Originally Posted by Giant Tope
The reason we spend hours on end trying to get a worthless achievement is the same reason we run marathons or maintain a floral garden. More likely than not for this reason, more people want at least a bit of a challenge in a game.
I agree that I want challenge in a game. Most people who spend time on forums want that too. The problem is that most people who buy games don't want a challenge. They want the have the achievement and they will use walkthroughs to get it and then they feel "acomplished." And for what? Being able to repeat what you saw in a youtube video with someone much smarter than them telling them exactly what to do. The problem is that it is the guy making the walkthrough that wants more of a challenge, not the thousands of people that end up using the walkthrough. Way more people want to be given the solution with no work on their part. They at times will post questions on a forum because they don't want to do the work of reading through previous posts where the answer is already sure to be found.