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Oct
09
PermalinkGaming for fun feels good again!
Unfortunately, I have the bad habit of obsessing over numbers, milestones, and completions while gaming. This was probably my biggest draw to hunt achievements on Xbox (and also co-op gaming with the bf.) Games became numbers and before I would play a game, I'd check out the achievement list difficulty.
I've gone back and forth between Xbox and Playstation over the years, but always find myself worrying about numbers on both sides. The bf will miss playing games with me so I'll get sucked back into the Xbox system, then I'll miss my Playstation, and again, look at trophy lists first... ugh.

But there is one system where I don't care about achievements... which is PC.
I'm not a PCMR (PC Master Race) but I have always preferred a keyboard/mouse input over a controller (with a few genre exceptions.) Steam achievements don't have point values and while Blizzard games do, I don't care about those numbers. I joined TrueSteamAchievements during its beta to help testing, but have no plans on using it.

Lately I've just been playing a ton of Diablo 3 on PC, and recently picked up Stardew Valley and Fallout 4 on PC as well.
I'll randomly hop in a co-op game on Xbox with the bf here and there when he wants to play together (he doesn't like PC gaming so I'm on my own), but most of my gaming time has been playing for fun on the computer.
Zero cares about achievements or leaderboards lately and it's been nice. :)

I know writing about this on a leaderboard/stat tracking website is futile, but I do want to play my Playstation more. The friend feed and talking about games aspect of this site is super awesome. Learning to ignore chasing platinums is a work in progress. I haven't given up consoles completely, I'm just detaching from number obsessing for a while. Being a happy multi-platform gamer is how I want to play.
No one's forcing me to play for trophies or achievements, but for some reason I can't help it, heh. Being a college student, if I don't get 100% on a test, I feel like I failed. Guess it's in my personality?

I do hope that everyone here is doing well. I miss you guys and hope you don't think I'm being flaky or anything. wave I'll do better staying in touch. toast

I'll also be streaming for Extra Life this year! More details will be posted in a few weeks. clap
Posted by AmyFFX on 09 October 17 at 05:35 | There are 5 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.