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Title: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: DoggySpew on April 03, 2007, 06:27:23 am
I ask this question consider that I'm not a multiplayer type of guy. Most games have got an extensive multiplayer portion, and some only exists to only be played online.

But whatever happened to the single player experience ? Most games have very short singleplayer, thus making it a very dull game if you are not into online multiplayer (Gears of War is a great example).
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: PatMan33 on April 03, 2007, 08:38:08 am
Ah, hello.

I don't like multiplayer and people give me crap for it all the time. Like, literally insult me and call me names.



Does that fall under 'ironic'? ::)
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Kcronos on April 03, 2007, 08:52:54 am
Multiplayer sucks.  My cousin used to be fun and cool and awesome, but she discovered WoW and has become a zombie ever since.  She seriously forgets to eat sometimes even, and now works in a low paying job at the nearby Starbucks, instead of becoming an artist like she would have...  >:(
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: smurfslayer on April 03, 2007, 09:38:53 am
It really all depends on the game and how the multiplayer is implemented. I've played some amazing online multiplayer games but at the same time I've played some horrible ones. Also, I don't really like MMOs. It's a good concept but I have to play one I enjoy.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Person21 on April 03, 2007, 09:47:50 am
I hate mulptiplayer, especially mmogs, I want to play a game, not farm the same monster for hours (mmogs have more framing than in Harvest Moon) or be killed by someone who's spend hours killing the same stuff over and over again and now has better stuff than me!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 03, 2007, 10:22:01 am
When it comes to RPGs, MMOs just make more money. Single player RPGs will never die completely, but they certainly have become a little less frequent.

As far as FPS and RTS games, multiplayer is added because facing human opponents, who do different things every time you play them, adds far more replayability to a game than anything a developer could add. More replayability means more value, which makes us multiplayer gamers nice 'n' happy.

And while you might say that some games are only for multiplayer and that makes their single player experience, if it exists at all, suffer greatly, I could say the exact same about the many single player games with a tacked on multiplayer that's good for about a half hour.

It's just different strokes, really. Single player is great for story telling and having an experience that the developers intended (which is usually for the better), and multiplayer is great for hectic, challenging gameplay that's different every time you play it.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Werechicken on April 03, 2007, 11:31:47 am
I don't like multiplayer and people give me crap for it all the time. Like, literally insult me and call me names.
QFT

Especially on games where X-Box owners can join the server (This is comming from a PC players perspective) I alos hate games whichhave such an annoying 'leet' culture, like starcraft, people look at your zero score and simply assume you've never played the game before, rather than the much more probable situation where your starcraft acount was deleted because yuo left it idel for a year.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: /lurk on April 03, 2007, 11:37:18 am
Multiplayer's great when you're actually playing against one of the Few Real People in the world. I'll pass on playing against abusive figments of my imagination, though.

Splitscreen Multiplayer/+
Online Multiplayer/-
Friend System/
Random Matchup/--
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Celdur on April 03, 2007, 12:12:45 pm
i have so much memory`s of singleplay...but multiplayer...no not really

it is fun sometimes especialy with friends but most of the time its just annoying

and single play does have more to offer
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: ilikesanta on April 03, 2007, 01:29:43 pm
It's nice to play real people, I like it. Yeah there are dumb people out there but even the dumb people can give you a good challenge. I rather play worms multiplayer then single player any day.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Malt on April 03, 2007, 01:42:10 pm
Online will never replace having somebody right next to you. NEVER!

But I don't think it's horrible. It can be very fun...in some cases. The only thing that makes it annoying are the jerks who find some weird thing to do and basically destroy any fun in the game. Then you get called a newb because you use traditional methods to play, rather than "Subro air hop!11".
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Celdur on April 03, 2007, 01:51:58 pm
woohoo!!! the subro air hop!...
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 03, 2007, 03:17:00 pm
The risk of running into idiots in a multiplayer game is the same as when you walk down the street, but you don't stay in your house alone all the time, do you? I think that's probably the worst reason to skip multiplayer. If you don't like how the games are structured online, cool. If you dislike the repitition of something like CS, no problem. But letting a few lamers get in the way of good times? That's not right.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Henqix on April 03, 2007, 03:40:47 pm
I have nothing against online multiplayer but I tend to suck at it, but I prefer singleplayer games anyway.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2007, 05:10:21 pm
Multiplayer sucks.  My cousin used to be fun and cool and awesome, but she discovered WoW and has become a zombie ever since.

She should have become an Orc instead.

<.<
>.>

Multiplayer is cool as long as you can avoid people who exploit a glitch claiming it to be part of the gameplay.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Piloteer on April 03, 2007, 06:07:24 pm
I really love local multiplayer. There's nothing more fun in a game then getting three of your buddies and playing together.

Online multiplayer I'm not a huge fan of. It can be a lot of fun when played with the right people, but there are a lot of jerks/idiots out there, not to mention some games have terrible lag.

I think it's a bit silly to say you don't like local multiplayer. Like, you are against having friends or something. :-\

Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2007, 08:28:22 pm
Takes me back to the original N64 marketing campaign where it would pretend to have comments from an assortment of people. Such as

The greatest thing since I created the universe
 - God

When Mario kart came out there was.

Four player who needs that?
 - Scott Nomates.

In any case local multiplayer is great if your friends start using cheap tactics you can punch them in the face.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: PatMan33 on April 03, 2007, 08:29:32 pm
Yeah you know what, I should clarify, online multiplayer is out for me.

Local multiplayer with some friends is ALWAYS in. That's how games are meant to be played right there.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Kcronos on April 03, 2007, 08:31:26 pm
Yeah.  I just don't think I want to play online though.  Too full of people using three lettered insults about your orientation...
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 03, 2007, 08:43:47 pm
I don't know what games you guys are playing! Even CS, hub of idiots, is about 75% normal guys, 25% dummies, and of those dummies, a very small fraction actually do something that ticks me off. Hell, WoW is even worse than CS for attracting idiots, and I met a lot of nice people in that game. I guess I've just learned to not let a jerk get to me or something, because I hardly ever have the problems you guys are talking about.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2007, 08:53:16 pm
I'm not sure how many people are playing on a typical CS map at one time but for the sake of argument lets say 8 people at one time. with the percentage you gave that means you will get around 2 jerks in every game. 2 people acting like tools thats going to really ruin your game experience probably only take 1 to annoy you but when there is maybe 2 of them then thats got to suck.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 03, 2007, 09:02:47 pm
Actually it's more like 24 people, which would mean 6 idiots. But idiots don't necessarily ruin games. Some of them just say stupid stuff in chat now and then, and they trash talk. So what do I do about them? Well, if they direct anything at me, I laugh at them, and use one of the many "grats, you win the internet" types of phrases around. Maybe they whine about how someone's being cheap with an awp or something. That's an easy one, you just tell them that if they want to win, they should use one, too. Infact, most of what these douchebags do is verbal, and it never bothers me, because it's text.

Then there's the very rare hacker or exploiter, and that only annoys me when they attempt to shut down the game (other times, I treat it like a challenge, and every kill against them is sweet, sweet victory). With VAC on most servers, these guys are getting scarcer by the day, and most servers have admins present to ban them. If there are no admins, everyone just leaves the server, and finds another one in a couple minutes. It isn't a big hassle.

Dealing with idiots is easy if you chose to not let them get to you. If you get riled up, of course you're going to hate playing online.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2007, 09:04:58 pm
6 idiots per game see thats where it gets sad. Thats enough to get a small community of crap being hurled at you.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 03, 2007, 09:07:08 pm
Did you read my post? Nearly all of these idiots are harmless if you make them harmless. If you get worked up, they'll get to you and you'll hate playing, but if you just realize that they've got poop for brains, you can rise above them and just quiet them via headshots.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2007, 09:13:23 pm
of course i read that but it still doesn't prevent things like cheaters which you wont always be able to show up by defeating.

Prime example would be the issue of snaking in Mario Kart DS its a long debate I'm pretty sure Nintendos official stance is you aren't really ment to be able to snake but people keep trying to claim it as a legit strategy and use it no matter how good you are you wont catch a snaker and it's hard enough finding Mario Kart games as it is the snaker just ruins the fun and often you get people dropping out when they are losing (which if a snaker is around people do drop out even more).
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on April 04, 2007, 11:07:35 am
I like online but i do get very angry when devs focus so much to the online portion that they just *forget* splitscreen

Crackdowns freaking retarded. Online and system link but no splitscreen. Good way to milk people in the same household of every penny they have just to play together
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: /lurk on April 04, 2007, 12:05:17 pm
In any case local multiplayer is great if your friends start using cheap tactics you can punch them in the face.

There's no such thing as "cheap" (http://www.sirlin.net/Features/feature_PlayToWinPart1.htm)

If you want to play online, you've got to accept that glitches are part of the game.





Admittedly, made-up rules can be fun sometimes: "Let's use nothing but Beam Swords" or "Let's not use blocks" or "Let's both play as Dan." But there are a time and a place for those, and that is not the internet.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Celdur on April 04, 2007, 12:34:32 pm
no beam swords!!! BLASPHEMY
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 04, 2007, 01:32:43 pm
Lurk, for posting that article, I hereby request to have your babies. Whenever is convenient for you.

That article is difficult to sum up, though. When I try to explain it to people who call something "cheap" in a game I play, it's hard to find the right words, but I usually just laugh at them, and forget about trying to help them out.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Hizzah on April 04, 2007, 02:01:06 pm
Lurk, I love your article! But still I feel no love for you...

I personally am a very social person, that's when I'm most happy is around friends/family, etc...So whenever I need some alone time, video games is my thing, and I want to be doing it by myself. But yeah, I love playing games with other people; splitscreen, online co-op, Gears death matches, Wii sports...So I guess there's a balance for me.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: /lurk on April 04, 2007, 02:10:04 pm
Woo, hey, no need for such grattitude - I didn't write the thing. I merely discovered it in my travels across this great internet.

But if you still want the babies, I'll have them crated and shipped as soon as I get some stock in.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 04, 2007, 02:56:28 pm
Oh, I found that article a while back, too. It's just rare to find someone else who has read it, and even keeps it on hand to post in forum threads. It's so rare, infact, that there should be some babies. When you get stock is fine, just be sure to pack them nice and tight. I'd hate for them to bruise while being shipped.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Uroboros on April 04, 2007, 04:29:33 pm
Took a brief look at that article, remembered playing in a handful of FPS servers where over 90% of the kills were definately straight spawnkills, and groaned. I thought back to those BF2 servers where the regulars wouldnt just fight without mercy and restraint (which is fine, of course), but capture all but the last checkpoint, surround it in camping positions, and sit there strafing the spawnpoints with endless fire so they could pad their stats, and draw a game out for another 15-20 minutes.

I always attributed the use of hacks to the "Win at all costs" mindset, too. There is simply more to gaming than winning no matter what.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: PatMan33 on April 04, 2007, 04:34:56 pm
I like BF2 but would like it more if I had a squad that I knew I could trust.


In other news, the last time I played I got my veteran sniper badge.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Piloteer on April 04, 2007, 05:00:53 pm
That article tries much too hard to look at a very simple issue: People who will use "cheap" tactics to win in a game make the game less fun, both for themselves and for other players.

Most would agree that "snaking" in Mario Kart DS is cheap. What is the counter to that? To snake youself? That's not fun. I don't mind if someone wins because they're simply a better player, but when someone exploits such cheap tactics to win a game, then the game becomes less fun for everybody. After all, don't we play games for fun?
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: PatMan33 on April 04, 2007, 05:39:22 pm
No, what world are you living in?

I play games to show off my skills and prove to everyone that my bits are bigger than theirs.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 04, 2007, 05:59:24 pm
Took a brief look at that article, remembered playing in a handful of FPS servers where over 90% of the kills were definately straight spawnkills, and groaned. I thought back to those BF2 servers where the regulars wouldnt just fight without mercy and restraint (which is fine, of course), but capture all but the last checkpoint, surround it in camping positions, and sit there strafing the spawnpoints with endless fire so they could pad their stats, and draw a game out for another 15-20 minutes.

I always attributed the use of hacks to the "Win at all costs" mindset, too. There is simply more to gaming than winning no matter what.

Most games affected by spawn killing now have a few seconds of immunity to prevent that, because it's an annoying tactic. And as for your BF2 example, that's not what the article said at all. Those guys don't play to win, they play to stat pad. If you want to deal with idiots like that (and believe me, I have), what you do is either leave the game or just leave your team and observe until they decide to end it. Get the rest of your teammates to do the same and the game can be over in minutes. It's very simple. Like I said, the easiest way to deal with these idiots is to not take their crap. And hacking? Not even close! You obviously skimmed that article VERY briefly. The idea isn't to win at all costs, it's to win within the construct of the game. Not an imaginary construct, and certainly not the construct granted by another program that wins for you.

And Pilot, it isn't less fun. You don't win by trying to having fun, you have fun by trying to win.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cobra on April 04, 2007, 08:41:33 pm
But there isn't any fun in having everyone pick the same strategy and the winner is determined by who gets the red shell on the last lap thats not fun you might as well go play a game of High Card or other games that rely 100% on chance.

The link lurk posted touched on game breaking elements that are universally banned that character who was so ungodly unbalanced that he is banned from competitive playing is an example show everyone can just pick that character and spam the cheap move and see is lucky enough to be left standing but that isn't fun. Snaking is the same everyone can pick Toad and weave along a track get the better weapon on the last lap for instant win but where is that fun. If you won because you got lucky how is that fun? Winning because you are better then your opponents.

if a cheap move has a counter it isn't cheap it adds depth and strategy if the only counter to the cheap move is to do it right back then the game is unbalanced and to have everyone using the same thing all day is not fun.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Piloteer on April 04, 2007, 08:44:50 pm
And Pilot, it isn't less fun. You don't win by trying to having fun, you have fun by trying to win.

Well you don't have fun when you play against people resorting to such wasteful and cheap tactics such as the ones Uroboros mentioned.

If you find spawn-killing and other cheap moves fun, then knock yourself out. But if that's the case, I think the majority of us here won't be playing online games with you.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 04, 2007, 09:11:26 pm
First of all, I didn't say spawn-killing was fun. That's a dirty tactic, because the other player has no hope of fighting. That's why most games eliminated it. It's a dead issue.

And no, I don't always think they're fun. Sometimes I play Counter-Strike, and I intentionally use something other than a colt or an AK. Why? More fun. More challenge! But do I whine about people being cheap by using those weapons, or an AWP? Of course not! They want to win, and I want the fun of a challenge where I win by intentionally limiting myself. But if it's my goal to win, I pick up those guns too.

The difference between a scrub and someone who creates a challenge for themself is that a scrub thinks everyone should adhere to their rules, whereas I expect nobody to.

And I do realize I'm contradicting myself a little bit, but the fun in winning is the challenge, and in a game like CS, the challenge left a long time ago, except in a scrim or something, in which case the challenge comes from things other than what gun you're using.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: PatMan33 on April 04, 2007, 09:40:26 pm
Do we need to start a BF2 clan or something and show people who's boss?
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Uroboros on April 05, 2007, 11:40:53 am
That article tries much too hard to look at a very simple issue: People who will use "cheap" tactics to win in a game make the game less fun, both for themselves and for other players.
The article seemed to be addressing how if you want to excel, you have to listen only to the rules the game lays down, and not what other people try to lay down. I myself have been called cheap in a number of games, for simply playing it the way its supposed to be played. In City of Heroes, using whatever spare "inspirations" my character is holding during PVP. In CS:Source, using flashbangs along with the pump-action shotgun. In F.E.A.R, using the whole variety of melee attacks when the situation called for it (not just spamming the bicycle kick). In BF2, running over two guys whilst im on a run for their UAV to plant the C4. Or using my Anti-Tank rockets as an improvised way to pick off snipers who are bothering my teammates.

The article itself directly addressed the competitive side of beat-em-ups, and a classic 2D one at that. In competitions, especially those based on 2D beat-em-ups, OF COURSE the gloves are going to be off. Its called a competition for a reason, right? However if its just you and someone else playing casually, you're well within your rights to be pissed off if they spend the entire game blocking, only responding with 'quick jab' every time you try something, EVERY match. Why? Not just because its frustrating, but its boring as hell. Then again, 2D beat-em-ups tend to be more intense in full-on competition, due to the need for razor-sharp reactions.

Over all, it helps to simply gauge the attitude/seriousness of the server, and the level of your opponents. You dont necessarily have to hold back, but in gaming, some of your strongest cards simply dont need to be played in casual gaming. Besides this, I believe every game has its own scope

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it's to win within the construct of the game. Not an imaginary construct, and certainly not the construct granted by another program that wins for you.
Those guys don't play to win, they play to stat pad.
Comparatively, in BF2, some people see having higher stats as winning. Stat-padding is just one such 'viable' game mechanic. You can swap a friend onto the enemy team to play as a medic. You and your friend find an isolated member on his team, and kill him. You stand over the corpse with your knife, and recussitates him, and then you knife him before he can even move or pull out his weapon. Repeat until you have your knife and pistol medals. What about swapping to the enemy team, taking off in their attack chopper, then hiding it intact and keeping it repaired so they cant use it? After all, its only the "made up rules and false sense of honor" that keeps you from doing it. There is definately such a thing as being cheap. Again, the scope of being cheap changes greatly depending on the game in question.

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Like I said, the easiest way to deal with these idiots is to not take their crap.
Server-bouncing when someone makes a server stink, tends to just yield a different problem in a different server. Online gaming really suffer from the sheer abundance of morons, but besides having an attentive admin on standby at all times, what can really be done? Observing and similar things is a good idea, but this requires your teammates to actually follow suit, which is rare.

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And Pilot, it isn't less fun. You don't win by trying to having fun, you have fun by trying to win.
I tend I have fun by competing, but its not very fun if there is no competition to be had. If im ahead by a huge margin, or someone else is devestating everyone beyond a hope of fighting back, whats the point? I do agree that besides the people who like to piss on the bonfire, there is also a good body of whiners too, but at least whiners can be disregarded, or game allowing, muted, which ends the problem on the spot.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Devoid on April 05, 2007, 04:36:38 pm
Your BF2 example is another case of leaving the player who is getting knifed constantly as completely unable to do anything, not unlike spawn camping, so I would consider that a dirty tactic. And I think that crosses the oh-so-fine line between "using the constructs of the game" and "exploiting." And I very much agree with your statement about judging the seriousness of the situation. Like I said before, in CS, I avoid the best guns in pubs, and flock to them like everyone else in a scrim.

It's also true that you may end up in another crappy server if you bounce, but some problems are easier to avoid than others. There isn't a hacker in every game. And in BF2, games can get so huge that it would be a little difficult to convince everyone on your team to switch into observer mode unless it's extremely blatant that the other team is stat padding, and everyone is just boxed into a corner. In other games where something like this can happen, it can be very easy. I'll give you the example of Natural Selection, where it is very easy for the winning team to kind of lose interest in finishing off their opponent, and will instead just kill them for the hell of it (no stats to pad, but it still happens surprisingly often). In that game, teams communicate constantly, and they usually don't go above 10 or 12 per side, so it's pretty easy to say "Guys, this sucks, let's switch to observer," and the game can end within 30 seconds of that decision.

Overall, I think you and I are on the same page, Uro. You've got some good points there.

And the more we talk about this stuff, the worse Battlefield 2 looks. I always knew that game had ridiculously sloppy multiplayer with bad lag and buckets full of exploits, but it just seems like there are a whole lot of ways to ruin that game. I'm glad I don't play it anymore. Although I will say that the squad combat is some of the best multiplayer gameplay around. Nothing beats an organized squad unleashing hell on a map.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Luminar on April 05, 2007, 04:45:22 pm
Hmm, that one pointer on stealing vehicles reminds me of Renegade where I considered it an entirely viable tactic.. it counts towards their cap so they can field less and less vehicles the more you steal and hide away. The thing was, against a player that knows what he's doing, it is VERY tough to take an enemy's vehicle from under their nose since no player with half a brain repairs it anywhere near the front line.

Actually stopping the enemy building vehicles by stealing 6 of them and stashing them in your base was a spectacularly rare occurance, though.. only ever seen it pulled off once. Plus, in the event of an attack on your base, if they get to the vehicle stash it can be very, VERY quickly and effectivley turned against you.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: skateboarding118 on May 21, 2007, 01:57:13 am
Personally, I like multiplayer. But I absolutely HATE online achievements. I could list a couple of reasons off the top of my mind. One, there may be some lag (like gears of war) and that enough could screw you over when you're trying to get a headshot, two, if a game becomes old, not many people will be playing it. And last but not least, if there is a game that is unpopular (like quake 4 for the 360), then not many people would be playing it at day one. THIS IS EVIL I TELL 'YE >:(
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Cow on June 29, 2007, 08:16:03 pm
I perfer singleplayer games on harder difficulties. (Up to the point where AI breaks the rules that were set for me.) That way I don't have to worry about griefers or "all-around-I'll-Win-by-whatever-means-necessary" guys, AI or otherwise.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Daxx on June 29, 2007, 08:57:34 pm
Heh. I have a friend who never plays versus multiplayer, because he doesn't like being beaten. Of course, even when the AI (set at low level of course) gets a lucky kill, it's always the AI cheating in some way, never a lack of skill on his part. ::)

I'd hate to see him react to some of the stuff that gets pulled in a lot of competitive multiplayer situations.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Sub on June 29, 2007, 09:03:17 pm
It depends.  Generally speaking, single player > multiplayer, but multiplayer is occasionally amazing.  I'm looking at you, battlefield 1942.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 29, 2007, 09:16:48 pm
I don't play multiplayer often because of two reasons.

1) I suck. No serriously, I'm like anti-1337.
2) I can never find a server for JA.


However, I'm allways playing single-player. Not the story mode or whatever equivalent the game has, but... I dunno what you'd call it... well it's instant action on Battlefront and just playing multiplayer with bots in Jedi Academy.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty good against the AI in Battlefront, even at elete level. I just can't handle spawn-campers, rocket-noobs, mine-abusers and other such online jerks. And snipers, but that's gameplay...
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: ilikesanta on June 29, 2007, 10:47:38 pm
2) I can never find a server for JA.

JA = Jamaica?
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 29, 2007, 10:54:26 pm
2) I can never find a server for JA.

JA = Jamaica?

Jedi Academy, sorry.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: LadyM on June 30, 2007, 08:03:32 am
I prefer online multi player but only with someone I know not random stranger. I also prefer a direct IP connection though sometimes it's hard to connect for various odd reasons.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2015, 08:37:20 am
Eight years later.

Still dislike online multiplayer.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Slinky on April 30, 2015, 06:12:58 pm
Me too.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Inkling on April 30, 2015, 06:22:52 pm
I like tf2.  That counts, right?
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Rysworld on April 30, 2015, 06:54:57 pm
I've been playing a lot of RTS, FPS, and fighting games, so I can't really relate to not liking multiplayer because that's usually the only thing worth a damn in those genres.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Slinky on April 30, 2015, 07:26:17 pm
Well I love couch-based multiplayer.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Rysworld on April 30, 2015, 08:16:27 pm
Man, I used to play stuff like that with my younger brother, but now we both have computers. Now our genre tastes have drifted apart for the most part.

Soul Calibur II, Kirby Air Ride, Hell even stuff like the Metroid Prime 2 and Pikmin 2 multiplayer. Stuff was fun.

Man, Kirby Air Ride needs a sequel.
Title: Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
Post by: Slinky on April 30, 2015, 08:39:18 pm
River City Ransom is where it's at. Playing that on multiplayer is fun as hell.