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Coaster Credit

Postby baileybrucem » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:16 pm

Okay, so obviously any rollercoaster that just exists how it is counts as a credit, but do RMC'd rides (New Texas Giant, for example), or Larson super loops count? And if you've ridden more than one Vekoma boomerang, do they count as different coasters even though they are the exact same thing? How does that work for clones in general, like the Tempesto duplications?

ANDDDD what about things like pipe scream at CP that aren't roller coasters but technically they are?
And for racing rides, do both sides count as a single coaster or does each side count as its own credit? I'm sure there are examples I'm missing, but I couldn't find a thread to talk about things like this.

I think most of these are going to be personal opinions, but I'm curious to see what everyone thinks.
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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby robbalvey » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:28 pm

On another note - I have personally stopped counting coasters entirely. A lot of people ask why, and while at one point I was more obsessive about it, I've come to realize that it simply just doesn't matter. Nobody will get any additional blowjobs for the amount of coasters you've ridden, there is no award to win, no metal to wear, no fruit basket to collect, and other than some sort of bragging rights on the internet or posting a picture of yourself on your Facebook page holding a number sign (that most of your friends are probably laughing at), nobody really cares. I now just go to have fun, ride what I want to ride, and just enjoy myself. I go to parks to ride roller coasters and have fun, not worry about how many coasters I've ridden or how many laps I've taken. I can't even tell you the last time I went out of my way to ride a kiddie coaster on my own. (unless we were doing filming because the world needs HD Wacky Worm footage! lol)

My suggestion would be if you really do feel the urge to count is find a milestone that you would be happy reaching, reach that milestone and then stop counting and just go and have FUN riding stuff. Otherwise you'll find yourself running out of "credits" to get and start doing international trips to ride kiddie coasters or Butterfly shuttles. And at that point, IMO, you've completely lost what being a theme park enthusiast is all about, and you're just obsessive to the point of being ridiculous. When you find yourself riding powered coasters in Bahrain, that's when you know you've gone WAAAAAY too far! :P
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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby Ayy lmao » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:58 pm

robbalvey wrote:On another note - I have personally stopped counting coasters entirely. A lot of people ask why, and while at one point I was more obsessive about it, I've come to realize that it simply just doesn't matter. Nobody will get any additional blowjobs for the amount of coasters you've ridden, there is no award to win, no metal to wear, no fruit basket to collect, and other than some sort of bragging rights on the internet or posting a picture of yourself on your Facebook page holding a number sign (that most of your friends are probably laughing at), nobody really cares. I now just go to have fun, ride what I want to ride, and just enjoy myself. I go to parks to ride roller coasters and have fun, not worry about how many coasters I've ridden or how many laps I've taken. I can't even tell you the last time I went out of my way to ride a kiddie coaster on my own. (unless we were doing filming because the world needs HD Wacky Worm footage! lol)

My suggestion would be if you really do feel the urge to count is find a milestone that you would be happy reaching, reach that milestone and then stop counting and just go and have FUN riding stuff. Otherwise you'll find yourself running out of "credits" to get and start doing international trips to ride kiddie coasters or Butterfly shuttles. And at that point, IMO, you've completely lost what being a theme park enthusiast is all about, and you're just obsessive to the point of being ridiculous. When you find yourself riding powered coasters in Bahrain, that's when you know you've gone WAAAAAY too far! :P

I'm just gonna guess you coaster credit is at least 1700.

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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby thewesker » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:07 pm

I enter my ridden coasters into the Coaster Count site because I like knowing which ones I have and haven't ridden, not for the count.

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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby KBrylczyk » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:45 pm

I don't know much, but I know Transdemonium at Parc Asterix is most definitely a credit. Isn't that right, Robb? ;)

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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby robbalvey » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:58 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:I don't know much, but I know Transdemonium at Parc Asterix is most definitely a credit. Isn't that right, Robb? ;)

I honestly don't care.

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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby DILinator » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:09 pm

robbalvey wrote:Nobody will get any additional blowjobs for the amount of coasters you've ridden


And a crying shame that is, too! :lmao:

Personally, I have definitive opinions about what constitutes a coaster or not, and also less particular ways I assign single or dual credits to rides. I also do keep track of my count multiple places. But I think what Robb said is really true as well... If people are getting so obsessed about counts, and credits, and what is and isn't a coaster, they're missing the point of what riding these lovely creations is really all about. And that's to have fun! I don't really worry too much about milestone coasters either, personally, because there were so many random coasters I rode when I was a kid, that I don't even recall or remember, that whatever my count is, is probably inaccurate really anyway. And at the end of the day, nobody really cares but me! :lol:

I will say that non-enthusiasts are always impressed when I say how many parks I've been to, and how many coasters I've ridden, and my count is significantly less than many of you! (It's in the 220's) They also come to me for any coaster or park related information, and I developed a reputation among my social circle of being the "Cedar Point Guy" that was cool to go do the park with since I knew it backwards and forwards. So people don't always think us enthusiasts are "dumb". However, there is a limit, and I always tried not to be too enthusiast-y around them, because there's a fine line between being informative, and annoying! ;)

To directly answer the OP's question, personally, I wouldn't dream of counting those fair rides SF put in a coaster, nor do I count rides like Pipe Scream. I also consider racing coasters to be one coaster, even though there are two sides. And while a relocated coaster like Dominator or Thunderhawk is NOT a new credit, a ride with a completely new ride experience like Rougarou IS! But those are just personal opinions. Arguments can be made to the contrary for all of them, some more effectively than others.
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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby LuminousAphid » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:30 am

robbalvey wrote:powered coasters in Bahrain

Wow man, you really must have hit rock bottom there for a while. It's good you decided to get your act together and quit that stuff (the counting) :lmao:

As far as I see it, you can count whatever you want as a credit- I see people's signature things with how many they've ridden and maybe think "Wow I hope someday I can go to all those cool places" but like Robb mentioned, it's not going to help you win friends and influence people. I can see how counting credits might help you feel a sense of accomplishment, strive toward a goal, or you just like it, so don't worry about it and count whatever you feel should be a credit. No one will point and yell, "bailybrucem's cheating!" if you count "wrong"

I would definitely not count a Superloop as a coaster, I will say that much :p

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Re: Coaster Credit

Postby RCT3Bross » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:42 am

Like the people before me said the number only has meaning to yourself.

I still count my credits but I still use modesty in choosing my rides. I'm an organised guy so a few years back I made (and I know some might find this going too far but it helps me not to go too far myself) an Excel file with parks I like to visit. On this file I keep track to what parks I visit and want to visit one one page, how many rides I ridden on the next (I just want it one day to reach a number higher then 200. It's for myself, because that number screams more Coaster enthusiast then 60) on the next page. And then I have a page for each country, there stand the name of the park and underneath that each coaster marked in color so I can see which I did and wich I need to do. Too keep a little modesty in this all I make it difficult for a park to enter that list (some parks have to rely on other parks nearby to reach it) so I won't see myself riding a power coaster in Bahrain like Robb said. Oh and I avoid kiddie coaster cause they're for kiddies not for grown ups.
As to what I count as credits? I look at RCDB for that, I know they're not the once to decide what's a coaster and what not, but it helps me get enough rides out of the way that come extremely close but just aren't coasters.
But there is one thing I always make sure that having fun is more important then the number of credits so far.
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