Icon is your 1000th credit 'cos you haven't got the 'nash cred until you have ridden both sides.
Grand National may well have been the 1000th coaster you had ridden though.
I thought my earlier explanation was clear?
My answer: What do you want your 1,000th to be?
According to some strings of Subjectivity Theory, the underlying driver to that question will infer not only which coaster you choose to qualify as 1,000 - it would actually have a likelihood to inspire and shape your entire day's agenda. As social beings, humans love stability and predictability, but are too often warped/influenced by primitive desire, which can cause the explosion of hypotheticals with weird, in-between areas. To pull from some meta themes of Rhetorical Theory, the desire for stability and predictability can actually inspire a want for control, which to some extent could be why folks feel so bold as to create their rules for coaster count rather than accept the group norm, wanting to exert more control on their perceived reality.
... hey look! I got to use my philosophy degree today!
And let's be honest, respect the classics - Grand National as #1,000 all the way.
in my opinion, your 1,000 would be Icon this consists of two reasons one being that it is the first of the two rides you completed the track of there for new credit and the second, let's say you are about to ride a ride and you for some reason or another have to get evacuated off the ride would you count that as a new creditHere's a question for those who take pride in the sequencing of their cred counts.
Say you're on 999 creds and you're visiting Blackpool for the first time ever.
Your first ride is on one half of Grand National.
Then you go on a bad cred, like Icon.
You then ride the second half of Grand National.
Which coaster is your big 1000?
Steeple chase isn't even 3 identical tracks either... They're more 'individual' than say 2 clones in different parks, as the turns on each track all have different radiuses etc, so each track rides differently through each turn... No way are they one cred! (I still need one of them too! I think)I think 'completing' the track for Grand National by riding twice is not a good metric because there are coasters where the load and unload are separate, like RNRC, which you don't call 0.9 of a cred.
I'm happy to count something like Steeplechase as three because they've gone to the effort of building 3 tracks.
On Grand National ive done two rides and I havent traversed any track twice, so in my personal count its 2
And this is why my coaster count is so low, and I no longer need to ride Wacky Worms or SLCs.THIS!!!
If you can't count two tracks next to each other as 2 creds, then you can't count 97 identical wacky worms in different parks as 97 creds...
I personally disagree with you're opinion because when it comes to a cloned coaster you are still riding a new coaster that you have not ridden before, this new ride is a new segment of track which to me makes it a new credit. (this is just my opinion of course) also as for your opinion on a different experience on a ride would you count Great nor'eastern at Morey's pier as it has different trains hence a different experienceAnd this is why my coaster count is so low, and I no longer need to ride Wacky Worms or SLCs.
Come to the bright side, stop counting clones...
If there is significant difference to the tracks, then it's two. Stampeda is two credits because each side gives a very different ride.
Though, still count it as one, due to my "if there's an argument, funny count it and take the high ground"
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It's okay, everyone disagrees with my opinionI personally disagree with you're opinion because when it comes to a cloned coaster you are still riding a new coaster that you have not ridden before, this new ride is a new segment of track which to me makes it a new credit. (this is just my opinion of course) also as for your opinion on a different experience on a ride would you count Great nor'eastern at Morey's pier as it has different trains hence a different experience
Riding worms and apples is rather sad for grown adults in my mind, but each to their own with their own version of "the" hobby.
The carbon footprint issue for hunting them down is a separate issue.
If you don't count creds, and just ride coasters for fun, it makes the hobby much less complicated, and in my mind, more fun.
Fifty years of playing out on the coasters, never felt a single stroke of cred anxiety in my life.
I'm working on writing a current Access program that would allow me to ingest new coaster data and add it into my Google Sheets, essentially transcoding from an Access output to Excel to Google Sheets. And the best part? I am trying to code this so my internet router provides the compute power to do it (yay Synology routers!)What the **** do you lot do during the off season if you don't have a spreadsheet to reformat?
Must be so boring...