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The pros and cons of our small CAG community
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
Pros: We know each other.
1. No one gets lost in the shuffle.
There are so many Arcade games from the golden age of gaming(1978 to 1985), and so few people that almost anyone can find an Arcade game to get a record, and actually get a record.  Sure there 150 or so scores that would provide a very tough challenge, but there are games that are so obscure that doing about 20 or so hours of practice will net you the record.
2. People don't do it for the money.  Sure, some do it for a cheap ego boost, but there are no material rewards for doing this.  Meaning that most are intrinsically motivated to do well.
3.  Record holders are here to stay.  In the speedrunning community you get a lot of changeover on record holders.  Games with heavy competition have high turnover.  With our community most games have record holders who have held the record for awhile.  So it's a plus for people who don't like change.
Cons
1. Hidden tricks:  Too many gamers hide their game play.  Yes you need video to show the community, but there are so many president Jace Hall TG records that still have hidden gameplay.
2. Over inflated sense of accomplishment.  50 hours of practice for a record on a third rate game no one has heard of, and you see people crowing about how it's some massive accomplishment.  If we had strong competition for a record the crowing would be more meaningful.  There are about 150 CAG records that deserve praise, after that it's a lot of junk scores.
3. Lack of understanding of how hard a record actually is.  There are some amazing scores on some rarer games, but because people rarely play them they don't get the true credit they deserve.
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Offline johnbart

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Re: The pros and cons of our small CAG community
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 01:41:38 PM »
Pro:
1. Since we know each other we know what to expect when someone makes a forum post.

Con:
1. Since we know each other we know what to expect when someone makes a forum post.
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Re: The pros and cons of our small CAG community
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
Pro:
1. Since we know each other we know what to expect when someone makes a forum post.

Con:
1. Since we know each other we know what to expect when someone makes a forum post.

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Re: The pros and cons of our small CAG community
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 04:49:23 PM »
Holy shit thanks you Jesus. It had been 2 days before you posted any new topic George, I thought you were dead.

Joke aside, you have the highest number of topic created from all the members at 199 topics, now. Make your 200th topic the best you've ever created  Kreygasm

I'm thinking of something like that:"Correlation between your Donkey Kong highscore and the size of your erected penis"  Kappa
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Re: The pros and cons of our small CAG community
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 05:37:49 PM »
Did not know I was at 199.  I'm going to have to think about the next one for awhile.  One that will be a classic, one that will remembered for years to come.  8)
"Perception forged in delusion and refined by pain"

-Ross Benzinger

"It's like we are able to play beautiful music out there, but no one can hear the instruments"

-Leon Shepard
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