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    < Esiar posted something on 's wall:

    Come back!

    < *Sound Of Rain posted something on 's wall:

    By the way, yes, you should post your project. I don't know if people will care but you worked too hard on it for only 3 people to see.

    Thanks Rain. Sorry it took me so long to respond to this. I'm actually working on some of the suggestions that were made for my list. I'll let you know how it goes.

    on 24 October 2014

    < *Sound Of Rain posted something on 's wall:

    I couldn't respond to your post because it was so long. My iPad literally had issue with me typing...

    Anyway, good to hear that your project is coming along. As for the multiplayer? I understand. The maps / stages are the same. Yet, different things happen each time which keeps it fresh. With single player, the same thing happens every time. Very limited different outcomes.

    Oh, sorry about that. Did the whole message display alright? If not, I could break it down and repost it... maybe in halves or something?

    It's up to you. It sounds like you got all of it, though.

    And yeah, that's what my mate says to me, too - every match is different. And I get that. I just find that those differences are still within a fairly limited scope.

    I guess, to me, it's like a two-hour movie vs one scene with a ton of variations. Personally, I'd rather watch the same two-hour movie four times, than watch 100 slightly different versions of the same five-minute scene.

    Don't forget, too, that single-player games also do things to increase replayability. Depending on the game, it's not necessarily true that the same thing happens every time.

    There are, for example, single-player games that use randomization for enemies, items, etc, so that every playthrough is different. The only thing you don't get with that is the actual socialization of playing with other people. For that, yeah, you need multiplayer. But I guess I just don't play games to socialize.

    I also like games that let you approach things in different ways. Even fairly linear games can incorporate multiple paths and different methods of accomplishing goals.

    I mentioned that I've been replaying KotOR lately. That's a perfect example of a game that lets you do things however you want, and the outcome of any given event can be very different depending on your actions. That game has had more replayability for me than just about anything else.

    I think, in the end, it's going to be a completely personal thing. Multiplayer (at least, competitive multiplayer) is more like a sport to me. And that's fine, don't get me wrong. It's just not what I prefer. Ideally, I like to be completely immersed in a world, at the center of a narrative, and in my experience, you just don't get that with multiplayer.

    Please understand, I'm not trying to say that one is actually better than the other; I'm just saying they are a different dynamic. Which one you like more is a matter of personal preference and depends largely on what kind of experience you're after. Competition just doesn't interest me that much. In fact, a game needn't necessarily even have actual combat if the story and characters are engaging.

    on 27 September 2014

    I totally agree with some of your points. For example, games like Heavy Rain has very little actual gameplay. Yet, I had fun watching my brother play. Yeah, I didn't actually play it but still. I get it. Also, it's definitely a preference so you don't have to agree.

    on 27 September 2014

    Heh! No problem. Again, I hope I'm not coming off as confrontational. That's not my intention. I was just explaining my own preferences. Like I said before, I don't have anything against multiplayer (though I dislike certain people who'd like to get rid of single-player); it's just not my preferred style of gameplay.

    The thing about single and multiplayer is that they're kind of their own genres. It's almost like asking which is better - action or comedy? Well, it entirely depends on who you're asking.

    You can go down the list of differences between action and comedy, but at the end of the day, which is the preferable list depends on the person.

    It's also a bit of a false dichotomy because it is possible, of course, to like both. In fact, the single largest group on that poll I found - 39.63% - was "Mostly single-player, but I'll play online now and then". So, it's not like it has to be either/or.

    There are actually many things like this. I saw a list recently of "advantages" that digital games supposedly have over physical games. As I read through it, I came to the same conclusion. This wasn't a list of advantages; it was a list of *differences*.

    Now, those differences are fact - they are not in dispute. Whether or not they are advantages, though, entirely depends on what you value more.

    It would be one thing if the author had said that he finds the benefits of digital to outweigh the benefits of physical, but he was stating them as if they're automatically things that everybody wants, and that there is nothing lost on the other side that anyone could possibly value.

    Uh... yeah... that's a different rant. Anyway, it's the same principle. I don't begrudge anyone whatever works for them. As long as it doesn't negatively affect others, it's all good.

    Personal preference and all that. As AZW recently reminded me.

    on 27 September 2014

    You're fine. Not confrontational at all. I like friendly debates. It's good to hear others opinions. I like horror & animated movies most. Ha! Total opposite of each other. I do enjoy single player as well, just, as I said, lately the multiplayer seems to fit me more. I don't even have a TV in my room so I play games in the living room. A room filled with people coming & going, talking, and whatnot. It breaks up the experience.

    on 27 September 2014

    Cool. I try not to be (confrontational). I do have strong opinions about certain things but I generally keep them to myself, even if I suspect that I'm in the majority on many of them.

    My big thing is just leave my experience alone. I don't care what kind of games people like or how they like to play. It doesn't matter to me if people like single-player or multiplayer, if they like to play alone or socially, if they like to buy physically or digitally, if they like their games to run offline or connected, locally or streaming... whatever.

    It's all good, and I'm in favour of everyone having the choice to do what they want how they want. All I ask is that they allow me the same choice. I don't seek to take away anyone's options, and I just wish that others would leave mine alone.

    I haven't seen any movies for a while, myself, but I like horror too. I'm not hugely into animation but I've seen some. I must say, I'm not sure that horror and animation are such opposites. Most of the time, perhaps, but there's definitely some overlap if you include Japanese anime.

    And yeah, I can see how your environment lends itself more to social gaming. No good for games like Silent Hill. You need to play that alone, at night, with the lights off, and stereo headphones turned up nice and loud. Heh!

    on 28 September 2014

    I agree. Opinions are opinions. I respect everybody's

    Well, yes, if you count Japanese anime. I was talking more on the lines of liking Insidious & Happy Feet.

    on 28 September 2014

    Ah... yes, those would count as opposites, I guess.

    Heh! When you said horror and animation, my mind immediately went to Japanese anime.

    on 29 September 2014

    < *Sound Of Rain posted something on 's wall:

    I just read some of your posts: You're welcome (Adding Barry) I can't do a time frame for the games because alts are very easy to make in advance and I'm sure others already have some made. A post limit is better IMO. Heck, I could probably get my alts back if I cared to

    Right. But my suggestion was to do both. Having a time frame would prevent people from making new accounts for that game, and having a post limit would eliminate any that have been made in advance for only that purpose.

    I agree that a post limit is better but my point was that you can have the best of both worlds.

    Still, it was just a thought. No biggie.

    on 25 September 2014

    Wait, so your idea on how to help that Pikachu avatar girl play next time is to make the rules more strict? Interesting idea

    on 25 September 2014

    Heh! No, you misunderstand.

    My idea was actually that by introducing a time frame, you might be able to ease off the post count a little.

    So, instead of having such a high minimum number of posts, you could say something like... you have to be here for at least a month and have 100 posts... I'm just pulling that out but you know what I mean.

    That's where I was going with that. I thought it might be a little fairer on those who have been around for a while but perhaps haven't posted a lot.

    Again, it was only ever a intended as a suggestion. It's fine if you want to stick to the way you're doing it.

    on 25 September 2014

    Oh. That makes much more sense

    on 25 September 2014

    Hmm... I can't tell if that was sarcasm or not.

    on 25 September 2014

    It wasn't

    on 26 September 2014

    Oh, good!

    on 26 September 2014

    < The_Sony_Girl1 posted something on 's wall:

    Why does your name say ?

    When I joined, I created the name "ColdFire" but someone else had already used it. Then, when I checked, it turned out that they had created their account and then never come back.

    So, I decided to keep the name and I used angle brackets to distinguish it. I didn't realize the site would interpret the angle brackets as an HTML tag.

    That's why my name doesn't display. The site thinks it's a piece of HTML code.

    on 16 September 2014

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    Symbios63 said: Hello, I haven't updated this thing for a while...   Hey Symbios, I thought you'd abandoned this thread.  Glad to see I was wrong! :-) If you have the time to do it, it would be interesting to see another "Amazon trends Vs actual sales" chart like you did in this post. I remember being surprised by how well the two sets correlated and you've...

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    *Sound Of Rain said: Nice chart :-)   Why, thank you! :-)   *Sound Of Rain said: Both consoles have a lot more true exclusives than I had originally thought.   Indeed.  Though, I do hope you looked at more than just the full exclusives.  That was kind of the point of the list. :-D   *Sound Of Rain said: A lot of them...

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