I want to care less about trophies but I can't!!

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#1 Edited by NeedDistraction (35 posts) -

I can't ignore them. I feel like I need to get them all and while I get some enjoyment out of them, grinding 300 hours in games like Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on PS3 is just not worth it. I'm thinking about starting a new profile and disabling notifications and pretending that they don't exist. Has anyone else dealt with this and have any tips? I'm put off starting games such as Warframe because of them arghhhh I hate this.

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#2 Posted by Ant_17 (12174 posts) -

Just turn them off.

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#3 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18707 posts) -

They're meaningless dude... who gives a sh*t how many trophies or achievements people have?! It means nothing. Just forget about them and enjoy the game for what it is :)

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#4 Edited by pyro1245 (4926 posts) -

If you feel like you're wasting your time:

@Ant_17 said:

Just turn them off.

...didn't know that was a thing...

If you enjoy it: accept it

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#5 Edited by XVision84 (15807 posts) -

Trophies bad. Addiction unhealthy! Therapy I suggest. Trophies off can be. The Last of Us 2 2019.

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#6 Posted by Livecommander (937 posts) -

It's a love hate thing. The ps4 would be stronger than it is now if the 360s non gaming aspects didn't impact the gaming industry so much last gen.

Dev's would have actually learned to use the cell as well. Now a console not bombarded with social features wuddnt appeal to the neccessary masses

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#7 Posted by phbz (4335 posts) -

I want to care more but I can't.

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#8 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13578 posts) -

That's nice.

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#9 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6683 posts) -

I have a similar kind of addiction but I don't go for platinum for every game that I play. I just platinum games that I really really like.

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#10 Posted by AJStyles (745 posts) -

I love trophies.

I actually get mad at old games for not having them. Sometimes I even refuse to play old games because of that.

I sold most of my PS2 games and bought them on PS3/PS4 so I could get trophies along with the updated visuals of course.

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#11 Posted by Yams1980 (3436 posts) -

They are very meaningless. Some people are so sick though they actually cheat to get them various ways. I've even heard some would pay people to play games for them to get them. Back on the xbox 360 system i remember you could just download saves off the internet and then just copy them to the system and cheat getting them that way.

I can see how they can provide extra reason to keep playing a game though but only for your own personal goals. If its a game you really like though, the achievements can be fun to do as long as they aren't too much of a time sink.

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#12 Posted by Archangel3371 (27600 posts) -

Just turn the notifications for them off. I love Achievements/Trophies myself as I feel they add an extra layer to a game for me but I never feel like I have to get them all.

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#13 Posted by briguyb13 (2957 posts) -

Don't take them seriously. They're for fun.

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#14 Edited by 2Chalupas (7042 posts) -

@briguyb13 said:

Don't take them seriously. They're for fun.

Exactly.

I only care if i actually liked a game and am willing to replay it. It's like any other 100% really. Even before the era of PSN/Xbox Live/Steam achievements there were games I went for 100% just because I actually liked the game and getting that 100% was something that was fun for me to go for in a replay situation. If a game is no good I could care less about 100% - so the trophies are not even a concern, usually I'll force myself to finish the main story once I've started any game but that's as far as I'll go.

The only dumb thing I feel like achievements cause me to do is when there is a "missable" achievent in a game that I am only committed to playing once, I'll want to know about that in advance so I don't have to replay the game again just for one stupid achievement. Because of this usually I'll check a guide to see if there are missable achievements, in a few games I do feel like doing that ruins the experience a bit. One the one hand it's on me for caring about it even in the slightest. On the other hand, "missable" achievements are stupid.

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#15 Posted by Coolyfett (5984 posts) -

Trophies themselves are not a big deal, but the gaming resume where your PSN account logs all the games you have actually played is nice. Its how Coolyfett accepts friend request. Checking peoples ranking and adding people with legit gamer records. Nintendo could do this with their MyNintendo system, they already have the feature for their mobile apps.

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#16 Posted by speedytimsi (931 posts) -

I always have a few criteria on the achievements

  1. I really like this game
  2. Only single-player achievements are involved
  3. I can get them in easily even with difficulty adjusted
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#17 Posted by Speeny (1518 posts) -

It's a bad habit to get into. Luckily it never bothered me but one of my buddies is pretty set on the idea of obtaining every trophy.

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#18 Edited by getyeryayasout (12269 posts) -

I don't go after achievements like I did last gen. My 'cheevo lust eventually began to corrupt the way I'd normally play games, so I had to let it go.

My advice: Play games like you naturally would, don't look at the achievement/trophy list until credits roll after your first playthrough. Then, if you like the game well enough, clean up any leftovers.

It's not a job (unless it's your job), it's a hobby (unless it's your job).

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#19 Posted by rzxv04 (579 posts) -

Hope you'll be able to manage it.

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#20 Posted by HitmanActual (1009 posts) -

It's a tough gig. Used to be addicted but the amount of time I spent following walkthroughs for one or two collectables, that weren't tracked by the game in any way so sometimes I basically went through the whole game again just to find them, eventually wore me down.

Now I don't usually look at the trophy list until a few start popping, and even then it's just quick glance. No more collectable hunts for me, if a guide is needed, then I don't even bother.

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#21 Posted by Planeforger (17992 posts) -

I've never bothered about trophies, and haven't got a platinum thingy for any Playstation game.

I have got 100% of the achievements for quite a few PC games, but usually only when the game's achievements are either easily awarded, tied to unlocks (like The Binding of Isaac), or are awarded for really interesting playstyles/challenges (like that gnome in HL2).

Beyond that...I don't see the point of wasting 20 hours in a game collecting 200 feathers for an achievement. If it feels like tedious busywork (and many trophies are), I won't bother.

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#22 Posted by Ovirew (8871 posts) -

I actually really enjoyed achievements on the 360. I would kind of like it if Nintendo made their own achievements system for the Switch. But I think it isn't something that you should want to do for every game, just the ones you really enjoy and that have especially fun achievements to obtain.

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#23 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

Just turn them off.

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#24 Posted by Kadin_Kai (346 posts) -

@needdistraction: Interesting! I have never cared about trophies in games. But this maybe a generational thing.

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#25 Edited by NeedDistraction (35 posts) -

I've decided to ignore them unless I enjoy a game enough to get them. Like someone else mentioned, I hate missable trophies in long games like RDR2, Witcher 3 and Skyrim as it's bullshit. I also feel less motivated to 100% games nowadays unless I'm going for 100% trophies so in a way trophies/achievements have ruined gaming for me. I'd rather finish the RDR2 story for example then move on to a different game whereas 15 years ago I'd probably 100% it for the fun/challenge of it.

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#26 Posted by DaVillain- (36096 posts) -

The irony in these post hates the idea of Achievements/Trophies is astounding! I love getting them as much as I can when it involves single player only but screw that MP Achievements/Trophies cause that's borderline stupid! Now then, do not take them seriously, they are just their to add more fun to the game should you do multiple replays and you have the options to turn it off.

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#27 Posted by Litchie (23718 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

I love trophies.

I actually get mad at old games for not having them. Sometimes I even refuse to play old games because of that.

I sold most of my PS2 games and bought them on PS3/PS4 so I could get trophies along with the updated visuals of course.

LOL. I'm defintely not surprised this is coming from you.

If a game needs trophies to be fun, the game sucks. Disable them, TC. You wouldn't want to end up like the guy I'm quoting, right?

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#28 Posted by robert_sparkes (2954 posts) -

since buying a ps4 and owning both I've found myself caring a lot less about trophies.

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#29 Posted by dzimm (5363 posts) -

I hate achievements/trophies. I would much rather have a running total of gameplay stats, like number of enemies killed, amount of ammo expended, headshot percentage, etc.

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#30 Edited by k--m--k (2792 posts) -

I heard some people pay up to 500$ a game for someone to plat the game for them.

I know the highest account on trophies offers this service.

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#31 Posted by pmanden (591 posts) -

@briguyb13: Well said. Could the same be said about life? Or women? :)

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#32 Posted by YammiReckorrdSan (605 posts) -

I like trophies to some degree. It is nice to get them randomally with the "Ting!" sound when you achieve one. But I don't get out of my way to get them. If I can get them easiely and they are fun, why not.

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#33 Posted by shellcase86 (4351 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

I love trophies.

I actually get mad at old games for not having them. Sometimes I even refuse to play old games because of that.

I sold most of my PS2 games and bought them on PS3/PS4 so I could get trophies along with the updated visuals of course.

I can relate. They're very effective at a form of conditioning. Their's a certain satisfaction that comes from the trophy pop-up. Pavlov, anyone?

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#34 Edited by robert_sparkes (2954 posts) -

People paying for trophies is hilarious I have 2 platinums both from telltale games. Who cares.

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#35 Posted by avenger85 (207 posts) -

Just have fun collecting them, i was a trophy/achievement hunter last gen, this gen not so much.

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#36 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (8352 posts) -

I really liked achievements on the Xbox 360, but MS ruined them on the Xbone when you earned them for turning on your console and logging into Netflix or whatever.

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#37 Posted by NeedDistraction (35 posts) -

I'm over trophies now. I got 1 trophy for 10 different games that I'm too lazy to plat

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#38 Edited by gtx021 (342 posts) -

console gamers do care about trophy & achievement xbox while pc gamers do like upgrading $$$$ hardware & mods

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#39 Posted by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

They're meaningless dude... who gives a sh*t how many trophies or achievements people have?! It means nothing. Just forget about them and enjoy the game for what it is :)

They're useful to prove someone played a certain game. You can tell many people here havent played a game they bash so, at least, trophies are useful for that. How many people here bash PS exclusives (mainly PC fanboys) and then they cant post prove they have a PSN account with trophies attached to the games they bash. They're useful for that alone.

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#40 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18707 posts) -

@Vatusus: If it really is important to you that others know what you've played, then yes, I guess.

For me, I couldn't care less.

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#41 Edited by robert_sparkes (2954 posts) -

My favourite trophies are ones I unintentionally get.