originally posted by: eriktheawful
Now there's a Multiplayer game where "Trolling" is the standard, hehehehe.
I've never played EVE since the description alone sounds too archaic/nerdy to me, this is why I am having so high hopes for Elite Dangerous and
(possibly) Star Citizen, although the latter will probably only become a GIANT money grab fest.
Point is, the often heard comments that trolling etc. is actually "encouraged" in EVE, believe it or not, has a certain appeal to me. I would prefer a
virtual world with trolls and gankers over playing alone any time. At least it means SOMETHING IS HAPPENING...and to be honest, trolling, ganking,
exploiting whatever....can be fun : )
(In the same way as it was fun, eg. in WoW to go into enemy territory and troll/gank/kill others...or get killed for that matter. Point being..it's a
living world where you can interact with others in infinite ways
the crux of it for me is: I play a computer game for entertainment, enjoyment, and to escape the real world for a while.
If I want to socialize, I have a lot of friends that I can go see in person, hang out with and do real things in the real world with.
I can't understand those arguments. Because playing in a virtual world where there also others for me extremely increases entertainment, enjoyment and
actually the impression to spend time in another "real" world.
As for "negative" things in "social" games, say, the eternal guild drama or trolls in chat etc....there is always ways to ignore them...and (now
talking about WoW)..this world is so large that you can well choose to spend the next week(s) alone doing your thing without "having to" do anything
(Of course, for me, doing quests or events together with mates IMHO was always way more interesting and more fun).
I also don't understand your argument that "if you want to socialize you can do it in the real world". This is of course correct, but why not also in
a game world?
Many people (actually the majority!) we "know" are people from all over the globe, starting with former friends from back in the states...or people in
Norway, Sweden and wherever...and while you play a MMO extensively...you form relationships with those people. Say if they are members in your guild
For me, the social aspect of those games (that is, the positive AND negative!) actually *makes* the game, without them it would be dull.
That being said, there are (some) games I also enjoy SP...for example the last Tomb Raider etc...and Far Cry 3....but those games worth playing get
increasingly more rare.
edit on 10/20/2014 by NoRulesAllowed because: (no reason given)