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10,000Lb.Snorlax
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posted 08-01-2007 10:48 AM      Profile for 10,000Lb.Snorlax   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I play World of Warcraft. The character I play is a giant Bull (Tauren) Shaman. He has +15 to herbalism and is an engineer which means he can make grenades and a device that turns other players into chickens for a short time. He can turn into a ghost wolf in order to run fast. All I do with him is PVP (player versus player combat) so he never goes to gather herbs to sell to other players in order to earn in game money. Because of this he is very poor. He earns gear upgrades by fighting other players instead of doing scripted encounters against computer characters.

He is on an arena team with about ten other Horde consisting of undead, orcs and blood elves and a troll.

while the game is a lot of fun, is there any video game more geeky than an mmo? I'm guessing no because no other games leeches your life on an ongoing basis like an mmo. wasted life == definition of geeky. although the original pokeman sure was pretty geeky...

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starCaliber
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posted 08-02-2007 12:53 AM      Profile for starCaliber   Email starCaliber   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 10,000Lb.Snorlax:
I play World of Warcraft.

well, there's your first mistake
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posted 08-06-2007 11:15 AM      Profile for Blastoiseu     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Right now, no.

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Anthrax
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posted 08-06-2007 05:31 PM      Profile for Anthrax   Author's Homepage   Email Anthrax   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i played wow for a couple of months, why dont you just ditch herbalism and do something that makes money and is related to engineering sheesh

mmorpgs are awful. no matter how nice the gameplay might actually be, the very nature of them causes them to turn into little more than abstractions of chasing numbers and relatively thought-free repetitive actions.

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Lark84
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I don't know the situation in the USA, but here in Sweden, many people I wouldn't exactly call geeks play WoW - like girls (even attractive ones) and "cool" kids. WoW is pretty mainstream here with the 10 - 20-something crowd.

However, it's not always given that "played by non-geeks" equals "not geeky" - even if the Hollywood stars started playing Magic: The Gathering, I'd still say that it's about the geekiest game (computer or otherwise) I can think of.

I think that single player games (especially epic RPG:s about inherently geeky subjects like science fiction) are more geeky than MMO:s, because multiplayer games/MMO:s are more accepted since they have a social element - you play with your friends, and even a cool guy/girl can get away with grinding in WoW every now and then, if it they do it together with their friends.

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Pokegod
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posted 09-22-2007 08:26 AM      Profile for Pokegod     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
MUDs.

Old TCGs or tabletop games are a good bet as well.

Requiring imagination adds geek points. Not using a computer or console to play, ironically, adds many geek points.

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the very nature of them causes them to turn into little more than abstractions of chasing numbers and relatively thought-free repetitive actions.
Agreed. I liken them to a song that's all about hitting the same 3 notes over and over again for the duration (aka, most techno)

Although I think a good game concept is possible with an MMORPG model... it does not happen, since it is not necessary to make money.

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