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Oct 31 2012, 4:52pm Anchor

Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering how people prefer to go about winning their games. Do you prefer single player or multiplayer games? Why? On multiplayer games, do you act as a team player and support the overall cause or do you tend to be a lone wolf and do things your way? Why?

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Oct 31 2012, 5:39pm Anchor

I prefer deep singleplayer or co-op, but if I can do well at the competitive than I'll play competitive. Almost always I either a front-runner or a support/medic. Usually I'm medic if I'm in a team, front-runner if alone. I also prefer coordinating and using voice chat.

If a singleplayer is relatively shallow (see: the Uncharted series) then I won't waste my time with it more than maybe replaying a good section or two. However, I've spent hundreds of hours playing Dead Space 2. Similarly sometimes I play co-op by myself, as is the case with Syndicate. Usually it's so rare to find regular players for it, I've ended up mastering it on my own.

Oct 31 2012, 7:15pm Anchor

I play single or multiplayer games depending on what mood I'm in. The last few weeks I've been playing World of Tanks, but I've gone back to Skyrim the past few days simply because I felt like it. As to whether I lone wolf or become a team player, it really depends on what game I'm playing at that moment in time. If it's a game that requires teamwork, then I play as a team; if not, then I usually lone wolf.

Oct 31 2012, 7:47pm Anchor

Kinda a combination really. I do everything to help the team, but I very rarely actually team up with other people on the team. Usually, if I do, it's because they're in a vehicle or an intense skirmish where another hand on deck would make things go along better (RPGs to suppress the other team, or taking the turret while someone else drives, that kind of stuff), but I'll usually just flit about killing and helping where I can.


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Oct 31 2012, 10:47pm Anchor

For me I hate working in teams because in my mindset if you need more than 1 person to win then your skill level is low.

Nov 1 2012, 2:54am Anchor

I personally like multiplayer when its cordinated and it feels like everyone is doing their part in the action, I hate when people just run around the map doing their own thing. When it's uncordinated like that I counldt care less if they were bots or human, because its not like they do anything different than the cpu anyway. I find it the most fulfilling when both teams are both cordinated and working together because it's more fulfilling whether you win or lose. Other than that I also enjoy deep single player RPG :)

Nov 1 2012, 3:40am Anchor

Any game were a players need to work together is great. I remember distinctly a css server mod were one player was invisible and fast and he had to infect other players around these pitch dark maps. The only way to see them was to shine your flash light on them or try and spot their shadow.

It was impossible to win on a 1v1 scenario as the soldier, this made players group up. Same goes for games like killing floor and NS2.


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Nov 1 2012, 4:33am Anchor

Depends on the game really.
Team Fortress 2 really needs team work go after the objectives. I try and initiate the attacks.

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Nov 1 2012, 4:34am Anchor

I play both single and multiplayer games. With the notable exception of Tribes (where teamwork is totally necessary), I tend to play 'lone wolf'. In games like Battlefield 1943, I'm often quite capable of winning the game by myself and ignoring the rest of my team.

Nov 1 2012, 5:28am Anchor

depends on the game... but Id have to say I am very good with team games. though Id have to play a game like l4d online with real players to know... perhaps .__.

May 31 2013, 9:02am Anchor

Eh, depends on the atmosphere. I do always take the role of a Tank, or a Juggernaut; a suppressive role. Am I a leader? No. I'm more of following tactics and keeping enemies in hiding. I never really find myself getting into tactics unless I constantly fail many times (like Halo's Mythic mode or realistic mode for Vegas 2). Then again, if I'm playing with a team I feel very reliable and it turns me to screw up, while playing as a lone wolf I don't have stress on keeping my team alive as all I depend on is myself. Hard to say, really. It is fun to play with a team whether A.I. or other players, but lone wolf is also just as fun.

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May 31 2013, 9:29am Anchor

I like co-op or single.

May 31 2013, 10:23am Anchor

Singleplayer for good stories, multiplayer when i just want to have fun with friends.

Jun 1 2013, 1:07am Anchor

Lone wolf unless I have friends worth collaborating with and a game with interesting goals.

Jun 1 2013, 3:53am Anchor

team team team <3 gotta love good teamplay

Jun 1 2013, 5:26am Anchor

lone wolf, I still want to see the cinematic videos/story if it's an good... multi is more insanely pressing the buttons, but can be fun if you know the people...

Jun 1 2013, 3:02pm Anchor

Lone wolf, but supportive.
In Planetside 2 I like to join a well organized squad, but instead of moving with them, I keep my distance and flank the enemy. Usually I snipe enemies over a distance of 200-600 meters from a concealed position.
In Blacklight Retribution I'm the typical lone wolf. All in for myself; though I jump in and help whenever I'm nearby and somebody is in need some.


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Jun 2 2013, 7:39pm Anchor

I'm usually a lone wolf except for cooperative play. I don't like being on a team in a player vs. player battle because I like to be in complete control of the match and because of all the extra pressure and frustration that teams can cause. DotA games are the most extreme example, if there's a weak link on the team or the team isn't communicating well, everyone gets mad. I do however enjoy teaming up for cooperative online play where it's just players against the AI, such as co-op campaigns or MMORPG group dungeons.

Jul 3 2013, 2:09am Anchor

Lone wolf. Most times when I try to support my team I am quickly reminded of how much mutliplayer gaming, and the "ethics" of team play, has devolved since my teenage years.... ahhh, the glory days of gaming... you are missed. LAN party anyone? Bring your 486's (complete with CRT monitors) and copies of Quake and Duke Nukem 3D.

Jul 3 2013, 11:41am Anchor

I lean more to be a lone wolf, but I love playing with friends and have a good laugh and helping each other out in various situations or lead them into hell and see if they can make it out alive.

Emorobotstudios, I agree, I miss the old days when you gathered with your computer and played for days. Remembering when my big brother had lan parties and I was promoted to play with them, great fun with Counter-Strike, the time before it got big.

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