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Anyone else get extremely stressed out while trophy hunting sometimes?

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No I wouldn't say I ever get 'stressed out' from playing a video game. I've done some pretty difficult things to get trophies and found that if you play something for long enough you will definitely get good enough to beat it which is why I think playing games that you enjoy, or more importantly that you don't dislike or get irritated by gives you enough power to overcome any challenging aspect of the game. A lot of things can seem impossible at first but if you get some kind of enjoyment out of it then all you have to do is stick with it. 

 

I also find that if you're not making any progress after many hours of playing, just put the game down and don't play it again after you've has a sleep where your brain can process things and and then you'll feel fresh and ready to try again. I also really don't recommend playing/switch between any other games (contrary to what others are saying) when going for something difficult and just purely focus all my attention on the one game as your brain and body won't get confused and be fully adjusted to how the one game plays/works with the more skill the game requires, the more important this is. An example is with need for speed gold prestige; if you were to play a different racing game inbetween you will just mess yourself up and you'll have to spend even more time to get to where you were and you'll just make it harder for yourself. I like to get it over as quickly as possible as you don't want to keep trying and playing the same thing for months or years, you just have to go for it and make it a priority.

 

So yeah I avoid stress by either abandoning the game completely or just leave the game for the day if I'm invested but making no progress. I also tend to play easier games after completing a hard one for a break but only play games I am actually interested in that I can genuinly see myself having fun with.

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8 hours ago, iGGTheEnd said:

So lately I have been getting very stressed out if something isn't going my way when trophy hunting,  I know its stupid but I just can't help it.  I have been trying to go for some UR's lately because the rest of my plats are %20+ except for a select few.  But now that I am trying for Ultra rares I get very stressed like I just wasted 40-50 plus hours and I will never be able to achieve it and I could have had 2 other plats with the time I wasted.  

 

Currently I am trying to plat Defenders quest and I am so close to the end but the last few levels just feel impossible to me which gets worse because I can play a level for over an hour and end up failing it at the end.

 

If you do get stressed sometimes from trying for plats which games were the worst for you?

 

Have some ultra rares trophies or even platinums can be a nice personal achievement, but sometimes an UR mean few. I only have almost 40 UR trophies and two platinums, one is Omega Quintet and the truth about the ultra rare behind the platinum is because the game is horrible, the story is meh and the post-game grind is very boring. In other hand my first UR platinum, Star Ocean III is a great game that more people should give a try because the platinum journey is awesome!. Just keep playing game you really like and if you feel sometimes stressed out for trophy hunter in general, you always can either or play on other console or play some relaxing game like visual novels or game with average time of 25 - 30 hours with some missables trophy in order to enjoy more you experience how a trophy hunter.

For sure, the worst plat I got is Final Fantasy XIII-2, no because the game is hard or because the platinum is an UR (that it's not a UR btw) it's just because the game is BAD really really bad... no more than Omega Quintet at least. 😅

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My advice is not to think about the trophies you're missing out on while trying to go for UR PLATS. Getting that plat (no matter how long it takes) will give you a better feeling of pride than giving up just to keep your collection of trophies growing. I learned this with 'Super Meat Boy'. On my old account I gave up because I thought there were other games I could be completing instead of wasting my time trying to plat this. It took me over 2 months on this account to get that plat and there were weeks I didn't earn any trophies - it was worth it in the end! I'm back earning trophies more regularly now until the next really hard game comes along. Anything can be achieved with enough practice, you just need the will power to not give up...

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I get stressed out with trophies that involve a lot of missables and ones where there is an annoyingly difficult mini game or time limit. Back on the PS3, Tales of Vesperia really stressed me out with being careful not to miss any of the sub quests as there was so many, most of which were missable. Also, the trophy for completing the border repede minigame in a strict time limit (which i did 30 times before i succeeded) and waiter minigame was very stressful. I could my heart go at 100 bpm.

 

Other than that, not many games stress me out. The FFs were ok and I got the plats in almost all except maybe FFX which stressed me out way more than Vesperia with that chocobo game, long hours of grinding to fill the sphere grid and dodging lightning bolts that I gave up on the platinum. 

 

I played a lot of the long 100+ hour RPGs and got plats in mt student days where I had a lot of free time, but after graduating I work way to long hours and a stressful job as a doctor, so I find myself resorting to relaxing games like VNs, otome games and drama games like Life is strange, collar x malice, psycho pass etc. rather than Disgaea 5 or World of FF.

 

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Yeah especially when I play Yakuza games. But most of the time I check the trophy list snd see if I’ll be able to get the plat. However recently because of dlc trophies I decided to stop buying day one edition games. I don’t buy many games in general, maybe 5 games in a year 😅, so i have a lot of time to earn a plat that needs 80 hours or more 

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17 hours ago, iGGTheEnd said:

So lately I have been getting very stressed out if something isn't going my way when trophy hunting,  I know its stupid but I just can't help it.  I have been trying to go for some UR's lately because the rest of my plats are %20+ except for a select few.  But now that I am trying for Ultra rares I get very stressed like I just wasted 40-50 plus hours and I will never be able to achieve it and I could have had 2 other plats with the time I wasted.  

 

Currently I am trying to plat Defenders quest and I am so close to the end but the last few levels just feel impossible to me which gets worse because I can play a level for over an hour and end up failing it at the end.

 

If you do get stressed sometimes from trying for plats which games were the worst for you?

If you want UR platnium then play sport games they are easy well some of them are.

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yeah it can be stressful. i often get stressed starting new games where i'm unsure of the trophies, if they sound confusing upon glance and a game has a lot of mechanics i need to learn. sometimes its about jumping in and learning what it all means slowly before getting into the flow of things and then the stress subsides a bit more. or certain parts of games not going my way. like i'm playing KH DDD and i'm enjoying it, but i feel stressed at the same time because after a few days i still don't understand certain mechanics. so i'm working through it at a slow pace. trophy list looked hella intimidating but i decided to jump in and see how things flow in understanding.

 

online trophies i get stressful about and the process of trying to find a boosting partner ASAP. i get really worked up over online trophies. i definitely don't play games that have crazy online trophies, but like in naruto UNS2, you have to win 50 times and the game is practically dead being a port of the ps3 version. it took me a few days to find a partner and i was really anxious and worked up for those few days wondering if i would find someone, then when i did it took like 4-5 hours exchanging wins. 

 

speed related trophies get me stressed too, hate those kinds of trophies lol. difficulty can be intimidating as well, not a fan of overly difficult or being expected to play at a fast speed for speed runs, since i like to go at my own pace learning things. missables are anxiety driving and stressful too.

 

so a lot of things about trophy hunting stress me lol. although its been my thing for a number of years, not sure how i would put a stop to it as it kinda just consumes my thoughts everyday. i do enjoy it as well, but i'm not sure if i had other things eating my time like a job, how i would approach trophy hunting. because if i did i'd be working on the same game even longer than i already do. even with a bit more open time without things like a job, kids, or social circle i still take breaks from gaming and days i don't at all so i don't get burnt out. 

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Ultra Rares don’t mean they’re difficult to get or are impressive. 

 

Dead Space 2’s Hard Core Mode is the most difficult I’ve tackled since I played Downwell in October. 

 

I have played indie games with rather low percentages that were much easier than Dead Space 2’s Hard Core. Plenty of games I played that were easier than Bloodborne despite that being only an uncommon platinum. 

 

The Souls games are generally difficult for the average person especially if they don’t know what’s coming.

 

The Ratchet and Clank games I generally find to be the best balance overall. Not easy to the point where you can beat it without even trying, but not something difficult that is going to require hours and hours of practice. Games like that are what I find to be the most enjoyable. 

 

I never stressed once during a Ratchet and Clank game. 

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For a Dying Light DLC trophy (parkour trophies) i went overboard and spend 10 stressful hours. completely drenched in sweat in the end i took of almost all my clothes and was only wearing underwear. Never again

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Not really. I do get annoyed sometimes when the RNG gods decide that I can’t earn a trophy. When that happens I just take a break from the game and come back to it later. 

50 minutes ago, Spaz said:

Ultra Rares don’t mean they’re difficult to get or are impressive. 

This is so true.

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21 hours ago, NekoRave said:

 

12 years of hunting with nothing to show for after losing 2 of my accounts.

 

 

 

how do you lose two accounts

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On 2/28/2019 at 6:22 PM, mako-heart said:

 

how do you lose two accounts

On Xbox a long time ago I was hacked and I had about 6,000+ achievements

 

By the time I redid everything and put in even more effort playing the same titles to do all my gaming twice I was hacked again

 

Someone spammed porn on my emails and then left it.

 

5 years of customer support later I got my accounts back but I already started on PlayStation.

 

I quit gaming for awhile and sold my games and everything due to losing my accounts.

 

Now that I'm on PSN most of my stress comes from feedback from gamers that don't know me that act like I buy games and dont play them on top of the main stress that I don't have the time to redo everything a 4th time or 3rd time for some games atm.

 

My backlog I barely make a dent and I buy games on sale more than I finish so I just feel like shit for trying to enjoy the hobby doing optimal trophies because the joy of it for some games is diminished because of the sheer amount of times I have to recomplete them all.

 

Plus nobody really notices the persistence and dedication i have put into my account not that it matters it's more personal, but when you have spent years gaming with nothing to show for it kinda just bothers me stress wise.

 

I don't have the time I used to in high school so what i did in a few years takes me longer when I have other responsibilities.

 

Losing those two accounts really hurt but feeling like you aren't really gaming how you used to and being told you are more of a hoarder or spender than gamer just is disheartening after all the work I've put into.

 

I've made tons of goals I'm focusing just on me not caring what others say, but it would be nice that my account can eventually reflect all the effort I've put into after all these years of gaming

 

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1 hour ago, gamesfourever said:

For a Dying Light DLC trophy (parkour trophies) i went overboard and spend 10 stressful hours. completely drenched in sweat in the end i took of almost all my clothes and was only wearing underwear. Never again

Uhhhh what

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Call of duty zombie easter eggs

im looking at you right now black ops 4

If controllers werent 60$ a pop i would have smashed a few by now

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23 hours ago, DEI2EK said:

I find myself stressing more about the fact that there are so many games I want to play but I’ll never be able to play all of them, so I buy them and they sit and accumulate dust on my shelf

 

i miss being a college student and having all the time in the world to myself

I am a college student with all the time in the world, I still do the exact same thing. 

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I have not been playing games for long, so I have a hard time with a lot of games. I did have a game boy color back in the days and only had pokemon Yellow when they came out. Took a while later on in life before finally being able to buy my own game system and games. I hate it when you are at two or three trophies short before getting the plat and can't seem to get 'em.

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46 minutes ago, VKei_Vampire said:

I have not been playing games for long, so I have a hard time with a lot of games. I did have a game boy color back in the days and only had pokemon Yellow when they came out. Took a while later on in life before finally being able to buy my own game system and games. I hate it when you are at two or three trophies short before getting the plat and can't seem to get 'em.

 

If you’ve been playing long enough you will likely come across a trophy that proves overly difficult. 

 

Dead Space 2’s Hard to the Core trophy is one such example. Really aggravating to lose hours of progress because you made one mistake, forcing you to go all the way back to where you saved.

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On 2/28/2019 at 5:44 AM, AlchemistWer said:

 

For sure, the worst plat I got is Final Fantasy XIII-2, no because the game is hard or because the platinum is an UR (that it's not a UR btw) it's just because the game is BAD really really bad... no more than Omega Quintet at least. 😅

 

omg finally someone else who hates 13-2 lmao

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23 hours ago, Spaz said:

 

If you’ve been playing long enough you will likely come across a trophy that proves overly difficult. 

 

Dead Space 2’s Hard to the Core trophy is one such example. Really aggravating to lose hours of progress because you made one mistake, forcing you to go all the way back to where you saved.

I fill your plan.  I did.  Never saved.  Died near end of game.    I got plat. 3 was a pain as well 

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On 2/28/2019 at 8:00 PM, NekoRave said:

On Xbox a long time ago I was hacked and I had about 6,000+ achievements

 

By the time I redid everything and put in even more effort playing the same titles to do all my gaming twice I was hacked again

 

Someone spammed porn on my emails and then left it.

 

5 years of customer support later I got my acceptance back but I already started on PlayStation.

 

 

unlucky af dang

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In those cases it is sufficient for me to change the game or taking a break. Of course i take pride on getting rare trophies but i get more concerned about the number of trophies i have achieved rather than their rarity. Just to make my point, i am 4 trophies away of getting 1000, work and other chores get my full time these days and also i am planning on choosing the trophy to be my 1000.

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Right now, I sometimes get stressed with my trophy hunt because I'm close to three Plats now. Two examples from the last weeks and months:

 

F1 2010 - In the multiplayer, I finally reached level 50 last December. Before that for months and months I looked for online races multiple times a week. And because of getting so less XP per race it takes almost forever to reach 1 million. Since January I play singleplayer career for the other trophies that are open. That means 3-4 races each day. Luckily, I only have one season left and hopefully I will then get the Plat.

 

Tomb Raider Underworld - A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for all relics. I used a video guide for that, so no problems to get them all right? Wrong!! I tried to get the relics in Treasure Hunter mode where I'm collecting the missing treasures. And I had no problem with the relics until I came to the level with the relic in the eye of Thor's statue. You have to climb on his hammer, when the statue is closed. But when I was there, his arms were open and I couldn't close them. That means, I had to start a new game from the beginning to collect this relic. I played through almost 6 levels in only three days and I was happy when I collected that stupid relic.

 

I'm not complaining that I'm a bit stressed now, because there are three Plats close. I just give my best, so that I can really get them. And when the end of this month comes, I want to take a little break from trophy hunting anyway. So everything is good. :)

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4 hours ago, mako-heart said:

omg finally someone else who hates 13-2 lmao

Haha, actually here you can find more people that dislike this game. 😅 I never, in general, like Final fantasy games, when bought FFXIII-2 was on sales just for 7$ or something like that and after the experience with XIII-2 I don't want play another FF. But actually my backlog has some FF games, type-0 and FFXII and the eternal DLC of the FFXV but I don't want play any of them just yet (x still remain how my favorite FF the first one on PSP. 😅

Spoiler

Resultado de imagen de ff i psp

 

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8 hours ago, mako-heart said:

 

unlucky af dang

I never expected it to happen twic but when it happened it kinda destroyed a big drive I had as I sold off many many games I never got a chance to play.

 

It was really a dark time in gaming g for me and I'm still affected by it trying to recover all the achievements I've lost, and some I'll never be able to do again.

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I am currently getting much more stressed out over planning my next trophies, especially the milestone platinums, than the progress of actually getting them. I chose God Of War for my 10th platinum because the game was fantastic and it just kinda came together(I did not care all that much about it back then), I chose Orcs Must Die Unchained plat for number 20 because I knew it is the rarest trophy I will ever earn, but now I see a problem. OMDU now appears twice on my profile, it would appear 3 times if chosen for the trophy cabinet, which is one of the reasons I did not put it in there too. Having the same trophy appear twice seems needless, almost excessive, you waste a spot that could go to another trophy to better represent the games you play and the journey you took as a whole. I had planned my 30th plat to be Mount and Blade: Warband, my 40th to be FURI, and maybe my 50th Super Meat Boy some day if I ever find the patience, and I thought that was a good plan because all 3 are hard and ultra rare trophies of games I like and will definitely remember the struggle for.

 

Now naturally because they are hard as hell I would love to present them in the trophy cabinet after getting them. I easily decided against putting OMDU there because the game is only ultra rare due to its tedious grind, not difficulty, but getting these 3 will be a punishing task so I want to show them off as the achievements I am most proud of. With them already being in the milestone areas, they would appear twice though and that thought bothers me more than I'd like to admit. I definitely want my next milestone platinums to be harder than the majority of my games, but almost all hard plats I found are low percentage ultra rares(and are so for a reason) I would also feel the need to put into the cabinet.

 

I am going through some pretty bad shit in general at the moment, which is most likely the main reason this even bothers me the way it does, but I actually think about how to approach this right now and it pisses me off that I can't decide. I could just try to ignore the nagging feeling and have most of my milestone platinums appear twice, I could put less impressive games into the milestone slots and fill the cabinet with the more impressive plats, I could try to get platinums like Bloodborne for the milestone that are harder than average but still a lot easier and more common compared to similar trophies, or I could just say screw it and just choose a game with a nice looking trophy picture or title for the milestone slots instead. Overthinking little and unimportant details like this is a bad habit I have not really suffered from in years.

 

Any input or ideas how to solve this crap? It is in the back of my mind when I play and gets more bothering as time goes on and more progress is made without solution. I miss actually getting stressed out over the attempts to get a platinum, not stupid things like planning the road I am going to take, feels really dumb.

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