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Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's Time
Posted By: Kermit <kermi7@mac.com>Date: 12/13/10 8:03 p.m.

In Response To: Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's Time (Beckx)


: I don't know what to say. The last few weeks I've been in groups that formed
: for the sole purpose of helping each other with challenges and we had an
: absolute blast. If not for the assists & kills challenges I wouldn't
: have been in multiteam so much with Kermit & Co. If not for the
: campaign co-op challenge I would have been denied the chance to watch the
: covenant smoke bluerunner over and over and over again. Would we still be
: playing? Sure. But the challenge provided a context and a focus and I had
: fun. So there you go - I'm not saying it's perfect but I'm having fun.
: Real fun, too, not the illusion of fun. Or maybe I just like illusions?

To paraphrase Falstaff, honor [and credits and rank] are nothing but thin air, and I think the important thing is keeping perspective and watching for signs of addiction. I am personally afraid of WoW. I won't touch it. I have a little anxiety over a Bungie-branded MMO because I know I won't be able to keep myself from playing a Bungie game, and life is short, you know?

I'm trying to somewhat wean myself off of the daily challenge kick. The Pink Mist thing this past weekend may have helped because I didn't enjoy it that much (some griefers in the mix didnít help), but might I have enjoyed it more playing with Beckx? Iím sure I would have, but to the extent that credits matter, it definitely wasn't worth the trouble.

To echo what else Beckx is saying, challenges provided the extra impetus I needed to play when I might not have. Some here have said that if youíre having fun, you would play anyway. Well, maybe. In some ways, challenges have been the gateway drug that led to fun. What has been fun? Playing with those who match my social settings: chatty, polite team players.

I forget who recently posted the clip of the comedian who was talking about the reaction he gets when he says he enjoys video games. I feel his pain, especially in my age group. (I donít think Iíve mentioned my advanced age on here in several hours, so here I go again: I turn 47 next month.) Not to sound ageist, but I relax when Iím in a party and someone says that their kid just found a spider in their bed, or makes some other reference to a real adult life. I have no patience for kids screeching into their mic or adolescent trash talk. Iím slowly learning things about people, and thatís nice, too (especially when itís truly wonderful news like someoneís wife is expecting). In real life Iím a pretty gregarious guy who is interested in people and enjoys getting to know them, and understandably you just canít be that way on XBL without getting invisible sideways glances. On the internet no one knows youíre not a serial killing pedophile. Thousands of Halo games, and what do I get?óthree or four friendships. Fortunately, through HBO, my "friends" list is now nearly full with folks who have the potential to become ACTUAL friends. The mind boggles. Whether weíre talking about the gameplay, the Halo universe, or the weather in different parts of the world, itís provided an extra dimension to something I already liked.

I want to give a shout-out to thebruce for his thread from several weeks ago bemoaning his lack of skill. That really helped many of us discard our inhibitions, I think, and in regards to this discussion, one thing thatís important to note about that was how it wasnít about getting challenges or improving skill. It was about being able to play and enjoy yourself and not feel bad when you mess up. Iíd love to play like Cody, but I wonít be able to. Sure, I want to get better, and I like to win, too, but if the chemistry is right in my party, that barely matters.

Iíve got some ideas for organized co-op that Iíve been mulling over (and campaign play certainly isnít about the credits). I look forward to playing with you all more within the story, as our own tight-knit Noble team, where we know one another on and off the battlefield, play to one anotherís strengths, and can joke, laugh, and generally get all strategic on those evil Covies. I donít doubt that will be fun, and exactly how Bungie hoped we would play their game.

I share Codyís hope for what Bungie does next; Bungie has always seemed to make fun their prime directive, and my fingers are crossed. Thanks, Cody, for reminding us of the ugly undertones at work here, and Iím going to try to be more conscious about whether Iím playing for completion or fun. More than ever, Iím hopeful for the latter.

Kermit

(One piece of good news is that, except for security helmet, which I'll never have, I have the armor I like right now, thank you.)


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On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeCody Miller 12/13/10 2:12 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeZackDark 12/13/10 2:28 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's Timeelessar787 12/13/10 2:36 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeWayward Spleenô 12/13/10 2:38 p.m.
           Exactly what you saidGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 2:47 p.m.
                 Re: Exactly what you saidCody Miller 12/13/10 2:53 p.m.
                       Re: Exactly what you saidbluerunner 12/13/10 3:04 p.m.
                       Re: Exactly what you saidGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 3:05 p.m.
                             Re: Exactly what you saidCody Miller 12/13/10 3:27 p.m.
                                   Re: Exactly what you saidGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 3:31 p.m.
                                   Here I still disagree. But not as much as before.munky-058 12/13/10 5:24 p.m.
                                         Re: Here I still disagree. But not as much as befoCody Miller 12/13/10 5:32 p.m.
                 Re: Exactly what you saidSonofMacPhisto 12/13/10 3:00 p.m.
                       Re: Exactly what you saidGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 3:02 p.m.
                             The worst part of the system?Wayward Spleenô 12/13/10 3:14 p.m.
                             Re: Exactly what you saidRC Master 12/13/10 3:56 p.m.
                 Re: Exactly what you saidWayward Spleenô 12/13/10 3:09 p.m.
           Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeCody Miller 12/13/10 2:50 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 2:48 p.m.
           Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 2:49 p.m.
                 Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 2:57 p.m.
                       Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 3:00 p.m.
                             Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 3:07 p.m.
                                   Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 3:09 p.m.
                                         Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 3:13 p.m.
                                               Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeZackDark 12/13/10 3:17 p.m.
                                                     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 3:24 p.m.
                                                           Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeZackDark 12/13/10 3:30 p.m.
                                               Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeCody Miller 12/13/10 3:21 p.m.
                                                     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 3:27 p.m.
                                                           Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimecheapLEY 12/13/10 5:00 p.m.
                                                                 Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeLouis Wu 12/13/10 5:02 p.m.
                                                                       Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeCody Miller 12/13/10 5:10 p.m.
                                                                             Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeThorsHammer 12/13/10 7:01 p.m.
                                                                 Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/14/10 3:28 p.m.
                                                                       Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeCody Miller 12/14/10 3:40 p.m.
                                   Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeZackDark 12/13/10 3:14 p.m.
                                   I've got something the covenant can smoke...bluerunner 12/13/10 3:20 p.m.
                                   Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeSonofMacPhisto 12/13/10 3:28 p.m.
                                         Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 4:00 p.m.
                                               Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeSonofMacPhisto 12/13/10 4:38 p.m.
                                   Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeKermit 12/13/10 8:03 p.m.
                                         Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeRC Master 12/13/10 8:36 p.m.
                                               Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeKermit 12/13/10 8:45 p.m.
                             Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeWayward Spleenô 12/13/10 3:18 p.m.
                                   Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeBeckx 12/13/10 3:26 p.m.
     Here's an odd notionGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 3:20 p.m.
           Re: Here's an odd notionZackDark 12/13/10 3:25 p.m.
           Re: Here's an odd notionManKitten 12/13/10 4:37 p.m.
           Re: Here's an odd notionRC Master 12/13/10 4:43 p.m.
           Here's an odder notionThorsHammer 12/13/10 7:20 p.m.
                 Re: Here's an odder notionGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 7:21 p.m.
                 Re: Here's an odder notionRC Master 12/13/10 8:17 p.m.
                 Re: Here's an odder notionCody Miller 12/14/10 2:01 p.m.
     Your opinion.munky-058 12/13/10 3:47 p.m.
           Re: Your opinion.Kermit 12/13/10 3:58 p.m.
           I agree with you and CodyManKitten 12/13/10 4:08 p.m.
                 Re: I agree with you and CodyBeckx 12/13/10 4:33 p.m.
                       Re: I agree with you and CodyManKitten 12/13/10 4:45 p.m.
                 I've always been supportive of honorable gameplay.munky-058 12/13/10 5:09 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeChrisTheeCrappy 12/13/10 4:27 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeKalamariKidd 12/13/10 5:19 p.m.
           Excuse me!?RC Master 12/13/10 7:58 p.m.
                 Re: Excuse me!?Beckx 12/13/10 8:33 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeWurny 12/13/10 5:43 p.m.
     You know, you're kinda lucky Cody...RC Master 12/13/10 7:52 p.m.
           oh yeah... ^ *long* *NM*RC Master 12/13/10 8:18 p.m.
           Love this post!Kermit 12/13/10 8:21 p.m.
                 Re: Love this post!General Battuta 12/13/10 8:55 p.m.
                       Re: Love this post!Kermit 12/13/10 9:29 p.m.
                 Re: Love this post!Bernard Strauss 12/14/10 10:50 a.m.
                       Re: Love this post!Kermit 12/14/10 1:02 p.m.
           Re: You know, you're kinda lucky Cody...Cody Miller 12/13/10 8:47 p.m.
                 Re: You know, you're kinda lucky Cody...RC Master 12/13/10 10:31 p.m.
     Fantastic..c0ld vengeance 12/13/10 9:19 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeRagashingo 12/13/10 9:19 p.m.
           Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 9:22 p.m.
                 Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeRagashingo 12/13/10 9:34 p.m.
                       Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeGeneral Battuta 12/13/10 10:00 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeAzo 'Galvat 12/13/10 9:44 p.m.
           Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's Timekidtsunami 12/13/10 11:06 p.m.
     External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationDecommissioner 12/13/10 11:02 p.m.
           I pretty much agree.uberfoop 12/13/10 11:18 p.m.
           Re: External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationRC Master 12/14/10 7:21 a.m.
                 Re: External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationDecommissioner 12/14/10 10:58 a.m.
                       Re: External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationRC Master 12/14/10 12:49 p.m.
                             Re: External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationDecommissioner 12/14/10 3:47 p.m.
                                   Re: External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationRC Master 12/17/10 4:49 a.m.
                                         Re: External Rewards on Intrinsic MotivationDecommissioner 12/17/10 2:36 p.m.
     Two Words: Skinner Box *NM*The Loot 12/14/10 12:10 a.m.
     Campaigns are the classic reward systemRC Master 12/14/10 7:08 a.m.
     Very nicely written, Cody.yakaman 12/14/10 1:16 p.m.
     How Oddly Relevant...Bones153 12/14/10 3:13 p.m.
           Re: How Oddly Relevant...SonofMacPhisto 12/14/10 3:44 p.m.
     Re: On Bungie and the Value of the Player's TimeNotTheVacuum 12/15/10 10:41 a.m.



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