earn sufficient xp with each fight.

Remember to keep in mind that 'Gold Digger!' is unobtainable, so do not waste your time trying to unlock it.

Conclusion
Certainly not an easy or quick set of achievements, but they are manageable with some patience and persistence, as well as a boosting partner for the online achievements. Be prepared for a lot of boosting as trying to obtain the online achievements would be a brave thing to do, indeed.
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