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Would you play an MMO that made you exceed average results on an IQ test to participate?

greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

It made me giggle a little to ponder. The question comes from a documentary I saw a few years ago that was based on storing the baby making fluid of men with higher IQs for women to choose from for conception purposes.

Going to make it simple. Just a poll so that comments can be at will to participate. It wouldn't mean that you are stupid if you vote no, at least I wouldn't think that of you. It could easily be changed to be - would you have to pass an MMO acronym test to enter but this version sounds more controversial and fun!

Disclaimer: I don't think IQ tests are indicative of all types of knowledge or guarantee a smarter person. A test I took once for IQ asked whose face was on a 50 cent piece. That is an age based bias for people that had that coin in regular circulation in their lifetime as an example (even though I knew the answer). Now to stop being serious, vote.

 

 

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    I would give it a shot.

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  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAPosts: 2,376Member Uncommon

    I wouldn't play a game that looked to activley exclude gamers regardless of my IQ.

     

     By the way ,the 50 cent piece is still in circulation, although it is being phased out, dang thing is just TOO BIG!

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  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYPosts: 346Member
    sure, as long as it's the real deal and not some fraud "thinking man's game" full of teenagers pretending to be 40 like TSW.
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Would the game be expected to require a certain level of intelligence to use the game mechanics, or would it just be a test to make sure everyone is at least a certain intelligence, regardless of the intelligence needed for the game's mechanics?

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  • meddyckmeddyck Athens, GAPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon
    Your typical MMO account creation process already takes too long. There's no chance I would bother taking an IQ test in order to setup an account too. Besides we need the dumbies in PvP for target practice.

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  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member

    Only if the Developers had to take a test about the history of MMORPGs, the different types of gameplay and what THEY think the value and importance of each is...and end it with what they think of Raph Koster and his ideas. Then show us the results.

    I will then base wanting to play such a thing on those results. Otherwise, no I would not waste my time taking a test to play what no doubt would be another bland boring MMORPG that is sorely lacking in many areas of gameplay.

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  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon
    I actualy like using my brain to solve things in mmorpg's, something that has been missing this past few years with exception to rift and tsw which i both enjoy.
  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,911Member Uncommon

    I could just see it.  MMMORPG.

     

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  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    Maybe they should make people take a personality test because many mmorpg players lack one. "I have a high IQ but i can't socialize with people" said the mmo gamer.
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Onomas
    I actualy like using my brain to solve things in mmorpg's, something that has been missing this past few years with exception to rift and tsw which i both enjoy.

    Yeah, but is the OP talking about an IQ test barrier to WoW, or TSW?

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  • NorseGodNorseGod Behind Enemy Lines, FLPosts: 856Member

    Are you talking about steep learning curves like with EVE and AO?

    The industry seems to be catering to the "everyone is a winner" generation. Which means dumbed-down.

    I think games with steep learning curves will still come out, but very few. Those companies generally like to be try something different and happy with a modest population. Let me expand on that. That they can stay in business with a modest population.

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  • SpiiderSpiider BinzPosts: 474Member Uncommon

    I see elitism is well and thriwing. And some people believe they are better than others and deserve more just by being "better".

    Damn, where did I see this already.... ah I remember, Nazi Germany said "Hi".

     

    Coun't me out. Elitists should drown in their egos.

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  • AvarixAvarix Chicago, ILPosts: 379Member Uncommon
    No. I would think it was trying too hard. The pretentious hipster of MMO games.
  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    I think they should make the test focus on chatting up a woman in a bar and see how well most of you do. There are different types of intelligence that an  IQ test does not cover. It's ironic that a so called intelligent person thinks IQ tests represents intelligence or a favourable personality, do you people go outside at all?
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Avarix
    No. I would think it was trying too hard. The pretentious hipster of MMO games.

    Same.

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  • NorseGodNorseGod Behind Enemy Lines, FLPosts: 856Member
    Originally posted by Spiider

    I see elitism is well and thriwing. And some people believe they are better than others and deserve more just by being "better".

    Damn, where did I see this already.... ah I remember, Nazi Germany said "Hi".

     

    Coun't me out. Elitists should drown in their egos.

    People that hold themselves to higher standards = Nazis?

     

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  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Spiider

    I see elitism is well and thriwing. And some people believe they are better than others and deserve more just by being "better".

    Damn, where did I see this already.... ah I remember, Nazi Germany said "Hi".

     

    Coun't me out. Elitists should drown in their egos.

    Well there is a difference between saying you are an elite and people that dont want to dumb things down and lower their standards.

    Doesnt make them elitists, just they get tired of the poor quality games where everything is handed to them, paths are told, story is given, and you are led around on a leash everytime you log in. Im no elitist, but im tired of the sub-par games being pumped out that requires no brain function whatsoever to beat.

    No one here can say the industry is doing great with these cookie cutter games. We have have had more games go f2p, shut down, companies sold/bankrupt, and even worse this past 2 years than the entire length of the mmorpg history. Just saying.

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member

    The question is kinda moot to those who wouldn't make the cut. Also I think it's obvious that whoever bothered taking, passing and exceeding the prerequisite IQ test is interested in playing the MMO, unless he simply wants to know his IQ.

    Of course all I said misses the point if the goal of this thread is to weed out those who think they have higher IQ than the mass MMO players.

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    I'd be game but under these conditions. 

     

    The publisher and development staff must take it prior to developing the game. I'd also require the publisher to take and pass a code of ethics exam. 

  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    To all those talking about separatism.

    Don't we already institute those things ourselves. With the friends we choose and the places we visit. We only have enough time in the day to consume a certain amount, don't we limit it to our interests and like minds? I wouldn't think it illogical to group people together that seem to have a curve in a certain direction. I think we already participate in separating ourselves from others all the time for reasons that don't have to be on paper.

    Elitism only works if you have someone to laugh at that is there to feed the bullying. If the person isn't included, how can they be part of the scheme. All of us that aren't in Mensa don't feel dejected because they continue to have meetings, do we?

     

     

  • Trueforral1Trueforral1 VPosts: 34Member Uncommon

    I would probably not play a game that forced an arbitrary IQ test on its players just to weed out the undesirables. Mainly because it further promotes the kind of elitist behaviour that has been plaguing online gaming for years. This would basically build a community of entitled twats, thinking they are above the rest of the mmo-world due to their incredible intelligence.

    In truth I'd would rather spend my time alongside a somewhat dull-witted person, I would practically need to take by hand and explain everything to, as long as he's humble and of cheerful personality, than spending my time along someone intelligent but socially inept, having to put up with the classic lectures on how to play the game, and being told you have to do things in a certain order for peak efficiency, have a certain build, and use a particular piece of equipment because otherwise I'd be inferior statistically, and gods forbid that!

    Low IQ most certainly isn't the problem in MMOs.

  • GishgeronGishgeron Princeton, KYPosts: 1,287Member

      I, for one, would not play such a game.  I spend most of my day having to solve a wide variety of problems, and already have to spend even more learning new things and moving forward to work my way up the financial ladder to improve the quality of life and opportunities for my family.  Gaming is a disconnect from that.  If I enjoyed taking tests that much I'd just take some college classes for fun.

      I will gladly play with all the dummies and bring myself "down to their level" in order to avoid that scenario.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by KhinRunite
     Also I think it's obvious that whoever bothered taking, passing and exceeding the prerequisite IQ test is interested in playing the MMO, unless he simply wants to know his IQ.

    Not necessarily. There are plenty who just want to be part of something exclusionary. Hell, look at the suggestions that regularly get put forth on these forums. Elitism isn't about what one likes but about excluding others from what they might like.

    Look at the poll - 68% said Yes. No information was given about the theme, genre, gameplay or features. Their answer is based on one sole piece of information - an IQ gate.

     

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • ElboneElbone Chambly, QCPosts: 60Member Uncommon
    And what would it achieve ultimately? There'd still be trolls, griefers, newbs, jerks, spammers and even bot after a while. I don't think it would screen even a noticeable portion of that community, because as frustrating as it sounds, the average troll is usually slightly above average IQ. (Source: Troll A documentary)
  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,911Member Uncommon

    Maybe this is an alternative idea:

     

    Why not make the game sufficiently intellectually challenging and immune to cheating so the content itself acts as a gene pool filter?

     


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