#1 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -

Alright guys, I'm currently in a dilemma regarding my gamerscore. I have roughly 11500 on my current account but my gamerscore to games ratio is killing me when I look at it. The poor ratio resulted from me working in a games shop and being able to borrow games whenever I saw fit, so I ended up getting more than I could chew and never finishing most of them. Looking at my gamerscore now, it saddens me. I was once a gamerscore guy but now I have lost interest due to my ratio being so poor. I am thinking of setting up a new account to tackle the problem though, do you think it's worth it though?

#2 Posted by theguy (796 posts) -

I suppose if gamerscore means that much to you but I really don't see a problem. Personally I've never thought about my "games to score ratio".

#3 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@theguy said:
I suppose if gamerscore means that much to you but I really don't see a problem. Personally I've never thought about my "games to score ratio".
True say, one of my counter arguments is the amount of time I have put into my current account. I guess I just want to have a nice percentage of games complete and it saddens me to see that I haven't got it :( Just means I'll have to play more I guess haha!
#4 Posted by Binman88 (3689 posts) -

Oh god.  
 
No, I don't think it's worth it.

#5 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

I don't really understand your reasoning behind it all but why do you have to start a new account, just finish the game on the current one?

#6 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@NeverDave said:

I don't really understand your reasoning behind it all but why do you have to start a new account, just finish the game on the current one?

I would do but a lot of the games I have played I no longer own :(
#7 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@xpxTomxqx said:

@NeverDave said:

I don't really understand your reasoning behind it all but why do you have to start a new account, just finish the game on the current one?

I would do but a lot of the games I have played I no longer own :(

Rentals?

#8 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@xpxTomxqx: No-one else cares about your games to score ratio, why should you? It's not like all those games were to hard for you, you just have just borrowed a lot of games and not had enough time to complete everything. I have a few five point achievements in some games because I played them one time and it used to bother me, but now I'm like fuck it, I don't even think about gamerscore until I finish a game and then if I liked the game or the points are easy I will get the rest.
#9 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@NeverDave said:

@xpxTomxqx said:

@NeverDave said:

I don't really understand your reasoning behind it all but why do you have to start a new account, just finish the game on the current one?

I would do but a lot of the games I have played I no longer own :(

Rentals?

That may be a good shout. I'm just finishing my final exams at my sixth form college but afterwards I may try and get a job back the games store I used to work at. If I can get one, then this will be a dillemma solved. I think the argument saying that I have spent so much time on this account justifies itself because I wouldn't want all that time to be wasted and not only that, I'll never be able to survive 500,000 on Geometry Wars ever again haha!
#10 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@craigbo180 said:
@xpxTomxqx: No-one else cares about your games to score ratio, why should you? It's not like all those games were to hard for you, you just have just borrowed a lot of games and not had enough time to complete everything. I have a few five point achievements in some games because I played them one time and it used to bother me, but now I'm like fuck it, I don't even think about gamerscore until I finish a game and then if I liked the game or the points are easy I will get the rest.
That is a good argument haha. I like seeing other people's gamerscore but then again I never look at their ratio, just to compare my games to theirs I guess. When you look on it from a rational viewpoint you see that I'm actually being a bit irrational. However, that 5 points I have from Gameroom still pisses me off!
#11 Posted by Seedofpower (3937 posts) -

I would do it. You can get that score back pretty fast if you just commit to your games.

#12 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@Seedofpower said:

I would do it. You can get that score back pretty fast if you just commit to your games.

The first one to have a counter-argument haha. That's what I thought too but I'm thinking about the time I put into COD and other games like that. I think I'm gonna keep my account and just work on it when my final exams are over. It leaves me with a summer of essentially going through my backlog of achievements.
#13 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

@xpxTomxqx: Not worth it dude. i have about 70k with a potential of about 180k. Don't let it bother you.

#14 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@Ghostface said:

Gay thread, you are obviously a moron, if something like this bothers go take a look at yourself in the mirror jeeez the worlds gone to shit

Don't do this.

#15 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -
@xpxTomxqx said:
It leaves me with a summer of essentially going through my backlog of achievements.

That's the spirit, think of it as a summer project.

The Darkness and Tomb Raider: Legend are dirt cheap, and are probably the easiest or most 'direct' games to fill out those achievements easily. 
It seems you don't have a lot of games that fall under the category of "easy S-Ranks", but I can easily see your completion level raised fairly quickly. Make Devil May Cry 4 the last game you attempt on that list. I beat that game multiple times and walked away with a measly 200/1000.

#16 Posted by Portis (1287 posts) -

My "achievement ratio" is pretty bad also. But I'm also not really into achievements -- as in I don't go out of my way to get them. Whatever I get it what I get.

The ratio is also pretty bad because I have a habit of just playing the absolute shit out of the multiplayer portion of a game, while never touching the single player.

#17 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@vidiot said:
@xpxTomxqx said:
It leaves me with a summer of essentially going through my backlog of achievements.

That's the spirit, think of it as a summer project.

The Darkness and Tomb Raider: Legend are dirt cheap, and are probably the easiest or most 'direct' games to fill out those achievements easily. 
It seems you don't have a lot of games that fall under the category of "easy S-Ranks", but I can easily see your completion level raised fairly quickly. Make Devil May Cry 4 the last game you attempt on that list. I beat that game multiple times and walked away with a measly 200/1000.

Since I have the exams I'm gonna have to leave getting achievements for a bit. The Darkness I have borrowed off a friend so will go through that soon and I hear it's quite a good game. Tomb Raider I know longer have but I can easily borrow it again. I'm going to replay Mass Effect so I can go through as a Biotic and get those achievements and also within a couple of games I could S-rank Madden 09. Thinking about it now, it could be fun and it's always nice to aim for something. 
 
I really like the achievements system on this website. It gives it a nice edge especially with the 'rare' achievements. I also like the comment feature for them, it gives it potential for a guide to be written for each achievement. Cheers for the tips though mate.
#18 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

You wanna play games for achievements, go to Kongregate all other games you play for the sake of playing them.

#19 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

You wanna play games for achievements, go to Kongregate all other games you play for the sake of playing them.

Gaming snobbery, the lamest of all snobbery.

#20 Posted by BombKareshi (996 posts) -

I don't think you should worry so much about your completion ratio. There was a time I obsessed a little about my ranking in Team Fortress 2. It was fun for a while, but soon I found it took the fun out of the game, especially since I had to play constantly just to keep my rank up. I started enjoying the game a lot more after I learned to let go. Still, it's up to you.

#21 Posted by shodan2020 (679 posts) -

@xpxTomxqx: Gamefly that shit. It's like netflix for games. Just make a list, they'll send the games to you and you can play through them taking as much time as you want.

#22 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

Just be glad that you've lost interest in GS; I wish I could do the same.

#23 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@NeverDave said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

You wanna play games for achievements, go to Kongregate all other games you play for the sake of playing them.

Gaming snobbery, the lamest of all snobbery.

How was that snobbery? I just think achievements are a bad idea. In the midst of it, people forget what its all about, the games, not some number. But hey, everyone has a right to do whatever they want and i could be wrong.
#24 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@BombKareshi said:
I don't think you should worry so much about your completion ratio. There was a time I obsessed a little about my ranking in Team Fortress 2. It was fun for a while, but soon I found it took the fun out of the game, especially since I had to play constantly just to keep my rank up. I started enjoying the game a lot more after I learned to let go. Still, it's up to you.
That's true. I find that I'm replaying games just for achievements instead of replaying them for their replay value. Unlike the days of my PS2 and Gamecube where I would replay games so many times without unlocking anything else.
#25 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -

I'm over 120,000 now and have just stopped caring. I average like 750/game and have 50+ 1000s (not easy ones either), but I just don't have the same drive I once did. I'd say screw it just keep on truckin'.

#26 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

spend more time with your games

#27 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

I'm over 120,000 now and have just stopped caring. I average like 750/game and have 50+ 1000s (not easy ones either), but I just don't have the same drive I once did. I'd say screw it just keep on truckin'.

Cheers man :) That's what most people have said so I guess that's my answer haha.