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Jul 19 2013
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Why are Trophies Addicting

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What causes us to become more competetive, more into the game to play countless hours for a virtual reward, i can't help getting them. i already have 2,889 Trophies , 18 Platinums ,  im still wondering what kept me motivated for that Resistance 2 Platinum im looking back and thinking why?  Why is it addicting to earn trophies and see that message ''you have earned a trophy''

 

Resistance 2 i played for almost 400 hours.

 

Uncharted 2 i played the online for 400 hours 200 hours on single player and co-op 

 

Uncharted 3 i played for like 300 hours 

 

I have over 135 games on my account with trophies like 30 psn games 

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Re: Why are Trophies Addicting

Jul 19, 2013
I like it because people can see what games I like. I don't like GoldenEye Reloaded, so it's at 1%.


I like Hitman, Uncharted, Last of Us, and Prince of Persia, so they're platinum-ed (for the most part Smiley Very Happy) (just started PoP: Warrior Within and I haven't platinum-ed Drake's Fortune)
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Re: Why are Trophies Addicting

Jul 19, 2013

It is representive of game companies realizing it is much easier to keep players playing by means of extrinsic rewards as opposed

to intrinsic ones.  Humans in general like seeing their numbers increase.  They understand this and thus utilize counters and other things.  Facebook realizes this and gets ad revenue the more people that actively use Facebook and actively amass more friends; thus they utilize trinkets in games as well as a counter of how many friends/likes somebody has.  

 

 

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Jul 19, 2013
Numbers humans don't like seeing increase are on the scales. Smiley Very Happy
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Jul 19, 2013

NikeMurphDawg wrote:
Numbers humans don't like seeing increase are on the scales. Smiley Very Happy

Indeed, but think about it.  If there wasn't a counter on scores, or on how many trophies people had; would they really care as much?

I think bills and scales are the two main places where we are scared of high numbers.  Smiley Very Happy

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Jul 20, 2013
I've been getting hooked on the trophies, I wasn't all into the achievement system on Xbox but trophy system is hooked.
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