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Gamers Rant---Trigger Warning

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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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What the hell is it with me and games. I have this horrible habit of playing demos or playing free games also ones that have a trial. After it runs out I feel the need to buy the product only to never touch it again!!

Am I being programmed!?!?!?



Latest proof is Elder Scrolls Online. Now I've played since early beta on and off. I know it pretty well. After a hiatus I log in to play. Lasted about two weeks and decided to sub so I could see some of the other content....haven't touch it since.

Same with WoW, GW2, BDO and a handful of non online RPGS.

WTF!!!

Thanks for reading my snowlfake 1st world problems.




posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

You are the same kind of person who jumps in to a MOBA and spray in the comment section;" You sa Saaallttii, relx braaaaah "

Making the game a horrible experience for 40 minutes just so you could snowflake it?



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: tikbalang

Haha no! I've never played a MOBA but I have seen the type you are describing on Rust...another game I bought and stopped playing!

I actually strive for cooperation in MMO's, otherwise, why play them.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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Compulsion loop.


It was developed by slot machine programmers in Vegas.


The technology was lifted by Blizzard and used in World of Warcraft. Remember how big that was?



Now the thrill is gone, and all the real programers have already starved to death.






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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: mikegrouchy

I don't disagree at all and have seen the same mechanic used in...well almost every game. Personally I like the exploration of these virtual worlds. Doesn't mean I'm above the programming.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: mikegrouchy

I don't disagree at all and have seen the same mechanic used in...well almost every game. Personally I like the exploration of these virtual worlds. Doesn't mean I'm above the programming.


Exploration of virtual worlds has lost it's intrinsic replay value with the rise of mud-flation.




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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Hmmmm....if I had to guess I would say there is a pattern here: MMOs



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: mikegrouchy

Mud-flation? That's a new one to me.

As it relates to exploration, games like GW2, WoW and ESO got it right. You can start new characters in completely different parts of the world. Therefore giving it replay, albeit minimal, value.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

Same applies to The Witcher series, Fallout, Morrowind (having already played TES 4 and 50) and a handful of others in my steam and origin libraries.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: JinMI
Perfectly normal. Unable to make up mind which to play .
My problem as well. (well. I have over 400 games)



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: mikegrouchy

Mud-flation? That's a new one to me.

As it relates to exploration, games like GW2, WoW and ESO got it right. You can start new characters in completely different parts of the world. Therefore giving it replay, albeit minimal, value.





Mudflation
Mudflation, from MUD and inflation, is an economic issue that exists in massively multiplayer online games. Mudflation occurs when future additions to (or even just continued operation of) a game causes previously acquired resources to decline in value.

Mudflation - Wikipedia



People who used to love exploration; finding that secret spot, wall walking, being the only one to know about that super rare spawn, testing the corners... found it all irrelevant when the next expansion/patch/dlc devalued the resource. When the next update introduced flying. When the new crafting talent destroyed the existing Auction House economy. When wall-walking was considered a bug and coded out of the game. When kiting-monsters what "fixed" so it couldn't happen.
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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
I have this horrible habit of playing demos...


Got a trigger finger? LOL




posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

For me I make rounds.

Mostly I play the game through (single player games, I don't do MMOs anymore like I used to) to the end, and any DLCs with it, then have a new game I move to.
At some point down the road, I'll either have a craving to play one of my older games, or there is a new fan made mod for it I want to try out (Elder Scrolls and Fallout games are wonderful for this).

Sometime around then, a new game I want to play (and can afford to blow my money on) comes out and I go and play it.

Then jump back to some of the classics (Minecraft, Starbound, even some games from the 90s), then after that, I'll decide to do something else.

Some games keep me busy for quite a while because I want (and can) try new things. Kerbal Space Program is great for this (so many different kinds of rockets to try, so little time).

Then about then, Diablo 3 has a new season and I'm off to grind again. It's the only MMO I play now, but the only people I play with on it are my wife and youngest son.

Right now I'm mostly goofing off with Fallout 4, Dragons Age: Origins and Diablo 3 (season 9) waiting for Mass Effect: Andromeda to come out.

Once it does, I'll most likely disappear from being even on here for a while, hehehe.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: mikegrouchy


Ah, thank you for clarifying.

I didn't know that was a thing, but I knew about compulsion loop. Must be I still have some sheep in me.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful


As much as I like gaming, I always find time for ATS..even to complain about gaming!

7d2d new alpha should be out soon....with electricity!!! I do love every aspect of that game.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
After it runs out I feel the need to buy the product only to never touch it again!!

Am I being programmed!?!?!?


It is better to not buy after you try. If you buy it once you will play for a couple months afterwards until you get bored and then move onto another free demo. Find a friend that you can license transfer with and split the cost of the game...but pay for the add-ons yourself


That way you won't get salty if you have wasted your money.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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I been hooked on FFXIV and I still play the crap out of Stellaris.

Keep thinking about getting Rimworld, not sure I got time, cause it looks like a game I'd loose sleep over.

I love sleep.

ps: These guys are still douches.


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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

More of a sword and board kind of guy!



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

A gamer that loves sleep? How do you live with yourself!?




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