Too true. I think it would be fun though. I mean, I don’t really think this is the type of game where you should only focus on achievements because there are so many different experiences throughout the game but the strategy/simulation can add some light hearted competition to an online scoreboard of sorts in one form or another. After all, this game doesn’t require twitch reflexes or pattern memorization so achieving certain criteria shouldn’t be as competative or taken as seriously as a schmup or action game. Although some people might still take it very seriously… Maybe just a bare-bones simple score board would do the trick… something that might not be so tempting for people to hack, while still being fun for everyone playing. Perhaps you could just have boards with things such as “most bar brawls” - which would contain a list of the top 10 - 50 people that have participated in the highest amount of bar brawls… or perhaps a top 50 list of most mugged players… etc. etc. Because of the type of game that Kudos is I think there are a ton of different “leaderboards” that could be made up without making them too serious so that people feel the need to hack (which is an unfortunate scenario no matter what the game is). And because of the different ways that people choose to play, chances are a great deal of people will have an opportunity to have there username or nickname up in the spotlight, either for a laugh or light hearted “bragging” rights. Having your stats posted could also just be optional (like being able to download the extra content including avatars, jobs, and backgrounds) and not really necessary to play and enjoy the game, just a nice enhancement where the Kudos community can participate and compare with one another.
These are just ideas though, I know this could take quite a bit of work to code in an extra feature like this so it’s basically just my two cents worth and obviously an outside idea like this should only be taken into consideration when a fair amount of the community wants the same thing because then at least it makes the work worth the effort. I know you have enough on your plate. If enough people like the idea though, perhaps this could be an addon in the future.