So collecting is a real thing in GW, theres an entire subsection dedicated to them on this very site, the beloved collections thread is huge, people endlessly discuss them and most threads on the buy section are related to collections. And when I look at peoples collections on here, first of all I can relate and very much appreciate a nice collection, and second I just know that a certain level of collecting ingame means people must be collectors irl too.
What do you collect outside of GW? (physical or in other videogames) and how and why?
When I was a kid I used to collect stickers, stones, stamps and coins. Nowadays it's (budget-) watches, i accumulated numerous flashlights that make up what could be considered a collection (I did not really intend to collect them, i just wanted to try different ones and kept them), I could see myself getting more into collecting physical media (games, dvds, cds), game consoles could be considered a small collection too. In GW2 (booooo) my main motivator that kept me playing for as long as I did was unlocking (collecting) as many different skins as possible.
It's not like I go in with the intention of creating a collection, it just happens automatically. And it doesn't always feel like the collection itself is the point, rather it is the process of collecting. Also there is definitely a hoarding tendency for me both ingame and irl.
Anyways, I'm curious about your (beloved) Collections.