I've noticed a connection to numbers in every aspect of the game that I enjoy. The number of pets I have. The number of mounts I have. The achievement points I have. The justice points, valor points, honor points, conquest points. You name it. What drives me to do things are the numbers.
I guess that is the habit of a collector. Everyone wants to have a big collection of whatever it is they collect. It is a motivator for me. That is why I still run SH, UP, MgT to get the drops. There is no reason for me to ever be in those instances again but I go there often just to try and get the drops. Not like they are anything I would ever use but they would up my total number and that is what it is all about.
When I decided to go back and work reputations it was about the numbers grind getting it up. Which way was the most effective way to collect numbers.
I can't really explain why but I love numbers. The next number I am aiming for is 9000 achievement points. I could get it easily but I have not been playing much at all lately and have not gotten the chance to do some of the achievements I can get done easily that would get me the last 300 I need.
Just some random numbers:
Most Factions Exalted: 49
Too bad it does not count that I was Oracle and was Aldor before. I would be 51 then. One more gets me a nice even number and another number in effect of an achievement.
Cooking Recipes Known: 201
Oddly enough, I still do not have the achievement for 200 recipes. I think I am actually at 199. When my guild get the 10,000 fish caught in pool (oh look, another number) I will get the seafood recipe that will be 200.
Most deadly 10 player boss: Sindragosa 23
Quests Completed: 6,037
Daily Quests Completed: 2,681
Equipped epic items in items slots: 19
Yeap, I even have an epic shirt.
Gold Looted: 24,615g 72s 81c
So close to 25K looted achievement for more numbers.
Oh well, it is a life of numbers and I like them. For whatever reason it might be subconsciously, the numbers are what keeps me playing the game sometimes. I still have numbers to aim for. Anyone can beat a raid boss. Not everyone can get some numbers to be big numbers.