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Mad Lexx

Member Since 30 Jan 2013
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In Topic: Are RPGS and Casual Gamers Really Compatible?

12 November 2013 - 07:18 PM

To answer the title, yes they are.
If we're talking about single player offline roleplayers: you can take game at your own pace, it includes all the content it will/is have/having. I'd just like to respond to someone who said that in Skyrim, you can be, for instance, a bad spellcaster but an arch-mage. Well, I roleplay my character so that at the end of the line, he is a good mage. It is expected of you to play your character as a mage when you step into the College and beyond. It is just your choice to break the, what's it called, immersion?

As for the massive and online counterparts, you do need time because the content keeps on coming. That is, if we're talking about PvE, PvP, WvW for Guild Wars etc. You don't have to participate in any new content in order to play the game: roleplay. I'm in a guild and we roleplay. You're the creator of your own character and your own content.

In that sense, yes it is, it is friendly to casual players...you find a casual roleplaying guild and you're set.

As for all the other content, Gw2 seems okay, there's no vertical gear progression at lvl80 (if you play fractals you might get ascended items, if you don't, you really don't need those items to participate in standard living story content and other dungeons), only limit is getting behind on the story (missing out an episode), in which I'd rather not get into. In it's core, it's still the same game it was a year ago (you know what I mean with the word core). There are no disadvantages in PvP, maybe some in WvW but hardly gamebraking if you haven't played for 5 months. All in all, it is casual friendly unless you make it hardcore.

WoW on the other hand has that constant gear grind that keeps players coming back to get new gear. If you want to experience the latest content, you have to go through all the other stages (though they've softened that up quite a bit). So, if you do not have the time, you won't enjoy it. Unless you roleplay. Then you just get your outfits and make it happen.


In Topic: So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

30 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Right, I just want to link this: https://www.guildwar...user-agreement/
You agree to it, including: 3.b, 3.c, 8.d.
Now, about the word exploit. Since it would be very difficult to address all exploit possibillities, it is defined as an exploit. "If anything looks like an exploit, feels like an exploit, it probably is an exploit." Though a bit stingy with explanation, I think generalization of the word "exploit" is needed. Since the word "exploit" includes all exploits I don't think that's retroactivity.

And again, if you agree to the contract linked above freely and it is in your interest, I think nothing here is arbitrary.

In hope of a reply, Lexx