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Why do you hunt trophies?

Trophy hunting   118 members have voted

  1. 1. Why do you hunt trophies?

    • Get more or the most out of the games I love
      78
    • Build up a massive collection of platinums
      28
    • I’m bored.
      15
    • I like a challenge.
      45
    • I love the rewarding sound of unlocking trophies.
      31
    • Other
      18

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Hello everybody. We all know that just about everyone that uses this website hunts for trophies. However, everyone has a different reason why. I’m curious to see why y’all hunt for trophies or what got y’all into it in the first place. All I ask of you is to not be judgmental of others’ reasoning, even if you disagree with it for whatever reason. Thanks. :) 

 

For example, I hunt platinum trophies to show my appreciation for games I genuinely really enjoy, and sometimes for the reward of completing a difficult task.

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1 - Some sort of issue. In my early PS3 days looking at so many locked trophies bothered me so much that I started to go after trophies.

2 - Being a completionist. I was already addicted to this kind of system in WoW, but even before that I would complete everything in games, but only the ones that I really liked. Nowadays I do this for every game.

3 - The relation between price and game time. Its very rare for me to buy games for full price, but even so they are not cheap. Sometimes a platinum can turn a 15h game into a 40h one, or a 50h into a 100h. 

 

And the fourth reason appeared after becoming a trophy hunter:

 

4 - Doing things that I normally would not do. Playing with a certain weapon, doing or not doing certain things, unlocking all endings, grinding for everything, etc. 

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I’ve chosen two options - I like a challenge and that I love the trophy sound.

 

I’ve come to notice that a challenge is something I prefer in games. If something is difficult in the moment I’ll keep at it til I earn the result I want, made even more rewarding by the trophy popping up.

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15 minutes ago, Eraezr said:

When I was little, a raiding war party of trophies attacked my village, killing everyone including my family. They left behind the charred ruins of my village and a devastated orphan.

 

Today, I hunt them down one by one.

 

This is actually based on a  true story

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsu_brown_bear_incident

 

One of the kids that survived the assault, grew up to be a  bear hunter for revenge.

On topic: challenge.

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It helps to introduce me to games I wouldn't play otherwise. It also gives me a reason to get more time and enjoyment out of a game. But I'm not a platinum hunter. If there is a single trophy that I will find especially annoying to get then I ignore it even if it costs me a platinum. I don't let trophy hunting bring down my enjoyment of a game.

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Mostly fun.

 

It makes me also do all the side stuff of Games, that i would probably have never done.

 

That‘s what makes it fun.

 

But still i kinda miss the PS3 days.

Platinum trophys were more special during these days and Games like „Megamind“ & „The Walking Dead“ were considered easy & quick platinums.

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1&4 with a little bit of 5 thrown in.

 

 

17 minutes ago, Jeffboy265 said:

Mostly fun.

 

It makes me also do all the side stuff of Games, that i would probably have never done.

 

That‘s what makes it fun.

 

But still i kinda miss the PS3 days.

Platinum trophys were more special during these days and Games like „Megamind“ & „The Walking Dead“ were considered easy & quick platinums.

 

I really feel this right here.

 

This is why I’ll probably just finish up my ps4 backlog and won’t even go for platinums on ps5. 
Just kinda end it with ps4 and be done.

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The word 'Trophies' is an anagram of Sephirot.

 

Legend has it that Sephirot are the words of wisdom that are each carved as symbols into 10 stones.

 

These 10 words are:

 

Crown, Wisdom, Kindness, Beauty, Eternity, Foundation, Kingdom, Judgment, Power and Understanding.

 

Sephirot himself once said...

 

'I am the end and the beginning! By my touch shall your wretched lives be blessed'.

 

And this is why I hunt trophies, and so should you.

 

 

I am the end and the beginning! By my touch shall your wretched lives be blessed

 am the end and the beginning! By my touch shall your wretched lives be blessed

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do you guys think they're ever going to take trophies away from PlayStation? I'm just afraid we will all have done all of this for nothing in the future. 

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Because we are genetically predetermined to be hunters and gatherers. 

Everybody collects something and gets a little serotonin boost along every step of the way. 

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30 minutes ago, SKhesraw said:

do you guys think they're ever going to take trophies away from PlayStation? I'm just afraid we will all have done all of this for nothing in the future. 

 

 

It has always been for nothing.

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Back in times (Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Xbox 360, ...) I bought dozens and hundreds of games and the most games I had I never played really long. To counteract this I decided (for the Playstation 4) to buy or play a new game only after I got 100% the game before. The good is, I spend more time on a single game and don't buy game after game. But meanwhile a disadvantage is, I don't even buy or play games I would like and probably have fun with it beacause of the "fear" I can't get the platnium trophy for this ... :-D

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It comes down to the fact that I don't like seeing incomplete games in my profile.  If it wasn't for that, I'd just play games until I finished the story and that would be enough unless I really liked a game and wanted to play it again.

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Because i need something to quench my addictive tendencies.

 

Figured this is not as bad as drugs :dunno:

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Basically, I love doing challenges that are within my skill level and trophies are great for that.

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I just want to "show" apreciation to the games I really like. Platinums gather and I just started going with it. If I enjoy a game alot I will try to platinum it, if it's doable

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I had a son, and didn't have much time to game so got into completing easy plats as something that I could fit in around the nipper. Now I want to go back and improve my completion percentage as I have loads of unfinished games from before I started trophy hunting. Sometimes I wish I didn't care as I've played some awful games and done some stupid stuff just to get a trophy but trophy hunting forces me to put more effort in and fully explore games which is a positive thing and gives a sense of achievement which is needed at present as I'm out of work due to the covid lockdown.  

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Long version: It's enjoyable and provides goals outside of just a basic play. Lots of games and other things demanding our attention these days, that little extra bit helps. Particularly so if the game is good.

 

Short version:
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I personally do it because it usually makes you do things you wouldn’t do on a casual playthrough therefore experiencing more of the game. The trophy sound is also satisfying 

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Man... so many reasons i don't know where to start.

 

  • 1. I have ADHD and get crazily hyperfocused on many things, one of these things being trophy lists.
  • 2. it sounds lame, but it can give me a sense of achievement despite it being pixels on a screen
  • 3. it's fun
  • 4. It's fun to scroll through my trophy list at 3am and reminisce on a platinum I got 3 years ago
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For me it started with achievement hunting. Before that, I used to mostly play sports games or start a lot of games but not get too far in them. I rarely completed games. Achievements gave me a checklist of specific things to accomplish in a game and made it easier to commit myself to completing most everything a game had to offer. So not only has it motivated me to complete games but to really get the most out of them. I've since gotten into the trophy hunting game which has renewed my interest all over again. I'm basically starting at the bottom again and getting to explore all the PS exclusives that I've missed over the years.

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I like to do the trophies that just pop while playing a game i like. If i really like a game, i'll try to platinum it. If not, i'll get as many trophies i can, without going out of my way.

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