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Has anyone ever felt that feeling where you just do not want to achievement hunt. You have so many games that could be worked on, but you just don't want to? As a wise comedian once said [adapted into a gaming sense]: This is my [xbox], these are all [amount] of my games, here's my outrageous [amount] gamerscore, I am rolllin'. And the camera goes off you for a second and you're like 'but I'm dying inside. At some point, a man just wants to play the game for fun'. (Mike Birbiglia)

Oh man! All the orange soda spilled out of my cereal.
Always. If it isn't fun, stop. Hell, video games have become my secondary gaming. My family does more tabletop/board gaming than video gaming right now.
If you look at my scoring this year, I've had one 'good' week and other than that I haven't played in a month.
I have 1000 + games and sometimes its a real struggle to figure which one to play, most of the time when I try to play I worry about missing out on a boosting session, so I end up boosting...but sometimes I just need to play to relax and have fun...I used to be hardcore at wanting completions and boosting, but after unemployment and gaming 8-12 hours a day it kinda hit me. Now I just go with the flow, I no longer aim to complete a game in a certain time, hell the last three games I've completed took me years! I take one good grind and work at it and the rest of the time I pick thru and bean dive, when I do find that great game I spend a lot of time just messing around on it having fun.

You see the thing that really got me was the long grinds then the next to impossible difficulties... I got so frustrated that my daughter was worried about my anger issues me screaming at a game... Its then i sat back and told myself... No more getting worked up, try out the hard stuff and if it gets too frustrating just stop and now I don't worry too much about the hardcore achievements, if I get them I get them. I still try every so often, but if I feel frustrated, done and I move on.

What I'm saying is its much better to play how you want, yea sometime i like to get into a good conversation and have fun boosting, but if it gets too boring then I walk away... Case in fact boosting Fear 2.. Been in a few sessions, walked away, came back a year later.. Got bored walked away again.. Its like life, you gonna have fun doing what you want to do or you gonna try to please everyone else and be frustrated?

The games will always be there.. Play have fun and if you feel the itch...boost sometimes we all need a break.
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Yeah, I see what you guys mean. I'm finally realizing that there is basically no point in achievement hunting– no offense to those who still go hard on those cheevos. Normally I would go to a GameStop and find a cheap $5 game I can just get a couple hundred gamerscore, but now I'd rather keep that $5 and spend it on snacks or somethin'. I'm still going to go for achievements here and there, but extremely recreational. If I won't have fun doing it or if it pisses me off, I simply won't bother.

Oh man! All the orange soda spilled out of my cereal.
I have 1000 + games and sometimes its a real struggle to figure which one to play, most of the time when I try to play I worry about missing out on a boosting session, so I end up boosting...but sometimes I just need to play to relax and have fun...I used to be hardcore at wanting completions and boosting, but after unemployment and gaming 8-12 hours a day it kinda hit me. Now I just go with the flow, I no longer aim to complete a game in a certain time, hell the last three games I've completed took me years! I take one good grind and work at it and the rest of the time I pick thru and bean dive, when I do find that great game I spend a lot of time just messing around on it having fun.

You see the thing that really got me was the long grinds then the next to impossible difficulties... I got so frustrated that my daughter was worried about my anger issues me screaming at a game... Its then i sat back and told myself... No more getting worked up, try out the hard stuff and if it gets too frustrating just stop and now I don't worry too much about the hardcore achievements, if I get them I get them. I still try every so often, but if I feel frustrated, done and I move on.

What I'm saying is its much better to play how you want, yea sometime i like to get into a good conversation and have fun boosting, but if it gets too boring then I walk away... Case in fact boosting Fear 2.. Been in a few sessions, walked away, came back a year later.. Got bored walked away again.. Its like life, you gonna have fun doing what you want to do or you gonna try to please everyone else and be frustrated?

The games will always be there.. Play have fun and if you feel the itch...boost sometimes we all need a break.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
That's some deep shit bro

Oh man! All the orange soda spilled out of my cereal.
yah im retired from achievement hunting atm just havent felt the need to play anything new n i as well have 1000+ games for the xbox just havented loaded them all yet
get-r-done payback is a mother
I can't begin to describe the freeing relief I still feel having ended a 6+ year 360voice streak and a 2+ year achievement streak. I play what I want, when I want, and how I want. That's why we started gaming in the first place, isn't it? Achievements and trophies have ruined gaming in that aspect. Aggressive and obscene 12-year-olds killed online lol

I'm with you, I feel you, I get it. Go back to your roots. Forget gamerscore, forget achievements, just play.

Just. Play.
That's some deep shit bro
Originally Posted by ULTIMATE leo129
That's why I'm here my friends d I don't even charge for that...lol. Really all I had to say was just find your happy place and have fun.
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I'm with you, I feel you, I get it. Go back to your roots. Forget gamerscore, forget achievements, just play.

Just. Play.
Originally Posted by porschephiliac
Wise words. Halo was the reason I got the 360 in the first place. I love it but I spent more time getting gamerscore. Time to change that around. Level 130 in Halo 4, here I come.

Oh man! All the orange soda spilled out of my cereal.
There ya go! I just downloaded the free game for this half of April "Deadlight" and I lost 2 hours into it just enjoying myself. That's what it's all about!
Play what you want for whatever reason you want- it's your time & money. I have met plenty of people online who didn't care about achievements. I enjoy achievement hunting but I also enjoy just playing a game on occasion without following a guide the entire time. I got burned out on gaming in general a while back- I did some other stuff for a while (movies, books, music, comics) and barely touched the Xbox for two months. I came back ready to play.

I have several games that I am 1-2 achievments away from completing. If the balance tips into 'no more fun' territory, I usually drop 'em. Most I have never gone back to finish.
Play what you want for whatever reason you want- it's your time & money. I have met plenty of people online who didn't care about achievements. I enjoy achievement hunting but I also enjoy just playing a game on occasion without following a guide the entire time. I got burned out on gaming in general a while back- I did some other stuff for a while (movies, books, music, comics) and barely touched the Xbox for two months. I came back ready to play.

I have several games that I am 1-2 achievments away from completing. If the balance tips into 'no more fun' territory, I usually drop 'em. Most I have never gone back to finish.
Originally Posted by diseased maniac
Exactly this, I keep getting all pissed off these impossibly hard modes, so you know I just stop playing on hard mode...Don't care for that achievement anymore..
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^Agreed, i have 1000's of games myself (Japanese, European and American) and find myself asking what am i going to play and when i finally throw a game in, i ask myself if i'm going to try to get the completion, boost the online MP or just play the SP and get what i'm going to get.

I just started completing games again a few months ago and i'm loving it, it's just annoying now cause i'm at that point when i want to complete the game, it's all i really play (The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct) unless i'm boosting achievements on another game (Titanfall) or playing coop with friends.(Payday 2)
I used to look at all the achievements first and start on hard mode if applicable, now I judge the game by bean diving the first level on easy or normal...if I like it and think its doable I may restart and switch over to hard or whatever..
Life goal own all retail X-Box games. My collection: X-Box: 535, X-Box 360: 1204, One: 178
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