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Old 12-03-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Road Maps - The Complete Walkthrough

Road Maps are a prologue to achievement guides that layout the fastest and simplest order to get all in a game. They also assist the gamer by informing them of any glitches, missable achievements, an overall estimate of the achievement list's difficulty and a rough estimate of how many hours it will take to earn all of the game's achievements.

Road Maps are being managed and accepted by the Guide Team. Although I am taking the lead on the maps, you can PM any member of the team with a question/thought/concern. Most of us are on everyday and will reply to your message as soon as it is received. Please do not ask anyone to reserve a game so that you can be the one to write a map for it.

Much of what is contained in this walkthrough is intuitive and will come as no surprise to most of you. However, please be sure to follow the guidelines herein to limit mistakes and expedite the process of getting your work posted on the main site.

07/02/09 EDIT: As of today, the guide team will no longer be activating a road map until we have a guide posted as well. Too many people get confused and complain when they go to the guide page and it is blank aside from the road map.

02/10/10 EDIT: As of today, submissions that do not follow the overview format, have spelling/grammar errors or are not detailed enough will be automatically denied and no PM sent to the author asking for a resubmit.

Overview (Click on a topic to be taken to that post):
1) Identify a game that doesn't have a road map or has one that needs significant improvement.
2) Play the game and earn all/most of the achievements.
3) Post here to tell the community you're working on a game's map
4) Write the Road Map
5) Submit the map to the Submit Forum
6) Frequently Asked Questions
7) Retail Games with completed Road Maps (A-M)
8) Retail Games with completed Road Maps (N-Z)
9) Arcade Games with completed Road Maps

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STEP ONE:
Identify a game that doesn't have a road map or has one that needs significant improvement.

Obviously before you can write a road map for a game you must choose the game for which it's going to be written. Since the road maps are being implemented so long after achievement guides, most games do not have one associated with them. To be sure that a game does not have a road map written for it, you should check both the main site and this thread. If after doing this you find that there is no map, you have completed step one.

STEP TWO:
Play the game and earn all/most of the achievements.

This step should come as no surprise to anyone. It's very hard to write a good road map if you haven't played the game and gotten most or all of it's achievements. We want to make sure that we are putting out quality products here on x360a. This means we will be checking your gamercard with your submission to ensure you haven't skipped this step and thus significantly lowered you map's credibility.

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STEP THREE:
Write the Road Map

The road map consists of four sections, an overview, an introduction, an abbreviated walkthrough and a conclusion. All four sections are essential to making the map, however only the abbreviated walkthrough does not have a set format. Below is a description each section and what to consider when writing it.

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: Based on a scale of 1-10 (10 being hardest)
-Offline
-Online
-Approximate amount of time to 200/1000
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed
-Number of missable achievements
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?
-Does difficulty affect achievements?
-Glitchy achievements
-Unobtainable achievements
-Extra equipment needed?

As you can see the overview is meant to be an at-a-glance summary of the game's achievements. Achievement difficulty is completely subjective. The two main factors to consider when scoring a game are skill required and time. The Offline/Online portions are a breakdown of the game's achievements by number of achievements and gamerscore that can be achieved both online and offline. The format for these is number of achievements followed by total gamerscore in parenthesis.

Approximate amount of time to 200/1000 is meant to give gamers a rough estimate of how long they should expect it to take them to get all the game's achievements. The time measurement should be done in hours with a range that starts with the time it would take a skilled gamer to the time it would take a novice gamer. The minimum number of playthroughs needed is there for games who have non-stackable difficulty achievements or require multiple playthroughs with different characters.

The number of missable achievements obviously represents achievements that can be missed. However, when we say missed we mean that in the sense that there is something you can do in the game to miss this achievement to the point that you will have to start all over again to earn it. Glitchy achievements are those that sometimes do not unlock for some reason but can be attained if the requirements are met again. Unobtainable achievements are unattainable because of developer error. Extra equipment achievements are those that require a second (or more) controllers for a local game, a vision camera or other peripheral to get those achievements.

In most games, the use of cheat codes disables your ability to earn achievements.
However this is not always the case. To find this out you should either consult this thread or try the cheats yourself to confirm if they have any effect. Last underneath the overview you should write a brief two to three sentence synopsis of why you gave the game the difficulty score that you did.

Introduction:
This is where you layout most of the game's ins and outs. In here you should discuss the number of playthroughs needed and why, any serious or game-ending glitches and how to avoid them, and any missable achievements and how to ensure you do not miss them. Finally if cheats don't disable achievements then put them here and where to input them in the game. If there's anything not mentioned above that you would like to discuss this is the place to do it.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
This is the main content of your map. In here you will layout the simplest and fastest way to get all of the achievements for the game. There is no set format for this portion but it's best to put it into steps. Simply make your instructions clear enough and easy to follow so that the reader will get the achievements naturally. If you want to link a walkthrough or other valuable information then make your first step a preparation one and link them there. Be sure to include both online and offline achievements in this section as well whether or not the game has any sort of internal checklists to track achievement progress. If the online achievements cannot be gotten in the same mode as the offline ones, then include effective boosting methods here too.

Conclusion:
The conclusion is a simple wrap-up of the road map. It should include advice and what a reader should do if they get to the conclusion and are still missing achievements. In general this section should only be about 3-4 sentences.


Now that you know the layout of the road map here are some general tips to consider when making your road map.

- Just like achievement guides, we're looking for road maps that are written with no spelling or grammar errors. Refrain from using obscure acronyms and 1337 speak. To reduce your errors I suggest you write the map in Microsoft Word so that you can use spell check. Also before you submit your guide it is highly suggested that someone else you know that has a knowledge of proper English writing look over your road map to find any errors you may have missed.

- Make your abbreviated walkthrough easy to follow. By this I mean that you should be very descriptive. Don't say things like "then you have to jump near the big thing." Put in a lot of detail so that the reader doesn't feel confused as to what you mean.

- Instead of using "B" or "X" or "1000g" use the button images here:



- DO NOT write about how to get achievements using cheating methods. By this I mean that advocating practices such as account trading, gamesaving or hacking will mean your submission is immediately rejected and you may receive a ban as well.

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STEP FOUR:
Submit the map to the Submit Forum

This is very easy. Once you have finished your road map and think it's ready to be submitted for guide team approval, go to the Submit Forum. This is a public forum so you will still be able to see your submission until the Guide Team has taken it and is actively working on it. Please don't message us asking what happened to it. If it's not there, we're working on it. Please do not make changes to a submitted guide or roadmap without notifying someone on the Guide Team.

DO NOT MAKE A THREAD FOR YOUR ROAD MAP IN THE GAME'S FORUM AND JUST SUBMIT A LINK TO YOUR ROAD MAP.

The following is a final quick checklist that you should go through before submitting your road map:
- Everything is left in the default font, size, and color. You can bold or italicize a few things for emphasis, but keep it minimal.
- All buttons have images for them (see above for actual images)
- Spelling and Grammar are impeccable
- The road map has all four required sections completed to standard
- No spoiler tags. They don't work on the main site, and anyone looking at the road map should expect there may be a minor spoiler. If you want to make a big chunk of text (like a full locations list or walkthrough), make your own thread for it in the forums and put a link in the map.
- You've given all credit where it's due.

Once the road map has been submitted, it will be moved to the Guide Team board, where we will revise, proofread, verify and accept or deny it. Depending on the quality of the content of the map and how new the game is will determine the speed in which the map is posted to the main site.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

What do I do if I see a map that needs a significant revision or I want to add something to an existing road map?
If you want to try to make a better Road Map that’s fair game but there’s no guarantee that it’ll be accepted. If you’ve got an update for a map that's already in place, simply send a PM to either myself (Method) or Andrew x360a with the title "Road Map update for A GAME."

What do I get for submitting a road map?
First, you will receive gratitude from the staff and x360a community for increasing the site's quality, increasing our achievement hunting productivity and reducing our frustration. You will also reveive an award for writing a certain amount of road maps:

Road Map Bronze - Write three published Road Maps

Road Map Silver - Write six published Road Maps

Road Map Gold- Write ten published Road Maps

How do I know if my road map has been accepted?
You will not receive any sort of notification that your map has been accepted. You will know when you see it on the main site. If you PM me an updated map I'll let you know if it will be put on the site.

I'm new to the site can I write a map?
Any member can write a road map. There are no post count or minimum time as a member requirements.

Can I reserve a game's road map?
No. Also, just because you post here saying that you're working on a road map it doesn't mean that your road map is the only submission we'll accept. I highly encourage the members of the site to work together if they both want to write a map for the same game.

I'm writing an achievement guide for a game, should I write a road map too?
The simple answer here is yes. Although it is not required that you include a road map with your achievement guide submission, it will definitely show your dedication to a quality product. However our long term goal is that all achievement guides have a road map included with them in an achievement guide submission.

I've previously written an achievement guide and now I want to put the road map in there too, what should I do?
It should go into your achievement guide's thread as the first post. Ask a mod to add a post for you if you there's no room to make it the first post currently.

What if there is no achievement guide for a game on the main site? Can I still submit a road map for it?

Yes. Please let us know in your submission that there is no guide for the game on the main site. This way we can activate the guide tab for that game to make your road map viewable.

I found an error/typo in an already published road map, who do I tell?
If you find any errors/typos in any of the site's published achievement guides and road maps please let us know all the relevant information HERE.

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Retail Games with Completed Road Maps (A-M):
Note: Some of the games listed may still be pending activation

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Ace Combat 6
Afro Samurai
All-Pro Football 2008
Alone in the Dark
Amped 3
Armored Core 4
ARMY OF TWO™
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed 2
Asterix at the Olympic Games
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth
Backyard Football 2010
Band Hero
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Battlefield: Bad Company
Bayonetta
Beautiful Katamari
Beijing 2008
Bionic Commando
Bionicle Heroes
Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Blacksite: Area 51
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Blazing Angels
Blue Dragon
Borderlands
Brave: A Warrior's Tale
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Brutal Legend
Bullet Witch
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Burnout Paradise
Burnout Revenge
Cabela's African Safari
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 09
Cabela's Outdoor Adventures 2010
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Juarez
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Cars
Cars: Mater-National
Cars: Race-o-Rama
Chromehounds
Clive Barker's Jericho
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath
Conan
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
College Hoops 2K6
College Hoops 2K8
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Crackdown
CSI: Hard Evidence
Culdcept Saga
Dante's Inferno
Dark Sector
Darkest of Days
Darksiders: Wrath of War
Dead or Alive 4
Dead Rising
Dead Space
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
Deadly Premonition
Def Jam: Icon
Devil May Cry 4
DiRT
Disney's Bolt
Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3
Disney-Pixar UP
Dragon Age: Orgins
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Dynasty Warriors 6
Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires
Earth Defense Force 2017
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Enchanted Arms
Eragon
Eternal Sonata
Fable 2
Far Cry: Insincts
Far Cry 2
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
F.E.A.R. Files
Fifa 06
Fifa 07
Fifa 09 (1250)
Fifa 10
Fifa Street 3
Fifa World Cup
Fight Night Round 3
Final Fantasy XIII
Forza Motorsport 3
Fracture
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Full Auto
Fuzion Frenzy 2
Game Room
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Ghostbusters
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfigther
Golden Compass
Grand Theft Auto IV
Guilty Gear 2
Guitar Hero II
Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Guitar Hero: World Tour
GUN
Halo 2 (PC)
Halo 3
Halo Wars
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
History Channel: Civil War
History Channel: Battle for the Pacific
Hitman: Blood Money
Hour of Victory
Hour of Victory (PC)
How to Train Your Dragon
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Infinite Undiscovery
Iron man
James Cameron's Avatar
Jumper: Griffin's Story
Jurassic: The Hunted
Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore
King Kong
Kung Fu Panda
Last Remnant
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
Legendary
Lego Batman
Lego Indiana Jones
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Lego Rock Band
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
LMA Manager 2007
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal
Lord of the Rings: BFME 2
Lord of the Rings: Conquest
Lost Odyssey
Lost Planet
Lost: Via Domus
Madagascar Kartz
Madden NFL 06
Madden NFL 07
Madden NFL 08
Madden NFL 09
Magna Carta 2
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Mass Effect
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Meet the Robinsons
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Metro 2033
Midnight Club: LA
Mini Ninjas
Mirror's Edge (1250)
MLB 2K6
MLB 2K8
MLB 2K10
MLB Front Office Manager
Monopoly
Monster Jam
Mortal Kombat vs DCU
MX vs. ATV: Reflex
My Horse & Me 2

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Retail Games with Completed Road Maps (N-Z):
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Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
Naruto: The Broken Bond
NBA 2K6
NBA 2K7
NBA Ballers: Chosen One
NBA Live 06
NBA Live 07
NBA Live 08
NBA Street Homecourt
NCAA Basketball 09
NCAA Football 07
NCAA Football 09
NCAA Football 10
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Undercover
Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian
Ninety-Nine Nights
NFL Head Coach 09
NFL Tour
NHL 2K6
NHL 2K10
NHL 07
Ninja Blade
Ninja Gaiden II
NPPL Championship Paintball '09
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Open Season
Operation Darkness
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Overlord
Overlord II
PDC World Championship Darts
Perfect Dark Zero
PES 2008
Phantasy Star Universe
Pimp My Ride
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pure
Prey
Prince of Persia
Pro Evolution Soccer 6
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Project Sylpheed
Quake 4
Quantum of Solace
Raiden Fighters Aces
Rainbow Six® Vegas
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Rapala Tournament Fishing
Rapala Fishing Frenzy
Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Resident Evil 5
Resonance of Fate
Rise of the Argonauts
Robert Lundlum's The Bourne Conspiracy
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rogue Warrior
RTL Winter Sports 2009
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Saints Row
Saints Row 2
Samurai Warriors 2: Extreme Legends
Scene It? Box Office Smash
Scene It? LCA
SCORE International Baja 1000
Secret Service
Section 8
Shadowrun
Shaun White Snowboarding
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
Shrek the Third
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Silent Hill: Homecoming
skate
skate 2
Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge
Soldier of Fortune: Payback
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic's Ultimate Game Collection
Soul Calibur 4
Space Chimps
Spider-Man Friend or Foe
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
SpongeBob's Truth or Square
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Star Trek: Legacy
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Stoked: Big Air
Stranglehold: John Woo Presents
Street Fighter IV
Stuntman: Ignition
Summer Athletics
Superman Returns
Superstar V8 Racing
Supreme Commander
Surf's Up
Tales of Vesperia
Tekken 6
Tenchu z
Terminator: Salvation
Tetris Evolution
The Beatles: Rock Band
The BIGS
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
The Club
The Club (PC)
The Darkness
The Godfather II
The Orange Box
The Simpsons Game
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Thrillville: Off the Rails
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
TMNT
Tom Clancy's EndWar
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's Project 8
Too Human
Top Spin 3
Transformers: The Game
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Trivial Pursuit
Tropico 3
Turok
Two Worlds
UEFA Champions League 2006-2007
Unreal Tournament 3
Vampire Rain
Vancouver 2010
Velvet Assassin
Venetica
Viking: Battle for Asgard
Viva Piñata
Wall*E
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Warriors Orochi
Warriors Orochi 2
Wartech: Senko No Ronde
Wet
Wheelman
Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge
World Snooker Championship 2007
WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship
WWE: Legends of Wrestlemania
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009
X-Blades
Xmen: The Official Game
Xmen Origins: Wolverine
You're In The Movies

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Arcade Games with Completed Road Maps:
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0 Day Attack on Earth
1 vs. 100
3D Ultra Minigolf
A Kingdom for Keflings
Aegis Wing
Age of Booty
Alien Breed Evolution
Alien Hominid HD
Altered Beast
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Arkadian Warriors
Arkanoid Live
Assault Heroes
Banjo Kazooie
Bankshot Billiards 2
Battlefield 1943
Bejeweled 2
Big Bumpin
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Bomberman Live
Braid
Bubble Bobble Neo
Buku Sudoku
Call of Duty
Carcassonne
Castlevania: SOTN
Castle Crashers
Catan
CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars
Cloning Clyde
Comix Zone
Contra
Crystal Quest
Darwinia+
Dash of Destruction
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Dig Dug
Domino Master
Doom
Double D Dodgeball
Duke Nukem 3D
Ecco the Dolphin
Eets: Chowdown
Fable 2 Pub Games
Family Game Pack: Connect Four
Family Game Pack: Sorry
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2
Flock
Frogger
Galaga
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Gauntlet
Gel: Set & Match
Geometry Wars 2
Geometry Wars Evolved
Golden Axe
Golf: Tee It Up
Gunstar Heroes
Hardwood Backgammon
Heavy Weapon
Hexic HD
Interpol
Lazy Raiders
Live Draft Tracker
Live Score Tracker
Luxor 2
Madballs in Babo: Invasion
Madden NFL Arcade
Marathon: Durandal
Marble Blast Ultra
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Matt Hazard: Blood, Bath and Beyond
Mega Man 9
Mega Man 10
Military Madness: Nectaris
Minesweeper Flags
MLB Stickball
Mr. Driller Online
Ms. Pacman
N+
NBA 2K10: Draft Combine
NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition
New Rally-X
NHL 3 on 3 Arcade
Pac-Man
Pac-Man C.E.
Panzer General: Allied Assault
Peggle
Penny Arcade: Episode 1
Penny Arcade 2
Pocketbike Racer
Portal: Still Alive
Prince Of Persia Classic
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Qix++
Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure
Rez: HD
Rock Band Track Pack: AC/DC LIVE
Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
Rock Band Track Pack: Country
Rock Band Track Pack: Volume 2
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Root Beer Tapper
Sam & Max Save the World
Schizoid
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
Shadow Assault/Tenchu
Shadow Complex
Small Arms
Sneak King
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Soul Calibur
'Splosion Man
SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam
Spy Glass Board Games
Star Trek D-A-C
Streets of Rage 2
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
Switchball
Texas Hold'em
The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
The Maw
Tinker
TiQal
TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
Trials HD
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Undertow
UNO
UNO Rush
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
Vigilante 8: Arcade
Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees
Wallace and Gromit: Episode 2
Warlords
Watchmen: The End is Nigh
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2
Wik: Fable of Souls
Wolfenstein 3D
Word Puzzle
Worms
Worms 2: Armageddon
Zombie Apocalypse
Zombie Wranglers
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DO NOT MAKE A THREAD FOR YOUR ROAD MAP. ALSO DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A LINK TO YOUR ROAD MAP.
I guess you mean "don't make a thread in the regular forum for that game?" I submitted a road map yesterday in the submission forum as a "New thread;" didn't see any other option and I hope I didn't do it wrong.

I also didn't read this thread first (oops), so my map didn't have any conclusion; I was just basing mine on the CoD4 one. Oh well.

Thanks for this great idea by the way.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #10
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Hi! Great idea Method, although i thought of it a few months ago. Well, i guess you were first, but what the hell, who cares.
I'm working on a road map for The Darkness right now, and i predict it will be finished in 1-2 weeks (sorry for not being able to finish it faster, i have a lot of homework right now.) I will also write roadmaps for Alien Hominid HD, Portal: Still Alive and Wik: The Fable Of Souls.

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The FAQ has been updated to reflect the newest awards. Just one more incentive for you guys to get published .

Also just a quick note, so far we have received a great response to the road maps and have gotten a lot of submissions. Most of those submissions are very good, but here are some trends I'm noticing:

- Use some sort of spell check before you submit your map. This may seem implied but almost all submissions have some sort of blatent error that a spell check would find.
- Use the button icons posted in the FAQ. There are still a few people using things like RT of LS instead of the pictures provided. This also includes using the icon instead of saying 1000g or 1000G.
- Don't use a font other than Verdana or a size other than two. It makes putting it on the site annoying.
- Have someone look over your map before you submit it. Preferably someone who has played the game the road map addresses.
- Now that there is an award associated with these please don't think that submissions that look sub-par will be added just because. Really take the time to put the effort needed into these so that everyone can benefit from your labor.

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Method, do you think you could add some sort of grading scale to the rankings out of 10. Like you said, it's subjective, what I might classify as 5/10 someone else might find a 6 or 7/10, however I feel that including a standard for everyone to follow is a good idea.

For example, you could classify 10/10 as "near impossible". You'll still have some variety for what some people deem "near impossible" but at least you'll have more consistency.

While I'm making the suggestion, I guess it would be fair to include my own list.

0/10 Effortless
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There is a difficulty rating at the top of the road map. People know if it's 5, it's moderately hard. If it's lower its easy, if it's higher it's relatively hard. If it's 10, your fucked.
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I know there's a rating at the top, I've written one already.

The idea here is that the people creating the maps will be more consistent with the ratings if we have these guidelines to follow.
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Method, do you think you could add some sort of grading scale to the rankings out of 10. Like you said, it's subjective, what I might classify as 5/10 someone else might find a 6 or 7/10, however I feel that including a standard for everyone to follow is a good idea.

For example, you could classify 10/10 as "near impossible". You'll still have some variety for what some people deem "near impossible" but at least you'll have more consistency.

While I'm making the suggestion, I guess it would be fair to include my own list.

0/10 Effortless
1/10 Simple
2/10 Very Easy
3/10 Easy
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5/10 Average
6/10 Challenging
7/10 Demanding
8/10 Difficult
9/10 Arduous
10/10 Near Impossible
That ranking system you proposed is implied to be honest. When I rate games I mostly base it off of the amount of skill it takes to get the achievements and then maybe raise it a little if it takes a long time as well. I thought about making a scale that maybe said something like if a game has 40+ achievements and takes 10-15 hours it's a 4/10 or something. But this wouldn't work since many games of varying difficulty fall in that category. This is why we left the difficulty rating up to the author of the map. Without a tangible set of criteria I'm afraid the ranking will stay completely subjective. In the end it's only meant to give you a rough idea of the game. Your descriptions within the map are what should really elaborate on why you gave it the difficulty score you did.

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Well I'll be putting up three in the next week or so, for each of the games that I've made achievement guides for.

Schizoid will need a brand new one.

But Red Alert 3 and Infinite Undiscovery will need to have their road maps re-written as the current ones were intended to be used with the forum versions of the guides, and so won't work for the main site guides .

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