ProfBambam55

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  1. I have to admit, I'm kind of surprised at the reactions in this thread...a lady who doesn't and likely never has played video games makes weird accusations and judgments about adult gamers...the only intent seems to be to get a rise out of the latter category...there is no attempt to back up her opinion with any kind of fact or logic...don't we usually just define this kind of article as clickbait?...I also don't understand the linked video...to me, it indicates a certain insecurity if we feel we need to "defend" our position in response to articles as ridiculous as this as though it threatens our place in the universe...shouldn't we just laugh it off and say "what an idiotic opinion this lady has...she's just trying to get a rise out of us"...or "clickbait at its finest", ignore it and move on?...I don't usually respond to clickbait as I find it just leads to the creation of more clickbait but I was surprised at how many people here seem to have been offended by it and was wondering why...and I'm not trying to put down the psnp community, I love it here...I just thought we were better at seeing through crap like this and took a more light hearted stance in response to such articles... tldr: f**k...*squirms to try to get off the hook*...too late...
  2. they increase your clip size by a margin and damage by %10... for the record, I did nymhc many years ago on the digital version, ps3 online the whole time and using only golden guns...furthermore, my final run took a couple days with my console paused for extended periods between levels since I was busy with real life stuff and lacked the time to do it in one shot...I did experience a few run ending freezes and glitches (ch. 7, 9, 12 & 13) but also got it done with these settings...not saying this to brag, just to point out that it's possible none of the above actually affect the trophy...
  3. alright, gonna make a first attempt at dr. freud here despite not being very good at analyzing profiles...checked your games and stats page for a few minutes and here's my interpretation of what your collection says about you...*lights cigar* first, I see few trophies earned between 5 - 9 a.m. but a regular earning for most other hours of the day on most days of the week...there also seems to be a consistent slow down between the months of nov-may and an influx in the summer months...this leads me to think that you are or were a college/uni student...slow downs during exam times?...you have very few multiplayer centered games or trophies so this hints at you being a bit of an introvert... *slowly puffs on cigar*...you likely have success outside of gaming or are headed towards a successful career...I say this because it appears to me that you know which kind of stuff you like and that you seem to try to choose games that you think you'll enjoy or have a certain nostalgia factor as primary criteria in playing them...you are not willing to compromise this for the sake of numbers like rarity or rank on the leaderboards here...you have a few more obscure titles which, to me, indicates open-mindedness, that your involvement in communities like this have been a positive influence, and perhaps that you also enjoy spending some time reading up on games...likely you've been an avid gamer for quite some time and possibly even before psn trophies were introduced...based on your choice of games, I'm guessing achieving your %100 rate has been satisfying and enjoyable and that you've gambled right on the games you've chosen...your attitude towards %100 doesn't appear to be obsessive but more the idea that success = knowing where your passion lies and putting your heart into striving to maintain something you might define as "effortlessly enjoyable"...excellent profile imo...keep up the good work... *puts out cigar*...haha...am I close?...*coughs*
  4. I prefer one at-a-time as I find it more enjoyable...tend to be busy in real life so I find it easier to remember the story, have my muscle memory be in line with the game, etc...I also often play alongside a guide on my phone so I can just keep the tab open the whole time and pick up where I left off during the weeks/months it takes to finish... not really a fan of staggering play between games...the recent ghost of tsushima add-on after not playing for a long time was a good reminder of how it affects me...not only could I not remember what the main plot was about, I couldn't remember which class or weapons in online I liked using or even some of the basic controls...the worst example of confusion from playing multiple titles simultaneously was when I joined a kill your completion event many years ago, playing 10 games within the span of a month...I couldn't remember a single thing about any single one of them...they blended into batman and one piece facing off in a series of heists against the 4 horseman of the apocalypse in a trippy, supernatural dungeon crawler set during the 2nd world war...haha...side note: the event was really fun...highly recommend...
  5. thanks for understanding...a bit of context: possibly due to adhd, i'll often approach a topic really focused on logic/math content, and especially when the title invariably includes stats...then someone will post a really subjective idea and I'll kind of nod my head and think about it...then, someone will post some kind of universal truth or brilliant quote and I'll think about it further...eventually, I'll snap out of it and be like "what was the topic again?" and i'll read the thread title again...just gave me a bit of a chuckle in this case when my logic/math side kicked in...a good reminder of how differently all of our brains' work...sorry, way off topic here...
  6. I hope you'll forgive me for the joke but it wouldn't be psnp if we didn't go from "to all completionists: your %100 is always at stake" to this^...the community here is awesome...it's as though the title read "to all completionists: your attempt at universal purpose and completing whatever you like until the game is no longer fun or satisfying anymore is always at stake"...haha
  7. yes, agreed that completist could take on many different forms and I tried to specify that it was just my opinion...it is based on two words...complete and incomplete...unfortunately, the only metric we have for attempts vs successes are our not-so-subjective trophy list stats ...if someone attempts all in game challenges for games like borderlands or mad max...or all games in a series like metal gear...or all trophies for a single platinum...or only %1 off all the games they play...or simply just the story in each game they play...and says "I'm a completist", that's great and I wouldn't argue if they claim it was their intent...I think it could be argued that they don't have a "complete profile" and I guess I assumed by the topic title that's what the op was implying...1 incomplete trophy =/= not a completist since they would not have achieved %100 of their trophies...the only thing I would add to that definition in terms of complete/incomplete would be the necessity to be able to obtain the ones that were incomplete...again, just my opinion... edit: if we broaden the definition of completion my question would be : which metric do you use to define attempts at completion when it comes to trophy profiles?...do you sort people's trophies in a specific manner?...just curious as perhaps you have an objective way of judging overall 0 - %100 completion statistically that I am not aware of...
  8. I agree that %100 completion is luck of the draw...because of this, I disagree that only %100 profiles = completionist...anyone who played a game with unobtainable trophies and earned all that was available also = completionist to me since technically that's all there is/was to complete...I disagree that having over %90 (or other % less than 100) of obtainable trophies = completist...it's not an opinion thing, it's more an english language definition thing...I do agree that people can call themselves whatever they want though...perhaps "high-rate completist" would be a better term that offers a bit of subjectivity for the latter group...and yes, I completely agree with those that say that not much of this matters...I find it completely satisfying trying to fully complete my trophy collection and that's all I really care about when it comes to this discussion...and that's my complete opinion...
  9. it could be a bit glitchy...mine popped after what seemed like more than 5 and quite a while after spawning one...there was also no trophy image when it dinged...just a generic white trophy on blue background...I assumed it was just lag...also, just to be clear, I only spawned "regular" shades... edit: the one for removing the curse took a while to ding, too...I was doing it solo since it was to get 5 ghost weapon kills and my sword was too powerful and ghost weapons, too weak...couldn't even get one kill with them in online matches...the servers are probably overcrowded so I wouldn't be surprised if the trophies are a bit buggy as a result...
  10. I didn't do any kind of extensive testing but it seems you can only spawn 3 shades at once...if you play solo, there is no one on the opposing team to kill the ones you spawned...when you play online the other team will need to kill the shades you spawned to progress, allowing you to spawn more than just the 3...in other words, just play online...more fun with other people imo anyhow...
  11. nothing like that...was rather hoping perhaps you'd inform us that there was a predator on uranus and that's why you made the distinction...
  12. this statement made me very curious...are there games on other planets you would like to play but haven't yet?...
  13. abosuletly, yes...I'm big into charity both inside and outside of gaming...i do sometimes ask people to wait a few days/weeks/months if what they're asking involves a lot of time and I'm busy with my own life and games...also not a fan of "yo bro, help me with (game/trophy name) bro" and tend to just ignore such requests...as a general rule, if a person can't be bothered to even attempt showing a minimal amount of courtesy/class to someone they don't know, I'm not going to bother spending any time on them either...it's even worse if they have this entitled attitude just because I've helped one of their friends...it's like "yo, I'm not a volunteer prostitute, bro"...haha... online co-op has been one of the greatest innovations in gaming imo...so much so, i've actually built my psn friends list around people I share this mentality with...so many good games with awesome co-op features out there that I'm happy to return to...in the case of gta iv, I love the ftc missions so much I'll actually browse the sessions here regularly, offering my help...I get to play and be helpful in a game I really enjoy in a manner I enjoy, speedrunning the missions, and others get to earn their trophies and hopefully find them enjoyable at the same time as well...everyone walks away satisfied... also worth noting that to me charity = free or not at all...things tend to get messy when money is involved and I earn more than enough as it is...
  14. a day to mourn but also to remember and celebrate...clint eastwood will be 92, the late, great john bonham would've been 74, and I'll be turning 40... there's a trophy for infiltrating an enemy base...you do not need to complete the invasion so this one takes only a few seconds once your mother base is set up for it...I think you need to be past mission 22 to get the option to build and infiltrate fobs... the second is for building a nuke...this one takes a while to get all the resources to do so...the more upgrades you have to mother base, the faster it goes...I think if you build it offline you will need to farm resources offline, which if I remember correctly, is quite slow...once you have all required resources, you'll then need to wait 24 in game hours to be able to activate it...farming resources online is much quicker and once you build the nuke you will need to wait 24 real time hours as opposed to in game ones...meaning you can exit the game in the interim if you build online... I thought there was a 3rd online trophy for disarming the above nuke but I could be wrong...this takes money and enemy players can steal a nuke once built so it would be to one's advantage to disarm the nuke promptly once constructed...if an enemy player steals it before doing so, you will need to restart farming/building the nuke from scratch... memory is a little hazy so apologies if the above is not entirely accurate... tl:dr...it could take a couple days of farming/crafting/upgrading so not waiting till the final days of server life is recommended...
  15. sorry, not sure what this means...or how it's on topic...