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Author: Inktomi

Solo play vs. Group play - pros and cons.

Posted by Inktomi Wednesday November 14 2012 at 9:05PM
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I'm just going to leave this here.

 

Group play upsides:

  • Socializing
  • not feeling "alone" all the time
  • better rewards
  • more laughs
  • healers always get invites

Group play downsides

  • separate schedules
  • "c'mon man, one more run"
  • greedy gretchen loot-hoggery
  • superfast players and struggling to keep up
  • waiting for a healer/tank/dps (oh wait...I'm dps, lol!)

Solo play upsides

  • I can /log /afk /read /take a phone call /etc anytime
  • "No, I don't want to run that dungeon 80 time until your get your item and then its "gtg"
  • not feeling guilty when you "gtg"
  • "It's mine all mine!"
  • No begging for heals in public chat

Solo play downsides

  • boring
  • "I'm playing a social game...alone?"
  • I'mma solo this boss what me.....(x.x).....ok, Imma get him this time!
  • Your crafted loot is crap
  • You play a healer and getting pwned because your dps/tanking sucks

Pick your poison.