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  AlBQuirky

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5/22/13 5:29:51 AM#101


Originally posted by Nadia
bringing it back to pen and paper RPGs

what was the most common  adventure module setting in the 1970s and 1980s? 

the dungeon crawl

slay foes - plunder their treasure

TSR modules like Ravenloft, Tomb of Horrors, The Vault of the Drow, Steading of the Hill Giant Chief, many others



This is true for me because combat literally took a long time for each individual fight. I'd say out of a 3 hour session, 2-2.5 hours were spent on combat, simply because it was so slow (and many, many misses were had).

In my group of tabletop RPG players, the character interactions were the focus. We spent a lot of time talking with NPCs and each other. I realize other players had vastly different experiences. We spent time mapping the dungeon, looking for traps and secret doors, getting great descriptions of the rooms and settings we encountered, and generally using our imaginations to picture what the gameworld was like. A lot of this is now done differently (more efficiently and visually) in computer RPGs.

All of those modules you listed had a reason for going into their depths besides monsters and treasures. They were not (usually) just plopped into a DM's world and the players "had at" them. For me, I find I need a reason to slaughter and kill besides just slaughtering and killing :)

That was a failing of EverQuest for me. Mob camping was not a fun activity in and of itself. The only goal of "Let's get XP and level up!" just does not do it for me. The group I was in could make all the difference for me between a fun camp and a boring camp experience. I know many players can do this, endlessly. I just am not one of them :)

Much of this is lost in the translation to computer games, but the spirit does not need to be sacrificed, in my opinion :)

- Al

Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
- FARGIN_WAR

  Biskop

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5/22/13 6:18:47 AM#102
Originally posted by faxnadu
 

yea yea and saying that today games focus too much on combat and need to offer more choises instead can be said quite shortly if thats the meaning behind it truly.

Oh, I'm sorry if my post was too lengthy for your limited attention span. I'd suggest twitter instead of forums if you can't stand more than two lines of text at any given time.

Now, did you have anything at all to add to the actual topic?

  thark

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5/22/13 6:48:14 AM#103

I understand and agree with you, but I also understand why it is like this..

It's because it's easier to develop and It keeps players on their toes much like games like Tetris , but there is a certain limit how long you will find a variation of Tetris good no matter how different colors the cubes come in . A war game can come with 1000 of themes and variations , the use of violence is in almost every game, yeah If I'm not mistaken Hello Kitty Online uses combat with monsters as well (colorful monsters) 

We strive for adrenalin and danger when we consume entertainment, we want to be the blazing heroes when we settle the dust from our work clothes..sometimes it's just a relief to bash a zombies skull in with a baseball bat, you are the survivor in a zombie apocalypse , these are themes that entertain people .

But of course there is a huge following for the sim games , farmville is a huge game, even thou I cant understand how anyone would want to play it, but obviously it's entertaining to some..

Sure , there is examples of non violent games, but you need to be some sort of super genius really to get it entertaining and fun, and If you manage to do that..I'm all for it..:) 

  Gorwe

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5/22/13 6:56:11 AM#104

It's easier to do as I said.

Now go and play some Warhammer(in whatever form) and do MASSACRE on EPIC scale! Bloody murder :)

Enjoy!

  User Deleted
5/22/13 6:59:42 AM#105
Originally posted by Gorwe

It's easier to do as I said.

Now go and play some Warhammer(in whatever form) and do MASSACRE on EPIC scale! Bloody murder :)

Enjoy!

Warhammer?.... vile heretic scum -ignites promethium flamer-

  Jemcrystal

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Let em put a slave ring thru u're nose u're prob not going to like where they're taking you. Think.

5/22/13 7:10:23 AM#106
Personally I don't like WAR.  Killing is fundamental part of human evolution (not monkey tadpole Neanderthal shit I don't follow Darwinism).  I need leather?  I kill a rabbit.  Life is good.  If someone made a game with leather rocks I would play.  I don't have to kill.  I spend most my time playing Sims 2 so I know for fact I will play for years with no killing  what so ever.  But it takes away some realism.  I don't eat rock cows and I would wilt if I tried to go vegan.  I got no problem with OP being tired of violence.  It is a crutch that devs rely on so they don't have to think outside the box.

Next time if they ask your name tell them "Your Overlord." There's nothing more satisfying than an Arby's employee repeatedly yelling over the munching masses, "Your Overlord's classic cheddar is up!!!"

  Icewhite

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5/22/13 7:10:55 AM#107

So I'm guess you don't wanna join when we play G.I. Joes or Cowboys and Injuns?

Fine, just go back to washing the chalkboard. We're going out to recess.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  Lithuanian

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5/22/13 7:12:35 AM#108

Of course, killing is the easiest way. Go to Golem of Death, kill him, loot Great Bag of Gold dust, exchange to 100 xp and sword...then repeat untill you kill 99 more Golems and get the title.

And people buy it, because everyone of us fought in Wolfenstein 3D or rode his carriots agains evil militia of enemy in Civilization or commanded rebel/imperial fleets in Star wars.

Yet there could be somebody who could out-smart what is today"

1. Thief-type MMORPG. A world of thieves, if you are noticed, you lose. Pickpocket evil guys, bring compromate to another. Using any weapon - failure, since you will be noticed and could not hide.

2. Spy game. You are a spy and your task is infiltrating Nazi Supertech division that is developing secret weapon. Enemy is on high alert, guards deployed everywhere and you have just one pistol with 8 bullets. Rest is up to you: knock down guard, take his uniform, bribe another guard, steal a car - just get to Supertech. Use your photocamera, send information to the Allies - and outsmart evil monsters.

3. Anti-spy game. You are an counter-intelligence officer in a country that is overrun by enemy spies. You can't kill them (killing civilians is prohibited), all you have to do is to watch, to make logical decisions and should you get enough of them - grats on victory, should you fail - you lose.

4. Rebuilding game. Your town/civilization is almost destroy due to The Cataclysm. Little of your folk remained and it is up to you to find materials for basic houses, construct tools and return your people to their previous glory.

http://www.mmoblogg.wordpress.com

  ironhelix

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5/22/13 7:19:17 AM#109
Play EVE and do whatever you like. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea (even I tire of it periodically), but you really CAN do anything you like in EVE. There are many facets of the game that are truly equal to the combat and conflict.
  sunshadow21

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5/22/13 8:10:58 AM#110

The problem I've seen is very similar to what many have posted. Killing and violence is not in and of itself a problem, but the lack of both legitimate reasons and reasonable alternatives is. Being sent out to kill 10 rabbits because your buddy needs their furs to make into gloves and boots that he can sell on the market is very different from being told by random NPC A to go kill 10 rabbits and I'll give you 10 gold. Both include killing, but the former leads to other things and the violence isn't the primary point. Even the early pen and paper dungeon crawls were usually about more than violence for the sake of violence; sure, the allure of creating random havoc was always there, but so were other challenges and personal goals as well that were equally important.

A lot of games today focus make the entire experience of the game revolve around combat, and they just aren't as good because that combat eventually ends up being a repetitive grind with nothing particularly as stake, and nothing to particularly gain from it. Those other alternate activities are what gives combat true meaning; combat in a vacuum gets dull after a while no matter how well presented it is.

  AeonZen

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5/22/13 8:12:46 AM#111

Shooter games are tied to the military industrial complex for starters, so there's an answer in there somewhere.  Repressed shadow aspects of consciousness could potentially be another reason. 

The main focus of playing games is "play".  Sometimes people get hurt playing, yet it's usually an accident, especially in the early days of playing.  "Play" is a natural activity that arises from early childhood.  Running around in nature playing some sort of game, immersed within a fantasy world simply using imagination. 

I can handle fantasy violence as it's usually kind of cartoon-y.  Actually right now I want to play Sim City 5, yet will have to wait a few months after relocating. 

Asking these kinds of questions is beneficial.   Some interesting reads in this thread.  Always fun to ask, wonder and philosophize.  I obviously don't know what wrong with humanity.  Teehee.

  Calerxes

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5/22/13 8:54:46 AM#112
Originally posted by Distopia
Why not go play the SIm's or something like that? There are plenty of non-combat oriented games out there, hell wanna be a farmer? Pick up a simulation based on it.

 

First game I ever played on a home computer, BBC Micro A in 1981, was a farming simulator... those were the days, proper games for proper gamers.. *sob*  Then an arcade opened up near our school and its was Defender, Pac-Man, Scramble, Space Invaders, Centipede and I've been a homicidal maniac ever since.

 

OH! look.. http://www.farming-simulator.com/

 

Elikal there are plenty on non fighting games out there and a few MMO ones you are just not looking hard enough, or is it that you want SWG back?

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  Slampig

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5/22/13 8:58:40 AM#113
What was the other 50% of players doing in Star Wars Galaxies while the rest were dancing and musicing and doctoring?

That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!

  Zorgo

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Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

5/22/13 9:00:07 AM#114
Originally posted by Calerxes
 

 

First game I ever played on a home computer, BBC Micro A in 1981, was a farming simulator... those were the days, proper games for proper gamers.. 

OH! look.. http://www.farming-simulator.com/

 

Wow those graphics look great for 1981 /wink.

  Vesavius

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5/22/13 9:01:41 AM#115
Originally posted by Sk1ppeR
Would you rather my little pony MMO? I know I wouldn't but I'm not a violent person, so yeah ... for people like you there is Hello Kitty Online. It's colorful enough :) 

 

Because, yeah, that's the real choice... Total war genocidal hyper violence, or My Little Pony or Hello Kitty. Nothing obviously exists in the middle.

Eli, I actually agree. It gets boring for me as well so I go out of my way to break it up.

  Zorgo

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Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

5/22/13 9:07:32 AM#116
Originally posted by Elikal

 

I mean WHAT THE FRACK IS WRONG WITH HUMANITY?

 

I place the blame on the overuse of made-up curse words from Battlestar Galactica. /wink

  Icewhite

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5/22/13 9:16:09 AM#117
Originally posted by Zorgo
Originally posted by Calerxes
 

 

First game I ever played on a home computer, BBC Micro A in 1981, was a farming simulator... those were the days, proper games for proper gamers.. 

OH! look.. http://www.farming-simulator.com/

 

Wow those graphics look great for 1981 /wink.

The second game was Star Trek, where you spent a great deal of time blowing up Klingons in a stunningly realistic text grid. Dates to the mid-70s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_%28text_game%29

On the CDC mainframe, we operated it at  a stunning 180 baud. The guy with the 300 baud in the comp sci office had a clear (and completely unfair) advantage, his text screen would get scolled much more quickly.

">You are dead. You are already dead."

Didn't Oregon Trail have occasional Injun attacks?

Advent had the groo that might eat you in the dark and thief throwing knives at you in the little maze of twisting passages that are all alike...or was the Groo from Zork?

By the time we got around to Arcades, the combating of alien invasions and suchlike were clearly earning more quarters than the pinball machines and foosball.

And indirectly, that's the answer to the op's question.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  Icewhite

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5/22/13 9:17:39 AM#118
Originally posted by Zorgo

I place the blame on the overuse of made-up curse words from Battlestar Galactica. /wink

Brace yourself; there may be a new round inbound from Defiance.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  immodium

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5/22/13 9:28:16 AM#119
Originally posted by SuperDonk

Another thing, this is the reason I still buy at least one single player game a month. When I was active in SWG, that was all I played. I could get my pvp and micro-management fixes in the same game.

 

Now I have to have an MMO or a FPS for PVP, then log out to Tropico or something similar for the management side of video games. It would be awesome if they managed to bring that all together in a persistent online world again.

Or an old Lucasarts adventure (Monkey Island, DOTT etc).

  Icewhite

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5/22/13 9:33:13 AM#120
Originally posted by ironhelix
but you really CAN do anything you like in EVE.

As long as "what you like" doesn't include leaving your little spaceship?

Just snarkin, never mind :P

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

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