Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Which is accurateYou're the one who keeps saying things like
watching progress bars fill up triggers dopamine. Getting a Hummel figureine isn’t watching a progress bar fill up.Triggering dopamine was the phrase you used, I was just echoing your terminology.
I don’t insist everyone cares about it. I insist that it causes a certain neurochemical response in your brain (because it does). Whether or not a person consciously enjoys the thing that triggered that neurochemical response overall is a much more complex thing, of which the neurochemical response it creates is just one factor among many.But I don't care about the progress bar filling up no matter how much you insist that everyone does.
And that’s perfectly fine, I take no issue with that.In any case, I agree that XP works great for some people. In other cases the external rewards are detrimental to the intrinsic rewards without even realizing it. But it's largely a matter of preference and choice. If getting XP is how you level, and the source of XP is transparent then people are more likely to pursue the source of XP than play their character. Along with I don't see that extra accounting adds value, I'd rather have people do what makes sense for their character, not what gives them the most shiny XP.
I’M NOT SAYING EVERYONE AGREES WITH ME!But barring a long term in depth psychological study that proves that everyone agrees with your assumption over the long term in the
context of something as complex as playing D&D, I'm never going to agree and simply don't understand your obsession with this.
I’m not obsessed with anything; at this point I’m just trying to set the record straight because you keep mischaracterizing my argument at every possible turn.
Absolutely.People should do what makes sense to them. I've given my reasons for not using it, you have yours.