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Your ranking means nothing

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5 hours ago, DARKB1KE said:

OP has some guts :P

Most people will be offended by your post, but it's true.  Leaderboards and rank mean nothing, been saying this for years.  All they indicate is you might have more games, or might have more time on your hands.  If you think logically, the guy who sits at home without a full time job playing games is going to have more trophies than anyone else, in general.  It's always a time/skill ratio, and you'll notice this trend where people playing instant-plat easy games to pad their trophy level.  I noticed this is in many trophy hunter discord channels where they had massive egos but only played short games and ignored the longer or more difficult games.  But yeah, heaven forbid you offend them, they take trophies personally and might think you're personally attacking them. 

Maybe stop the circlejerking?  We know you like trophies but it's not your personal life. 

Maybe both you and Spaz should leave the site. This is a trophy and statistics based website. If you don’t like trophies or statistics, the door is over there champ.

4 minutes ago, Mori said:

 

This month is filled with threads that blow up in negativity. No wonder this thread follows this trend, your post is literally inviting it.

 

First of all, if you intend to write an opinion-piece, how about changing the thread title to sth. that makes it clear, like for example "I think your rank means nothing"

 

Opening your thread with "The title will probably offend a few people who like to stack a lot of games" gives the impression that this was indeed your intention. So was it?

Stating that this is "just your opinion" would have been mundane if you had chosen a better thread title.

 

Then you go on and on about how leaderboards and ranks are useless and mean nothing but you never really state why you think so, except rankings equate to quantity over quality. There is also a lot of talking about yourself what you did and what you dont do anymore. People dont care about you but themselves first, they dont care that your rank is 7000 and that you've never tried to get to that rank, they dont care that you'll quit trophy hunting when you are around 10k-12k trophies with around 300-400 games (btw why can this be admireable, but going for the "high stage" can't?). 

They do care however when you tell them that sth. they care about is supposedly useless and if they see nothing than just ranting, no fair arguments, no real good reason for this thread to exist, then this is how it will always turns out.

 

Ending your thread with "What do you all think?" isnt doing anything. If you had started your thread that way, it would have been a different story. Engaging the reader from the start instead of giving him a rant he had no interest in to begin with.

 

Why do I care and tell you this? Because I am getting sick of reading threads like this over and over again. To be fair you are not the only one who creates these type of threads, and the people feeding the heat arent making anything better, trying to amass likes with edgy posts. Though you are somewhat consistent with these threads. If you are really interested in a dialogue, then maybe you should rethink how to tackle "hot topics". Instead of talking about yourself, how about asking questions to people who do care, like "Why do you care? How did you get to this point? What motivates you?" -  You'll realize, people will react differently.

Also someone offered you to talk about it on a podcast. Why not do that and start a more civilized conversation that way.

 

I dont want to come off as patronizing, but may I suggest you a book that could be beneficial to you (and a lot of other people).

 

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Dale Carnegie - How To Win Friends And Influence People

 

 

And to finally answer your question what I think about it (if you want to know):

 

I dont care that much about them anymore, mostly it comes down to time (and money in the case of trophy hunting, though I've seen people lending games with each other to minimze costs). I've been on several top pages in games like Far Cry 2, MW2 & MW:3. I liked to see my name up there, often people started talking about me in game chat and I felt some kind of pride or what effs. I usually compared my played time with players above me and felt good when I saw that I needed less play-time to reach the same amount of points/wins etc.

You know how it always ended up? People started hacking or boosting the LB's and I got lost somewhere deep down. Nobody cared and I began to not care as well. Then I played CoD competitve and cared about Gamebattles LB but that ended sometime as well, though these LB had more meaning to me than ingame LB, because they represented good teams/players instead of how much time (money) someone had invested,

 

Do I get worked up about other people caring about LB's? No. I know how it can feel to climb the LB, the satisfaction it can give. Do I care about the LB on this site? Not really. Sometimes I look up my list and compare how many plats I have compared to other players on my page but its not like I am getting some sort of positive feeling from it. Its just looking and then I go on with life.

Well said!

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8 hours ago, GermanProGaming2 said:

Each time someone who is proud of getting xy number of plats, it shows he s a looser.

 

 You know that you have 1,000 plats, don't you?

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Posted (edited)

18 minutes ago, AvengedEvil said:

 

 You know that you have 1,000 plats, don't you?

 

And he's ashamed of it.

 

I think it's like

100-200 you're a p cool dude, keep it up my man

500 wow, slow it down, spend more time with your mom/girlfriend/girlfriend's mom

1000 wtf pls stop

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Basically you can summarize the whole thread as follows. It's totally fine to not care about the leaderboards. It's also totally fine if the leaderboards mean everything to you and everything in between. But you should always be aware that the less you care about the leaderboards, the less likely it is to fall into an addiction.


"I would like to end it every day, but I am just too addicted to trophies, so I can't."

-Hakoom 2017

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21 minutes ago, BigBossImBeamer said:

Basically you can summarize the whole thread as follows. It's totally fine to not care about the leaderboards. It's also totally fine if the leaderboards mean everything to you and everything in between. But you should always be aware that the less you care about the leaderboards, the less likely it is to fall into an addiction.


"I would like to end it every day, but I am just too addicted to trophies, so I can't."

-Hakoom 2017

Frankly, I would summarize this thread as an attention grab from Spaz. Everyone has an opinion and no opinion is less valid than any other. This thread was not meant to provoke thought. It was just a sad and desperate attempt to stir the pot. Let’s just let this thread die.

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3 hours ago, Smashero said:

 

You have missed one word, let me fix it for you ;).

 

You know that you have BOUGHT 1,000 plats, don't you?

:)

 

2,000 if you count his old account too. 😉

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I think Sony broke the trophy system for themselves by allowing shovelware to get platinums.

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Posted (edited)

This thread is only 2 days old... and it's been an enjoyable read. 

 

I think everyone has their own goals. I wouldn't go as far as saying your rank means nothing. It's up to each individual player to find the meaning behind their trophy hunting... it's not up to others. What one's trophies mean to oneself is important - what one's trophies mean to other people is not. We have goals - in their case, it is to build an impressively large collection of trophies. When we reach a goal we feel an achievement... as a Level 17 with quite a small collection by this site's standards, I can't speculate too much, but my guess is hitting Level 30 feels like a milestone reached and feels achieved. This style doesn't work for you... it's ok, it doesn't work for me either.

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It means as much as you want it to. I am proud of earning the trophies on my account by myself, unlike most guys at the top of the global leaderboards. Where is the fun if you don't earn trophies legit and by yourself?

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I like looking at the person ahead of me and saying to myself "Im coming for you motherf**ker" and then popping a plat or two to pass them regardless of whether the plat was hard earned or not doesn't matter just the satisfaction of passing them!

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Posted (edited)

9 hours ago, AvengedEvil said:

 

2,000 if you count his old account too. 1f609.png

 

this is the guy that was paying people to plat games for him? He has no room to call anyone a loser

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19 hours ago, VoidVictorious said:

Maybe both you and Spaz should leave the site. This is a trophy and statistics based website. If you don’t like trophies or statistics, the door is over there champ.

Well said!

Nah.  You can leave. 

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Well, sure.

 

it means about as much as you make of it I suppose.

 

I will say this though - your ranking means about as much as this opinion does...

 

...but most folks don’t go making threads with inflammatory titles to showcase their ranking...

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Posted (edited)

The title of this thread should have been called "my rank means nothing". Although it has been an interesting read, I do love a bit of drama.

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19 hours ago, nyonmyan said:

 

And he's ashamed of it.

 

I think it's like

100-200 you're a p cool dude, keep it up my man

500 wow, slow it down, spend more time with your mom/girlfriend/girlfriend's mom

1000 wtf pls stop

Oh, is that how it is? Damn. I guess I should stop and slow down and spend more time with my family, go to the job I'm employed to go to and also go to classes at university I'm paying for. Thanks man, this changed my whole perspective.

Lol, maybe next time remember people have been doing this likely a longer time than most. For me, I have been in this game going on 10 years.

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9 hours ago, Midnightwards666 said:

 

Hay man how is Amplitude? Is it anything like Fatal Inertia? Or is it better? Really been getting back into racing games recently so any feedback on this game?

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yes means nothing cause i'm flagged

 

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3 hours ago, DarkSoleride said:

Hay man how is Amplitude? Is it anything like Fatal Inertia? Or is it better? Really been getting back into racing games recently so any feedback on this game?

In order to stay on topic here, I'll write to you about it in a PM. 

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I've never really been bothered about my rank and where I am at on the leaderboards at all.

 

Until I joined PSNP I had no idea it was even a thing.  My PSN account is over 10 years old and I've played alot of games over the years that have built it up. 

 

I do enjoy a good few easy slutty platinums in between a big 100-200 hour game.  I just love to see a shit tonne of trophies rain down sometimes and hearing that wonderful DING sound has been an addiction for quite some time that will never end now lol.  They do boost the ranking up very nicely but I honestly couldn't care less where I am.  The main thing for me is that I enjoy my time spent gaming.  Fair play to those that are way up there at the top and if you love what you do crack on! 

 

Personally for me it would feel a chore that I would constantly need to be starting new games that I hated in order to maintain my position and would completely take away all the fun in gaming for me.  Each to their own though and if it makes you feel good DO IT!

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Posted (edited)

It's funny how the tiers of anal OCD manifest when it comes from niche hobbies. 

 

Take game collecting.

 

Steam users think it's nuts to overpay for a disc

Disc collectors think it's nuts to overpay for CIB copy

CIB collectors think it's nuts to overpay for a sealed copy

sealed collectors think it's nuts to overpay for a gem mint copy

gem mint collectors think it's nuts to overpay for a graded game

graded collectors think it's nuts to overpay for the highest graded copy

 

On and on and on. 

 

Now we have Trophies. It was all fun and games when everyone started on the same level, but the moment easy games come out, now it's all about just counting how hard the games are.

Once someone else has more time to play, now the leader board doesn't matter. Stacks are suspect, international games shouldn't count, auto pop's are BS. So many niche caveats in an already niche subject.

 

Play what you want, earn what you want. Just be honest with yourself about why you feel that way. Many people HATE trophies in general because they are a permanent part of their profile and serves as a constant reminder of what they haven't done. Don't let that kinda envy spill over into your own enjoyment of trophies and games. 

 

Candidly, my only genuine gripe with trophies are ppl who pay or ask others to earn them for them. I don't understand why you would show off something you didn't accomplish. I'm not talking about using a turbo controller or anything like that, that is still your creativity at work. I'm talking about literally having other people earn what you're taking credit for. I think that reveals a whole new level of insecurity and probably isn't healthy. 

 

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I'm new here and to Playstation in general, but I'll add my two cents.

 

The title of the thread should have been 'My ranking means nothing to me'. That is clearly the way you feel and that's perfectly valid.

 

Other people here will feel differently, after all this is a site about trophy hunting in ALL it's various manifestations. The leaderboards will mean a lot to some people, and less or nothing to others.

 

Each to their own dude!

 

As for me, I'd need to invent a time machine and go back to the day I decided to buy an Xbox360 instead of a PS3!

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