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3 years 1 day ago #2912 by kalnaren
kalnaren replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Don't get me wrong, generally I prefer the social of gaming with other people as well, but some of us simply don't have that luxury a lot of the time. So you learn to adapt, or you don't play games. That simple.

And I assure you, having done both extensively, playing an RPG solo using GME and writing a story are not the same :)

I don't agree with your assessment of computer games though. Modding tools are a wonderful thing.

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3 years 1 day ago #2913 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters

Kelemelan wrote: Yeah, sorry, maybe that one came out wrong. I apologise :(

I meant that, to me, gaming as in gamings pnp rpgs, is a social experience, not really gaming in general. My bad. :unsure:

Sadly, my experience with computer gaming tends to support the general perspective but I really didn't want to be obnoxious, sorry. :(

Now to me the trouble with computer games is really that they stop working (one way or another), that they stop evolving, and that you have no control over them. ie: you have no "what if" ability. :P you can't rewrite the end and do something else entirely. You are entirely dependent on the publisher (let's say that most of us are at least ;) ), while it's pretty easy to play that game of "what if" with pnp rpgs or even with a novel if you will. And imagination is such a marvellous tool... ;)


:D You're fine. No worries.

My experience with computer games only goes back to 1993 with the Myst series. Before that I played my last console, Super Nintendo with my kids. :D So for me, all my games still work.

As for not evolving, well Bethesda's support of modding changes all that. You can play Skyrim and never play any of the questline. Play it completely your own way, in that universe. In fact, I would say modding changed the way I play games. Now I find it difficult to enjoy a rigid storyline... For instance, for Mother's Day I got Dragon Age: Inquisition and honestly I haven't really gotten into playing it yet, it's all so narrow. I ended up heading back into Skyrim with a rash of new mods. :P

Also, I'm never in a big rush to get to the 'end'. I like the journey. Even in online games, I take the wrong path, run right into danger, wander, explore, get lost and find things others just zip by. I try to experience everything. :)

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3 years 1 day ago #2914 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Kalnaren, all I'm saying is that to me what you're doing may be fun but it's not RPGing. Therefore, enjoy yourself, that's fine with me. I'm just saying it's not my thing. :)

Caenis, my guess is that's because you've been using console games. Since I'm a PC user, it's somewhat more delicate. :)

Plus you're not taking the wrong way as I mean it. I'm really looking for games who are not about hack and slash. Say Skyrim where you can become the most important peasant or the realm, or Skyrim where you can seduce your way to power, etc... :) I've spent decades playing character who fights. I'm really looking for something else. In the same settings, okay sure, I like the ambiance, but for other way out of the same problems. That challenge itself is fun. ^_^

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3 years 1 day ago #2915 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters

Kelemelan wrote: Kalnaren, all I'm saying is that to me what you're doing may be fun but it's not RPGing. Therefore, enjoy yourself, that's fine with me. I'm just saying it's not my thing. :)

Caenis, my guess is that's because you've been using console games. Since I'm a PC user, it's somewhat more delicate. :)

Plus you're not taking the wrong way as I mean it. I'm really looking for games who are not about hack and slash. Say Skyrim where you can become the most important peasant or the realm, or Skyrim where you can seduce your way to power, etc... :) I've spent decades playing character who fights. I'm really looking for something else. In the same settings, okay sure, I like the ambiance, but for other way out of the same problems. That challenge itself is fun. ^_^



Actually I said I play strictly PC games... my last console was a Super Nintendo in the early 90's. My first PC game was Myst in 1993 and I've played nothing but PC games since then. I do upgrade to a new PC every 5 years or so.

And again.... If you mod the game, Skyrim can be ANYTHING you want it to be within that universe. I can't really discuss how I've played it here. It's more... 'mature' in nature and I really don't think it's appropriate to talk about here. Let's just say, fighting had nothing to do with it. There are many ways to play the game depending on the mods.
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3 years 1 day ago #2916 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
:lol: :P lol okay, that was fun ^^

But I'm not talking about stuff requiring specific mods. Just a simple text mode interface works okay (basically that's what you're doing when you write your stories, aren't you ? :) ). I'm talking about the ability of the whole game to change (or even to adapt the storyline because it would just be more fun :) ) depending on what you're doing...

For instance, is it possible in a Middle Earth game to destroy the One Ring before TA 3019 ?... And what's happening then ?... Well, if the answer is no, I'm not going to like that very much. That's the basic idea. Note that if that game is a PnP RPG, I'll react the same way. :)

Now, if by "ANYTHING" you actually mean "ANYTHING", okay, then, we agree. :)

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3 years 1 day ago #2917 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Just as an example:

www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/77868/ ?

And a list:

www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/26845/ ?

Of course, the way I play is a lot darker but yeah... that's just a few.

My game has a lot of mature stuff and is a blend of Skyrim and the Witcher games. Things are very deadly and there is an enormous amount of risk, not only of an adult nature but also of starving to death, freezing to death, etc. So when i decide to play a passive character I am throwing her in a soup of danger. It's fun. :)

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