Wow I found a topic I disagree with Fuzzy on
I think it shouldn't apply only to platinum though, but to all trophies. Either I am under the impression that it's a reward I earn for collecting/growing stuff [vs owning them] or not and the argument holds equally for all trophy levels.
Neither way is more arbitrary than the other and I really don't see how it's MORE fair if I can collect 8 eggs now vs after a scroll clean-up. From the beginner's perspective I can take double the number they can and I highly doubt any feeling of unfairness would go away or grow stronger whether I purged my scroll or not.
It WOULD require a slight rewrite of the trophy table to match the changed rules but that's not really a problem.
Any such rule would lead to questions from time to time but you can't really avoid that - that's what TLQ and mentors are for. If we wanted to avoid questions from newbies, there are a LOT of things that we would need to kick that ARE in place right now
To me it's neither here nor there, I won't purge like 90% of my scroll for sure but I remember being mightily confused when I released two messies RIGHT after making it to gold and losing that again (only lasted a day or so). Because the word TROHPHY was far more prevalent in my mind than requirement. I used to read it as a "requirement to first GET/earn a trophy" not as "requirement to HAVE that trophy". Maybe it's because I'm not a native speaker but so are A LOT of people around here.
Part of me thinks this suggestion would be a nice change (if applied to all) but my feelings about this aren't all that strong (despite what this wall of text might imply).