Tuesday, 25 September 2012
The Last Word on Game "Fans"
xkcd just nailed it to the wall.
Nailed: the worst variety of dilettante players of competitive games. Doubly so if the game involves identification with a strategy or faction. Heck, any simulationism opens the door to "I should be able to win doing this!"
What would the RPG equivalent be? Something like
"Hey, can I play? I heard this game really encourages fun!"
(backstab) (grind) (argue) (derail) (nitpick)
"This game isn't very well designed. For starters, it didn't keep me from ruining your fun."