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  • Games, Adults, and Rules

    Horusra said:
    Problem is not with rule it is with consequences....which kids do not face these days.  As to games...by its nature games have to have rules or you do not have a game, you have chaos.  The problem is the consequences or lack there of in certain game types, PvP gank fest games.  People generally want some kind of order in their lives and in their entertainment.
    +1

     I believe the definition of 'game' includes the idea of a set of rules. So a "game" without rules isn't a game.
    ScotCazriel
  • CIG is working hard to implement VR

    Erillion said:
    So .. if you want to survive Armageddon ... playtest Star Citizen.  ;-)


    Have fun
    I have better things to do with my money than give it to a likely charlatan.

    When I see a finished, released game, I'll take an interest in it.
    Nevereverland
  • Games, Adults, and Rules

    Sovrath said:

    The issue is not having strict rules. the issue is how those rules are applied.
    Exactly.

    The reason we have rules (in all facets of life) is because of what happened before there were rules. Society created rules in order to preserve itself (strength in numbers). Games have rules to preserve the intended game experience for everyone playing.

    Nevertheless, in a society without rules restriction becomes a self-imposed limitation necessary in order to fully enjoy life. The only thing that would stop you from committing rape, murder, arson, assault, lies, etc. etc. is yourself. Consequently, the only thing keeping you from getting killed, raped, set on fire, assaulted, lied to, etc. etc. is the restraint that others would impose upon themselves. We all know how that would end. Badly.

    If you want to see the effect of the lack of restriction in online games, all you have to do is look no further than FFA PvP games. There's your answer.
    CazrielSovrath
  • 2018 Production Roadmap 3.1-3.4 (updated 17th February)

    Will believe it when I see it, CIG are great at giving it the gab, not so good at delivering though.
    +1
     
    I always wonder if Garriott taught Roberts how to get backers to pedal bullshit for the company or Roberts taught it to Garriott.

    Different companies, same brand of snake oil.
    LeFantomeKrematory
  • 4.2 Preview - PvP Updates, Glamour Changes & Beast Tribe Quests - Final Fantasy XIV Columns

    I didn't realize how many ex-LOTRO players are playing FFXIV.

    That explains why the community is so much better than most MMORPGs.
    pantaro