I feel your painI was viewing my Profile Page tonight, and very sadly noted that I only have 4 highscores left in my Arcade stats. I started out with 10.
Now the reason this makes me sad is because I worked pretty damn hard to earn those....maybe these games in the Arcade come easy to a lot of you, but I'm just not that fast (and no, it's not because I'm getting older as my kids try to insist) and it's not just from brain fog, it's because ever since that first Pong game and Asteroids game came out ages ago, I simply do not keep up with fast moving objects, nor do I want to. So that's why I politely chose the 'easy' games...you know Cat Bowling, and 'Island Mini-Golf', the no-brainers. It made me feel pretty good to know I could knock over a bunch of cats with a bowling ball, or play golf on Gilligan's Island, and actually be a part of the Arcade. But no more. I am sadly exiting the fun Arcade because I can no longer stand receiving Private Messages that tell me my High Score has just been beaten, yet again. Sort of feels like it's adding insult to injury.
So I bid you farewell Arcade...thanks for the fun times you brought me...thanks for giving me some happy moments of triumph...thanks for the memories.
Oh, and to those of you who find your High Scores constantly being beaten by the Arcade-obsessed bunch on this site that must beat every single high score, I kindly suggest, if you haven't already done so, that you delete all the Private Messages about your beaten High Scores in your inbox. Mine got full pretty quickly.