something about community and friendship and playing games

#11NaughtyOctopus(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 10:59:36 PM
Yandizbar posted...
It makes sense to me. Certain audiences gravitate towards RPGs. They're usually intelligent, social, and enjoy discussions and debates.


maybe if you mean RPG as in baldur's gate, but me3 on the other hand you can't really assume as much
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#12gunholePosted 2/14/2014 11:08:24 PM(edited)
NaughtyOctopus posted...
gunhole posted...
I love you too, man.

wait....this was just another ploy to get more people for another MP game?? screw you, Doc Oc...!


not the main purpose, no. i saw world of tanks on the xbox dashboard and thought i'd throw it in as a reply

yeah, that wasn't nearly as funny as I thought it'd be. I'm much better at cracking myself up than others.

that said, I'm still waiting on that phoenix adept guide...
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#13YandizbarPosted 2/14/2014 11:59:50 PM
"They" is referring to the peepz playing, not RPGs lol.
#14NaughtyOctopus(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 12:03:54 AM
Yandizbar posted...
"They" is referring to the peepz playing, not RPGs lol.


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okay? how does that change what i said
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#15YandizbarPosted 2/15/2014 1:05:06 AM
All I'm saying is that it requires a certain amount of intelligence to fully enjoy the Mass Effect series.
#16bloodgod92Posted 2/15/2014 2:04:36 AM
It certainly is a strange one...

Despite not being a prominent member of THIS community, I think it shows promise for the future of gaming, and console gaming for this to have happened. Aside from us, the Dragons Dogma boards, when I used to play that, seemed like they had our potential, which was also shocking.

I have not seen such a sense of community since my World of Warcraft days... and some people (myself included) used to spend up to 16 hours on a egular day doing nothing but socialising with other players. I would not say that we are quite there yet, as I have known, and experienced (I hate to use this term but as I have just woken up...) "real" friendship develop between people.

I hate to say things like that, as it sounds like something a closed minded, non-gamer with a mental capacity of a broken spoon would say, because I atually believe that friendshipsmade whilst gaming are/can be more real than those created for other reasons, like attending the same school as another, or general proximity and frequency of contact...

Another great thing about gaming communities is that all prejudices are thrown out of the window. In my gaming career I have played with a 75 year old couple who ran one of the best raiding guilds on my old WoW realm, they had more money than any other erson on my realm and they were really good players... I have played with men/women who are my mothers age and I consider them to be close friends. There is a 14 year gap between myself, and one of my closest friends who I now know in real life too, and accordingto the rules of society, we should not even know eachother, she is a 35 year old mother of 5 (2of her kids are also gamers) she is married and in another social class than I am myself. One person I consider to be a friend is a 14 year old Australian skater who I met one day playing Mass Effect 3 because he had forgotten to switch his mic of and did not understand why he kept dying on his GI on Gold...

I have played, and become friendswith people from all social backgrounds. I have played, and become friends with people fom every continent and many, many countries. I have played, and become friends with people who are more than triple my age, people my mothers age, people my own age and even kids. I can boot up any electrical device with access to the Internet and plug in my mic, and chat away with them for hours on end about things I actually care about. I feel stronger about some people I havemet through gaming than I do some of my own family... unlike the people I know outside of gaming, myonline friends were not necessary to my success as a gamer, so I consider it true kinmanship, because despiteno need to become friends with anyone online, we choose to anyway.

I get offended when people say that gaming is anti-social. Just because you made a single friend this year in a pub watching a football match does not make you more social tham me, because every day of mylife, I make friends from all walks of life and all corners of the world.
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#17TimeShinigamiPosted 2/15/2014 6:04:01 AM
Look everyone! Ryan is being sensible and polite!

Ah, I'm just kidding (on the square >_>).

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: this particular online community has been the best I've ever been a part of.
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#18NaughtyOctopus(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 6:47:46 AM
so beautiful aldora
so beautiful

i remember when you wouldn't even post to me :^(
you've come a long way since being the guy on bronze with best of the best. didn't think you would end up being one of the people i like the most on the board
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#19bloodgod92Posted 2/15/2014 11:47:47 AM
NaughtyOctopus posted...
so beautiful aldora
so beautiful

i remember when you wouldn't even post to me :^(
you've come a long way since being the guy on bronze with best of the best. didn't think you would end up being one of the people i like the most on the board


I know... it is crazy. every other topic on this board, for a few months, had pages of our arguments. I think me and you together played a bigger role than anybody for keeping the activity of the oards high.

That was one of the two most emotional posts that I have made on this site... the other was in the Guild Wars 2 boards when somebody asked end game content in an MMO was so important, when he was trying to defend the lack of it in the game...

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/938738-guild-wars-2/63942041?page=11


Despite the fact that I never really said it, I still liked and respected you despite our many daily battles... since becoming a BotB I have not really felt the joy of the game anymore... despite having played once or twice with a few people since, I still love the draw of the community and hope that no matter what games we all end up playing, come the next Mass Effect game, we all find ourselves at the reunion, waxing nostalgic for the god-damn past (read it Zaeeds voice)
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#20terrysmay04Posted 2/15/2014 12:09:39 PM
yeah this place is great. Not a whole lot of places like this on the internet. We have a legit community here. People know each other, and dare I say, give a $#^% about each other.

And even though I have gotten into it with some of you on more than one occasion (Ryan lol) I still have a great amount of respect for all the regulars here.

So yeah, thanks goes out to all of you for making this game and place so very enjoyable for me.
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