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In Their Own Words: The Achievement Component

It's Not About Achievement

Of course, there are also players who don't find achievement fun, and some of these narratives are presented here.

For me, I play one main character. I have been playing her for years, and am still only level 25. Level isn't important to me, nor are riches. I feel a sense of achievement when I develop all the skills that are available to her. I like to be able to kick some serious butt, make some absolutely adorable armor, make a nice dinner, etc. Sometimes I will go on just to practice trade skills, and not do anything but, for example, buy batwings from newbies and make batwing crunchies, then give the food away to people who want it. [EQ, F, 34]

I'm not much of the achiever, I'm usually one of the middle to low levels in guilds/pas that I play with, because I' prefer to enjoy the game itself, instead of mindlessly leveling. I don't understand the desire to powergame where every little trick and location are mapped out so that you can run from a to b to c, but never take a second to read what the mission is or listen to what the NPCs say after you deliver whatever it was you stole, killed for, found, delivered. [WoW, M, 26]

It's not important to me at all, I just play to have fun. For example, it took me to 6 months to master pistols in Star Wars Galaxies, which can take only a few days for a determined person. [SWG, M, 37]


Posted on March 13, 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)


great content, but i would love if you put up some kind of table of content in the beginning to indicate what the contents of all the pages are, so ppl don't have to browse thru all 10 pages to find out

Posted by: Andie on April 17, 2005 5:42 PM

Ooh. A fellow Zen Grinder!

*beams and bounces*

I've found that the grind can be very soothing as you say, in it's own way - especially after there _aren't_ any more rewards built into the game for the grind.

It's very strange, but it's nice to simply go about _doing_ - and also levelling your friends at the same time if you're so inclined.

A lot of people just stare at me like I'm nuts for getting more experience past the stage where experience rewards anything anymore... but the bottom line is, it's not about getting rewards.

The journey IS the reward.

Posted by: jellydonut on May 3, 2005 1:16 AM
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