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Originally posted by ego13 Both....
What game are you playing right now?
I would have liked to have voted: "Extinct" but settled for "Entertainment"
Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.- FARGIN_WAR
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Originally posted by Distopia Not to nitpick but, wouldn't almost anyone who goes as far as creating profiles on sites like this be considered a gaming hobbyist?
This site has nothing to do with why I enjoy mmos. I can't stand pvp when I'm playing games
Originally posted by DamonVile Originally posted by Distopia Not to nitpick but, wouldn't almost anyone who goes as far as creating profiles on sites like this be considered a gaming hobbyist?
Originally posted by NorseGod Originally posted by ego13 Both....
Warframe, FFXIV, BFIV, Forza V, Age of Wushu, Ghost Recon Online, and some others very casually.
Where are the options for escape/immersion and relaxation?
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Originally posted by Barrikor Where are the options for escape/immersion and relaxation?
Really that still all falls under Hobby...
Hobbys generally are synonymous with relaxation, stress relief, enjoyment., escape/immersion (although this one is rather sad).
I like the subtle difference between the two options. I can imagine the difference of each vote would have strong correlations between those who want more of a virtual world; and those who want a focus more around the game aspect.
I voted hobby.
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Who and where do you think you are? MMOs are games....that's all.
A hobby. In my normal day/week of traveling for work, shift work, and the business of life I like being able to plug into a game for one of my odd hour days off and be able to have some fun, build some things, run a few dungeons and all that sort of thing. I like being able to see other people around and doing things, and even when I'm not around the game world is still moving along and happening. A virtual world.
Lately, it just feels irritating. Like you haven't had a chance to mentally recharge after a busy stretch of hard work and someone is just pushing you to do more and more work without a chance at 'fun time' for yourself. Having and not having a mmo somewhere in the background definitely either makes my day, or bums me out.
Originally posted by STYNKFYST lol..."straight up". Who and where do you think you are? MMOs are games....that's all.
Clearly NOT for some here, since they rather spend time hating on something they don't like(hating on games oh well...), because it may "soil" the holy name of mmos, than playing on somehting they like.
Seems they are trying to fill their emptiness with games
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Originally posted by Kenaoshi Originally posted by STYNKFYST lol..."straight up". Who and where do you think you are? MMOs are games....that's all.
What's wrong with complaining about stuff that irritates you? Cycling is one of my favorite hobbies but I hate the average American driver because they apparently own the road and I should be on the shoulder which is covered with garbage and poorly paved. Well, the shoulder isn't a bike lane. I bitch about it constantly. I still love cycling, but sometimes you just need to release some hate to vent. All posts like yours accomplish is pissing people off even more.
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
Originally posted by simsalabim77 Originally posted by Kenaoshi Originally posted by STYNKFYST lol..."straight up". Who and where do you think you are? MMOs are games....that's all.
The problem is that venting is one thing, but I see a lot of nonsense on this site. Here, I see people making threads (as in many) about how "This game's forum is facism personified", or "worst customer service ever", or "how terrible this game is despite my best intentions to stop the devs from completely screwing over themselves and every gamer in the world (as only I can)" over and over.
To vent is to say "This annoys me, and I'm mad", (and here's the key) then to call it good and leave it as is. You've vented your frustration, and there's no need to continuously state it. That said, people here need to understand that some folks like different things than you (I like some games on this site that others vehemently don't and vice versa). I'm not in those games forums trying to start nonsense (actually, I tend to lurk). I play the games I like and leave it be. Making numerous nostalgic circle-jerk threads, demonizing a game/site/company over a forum ban (upon which certain details or often omitted), or what seems to be every waking moment of your life trying to loudly proclaim "This game sucks, and here's why (note, the second part tends to be optional)!"
Thing is, we all have decided complaining means being as loud and obnoxious as we can hoping everyone notices. I mean, it all worked when we were children, right? Throwing a fit in the middle of a store as our parents said we couldn't get a certain toy? No. Look up the Pachter video on whining and complaining, then take a run through the most recent posts.
I understand it's hard to not have "the one game" for whatever reason, but does that mean it permits you to make others miserable because of that?
Whatever though, I'm one of those "easy mode, casual gamer scum" that has drunk the Kool-Aid and become a (insert game company) fanboy.
MMOs are a game, like fighters, like shooters, like RTS. Nothing more. We will always fall for the new and shiny, we will always grouse about it, and we will always fall for the next new and shiny. Can't wait for EQN and the cycle to repeat!
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But you still cycle, right? That's the main difference between what you do and what the majority of this site does.
I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil
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