homerwannabee Posted May 19, 2007 Share Posted May 19, 2007 Well, you know my theory, everything else is rarity "not ultra rare" If I had to make a list, it would look something like: Atlantis II (Imagic) BMX Airmaster (Atari) Color Bar Generator (Videosoft) Eli's Ladder (Simage) Lochjaw (Apollo) Magicard (Commavid) Mangia (Spectravision) Pepsi Invaders (Atari) Sea Monster (Puzzy) Space Tunnel (Puzzy) Video Life (Commavid) Xante cartridge (Xante) Cheers, Marco I take it this is your rarity 9 list. Homer, I don't know any of the other hobbies you quote. I do know this hobby though, been in it for some 20 years. That experience is what I base my rarity system on. It says nothing about baseball cards. comic books or NES carts. This is Atari 2600 collecting, and I don't care much about other hobbies' ratings. I've always found that wanting to have something is much more exciting than actually having it. That's why I still don't understand why you're so bothered if games would go from an R10 to an R9. They'd still be just as hard to find as they are now (incredibly hard, that is). Cheers, Marco Why am I bothered by this. Maybe because I have 16 carts that are currently rarity 9 or higher. After this little revisionment, I would have only 2 carts rarity 9 or higher. Because with this system even a rarity 9 game becomes unatainable for many people. If you look at what Atariage defines as a rarity 10 cart, it says that this often makes up the showcase of a person's collection. It does not say something like this is often the showcase cart for all collectors in a state or country of 10 million people. Because for some reason now that because a cart has a whopping total of 12 or 18 carts it's no longer a rarity 10 cart is something that is very hard for me to swallow. Also the fact that you and Wonder have such large collections seems to make you both a little more skewed to lower the rarities of most games. You guys are both super hardcore collectors. This is not a rarity guide for the super hardcore collectors. This is a rarity guide for the average joe sixpack. For instance, a super rich person person would view a mercedes, cadillac, and lexus as something that they would not be caught dead driving. But the average person would love to own one of these cars and would consider them as uper class cars. Both of you are the super rich guys of the Atari 2600. What you guys see as nothing special is something that 98 percent of us would love to own. I agree with them and I have no money I think the rarity does need to be lowered for a few. I only own one rarity 9 and it is Stronghold CIB, a game that probably should be a rarity 8 in all honesty. Doesn't bother me at all. I am not going to let you get off that easy. I also know one thing about you. You used to have every rarity 9 game except Vulture Attack. I do not think that makes you anything close to an average collector. A formerly rich person is still going to view a lexus as a lower class car even if that person is driving a Geo Metro. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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