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what would make you stop trophy hunting completely?

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I'd stop if Ratalaika games made me complete the entire game and/or let me only stack it 6 times instead of the customary 12.

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11 hours ago, Viper said:

Some people around here getting their wish that Platinums can only be achieved through extremely difficult means just so they can feel like "they really earned it". 

 

Honestly, probably having a kid would do it. I know people out there have families and still manage to pull off trophy hunting...but if I had to be at a point where I really had to slow down for a child, then I could see myself just ditching it completely. 

 

That aside, even if I never have a kid there's a very real possibility that my entire gaming life will be coming to an end after next gen. If all these rumors are true of consoles becoming obsolete...then I don't think I'll ever jump to whatever new trend comes next. And I've never been into PC gaming so that's not an option either. 

 

I've got 3 small kids and can still fit in 3hrs or so on a evening once they're asleep. It's easily doable.

 

You can't do ridiculously long gaming days anymore but they're not healthy long term anyway.

 

What would make me stop? Not sure. Can't think of anything apart from injury or old age or death (at the moment anyhow).

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I don't plan on stop trophy hunting anytime soon. Before becoming a trophy hunter I used to play MP all the time. That got boring. The thing I like about trophy hunting is, that it gives you sort of goals to achieve. Keeps you goin until you achieve em all (trophies).  Like playing a triple A game you've been waiting for, a long time. After you finish the story you say now what? That's what got me into trophy hunting, I really liked Batman Arkham Knight and I said I want to achieve the platinum trophy in this 1 at least. And I did achieve the plat and I found trophy hunting a fun thing so I continued along.

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Lack of disposable income has been grinding me close to a halt, but I'm not dead yet.

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Ratalaika bullshit is making it a possibility

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Games that exist to pop a plat and stacking trophies that autopop. They totally devalued the system. Yes I've retired from trophy hunting. Semi retired from modern gaming too. Sick of feeling ripped off with games.

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It'd have to be something out of my control. Otherwise, other than the fact I like getting trophies, I've always seen them as a tool to help me get more out of the games I play rather than just finishing the game and moving on. I get a lot more life and use out of games thanks to trophies.

 

Probably helps that I don't really stress about leaderboards and such either.

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54 minutes ago, RedDevil757 said:

Games that exist to pop a plat and stacking trophies that autopop. They totally devalued the system. Yes I've retired from trophy hunting. Semi retired from modern gaming too. Sick of feeling ripped off with games.

You likely feel ripped off because we've had no real jump in capability since the PS3 released. My advice is to get PSVR with Astro Bot, you won't stop smiling for weeks! 

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11 hours ago, Cassylvania said:

When all games are multiplayer/mobile/online only, I'm done.

 

That reality might not be too distant...:/

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I already stopped.

 

I stopped really "trophy hunting" about a year ago, because I just realized it was a waste of time and money for me. At the time, I had hundreds of unplayed games, and was spending 50+ hours on a single game, just to grind out trophies. I had more limited time, because I have a family to take care of now, and I was really just throwing money away by not playing the games I had bought. The only reason I even started trophy hunting was because I was broke and wanted a reason to go back to games I had already beaten. So once my backlog was out of control, there was really just no reason for it.

 

I still go for the trophies in some games, but really only if I want a reason to keep playing them, because I'm really enjoying them. Even then though, I'll generally just go for 100%, and if the trophies happen then the trophies happen, if not, then oh well. It's honestly been very freeing not having to worry about trophies.

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Liked hearing from all the gamer dads in this topic since I've been a farther for a year and a half now. Having a baby did slow down my trophy hunting as of course my son is more important that my digital cabinet. However, I find I have a good few hours in between naps (unless I drop off with him..lol) /bedtime, daycare and when the wife wants to catch up on her shows in the night.

 

I have found myself though getting to the night and thinking, rather than do "X" game and work on trophies....I'd rather just load up smite for some fun. That is until recently where I have started tackling my backlog before it gets too huge like other people's. I find one of the best things now though is I don't buy any games when they first come out (aside from a select few - KH3) and eventually wait for a deal/price drop and any bugs and DLCs to be all caught up and done.

 

Some games though I have had to avoid as @visighost said, thing's with big multiplayer commitments like say Destiny 2. 

But on topic:

I don't think I will stop unless my account is banned or sony just kinda drops it all with PS6 or something. I look forward to more years of getting my 100%s and branching out into some family games to earn some trophies with my boy

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depends entirely on how next gen goes as if sony keep up with the underwhelming anti-crossplay and or jack up ps+ price wise i'll probs just jump ship to pc 

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14 hours ago, dj_helyx said:

If the trophy system was removed, then I'd quit.

 

^ This.

 

However i'm not an hardcore trophy hunter like before and i'm currently trying to stay out from hard games. I'm also running out of potential next buy games...

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pretty much all the things that destroy your life and free time, a wife, kids. etc.

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When I have a kid. I’ve already slowed down significantly, and can’t see myself gaming at all when I have a family to look after. 

 

Maybe a few years down the line. Who knows. 

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1 hour ago, thefourfoldroot said:

You likely feel ripped off because we've had no real jump in capability since the PS3 released. My advice is to get PSVR with Astro Bot, you won't stop smiling for weeks! 

I don't think that's the problem. As the graphics get better the games have got worse. I get bored of constant cutscenes, qtes and dialog. My SNES classic and PS1 classic get far more use than the PS4. The games are just better.

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1 hour ago, RedDevil757 said:

I don't think that's the problem. As the graphics get better the games have got worse. I get bored of constant cutscenes, qtes and dialog. My SNES classic and PS1 classic get far more use than the PS4. The games are just better.

Exactly. Open world collectaphon bore fests with tedious stories and hacknied characterisation. Seriously, get Astro Bot, can't compete with graphically with big AAA games but for sheer enjoyment it's the best I've played in decades. Maybe ever. 

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Losing my account or falling victim to one of those auto-pop hackers ('Specialist Super Fan' popped for me the very first time I tried Blackout mode in BO4 and my life flashed before my eyes until I read that it pops for everyone now).

 

I've got no interest in men or kids so I don't have pesky things like that to stand in my way, lmao.

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The death of good exclusives. The moment Playstation becomes a boring box with meh games, I will return to PC and ignore anything related to achievements. So far it's interesting enough to keep me hooked up in all this " trophy hunting " thingie ... if you consider platinuming games I enjoy "trophy hunting".

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It would depend on the industry as a whole for me, I feel.

 

If the video game industry turns into the most toxic and greedy cesspool imaginable where games will get even more expensive and grindy, with less content included, catering to no one but the CEOs and shareholders , exploiting every customer for every last penny from every damn corner with an absolute minimum of creative effort invested by the companies for maximum profit: that's when I'll be done with trophy hunting and video gaming as a whole.

 

Basically: the video game apocalypse. I don't see it happening (soon), but I am wary of whose games I'm playing/purchasing. A few publishers have already received a top spot on my blacklist, and I hope I don't need to add any in the future.

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Posted (edited)

I still consider myself a trophy hunter, but balancing an even more active social life with attending a top university ended my  trophy mania, especially over the last 2 years. Video games are cool, but when your gf moves in, classes get way more time consuming, you’re interviewing for jobs/internships a lot, and also trying to hang with friends before you graduate, they fall by the wayside and you hardly notice until you read a thread title like this. I doubt that trend's gonna reverse when I have even more pressing things like a career, but it’s just part of growing up and having more rewarding things to do.

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Besides death or crippling disability, the only other thing that could make me stop is if all new PlayStation games become infested with monetization/ become "Games as a Service". In which case I will cease buying games new, work completely through my backlog then spend the rest of my days retro gaming and if Nintendo are still making great first party games then I'll support them too.

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Never. Gonna stop.   Dont no social life or friends 

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I probably will at some point, sometimes I think about quitting just because I don't like boring grinding trophies.
I don't really mind grinding in games, but only when it feels like I am not really progressing anywhere with a game I kind of want to quit it.
Or if video games ever go Online Only/Digital only or Streaming service.

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