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You just play a lot of games. A Gamer has skill. The true skill it takes to complete games on hard difficulties. The way the games were meant to be played. The way to feel like you've truly overcome impossible odds. The way to truly be great. This is the only way to transition from playing a lot of games to being A Gamer. I'm almost scared to ask y'all what games y'all played and beat on the hardest difficulty. This board has never really been on any Elite Gaming ish. I know y'all don't have no hardest mode trophies. What games y'all beat on the hardest settings. Me? What games haven't i beat because i only play on hard i don't care how long it takes me.
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You just play a lot of games. A Gamer has skill. The true skill it takes to complete games on hard difficulties. The way the games were meant to be played. The way to feel like you've truly overcome impossible odds. The way to truly be great. This is the only way to transition from playing a lot of games to being A Gamer. I'm almost scared to ask y'all what games y'all played and beat on the hardest difficulty. This board has never really been on any Elite Gaming ish. I know y'all don't have no hardest mode trophies. What games y'all beat on the hardest settings. Me? What games haven't i beat because i only play on hard i don't care how long it takes me.
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Nice opinion.

I play new games on Normal (or maybe one step above, depending on how many difficulty levels it has). Why? Because I want to actually enjoy the game and not have to focus to hard on staying alive.

When I first started playing Dragon Age, I had it set to hard. Then I got to a point where, because of the difficulty level, I had to do more micro-managing of my team's abilities. I didn't like that, so I bumped it down. To me, the game was more enjoyable playing it that way. Doesn't mean I'm any more or less of a gamer.
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Really? You can't be serious. What about games that have no difficulty settings? What about hard core MMORPG gamers? What about my great grandpa who plays solitaire on his 8088 24/7? Tell him he isn't a gamer.
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Cool story bro, you win at the internetz!
Yes, this is truly a "CSB" OP. What a time to be alive, to witness such things.
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I actually think it's idiotic to play games on the hardest difficulty on the first playthrough. Why? because when you play it with a bit easier difficulty you can focus on stuff like the storyline and the scenery. When you've enjoyed those enough it's time for some challenge.

A good example of a situation where playing on the hardest difficulty first would be bad is the Mass Effect series.

I have a friend who is like you are, thinks games are all about the challenge and always puts the difficulty as high as he can. He always ends up just playing everything multiple times, because the difficulty is turned so high. He did the same with ME2 and guess what? he ended up skipping lot's of the dialogue and didn't even do all the loyalty missions.
 
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I think people who take such pride in their ability to "game" are funny when they try to preach like they are superior in some way. Want to know why I don't care if I suck at a game? Because I have a life. Seriously, go play some sports or something. Go outside. Spending hours honing a skill such as gaming is not time well spent. Games are meant to be enjoyed as entertainment, not so competitive people actually train at becoming better at a certain game so they can brag about being a "gamer". IMO Y'all.
     
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I actually think it's idiotic to play games on the hardest difficulty on the first playthrough. Why? because when you play it with a bit easier difficulty you can focus on stuff like the storyline and the scenery. When you've enjoyed those enough it's time for some challenge.

A good example of a situation where playing on the hardest difficulty first would be bad is the Mass Effect series.

I have a friend who is like you are, thinks games are all about the challenge and always puts the difficulty as high as he can. He always ends up just playing everything multiple times, because the difficulty is turned so high. He did the same with ME2 and guess what? he ended up skipping lot's of the dialogue and didn't even do all the loyalty missions.
ME1 when u open it up all you get is veteran not insanity. Thats easy as pie. Now Mass Effect 2 on Insanity is ridiculous. I cant respect anyone who doesn't play it on insanity.
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If you want a real game, watch this.

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*Right-Click and Select "Play" to start movie.

Imo, you're a gamer if you consider yourself to be one. =P
Some people just don't have the time to be what you consider to be a gamer.

I usually play games at the easiest mode to start out, then move up to medium.
I really don't have the patience for the hardest difficulty on most games.
    
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I cant respect anyone who doesn't play it on insanity.
Lol, what a life to live. NO RESPECT, BRO.
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