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I stopped caring about my Xbox Live Gamerscore after I hit 100,000. At that point in time, the next milestone was obviously going to be 200,000 – a feat that would take me years to reach. I have the attention span of a fly, so there was no way I was going to stay engaged for multiple years to increase a number that has no meaning other than bragging rights. Years have passed since I hit 100,000, and my Gamerscore is now sitting at 195,149. That itch to reach the next milestone is back...to a degree. I find myself torn between playing the games I legitimately want to play and playing games that will give me the easiest achievements.
Since I've already bled the easiest achievement-dispensing games dry (Avatar, TMNT), I've decided to stay the course and devote my time to good games, like DmC: Devil May Cry and Dead Space 3. I don't know how long it will take me to rack up an additional 5,000 gamerscore, but this milestone is going to be reached with a game that I enjoy, or at the very least, feel I need to play.
What would you do if you were in my shoes? Also, have you been there? What embarrassing games have you finished to reach a Gamerscore goal? My lowest point: Finishing the awful Brave: A Warrior's Tale to get over 700 points. That feat took me an entire weekend.
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I have never personally been in your situation. However, my advice is to keep sticking with the good games. Games are meant to be enjoyed, and why play them if you are not having fun?
Congratulations on all the achievements, but if I were you, I would stick to games you really want to play (unless, of course, you find five easy games with 1000 points- that might change things).
Wow congrats! I'm just past the 50,000 mark, and all of that is from games that I like, stay the course Reiner and enjoy your gamerscore games!
It's a tough spot for sure. As a trophy hunter use to similar conundrums, I say that you should definitely keep doing what makes you happy and play the games you enjoy the most. It's useless to fret about, like you say, a number that only has meaning as far as bragging rights. Still. . . if you're that close, you should try and go for it, with CONDITIONS. I.E you should at least limit yourself to playing only tolerable games. It's not worth it to play absolutely terrible games. 5,000 isn't bad, so I betcha you can do it before the 720 comes out. GO REINER!!!
I am a little over 87,000 gamerscore, however I dont play games just for achievements like avatar or tmnt. I only go for 100% in the games I enjoy. Currently I have around 25 - 30 completed 100% and far more that need 1 or 2, which bothers me but some of those are no longer possible to achieve.
My gamerscore is pretty low, mainly because I haven't had an Xbox for very long. Most of my time has went into collecting trophies, which I've been doing since Bioshock released on PS3. 33 platinum trophies later, I wonder if it's worth it. But at the same time, I don't see myself stopping any time soon lol.
wow just wow
I thought I had a pretty good Gamerscore, until I realized that the cumulative potential point total of all the games I've played don't even add up to 200,000.
lets go reiner lets go! *clap* *clap*
I wish my Gamerscore could reach those heights, I feel like I'm missing out on so much this gen because I'm a broke college student, Oh well, maybe next gen.
Having 2 jobs keeps my gamerscore kinda low..... oh well.