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Borsche69
May 8, 2014



Roleplaying is loving stupid and playing suboptimal just for a dumb little story that you have going in your head and not even in the game world is ALSO loving STUPID. Always get the best equipment and best builds and the best ending. Why even play games if you aren't trying to be the best?

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conceitedguy
Nov 8, 2013



Pity reply, enjoyable human being!!!

exmorte
Dec 9, 2007

I'm playing a much cleverer game than that..I'm a fake hawk.


Lol if you arent a caster. Get on my level pugulist scum

stoutfish
Oct 8, 2012

we r lejun


exmorte posted:

Lol if you arent a caster. Get on my level muggle scum

Demon of the East
Dec 24, 2012



conceitedguy posted:

Pity reply, enjoyable human being!!!
kickass avatar

also quoted post is my sentiments

Frank Horrigan
Jul 31, 2013

You and your mutie-bastard friends are gonna join me in a big ol' mushroom cloud sendoff.

I cannot enjoy myself in a videogame unless my numbers are as high as I can get them. I will spend literally weeks trying to get a single number to go up, even just a little bit.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

I'll get to it eventually.


fuk u borsche

conceitedguy
Nov 8, 2013



He's right, though.

Kazvall
Mar 20, 2009



RPG hasn't meant roleplaying for like 30 years. It means stat and loot whoring while yelling at NPCs or other people in languages they can't understand.

lesbian baphomet
Nov 30, 2011



I like to make numbers big, to create a build that is strong and level it up.

Vhadka
Apr 30, 2009



It's more fun to roleplay when you're an unstoppable killing machine anyway, gently caress crippling a character just to fit into a dumb narrative

5 DOLLAR FOOT LONG
Jul 14, 2007

dodecatuple secret probation

pole playing?

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


If you're actually good, you don't need to min/max.

Sorry you're poo poo at games OP

conceitedguy
Nov 8, 2013



If you're good at games, you DON"T push the system to the limit and go beyond normal gameplay to utterly destroy the competition... Yeah, that's a sane thought.

Falsum
May 10, 2013

Crazy for the Bros

Borsche69 posted:

Roleplaying is loving stupid and playing suboptimal just for a dumb little story that you have going in your head and not even in the game world is ALSO loving STUPID. Always get the best equipment and best builds and the best ending. Why even play games if you aren't trying to be the best?

Tbh games go out of their way to make you the best no matter how hard you try to gently caress it up.

Cosby Onahole
Nov 1, 2011

relax


I already have -2 agility or whatever in real life cause of my banged up knee I don't need that hassle in game life too mate.

Doctor Goat
Jan 21, 2005

Are stitches trendy now?


i have min/max tunnel vision and i will make characters who will die at the drop of a hat but can deal a billion damage

my borderlands lilith was a god of death but my main source of healing was second winds, i'd run out, fall over dead, and shoot something to death

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


conceitedguy posted:

If you're good at games, you DON"T push the system to the limit and go beyond normal gameplay to utterly destroy the competition... Yeah, that's a sane thought.

Min/maxing is not what you think it is. Min/maxing is following a game's system and setup so perfectly that the game is easy. Because it's built around you doing that, just not doin it that well.

Having average stats all around so you can get a bunch of unrelated skills and abilities and synergize them in ways unforseen? That's pushing the limits of a game and breaking it over your knee.

Borsche69
May 8, 2014



Kazvall posted:

RPG hasn't meant roleplaying for like 30 years. It means stat and loot whoring while yelling at NPCs or other people in languages they can't understand.

yeah if you Actually want to do roleplaying then idk do some tabletop or 'live-action role playing' or whatever make believe bullshit you have to do these days. If you're playing a video game, then you have to win.

No Such Thing
Oct 12, 2012

self-destructive


I just always roleplay a guy who is good at murdering enjoyable human being computers and getting lots of gold

Grim
Sep 11, 2003

HEX Gon' Give It to Ya


420 summon twin dremora lords erryday

Crimson Harvest
Jul 14, 2004

I'm a GENERAL, not some opera floozy!


I roleplay as the guy who ruins the economy by stealing everything of value, producing cubic meters of the lowest-quality equipment and forcing vendors to buy it from me, and takes every available job whether I intend to do them or not.

01011001
Dec 26, 2012


Winner #13 of the 2k14 #Gamergate Shit Show
Do not talk to me if your a SJW MRA PUA fucktarded Shitlord, (PS: GJ on ruining videogame journalism twitter drama MODS).
i'm bitchmade and tried to change my av, which i shouldn't do lol!!!

Borsche69 posted:

yeah if you Actually want to do roleplaying then idk do some tabletop or 'live-action role playing' or whatever make believe bullshit you have to do these days. If you're playing a video game, then you have to win.

wisdom

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



Borsche69 posted:

Roleplaying is loving stupid and playing suboptimal just for a dumb little story that you have going in your head and not even in the game world is ALSO loving STUPID. Always get the best equipment and best builds and the best ending. Why even play games if you aren't trying to be the best?

If I'm playing a single player game chances are I don't have anyone to prove I'm the best to so I don't care too much about it, OP. I have more fun seeing if I can make something suboptimal work regardless. Cheers.

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



If there is leaderboards, or it's a multiplayer game however, I am inclined to play it optimally since, well, not only does it prove your an epic gamer, but it's how you win the game.

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



If you have to play something completely optimally, like I assume the highest difficulties in Civ or something, does it count as min maxing still, or is it just playing the game.

qnqnx
Nov 14, 2010



Agreed on the getting numbers to go up topic.

Heartbroken 2Twice
Oct 6, 2013


Roleplaying can be fun. When MGS Online was still a thing I roleplayed a pacifist and people got totally mad when you used the tranquilizing weapons instead of just killing them, even though the weapons were there to be used and theoretically they'd spend more time in the game that way.

Wormskull posted:

I have more fun seeing if I can make something suboptimal work regardless. Cheers.
basically this but multiplayer too

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



I liked to play APB by using the little stun gun thing that sucked rear end and then /flirting with folks after arresting them cuz a lot of them would fly way off the handle about it. My favorite moment was waiting near people doing a mission and trying to get into the mission against them and when I did, I instantly stunned and arrested and /flirted this dude and he was screaming into the VOIP at the top of his lungs GET THAT BITCH!! YEAH GET HER!!! gently caress!!! GET THE loving BITCH!!! for like the 20 seconds I was trying to evade all his buddies.

Borsche69
May 8, 2014



Wormskull posted:

If I'm playing a single player game chances are I don't have anyone to prove I'm the best to so I don't care too much about it, OP. I have more fun seeing if I can make something suboptimal work regardless. Cheers.

Oh. I've never thought about it like this. Sorry.

Borsche69
May 8, 2014



Wormskull posted:

I liked to play APB by using the little stun gun thing that sucked rear end and then /flirting with folks after arresting them cuz a lot of them would fly way off the handle about it. My favorite moment was waiting near people doing a mission and trying to get into the mission against them and when I did, I instantly stunned and arrested and /flirted this dude and he was screaming into the VOIP at the top of his lungs GET THAT BITCH!! YEAH GET HER!!! gently caress!!! GET THE loving BITCH!!! for like the 20 seconds I was trying to evade all his buddies.

I don't get how people can get that worked up that they have to shout into the mic as loudly as possible.

Effectronica
May 31, 2011


Leave it to Michel to take care of the job! Uuurh, I'm the best around!


building the best possible character is in fact roleplaying, just roleplaying someone competent

Trustworthy
Dec 28, 2004

with catte-like thread
upon our prey we steal


When I get home from work today I'm going to start a new Skyrim character who's a fisherman and who only uses armor/weapons/tools that the average Nord fisherman would have at his disposal. gently caress you roleplaying [RPing] owns.

But Rocks Hurt Head
Jun 30, 2003

I drop the reins. Where will the turmoil end?
Fleets of taxis stall
in the fog, passengers fall
asleep. Gas pours

from a tricolored stack.
Locking their doors,
people from offices huddle together,
telling the same story over and over.



i like to tweak everything in my game to be as 'realistic' as possible, but because i am unbelievably cool and powerful irl, it usually means just turning on godmode

mabels big day
Feb 25, 2012



roleplaying is basically creating your own, gayer win condition

Action Tortoise
Feb 18, 2012

A wolf howls.
I know how he feels.


Heartbroken 2Twice posted:

Roleplaying can be fun. When MGS Online was still a thing I roleplayed a pacifist and people got totally mad when you used the tranquilizing weapons instead of just killing them, even though the weapons were there to be used and theoretically they'd spend more time in the game that way.

basically this but multiplayer too

More multiplayer games need nonlethal options just for the rage potential.

zen death robot
May 27, 2001


i just use the console and punch in whatever abilities i want in games like new vegas and skyrim, it's like the ultimate in min/maxing

Trustworthy
Dec 28, 2004

with catte-like thread
upon our prey we steal


zen death robot posted:

i just use the console and punch in whatever abilities i want in games like new vegas and skyrim, it's like the ultimate in min/maxing

Sorry man you're playing your video games wrong. Can somebody sort this chucklehead out? Mods??

Mr.Unique-Name
Jul 5, 2002



Who the gently caress "roleplays" in a single player game?

All your interactions in the world are forced to be in character so why would you keep using lovely gear?

I don't consider using a sub-optimal gimmick skill build to be roleplaying, it's just doing what you think is interesting.

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Kazvall
Mar 20, 2009



Borsche69 posted:

I don't get how people can get that worked up that they have to shout into the mic as loudly as possible.

I dunno, man. Some people like getting drunk while playing games. Shouting is just a natural occurrence under those conditions. They've proven it with laboratory rats.

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