This might seem like a silly question, but take the time to understand what I'm asking.
Most games have objectives and some sort of grind involved. Let's say the primary objectives of the game are to level up your character and then go fight other players in an arena. During the process of leveling up your character, you're probably going to have to kill at least 37,000,000 goblins... (why is it always goblins, anyway?) to make things less boring, the developers start keeping track of your goblin kills. Suddenly you're getting badges for "killed 20 goblins in under a minute" and "25,000,000 total goblins killed".
So in this sense, the little achievements are the gamification of the game itself. Would these sorts of questions be appropriate on the gamificaiton site? And is -this- question more appropriate for gamification meta?