There's an old axiom out there: Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
Some people out there believe that if they are not using their character at their full potential, then they're not playing efficiently. Would you drive a car with three wheels? Would a baseball pitcher ever decide to not practive or warm-up before a game? Your character is a means to and end; it should be at peak performance in order to acheive your goals.
Others feel that they need a goal to attend because let's face it, you don't need
to be level 200 to beat Falz. and Once you do beat Falz, the game isn't over. Now, if the game isn't over at level 200, or after you beat Falz and Olga Flow for thr fourth time each
, then what's the point of playing? With a group? Not everyone feels that way and/or has access to a modem/adaptor. Some people need that goal of maxing their character to give purpose to their game.
Asking why someone would need to max their characters stats is like asking why would anyone try and collect rares?
Now, I don't plan on maxing my character and just wing it from time to time (using mats that I need as opposed to planning how many to use), so my character isn't going to be the optimal HUmar. I also play about an hour every few days or so, just to pass the time since I don't have to really focus on the game in order to play.
Just play. Do what you want as long as it's fun.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: DangerBoy on 2003-03-18 19:33 ]</font>