Achievement Hunting

Back in the day when I played my Super Nintendo, I had games like Donkey Kong and Yoshi’s Island that kept track of your completion percentage for the different levels. I spent a lot of time making sure I got every coin, flower, or whatever was needed to fully complete the level. However, with SWTOR, surprisingly I did not have the same philosophy.

This may have been because the game was launched without an achievement tracking system, so I didn’t see the value in making sure I did everything. I simply played the game and did what I felt like doing.

With the upcoming advent of Game Update 2.9 Galactic Strongholds, it is more important than ever to make sure I’m getting my in-game achievements as close to 100% as possible! I want to have cool decorations obtained from completing different parts of the game. However, I honestly don’t care if anyone sees how good my Stronghold looks. I suppose I’ll probably take some screenshots for you readers here on the blog, but I don’t think I would like to publicly list my Stronghold.

These past few weeks I did try to fulfill a few achievements I didn’t have, like 16-man Eternity Vault Story Mode (surprisingly) and 100% companion kills on my Inquisitor. Apparently I don’t like to use Andronikos Revel ever! I also attempted to complete Korriban and Hutta to 100%, but somewhere along the way I got a bit lazy and/or couldn’t find what I was supposed to be killing.

Currently I have 10,000 achievement points. I have no idea how good that is since I’m comparing this number to friends with over 20,000 points, which is likely more than the average player. I’m looking forward to going back to old content to increase my number!


  1. Ben B (@ben_b55)

    July 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    From what I have seen it seem the average player has roughly 6k achievement points. Anything above 9k to me indicates someone has put some effort into it. I actually finally got my first character to dark 5 after running Black Talon 12 times. Brought my achievement score up to 22970. 10k is decent for someone that hasn’t been grinding them out since 2.0 hit.

  2. Redna

    July 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    NOOOOOOOO YOU PASSED ME!!!! I’ve been waiting for another podcaster to reach my greatness and Ben decided to make me look bad.

    1. Ben B (@ben_b55)

      July 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Film blows us both away. I believe he is over 27k at this point lol.

  3. durtadurta

    July 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

    ~18k here and pretty happy with that since I don’t do much PvP or Operations. Some buddies were talking about this the other day and are planning to finish out all the FP achievements but we’re waiting until 2.9 so we can also roll on the decorations.

    1. Heather

      July 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

      That’s a good idea!! Will also start doing flashpoints like crazy so I can roll for decorations.

    2. Ben B (@ben_b55)

      July 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      All the FP acheievements? Those are where the bulk of the achievement points are found and thus some of the longest ones to complete. The best to you and your friends in getting that done. You may never want to do another one again when you finish lol.

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    July 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    […] boring it is. However, I think my hours of gameplay would be better reflected in a high number of achievement points. After I get this done, I’ll probably move on to doing flashpoint achievements, which […]

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