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Comfort Zones

AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,512
Sometimes, I just want relax with a game I know like the back of hand.

I see lots of posts here demanding "innovation" or "something new/different" and I agree. But sometimes, Freecell or Iron Dragon hits the spot. I've heard WoW is "the comfort zone" for many MMO players and why it has such a large core base of players.

Do you have "comfort games" that you go to just whenever? If so, what are some of them?

For me, games that are comfortable are:
Freecell and Iron Dragon (as mentioned previously)
Master of Magic
Skyrim
Fallout 3 and New Vegas
XCom 2
Doom and Quake

- Al

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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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 5,921
    Ultima Online for 20+ years now ... its home
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  • thunderCthunderC Member EpicPosts: 1,948
    Bethesda games are super comfy to play especially when you come back to them after a long break

    Hearthstone
    WarThunder
    XCOM2
    Fishing Planet
    American Truck simulator
    Tropico 
    Age of Wonders 3

    VestigeGamerAlBQuirky
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    ― George Orwell, 1984


  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 19,162
    edited September 12
    To me - gaming is a comfort zone.

    So I guess whatever I happen to play at the time.

    And the number of games I have in my steam library that I am yet to touch is absurd.


    Post edited by DMKano on
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  • LithuanianLithuanian Member UncommonPosts: 367
    Master of Orion 2. Just a safe corner. Enough planets to breed my Sakras. Build up fleets and bring the joy on the bayonets to remaining Galaxy.

    Lord of the rings online, at least LP grind.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 4,557
    I don't have specific games I go to as a comfort game. I've been playing L2 and WoW for 12+ years each, and I guess I'll go back to those every once in a while.

    I have so many games that I wouldn't go back to the same one after beating it unless I really really enjoyed it.
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,153
    DMKano said:
    To me - gaming is a comfort zone.

    So I guess whatever I happen to play at the time.

    And the number of games I have in my steam library that I am yet to touch is absurd.


    I see my current library as a great almost eternal comforting cruise trip. 
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  • AsheramAsheram Member RarePosts: 3,220
    Mount & Blade Warband multiplayer
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 5,921
    DMKano said:
    To me - gaming is a comfort zone.

    So I guess whatever I happen to play at the time.

    And the number of games I have in my steam library that I am yet to touch is absurd.


    I see my current library as a great almost eternal comforting cruise trip. 
    Nice way of putting it , i think my great grandkids may have to finish my games backlog tho as between all digital distribution i have near 3000 games now ... hah probably 2k ive never touched , and i see at least 6 games that will be added in sept alone ...
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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 1,782
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 25,193
    Morrowind
    Skyrim
    Lord of the Rings Online

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  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 5,254
    Scorchien said:
    DMKano said:
    To me - gaming is a comfort zone.

    So I guess whatever I happen to play at the time.

    And the number of games I have in my steam library that I am yet to touch is absurd.


    I see my current library as a great almost eternal comforting cruise trip. 
    Nice way of putting it , i think my great grandkids may have to finish my games backlog tho as between all digital distribution i have near 3000 games now ... hah probably 2k ive never touched , and i see at least 6 games that will be added in sept alone ...
    Might I ask WHY you purchase the games that you may or may not play? Never understood this.
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 5,921
    edited September 13
    Well when there on sale i just grab them up ... My 7 year old looks at my game library and i tell him .."It will be his one day "  .Its funny the look on his face ..

      I give alot away also friends family  , have given dozens away here over the years , will be doing that near the holidays
    Post edited by Scorchien on
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,512
    Some great games listed here! Some surprises and interesting titles.
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
    I know a few players like this. That's cool, too. Maybe I'm too old and "set in my ways" to fully embrace this attitude ;)

    @Sovrath, TES and Fallout 3 & NV are comfort games for me, too. I've had some troubles with the TES series and also the Fallout 3 and NV games. I had to remap Morrowind's keys so that [space bar] jumps and [e] activates for both games now. I tried playing Fallout 3 and Skyrim in the same time period (not at the same time, mind you) and their keymap differences were tricky, too ;)

    Like some others, I have a huge library of games that I have not even seen the title screen to. I'll poke around my games list and see these untried games and sometimes I'll pick one, other times I find myself clicking that old "tried and true" game :)
    VestigeGamerScorchien

    - Al

    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

  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 1,782
    AlBQuirky said:
    Some great games listed here! Some surprises and interesting titles.
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
    I know a few players like this. That's cool, too. Maybe I'm too old and "set in my ways" to fully embrace this attitude ;)

    @Sovrath, TES and Fallout 3 & NV are comfort games for me, too. I've had some troubles with the TES series and also the Fallout 3 and NV games. I had to remap Morrowind's keys so that [space bar] jumps and [e] activates for both games now. I tried playing Fallout 3 and Skyrim in the same time period (not at the same time, mind you) and their keymap differences were tricky, too ;)

    Like some others, I have a huge library of games that I have not even seen the title screen to. I'll poke around my games list and see these untried games and sometimes I'll pick one, other times I find myself clicking that old "tried and true" game :)
    that is the funny thing, when I was younger I could replay the same game over and over, finish secret of mana and chrono trigger like over 10 times each, but now, after I finish it once i'm done, if the game is really good maybe a second, but mostly I just do it once and if the game is good I get all possible things in one run
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,512
    AlBQuirky said:
    Some great games listed here! Some surprises and interesting titles.
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
    I know a few players like this. That's cool, too. Maybe I'm too old and "set in my ways" to fully embrace this attitude ;)

    @Sovrath, TES and Fallout 3 & NV are comfort games for me, too. I've had some troubles with the TES series and also the Fallout 3 and NV games. I had to remap Morrowind's keys so that [space bar] jumps and [e] activates for both games now. I tried playing Fallout 3 and Skyrim in the same time period (not at the same time, mind you) and their keymap differences were tricky, too ;)

    Like some others, I have a huge library of games that I have not even seen the title screen to. I'll poke around my games list and see these untried games and sometimes I'll pick one, other times I find myself clicking that old "tried and true" game :)
    that is the funny thing, when I was younger I could replay the same game over and over, finish secret of mana and chrono trigger like over 10 times each, but now, after I finish it once i'm done, if the game is really good maybe a second, but mostly I just do it once and if the game is good I get all possible things in one run
    It may be my loss of memory that helps facilitate my replaying of games. If I wait a month or so, playing games in between, I can boot it up and it's like a new game again! ;)
    VestigeGamer

    - Al

    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

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member EpicPosts: 7,733
    GW2
    Watch Dogs
    Homefront Revolution
    Torchlight 2
    Dark


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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member EpicPosts: 7,733
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
    I like the new ones also but I also like to go over titles and play some of the old ones from time to time and also install and play some I purchased and never got a chance to play. 
    AlBQuirkyVestigeGamer

    "We all do the best we can based on life experience, point of view, and our ability to believe in ourselves." - Naropa      "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."  SR Covey

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 30,796
    DMKano said:
    To me - gaming is a comfort zone.

    So I guess whatever I happen to play at the time.

    And the number of games I have in my steam library that I am yet to touch is absurd.


    My guess the number of games you've actually played goes way beyond absurd, ludicrous perhaps?
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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 1,782
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
    I like the new ones also but I also like to go over titles and play some of the old ones from time to time and also install and play some I purchased and never got a chance to play. 
    pretty much when I say new is not really like new, i can be a couple of year old, the new to me is I never played, example I finished playing 2 months ago star ocean last hope,

    with my memory I guess i'm fucked then lol, I remember the whole damn thing I can kinda forget a story part here and there, but I remember the whole mechanic, and my muscle memory take like a couple seconds to work like I never stoped playing
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  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 5,254
    feh I don't feel like playing old games, i'm always after the next new shiny, on hard+ difficult if possible
    I like the new ones also but I also like to go over titles and play some of the old ones from time to time and also install and play some I purchased and never got a chance to play. 
    pretty much when I say new is not really like new, i can be a couple of year old, the new to me is I never played, example I finished playing 2 months ago star ocean last hope,

    with my memory I guess i'm fucked then lol, I remember the whole damn thing I can kinda forget a story part here and there, but I remember the whole mechanic, and my muscle memory take like a couple seconds to work like I never stoped playing
    People don't believe me when I say that good memory and, potentially, above average IQ aren't actually god's gifts. They can be helluva curse too.
    AlBQuirky
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