Do high scores matter? Behind the Leaderboard™ Discussion 2

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I'm with you, Dinata. Some of those high scores are just crazy! I do like to see my scores improve over time even though I'm never close to making the leaderboard. 

 

Like you, I just like to play for a fun self-challenge. I don't really compare myself to the leaders. 

 

 


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I am definitely not a competitive person.  Although, it has discouraged me to see such high scores on the leader board when mine is so low.  I wonder what it is that I have not figured out. When I first started playing 10x10, I spent weeks and weeks trying to figure out a strategy for higher scoring.  But, I eventually gave up on high scores and simply play to relax in the evenings before bedtime.

 

Now that I've discovered Word Wipe - I still have low scores.  I just tell myself I'm not a complete moron and enjoy the play. It's fun but not as relaxing since it is a timed game.


 

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I love your competitive spirit! That extra layer of competition makes gaming a little more exciting! Who do you like to compete with? 

 

My mother and I sometimes compare Candy Crush scores, but that's about it for me. But I definitely get competitive with myself. 

 


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I am 100% competetive when it comes to gaming. Some games have impossible high scores so I generally just challenge myself to beat my own high scores. Other games that have more attainable high scores, I generally just try to make the leaderboard. Overall, just looking for a little time killing fun! 


 

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I am 100% competetive when it comes to gaming. Some games have impossible high scores so I generally just challenge myself to beat my own high scores. Other games that have more attainable high scores, I generally just try to make the leaderboard. Overall, just looking for a little time killing fun! 

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I'm pretty sure I have a mild addiction.  I sneak in a game between other computer tasks or while I'm on hold on the phone. 

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I also like to see my high score posted and like to see the high-score number creep up over time. Since some of my games have very low scores, it might be interesting to see an average score posted. I wonder how often those high scorers get very high scores.  Don't they sometimes also get barely over 100 as I do?

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I don't enjoy the timed games as much either. For me it takes the fun out of it because I just get stressed out!!

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Do high scores matter? To me, but only to me. I'm proud of myself when I can break my high score but because they're not particularly impressive to begin with, it's more of a personal challenge to see where I can go. 

 

I tend to shy away from competition, maybe because I actually AM pretty competitive and it can bring out the not-so-nice in me! When I play Trivia Pursuit with my family I have an unfortunate tendency to gloat, I blush to admit. But it's also all in fun. I'm certainly not competitive enough to enter an actual competition (nor am I good enough at most games to try). The one time I played trivia with people outside of friends and family, on a cruise, I found it was less fun because I didn't know the people I was competing against, so it didn't feel as fun as it is with just my family..

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I am definitely not a competitive person.  Although, it has discouraged me to see such high scores on the leader board when mine is so low.  I wonder what it is that I have not figured out. When I first started playing 10x10, I spent weeks and weeks trying to figure out a strategy for higher scoring.  But, I eventually gave up on high scores and simply play to relax in the evenings before bedtime.

 

Now that I've discovered Word Wipe - I still have low scores.  I just tell myself I'm not a complete moron and enjoy the play. It's fun but not as relaxing since it is a timed game.

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If you read my story you know that high scores do not matter to me. I'm amazed at some of them though and wonder how they do it. I tried Tap Zap Boom recently and thought the high scorer on that game must have really good reflexes! I think I have gotten on the board with only 5 Roll.

On another subject yesterday I refrained from playing any games all day. I must admit it was hard and am now wondering how addicted I am to playing.

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Hi Gamers!

 

This week's discussion is all about competitiveness. Are you a competitive gamer or do you just play casually? For me, I don't usually compete with other people as my gaming is fairly solitary. But I do find myself peeking at the AARP leaderboards from time to time just to see how AMAZING some of you are at these games. Some of these high scores just blow me away! 

 

What about you? Do you try to make the leaderboard or are you just playing for fun? 

 

 

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