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Title: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: Jochem285 on October 17, 2018, 11:35:37 AM
First of all, congratulations to Tynan (and the rest of the dev team) on the release!
Now that the final product is out there, I was wondering if there will be achievements?
Maybe I have missed a post, if so, apologies.

Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: jpinard on October 17, 2018, 12:54:38 PM
I'd really enjoy achievements as well.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: viperwasp on October 17, 2018, 12:56:11 PM
I remember him saying no. But I don't have a source and I don't know if my memory is serving me correctly? I checked on Steam and I don't see any.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: Maverik on October 17, 2018, 01:21:27 PM
Tynan says no, and im agreed with his reasons, the game doesnt need archivements.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: easytarget on October 17, 2018, 01:52:36 PM
But Pavlov and Skinner will be so disappointed.  ;)
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: Kirby23590 on October 17, 2018, 02:45:37 PM
This game doesn't need achievements...

I guess if there were, it would be...

Quote from: Achievements
First Blood - Lost your first colonist.
Lord of death - Kill 500 Raiders
Bloody Harvest - Harvest your first organ.
Riches to Ruins - Have your colony get wiped out with 7500 colony wealth.
Spaaaaaaaccceeeeee! - Escape the rims in a rocket ship
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: magicbush on October 17, 2018, 05:15:46 PM
He said no a while ago, and it was the only thing about this game I still dislike. IMHO if done right they do add a lot to a game.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: 5thHorseman on October 17, 2018, 06:36:24 PM
He said no a while ago, and it was the only thing about this game I still dislike. IMHO if done right they do add a lot to a game.

Agreed. How many people would try to do Factorio with as little hand-crafting as possible without the Lazy Bastard achievement? If Rimworld had a few like that it'd be an amazing spur to get people out of their comfort zones, or even to give them ideas of ways to play.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: Jochem285 on October 18, 2018, 02:31:57 AM
Thanks for the reply guys. I actually expected many "we don't need that" comments, so I guess I'm not the only one who would like some achievements to incentivize a certain play style.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: jpinard on October 18, 2018, 06:18:49 PM
He said no a while ago, and it was the only thing about this game I still dislike. IMHO if done right they do add a lot to a game.

Agreed. How many people would try to do Factorio with as little hand-crafting as possible without the Lazy Bastard achievement? If Rimworld had a few like that it'd be an amazing spur to get people out of their comfort zones, or even to give them ideas of ways to play.

This.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: netdomon on October 19, 2018, 06:38:42 AM
nice  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: AileTheAlien on October 19, 2018, 08:55:38 AM
I actually expected many "we don't need that" comments
Sorry, I had stuff to do last night; I actually have this opinion. If there was a way for me to disable achievements in all games on Steam, I would use it. However, there is not, and the achiement pop-ups always take me out of the universe of the game, reminding me that I'm a pudgy guy sitting at a laptop. I do not want them in Rimworld, thanks.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: dburgdorf on October 19, 2018, 08:55:45 AM
Agreed. How many people would try to do Factorio with as little hand-crafting as possible without the Lazy Bastard achievement? If Rimworld had a few like that it'd be an amazing spur to get people out of their comfort zones, or even to give them ideas of ways to play.

I've always regarded achievements in games as pointless window dressing that's kind of annoying but usually easily ignored. I've never understood why I'd want or care about a game "congratulating" me for doing X for the first time or Y for to 5,000th time.

Yours is literally the first comment about them I've ever come across that made me think that maybe, if done intelligently, achievements might actually serve something resembling a useful purpose.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: Serenity on October 19, 2018, 11:25:24 AM
There are other games that use achievements to guide people in interesting directions. Paradox strategy games like Europa Universalis 4 or Crusader Kings 2 have achievements where you need to play a certain nation and do a certain thing. Something that's something historical and thus obvious. But others get you to do stuff (sometimes crazy stuff) you wouldn't normally do. Or just play as someone you may not have considered
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: Dashthechinchilla on October 19, 2018, 05:01:58 PM
I agree that the game doesn't require achievements, but doesn't steam require them?  I remember a trophy item was added to Don't Starve just to pacify the obligation.
Title: Re: Will there be achievements on steam?
Post by: BlackSmokeDMax on October 19, 2018, 05:37:22 PM
I agree that the game doesn't require achievements, but doesn't steam require them?  I remember a trophy item was added to Don't Starve just to pacify the obligation.

Definitely not a Steam requirement. I have other games without achievements. Perhaps Don't Starve had advertised them thus *had* to include them later?