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Your ranking means nothing

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2 minutes ago, LordBilbanes said:

As much as I am loathe to admit it, my ranking on the leaderboard matters to me.  While I care nothing for reaching the top (an impossible feat since I would be aiming to do it on my own and I lack the talent to plat the more difficult games),...

There is no real gaming talent involved in trophy hunting, just dedication, patience and organization, either for doing hundreads of Visual Novels or ultra rare trophies; trophies are just a hobby. And to avoid a misunderstading there is no need to go for "hard" games to reach the top 👍, just spam easy games and stacks.

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OP: I see you post on here a lot and honestly; you come across as though you need people to agree with your views/thoughts so that YOU can feel OK about them. I think that you should stop worrying about what other people do with their free time and spend yours more productively. I swear I can almost feel the turmoil in your head through your posts. It's like watching somebody arguing with themselves but then asking for everyone else's thoughts on that argument. 

 

As for the leader boards. Personally, I couldn't care less. I have too many outside of gaming commitments and I'm not that good at games, so I have very little chance in getting up there. So to me my rank means absolutely nothing. However, to those up there I'm sure it means a fair bit, and so it should! I admire their dedication. People throw around the "Shovelwear"... "Money buys the leader board" arguments a bunch, but in reality we all have and could get access to the same games so it's seems fair enough to me.

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17 hours ago, KaiserVendrix said:

I love it when people make threads about pointing out the obvious, have you honestly just realised this right now? If you really want to be negative about something why don’t you just say everything is pointless because we all will die in the end? That way you cover everything and pointless threads can stop. 

 

A lot of us here care about how we play our games and believe it or not some of us care about what ranking we are. Why try shit on something that gives people joy? Honestly. 

 

 

I will say this again.

 

This is purely my opinion. I will never force anybody to read my topics, posts or anything that I write.

 

If I said everything here is fact and everybody must follow what I say, then obviously I would be run out of these forums very quickly. I will never say that to anybody.

 

I'm tired of people who have the mentality that somebody shouldn't make an opinion unless it agrees with them. That is complete bullshit. Especially people like myself who make a lot of unpopular opinions regarding something that is in reality trivial. I enjoy trophy hunting and so do you. But I just don't think rankings really mean all that much in the end, because they are quite simply a measure of how much someone plays and how many games they've completed.

 

Yes, I do care. But we shouldn't be playing purely for the numbers game, or to try to entirely inflate our trophy count by playing games that we otherwise would never touch just to reach a milestone.

 

I don't mind easy games, I don't mind others playing easy games. I myself have played plenty of easy games after I played through a game that challenged me a bit. That's perfectly fine.

 

I have talked to a number of people who aren't ranked on the leaderboards because they got flagged in a game or two. They don't even matter to them, yet they still enjoy getting trophies and platinums.

 

There's a difference between enjoying the games you play and earning those platinums versus forcing yourself to focus on a ranking system that ultimately means very little. The latter isn't what I consider to be a healthy way of playing, and I played for rankings in the past on two MMOs I used to play. It got so bad that I had to quit, and I was no longer enjoying the games.

 

The only portion of the leaderboards that have any sort of value for me are the Fastest Achievers list. I can at least admire those who speedrun through some games as they take skill and determination. But for most of us we should just be enjoying the games as they are and not worry about the general ranking system. That is my opinion.

 

You can take it or leave it.

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6 minutes ago, Spaz said:

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go to bed fam

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Posted (edited)

I sometimes look at my national and worldwide rank, i see how much i advance when i get some trophies and how much i get down because i don't have time to play (thank you job and academic degree) and i don't care that much. I see each trophy i unlock as a personal little success and i feel happy for it.

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Posted (edited)

World and Country's not enoughhhh! we need a State rank!!! Or a Town rank! Give me more statistics!! yeahhh baby.

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nuke this, thanks.

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Leaderboards are exactly the same as trophies themselves.

 

They're meant as a bit of fun, it's up to you how serious you take them.

 

As to my opinion. I don't mind having a leaderboard, it's a nice feature, that's all. The idea of basing the games I play on raising my rank is an alien concept to me.

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Personally find the "I'm rank 7000 something but I didn't even try lol" remark quite amusing as if you had to include that little bit of info on a post where you claim you don't care about ranking.

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Wow, Spaz, you just got group therapy from a caring/ up beat/ humorous/ knowledgable international gaming community.  It would benefit you to learn from these people that have expertise, experience, (and rankings) ranging from the bottom to the very top of the leaderboards who once again took the time to address your concerns. 

 

 Take it in stride. 

 

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22 hours ago, KaiserVendrix said:

I love it when people make threads about pointing out the obvious, have you honestly just realised this right now? If you really want to be negative about something why don’t you just say everything is pointless because we all will die in the end? That way you cover everything and pointless threads can stop.


So everything that has an end is automatically pointless? Every movie is pointless because it has an end? The life of Albert Einstein was completly pointless because he died? If you had one of the best days of your life yesterday, does that mean it's pointless today?

I know OP's pretty provoking. But I don't think he meant that leaderboard is pointless, because everything is pointless in a metaphysical sense. The leaderboard basically says nothing. It doesn't even say anything about people, just about accounts. You don't need skill to be on top. You don't even need commitment or time, just money. Usually you need something that others don't have to be at the top of a leaderboard. But in this case, it's just money you need.

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16 hours ago, Demon--Prototype said:

@Nitro He makes these threads for the reaction/attention. Probably has no social aspect in his life, so this is it for him. What is so cringe, is how bad he wants it. But simply doesn’t have what it takes to get there, so he feels the need to bring others down to his level.

 
@Spaz Your opinion means nothing.
 
People work their ass off to be at the ranking they’re at, not to mention their completion and rarity at the same time. I’ve roasted you in a previous thread about this, yet you still feel the need to air your drivel on here. 
 
What’s funny is that you generally don’t hear from the heavy hitters, but in your case (a nobody) “oh look at me, I’m hitting the breaking point”  "oh look at me, im hardcore, i finished Dead Space 2" seriously just crawl back in your hole mate.
 
Your desperation for attention is nauseating.

Well said.

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2 hours ago, SinisterPledge said:

Feels like this should have been a status update.

 

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Posted (edited)

people question me why i bother going to the gym at 10pm at night where everyone else is tired. people ask me how im still on 3+ years with no sugar, people ask me how i lost 25kg, people ask me what keeps me motivated. i dont compete against others, i only compete against myself. you have one life to live, make the best out of it. as long as trophies and challenges exist, ill keep doing it. same with my gym life. 

 

i love doing things other wont do because the results and rewards is all worth it in the end. when you taste the rush you get, you will never quit, you just keep on going. 

 

i dont care about leaderboards.

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I just use my rank to show my irl friends how big my noodle is and just show off.

 

It's all fun and games in the end.

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I really don’t get all this hate towards @Spaz. I think he is right. Although there are plenty of similar threads like this so I kind of think it wasn’t necessary. I don’t really care about the leaderboards myself, as I see it as swimming against an uphill stream, I get surpassed all the time by people who stack the Ezpz games. I try to remain in the top 100 of my country, but it’s a matter of time before I drop out of it again, which wouldn’t bother me at all. I’m more impressed by which games people played, than their leaderboard ranking. So a shout out to the UR hunters, Although not my thing, very impressive!

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3 hours ago, BigBossImBeamer said:


So everything that has an end is automatically pointless? Every movie is pointless because it has an end? The life of Albert Einstein was completly pointless because he died? If you had one of the best days of your life yesterday, does that mean it's pointless today?

I know OP's pretty provoking. But I don't think he meant that leaderboard is pointless, because everything is pointless in a metaphysical sense. The leaderboard basically says nothing. It doesn't even say anything about people, just about accounts. You don't need skill to be on top. You don't even need commitment or time, just money. Usually you need something that others don't have to be at the top of a leaderboard. But in this case, it's just money you need.

 

I thought I was pretty clear with my sarcasm but I guess it's hard to pick up online, I'm not being serious with the whole "everything is pointless" comment.  The said OP it means nothing, is pointless and nothing all that different? I was only saying because I see a lot of negativity, we all love this hobby for one reason or another.

 

While I agree with rankings in my opinion dose mean nothing since I got to word it that way. I don't think creating another thread about it when the topic has been done to death already honestly helps. While to me and you it's nothing or pointless, others don't see it that way and use the board as a way to motivate themselves. Trying to be the best and all that, it's harmless and if it's what they want to do then just let them.

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On 16/03/2019 at 9:22 AM, AJ_-_808 said:

I cringe when I think about how much time spent and/or shit games people at the top go through just to pad their rank. 

 

It's pointless really to waste so much money on something no one will care about in the end.

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1 hour ago, BB-BakkerJ said:

I really don’t get all this hate towards @Spaz. I think he is right. Although there are plenty of similar threads like this so I kind of think it wasn’t necessary. I don’t really care about the leaderboards myself, as I see it as swimming against an uphill stream, I get surpassed all the time by people who stack the Ezpz games. I try to remain in the top 100 of my country, but it’s a matter of time before I drop out of it again, which wouldn’t bother me at all. I’m more impressed by which games people played, than their leaderboard ranking. So a shout out to the UR hunters, Although not my thing, very impressive!

Everyone for the most part in this thread aside from Spaz has been pretty thoughtful and optimistic in their posts.

 

Bottom line, I have no problem with Spaz personally. I don’t know him. However it is disappointing that I have never seen him say one positive or nice thing to anybody or about anything on this site.

 

Spaz, read the room. You are on a statistics based website posting about how you don’t like statistics. If you don’t like it here, leave.

 

 

 

 

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