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Sun, 06 May 2012 02:35:08
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This is probably deeper than the subject you were expecting.

An observation:

When playing a morally retarded RPG (an RPG with a moral system) I generally find playing as an evil character far easier. It's easier to raise the evil moral stat bar than it is the good, and thus you are granted access to the evil bonuses sooner than the good. The evil bonuses are often more offensive in nature than the good bonuses meaning that it's easier to trawl through through enemies.

Due to this percieved lack of challenge despite the joy in torturing, murdering, and generally being a bastard, there is less to enjoy when playing evil. And it's usually the "wrong" ending obviously.

BULLET POINTS:

1. I am naturally evil and thus playing as an evil character is easy.

2. Conversely: I am naturally good and thus do not enjoy torturing, murdering, pillaging as much as I would like to think, though this does not apply to games like GTA.

3. I often play the evil way on a second playthrough because the good ending is almost always literally that.  On a second playthrough I will obviously have more knowledge of the game.

4. Being good is inherently harder than being evil.

5. Given the less effort put into the evil side of the story, perhaps the same applies to the gameplay and evil perks? This may contradict the point about it being easier, but if it's too easy then it's a balancing issue.

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Sun, 06 May 2012 02:36:38
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Its saturday night I dont want to think. I'll be back later. Nyaa

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As I've told you in a podcast (or possibly off air) I adopt the method acting technique. I get into the character's mind and make decisions in his best interest. Selfish or not, whatever serves the role best.


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Sun, 06 May 2012 20:08:02
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Dvader said:

Its saturday night I dont want to think. I'll be back later. Nyaa

Much later.

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Sun, 06 May 2012 20:46:32
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Much later.

Covered in the podcast that you dont join anymore...

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Sun, 06 May 2012 21:03:30
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Dvader said:
Iga_Bobovic said:

Much later.

Covered in the podcast that you dont join anymore...

I got GG to do a podcast, did I not? My job is done!

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Mon, 07 May 2012 03:14:42
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aspro said:
As I've told you in a podcast (or possibly off air) I adopt the method acting technique. I get into the character's mind and make decisions in his best interest. Selfish or not, whatever serves the role best.



You're going to have a lot of trouble when you try to play Half-Life then.

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Tue, 08 May 2012 11:58:04
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I don't like games with alternate paths, it makes it feel like you are missing things unless you play the long ass game twice.

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Tue, 08 May 2012 22:12:20
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When you say it is more difficult to take the good path, you mean gameplay difficulty-wise or human choice-wise? Most gamers I observe take the good path. Until I recently adopted my method acting mode of choices I used to go 100% light side (I found it difficult to take the dark path).


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Wed, 09 May 2012 02:37:55
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When you say it is more difficult to take the good path, you mean gameplay difficulty-wise or human choice-wise? Most gamers I observe take the good path. Until I recently adopted my method acting mode of choices I used to go 100% light side (I found it difficult to take the dark path).

Gameplay wise based on the perks and rewards usually assosciated with the light and dark sides and the effect they have on combat and levelling.

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Wed, 09 May 2012 03:03:51

Yeah, I just finished editing the podcast in which you elaborated on that point. I get what you are saying now.


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Wed, 09 May 2012 15:11:00
Iga_Bobovic said:

I got GG to do a podcast, did I not? My job is done!

He's got a point.

Let's face it, when the gypsies broke into my relatives house in the middle of the night and stole my laptop and car, then left a giant kitchen knife on the floor. That was the end of the mic-built-into-laptop situation I had going.

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Thu, 10 May 2012 02:27:39
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He's got a point.

Let's face it, when the gypsies broke into my relatives house in the middle of the night and stole my laptop and car, then left a giant kitchen knife on the floor. That was the end of the mic-built-into-laptop situation I had going.

It was probably Iga so that no one else could get you on a podcast and he could keep boasting about him being the only to do it.

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Sun, 13 May 2012 21:45:40
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Iga the Gypsy.

Edited: Sun, 13 May 2012 21:53:40


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Sun, 13 May 2012 21:47:19
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Gypsiga.

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Mon, 14 May 2012 02:53:40
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Iga the Gypsy.



Finally the famous podcast photo has been posted!

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst  
Are full of passionate intensity.
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