Episode 33: #whateveryoucando my80thleveldarkelfwizard candobetter

If you like to game you’ve probably clocked many hours playing online with your friends. Whether it be World of Warcraft, Red Dead Redemption or the newer Star Wars: The Old Republic, online games are taking over the industry. The single player game is almost becoming a thing of the past.

Joining us this week is Kevin Chow from Good Game Media to get to the bottom of why we love our massive multi-player games, and online games in general. Listen as we share our own experiences as casual gamers (Bree & Brendon) and hard-core gamers (Kevin & Kim) alike.

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  1. JustinC.
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    In regards to being a power gamer, (and being part of the swtor guild), those of us that are high level isnt because were speeding through the game, its just because weve put more hours into it, have more time available, and/or more experienced. Im lvl 45 currently, and ive completed almost every quest available yet, even when they were lvls lower then me; so I do pay attention to the story and development of my character.
    In regards to the Light and Darkside points, not all ppl pick to be different, we pick Darkside or Lightside choices to lvl our Affection with our companions, because some companions dont like evil decisions or vice-versa.
    Now for Kim, in regards to PvP; I play MMORPGs mainly for PvP, my main goal in all MMOs ive chosen to play is to be good at PvP. Ive PvPed in Guild Wars, WoW, Diablo 2, and Rift (which is the other big game not mentioned), and will be PvPing in Guild Wars 2, and Diablo 3. Not all of us PvPers are assholes.

  2. VincentF.
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    To add to the comment that Mr JustinC made in regards to the power gamer comment, and also a part of the swtor guild that was publicly slammed, I did play the game 6 days prior to the game launch. Though I’ve been dubbed as a power gamer, I actually played my character’s storyline and am planning to play the other classes’ storylines. If there were more character slots, I would play as a sith inquisitor again and pick the assassin advance class. That’s how much I liked the class’ story. As for the Light/Dark side points, what’s wrong with some people playing out of the norm? It’s their money they’re using and also their choice on how they want to play.
    Other than those points, I like your podcasts when it comes to video games and I look forward to listening to them. Keep up the good work guys.

    • Brendon
      Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      “Slammed” is a bit harsh. The conversation was about the differences in game style. In no way do I think one way is better than the other or if one way is right or wrong. I merely pointed out the the things that are causing me not to have fun. Clearly there are millions of players who play the same way without issues. I can only assume that this puts me in the minority. We didn’t say that power gamers don’t like story, just that if you ran through an instance with someone new, you would do just that: RUN through it. I’m the rookie here, I get it. I’m the one that slows down games and asks stupid questions. This podcast was not an attack, just an opinion of difference of play styles.

  3. VincentF
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    You’re right, slammed was the wrong word to use. We were just a little peeved that’s all.

  4. Kim
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh, a comment directed at me!

    I do tend to generalize fairly often when it comes to the podcast. I just assume that people understand when I say ‘all’ it means ‘in my experience’ since clearly, I haven’t played with all of the eleventy billion people who have characters in WoW.

    From my personal experience, all PVP’ers are assholes. I’m definitely happy to learn that there are exceptions to the rule though!

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