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What kind of (FPS) gamer are you?
November 25th 2005, 10:58 CET by Gunp01nt

Are you a dedicated gamer? A graphics whore? Obsessed with winning? Or pherhaps Joe Compaq? Do this test to find out what kind of (FPS) gamer you are! While this test leans strongly towards FPS games on the PC, other gamers can do this test as well!

Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:
a) Tweak the graphics settings
b) Adjust the controls scheme
c) Click 'New game'
d) Look up cheat codes

Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?
a) Easy. I want a game, not a chore
b) Medium. Because what's a game without a little challenge?
c) Hard. Otherwise my perfectly honed CS skills could go blunt

Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:
a) Lower the graphics settings to make the game as playable as possible
b) Keep the graphics settings at max, cause that's what you bought the game for in the first place

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):
a) Smoke 'em if you got em
b) Better save up, I might need them later on (and end up finishing the game with a packed inventory)

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:
a) Adjust the difficulty setting
b) Look up cheat codes
c) Keep trying new approaches until you get it right
d) Uninstall the game and return it

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?
a) Yeah, to the point of actually being afraid to go into the next area
b) Naw, they're just games
c) Firing a rocket launcher in a game actually makes me feel badass
d) I fell in love with the female protagonist. I think she likes me too.

Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?
a) How can you have fun if you aren't winning?
b) It's only realistic for a toughass space marine to have an occasional bad day
c) I keep throwing grenades and rockets all over the place, often killing myself! WOOHOOOHOHOOHOOO!! Also, I jump into deep, dark gorges just to see what the crushing-into-ground animation looks like!

Question 8: Do you prefer:
a) Scary games that impose a sense of desperation, fear and humbleness
b) Cool games that make you feel indestructible and capable of anything
c) Games that are realistic / down-to-earth so I can better put myself in whatever role I'm playing

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?
a) I obsessively finish every game I play, because I paid good money for it
b) I will play a game to the end, unless it's really bad/boring/annoying
c) Usually I lose interest after 2 hours
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#1 by G-Man
2005-11-25 11:17:12
1: a, then b, then c. Pretty much never d.
2: b, but sometimes c.
3: b
4: b
5: c
6: This question is too stupid to answer
7: See above. Did you run out of ideas or what?
8: All of the above - but a, if I had to choose.
9: a
#2 by E-ph0nk
2005-11-25 11:51:27
http://www.electrophonk.be
Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:
a) Tweak the graphics settings
c) Click 'New game'

Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?
a) Easy. I want a game, not a chore

Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:
b) Keep the graphics settings at max, cause that's what you bought the game for in the first place

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):
a) Smoke 'em if you got em

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:
c) Keep trying new approaches until you get it right

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?
a) Yeah, to the point of actually being afraid to go into the next area

Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?
a) How can you have fun if you aren't winning?
AND - for the experience & fun

Question 8: Do you prefer:
a) Scary games that impose a sense of desperation, fear and humbleness

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?
c) Usually I lose interest after 2 hours

#3 by Eric T. Cheng
2005-11-25 12:21:59
erictcheng@hotmail.com
Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:
a), b) and then c)

Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?
b)

Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:
a)

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):
b)

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:
c)

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?
a)

Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?
a)

Question 8: Do you prefer:
c)

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?
b)

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#4 by Gunp01nt
2005-11-25 12:23:08
supersimon33@hotmail.com
W00t! Finally!

G-Man:
6: This question is too stupid to answer
7: See above. Did you run out of ideas or what?


I don't see you submitting topics to try and breathe some life into this place again.
Though I do admit some questions and choices are poorly worded or too narrow.



My own answers:

Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:
a) Tweak the graphics settings
b) Adjust the controls scheme
c) Click 'New game'
d) Look up cheat codes

(in that order)

Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?
b) Medium. Because what's a game without a little challenge?
Obviously I like to win through the game eventually, but if I get through half the game without ever having been in a dire situation, I get bored.

Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:
b) Keep the graphics settings at max, cause that's what you bought the game for in the first place
Actually, my own answer would be a compromise between A and B. On newer games I have to turn down the graphics quality quite a bit, but I'll take slightly choppy gameplay over an ugly world.

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):
b) Better save up, I might need them later on (and end up finishing the game with a packed inventory)
Funny how you always think: "What if I'm gonna run into some big monster/dangerous enemy around the corner?" and when you eventually do run into a big dangerous enemy monster, you think: "But what if there's a bigger and more dangerous enemy monster around the next corner? With no pickup points in between?"

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:
b) Look up cheat codes
c) Keep trying new approaches until you get it right
It's C as long as it's a challenge. If it's clearly an inescapable situation (like, you quicksaved on low health thinking you'd run into a health kit soon, but instead you run into a squad of enemies and you can't revert back to your older saves) I'll gladly use cheat codes.

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?
a) Yeah, to the point of actually being afraid to go into the next area
Obviously it depends on whether the game is immersive to begin with, but if it has any bit of atmosphere, I tend to find myself enveloped with it.

Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?
b) It's only realistic for a toughass space marine to have an occasional bad day
I like the escapismic factor of games. Placing myself in another time, place, occupation and/or person is an entertaining experience in itself.

Question 8: Do you prefer:
a) Scary games that impose a sense of desperation, fear and humbleness
Because it makes whatever enemies you face more impressive, and thus the sense of accomplishment when you kill them is bigger.

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?
b) I will play a game to the end, unless it's really bad/boring/annoying
Even if a game makes me take breaks from it because I get annoyed or bored, I usually find myself going back to it later and making an effort to finish it. If I don't delete a game after several hours of playing, I'm probably going to finish it.

Well as you can see, there's a bitch in his way that he needs to move. Thus the term: "Move bitch, get out the way".
#5 by lwf
2005-11-25 12:41:25
HOW DO I CALCULATE MY SCORE?

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#6 by Gunp01nt
2005-11-25 13:43:25
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Heh. Originally I meant to do the score thing, but I ran out of inspiration/desire to waste time.

Well as you can see, there's a bitch in his way that he needs to move. Thus the term: "Move bitch, get out the way".
#7 by Gunp01nt
2005-11-25 13:43:56
supersimon33@hotmail.com
In other words, it's a self-reflection test. Answering these questions will teach you more about yourself.

Well as you can see, there's a bitch in his way that he needs to move. Thus the term: "Move bitch, get out the way".
#8 by E-ph0nk
2005-11-25 13:52:04
http://www.electrophonk.be
That I rather play mario kart DS then yet anoter fps?

#9 by bishop
2005-11-25 13:59:13
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
eh, I didn't like your questionaire style, as none of the questions or answers are anything like my mindset at all, and have little to do with playing style anyways.

In short, LOSE!
#10 by Wudi
2005-11-25 14:14:04
You forgot

Question 0: All games are pong?:
a) Yes (skip all other questions and hand in your test).
b) No.

Inverted Mouse 4 Life, YO!
#11 by deadlock
2005-11-25 14:16:42
http://www.deadlocked.org/
Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:

c) Click 'New game'

Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?

b) Medium. Because what's a game without a little challenge?

Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:

c) Somewhere in between the choices that you actually gave - I tweak so that it's playable while still looking cool.

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):

b) Better save up, I might need them later on (and end up finishing the game with a packed inventory)

I actually had a load of Quad-damage power-ups by the time I got to the Makron in Quake 2. Made the final fight a bit of a cakewalk because I had also avoided using the BFG just in case.

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:

c) Keep trying new approaches until you get it right

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?

a) Yeah, to the point of actually being afraid to go into the next area

I actually posted here asking how long Ravenholm lasted because I wanted to know how long I'd be shitting myself for.

Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?

To have fun basically; 'experience' is sometimes a good reason but if a game is a good 'experience' it's generally because it is fun in some (significant) respect. So, still fun.

Question 8: Do you prefer:

Somewhere in the middle of all of the options you listed.

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?

b) I will play a game to the end, unless it's really bad/boring/annoying

Crapfeed. Some git hacked my server so I'm rebuilding. Woe is me!
#12 by m0nty
2005-11-25 14:46:49
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
1: c
2: b
3: start with b, then switch to a
4: b
5: C
6: b
7: a
8: c
9: b
#13 by LPMiller
2005-11-25 15:19:33
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I don't do tests.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."
#14 by anaqer
2005-11-25 15:31:27
A census taker once tried to test me.

"There's no place like home."
#15 by Hugin
2005-11-25 15:33:09
lmccain@nber.org
Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:

I generally just click "new game".  I will tweak graphics settings if, after playing a bit the default seems unreasonably choppy or unreasonably ugly. I often find myself fussing with gamma, for whatever reason (my monitors, my vidcard, my eyes), many games are too dark at default.  I almost never look up cheat codes, unless I'm horribly, horribly stuck, and often that leads to an uninstall instead.


Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?

a) Easy. I want a game, not a chore.  If it's an FPS, easy, definitely. For strategy games, I may crank the difficulty up some.


Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:

I will generally lean slightly towards pretty over fast.  Usually this means that if I have to sacrifice graphics, I'll turn off "bloom" and AA, which I feel offer relatively low benefit for the hit they impose on the GPU/CPU, but keep good textures/shaders/particle effects.  

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):

I tend to end games with a packed inventory.  I generally find that in 90 percent of games, niche powerups (status affecting powerups) don't offer enough benefit to bother futzing with.  So I ignore them, and stick to basic ammo/health.  I almost never use grenades either, unless they're the alt-fire on a weapon I'm already carrying.

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:

Depends on if I can figure out why I'm dying.  If I think a better strategy will do it, i'll keep plugging away.  If I think it's just cheap AI, I'll keep trying, but the frustration will mount much faster.  Uninstalls will probably happen sooner than cheat codes.  I honestly am not sure if I've ever invoked God Mode or whatever in a game.  I've used level skip to get past showstopper/save corrupting level bugs in a few games.

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?

Depends on the game.  I'll tend to get sucked into a really well realized world.  But only if the world resonates with me.  Bad/illogical worldbuilding will kill a game for me, even if it doesn't affect gameplay.  Atmospheric games are tough, especially horror.  Horror rarely interests or sucks me in.  FPS makers looove horror. Sigh.


Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?
 
Depends on the game.  Basically I'm there to have fun.  Some games may have features I'm interested in investigating, even if the game itself isn't so interesting to me (a good example was Red Faction's Geomod).  "Winning" is of little consequence.  Many games are too long, and I won't be very motivated to finish them anyway.

Question 8: Do you prefer:

Feeling badass is generally better than feeling scared or humble.  But a lot of FPSs have such a cheesy/juvenile aesthetic, that can be tricky.  I want to feel badass, not a 13 year old's impression of badass (usually).

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?


It's very rare that I'll finish an FPS.  They're generally just not interesting enough to sustain their own game length.
#16 by Child Molesting Faggot
2005-11-25 15:44:26
a: 7
b: 9
3: 51 then D
d: 11 but sometimes C
#17 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 16:32:23
1. b (only if games decide to use some lame ass setup), a, c, d

2. a sometimes b

3. I don't ususally buy stuff like that, but if I do, then a

4. b

5. b or d (assuming any place will actually let you return games)

6. b

7. c, definately

8. b

9. none of the above. If it doesn't grab me in 15 minutes, I lose interest (thanks, pop culture!)

Aeternum vale
#18 by jjohnsen
2005-11-25 17:13:12
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I'll answer in a minute, but I have a question.  Staples has the 19 inch Samsung 914v lcd on sale for a couple of hours for $299.  I can't seem to find our discussion on lcd's.  Is that a good one?

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#19 by anaqer
2005-11-25 17:17:11
No DVI? Forget it.

"There's no place like home."
#20 by jjohnsen
2005-11-25 17:23:17
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Really, thats going to make a difference?

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#21 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 17:24:24
DVI is overrated.


(I only say that because mine doesn't have DVI).

Aeternum vale
#22 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 17:25:29
jjohnsen. About the same difference between a 128k mp3 and a 320k one. Sure, there's a difference, and if you try really hard, you can even see it. But for the most part, not really.

Aeternum vale
#23 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 17:28:07
Actually, scratch that. Apparently, it's a cardinal sin to buy an LCD monitor without a dvi hookup. Or something.

Aeternum vale
#24 by anaqer
2005-11-25 17:36:31
To clarify - I couldn't get more than just barely acceptable picture out of my 172x on D-SUB, and had to use the autoadjust function many times a day to even keep that result. It was a big difference for me, more like 64 vs 320 kbps. YMM, of course, V.

"There's no place like home."
#25 by jjohnsen
2005-11-25 18:22:49
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Oh, well.  By the time i got there they were long gone anyway.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#26 by Greg
2005-11-25 18:34:25
DVI is awesome.

こんにちは
#27 by Child Molesting Faggot
2005-11-25 18:38:00
DKI is awesome.


fixed
#28 by deadlock
2005-11-25 18:40:08
http://www.deadlocked.org/
So awesome, in fact, that he keeps losing his password.

Crapfeed. Some git hacked my server so I'm rebuilding. Woe is me!
#29 by Penguinx
2005-11-25 18:40:46
Question 1:
a) Tweak the graphics settings

Question 2:
a) Easy. I want a game, not a chore

Question 3:
a) Lower the graphics settings to make the game as playable as possible

Question 4:
b) Better save up, I might need them later on (and end up finishing the game with a packed inventory)

Question 5:
c) Keep trying new approaches until you get it right

Question 6:
b) Naw, they're just games

Question 7:
c) I keep throwing grenades and rockets all over the place, often killing myself! WOOHOOOHOHOOHOOO!! Also, I jump into deep, dark gorges just to see what the crushing-into-ground animation looks like!

Question 8:
b) Cool games that make you feel indestructible and capable of anything

Question 9:
c) Usually I lose interest after 2 hours

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
#30 by jjohnsen
2005-11-25 18:43:22
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Question 1: After installing the game and firing it up for the first time, do you:

I always tweak the controls slightly.  I've always changed the secondary fire and crouch buttons for some reason.  Some game early in my FPS life must have had the setup and so now I alway use s for crouch and alt for secondary fire.

Question 2: When playing the single player portion of a game for the first time, what difficulty do you choose?

Medium for me.  And I love the fact now that alot of games let you tweak this setting anywhere in the game.  Some spots I just want to run through after dying 10 times.

Question 3: You've bought a new game that's graphically revolutionary, but your PC is rather outdated. Do you:

I will lower the settings a litte, I want it playable no matter what.  

Question 4: Inventory pickups (usable items like medkits, grenades, mines, speed boosts):

I always end up saving this crap, for some boss that I know I won't be able to kill with anything else.  And other than KOTOR, I can't remember a time that this has actually been necessary.

Question 5: You had to replay a firefight three times because you kept dying. Do you:

It will probably take more like 5 times, but I'll adjust the settings if it's possible, or put on God mode.

Question 6: Do you often get deeply immersed in games?

Occasionally.  HL2, FEAR a little bit.  Not usually though.  I'm normally not playing for more than an hour at a time.

Question 7: Do you play games to have fun, for the experience, or to win?

To have fun, but sometimes I feel like I have to finish it no matter what, this usually pisses me off.

Question 8: Do you prefer:
a) Scary games that impose a sense of desperation, fear and humbleness
b) Cool games that make you feel indestructible and capable of anything
c) Games that are realistic / down-to-earth so I can better put myself in whatever role I'm playing

I like all of these.

Question 9: Do you (attempt to) finish every game you play, even if it's rather mediocre?
I get obsessive sometimes.  And when I start a game I have no idea which ones will be the obsessed-over games.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#31 by Anonymous
2005-11-25 18:48:46
DVI is a must on a LCD. LCD panels without DVI are made to suck!

#32 by Child Molesting Faggot
2005-11-25 18:57:38
DKI is a must on planetcrap. planetcrap without DKI is made to suck!


fixed
#33 by wingwalker
2005-11-25 19:03:10
DKI is made to suck!

fixed
#34 by wingwalker
2005-11-25 19:06:49
No answers. Never played a game in my life save for that horrible ping pong stuff at the turn of the century.
#35 by Child Molesting Faggot
2005-11-25 19:09:10
DKI is made to rock!  also i can fit 13 asian children in my vagina


fixed
#36 by jjohnsen
2005-11-25 19:09:48
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Wait, tell me again how you ended up here?

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#37 by schnee
2005-11-25 19:12:19
david@snowdesign.com
She loves the negative attention?

#38 by anaqer
2005-11-25 19:17:09
wingwalker,

FOR THE LOVE OF GOT PLEASE FIX your avatar (x10)

"There's no place like home."
#39 by Anonymous
2005-11-25 19:20:40
Stop flooding!

#40 by Shadarr
2005-11-25 19:26:02
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
FOR THE LOVE OF GOT PLEASE FIX your avatar (x10)

There are two T's in gott you stupid fucking foreigner.

I hate my life and I want to die.
#41 by anaqer
2005-11-25 19:28:21
There are two T's in gott you stupid fucking foreigner.

Go talk to Charles about that.

"There's no place like home."
#42 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 19:34:49
DVI is a must on a LCD. LCD panels without DVI are made to suck!

My monitor most definately does not suck. I cry when I think of how much better it would be with a DVI connection. Then I realize: I just don't care.

Aeternum vale
#43 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 19:40:26
ET tonight?

Aeternum vale
#44 by Child Molesting Faggot
2005-11-25 19:42:47
My monitor most definately does not suck. I cry when I think of how much better it would be with one of DKI's posts on the screen.


fixed
#45 by anaqer
2005-11-25 20:06:41
Go talk to Charles about that.

And, apparently, Bailey as well.

"There's no place like home."
#46 by Shadarr
2005-11-25 20:07:36
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Go talk to Charles about that.

If you're going to use a Baileyism, use a Baileyism.  Don't use a Chinese knock-off of a Baileyism.

I hate my life and I want to die.
#47 by G-Man
2005-11-25 20:58:13
I don't think there is a single FPS I haven't finished once I have started playing it. Even Blood 2, Mortyr, MOH: Breakthrough (on Hard) etc. The reason is usually that they are so easy to just plow through. And I inevitably crave a FPS because they let me game when I don't feel like "thinking" or "working" too much. Like listening to metal versus something more cerebral. To me a RTS or CRPG is the exact opposite of the experience offered by most FPSs.
#48 by E-ph0nk
2005-11-25 21:03:17
http://www.electrophonk.be
If anybody wants to play mariokart:ds sometimes: my friend code is 455326-561323

#49 by anaqer
2005-11-25 21:03:25
[unclosething]Blood 2 is one of my guilty pleasures.[/unclosething]

"There's no place like home."
#50 by Squeaky
2005-11-25 21:14:32
E-phonk: not until after christmas for me.

Aeternum vale
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