Spaz

Hitting the breaking point...

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On 10/24/2018 at 6:32 PM, Spaz said:

Months ago a topic that brought to light the "Easy vs Difficult" argument spiked my interest and I questioned my own status as a trophy hunter and somewhat of a completionist.

 

If you've been trophy hunting for years, if not close to a decade then you probably have played that one game where you reach your breaking point. You ask yourself should I keep going or should I give up and move on to other games? This may be a number of games you've played in your time.

 

In the three years I've been trophy hunting I have come across a number of people who have avoided difficult games for the sake that they may not complete them. Or the games themselves give a lot of frustration and panic to the point where they are no longer fun, they are a chore. I tend to find games that are scaled from Easy to Medium difficulty to be the most enjoyable, such as Ratchet and Clank. Nothing too easy, but nothing too difficult either. Just the perfect balance to enjoy a good game, making the platinum journey satisfying.

 

I have OCD and therefore I feel a want and desire to complete most games I play. Over the past few years I have avoided certain games for the fear that I may not complete them or they would be too difficult. My trophy account doesn't have a lot of rare trophies and there is a good reason for that. While not entirely true, I tend to find that trophies that are rare to ultra rare require a lot more effort and dedication. Certain exceptions such as Dust: An Elysian Tail have a lot of rare trophies, but I found this game to be fairly easy. In my experience niche games that don't attract a large audience tend to have more rare trophies, and have a certain learning curve that isn't going to attract too many people. On the flip side, games such as the reboot Ratchet and Clank and Marvel's Spider-Man have a lot of easy trophies, but that doesn't deter from most people feeling that both games are very good in what they do. Provide an enjoyable experience for a casual audience, which largely explains why the platinums in both games are relatively high.

 

Last year in the Spring I decided to put Super Meat Boy on my main account. I have played this game before on Steam and did a lot of practice on another account months prior. This is the one game I can truly look back on and say I have hit a breaking point. My definition of breaking point is "rage quit, break a controller, break your TV, mayhaps tear up your bedroom or living room in the process". In the 25 years of my gaming experience I don't think I ever became as frustrated, fidgety, nervous and shaking as I did when I attempted those no death runs. Everybody here knows the game is difficult and has one of the lowest percents for a platinum.

 

I spent upwards of 10+ hours each getting the last few trophies I earned in that game. Demon Boy, Missile Boy and Zombie Boy took me a grand total of 30 - 35+ hours of constant practicing before I was finally able to pull it off. If this is achieving something difficult felt like, why was I doing it in the first place?

 

In my opinion the best account is one that has a nice balance. A nice collection of easy, medium and hard games. I can never see myself going to either extreme. I feel that getting nothing but easy games done makes trophy hunting futile, because I see no real accomplishment if everybody else earns those platinums. On the flip side, I find that purposely lowering your trophy average rarity to try to show off or be impressive is also pointless. I have found from experience that playing a whole bunch of difficult games puts a lot of stress on you, the pressure of trying to jump over the hurdle that seems to be set too high, and exposes you to panic attacks and nervous breakdowns.

 

This makes perfect sense in the world of sports, as it is a competitive and often fierce environment where athletics strive to be the best they possibly can. But as someone who plays video games purely for fun and considers trophy hunting to be a nice hobby, I just don't think trying to compete for the leaderboards or to prove you're an extremely skilled gamer is worth it.

 

So what do you guys think?

Red dead redemption isnt that hard.I reackon it has an excellent trophy list minous the kingpin trophy.Its intermediate platnium not too hard or to easy just the way I like it.

As for Easy vs Hard I would say play what you would feel comfortable with.I enjoy getting platnium in obsured games that most people played.E.g. Tour de france 14 and 15, All AFL and cricket games bring back childhood memories.Rebel galaxy was also fun and ratchet and clank is an awsome series.

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I'd agree in saying Red Dead isn't hard. Awkward, annoying, and probably worse now online that it was the few years ago when I did it, but the trophies that require a lot of people are all really quick, so if you can organise the people to do it they shouldn't take too long. 

 

I used to be relatively obsessive, but the only games on my profile I'd like to complete I know I'd never be able to are XCOM and Catherine, and I'm okay with it. I'd rather play games I want to.

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I don't aim for or care about 100% on my account as although I trophy hunt, I'm not obsessive about it. I will get the platinum in games I enjoy, are of reasonable difficulty/ duration with the max I've been able to do so far being games rated 7/10 difficulty and ~150 hours like most RPGs (FF, Tales, Persona etc). But anything 8 or 9/10 like FF9, or taking 2-300 odd hours (Disgaea 4...), I won't bother but will play for fun as I like Disgaea.

 

I did reach breaking point with FFX, as looking at the trophy guide (7/10, 150 hours) and that I've managed almost all the FF Plats so far I took on the challenge. But my repeated failures at the chocobo race mini game and dodging lightning bolts almost had me throw my controller. But I did give up on this plat, even though it seemed reasonable in terms of what I usually go for.

But its always in the back of my mind, as I have this thing where I feel the need to complete a series, i.e all the FF and Tales plats. So this just kind of leaves an empty whole in my journey to platting every FF :( Maybe one day I can bribe my brother do it as a last resort, but I'd rather get the plat myself.

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I strictly plat games that I like, and I don't feel it's compulsory for me to achieve 100% out of every game I play.

Now that I'm approaching 100 plats, I feel like slowing down.

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10 minutes ago, thepeaguy said:

I strictly plat games that I like, and I don't feel it's compulsory for me to achieve 100% out of every game I play.

Now that I'm approaching 100 plats, I feel like slowing down.

 

There are plenty of games out there that don't look like they appeal to you that you may end up enjoying. There's been plenty of indie games I've played where I felt at first that I wasted my money and they looked like a rather boring, generic title. I didn't think I would like Hotline Miami but I enjoyed it thoroughly to the point where I bought the sequel. 

 

Once I hit the 200 platinum, 10,000 trophies plateau I will probably slow down quite a lot. Any games I have left on my backlog I will tackle and if I can't do them I will just drop them and move on to other titles.

 

This is probably a good thing because there is nothing new that stands out to me. Days Gone and the Sucker Punch game Ghosts of Tsushima are the only major titles I'm probably going to grab next year. Assassins Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 I have no intention of buying until of their DLC content is released.

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The Hotline Miami series got me into the synthwave scene. Incidentally, I saw the band Carpenter Brut (the band who composed some of HM2's music) last month. Fun times.

Anyway, 100 was my goal when I first began platting Playstation games in 2010; I'll be content with reaching that number. Besides, I have other hobbies I'd like to partake in.

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1 hour ago, thepeaguy said:

The Hotline Miami series got me into the synthwave scene. Incidentally, I saw the band Carpenter Brut (the band who composed some of HM2's music) last month. Fun times.

Anyway, 100 was my goal when I first began platting Playstation games in 2010; I'll be content with reaching that number. Besides, I have other hobbies I'd like to partake in.

I love carpenter Brut!!

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1 hour ago, thepeaguy said:

The Hotline Miami series got me into the synthwave scene. Incidentally, I saw the band Carpenter Brut (the band who composed some of HM2's music) last month. Fun times.

Anyway, 100 was my goal when I first began platting Playstation games in 2010; I'll be content with reaching that number. Besides, I have other hobbies I'd like to partake in.

 

You going to retire at 100?

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For me, i've been trophy hunting ON and OFF for the last 10 years (ever since i got Dead Space in October 2008). To me, i've never had that feeling of "should i finished this game or move onto the next one". When I'm trophy hunting, i finish games i start (or at least i finished them to at least 90%). I do have Super Meat Boy on my main account and i do regret it.  When I'm not trophy hunting, i tend to put games like Super Meat Boy on my account (because im dumb lol). 

 

The first time i stopped trophy hunting, it was because playing games became a chore. I'd see spoilers for games because I'm looking up the trophies ahead of time, I dont enjoy the game because all i think about is that next trophy i have to make sure i dont miss in "chapter 10" in that specific spot where you can only get that trophy there, etc etc ,instead of focusing on the story. I got to a point where I would just play the game and worry about trophies afterwards. But then id run into those trophies that could set you back 30 hours if you dont get it on your first play through. Basically what i do now is look to see if there are any missable trophies for games. If there aren't, i just play the game as normal (as if trophies didn't exist). I've definitely stopped playing games on purpose just for trophies... i did that for my first 1-2 years trophy hunting.... but now any games on my account in the last 8 or so years are games i would have played even if trophies didn't exist.

 

Anyway, i know im getting off subject a  little bit. To me, the most important trophy stat is trophy rarity average (if you look at trophy hunting as a competition (which i do NOT)). I'll take an account with 2,000 Trophies and a Rarity average of around 35% over an account with 20,000 Trophies with a rarity average of around 50%.

 

What has really discouraged me from trying to complete a lot of games is DLC. I just got the platinum for FFXV and the game is at 50% completion, just another reason why Completion Percentage means NOTHING.  I will not spend extra money just for trophies, that is stupid and irresponsible imo.

 

Completion % people only prove they can complete easy games, will spend extra money and/or have lots of free time. And HONESTLY NO OFFENSE, but your account is not very good imo (if i were to see trophy hunting as a competition, which like i said, i do not). You have a Completion percentage of 91.42% with over 8,000 trophies and 259 games played. BUT you only have 91 ultra rares and average rarity of 47.78%.  As opposed to my 217 games played with 396 ultra rares and a 37.02% average rarity. I'd take my account over yours any day.....even though you have around 2,000 more trophies and your completion percentage is about 22% higher than mine. I just used my account as an example because it was easiest on hand, i wasnt trying to boast my trophies, because i know there are a lot of people out there way better than mine.

 

Also another thing i noticed on your account, and i dont mean to come across as a jerk, but i always find accounts that do that glitch/cheat/loophole/trick/workaround (whatever you want to call it) for Sound Shapes to be kind of sad and shameful 😕.  EARN your trophies dude 🙂, trust me... its much more satisfying when you earn them, as opposed to glitching them.

 

I did proof read my post once, but sorry for any typos. And yes, i realize not everything is grammatically correct.

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I have Dragon Fin Soup on my account. I will never have 100%.

 

But I don't really care that much, either so there's that. 

 

I do have a casual goal of having twice as many trophies as I do incomplete trophies, but if I go over I don't panic I just go through some of the games I enjoyed but stepped away from and play them more. 

 

I pick things for fun. I don't play games like Super Meat Boy because I generally hate platformers (there are some notable exceptions but they typically involve a strong emphasis on story or puzzles) so why put myself through that? I do shy away from games with a giant online trophy list collection but only because I prefer single player and the trophy list usually shows the emphasis of the game. (I do like MMORPGs but purposely shy away from them because I always end up being a clan leader or some such and then get overwhelmed trying to juggle other people's drama and it's stupid and frustrating and games are for relaxing). 

 

I like collecting platinums. But the journey matters more than the destination and I have no problem walking away if that journey gets frustrating. 

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I am relatively new to trophy hunting. My passion for it started back in 2016 when I was playing "Unravel" (adorable game where you play as a character made of yarn and go through some puzzles and platforming) and had finished the game, but I wanted to play it some more. I hadn't usually ran into that dilemma since I mostly played sports games strictly. I then looked through the trophies and said "wow trying to get through each level without dying actually sounds pretty fun", got the platinum, and that's where my passion was born. Went through my sports games doing my best, played through Knack, Tropico 5 and got those plats, and so forth. Recently in 2018 I've been more aggressive with my purchases. My following /r/PS4Deals I track when games go on sale, and usually if it's sub-$20 and it intrigues me I'll pull the trigger and dig in. It's benefited be playing some very memorable games like Oxenfree and Gravity Rush which I wouldn't have touched otherwise. 

 

53 games played, 31 completed games, and 29 platinums. I think it's something I don't expect to slow down on any time soon. I don't view trophy hunting as an aggressive attempt to fly up the leaderboards or collect as many platinums as possible. I don't have a single platinum north of 45%. Easy games like the mayo one attract 0 interest to me. Hell, I kinda don't want to get "Burly Men At Sea" since it's platinum is so common I don't wanna hurt my average rarity. I'm not saying one should or should not "retire", but I think having a more casual overall perspective can still bring the joys of trophy hunting and accomplishment without as much of the baggage. 

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2 hours ago, Fish613 said:

Anyway, i know im getting off subject a  little bit. To me, the most important trophy stat is trophy rarity average (if you look at trophy hunting as a competition (which i do NOT)). I'll take an account with 2,000 Trophies and a Rarity average of around 35% over an account with 20,000 Trophies with a rarity average of around 50%.

 

The only competition I see are the people at the top of the leaderboards. And frankly it’s a numbers game, who can get the most platinums. 

 

Hakoom is #1 obviously. But despite some very impressive stuff he has a lot of junk on his profile. Certainly noting the hundreds of Japanese novels that he did in a matter of minutes. 

 

THAT is a chore. I wouldn’t consider that to be playing for fun especially if you can’t read Japanese and have no idea what is going on. 

 

I’m at around 47 percent trophy rarity which is nothing special, but it’s certainly not the highest. 

 

2 hours ago, Fish613 said:

What has really discouraged me from trying to complete a lot of games is DLC. I just got the platinum for FFXV and the game is at 50% completion, just another reason why Completion Percentage means NOTHING.  I will not spend extra money just for trophies, that is stupid and irresponsible imo.

 

How is this stupid and irresponsible?

 

If you enjoyed the game well enough to earn the platinum, I don’t see why people wouldn’t want to buy the DLC to play the game further. 

 

I can understand money issues, not everyone has the budget to buy DLC for every single game they play. 

 

But there’s also this idea that a game isn’t worth it if it doesn’t have a platinum. I argued several times on the Hitman 2 forums because people bitched about having no platinum trophy. A lot of games without a platinum get skipped, and the reason for that is usually silly and stupid.

 

3 hours ago, Fish613 said:

Completion % people only prove they can complete easy games, will spend extra money and/or have lots of free time. And HONESTLY NO OFFENSE, but your account is not very good imo (if i were to see trophy hunting as a competition, which like i said, i do not). You have a Completion percentage of 91.42% with over 8,000 trophies and 259 games played. BUT you only have 91 ultra rares and average rarity of 47.78%.  As opposed to my 217 games played with 396 ultra rares and a 37.02% average rarity. I'd take my account over yours any day.....even though you have around 2,000 more trophies and your completion percentage is about 22% higher than mine. I just used my account as an example because it was easiest on hand, i wasnt trying to boast my trophies, because i know there are a lot of people out there way better than mine.

 

Not necessarily. 

 

You’re just stereotyping completionists. I’m by no means a hardcore completionist but I do my best to finish most games I play. 

 

Finishing your games means you’ve experienced a lot of the content. Somebody with only 50 percent completion usually has a lot of unfinished games. Personally I cannot live with such a shitty completion rate. I don’t know how people can buy hundreds and thousands of games and barely touch most of them. 

 

I never said my account was good. Obviously there are people who are a lot better, such as TheYuriG, Floriss, Lilpain97 and Danny_Johansen. 

 

Am I supposed to prove something here? I thought we played games and did trophy hunting for fun. Not going after a useless statistic like the leaderboards. 

 

8 hours ago, Fish613 said:

Also another thing i noticed on your account, and i dont mean to come across as a jerk, but i always find accounts that do that glitch/cheat/loophole/trick/workaround (whatever you want to call it) for Sound Shapes to be kind of sad and shameful 1f615.png.  EARN your trophies dude 1f642.png, trust me... its much more satisfying when you earn them, as opposed to glitching them.

 

Dude, cmon. 

 

I have over 230 games completed and out of all those, only Sound Shapes and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time I autopopped. Which in order to do that, you have to play the games as they were meant to be played the first time. 

 

All other stacks I did like any other game, play them normally. Which means I played the Sly Cooper trilogy twice on two different systems. 

 

So what exactly is glitching a trophy?

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I get burned out on games easy. I have a list on my phone of trophies earned by year. plats. etc. whether myself or my ex and i back in the day. but once i hit 10000, and I'm 30 away(?), I'm not gonna go out of my way for trophies. if I enjoy the game, I'll go for some extras sure. but no more games that just have easy trophies for the sake of a leaderboard. i enjoy gaming but that's just it,I enjoy gaming. once I hit 10000 trophies, I'll feel completed as a trophy hunter. once I beat KH3 and Doom Eternal, ill feel complete as a gamer. point is I am planning to leave this site soon. I learned about some games from here I otherwise wouldnt have. but working a more than Full time job, and balancing life outside work, gaming is just a major major backseat for me right now in life. so I'll game when I can. but I would say trophy hunting, I'm not into it anymore and essentially done. I'll buy games to play and enjoy, not to look at be like oh I wonder what good easy trophies are in this game. or I'm buying this game cause I know it's an easy plat. I'm just gonna buy games and go back to the root reason of gaming, for fun.

1 hour ago, Spaz said:

But there’s also this idea that a game isn’t worth it if it doesn’t have a platinum. I argued several times on the Hitman 2 forums because people bitched about having no platinum trophy. A lot of games without a platinum get skipped.

 

this. Hitman 2 looks amazing and when a price drop happens I will pick it up. I don't care if it has a platinum. if its anything like past hitman games, it will be FUN. that's what gaming should be about.

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I have no motivation to plat games which bore or frustrate me in their trophy list. I don't have the time at this point in my life to practice certain things over and over again for hours, and wouldn't want to unless it was fun. I don't have a large number of difficult or rare plats, although the JRPGs can take hundreds of hours, so I don't exactly try to maximise my trophy count either. Nor do I care about completion. Games like Diablo 3 or countless telltale or VN games I could easily plat but stop when I get bored. 

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The leadearboard is so worthless, though.

The other day I accidentally touched the rank number on my profile so it sent me to the whole list. The guy over me had 1 plat... I have 38. I checked his profile out of curiosity and, to no one's surprise, he had like 10% completion with a trillion bronze trophies. I already had a very bad opinion of the leaderboards, since it just measures how much money and free time you have, but this brought it even further down.

 

In my opinion it should do the Mario Party thing and first consider trophy types. So before ranking by points to tie break it goes by amount of plats, then gold, then silver, then bronze, and finally points. This would make non-plat games worth a little less, though.

 

5 hours ago, LegacyJKO09 said:

I get burned out on games easy. I have a list on my phone of trophies earned by year. plats. etc. whether myself or my ex and i back in the day. but once i hit 10000, and I'm 30 away(?), I'm not gonna go out of my way for trophies. if I enjoy the game, I'll go for some extras sure. but no more games that just have easy trophies for the sake of a leaderboard.

That's your bad for inflating your trophy count with trash, easy games. After 10 years I just hit 2000 trophies during my last game played. This doesn't mean I don't play many games, but I only play games that I care about, and I also play on other consoles and PC (during those 10 years there were lots of 3DS, Wii, Wii U and Switch). This means it will take me about 40 more years to get to 10k trophies.

I will never get burn out because I never do it just because of the trophies.

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11 hours ago, Spaz said:

 

You going to retire at 100?


I'll be slowing down with the plats. I won't be in a rush to get them completed.
 

11 hours ago, NekoRave said:

 

I love carpenter Brut!!


GosT was their supporting artist on that night in Motion, Bristol.  They were both good live.

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I became a happier person when decided to just keep my completion rate above 85% and below 1500 unearned trophies.

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14 hours ago, Fish613 said:

Anyway, i know im getting off subject a  little bit. To me, the most important trophy stat is trophy rarity average (if you look at trophy hunting as a competition (which i do NOT)). I'll take an account with 2,000 Trophies and a Rarity average of around 35% over an account with 20,000 Trophies with a rarity average of around 50%.

 

What if the person with 20000 trophies has every single one of the 2000 trophies that the other player acquired?

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11 minutes ago, starcrunch061 said:

 

What if the person with 20000 trophies has every single one of the 2000 trophies that the other player acquired?

I guess that would bring their trophy rarity average down, and probably indicate that person had just been playing a lot longer. 

Out of interest, how would you calculate/find average trophy rarity? 

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I personally am a completionist. I want to 100% all of my games but it doesn't mean I won't start a game I am interested in just because someone says it was difficult. What's the point of having a 100% completion when all of your games are telltale games, japanese bullshit novels and games like Mayo and the shovel ware ps store seems to have gotten a lot of recently?

My other rule is: quality over quantity. I could easily have 500 plats and 15K trophies but ... why should I play crap I don't want to just to pump up those numbers? Nuh... I don't mind playing hard and long games instead of getting some quick plats. I got some 300 hours plats (Monster Hunter) or even 500 hours (Star Ocean Last Hope). In that time I could have easily plated 50 other games but I don't care about leaderboards honestly. I think my account is a good mix of easy, average and difficult plats, but more importantly it is almost free of crap. There are some games which might be crappy in my list but they are there for a reason :P

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2 things.

 

Do you really have OCD, or is just an Itch. Like I have that kind of "OCD" where it bothers me, but since I don't have a 100% account at the end of the day I don't care, it just bothers me a little.

 

And why do you break your TV? You might have a bigger problem than trophies man, yes we all have been there mad, grabing the controller really hard to a point of almost breaking, maybe punch a pillow, maybe cursing a lot, but breaking your $2000 dollars tv?  DUDE!

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19 minutes ago, MAUSZX said:

2 things.

 

Do you really have OCD, or is just an Itch. Like I have that kind of "OCD" where it bothers me, but since I don't have a 100% account at the end of the day I don't care, it just bothers me a little.

 

And why do you break your TV? You might have a bigger problem than trophies man, yes we all have been there mad, grabing the controller really hard to a point of almost breaking, maybe punch a pillow, maybe cursing a lot, but breaking your $2000 dollars tv?  DUDE!

 

Whose television, exactly? I missed that part, lol.

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The only time I ever really got burned out was from Raid Mode in Resident Evil Revelations. What you need to do is extremely tedious and time-consuming, and it wasn't fun at all to return to night after night in hopes of making some progress. I actually ended up taking about a two month break from gaming because of it.

 

That said, I see no reason to go after trophies if you're not enjoying the game. I try my best to make sure I only begin games that I know I'll want to finish. I've had a few missteps along the way (*looks at Spy Chameleon*), but I've never regretted the experience. Similarly, some people only like to play easy games, or only hard games, or only games that can 100%. I'm not going to say I fully agree with any of those sentiments, but I get where they're coming from. To them, it's not about the games themselves, but the ability to complete them.

 

Personally, I think if you're enjoying how you spend your time, then great. If not, maybe you need a new hobby.

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I just complete games that I'm really enjoying. As long as you're having fun doing what you're doing, especially for really hard trophies, then more power to ya. But if it's causing unnecessary stress or you're literally not having fun, then you should step back and assess. 

 

There's no shame in just moving on to some other game, as long as you're spending your free time the way you want.

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16 hours ago, AndresLionheart said:

The leadearboard is so worthless, though.

The other day I accidentally touched the rank number on my profile so it sent me to the whole list. The guy over me had 1 plat... I have 38. I checked his profile out of curiosity and, to no one's surprise, he had like 10% completion with a trillion bronze trophies. I already had a very bad opinion of the leaderboards, since it just measures how much money and free time you have, but this brought it even further down.

 

It's no measure of anything other than how much time you have on your hands.

 

But then like you said someone a rank higher than you had around 10 percent completion. I don't consider anybody to be a trophy hunter with that low of a percentage. If anything, people who hover around 10 - 40 percent completion are casual gamers in my view. Usually don't finish their games, and usually move on to another game if something is too difficult or frustrating.

 

16 hours ago, AndresLionheart said:

That's your bad for inflating your trophy count with trash, easy games. After 10 years I just hit 2000 trophies during my last game played. This doesn't mean I don't play many games, but I only play games that I care about, and I also play on other consoles and PC (during those 10 years there were lots of 3DS, Wii, Wii U and Switch). This means it will take me about 40 more years to get to 10k trophies.

I will never get burn out because I never do it just because of the trophies.

 

I stopped caring after the Nintendo Wii.

 

The Wii was fun when it came out, had a great experience with friends and family especially with the motion sensor most games were using. But when Nintendo decided to come out with another Wii (the Wii U) that's when I dropped them. They have a dedicated fanbase and are probably the only major company left that has stayed true to it's roots. Microsoft and Sony have both strayed so far from the path they once set foot on it's almost unrecognizable to see what they've become today.

 

Between that, the 8000 hours I spent on Runescape and trophy hunting I think I'm going to settle with trophy hunting. The only reason for me to buy a Switch would be for the exclusives. Anything else I don't care about.

 

5 hours ago, MAUSZX said:

2 things.

 

Do you really have OCD, or is just an Itch. Like I have that kind of "OCD" where it bothers me, but since I don't have a 100% account at the end of the day I don't care, it just bothers me a little.

 

And why do you break your TV? You might have a bigger problem than trophies man, yes we all have been there mad, grabing the controller really hard to a point of almost breaking, maybe punch a pillow, maybe cursing a lot, but breaking your $2000 dollars tv?  DUDE!

 

I never broken my TV, but I've broken a fair share of controllers. I don't understand people who can't grasp what it feels like to rage quit or feel very frustrated over a game. I'm sure we've all been there at some point.

 

And there is no $2000 TV anymore unless you're shopping for a top of the line flatscreen set that gives out 4K, 8K pristine video quality.

 

1 hour ago, Cassylvania said:

The only time I ever really got burned out was from Raid Mode in Resident Evil Revelations. What you need to do is extremely tedious and time-consuming, and it wasn't fun at all to return to night after night in hopes of making some progress. I actually ended up taking about a two month break from gaming because of it.

 

That said, I see no reason to go after trophies if you're not enjoying the game. I try my best to make sure I only begin games that I know I'll want to finish. I've had a few missteps along the way (*looks at Spy Chameleon*), but I've never regretted the experience. Similarly, some people only like to play easy games, or only hard games, or only games that can 100%. I'm not going to say I fully agree with any of those sentiments, but I get where they're coming from. To them, it's not about the games themselves, but the ability to complete them.

 

Personally, I think if you're enjoying how you spend your time, then great. If not, maybe you need a new hobby.

 

I've played video games for over 25 years, so I know where I stand when something feels too time consuming or difficult.

 

A nice balance is the best way to go about it. Personally I'm not content with stacking easy game after easy game because that's just boring. But it's probably not good to just play hard games either because there's a good chance you might not finish them all due to lack of skill or commitment.

 

Hakoom's perspective isn't on the games, but his ability to complete them. That's pretty much the mindset of the top trophy hunters, and I think it is an absolutely fruitless endeavor to be doing that at all. Of course I would probably have a few thousand more trophies to my account and around 30 - 50 platinums more, but what's the point? If the games look like shit to me and they play horribly, then I'm not going to bother playing them.

 

And should trophy hunting lose it's luster for me, there's plenty of new hobbies for me to pursue.

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