Evan Ling, volunteer staff writer at Go! Gaming Giant offers his two cents on the function of Leaderboards in competitive online multiplayer gaming.
Frankly i think leaderboards are stupid that's why we see so many people boost and crap so they can be at the top.
Leaderboards are good when utilized right ala Hot Pursuit. Otherwise, they're just there for the hackers to find out how to break them.
leaderboards are a vital part of a gaming community. They help you to compare yourself to others around your particular skill level. The problem arises when people take them to seriously and create turmoil within their personal life. Leaderboards are fine by themselves, problems occur when people corrupt them.
Personally, I only find leaderboards enjoyable in arcades.
leaderboards are fun to get achievements in, but as a ranking system its useless since all the top players are usually cheaters.
leaderboards are the best in arcades I still have the highest Galaga score in my hometown arcade and I have had that score since 7th grade. It adds nothing to games aside from gamerscore or bragging rights.
I need to know your Galaga score now man. You must be a legit player! But yes, leaderboards are useless online since so many people cheat nowadays.
My score is 1,245,126 I got to round 162 on a classic machine not a table-top.
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