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Old 12-26-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Valve DoDS Great Gift Pile Achievement

Anyone got this?

How do you actually get it? And what does it actually bring you?
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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i got it, took about 5 minutes. basically every once in a while, you'll kill someone and they'll drop a big floating present thing and you just walk over it to pick it up and you need to get 3 of them.

if you haven't seen them that's probably because the server you've been playing on has it turned off, there's an option to do that.

it gets you nothing other than the satisfaction of having another achievement
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
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it gets you nothing other than the satisfaction of having another achievement
I wouldn't say just yet...IF they add the gift drop achievement to the list objectives in the great gift pile.....then, you'll at least get coal for getting the achievement.

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This achievement is also in TF2, CS:S, and L4D2. I have it in everything, except L4D2.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:41 AM   #4
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if you haven't seen them that's probably because the server you've been playing on has it turned off, there's an option to do that.
What's the option?
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
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EDITED See below*

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:52 AM   #6
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So, if I set mp_holiday_nogifts to "0" does it allow gifts then? My Clan mates tell me that they haven't seen any gifts yet on our server on any player deaths since this started.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:37 AM   #7
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Played over a hour the last day on several servers, and never saw one.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:28 AM   #8
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mp_holiday_nogifts is NOT a DoD:S cvar.

There are three cvars related to the achievement:
dod_winter_always_drop_presents (def. 0)
dod_winter_never_drop_presents (def. 0)
dod_winter_present_drop_chance (def. 0.2)

All are "game cheat" protected.

Jimmy, are you running a windows or linux server? Our linux server hasn't been dropping presents ...

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Old 12-29-2011, 02:45 AM   #9
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The TF2 achievement gets you a piece of coal.

So yes, the achievement brings you something for the Gift Pile.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:29 AM   #10
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mp_holiday_nogifts is NOT a DoD:S cvar.

There are three cvars related to the achievement:
dod_winter_always_drop_presents (def. 0)
dod_winter_never_drop_presents (def. 0)
dod_winter_present_drop_chance (def. 0.2)

All are "game cheat" protected.

Jimmy, are you running a windows or linux server? Our linux server hasn't been dropping presents ...
Hmmm.. good to know. I'll edit my post.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:07 AM   #11
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mp_holiday_nogifts is NOT a DoD:S cvar.

There are three cvars related to the achievement:
dod_winter_always_drop_presents (def. 0)
dod_winter_never_drop_presents (def. 0)
dod_winter_present_drop_chance (def. 0.2)

All are "game cheat" protected.

Jimmy, are you running a windows or linux server? Our linux server hasn't been dropping presents ...
We're running a Linux server. I guess that explains it.

Thank You.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #12
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How to find a server with presents ? Just played 3 games didnt saw a single present.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #13
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The TF2 achievement gets you a piece of coal.

So yes, the achievement brings you something for the Gift Pile.
It's random, as I got a -33% off Valve.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:47 AM   #14
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You can get the achievement Valve Gift Grab 2011 on this Servers:

Deutsches.Vaterland 78.143.41.14:27015
Deutsches.Vaterland.extreme 78.143.41.14:27115
Deutsches.Vaterland.GunGame 78.143.41.14:27215
Deutsches.Vaterland.OldSchool 78.143.41.14:27315

Every 20te kill a gift is spawned.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:40 AM   #15
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Every 20th kill?

You're kidding, I have to get 60 kills to complete this? I hate this and TF2 and they have the worst (for me) achievements as I have to play for ages at these brain dead games.
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