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Author Topic: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever  (Read 68674 times)

GenJeFT

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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2012, 04:22:30 pm »

As to winning, I don't like games where you can win as much anymore... It kind of feels like getting to the end of a book. Dwarf Fortress is like a book that just keeps on writing itself for as long as you can manage to keep reading.

The never ending story in video game form :)
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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2012, 04:25:33 pm »

I like games that have stories.
I also like games that generate stories.
My last adventurer was a mage who killed every other wizard on the planet.
You generate your own win screen.
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2012, 04:30:49 pm »

Honestly, I've never had too many problems explaining to people that you can't "win," unless they're really out of the video game loop. The concept of a "sandbox" is pretty well known.

Recently, though, I've been modding enough that my roommate's been giving me hell:

"Do you ever actually... play the game? Or just edit text?"
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2012, 04:37:49 pm »

Some people are unable to recognize the diffrence between a game and real life. My girlfriend got upset when I butchered kittens and puppies. Then again shes a vegetarian and Im not.

I can never quite understand this.  I'm very much vegan and all for animal rights, but you can bet your ass I'm stuffing every kitten and puppy into a single cage and buying out caravans with my master quality roasts from thier adorable hides when I play DF. 

Also, to everyone talking about "winning" ... just compare it to sandbox mode in SimCity? 
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2012, 05:41:41 pm »

I explained this game one time to my sister and her boyfriend. They weren't too interested. A year later, I'm talking about it again. "Oh, yeah. That game where you drown people to steal their stuff?" he says. Yeah. That's about all they took away from it. Not bad, but it could be better.
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2012, 05:45:59 pm »

My entire class being horrified when I discussed atomsmashing a family of useless migrants. The looks on their faces were priceless.

Kodkod prefers the fairer sex. Wouldn't have anything to do with the bearded menace.
This is why I say fiancée instead of fiancé. Was it not clear?

Are any of the women who play DF, straight?
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2012, 05:48:35 pm »

My entire class being horrified when I discussed atomsmashing a family of useless migrants. The looks on their faces were priceless.

Kodkod prefers the fairer sex. Wouldn't have anything to do with the bearded menace.
This is why I say fiancée instead of fiancé. Was it not clear?

Are any of the women who play DF, straight?

That... Fire something... Girl just mentioned her boyfriend, so maybe ;)

Wait... Didn't say she was a she, mighta been a guy, lol...
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2012, 05:50:02 pm »

I've seen a few girls on these boards reference boyfriends. But it does seem like DF attracts a fairly high LGBT crowd for some reason. Or perhaps they're just more willing to admit it here?
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2012, 05:59:12 pm »

Are any of the women who play DF, straight?

I sure hope not.
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2012, 05:59:26 pm »

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Hmmm... Perhaps... Probably the second. After all, do we really care? If you hate elves, love magma and love !!SCIENCE!! you're immediately one of us - all of that aside. But let's not derail this thread. :P
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2012, 06:01:09 pm »

and here I was, dreaming to marry KodKod, oh well, a man can have nightmares

It might be hard to find another woman who is ok with butchering kittens though.
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2012, 06:01:31 pm »

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Hmmm... Perhaps... Probably the second. After all, do we really care? If you hate elves, love magma and love !!SCIENCE!! you're immediately one of us - all of that aside. But let's not derail this thread. :P

Well said ;-)

Back to the shocking reactions to puppy slaughter! :p
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2012, 06:05:57 pm »

He said: "So you can never win, and you play as some kind of demented psychopathic god?"

I said: "Yeah. Pretty much."

He said: "Link me."

Only played for a week or so though.
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« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2012, 06:27:10 pm »

Kodkod prefers the fairer sex. Wouldn't have anything to do with the bearded menace.

This is why I say fiancée instead of fiancé. Was it not clear?
Ah, I missed that extra 'e'. Gonna have to train my speed reading mode to pay attention to that word. My apologies for the mistake.
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Re: Greatest reactions to DF gameplay, ever
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2012, 06:29:21 pm »

Are any of the women who play DF, straight?

Yup, I am a girl who is straight and play DF. I've unsuccessfully tried to persuade my boyfriend to try DF. He doesn't really have that much spare time, so it's probably a good thing :P

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