Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:08 AM
The kind of gamer I am... Well, I usually prefer to check out the beautiful scenery and artwork in a game than rush through it. I like to submerge myself in the story and in the world.
The strong must rule if we are to survive.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:45 PM
In practice, powergaming doesn't mean you analyse every item you pick up or calculate which skill would be the best for a particular situation, because if you can't do the analysis fast enough, you end up losing time rather than gaining it, which is against the principle of powergaming. Analysing in itself is not powergaming; it's theorycrafting. Powergaming just applies the knowledge it provides into practice.
Powergaming and socializing are not exclusive. In fact, I'm socializing while powergaming by powergaming with my friends. It requires everyone to be working towards the same goal and to do it well. Good teamwork is a requirement for co-operative powergaming.
Powergaming doesn't necessarily mean playing as much as possible, although it's one of the aspects to it. I voted "All the way!" myself, too, but it's not really all the way. I still do other things than gaming as well. I also agree it's game specific. In singleplayer games, the goal is not to beat the game as fast as possible, but to enjoy playing it, so powergaming doesn't really apply there. There needs to be some kind of a competitive environment for it. In Diablo III, we're competing who has the best characters and who makes the most profit on the AH. And for some (not me), PvP later on.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:02 PM
In practice, in Diablo, i'll much preffere farming little really hard mobs (move up in difficulty asap) than farm many weak mobs though.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:50 PM
I will mainly be playing hardcore though, time spent theorycrafting can be a life saver
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