Special Achievement Clarifications

It's pretty obvious how most of the achievements in the game are earned. However, there are a couple important ones which demand special explanation. Information on secret achievements and/or lesser achievements coming from certain "shadier" areas of the game will not be found on this page though, for that you will have to turn to the player lore found in the forum.

The Popmundo Triad

This is the big kahuna. The grand prize of Popmundo. If captain Ahab cared for achievements this would be his Moby Dick. You get this achievement when you've won the Popopalooza, the Big Bang, and the Popmundo Festival! Nothing more, nothing less. This achievement is handed out within 24 hours of the miraculous feat.

Earth Shaking and God Smackingly Glorious Shows

These achievements are handed out to band members present for shows of the corresponding quality. However the achievements are only handed out to band members who've been with the band for more than one game year (56 days). This special exception came into effect to prevent players from "selling" highly coveted achievements to other players.

TV Appearances

These achievements are only handed out to band members who've been with the band for more than one game year (56 days). This rule came into effect to prevent players from "selling" highly coveted achievements to other players.

Who is Winning Achievements

You get these achievements by being member of a band that's in the top ten of the global artist rankings. However the achievements are only handed out to band members who've been with the top ranking band for more than one game year (56 days). This special exception came in effect to prevent players from "selling" highly coveted achievements to other players. These achievements are handed out within 24 hours after the charts are updated.

World Touring Achievements

To earn these achievements, you must have personally attended all relevant shows with your current artist. This means that if you personally missed a show or two you might not be eligible for an achievement even though the rest of your band mates got theirs. There is no time limit on how long you can take to earn a world tour achievement, but touring you did with previous artists are never taken into account. So if you simply keep touring without ever switching bands you'll get an infinite number of attempts to earn these achievements.

Stage Appearance Counter Achievements

You get these achievements for being personally present at shows. Shows you played with former bands are taken into account so you won't lose your progress on these achievements if you switch bands. Note: shows played way back in 2006 or earlier are not taken into account simply because the game didn't keep track of personal stage appearances back then.

Radio Chart and Music Video Chart Achievements

These are only handed out to artist members who have been part of the band for more than one game year (56 days). Since these charts are heavily influenced by the fame of the artist when they are calculated it wouldn't be fair to hand them out to people who simply happen to be temporary members of the band at the time. This rule came in effect to prevent players from "selling" highly coveted achievements to other players. These achievements are handed out within 24 hours after the charts are updated.

Record Sales Achievements

These achievements are only handed out to current band members who were also part of the band when the record in question was released. These achievements are handed out within 24 hours after the sales are calculated.

Release Party Hosting Achievements

These are only handed out to artist members who have been part of the band for more than one game year (56 days), or current band members who were present for the recording of one or more tracks on the released record. Please note that to be counted as hosting for an achievement, the band member must be present at the release party.

100 Perfect Record Productions

You get this achievement when you've contributed with 100 perfect productions on 100 different tracks. Producing the same track perfectly over and over won't do you any good at all.

Knowledge is Power

You'll get this achievement when you've completed ten of the available game guides.

Public Enemy Achievements

You get the Public Enemy achievements for placing in the top ten of the global crew rankings.

The achievements are only handed out to crew members who've been with the top ranking crew for more than one game year (56 days). This special exception exists to prevent players from "selling" highly coveted achievements to other players.

Gauntlet Award Achievements

Weekly gauntlet awards are handed out shortly after 09:00 CET on Mondays. To be eligible for one of these achievements you must have been a crew member of a winning crew the entire week the weekly gauntlet challenge lasted.

Escaped the Long Arm of the Law

You get this achievement whenever the police are about to arrest you and you somehow manage to escape in the last moment.

It's also awarded whenever a criminal manages to escape from a heist where the alarm has sounded. However, this is only true if the criminal has been a member of the crew for more than a week. This time limit exists to prevent players from switching crews over and over for the sole purpose of collecting the more exclusive versions of this achievement.

Graffiti Counter Achievements

These achievements aren't handed out for simply tagging 10 or 100 buildings. Your artwork has to remain as the visible graffiti on a building for it to count. As soon as someone else tags a building you had tagged earlier you will lose one tag in the progression towards these achievements.

The Ambassador's Achievements

The Ambassador Achievements are handed out to players who have promoted the game in public media. Usually by having magazines publish an article about the game. Above and Beyond, which was added to the game in 2015, is awarded those players who've selflessly earned the ambassador's achievement many, many times over.

The Developer's Gear of Gratitude

The Gear of Gratitude is handed out at the developers' discretion to persons who have, on numerous occasions, helped them track down and eliminate particularly elusive and game breaking flaws in the code of the game.