What's the most annoying thing about Halo 3? People who sit there asking if anyone's up for achievement whoring. That's who.
With Halo 3 being the most popular game Xbox Live is ever likely to see, you're bound to get a mix of players - good and bad.
There's the player who takes it all a bit seriously and actually has tactics for every game type that comes up. His ways of winning are probably written in marker pen (copied off GameFAQs) on his bedroom wall so he can see them at all time. This player is harmless but annoyingly good. He'll also sit there and tell you how many medals he got after the match.
Then there's the smug player who knows he's good at Halo, prides himself on the fact, and isn't shy about letting everyone else know it. He'll be the one tea-bagging you or cracking you in the face once they've already killed you. A game with this player is usually followed by some smart-arse comments in the post carnage lobby.
There's the annoying player that just sits there talking to his mum with the headphone on. And there's the clumsy player that runs round throwing grenades and looking for the rocket launcher - yes, that's us.
There's also the overtly aggressive player that verbally abuses everyone but we won't talk about them. We all know they're the scum of the Earth.
But there's one type of gamer that never fails to make our blood boil and make us want to exclusively shoot him in the face over and over again - the achievement whore.
As you sit there while the game picks the map and mode there ALWAYS seems to be one player that unashamedly asks, "Can you all gather in the centre so I can get the Overkill achievement before we begin?" No, I can't sit there and let you blow me up, you ****. That's not the f****** point of what we're about to play!
Or someone whiny little kid will say "who wants the sword achievement?" Yeah, I do, but I want to get it on my own, without having to beg for someone's help.
Do what I do and immediately file a complaint!
The whole point of these ridiculously hard achievements is that you forget about them. Carry on playing like they're not there. Then by some crazy twist of fate and unrivalled moment of skill a few weeks (months even) down the line, you do kill four people in four seconds and up pops the Overkill achievement.
It's at that moment, when you hear the trademark sound and you quickly hit the Guide button, when the achievement system works best. It makes you feel like you've just won something. And that's a good feeling.
They reward you for doing things out of the ordinary - not for begging and whoring your arse out. Think of your parents and how disappointed they'd be with you. If you've got children yourself, think of the example you're setting. You're telling them that cheating is alright...
If you're an Achievement Whore we dare you to justify your actions. Leave us your Gamertag too, and we'll come and get you. After we've named and shamed you in public.