I was entertained (and awed) this week by an email from a player. His name is DanBledsoe, and he informed me he had earned 500,000 Tokens last Saturday watching videos. I didn’t even know that was possible!
By my calculations, if the videos were all 30 seconds long, he watched around 4 hours and 10 minutes worth, and if they were 1 minute long, it would have been 8 hours and 20 minutes. Splitting the difference, he could easily have spent at least 6 hours watching videos!
I responded that he was very dedicated, and he replied that around 250,000 it got personal. I wish I had taken a picture of the huge smile that crossed my face when I read that.
I get it, I really do. Back in the early 80’s there was a Tron arcade game. I loved that game and spent many hours playing it. I was the best player in our town, and any place that had this game had my initials with all the high scores. My goal was to attain a million points.
One night, I spent 3-4 hours playing (on a single quarter, mind you). I had a number of people flocked around the game as I got closer to that million high score. I clearly remember how I felt – there was a thrill of anticipation, the concern I would make a stupid mistake, and then the euphoria of realizing, yes, I am going to get a million points!
I hit my goal and it was the best rush I ever had. I got a MILLION POINTS IN TRON! I waited anxiously for the score to show, and then…. the game flipped back to zero. ZERO! I was beyond crushed. The night is still so clear in my mind because it went from the single best night of my young life, to the very worst night.
As the years have passed I’ve had many more best nights, as well as worst nights, but since this was the first it still stands out. All of these memories came rushing back when DanBledsoe told me about his day. 500,000 Tokens! I can’t imagine the rush he must have felt, but I do empathize with: “It got person at 250,000.”
So what has been your best day on GSN? Was it a high score on a game? Or something different? What drives you to persevere on GSN.com, be it a game or other? Please share in comments below!
GSN Angel 🙂