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63 KB Am I the only guy that does this? Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:17 No.20999693  
I like to pretend I'm actually in the game. For instance, in Civ4 or EU2, I pretend I'm actually in charge of a country. When a neighbour is being a bitch to me, in my mind I play out my people crying out for their blood. When I'm playing an RTS, assuming I can spare them, I will save my "veteran" units and keep them safe in my base, even if there is no veteran system in the game. When I'm playing Spore or GalCiv2, I play a specific role (cunning mercantile race, ruthless conqueror) even if it exists outside of intended mechanics of the game. For example, in Spore I made a race of creatures that hated ALL LIFE that existed outside of their homeworld, to the point of only colonizing worlds with species and plants from their native planet. Even when I received the Staff of Life with this race, I wasted the 42 charges and basically threw it away.

When I make my character in an RPG or simulation, I model the character after myself. For example, I rarely make female characters since I am not a female. My character is an extension of myself or an idealized version of myself.

When I'm out adventuring, I like to think I'm actually in the game. I can't really explain that much further.

The only thing that I've noticed about this whole thing is that I tend to enjoy games a lot more, and time goes by VERY fast when I'm playan them.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:18 No.20999716
I do too.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:18 No.20999735
sort of. I try not to die when I'm playing a game.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:18 No.20999745
And this is how kids kill thanks to violent games
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:19 No.20999760
It's called being 11.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:19 No.20999762
Nope. I became so obsessed over casualties in Blitzkrieg that my girlfriend made me stop playing when I kept a book of every person I named who died in battle and when and how.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:19 No.20999780
Only the moronic ones.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:19 No.20999782
But I'm 23.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:20 No.20999797
I always do this in strategy games, it makes them 10x more awesome
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:20 No.20999799
No but I get so into games I start talking to myself
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:20 No.20999805
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>my girlfriend
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:20 No.20999809
Maybe it's time to grow up then.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:21 No.20999828
The first part was pretty normal, but it sounds like you roleplay a little too much
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:21 No.20999844
I'm exactly the same way, actually, even worse. I can't play any game without it having a story in, and I prefer the story to be one I've written myself. Case in point, The good old Age Of Empires games. Fuck the campaign, I make my own campaign of the grand rise of the Davini tribe to world dominance.
Even games like Jedi Knight 2, I cheat to pause the AI, kill all enemies and respawn dark jedi everywhere, making up my own plot.
Of course games like Civ or Total war where this is what you are MEANT to be doing anyway are among my favourites.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:22 No.20999867
People who have forgotten how to enjoy the vidya
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:22 No.20999868
I noticed this when I was playing the new Colonization game. Except I would talk aloud about crushing the puny natives if they did not choose to "civilize" themselves.

My native girlfriend wasn't too pleased with that. Sorry, not pics of said girlfriend. She's fat.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:23 No.20999897
I like to get way into games too. It's fun and an enjoyable escape. Also a good way to shit bricks when you're playing something creepy.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:24 No.20999933
then it's called being autistic.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:24 No.20999935
ITT: 16-year olds pretend they're badass
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:25 No.20999955
I like creating Militiristic facist nations who use human wave. I had so much fun creaitng a Prussian empire in Europa universalis 3 that held all of russia, and the middle east (I also converted the ENTIRE middle east into catholocism, HA!) the only problem was I relied on the human wave a bit to much, my inflation got ahead of me, and I couldn't keep up with FUCKING AUSTIA GODDAMNs technology.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:26 No.21000044
Yes, having some harmless fun makes you autistic.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:27 No.21000087
Medieval Total War was the BEST for this. Every province you conquer comes with a little scroll you can give to any general, making him the Duke or Earl or whatever of that province. The way great generals gain repuations over time, and how you can reward your favourates by making them, say The Earl of Wessex. Fuck I love that game.
Also, You could marry your own fucking daughter if you wanted too, it was possible to hire an assasin to kill yourself (The game asks if you are serious)
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:27 No.21000092
I did that once with freespace 2. I broke the rudder button on my throttle and I couldn't yaw (or strafe, I forgot how it worked in that game). I started screaming "MAYDAY I'M HIT" and started role playing with myself until I finished the mission.

After that, I felt like a retard and never did such a thing again. Well, I did wear my motorcycle helmet and gloves while playing GTR Evolution when I first got my G25, but that's more immersion than role playing.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:29 No.21000180
>it was possible to hire an assasin to kill yourself (The game asks if you are serious)

Holy shit I need this gaem.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:30 No.21000200
I do this all the time when I'm playing as the Germans in CoH. I always make a lot of infantry units, and the ones that survive long into the game become my hardened veterans, where I imagine that the squad has been through hell and back together. Kind of like the movie, Cross of Iron, but in RTS form.
The kickass voice acting just adds to the badassery of it all.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:31 No.21000254
S.T.A.L.K.E.R, OL. Shitting bricks, cowering in the corner of some old abandoned house in the middle of a blowout, honestly fearing for your character's life, praying to god no-one finds you here, barely holding onto conciousness, just kept alive through constant application of drugs.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:32 No.21000264
I mostly just yell smart ass comments at enemies while I'm killing them. Kinda like Duke Nukem, except more badass.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:33 No.21000307
The assasin unit can be sent to kill ANYONE. Your own family, your generals, diplomats, priests, even the fucking pope. Hell, espessically the pope, lets be honest here.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:34 No.21000343
Wat? Can you do this in 2?
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:34 No.21000353
ITT we talk about actual in game roleplaying, notice how little it has in common with the so-called "Roleplaying Game" genre.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:35 No.21000396
>Kinda like Duke Nukem, except more badass.

>Duke Nukem
>more badass
>Duke Nukem

>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:36 No.21000414
Well Assassins can still kill anyone, I guess. Weather the game still indentifies you as the current King, I'm not sure. Never tried it. Getting a repuation for incest is always fun though (bad for battlefield morale, but who fucking cares? my daughter is hawt.)
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:36 No.21000417
If I could actually go back to doing that again, I wouldn't be reading /v/.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:39 No.21000530
Nothing wrong with some RP. In all seriousness, do you play MMORPGs? Get thyself some WoW, WAR, or LOTRO, and I think you'll have a great time on a RP server. That said, I always used to party my JRPG characters together based on their in game pairings. These two are in love? Always in a party together. One is a servant of the other? Together. Brothers or sisters? Together. That sort of thing. Ie. In FFVI, Locke, Celes, and Terra were ALWAYS in my primary party. Mostly because Locke is alwesome.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:39 No.21000554
THIS, THIS is what makes Morrowind/Oblivion rock. Try playing the game in any other way and shit sucks. But roleplay the motherfucker, and you find it's basically made for this type of gaming.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:41 No.21000626
I used to, until I became a fag, so now I can't enjoy games.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:45 No.21000785
>girlfriend(read: mother)
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:46 No.21000794
OP here, I actually have played WoW, mostly on PvP servers. I was expecting RP servers to maybe be kind of cool, but all the cities were EMPTY and I suspect most of the RPers were fags.

Anyway, in WoW I ended up fishing (FUCK YEAR WEEKLY FISHING CONTEST), gaming the auction house (FUCK YEAR 4500G WITHOUT LEAVING THUNDERBLUFF) and doing world PvP. In the end I decided it wasn't worth the $15/mo. I played on and off from 2005 to late 2007. I never hit lvl 60 until last year, and that was after I got the expansion. I never raided, and I think I've done maybe a dozen instances throughout the game, and my highest instance was Zul'Gurub.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:46 No.21000810
One word. X-COM.
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>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:54 No.21001074
How else are you meant to play games?
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:58 No.21001159
By only going for top scores, beating it as fast as possible, and moving to the next game.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)01:59 No.21001196
True roleplaying in MMORPGs involves pretending to everyone else that you are someone you are not. And this goes far beyond "lol im a gurl no rly"
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:01 No.21001243
u r all fagets lol. RP stands for Really Pathetic.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:03 No.21001285
when i play through bioshock, i act as if im actually in a movie. ill make my character look around like hes scared trying to adapt to the new environment

its amusing.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:13 No.21001586
I do this... somewhat.
I used to make stories in GTA (like making missions after beating the game) and perhaps I roleplay a little much when played. Not that much nowadays, though... I did notice I had much more fun before than now, however I can't help but think that what I'm doing is somewhat stupid, which in turn gets me embarassed with myself.

Oh, well.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:18 No.21001728
only do it for one player games, if it's multiplayer any weird shit I think of stays in my head.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:26 No.21001945
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:28 No.21002010
Congratulations, OP. You are enjoying video games.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:29 No.21002054
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>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:36 No.21002272
I used to do that when I was younger. I can't do it anymore for some reason. Maybe I'm too old, maybe the games don't just feel the same..
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:40 No.21002397
I still try to do this, but it's harder now that I'm older. I've always loved all the fluff that comes with games, or used to. Game manuals used to be like novels, and now it's just a pamphlet with the controls and main menu explained. I guess READING is too hardcore for the casual gamer.
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>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:48 No.21002623
True. I still like reading the manuals like novels, actually.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:49 No.21002656
>Game manuals used to be like novels, and now it's just a pamphlet with the controls and main menu explained. I guess READING is too hardcore for the casual gamer.

This x1000000, I almost cried when I bought CoD4 and the manual ended up being 6 pages long. They could have done so many things with it (all SAS related and shit) and all they did was toss in the controls, a couple of pics and the online options menu.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:50 No.21002699
I always saved my vets too.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:51 No.21002707
FUCKING TRUE! Do you remember Earthbound manual? Man, shit was awesome.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:53 No.21002780
I agree. Oh lordy I agree. I used to read the manual cover to cover on the way home. I wish I still had my pokemon red manual. That thing was fucking awesome.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:55 No.21002852
I actually browsed through Replacementdocs to find it for you, but, unfortunately, they don't have it. D: Sorry.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:58 No.21002926

They have Blue, though. It should be similar.
Oh, I remember Super Bomberman 3 manual... it had a fucking manga in it. Good times, good things.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)02:59 No.21002959
Oh kind anons, you warm my heart.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)03:03 No.21003107
Protip: The SimFarm manual includes tips from the Farmer's Almanac.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)03:10 No.21003306
Fuck yes, OP. After I beat GTA: San Andreas with nothing else to do, I would pretend I was a professional hitman/special forces soldier, parachute into random places and kill a random amount of people until I decided the mission was accomplished, then escape the police in a swashbuckling car chase. Sometimes I would pacify the area with the Hydra before dropping in.

Shit was SO cash.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)03:11 No.21003329
YES! I did that too!

And sometimes I'd skin mod to make other funny things, too.
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>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)03:47 No.21004325
OP is a retard.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)03:56 No.21004566
X-com:Apocalypse - that is all

I played that in school and I used to name my soldiers after myself and my friends, then tried to keep them alive.
Also when I went to sleep I was imagining I'm sleeping in the X-com base where I might be attacked by aliens.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)04:00 No.21004668
I do this to a lesser extent, mainly only with RPGs though. STALKER and Oblivion are the first two that come to mind.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)04:10 No.21004954
Try getting the pope burnt at the stake for Heresy. I've only managed it once, but fuck yea.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)04:32 No.21005553
Is this in Medieval 2?
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)04:57 No.21006105
I would've taken Putin as a Zune kind of guy.
>> Anonymous 10/07/08(Tue)05:08 No.21006317
I do this too.