3 years ago today I reached number 1 in the world for gamerscore, unofficially. September 22, 2006 is the day I passed up STtheking. It's unknown if he was still legit or even legit at all during that time. Everyone else ahead of me cheated at some capacity. The time could be longer but it's no less than 3 years. That I'm certain of. It came around the 52,000 point mark and I did it while playing the American version of Enchanted Arms. I'm not sure what happened to ST, but I do know whoever uses that gamertag now is not the same person. I have to give Kaens props for making that legit leaderboard back in the day. He helped tremendously with the non cheating movement.
My will to become number 1 overall is not the only thing that drove me. It has to do with character. My respect for xbox live and the system. I still don't get why people cheated the way the did. It's something I will always wonder about. It's a trait I wasn't born with so I don't know how it feels to be that way. The only way you can truly win is by doing things the correct way. When you have a fantastic dream at night it never involves cutting corners.
Most people don't know what it was like the very first year of whorefest. It was the dark days. Not a huge selection of games to choose from. The arcade games released then would be considered drizzle on your xbox live forecast. I reckon if I started over on a new tag today I could gain over 100,000 in less than 30 days, with ease. Just because of my previous knowledge of the games I would cut through them like butter. I guess that's sort of a shot at some people saying so and so would beat you if they started from the beginning.
Time for some Halo 3 ODST. :)