Frontier crowns its Race to Elite winners

    
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Frontier crowns its Race to Elite winners

Appropriately, the winner of Frontier’s Triple Elite competition is a Commander by the name of Onepercent. He played for 1,029 hours between December 18th and February 15th, and being the first Elite: Dangerous player to reach elite status in combat, trading, and exploration has netted him £10,000.

Eurogamer has published some insane numbers from this particular player, including 10,342 unique star systems visited, 9,032 kills, and 835,410 tons of goods traded. Onepercent does have a job, though it’s “casual” and it enabled him to devote 12 to 16 hours per day to E:D for a three-month period. You can watch David Braben’s announcement video after the cut.

[Via: Eurogamer; Source: YouTube]

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manzes GoJammit I doon’t really know that I understood that, so I’ll just say I disagree. What little I did make out didn’t really change my mind. Seemed more like you’re talking about outliers and irresponsible children, not the people who make up the bulk of a work force with a $10k average. And to say there is no such thing as a poor country? I’m not sure you’re right about that.

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GoJammit manzes It’s called inequality, I am surprised that someone do not understand that these days. 

There is no such thing of “poor” country. What exists are, obviously, some countries with more money them others, so comparatively, there are “poor” countries, but that does not mean that in that poorest, there is no billion of dollars in cash available and people with more access to that cash (and making sure to add technologies to make their lives comfortable).

You would think that a country where “that is a good money” would have trouble having machine capable of playing and decent internet connection.

Not 100% but the huge majority have a decent internet connection (even that much better exist in others), but still “decent”, enough to play… and all them have thousands of people, even that the huge minority of its population, but still thousands of people that can afford high-end machines.

Besides… There are different kinds of fathers. There are fathers that gives to their children whatever they ask without reciprocity of anything. Others require that the son shown some interest on making money by himself, to have good results on education, etc., so he start to give him prizes… Meaning that not all “rich” people have access to everything. Some fathers just hold their pockets and make their sons to work in “poor” jobs as anyone else in that country, to make them learn to give value to money earned and buy stuff by themselves, and just provide the food and the good education.

Another common situation is a person who earns just about that average (the huge majority of the entire population of Earth earns even less), likes so much of games that will prefer to spend such expenses, even that sacrificing their entire budget, just letting space for food… While the computer stuff can be sold by high prices, stores still sell them in 12x, 24x instead demanding that you pay at once.

It’s pretty common in the majority of the countries, these days, you go to favelas, for example, and inside those “things” that they call home you will find the ultimate television or sound or sofa, or even cars… yes, my friend… humans do crazy things, mainly when they tried to win in our non-sense society playing our insane monetary game, but end losing anyway, due many possible factors… and in their lack of hope to be more responsible with their future they just say, “screw that”, and spend all their little money in crazy stuff like games, alcohol and drugs. 

Well… I could bring to you an epic of more stories/scenarios that are commonly found in any country of our planet, but obviously I gave you more than enough already.

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Cotic_OP I would be.

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Wratts No I think we’ve gotten to a point where the common person is smart enough to know that being a gamer doesn’t mean being at risk of dying in some Korean game house after a marathon session of Doritos, Mountain Dew, and diapers. I think they know those are the outliers, especially as mor and more people become gamers.

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manzes He’ll probably have to buy a new joystick. He posted pictures of his X52 Pro after he’d finished. Wreaked!

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manzes GoJammit You wanna expand on that or are you just dropping the mic and walking away without any explanation? I think my comment has some validity simply because a place where $10k  is decent dough, they still need to afford computer parts. I doubt that stuff is so astronomically cheaper for them that it doesn’t make a difference. Give me an example.

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If you see is because it’s there…. it exists. The choice is just to embrace that. Now… let’s sing a song…
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manzes goldstariv I guess there’s a rainbow in every situation should you choose to see one.

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goldstariv manzes Or he is a teenager without a job and nothing better to do, and whatever job that he MAYBE will find will pay that in an entire year… why not to give a try and make that money in 3 months. I know many people that would consider, after all the uncertainty is almost similar as the uncertainty to find a job anyway… in some places, in some situations, for different people and different situations.
And for those who lost… maybe they earn experience enough in that game to become and make money as a streamer for example, or become a game ambassador and earn many privileges (and why not say, money depending of the case, the company, etc.).

The thing is, many people spent hours and hours working in more unhealthy jobs by more hours a day… Gaming (streaming, championships, bloggers, etc.) is one possible career that actually has been growing globally in the last years and only show the trend to grow more. Don’t see anything wrong here. I see an opportunity, for both who win and lose the compettition earning expeirence enough to pursuit such careers… a very good opportunity with a strong motivation factor.. and game companies should do that more, not less.

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GoJammit manzes You are wrong. One does not imply the other.