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UPDATED: Empire Avenue Secret Achievements

by THE INFLUENCIER on August 13, 2010 •  7 comments


EDITOR’S NOTE: Updates appear at the end of this post.

Edmonton, Alberta 4:50PM CDTThe Empire Avenue Team announced via twitter this afternoon that ten new make that eleven correction twelve(?!?) 13 new Secret Achievements by Empire Avenue CEO Duleepa Wijayawardhana (e)DUPS himself, 3 new Secret Achievements by Social Engineering Architect Ray Lambe (e)RGL , and who knows how many others by the rest of the team, have been added to Empire Avenue. Official Spokestwitterer @EmpireAve hinted publicly that one Secret Achievement, “The Rudiger” can be discovered by showing some love to everyone’s favorite former Server Room Intern  and newly-minted Marketing Department Employee, Rudiger Esquirel (e)SQRL.

As a result, Rudiger has received a hurricane of shouts on his profile from admirers pledging their true love to the recently re-employed rodent. No word yet on how heartbroken hamster hound Eleanor Thibeau (e)LDYHXC is taking the news. EDITOR’S NOTE: I guess that’s one way (e)DUPS can boost morale amongst formerly disgruntled interns.

Thanks to the investigative efforts of Chris Latko (e)CLATKO, Joanne Costello (e)COSTE, Doug Walters (e)DARING and a few others in John Moore’s (e)JMOORE Mad Social Ecosystem Community, the names of five secret achievements have been previously discovered, but the actual method of acquiring these achievements still remains a (maddening) secret. These first five achievements are named for Empire Avenue team members:

  • THE TOM – Tom Ohle (e)TOM – VP of Marketing and Media Relations (aka #hottom)
  • THE BRAD – Brad Grier (e)BGRIER – Social Media Guy and Fleet Commander
  • THE DUPS – Duleepa Wijayawardhana (e)DUPS – Empire Avenue CEO
  • THE AARON – Aaron White (e)BIGA – Director of Digital Alchemy
  • THE ROBERT – Robert Kallir (e)KALLIR – Empire Avenue COO

A source inside the company confirmed to THE INFLUENCIER that secret achievements named for EVERY Empire Avenue Team member now exist.

Other secret achievements that have been previously uncovered include “Shapeshifter” and “You’ve Caught a Squirrel!”

UPDATE – July 14 2:15AM CDT

According to a source within the company, the total number of secret achievements available in the site continues to expand. At least 6 achievements have been developed but not yet released into the Empire Avenue site. The list of named secret achievements currently in the system as known to THE INFLUENCIER to this point is as follows:

  1. The Tom
  2. The Brad
  3. The Dups
  4. The Aaron
  5. The Robert
  6. The Ray
  7. The Todd
  8. The Ric
  9. The Boris
  10. The Niall
  11. The Marduk
  12. The Rudiger
  13. The Mike
  14. Shapeshifter
  15. You Caught a Squirrel
  16. Friday the 13th
  17. Lucky Number 8
  18. (Wo)Man in the Mirror
  19. Window Shopper
  20. The Cool Kid
  21. The Prospector
  22. Know when to hold em
  23. Know when to walk away
  24. Evoker
  25. Multicultural

UPDATE September 28 12:06 AM CST

THE INFLUENCIER has it on good authority that the secret to unlocking THE DUPS achievement has something to do with a bird. Yes, a bird.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have discovered one of the Secret Achievements, have a hot tip or a lead on this breaking story, please let us know in the comments below. However, THE INFLUENCIER requests that you DO NOT explicitly reveal the method of acquisition of a particular Secret Achievement in order to preserve the mystery for those of our readers who enjoy the thrill of the chase. If you do have a spoiler you wish to share, please consider posting it in one of the Empire Avenue community discussion threads that has sprung up around this topic (such as in Joanne Costello’s (e)COSTE Political Thinking Community or John Moore’s (e)JMOORE Mad Social Ecosystem Community), and direct readers there, or contact THE INFLUENCIER directly.

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    Adriel HamptonTicker: August 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I hear Professor Aracalm has the answers.

    Chelsey SchofieldTicker: August 13, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Awesome! Secret achievements are always fun 🙂

    The TrollTicker: August 16, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Geez, now you have really got me going! I have noticed that a lot of newbies are unlocking shape shifter but dang if I can find it!

    DeniseTicker: August 16, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Found 6 of them so far … but the rest … man they are hard.

    To TROLL > if you want to know how to get the shapesifter, just contact me via e(dcaron) on EA

    kwanzaTicker: October 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I have unlocked the cool kid.

    Juan Ignacio RelaTicker: October 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Greetings to all !!!!!

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