While I understand what you're getting at, I'm not exactly doing this for myself. Granted, it's great people are supportive and critical of my goal, but the point was to do exactly as you stated; a lot of people are capable of reaching Cookiezi in time. It's just that I don't like it when people look at #1 and say "Well, I guess there's no point in trying to reach the top anymore".
XGeneral2000 wrote:My advice to you is to do the same. Can you beat Cookiezi? Of course you can. Cookiezi is just clicking circles. Everyone here is. There's no thermodynamic law of the universe preventing you from clicking circles. Don't sit at the drawing board all day theorizing. Don't tell us you can do it. Just go do it. Your rank will speak for itself.
I'll share my own story before Osu! if you would care to read. You don't have to though.
I've always seen the scenario I described above and in your post many times I any game with a leader board. I'm always out there to prove others wrong that it's possible to be one of the best if you just believe in yourself and train hard.
I've proven this plenty, the biggest of them being Starcraft 2 and League of Legends. I even played another music game called "Feel the Beats" and it basically played like Osu!Mania. I hit Top 100 on the leaderboards on Feel the Beats (rank 97 before I quit) and I could have probably gone higher, but by then the message was received by those that were skeptical. For Starcraft 2, it was the same, I told others I'd hit Master league (this was before Grandmaster was a thing) and told them they could too, but the feedback was different. After hitting Master league, the skeptics stayed skeptical and would rather sit there arguing reasons I did what I did instead of going out and improving for themselves. I quit Starcraft 2 promptly after that because the community didn't believe hard enough. For League of Legends, I did not speak a word to others that they were capable of hitting Diamond League because their community was much like Starcraft 2's. I just wanted to have fun at that point, but occasionally I would spurt those ambitious words out to my friends and well....I was ridiculed just the same, so I proved them wrong and hit Diamond League (I will continue to climb the ladder in LoL eventually).
Consider this then a pinnacle of my efforts to battle against pessimism and low self-esteem, because I promise you, I won't leave (you probably heard that too) until I reach a level most people would appreciate. I don't know exactly how long it will take, but I don't want to be grouped with failures (sorry if that's offensive to anyone).
BUT this is only reaching out to those that want to be the best they can. I understand a lot of people play for fun and don't stomach the competitive aspects of games well, and that's completely understandable too.