Single player v online

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  1. Robstafarian

    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”

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    Let me know when you're getting a game together, please, provided you do not mind teaching a newb.
     
  2. A-D-L

    A-D-L Northern Monkey

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    We've taught plenty of newbs before. All that is required is patience and about 4 free hours.
     
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  3. ed lespaul

    ed lespaul Well-Known Member

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    Usually, when you first start out playing online, you mark whatever servers you join as a favorite. This is a mistake that most people make. Keep searching for servers where people on it play like you do. I've been gaming to far too many years, and only have 3 favorites. Out of those 3, I usually only play on one of them. People eventually know you (your game persona, not real), and it becomes very enjoyable.

    If you keep playing on a different server each time, you don't get that experience. This is what makes it so difficult starting out, because you HAVE to keep playing different servers. That's why it's so difficult when starting out. But if you get over that hurdle, you'll enjoy it so much more.

    There is also an element of single player games, where you learn the AI. With people, you eventually learn their tendencies, but (most) people are not as linear as computer AI is.
     
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  4. DrKarnivore

    DrKarnivore Browsing your web and SMS history Staff Member

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    When you`d just got a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner against 100 other people in PUBG, online gaming makes a lot of sense.....
     
  5. ScutMonkey

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    The first multiplayer game I ever played was the original Doom in college on a four person LAN in the University computer labs. I was totally hooked.

    The "problem" with single player games for me is the computer will never come up with unintended consequences. A couple of my favorite moments:

    1. We had a guy in college who used to drive us nuts so three of us ganged up on him in Doom and "spawn camped" him until he quit in disgust. Shining moment.
    2. Blizzard ran a special event right before the Lich King xpac release. You could get a plague and transmit it to others. A group of my online friends and I brought down the entire alliance side one night by hanging out at all portals and gryphon points and infected everyone on the server. Apparently our server wasn't the only one this happened on and the plague was removed the next day. It was amazing.
    3. One night two friends and I were playing DayZ and we were talking in Ventrillo. A fourth friend who we thought was AFK was lurking and logged into our server with a different name and started stalking us. We had no idea at first and this fourth friend started headshotting the dude with anger issues over and over for a solid hour but told the rest of us what he was doing in whisper chat. It was phenomenal.

    I have a group of friends I've been gaming with for almost 15 years and it's what makes multiplayer gaming worth it. I've met several of them in real life. It's always a good time.
     
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  6. mirage2101

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    And that's the thing right there. You need great people to play with.
    I used to play city of heroes back in the day and got into a great guild. Met a few of them too.
    In world of warcraft I got into a great guild and met a lot of them.

    But in modern games like destiny.. It's almost impossible to meet new people. So if you don't have an existing gaming group, or enough time to play you're not going to meet new people.
    I have to say with my current play schedule I would'nt be able to keep up raiding in WoW either.
     
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  7. ScutMonkey

    ScutMonkey Well-Known Member

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    That's my problem too. Time. I got laid off a few years ago and the new job I took came with a 1.5 hour commute in each direction. All my time is playing with the kids. No more gaming until they're old enough and we can do it together - if they even want to.
     
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  8. mirage2101

    mirage2101 Active Member

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    That actually sounds like a great future.. playing video games or stuff like D&D with the kids..
    If you read penny-arcade, those guys to stuff like that. When I was in WoW we had a family as members. Parents and teenage kids raiding together. That's a nice goal.
     
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  9. Chili Hobbes

    Chili Hobbes So much time, and so little to do.

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    My daughter and 2 of my 3 boys have PS4s (the last will get his own when his next birthday rolls around) and we all play together.

    I haven't unleashed them on CoD yet, but it's awesome fun and has breathed new life into my own online gaming enjoyment.
     
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  10. Robstafarian

    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”

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    Do you folks play…Rocket League?!

    :cold:
     
  11. Chili Hobbes

    Chili Hobbes So much time, and so little to do.

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    Not yet but I've had it recommended to me.
     
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  12. Robstafarian

    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”

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    Please, let me know if you decide to play it; my pings to the European servers are usable, as some members here can confirm.
     
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