Filth, no offense, but it's clear you are just here to argue. If you believe the bolded text you are either an aspiring prophet or a dumbass.
What does prophecy have to do with anything? I just think 'sense of accomplishment' should be reserved for the feeling you get from the achievement rather than the reward.
Why do they give you a diploma when you get a degree?
I got a diploma from high school. I'm pretty sure degrees are reserved for higher education, but I get your point.
I didn't go to school for a piece of paper, I went for the education and the experience. I didn't compete in athletics for medals and trophies, I competed for the sake of competition. I'm not going to pretend that there are people who don't only care about the spoils, but those people aren't talking about the same thing when they say 'sense of accomplishment'.
When I look at my Byakko's Haidate, it reminds me of all the good times I had with my friends in sky, and how badly we used to wipe to that cat when we first started, and how good it felt the first time I equipped those pants.
I like storytime. Maybe my story will shed a little light on why I feel the way I do.
I also had good times in my sky LS. We had our ups and downs, but at the end of the day we all had fun and that's the point right? I was that guy who did all the research. I uploaded maps to all the spawns on our LS website. I always brought extra meds for people to sneak around and avoid death. I was just that guy.
Anyway, the leader of the shell saw fit to award me with the first LS Osode drop. It was supposed to be a reward for the work I'd put in trying to organize the LS, but to be honest my reward was being able to participate. I didn't have the best attendance because I was in school and it later became an issue. There were a few people upset that I got the first Osode because my attendance wasn't stellar so I promptly returned it.
I didn't really care all that much about it and to be honest, it was @#%^ing horrid looking. My point is that it isn't all about the gear for me and I'm sure for many others. I play for entertainment, not spoils. If I felt like I had something to prove to someone I had the title to back up the story.
So spare me your self righteous, condescending BS about the achievement not the trophy.
It might sound self-righteous to you, but that's what I did and that's how I operate.
If there was no medal rewarded, do you think athletes would still compete in the olympics? Would you have forgotten all the good times you had in college if you didn't have a degree hanging on your wall to remind you? We can agree to disagree, but I'm not trolling anyone here. Edited, Jan 19th 2012 8:12pm by FilthMcNasty