ok, i got into an arguement with a guy earlier today that demands deeper discussion, even though the guy is a bit of an idiot.....anyways, here it goes:
what defines a true gamer? how involved in video games do you have to be to be a true gamer? i've never been to a lan party, i've been to 2, maybe 3 halo parties my entire life, i never play games online, and i play mostly console games. my friend says im no gamer. he knows his IP by heart, goes to lan parties on a frequent basis, and has played almost every PC game online endlessly. he doesn't even count console games as true games(like i said, he's a bit of an idiot). i consider myself a gamer. a serious gamer even, even though i don't like playing online, and even when i do play online games i solo whenever possible.
I personaly want to thank you for posting this. lol cause now i get to let out all my frustration with all those "elitist" SOBs that think just cause they go to a "lan party" and play all these MMO that think are gamers.
well i personaly play 2 MMOs, Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft. BUT befor that i played normal console games. and i AM a gamer girl. i can tell u the history of every Zelda character. how many times princess peach has been kidnaped and tell u that ive played over half my life on my console. playing in a "lan party" or MMOs DOES NOT MAKE YOU A GAMER! lol, heck i met my husband on a game, and he was also a GM for a online game.
a real gamer is some1 that knows about the game he/she plays, knows tricks and tips about the game, that gets into the story, and the characters. a casual player is some1 just picks up the controller and plays it to get rid of boredom and then puts it down and doesnt even think about the story.
lol well thats my rant ^^;; and thats my oppinion of what a gamer is. ^^ and im sure ur a gamer too~ (btw when i play a mmo i also solo alot too XD lol)
mechataku (Jan 24, 2008)
Thank you for this thread!!!
I believe there is a strong difference between being a gamer and being a straight up nerd! A gamer appreciates the video game; embracing various forms of gaming format. Experimenting, if you will. A gamer can give you a rundown on the history of the console and the rise and downfall of arcades nationwide (except for California). Gamers play consoles, gamers play PC games and a certain amount of gamers will get down on the MMO games as well. And there are a plethora of online games on consoles, so you can't really say that no gamer plays online; hence the Halo parties. I've been to quite a few of those. (Not so many MMOs online for consoles really)
A nerd will be able to tell you his IP without looking at it... Probably in Klingon too. A nerd will hold a LAN party to play WoW for two days straight. A nerd cares more about the online experience than the game itself (horray for lack of social lives).
There are people who are both though. It's really a matter of personal opinion in the long run. But I know a lot of people who would probably agree with me.
i agree! lol woo~ from my husband: its the same as any pen and paper RPGs, u have to know where to draw the line between reality and going too far. (IE: the nerds that sit there in the same clothes for like a week and smell of the basement cause they just played D&D with 5 other sweaty people for the past 48hrs straight) lol
I reckon someone who pwns MMO's
has to have beaten all the ff's
Someone whos a true strategy gamer
Your friend is just another one of many elitist pc gamers, simple as that.
Solo'ing online is also fun, I enjoy a challenge sometimes (since I mostly roll support classes lulz).
"so i herd u liek mudkips"
This thread is practically a Godsend. Everytime I am in my PC Repair class everyone is talking about how awesome WOW is and you are not a real gamer if you do not play it. I do not disagree that WOW is a great game. But you cannot tell me that before it came out there was no such thing as true gamers O_o
Personally I am a console gamer. For the sole reason that I do not have enough cash to keep upgrading my machine once a new game comes out. I prefer console games since it is an investment that will last me 5 years or so. I am not a big MMO player due to my internet connection. (Which I cannot help) I have been to...3 LAN parties I think. They were pretty awesome, I just do not think a LAN defines me as a true gamer.
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