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Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« 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).



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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #1 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.



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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #2 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...  >:(
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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #4 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!!!!  >:(
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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #6 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.
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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.
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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #10 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".
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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2007, 01:51:58 pm »
woohoo!!! the subro air hop!...

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Who here DOESN'T like online multiplayer ?
« Reply #14 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.

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Multiplayer is cool as long as you can avoid people who exploit a glitch claiming it to be part of the gameplay.