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Merry Christmas! (The Weekly OT #32)

December 22, 2016
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rare_christmascard_800x450_01This is coming a bit early, because I can’t wait. So, I came across something very fun for Christmas.  I have been spending some time in the Sea of Thieves forums since the Technical Alpha and one of the Rare Employees, Emerz, discussed one of the tools they use “to talk about what motivates and satisfies players in game”: What Type of Player Are You? (For those who want to know a little about what went into Alpha participation selection, check here.)
bartle_diagram-from-sea-of-thieves

I took The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and the results came as no surprise to me:

I am a SEKA!
You are 67% Socialiser
You are also:
60% Explorer
40% Killer
33% Achiever

P.S. Don’t miss the post on “Hurt Me”, the Poker variant. Great, GREAT game!

What Bartle says:
♥ Socialisers are interested in people, and what they have to say. The game is merely a backdrop, a common ground where things happen to players. Inter-player relationships are important: empathizing with people, sympathizing, joking, entertaining, listening; even merely observing people play can be rewarding – seeing them grow as individuals, maturing over time. Some exploration may be necessary so as to understand what everyone else is talking about, and points-scoring could be required to gain access to neat communicative spells available only to higher levels (as well as to obtain a certain status in the community). Killing, however, is something only ever to be excused if it’s a futile, impulsive act of revenge, perpetrated upon someone who has caused intolerable pain to a dear friend. The only ultimately fulfilling thing is not how to rise levels or kill hapless drips; it’s getting to know people, to understand them, and to form beautiful, lasting relationships.

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. RoBBins permalink*
    December 23, 2016 2:48 pm

    Going to be gone all day tomorrow and then Sunday as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s to a great upcoming year for gaming!

  2. December 25, 2016 12:25 am

    • December 25, 2016 2:25 pm

      Beautiful cinematography as always, but the showed too much in the trailer IMO. Additionally, I was hoping for a greater sci-fi to slasher flick horror ratio. Then again, I have always been in the party of people who think the first Alien movie has always been the best. I’ll definitely see this, but I am disappointed at least with what they have shown so far. Who knows, there could be a lot more to the movie.

    • Blankman permalink*
      December 26, 2016 12:17 pm

      You guys know that I’m a huge Alien franchise fan. I think that Twentieth Century Fox felt compelled to show more of the alien than what Ridley Scott would have preferred given the criticisms of Prometheus. The studio created that trailer to try and show the fear that the original alien (xenomorph) instilled in that movie transferred into this next one. By doing so, it ruined that fear of the unknown even though everyone knows what the alien looks like now. I really think that Scott is pissed that the studio did that to promote his next film.

  3. December 25, 2016 2:26 pm

    Also just a reminder for everyone to go see Rogue One 🙂 planning on seeing again while in theaters.

  4. December 26, 2016 4:43 pm

    Dinner is served!

    And Plinkett speaks on Rogue One.

    • December 27, 2016 1:57 pm

      Damn, Mr. Plinkett gets it wronggggggg.

    • December 27, 2016 6:23 pm

      Ha ha! That’s good. My colleague at school is a major Star Wars fan (I mean, wears Star Wars pajamas type) and he liked Rogue much more than Unleashed, but he said that the first half was really boring. The second half, was fantastic though. That is basically what I hear Plinkett saying in that one and this one.

    • December 27, 2016 6:43 pm

      I agree that the movie really builds up to the end, but some of my favorite moments in the film where in the beginning and act 1. I will have to see watching round 2 (prob won’t make it to theaters again tho).

    • December 27, 2016 7:41 pm

      I would probably be pushing to see it in the theater, if the actual theater we larger than 200 seats and didn’t have ugly subtitles all over 1/5 of the screen. Detracts, especially since I find myself reading it more than watching the stuff behind it. Will be waiting to see it on BluRay or something.

    • Blankman permalink*
      December 27, 2016 8:43 pm

      Plinkett’s review is wrong on many parts, but he is correct that the film fails into having the audience invest in the characters. K2-S0 was the only character that the audience got remotely attached to. Knowing that this film was a one-shot made it crucial to be invested in the characters because of the significance of Rogue One’s significance to the Star Wars saga.

    • December 29, 2016 5:47 am

      Harry LOVED it and says it makes “A New Hope” better.

      http://www.aintitcool.com/node/76903

    • January 2, 2017 8:18 pm

      Zos, watch this one. Only 11 minutes, but quite entertaining. 😀

    • December 28, 2016 9:58 pm

      I will nod and say thank you. And comment in party chat.

    • Herandar permalink
      January 5, 2017 9:21 am

      Clicked the link and read the article specifically because you posted a six year old story. I don’t get it.

    • January 5, 2017 4:40 pm

      Ha! I didn’t even realize it was old. My apologies for the currency of it.

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