monty42 wrote:if a number on a board somewhere really has that much of an influence on your enjoyment of the game,...But we're nerds. It's in our nature even more, perhaps, than in the general populace's.
We play with cards that have numbers on them. (Give me Roga Danar over Narik every day that I don't walk into a Spoonhead Trap.)
Myself, I get thrilled when I can squeeze 10 or 12 achvs out of one deck (because I'm new that still works). Sports have their numbers that need to be okay for people to enjoy them. It's human, I think, to be competitive to some extent, and/or look at numbers. (Those 2 overlap but not completely!)
But... it shouldn't be a holy grail, indeed. There's also other fun to be had in this particular hobby.
[ppl] need to stop telling other ppl how to feel about their accomplishments.If it is being done, then yes, I agree. Above penchant for numbers (whether rating or achvs or "just playing" = sheer number of games) is personal taste!
monty42 wrote:If the pursuit of the ultimate goal diminishes your enjoyment of the actual experience, is it really worth it?Myself, I struggle with this. By wanting to get experience with all these different formats and pools, and earn medals, I push my hobby to -- and over -- the limits of the time I want to spend with it. So, it becomes a chore at times.
If you don't experience that field of tension between your happy time with the game and your own desires that drive you to be a tad less happy in the game, you're a very lucky man.
Or perhaps I'm the only poor sod who ruins (some part of) his own fun by being a flawed human being...
I hope so.
But... we're digressing.