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What would you say draws you to playing games? The Social Aspect or Customization of Characters/Game Content?

Poll Results: What would you say draws you to playing games? The Social Aspect or Customization of Characters?

 
  • 66% (2)
    The Social, from being able to Join up with friends in Real Life to playing online with people around the world.
  • 0% (0)
    The Customization aspect. From Skyrims character creation to Modern Warfare's gun unlocks and camos.
  • 33% (1)
    Other- Please explain :D
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post #1 of 3
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Why I ask is for a school project, were responding to an article about "Avatars and Identity " (by Zach Waggoner). He pushed that the main aspect that draws us to games is the ability to create alter egos in the sense of character creation (and can even cause us to blur "reality" vs "the virtual") . While I agree that might be one aspect of the draw to games, I think hes pretty far off in both his reasoning and resources he used to come to this conclusion... (like quoting a thread about "You know You've played to much Morrowing/Oblivion when.." as real life accounts...) rolleyes.gif

What would you guys say? Feel free to add your own opinion/option. I'll try and add them to the pole. thumb.gif
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Seems the poll is a little narrow in its views... personally as someone who has played PC games since I had a 200mhz Pentium, the only thing that really keeps me coming back now is the competitive aspect. Games such as CS, starcraft 1/2, dota, where you can play against very good players and know that when you've won you have (usually) earned it, and if you get stomped you get to learn from it. These games usually encourage fast reactions, tight teamwork, good decision making, etc.

I guess from your choices then I would pick "social", as having good teammates you know, or friends to practice with, is essential in any competitive game. Customization falls by the wayside; I'm not too concerned with what hats my character is wearing or whatever as long as it doesn't affect game balance. Doesn't mean it can't be fun, it is just a secondary thing to me.
 
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Games is a hobby, I like to improve my skill over time. Similar to someone who plays golf , etc. Mostly just boredom though.
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