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2013-03-20 12:50:21 AM  

razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?


They encourage it in WoW.

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2013-03-20 12:56:41 AM  
Story keeps moving up in the tab, stealth sponsored link?  Cuz I ain't clicking on Kotaku.
 
2013-03-20 12:58:21 AM  
yeah, but the don't play FPS or RTS because you can't play dress up with magic spells.
 
2013-03-20 01:17:58 AM  
I remember a friend's girlfriend characterizing Diablo 2 as "Fashion accessorizing for boys". I still get a chuckle out of that even today.

Also, can I just play video games without having to justify it as being "art" or "not just for children" or "not just for males"? Some people have a real political bent when it comes to games and it is pretty much the antithesis of fun.
 
2013-03-20 01:28:01 AM  

spamdog: I remember a friend's girlfriend characterizing Diablo 2 as "Fashion accessorizing for boys". I still get a chuckle out of that even today.


No, that's Team Fortress 2.

/hats
//HAAATTTTSSS
 
2013-03-20 01:37:52 AM  

Geotpf: Team Fortress 2.


How anyone still plays that, I don't know.
 
2013-03-20 01:44:17 AM  

Geotpf: spamdog: I remember a friend's girlfriend characterizing Diablo 2 as "Fashion accessorizing for boys". I still get a chuckle out of that even today.

No, that's Team Fortress 2.

/hats
//HAAATTTTSSS


That feel when you played Rockband until your eyes glazed over so you could complete your guitarists outfit.
 
2013-03-20 01:52:08 AM  

razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?


Well... once I found the female Forsworn armor, there was no need to wear anything else ever again.
/Which reminds me, I should GIS some cosplay
 
2013-03-20 01:54:24 AM  
As someone who has been playing video games since I could crawl, I feel like I should care about this story. I've got two nieces that play games, as well as multiple female friends. It's just old news.
 
2013-03-20 03:05:45 AM  

Cyno01: razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?

They encourage it in WoW.

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Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?
 
2013-03-20 03:39:42 AM  

razyjean: Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?


It's useful in WoW.  Let's you cook food that, as long as you eat it for long enough(like 15 seconds usually) it gives you a buff of some kind that lasts an hour.  It's not required by a long shot, but it does help.

There's a small handful of women in my wow guild.  I only really get along with one of them.

/doesn't have much to add
 
2013-03-20 03:52:49 AM  

razyjean: Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?


Depends on the game, though many do have the options.  I can't recall rightly for WoW though, someone else will have to field that.  I think Dev's over all are realizing that some people like it, but others hate having to do gathering and crafting to get what they want.  It's often overcome with auction houses, or being completely not needed but included for people who dig it for it's own sake.

Typically, food is more or less useless compared to potions in normal game play.  I've never been tempted to play "hardcore" where I have to eat and drink to survive(New Vegas had that...doesn't sound fun), but that's usually not within the scope of mmo's either.

Guild Wars 2 made food more of a buff item(+ magic find, and various stat/skill buffs).  Not sure it's worth tedious craft grinding though.

I tend to skip all crafting if able.  A guy can farm for drops, vendor the crap and sell good stuff in auction houses and buy what he needs in a LOT less time.  That goes for most mmo's I've played anyhow.  Never had currency be a big issue in such games.
 
2013-03-20 04:07:33 AM  

Scruffinator: razyjean: Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?

It's useful in WoW.  Let's you cook food that, as long as you eat it for long enough(like 15 seconds usually) it gives you a buff of some kind that lasts an hour.  It's not required by a long shot, but it does help.

There's a small handful of women in my wow guild.  I only really get along with one of them.

/doesn't have much to add


WoW has a wide variety of cooking recipes, too.  You can fish (and grow crops now, in Mists of Pandaria), so ingredients are pretty easy to come by.  WoW has a whole lot of things you can do for fun besides killing monsters and visiting dungeons.

/Played a damned good cleric in EverQuest.  A female gamer friend of mine (not a grrl) who also played EQ jokes that it was like the Harvard of MMOs because grouping skills were so crucial and each group member had to be good at their role.  She and I have played several other MMOs together since then including WoW, and when we've grouped with other people we would get complimented on how well we functioned as part of a group.
 
2013-03-20 05:18:01 AM  
Thats funny.
My was our MT and I healed until joint issues made sitting and button mashing for extended periods just to painful.
Sucks because she actually loved progression raiding but didn't want to raid once I stopped.
 
2013-03-20 05:19:43 AM  
My wife*

Damn, time to put the Maker's down for the evening.
 
2013-03-20 05:23:01 AM  
The 3 women in my EVE Corp are ruthless biatches. We love them.
 
2013-03-20 11:39:12 AM  

omeganuepsilon: razyjean: Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?

Depends on the game, though many do have the options.  I can't recall rightly for WoW though, someone else will have to field that.  I think Dev's over all are realizing that some people like it, but others hate having to do gathering and crafting to get what they want.  It's often overcome with auction houses, or being completely not needed but included for people who dig it for it's own sake.

Typically, food is more or less useless compared to potions in normal game play.  I've never been tempted to play "hardcore" where I have to eat and drink to survive(New Vegas had that...doesn't sound fun), but that's usually not within the scope of mmo's either.

Guild Wars 2 made food more of a buff item(+ magic find, and various stat/skill buffs).  Not sure it's worth tedious craft grinding though.

I tend to skip all crafting if able.  A guy can farm for drops, vendor the crap and sell good stuff in auction houses and buy what he needs in a LOT less time.  That goes for most mmo's I've played anyhow.  Never had currency be a big issue in such games.


They made it easier to level cooking in WoW by adding a catch up mechanic needing materials that can be purchased for a few gold up to a certain level, eventually emptying into current-level cooking. Afterward, you can put the time in to get up to max cooking for 300 stat foods or just stay at the barebones level and get 250 stats, it's not too big a deal. There's also feasts that give up to 275 stats that feed multiple people, so one person in your guild could potentially provide stat buffs for everyone with relatively minor input on their own part. I haven't actively farmed for ingredients since I took the time to level up my cooking (all 6 [!] branches of it) and I've still got feasts I'm trying to get rid of from 3 months ago. As for people using the auction house to skip professions, that's a definite thing. I get a few 300 stat foods from free daily food bags which I hold onto some for guildmates who want it, but sell most of it for decent prices. Not bad for the only effort being remembering to click an item in my bags once a day.
 
2013-03-21 01:00:05 AM  

razyjean: Cyno01: razyjean: omeganuepsilon: LostInTO: My daughter loves to play Skyrim, although she plays it somewhat differently than I do.  I look at my armor stats, and figure out which armor is the best, and wear that.  Find better armor, wear it, sell the old armor.  She keeps multiple outfits in her inventory, and changes her characters clothes depending upon the circumstances.  Goes into town, puts on a nice outfit, Goes to a dungeon, and realizes she still wearing a dress and has to change clothes during combat...It's likes Barbies with swords for her.

I do that in Skyrim just so I can laugh at myself for playing like a kid.  Wore the cooks outfit for the entire assassin's guild mission where you pretended to be a famous cook to assassinate the...well, no spoilers, but you get the idea.

Then again, I used to pen and paper role play, so getting into character can be fun, if ridiculous.

I don't understand.  You mean, there are people that DON'T wear a chef outfit for that?  Where's the fun in that?

They encourage it in WoW.

[i.imgur.com image 301x148] [i.imgur.com image 333x249]
  [i.imgur.com image 335x285] [i.imgur.com image 330x280]

Nice!

I don't play MMOs (I know better; no one would ever see me again).  Is Cooking a useful skill, or is that the kind of stuff you just carry around until you use it for one miscellaneous quest, then sell?



Cooking was awesome in Star Wars Galaxies.

SWG had possibly the best trade/crafts and resource set up in any MMO ever.

You actually had to find resources and track them down rather than going to the same place time and time again. Some resources would spawn for weeks while others would spawn for a few hours.

Even the resource gathering mini game was pretty awesome. It was truly a game where you could be a Luke Skywalker type or a Moisture farmer making billions in credits gathering and selling resources.
 
2013-03-21 12:30:01 PM  
Water wet, as a short male I have fewer dating opportunities and fewer career opportunities.
 
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