[project1dev] Re: neat document on player interaction

  • From: eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:35:27 -0500

although now that i've finished reading the entire article, i am less sure.
 i don't really socialize for the sake of it, im not really big for small
talk.  I would consider myself kind of a troll sometimes where i would
interact w/ people for the sake of getting them to engage in some sort of
verbal dispute (again, it was always in character and never meant to ruin
the experience for people though, more just to get into a cool roleplaying
experience.  Rorac is really really good at this too, we both basically
played the villain/heel role like in professional wrestling ha).  Because I
was always low level, i usually pulled out a useless weapon and would
occasionally threaten people with it even though there was no way i could
possibly back up my threats, it was funny because we would usually do this
sort of trolling to random targets and i would actually say the socializers
were the worst - if they knew they were stronger than us (or suspected they
were, because i wore trash to make people underestimate me) they would
seriously power trip and try to torment us, etc. with their magic.  It's
also weird because most of the people that we tried to antagonize but that
played along and made it a fun experience for everyone ended up being our
friends and comrades.  Also, we would stick up the pawnshop but if someone
was like "argh, i dont have as much money as i need" we would give it to
them just to be nice without asking for anything in return.

ummmm i am not sure where I would fit on the grid. :P

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM, eric drewes <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> hey i didn't actually read the article because it was blocked at work, but
> i would say im more a combo of explorer/socializer than anything else.  i
> like fighting people but only if it is all in good fun, I don't really enjoy
> it if I'm ruining the gaming experience for other people so I don't know how
> much i could classify myself as a killer.  As far as "achiever" goes, in
> gemstone my character had the bare minimum of equipment and i preferred to
> use off the shelf stuff and i really enjoyed just kinda going on adventures
> more than any real goal.
> just thinking outloud, but the reason i enjoy these games is basically the
> same reason I enjoy watching sports.  most of the time it is just "same old,
> same old" but occasionally there is an opportunity for something totally
> epic and amazing to happen, something completely unplanned where someone (in
> video games... hopefully me or a comrade!) rises to a challenge and totally
> dominates against the odds.  maybe it's combat, maybe its finding something
> totally new and mysterious, but yeah, what i love is the unexpected magical
> moments.  When I refer to "adventures" that's what i refer to, when a
> seemingly simple journey (irl, or elsewhere) takes an unpredictable turn.
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:39 PM, Ken and Karen McByrd-Bell <
> kenandkaren777@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> to be fair, bob puts in plenty of work, but he likes to get his alloted 40
>> hours he he.

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